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'Dateline' To Investigate KURT COBAIN's 'Apparent' Suicide

A special two-hour "Dateline NBC" airing this Friday (April 2) at 8 p.m. ET/PT will reportedly attempt to explore what really happened to NIRVANA singer Kurt Cobain ten years after his apparent suicide. The show is expected to include interviews with Courtney Love's father, Hank Harrison, and Tom Grant, the well-known Los Angeles private investigator ...

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EVERGREY Frontman Talks About New Album, Upcoming Tour

Swedish melodic metal outfit EVERGREY will release their new album, "The Inner Circle", on April 27 through InsideOut Music America. The follow-up to 2003's "Recreation Day", "The Inner Circle" sees EVERGREY intensifying their musical ability with the utilization of a string quartet, courtesy of the Gothenburg Symphonic Orchestra, as well as handling all of the ...

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GENE SIMMONS: Wherever You Go, The Word 'Asshole' Follows You

KISS bassist Gene Simmons recently spoke to Canada's Globe And Mail about his upcoming solo album, "Asshole", and his philosophy on life. The following are some of the highlights of that interview: On the album title, "Asshole": Gene Simmons: "For a while, I thought I would be respectable. But then I thought, nah. I think ...

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PECCATUM Set Release Date For 'Lost In Reverie'

PECCATUM, the Norwegian band featuring former EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn and his wife Ihriel, will release their new album, "Lost In Reverie", in Europe on April 19 through Mnemosyne Productions/Voices Music and Entertainment. A North American release through The End Records will follow on May 25. The follow-up to 2001's "Amor Fati" was recorded and mixed ...

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ERIC SINGER: KISS Touring Kit Unveiled

The official German web site of KISS drummer Eric Singer has uploaded photos of Eric's brand-new touring kit which he will utilize on the group's upcoming tour of Australia. Mike Farriss (Artist Relations Director) and Tony Lecroix (Repair Specialist) at Pearl Drums in Nashville, Tennessee "made it possible for Eric to have a new custom ...

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GRAVE DIGGER, BALLISTIC To Play One-Off Show In Arizona

German power metallers GRAVE DIGGER will reportedly be teaming up with BALLISTIC, the new band featuring former DEUCE / TENSION / WARDOG mainman Tom Gattis, along with JAG PANZER members Harry "The Tyrant" Conklin (vocals) and Rikard Stjernquist (drums), for a one-off show at The Mason Jar in Phoenix, Arizona on Sunday, June 6. As ...

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Devil's Ground - PRIMAL FEAR

Up until this point, Germany's PRIMAL FEAR have almost (but not quite) appeared as foolhardy and out-of-touch as fancy-dressing fellow countrymen RUNNING WILD — selling themselves on a truckload of pub metal riffs, with their sole redeeming factor standing tall at the front of the stage in the shape of former GAMMA RAY warbler Ralf ...

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AEROSMITH Bassist, Drummer Participate In Charity Blues Jam

AEROSMITH bassist Tom Hamilton and drummer Joey Kramer participated in a three-song blues jam with James Montgomery and Johnny A. at the sold-out Regent Theatre in Boston on Friday (Feb. 27), according to the Boston Globe. The proceeds of the nearly five-hour show went to benefit the Middlesex Human Service Agency, whose clinical director, Bob ...

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THE NIGHTWATCHMAN To Perform At BOYCOTT TACO BELL Rally

AUDIOSLAVE/ex-RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE guitarist Tom Morello's political folk alter ego THE NIGHTWATCHMAN will be performing a couple of songs at the Boycott Taco Bell Rally that is happening March 5 at the Taco Bell Headquarters in Irvine, California. THE NIGHTWATCHMAN will be performing around 1:00 p.m. For more information on the boycott, go to ...

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EVERGREY Confirmed For ICED EARTH/CHILDREN OF BODOM Tour

According to Inside Out Records, Swedish progressive dark metallers EVERGREY have been confirmed as the openers for the upcoming ICED EARTH/CHILDREN OF BODOM North American Tour. Although Jon Schaffer's (ICED EARTH) back injury may affect the confirmed dates, the current itinerary is as follows: Apr. 18 - Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH Apr. 19 ...

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ENCHANT To Record Live CD, DVD

Bay Area prog-rockers ENCHANT will be recording a double live CD and a full-length DVD on March 13 at I-Musicast in Oakland, California. The band will be playing more than two hours' worth of material spanning their entire catalog. In addition, they are going to be filming fan interviews for inclusion on the DVD. Tickets ...

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PRIMAL FEAR Confirmed For WACKEN ROADSHOW

German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR have been confirmed to headline this year's Wacken Roadshow beginning in mid-April. Joining them on the tour will be FREEDOM CALL, METALIUM and DARK AGE. The tour dates are as follows: Apr. 20 - Gothenburg, SWE - Musikens Hus Apr. 21 - Stockholm, SWE - Klubben Apr. 22 - Malmö, ...

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PECCATUM Complete Work On 'Lost In Reverie'

PECCATUM, the Norwegian band featuring former EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn and his wife Ihriel, will release their new album, "Lost In Reverie", through Mnemosyne Records during the coming weeks. The follow-up to 2001's "Amor Fati" was recorded and mixed at Symphonique studio and was produced and engineered by Ihriel and Ihsahn. Mastering duties were handled at ...

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Former NOTHINGFACE Members Launch New Projects

Former NOTHINGFACE guitarist Tom Maxwell and drummer Tommy Sickles have announced the formation of COLDWHITECHRIST with bassist Jerry Montano (DEADLIGHTS, DANZIG). Tom Maxwell explains, "After Ozzfest, Tommy and I decided to start a project with our longtime friends Jerry and Chad Gray (MUDVAYNE). We began recording demos with Drew Mazurek (LINKIN PARK, GWAR, NOTHINGFACE), and ...

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DAVE GROHL Responds To ZAKK WYLDE's Threat

Former NIRVANA drummer/current FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl has responded to Zakk Wylde's infamous 2001 quote in which the OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist threatened to "kick [Grohl's] ass" because he wrote this cheese-dick song for OZZ that Zakk had to play on during the recording sessions for OSBOURNE's "Down To Earth" CD. In the November 2001 ...

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JAG PANZER Singer Goes BALLISTIC!

JAG PANZER frontman Harry "The Tyrant" Conklin will be joining BALLISTIC for upcoming live shows and studio activities. Harry will continue as the lead singer for JAG PANZER, but from now on he will also be a full member of BALLISTIC. The following is an official statement on the matter from BALLISTIC's main songwriter/guitarist Tom ...

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