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36 CRAZYFISTS: A Tale Of Misplaced Sewage

Pam Robinson, owner of several Houston-area clubs, recently spoke to HoustonPress.com about the time the singer from 36 CRAZYFISTS took a crap in one of their men's urinals. "My husband was going to kill him," she said. [Robinson's husband is about six-foot-four, 250 pounds, all muscle, and resembles one of the heavies in ...

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SCOTT WEILAND Gets 'Thumbs Up' From Judge

MTV.com is reporting that VELVET REVOLVER singer Scott Weiland got the thumbs-up from a judge presiding over his probation-status-report hearing Thursday (Oct. 7) in Pasadena, California. He's due back for another check-in on December 17, according to the Los Angeles district attorney's office. Weiland had pleaded no contest to the driving-under-the-influence-of-drugs charge in July, which ...

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METALLICA, VAN HALEN Concert Grosses Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert grosses, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: METALLICA, GODSMACK Venue: Bell Centre City/State: Montreal, Que. Date: Oct. 3-4, 2004 Gross Sales: $2,457,793 Attendance: 40,277 Capacity: 40,277 Shows: 2 Sell-Outs: 2 Prices: $75.65, $62.98, $39.21 Promoter: Gillett Entertainment Group/House of Blues Canada Artist/Event: VAN HALEN, ...

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FIREBALL MINISTRY Involved In Van Accident

FIREBALL MINISTRY were involved in an accident when their van collided with a deer last week. Fortunately, no one in the band suffered injuries in the early-morning incident, except for the deer, which, unfortunately, did not survive the crash. The group's van sustained two thousand dollars' worth of damage, forcing the band to borrow multiple ...

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GLENN HUGHES Records MOODY BLUES Cover

Vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes (ex-DEEP PURPLE, BLACK SABBATH), drummer Chad Smith (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS) and guitarist John Frusciante (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS) recently recorded a cover version of MOODY BLUES' "Nights In White Satin", according to a posting at GHPG.net. The recording, which is said to be feature one of Glenn's "greatest-ever" vocal performances, was ...

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VAN HALEN Frontman Builds Marketing Empire

AdAge.com reports: It's music industry lore and Hollywood movie cliche that rock stars fritter away their millions on partying and booze. Not so for rock veteran Sammy Hagar, who's actually bringing in money by turning what started, in his own words, as "a stupid rich-rock-star whim" into a growing multifaceted business. Clubs and tequila Mr. ...

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VAN HALEN, METALLICA Get Charitable

VAN HALEN and METALLICA are among the artists who have donated items to the upcoming Darrell Russell Memorial Auction, set to be held Saturday, Nov. 13, at the Hospitality Village at Pomona Raceway in Pomona, Calif. The auction, which will feature both silent and live formats, will entirely benefit the Darrell Russell Memorial Fund, established ...

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TWISTED SISTER Singer Schedules VAN HELSING'S CURSE Signing Session

TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider will be promoting his classical/rock music project, VAN HELSING'S CURSE, with a signing session at Halloween Scene, located at Palisades Center in West Nyack, NY on Sunday, October 3. More information is available at www.halloweenscene.com. VAN HELSING'S CURSE's debut album, "Oculus Infernum", released last Halloween through KOCH Records, ...

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VELVET REVOLVER: Management Shake-Up Leads To Split In Group's Ranks

The VELVET REVOLVER band appears to have been split into two camps following the group's decision to fire their management team, Immortal Entertainment, on Sept. 17. VELVET REVOLVER guitarist Slash will be managed by HK Management (Howard Kaufman) while the rest of the band is going with Irvin Azoff (VAN HALEN, CHRISTINA AGUILERA), informed sources ...

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VINCE NEIL Collaborates With DESMOND CHILD On New Solo Single

MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman Vince Neil has collaborated with songwriting legend Desmond Child (BON JOVI, AEROSMITH, RICKY MARTIN) on a new song called "Promise Me". A video for the track will be filmed during Neil's appearance at The Palms Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV on October 3. The free event, which will serve as ...

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GOD DETHRONED: Tour Dates Announced

Dutch death metallers GOD DETHRONED have lined up the following dates during November/December: Nov. 12 - Dortmund, GER @ WBZ Horde (Nothing for the Masses festival) Nov. 13 - Trier, GER @ Exhaus (w/ NASUM, SUFFOCATION) Nov. 26 - Groningen, NETH @ Vera Dec. 04 – Arnhem, NETH @ Metal Meeting (afternoon) (w/ ENTOMBED, SAMAEL, ...

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Female Metal Singers Spotlighted In New Book

Angela Gossow (ARCH ENEMY), Anneke van Giersbergen (THE GATHERING), Floor Jansen (AFTER FOREVER), Simone Simons (EPICA), Sarah Jezebel Deva (CRADLE OF FILTH, THERION, MORTIIS), Cristina Scabbia (LACUNA COIL), Liv Kristine Espenaes (LEAVES' EYES, ex-THEATRE OF TRAGEDY), Nienke de Jong (AUTUMN) and Sharon den Adel (WITHIN TEMPTATION) are among the female singers featured in the book ...

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VAN HALEN To Record New Studio Album?

According to a posting at MelodicRock.com, VAN HALEN drummer Alex Van Halen told radio station Q95 (Indianapolis) earlier this week that tentative plans exist for the group to record a new studio album in the near future. Current VAN HALEN rumors suggest a slew of tour dates outside the USA for 2005, including ...

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IMPERIA: Live Photos Posted Online

A bunch of high-quality photos of IMPERIA, the new band fronted by former TRAIL OF TEARS singer Helena Iren Michaelsen, performing at Aalst Rockt in Aalst, Belgium on September 18 have been posted online at Datapix-Designs.com. As previously reported, IMPERIA will release their debut album, "The Ancient Dance of Qetesh", in the Benelux ...

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GLENN HUGHES Films Video For 'Soul Mover'

Former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH singer Glenn Hughes was scheduled to shoot a video for his new song "Soul Mover" on Saturday (Sept. 18). Appearing in the video with Glenn are RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS drummer Chad Smith and ex-JANE'S ADDICTION/RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS guitarist Dave Navarro. "My understanding is that it will be for Europe ...

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VAN HALEN Bassist's Hot Sauce Burning Up The Competition

VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony's tongue-sizzling brand of hot sauce, Mad Anthony's Hot Sauce, recently burned up the competition at the 2005 Chile Pepper Magazine Fiery Food Challenge when it took second place in the "Hot Sauce - General" category, which has the most entries in the entire challenge. In addition, the as-yet-unannounced Mad Anthony's ...

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Former MÖTLEY CRÜE Manager To Auction Off Memorabilia

Backstage Auctions has just announced their next offering, "Mötley Crüe: The Early Years". Exclusively from the estate of CRÜE's first manager/producer, Allan Coffman, this auction includes historic collectibles such as recordings, videos, hand written lyrics, signed contracts, outtake photos, vinyl, handbills, and more. "Because these items are from the band's earliest days, when they were ...

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VAN HALEN: 'Best Of Both Worlds' Retrospective Certified Platinum

VAN HALEN's two-CD retrospective, "The Best of Both Worlds", has been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), signifying shipments of more than 1,000,000 units. A 36-track overview of more than 25 years of VAN HALEN recordings, "The Best Of Both Worlds" contains three brand-new recordings with VH's second singer, Sammy Hagar, ...

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FATES WARNING Singer Joins REDEMPTION

Sensory Records recording artists REDEMPTION have announced that Ray Alder, legendary vocalist of progressive metal icons FATES WARNING and of his solo project ENGINE, has become the group's new vocalist. He is currently recording vocal tracks for REDEMPTION's second CD, tentatively titled "The Fullness of Time", scheduled for release in early 2005. "I'm incredibly excited ...

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JERRY CANTRELL, BILLY DUFFY To Peform At SAMMY HAGAR's Birthday Bash

Former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell, former THE CULT guitarist Billy Duffy and VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony are among the artists scheduled to perform at Sammy Hagar's annual birthday celebration at his Cabo Wabo club in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, according to Billboard.com. The festivities begin with the Oct. 8-9 Cabo Wabo Meltdown, ...

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LACUNA COIL's SCABBIA Tops List Of Favorite Female Metal Singers

InsidePulse.com's Tom D'Errico and Gloomchen recently compiled a list of the top 10 female metal vocalists as part of the web site's "Opposing Elements" column. "Keeping with the theme of the column (Opposing Elements), we can't agree on everything," Tom writes. "So, while we each offered up three picks unopposed, we'll have to argue about ...

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