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EARTHRIDE Team With CORROSION OF CONFORMITY's MIKE DEAN for Upcoming CD

Maryland-based doom rockers EARTHRIDE entered Sonic Wave Studios in Raleigh, N.C. over Labor Day weekend with producer producer/engineer Mike Dean (CORROSION OF CONFORMITY bassist) to begin recording their second release for L.A.'s Southern Lord Records. "It's a good relationship," said EARTHRIDE vocalist Dave Sherman (WRETCHED, SPIRIT CARAVAN) of working with Dean. "We have a good ...

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METALLICA Fans Invited To Attend 'CMT Outlaws' Taping

METALLICA fans have been invited to attend the taping of the upcoming "CMT Outlaws" special, featuring a performance by METALLICA frontman James Hetfield. The "CMT Outlaws" concert was originally scheduled to be performed on Tuesday (Sept. 7) before an invitation-only audience in front of the former Tennessee State Prison in Nashville. After rain was forecast ...

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VAN HALEN Add Canadian Tour Dates

VAN HALEN have added the following dates to their tour schedule: Oct. 19 - Portland, OR @ TBA Oct. 22 - Seattle, WA @ TBA Oct. 23 - Vancouver, BC @ TBA Oct. 25 - Edmonton, AB @ TBA Oct. 26 - Calgary, AB @ TBA Oct. 28 - Saskatoon, SK @ TBA Oct. 30 ...

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VAN HALEN To Appear On CNN Headline News

VAN HALEN frontman Sammy Hagar and drummer Alex Van Halen will be interviewed on CNN Headline News on Sunday, September 5. Watch for teasers to start showing up on CNN affiliates on Friday, September 3. In other news, VAN HALEN's webmaster has confirmed that Hagar's VAN HALEN bandmates Eddie and Alex Van Halen will **NOT** ...

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AEROSMITH Frontman To Star In 'The Polar Express'

AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler will star in the upcoming big-screen adaptation of the Caldecott-winning children's book "The Polar Express" by Chris Van Allsburg, according to Zap2it.com. In keeping with the holiday theme, Tyler will play one of Santa's elfin helpers. "Polar Express" tells the story of a skeptical young boy who is transported along with ...

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SCORPIONS: Complete U.S. Itinerary Released

German hard rock veterans SCORPIONS have released the complete itinerary for their upcoming U.S. tour. Support on the trek will come from TESLA and KEITH EMERSON. The dates are as follows: Oct. 21 - Seattle, WA (Everett) @ @ Arena Oct. 23 - Portland, OR @ Coliseum Oct. 24 - Boise, ID @ Bank Of ...

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OZZFEST 2004, VAN HALEN, KISS, RUSH Concert Grosses Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert grosses, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: Ozzfest: BLACK SABBATH, JUDAS PRIEST, SLAYER, DIMMU BORGIR, SUPERJOINT RITUAL, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY & others Venue: Journal Pavilion City/State: Albuquerque, N.M. Date: Aug. 3, 2004 Gross Sales: $807,667 Attendance: 14,171 Capacity: 14,171 Shows: 1 Sell-Outs: 1 Prices: ...

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DAVE NAVARRO Talks About Recording With GLENN HUGHES

Former JANE'S ADDICTION/RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS guitarist Dave Navarro has revealed more details about his recent recording session with ex-DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH singer Glenn Hughes and RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS drummer Chad Smith, According to Navarro, the song — entitled "Soul Mover" — was recorded at the Sound Image studios in Van Nuys, California and ...

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VAN HALEN Cancel Carolinas Concerts, Cite 'Scheduling Conflicts'

VAN HALEN have canceled their Sept. 12 concert in South Carolina and their Sept. 14 concert in North Carolina, citing scheduling conflicts. A Sept. 15 show in Greenville's Bi-Lo Center remains on the schedule. Gary Bongiovanni, editor-in-chief of Pollstar, a publication that tracks U.S. concert business, said VAN HALEN has sold well in some markets ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND To Guest On RYAN VAN POEDEROOYEN's Solo Album

STRAPPING YOUNG LAD mastermind Devin Townsend will be making a guest appearance on the upcoming solo album from DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND drummer Ryan Van Poederooyen. "I'm so stoked about this," Ryan writes on his web site. "Some people might not be surprised about this guest appearance because I play drums in the DTB. The fact ...

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THE GATHERING: Dutch Shows To Be Filmed For Live DVD

Several photos of THE GATHERING from world-renowned photographer Peter Blok (winner of World Press photo award 1989 and 15-time "Silver Camera" award winner between 1988 and 2002) will be auctioned off on eBay in December with the proceeds going to charity. Each one-piece limited-edition enlarged photo will come in a 20 x 28 inch (50 ...

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Report: VAN HALEN Suing BALTIMORE ORIOLES For $2 Million

E! Online is reporting that VAN HALEN's touring company is suing the Baltimore Orioles for $2 million for reneging on a deal to allow the band to play a concert at Oriole Park early next month. No further information is available at this time. In other news, Hagar's VAN HALEN bandmates Eddie and Alex Van ...

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EDDIE VAN HALEN Was In Worse Shape Than Anyone Knew

According to Launch Radio Networks, VAN HALEN drummer told the Dutch newspaper Telegraaf that things were much more serious than anyone let on when Eddie Van Halen was being treated for cancer back in 2001. "We were used to planning things ahead with the band...but now, we had to live by the hour. At a ...

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DARKANE: Recording Of New Album To Begin 'As Soon As Possible'

Guitarist Christofer Malmström of Swedish thrashers DARKANE has posted the following message on his web site: "It's going to be a busy autumn. Finally it seems like [drummer] Peter's [Wildoer] hands are healed and we can start the serious work on our upcoming album. All songs are written but never rehearsed and [this week] we ...

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KISS Collector Pays $5,000 For 1977 Tour Jacket

The 2004 Classic Rock Auction featuring items from legendary producer Eddie Kramer was officially closed on August 1. "We were overwhelmed with the huge response we received right from the opening minutes," explained Backstage Auctions co-owner Kelli Van Gool. "Out of more than 2200 items condensed into 277 lots listed, we had over 1200 bids ...

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SUPLECS: New Album Produced By CORROSION OF CONFORMITY Frontman

Long-running New Orleans sludge-rock act SUPLECS have completed work on a new album with producers Pepper Keenan, best known for his long tenure with CORROSION OF CONFORMITY and DOWN, and Dave Fortman, the former UGLY KID JOE guitarist and producer behind the multimillion-selling EVANESCENCE major-label debut, "Fallen". The new album, tentatively titled "Pouting On The ...

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'Father' Of Southern Rock 'N' Roll Passes Away At Age 89

Lacy Van Zant, father of late LYNYRD SKYNYRD founder Ronnie Van Zant, .38 SPECIAL founder Donnie Van Zant and Johnny Van Zant, the lead singer for LYNYRD SKYNYRD, died Tuesday (August 3) at his home of pulmonary disease at age 89. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday (August 6) at Hardage-Giddens Funeral ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND Drummer To Record Solo Album

DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND drummer Ryan Van Poederooyen has posted the following message on his web site: "Since I recently left my band of 8 years, GOD AWAKENS PETRIFIED, I've decided to do a solo album with all the idea's and riffs I never ended up using with GOD AWAKENS PETRIFIED or outside of GOD AWAKENS ...

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