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LINKIN PARK Document Making Of New Album

The making of LINKIN PARK's next album has been documented by their "Frat Party at the Pankake Festival" DVD director Bill Berg-Hillinger for a series of upcoming online shorts collectively called LPTV. "He's got footage of us writing, mixing and hanging out," reports MC Mike Shinoda. "He's got footage of us writing, mixing, and hanging ...

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WHITESNAKE Mainman Speaks Out On Reunion Tour

WHITESNAKE frontman David Coverdale has spoken out on his decision to bring the group back to life for their first U.S .tour in 12 years on a co-headlining stint with German hard rockers THE SCORPIONS. The trek, which is set to kick off on Jan. 29 in Jacksonville, Florida, will feature DOKKEN in the opening ...

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BILLY MILANO: 'Fuck Iraq, Let's Take The Oil!!'

Unlike SYSTEM OF A DOWN's Serj Tankian, former S.O.D. and current M.O.D. frontman Billy Milano appears to be in favor of the U.S. going to war with Iraq. The following is Milano's "open letter" to Tankian, written in response to the S.O.A.D. singer's growing criticism of President Bush's policies in the Middle East: "Hey Serj, ...

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RACER X: 'Getting Heavier' Details Unveiled

The reunited RACER X, featuring JUDAS PRIEST drummer Scott Travis, ex-MR. BIG guitarist Paul Gilbert, and ex-BADLANDS drummer Jeff Martin (on vocals), will release their new album, "Getting Heavier", on Dec. 18 in Japan. A limited-edition run of 30,000 units will feature a bonus double live CD, "Snowball Of Doom 2". The complete track listing ...

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DRY KILL LOGIC Announce NYC Gig

DRY KILL LOGIC, currently unsigned following their split with Roadrunner Records, have announced a gig at The Village Underground in New York City on Friday, Dec. 6. Also appearing on the bill will be EYE COLOR ORANGE, BLIND HATE EXPERIMENT and THEOREM. ...

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STIGMA: New Music Posted Online

Los Angeles, California-based STIGMA, featuring former DEPSWA drummer Colin Torres and TRAK 13 vocalist Jeff Zazueta, have made available for download two newly recorded MP3s ("All Away" and "Remember") via their official site, www.stigmamusic.com. The tracks were recorded and mixed by Shawn Sullivan (REEL BIG FISH, THIRD EYE BLIND), and feature a guest ...

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SOILWORK To Commence Recording New CD

Sweden's SOILWORK will enter Helsingborg's Queenstreet Recording studios on Dec. 16 to begin recording their as-yet-untitled fifth full-length album, due in late spring via Nuclear Blast Records. The band will track all guitars and keyboards at Queenstreet with producer Fredrik Nordström before moving over to Uppsala's Dug-Out Recording to record the drums under the watchful ...

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COAL CHAMBER Frontman Offers Update On Future Activities

COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara has posted a lengthy update on the band's official web site, addressing, among other things, the group's recent split with drummer Mike Cox, the release of an upcoming DVD and other future activities. The following is Dez's statement in its entirety: "OK, here's what's going on. Let's talk COAL CHAMBER ...

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TWELFTH GATE Complete Work On New CD

TWELFTH GATE, featuring former members of SYRIS, have completed work on their as-yet-untitled new album at Studio One in Racine, Wisconsin under the watchful eye of producer Chris Djuricic (SOIL, NOVEMBER'S DOOM, ENFORSAKEN, DISINTER, JUNGLE ROT, MICHAEL ANGELO). A January release through Crash Music Inc. (formerly Pavement Music) is expected. The album's cover artwork, courtesy ...

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TALISMAN Issue Live CD In Scandinavia

Legendary Swedish/American hard rock act TALISMAN, featuring former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN members Jeff Scott Soto (vocals) and Marcel Jacob (bass), have just issued a new album, "Live At Sweden Rock Festival", via Empire Records in Scandinavia. The complete track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Colour My XTC 02. Fabricated War 03. Mysterious (This ...

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EXMORTEM Prepare To Release 'Pestilence Empire'

Danish death metallers EXMORTEM will release their new album, "Pestilence Empire", on Nov. 25 through Osmose Productions. The complete track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Ghastly Grotesque 02. Funerary Sculpture 03. Pestifer 04. Malus Invictus 05. Death Deceiver 06. Grand Dome Of Destruction 07. Icecold Ugliness (Part 2) 08. Gruesome Icons 09. ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Singer Gives First Radio Interview In 10 Years!

Prior to the GUNS N' ROSES show at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Washinton last night, Axl Rose called Seattle radio station KISW and gave his first radio interview in ten years. During the 10-minute interrogation, Rose talked about the cancellation of the previous night's kick-off date in Vancouver, the new members of the band ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: 'Live In London' Track Listing Unveiled

JUDAS PRIEST's upcoming "Live In London" two-CD set, recorded during the group's appearance at the London Brixton Academy on Dec. 19, 2001, will contain the following track listing: 01. Metal Gods 02. Heading Out To The Highway* 03. Grinder* 04. Touch Of Evil 05. Blood Stained 06. Victim Of Changes 07. The Sentinel* 08. One ...

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Former VANIZE Guitarist Confirms Departure

Guitarist Rolf Munkes has confirmed his departure from Germany's VANIZE, the band that features in its ranks Peter Dirkschneider, the younger brother of former ACCEPT/current U.D.O. frontman Udo Dirkschneider. "After two years being in VANIZE, I left the band," Munkes writes on his official web site. "Together with Marcus (Bielenberg, bass) and Pierre (Fienhold, drums), ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE's EMI RECORDS Catalog To Be Reissued

EMI Records will reissue the QUEENSRŸCHE catalog in 2003 with bonus tracks, expanded packaging, unreleased photos, memorabilia and new liner notes. The albums planned for re-release are as follows: April 8, 2003: "Queensrÿche" EP "The Warning" "Rage For Order" "Operation: Mindcrime" May 6, 2003: "Empire" "Promised Land" "Hear In The Now Frontier" ...

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JASON NEWSTED: I Will Tour With VOIVOD

Former METALLICA and current VOIVOD bassist Jason Newsted has confirmed plans to tour with the latter outfit following the release of the band's next album, The Multiverse, tentatively due in early March. "We plan to tour together... the original members and myself," Newsted wrote in an Oct. 11 post on the official Chophouse Records message ...

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EMPIRE Enlist Help From Metal Superstars For Sophomore CD

EMPIRE, the solo project of VANIZE guitarist Rolf Munkes, are currently working on the follow-up to last year's Hypnotica CD, due in early 2003 through Lion Music. The full list of musicians contributing to the album is as follows: Tony Martin (ex-BLACK SABBATH) - Vocals Neil Murray (ex-WHITESNAKE, BLACK SABBATH) - Bass Rolf Munkes - ...

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Metal Band Plays For Sheep, Has To Dodge Poop Piles

BRIDLINGTON, England (Wireless Flash) — Lots of bands pay their dues by playing crappy gigs, but how many have to worry about stepping in their audience's feces? That's the dilemma faced by British metal band TORSOHORSE, which has been forced to book bi-weekly sessions in a local sheep barn when they couldn't find a regular ...

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ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO Announce Upcoming Dates

New York's ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO, led by former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE guitarist Alex Skolnick, have lined up the following dates in support of their album, Goodbye To Romance: Standards For A New Generation: Oct. 15 - Berkeley, CA @ Blakes on Telegraph Oct. 17 - San Jose, Ca @ Plant 51 Oct. 19 - San Francisco, CA ...

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JEFF PILSON Speaks Out On DOKKEN, L/P And World Politics

Former DOKKEN and current L/P bassist Jeff Pilson has addressed the rumors surrounding his previous group, the plans for his new band and the current political situation in a lengthy posting via his official web site. According to Pilson, "I don't know if [drummer] Mick [Brown] is still in DOKKEN or not. And as for ...

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RONDINELLI To Issue 'Our Cross — Our Sins' In October

RONDINELLI, who include in their ranks former RAINBOW/BLACK SABBATH and current BLUE OYSTER CULT drummer Bobby Rondinelli, ex-SABBATH/WHITESNAKE bassist Neil Murray, former SABBATH frontman Tony Martin and guitarist Teddy Rondinelli, will issue their sophomore album, entitled Our Cross — Our Sins, through MTM Records on October 21st. Featuring a musical direction that is said to ...

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