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Sources: COLD To Sign With LAVA RECORDS

COLD are on the verge of signing a new deal with Lava Records (KID ROCK, MATCHBOX TWENTY, SUGAR RAY), informed sources have told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. The band, who recently completed a run of U.S. dates with SEVENDUST, were previously signed to Geffen Records, with whom they parted ways in March. At the time, the group's frontman ...

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MASTODON Complete Work On 'Leviathan'

Relapse Records recording artists MASTODON have completed work on their new album, entitled "Leviathan". The follow-up to the group's acclaimed "Remission" album, "Leviathan" was recorded at both Robert Lang Studios (NIRVANA, BAD COMPANY, FOO FIGHTERS) and Litho Studios (DEFTONES, SOUNDGARDEN) in Seattle with producer Matt Bayles. Based in part on Herman Melville's classic novel "Moby ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Special To Air On MUCHMOREMUSIC

MuchMoreMusic will be airing an hour-long GUNS N' ROSES special, "The Story of...Guns N' Roses", on Friday, May 28 at 10:00 p.m. EST. The show synopsis reads as follows: "GUNS N' ROSES brought raw, ugly rock & roll crashing back into the charts. Despite releasing only 4 studio albums, they would sell millions of records ...

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CAMP FREDDY To Perform Acoustically On CBS' 'Craig Kilborn'

CAMP FREDDY, the Los Angeles-based "jam" band consisting of JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro, former THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar), ex-GUNS N' ROSES/THE CULT drummer Matt Sorum, and vocalist Donovan Leitch (the son of 1960s U.K. folk-rock icon Donovan), will be appearing on "The Late Late Show With Craig Kilborn" next Friday ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: New Air Date For VH1 Documentary

The projected air date of the upcoming VH1 documentary covering the early days of GUNS N' ROSES has been changed to Wednesday, June 16, 2004, informed sources have told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. The "Behind the Music"-style show, which will feature contributions from original members Slash (guitars) and Steven Adler (drums), will be followed by "The Making of ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Keyboardist To Begin Work On Solo Album

In an exclusive interview with Boston writer Debby Rao for Glam-Metal.com, GUNS N' ROSES keyboardist Dizzy Reed previewed his upcoming tour plans and new solo album. When asked about his tour with HOOKERS-N-BLOW, Dizzy said, "We will start in New York on Long Island, June 3 and then we head up to Boston to play ...

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AGNOSTIC FRONT Film Video For 'Peace'

New York hardcore legends AGNOSTIC FRONT have posted the following message on their official web site: "We just finished our new vedeo for 'Peace' featuring Matt Henderson on guitar! It came off awesome! We are getting ready for Europe and are very excited about our new set list. More than ever have we been anxious ...

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MUDVAYNE Tap Producer DAVE FORTMAN For New Album

MUDVAYNE have selected Dave Fortman (SUPERJOINT RITUAL, EVANESCENCE) to produce their third, as-yet-untitled, Epic Records release, tentatively due in the fall. Singer Chad Gray, guitarist Greg Tribbett, bassist Ryan Martinie and drummer Matt McDonough chose Fortman (a former guitarist for UGLY KID JOE) because they felt Dave could combine the band's extreme elements. "We've been ...

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PROBOT Video To Be Shown On 'ER' Season Finale

PROBOT's video for "Shake Your Blood", featuring Lemmy (MOTÖRHEAD) on bass/vocals, Wino (THE HIDDEN HAND, ST. VITUS, THE OBSESSED, SPIRIT CARAVAN, PLACE OF SKULLS) on guitar, and Dave Grohl (FOO FIGHTERS, ex-NIRVANA) on drums, can be seen on the season finale of the TV show "ER". The episode is scheduled to air May 13, 2004. ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: Tentative Air Date Set For VH1 Documentary

The upcoming VH1 documentary covering the early days of GUNS N' ROSES is tentatively set to premier Sunday, June 20, 2004, informed sources have told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. The "Behind the Music"-style show, which will feature contributions from original members Slash (guitars) and Steven Adler (drums), will be followed by "The Making of Velvet Revolver", a behind-the-scenes ...

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JOEY BELLADONNA To Support W.A.S.P.

Former ANTHRAX singer Joey Belladonna has announced three dates with W.A.S.P. in July/August. Belladonna will be supporting Blackie Lawless and co. at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ on July 31, at Northern Lights in Clifton Park, NY on Aug. 6 and at The Quest in Minneapolis, MN on Aug. 24. Upcoming Joey Belladonna tour ...

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SCOTT WEILAND Says STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Ended With Backstage Brawl

Former STONE TEMPLE PILOTS singer Scott Weiland has admitted to Launch that the group's breakup wasn't quite as amicable as previously reported. Weiland, who is currently fronting VELVET REVOVER, told Launch that he and guitarist Dean DeLeo nearly came to blows while on tour behind their final album, "Shangri-La Dee Da". "We had really imploded ...

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NEUROTICA Reform, Announce Florida Date With SKID ROW

NEUROTICA, the reformed band led by former ATHEIST frontman Kelly Shaefer, will be playing their first show back as the support act for SKID ROW on Saturday, May 15 at the Masquerade in Ybor City, Florida. NEUROTICA's current lineup consists of Shaefer, guitarist Chris Rollo, and "three new faces," according to Kelly. More information will ...

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VELVET REVOLVER: 'Slither' Video To Premiere On Thursday

VELVET REVOLVER's video for "Slither" will be the subject of the MTV2 show "Velvet Revolver Makes A Video" airing this Thursday, April 29 at 9:00 p.m. EST. The show will be followed by the world premiere of the "Slither" video. The clip, which was directed by Kevin Kerslake (NIRVANA, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, SONIC YOUTH), ...

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SAVATAGE Mastermind JON OLIVA: Solo Debut In Mixing Stage

SAVATAGE mastermind Jon Oliva and 'TAGE MAHAL are now completing the final mix for of Oliva's solo debut at Morrisound Studios in Tampa, Florida with Jim Morris at the helm. Eight tracks have been completed and the remaining mixes and mastering will be finalized within the next few weeks. Worldwide distribution is close to being ...

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DAVE MUSTAINE's Guitar Featured On 'Today' Show

ESP Guitar Company's new Dave Mustaine "DV8" Signature model was featured Friday, April 23 as part of the Toyota Concert Series on the "Today" show. Sheryl Crow (pictured with "Today" hosts Matt Lauer and Katie Couric) signed it. It will be signed by all of the artists who appear on their Friday morning ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Keyboardist Schedules East Coast Dates

GUNS N' ROSES keyboardist Dizzy Reed will take HOOKERS N BLOW to the East Coast for a handful of dates in early June. The last time HOOKERS played New York City at Don Hills, Richard Fortus (GUNS N' ROSES guitarist) showed up and did a few tunes including the BOB DYLAN classic "Knockin' on Heaven's ...

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CAMP FREDDY Launch Radio Show On INDIE 103.1 FM

CAMP FREDDY, the Los Angeles-based "jam" band consisting of JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro, former THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar), ex-GUNS N' ROSES/THE CULT drummer Matt Sorum, and vocalist Donovan Leitch (the son of 1960s U.K. folk-rock icon Donovan), launched their weekly radio show this week on Indie 103.1 FM. The band ...

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MUDVAYNE Select Producer For New Album

MUDVAYNE have selected Toby Wright (KORN, ALICE IN CHAINS, SEVENDUST, SOULFLY) to produce their quartet's third, as-yet-untitled release, according to a source at Epic Records. Scheduled for this fall, the upcoming album follows the success of MUDVAYNE's first two albums — "L.D. 50" (2000) and "The End of All Things to Come" (2002) — both ...

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RESPONSE NEGATIVE To Open For EXODUS In Florida

RESPONSE NEGATIVE, the Florida-based death/thrash metal band featuring former OVERKILL/GRIP INC. guitarist Bobby Gustafson, will be opening for EXODUS at The Culture Room in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on Wednesday, April 28. Also set to appear are SAQ and KRYPTIC KURSE. In other news, RESPONSE NEGATIVE's music will be featured on the upcoming "Get Thrashed" soundtrack, ...

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VELVET REVOLVER: 'Slither' To Become Available As A Digital Download

VELVET REVOLVER's first single, "Slither", will be available as a 99-cent digital download from various online outlets (including iTunes, Napster, Real, and Walmart.com) beginning on Tuesday, April 20. "Slither" comes off the group's much-anticipated debut, "Contraband", due on June 8 through RCA Records. For the "Slither" video, VELVET REVOLVER — lead vocalist Scott Weiland, guitarist ...

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ICED EARTH To Play For More Than Two Hours On Upcoming Tour?

Someone claiming to be ICED EARTH bassist James MacDonough has posted a message on the ICED EARTH fan message board Iced-Realm.de regarding the band's current rehearsal sessions for their upcoming North American tour. It reads as follows: "When I said I would keep you guys informed — I meant it! Our practice is coming together ...

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VELVET REVOLVER: Tour Dates Announced

VELVET REVOLVER will jump-start the June 8 release of their much-anticipated debut album, "Contraband" (RCA), with their first-ever tour. Launching May 13 in St. Louis, the intimate venue trek will take the band — who've only played one show before (last year in Los Angeles) — across the U.S. into such cities as New York, ...

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