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Drummer: VAN HALEN To Begin Work On New Album

VAN HALEN drummer has tried to put rumors of the band's demise to rest, denying that internal tensions have taken their toll. Speaking to the Wichita Eagle, Alex said, "Our disagreements are about our music." The band plan to take a break after the tour and then enter the studio to begin work on a ...

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TAPROOT: 'Getting Back To A More Live, Raw Feel'

TAPROOT drummer Jarrod Montague has posted the following update on the group's official web site: "Well, I've been so busy with my stuff that I didn't have a chance to update you guys, but drum and bass trax are DONE! We moved into the studio on Oct. 17 and started going to work the next ...

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REDEMPTION To Begin Mixing New CD

Sensory Records recording artists REDEMPTION are going to be utilizing the servives of "an amazing producer" during the mixing process for their new album, tentatively titled "The Fullness of Time", according to a posting on their web site. "Got to keep in a secret for a few more weeks but Bernie [Versailles, guitar] and I ...

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SAMMY HAGAR: 'I Never Said I Was Quitting VAN HALEN'

VAN HALEN frontman Sammy Hagar has rejected Internet rumors that he is about to leave the band and re-focus all his time and effort on his solo career. Writing to his official web site, Sammy said, "Listen here, all these crazy rumors flying around cyberspace are that. Plain and simple, I never said I was ...

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SUN CAGED Guitarist Commences Work On New Solo Album

Guitarist Marcel Coenen of the Dutch progressive metallers SUN CAGED is currently working on a new solo album. "A few songs have been written already," reads a posting on the group's web site. "The album will be quite different from 'Guitartalk' since it will feature songs with vocals. The mix will be 50/50. Marcel found ...

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DEF LEPPARD Among Bands Featured In Q Magazine Special

The following message was posted at DEF LEPPARD's official web site: "Every now and then, British magazines Q and Mojo release specials dedicated to certain bands (THE BEATLES, PINK FLOYD), musical styles (punk, ska, 50 Years Of Rock & Roll), specific lists (100 Greatest Record Sleeves, 1001 Best Songs), and so on. The latest special ...

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NINE INCH NAILS: With Teeth

NINE INCH NAILS have apparently set "With Teeth" as the title of their new album, tentatively due in March 2005. The follow-up to 1999's "The Fragile", which previously carried the working title of "Bleedthrough", is currently being mixed with Alan Moulder (THE CURE, SMASHING PUMPKINS) and the final track listing is being discussed and determined, ...

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Former TESTAMENT Guitarist To Tour With TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA

Former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE guitarist Alex Skolnick will be performing with TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA (East) at the following dates in November/December: Nov. 11 - Charleston WV @ Municipal Aud Theater Nov. 12 – Louisville, KY @ Palace Theater Nov. 13 - Ft Wayne IN @ Allen County War Memorial Nov. 14 – Akron, OH @ Akron Civic Center ...

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PAGE HAMILTON: 'HELMET Is My Band'

HELMET mainman Page Hamilton recently told East Bay Express that after four albums and near-constant touring, HELMET's nine-year run screeched to a halt when bassist Henry Bogdan and drummer John Stanier had a bitter falling-out with their frontman after a particularly grueling tour. "We were really sick of each other," Hamilton says now. ...

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TWISTED SISTER Frontman Schedules TV Appearances

TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider is confirmed to make rounds on a string of upcoming television programs to promote the Halloween season as well as his current project VAN HELSING'S CURSE, now on the road. Dee's schedule of appearance currently consists of: Wednesday, October 20 (9:30am -11am) - LIVE NBC 10: "The 10! Show" (Philadelphia) ...

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SAMMY HAGAR Birthday Report From Cabo

According to a report at ZRock.com, VAN HALEN frontman Sammy Hagar headed back to northern California yesterday after wrapping up a record-breaking six-night run at his Cabo Wabo Cantina in Cabo San Lucas. Joined onstage each night by his beloved WABORITAS (drummer David Lauser, bassist Mona and guitarist extraordinaire Vic Johnson), Sammy spread ...

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SLASH Picks His Ultimate Compilation Guitar Mix CD

Former GUNS N' ROSES and current VELVET REVOLVER guitarist Slash picked his ultimate compilation guitar mix CD in the November 2004 issue of Q magazine. The tracks he chose are as follows: 01. JIMI HENDRIX - Machine Gun 02. LED ZEPPELIN - No Quarter 03. AEROSMITH - Nobody's Fault 04. AEROSMITH/RUN DMC - Walk This ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE: 'Early Years' Auction To Begin This Weekend

Handwritten lyrics (by Nikki Sixx) for every song on MÖTLEY CRÜE's first album, "Too Fast for Love", an original concert poster from their first every show at The Starwood in Los Angeles (April, 1981), the master VHS 1981 promo video, a number of 7" promo singles (signed by all original band members). These rare, authentic, ...

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DEATH BY DAWN Add Second Guitarist

DEATH BY DAWN, the German death metal band featuring legendary vocalist Martin Van Drunen (ex-PESTILENCE, ASPHYX, BOLT THROWER), have announced the addition of second guitarist Ingo "Fusel" Fussangel (ex-SUDDEN DEATH) to the group's ranks. Fussangel made his live debut with the group on October 2 at R17 near Enkhuizen, The Netherlands. DEATH BY DAWN's current ...

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IMPERIA: Photos From Video Shoot Posted Online

IMPERIA, the new band fronted by former TRAIL OF TEARS singer Helena Iren Michaelsen, recently shot videos for the tracks "Into Paradise" and "Angelchild". Check out pictures from the video shoot at this location. "Into Paradise" and "Angelchild" come off IMPERIA's debut album, "The Ancient Dance of Qetesh", available now on Ebony Tears. ...

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Atlanta's HALLOWS EVE Announce Hometown Show

Reunited Atlanta-based thrashers HALLOWS EVE will be be playing a Halloween Bash on Saturday, October 30 at The International Artists Guild (I.A.G.), located at 845 Memorial Drive in Atlanta. HALLOWS EVE recently completed work on a new single, "Evil Offerings", at Van Gogh Studios in Atlanta with engineer Chris Gailfoil. The single, the group's first ...

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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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