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EVANESCENCE Singer Leads National And Global Health Effort

The Epilepsy Foundation announced Friday (Nov. 10) that EVANESCENCE singer Amy Lee has agreed to be the American Chair of the international "Out of the Shadows" campaign, a global effort to increase epilepsy awareness, raise additional funds for research, eliminate stigma, and end discrimination against those with the condition. The "Out of the Shadows" campaign ...

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MNEMIC Singer Fractures Kneecap; Band Vows To Continue Touring

Guillaume Bideau, singer of MNEMIC, recently fractured his kneecap during one of the shows, and has been rushed to the hospital for urgent treatment. Commented the band: "The three remaining shows on the 'Last Stab Tour' will continue in the name of heavy metal, so please don't be surprised if you see Guillaume sitting on ...

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SILVERCHAIR: 'A New Tomorrow' Book On The Way

Former Rolling Stone Editor Jeff Apter will soon release a new book on SILVERCHAIR called "A New Tomorrow", which is a rewrite of his previous tome on the band that was published three years ago. The following question-and-answer session with the author was posted on SILVERCHAIR's official web site: Q: What were your reasons for ...

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MACHINE HEAD: 'Burn My Eyes' Reissue Pushed Back To September 2007

Despite an announcement on the Roadrunner Records U.K. web site that the reissue of MACHINE HEAD's classic debut album, "Burn My Eyes", will surface in January, a Roadrunner representative has confirmed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET that the "Burn My Eyes" re-release has actually been pushed back to September 2007 so as to not interfere with the release ...

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MACHINE HEAD: 'Burn My Eyes' To Be Reissued In January

Roadrunner Records has set a January 8, 2007 European release date for the reissue of MACHINE HEAD's classic debut album, "Burn My Eyes". The CD, which originally came out in 1994, will be packed with extra features, including a bonus CD of previously unreleased tracks and rarities. MACHINE HEAD is putting the finishing touches on ...

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Canada To Preserve RUSH's '2112' Album

JAM! Music reports that the prog-rock experiments of the band RUSH are among works that should be preserved for future generations, says a committee tasked with saving the best in Canadian television, radio, film and music. The band's 1976 album "2112", a unique blend of classic rock and synthesizers that made RUSH a ...

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MEGADETH Debuts Another New Song In Japan

MEGADETH debuted another new song, "Gears of War", during its headlining appearance in Nagoya, Japan Tuesday night (October 17). The group's complete setlist for the show was as follows: 01. Blackmail The Universe 02. Set The World Afire 03. Wake Up Dead 04. Skin O' My Teeth 05. Tornado Of Souls 06. Liar 07. In ...

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FLYLEAF Singer Recalls First Time Seeing KORN

Launch Radio Networks reports: FLYLEAF is jumping from one major tour to another, finishing up the Family Values trek with KORN last month and getting ready for DISTURBED's Music As A Weapon jaunt in November. Singer Lacey Mosley told Launch that her favorite moment from Family Values was seeing KORN for the first time. "They ...

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LAYNE STALEY Book To Be Made Into A Movie?

According to a press release from ARTS Publications, Argentinean journalist/author Adriana Rubio has been contacted by writer/director Eric Moyer from Philadelphia about turning her biography of late ALICE IN CHAINS frontman Layne Staley, titled "Layne Staley: Get Born Again", into a movie. Layne Staley died in April 2002. He was once on top of the ...

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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE Storms Off Stage In Toronto

A BLABBERMOUTH.NET visitor by the name of Tom has submitted the following report from last night's (Sept. 25) Gigantour stop in Toronto, Ontario: "The [third] song into [headliners MEGADETH's] set ('The Scorpion') Dave [Mustaine, MEGADETH guitarist/vocalist] kept poking at his ear a lot, moving his hair etc., then out of nowhere he took his guitar ...

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MACHINE HEAD: Studio Update

MACHINE HEAD is continuing work on its sixth studio album, "The Blackening", tentatively due in early 2007 via Roadrunner Records. The group is recording the new CD at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, CA, with MACHINE HEAD frontman Robert Flynn returning to the producer's chair, and Mark Keaton once again handling engineering duties. Longtime MACHINE HEAD ...

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MACHINE HEAD Frontman Issues Studio Update

MACHINE HEAD has set "The Blackening" as the title of its sixth studio album, tentatively due in early 2007 via Roadrunner Records. The group is recording the new CD at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, CA, with MACHINE HEAD frontman Robert Flynn returning to the producer's chair, and Mark Keaton once again handling engineering duties. Longtime ...

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MEGADETH: GIGANTOUR 2006 Opening-Night Setlist Revealed

Gigantour 2006 officially kicked off Wednesday (September 6) near Boise, Idaho with performances by MEGADETH, LAMB OF GOD, ARCH ENEMY, OVERKILL, INTO ETERNITY, SANCTITY and THE SMASHUP. MEGADETH's setlist for the opening show was as follows: 01. Blackmail The Universe 02. Skin O' My Teeth 03. The Scorpion 04. Wake Up Dead 05. In My ...

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ALICE IN CHAINS Joins Forces With FULL CIRCLE LICENSING

ALICE IN CHAINSJerry Cantrell, Mike Inez and Sean Kinney — have joined forces with music industry veteran Toni Profera of Full Circle to handle their publishing placement. While Sony BMG has control of the ALICE IN CHAINS masters, Profera and her team will be working to seek placement for the music. "Full Circle ...

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MACHINE HEAD: Videographer Wanted!

San Francisco Bay Area metallers MACHINE HEAD have posted the following message on their official web site: "Do you live in the Bay Area? Have a lot of free time on your hands? Feel comfortable using a video camera? Wanna film the studio sessions for MACHINE HEAD's new album, 'The Blackening'? If you or someone ...

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MACHINE HEAD: Drum Tracks Completed

MACHINE HEAD has set "The Blackening" as the title of its sixth studio album, tentatively due in early 2007 via Roadrunner Records. The group is recording the new CD at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, CA, with MACHINE HEAD frontman Robert Flynn returning to the producer's chair, and Mark Keaton once again handling engineering duties. Longtime ...

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THE BLACK CROWES Keyboardist Quits For 'Health Reasons'

THE BLACK CROWES keyboardist Eddie Harsch has left the band, citing "personal issues." Harsch, who at 49 was the oldest member of the Chris Robinson-fronted band, has played with THE BLACK CROWES since 1991, according to the World Entertainment News Network. Harsch is to be replaced by Rob Clores. A statement from the band reads: ...

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'Gigantour' CD Audio Samples Available

Audio samples from the upcoming Gigantour deluxe 2-CD set have been made available at Amazon.com. The 2-CD and 2-DVD sets, due on August 22 and September 5, respectively, via Image Entertainment, capture 2005's heavy metal onslaught that was hailed as the best metal bill of the year, with Revolver magazine calling it "the ...

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