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TURBONEGRO's 18 Inches Of Trouble

Norwegian rockers TURBONEGRO were arrested at Stuttgart airport for arms smuggling earlier this week, according to NME.com. The six-piece where on their way from their show in the German city back home to Oslo when the authorities grabbed them. As the band were passing through security at around 6:00 am on Monday (June 23), an ...

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GODHEAD Officially Joined By Former STATIC-X Drummer

GODHEAD guitarist/vocalist Jason C. Miller has confirmed via the group's official newsletter the departure of drummer Tom Z. and the recent addition to the band's ranks of former STATIC-X sticksman Ken Jay. The following is the Miller's statement on the matter: "Hey guys, it's true. Tom QUIT GODHEAD about 3 weeks ago, but it has ...

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BORKNAGAR: New Album Pushed Back To Early 2004

Norway's BORKNAGAR are hard at work at Toproom and Fagerborg Studios with producer Borge Finstad (MAYHEM, SOLEFALD) recording the follow-up to 2001's "Empiricism", due in early 2004 through Century Media Records. The following is the latest recording update from BORKNAGAR drummer Asgeir Mickelson, as posted earlier today (June 22) to the band's official forum: "I've ...

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KISS/AEROSMITH Tour To Be Extended Into Next Year?

The upcoming KISS/AEROSMITH co-headlining tour, currently scheduled to run between August 2 and October 18, could very well last into the middle of next year, according to KISS guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley. "Should the AEROSMITH/KISS tour go as smoothly as we're all hoping, this could go on indefinitely. I know [AEROSMITH lead guitarist] Joe [Perry] has ...

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ROTTING CHRIST, ONKEL TOM Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR

ROTTING CHRIST and ONKEL TOM are the latest band to have been officially confirmed for this year's installment of Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place Jul. 31-Aug. 2, 2003 in Wacken, Germany. The complete list of artists currently scheduled to appear the event is as follows: ANCIENT RITES ANNIHILATOR ASSASSIN CARPATHIAN FOREST CIRCLE ...

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OSBOURNES Land At No. 12 On FORBES List of Most Powerful Celebrities

The Osbourne family, with Birmingham-born BLACK SABBATH frontman Ozzy Osbourne at its head, came in 12th place on the 2003 Forbes annual list of the world's most rich and famous. The family reportedly earned $28.8 million last year, primarily through the continued success of their "reality TV" show "The Osbournes", which is experiencing a significant ...

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PROBOT: A Tribute To Underground Metal

Former NIRVANA drummer Dave Grohl has confirmed to MTV.com that his much-anticipated metal side project PROBOT will finally surface in early fall on Southern Lord Recordings. "It's not unlike [SANTANA's 'Supernatural'] record in that it really kick ass, but it's not the kind of thing that you'd expect," Grohl said of the album. "There's a ...

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SUPERJOINT RITUAL: Headlining Dates Announced

SUPERJOINT RITUAL, the New Orleans band fronted by PANTERA singer Philip Anselmo, have lined up the following dates during July: Jul. 04 – Orlando, FL @ House of Blues Jul. 05 – St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre Jul. 06 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ The Factory Jul. 11 - Johnson City, TN @ Rafters ...

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SUPERJOINT RITUAL To Film Two Videos In Late June

SUPERJOINT RITUAL, the New Orleans band fronted by PANTERA singer Philip Anselmo, will film videos for the songs "Dress Like A Target" and and "Waiting for The Turning Point" on Saturday, June 28 at The State Palace Theatre (1108 Canal Street) in downtown New Orleans. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and the shoot ...

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TONY FRANLIN Says He Knows Nothing About A BLUE MURDER Reunion

Former THE FIRM bassist Tony Franklin has refuted the reports of his involvement in an upcoming reunion of BLUE MURDER, the classic early '90s hard rock band he helped launch with guitarist/vocalist John Sykes (THIN LIZZY, WHITESNAKE) and Carmine Appice (OZZY OSBOURNE, VANILLA FUDGE). "I've had a number of people asking about the possibility of ...

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AXIS OF JUSTICE Looking For A Few Good Men And Women

Axis of Justice, the non-profit political organization formed by Tom Morello of AUDIOSLAVE and Serj Tankian of SYSTEM OF A DOWN, is looking for a few volunteers to help them take Axis Of Justice to the next level. Volunteers would help run the Axis office (includes research, dealing with different non profit organizations and with ...

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SUPERJOINT RITUAL: New Song Posted Online

A brand new SUPERJOINT RITUAL track, titled "Waiting For The Turning Point", is available for download at this location. "Waiting For The Turning Point" comes off the group's sophomore effort, "A Lethal Dose Of American Hatred", due on July 22 through Sanctuary Records. SUPERJOINT RITUAL, who are fronted by PANTERA singer Philip Anselmo, ...

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ENCHANT Set Release Date For 'Tug Of War'

Bay Area prog-rockers ENCHANT have set a July 29 release date through Inside Out Music for their new album, "Tug Of War". The 10-song opus was again produced by guitarist Doug Ott and mixed by Tom Size, who has previously worked with MR. BIG, SAMMY HAGAR and Y&T, among many others. "Tug of War" marks ...

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SUPERJOINT RITUAL To Film Video This Weekend

SUPERJOINT RITUAL, the Louisiana-based band fronted by PANTERA/DOWN singer Philip Anselmo, will be filming a video for an as-yet-undisclosed track from their sophomore album, "A Lethal Dose Of American Hatred", on Saturday (June 7) in their hometown of New Orleans. The video will be directed Tom Mignone (MUDVAYNE, SLIPKNOT), who had previously worked with the ...

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PROBOT Debut To Be Released Through SOUTHERN LORD RECORDS

PROBOT, the much-anticipated metal side project of former NIRVANA drummer and current FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl, will issue their long-awaited debut album in late summer/early fall through Southern Lord Records. The CD, which has been in the works for much of the past three years, will include a dozen-or-so tracks featuring some of metal's ...

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VAN HALEN Eligible For Induction Into ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME

VAN HALEN are among the front-runners eligible for 2004 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Other first-time contenders include BLACK FLAG, THE CRAMPS, X and SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES. Previous nominees that have yet to garner induction include BLACK SABBATH, CHICAGO, ALICE COOPER, DEEP PURPLE, GENESIS, KISS, LYNYRD SKYNYRD, THE NEW YORK ...

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PRO-PAIN Set Release Date For 'Run For Cover'

PRO-PAIN have set an August 26 release date through Rawhead/Eagle/Spitfire Records for their new album, "Run For Cover". In other news, the group recently parted ways with longtime drummer Eric Matthews and have replaced him with Rich Ferjanic (ex-IN COLD BLOOD, RUN DEVIL RUN). Rich made his live debut with the band during their recent ...

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AEROSMITH's TYLER: 'Good Music Is Like Good Sex'

The Boston Herald reports that AEROSMITH guitarist Joe Perry took a break from recording the group's latest — a blues record due out in September — to throw a private party Saturday night at the House of Blues in Cambridge. The event, to introduce Gibson Guitar's new "Joe Perry Signature" ax, was packed with Perry's ...

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ROB ROCK: 'Eyes Of Eternity' CD Delayed

Former IMPELLITTERI frontman Rob Rock has pushed back the projected release date for his second solo album, "Eyes Of Eternity", to June 23 through Germany's Massacre Records. The CD will receive a Japanese release on July 21 through JVC/Victor Entertainment. The CD, which was produced, arranged, and mixed by Roy Z. (HALFORD, BRUCE DICKINSON, HELLOWEEN), ...

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MIKE PATTON: 'MR. BUNGLE Is Over'

Former FAITH NO MORE frontman Mike Patton says that he has moved on from MR. BUNGLE and is making TOMAHAWK his main priority. "I think [MR. BUNGLE] is over," Patton told Underdog Online. "The guys are spread all over the world and we don't talk to each other. I have not spoken to a couple ...

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EXODUS: Studio-Bound!

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS will enter Prairie Sun studios (web site) in Cotati, California on May 23 with producer Andy Sneap (SKINLAB, ARCH ENEMY, NEVERMORE, MACHINE HEAD) to begin recording their new album, "Tempo Of The Damned", for a late 2003 release. The long-awaited follow-up to 1992's "Force Of Habit" ...

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GWAR's URUNGUS Records Guest Appearance For BALLISTIC's Debut

Dave Brockie (a.k.a. Oderus Urungus of GWAR) has laid down a "hellish" vocal spot on a track called "The Dissection" for the forthcoming self-titled debut album from BALLISTIC, due in July through New York-based AR Records in the U.S. and Metal Blade Records in Europe. BALLISTIC, who feature in their ranks former DEUCE / TENSION ...

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AEROSMITH Unveil Special Ticket Packages For KISS Tour

Live Daily reports that AEROSMITH are offering members of their fan club — Aero Force One — a choice of three premium ticketing packages for the band's upcoming co-headlining tour with KISS, the most extravagant of which costs $595. That price will get the buyer early entry into the venue, backstage access to a pre-show ...

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TED NUGENT: I Am Not A Racist

Ted Nugent has rejected accusations that he is a racist following his appearance on a Denver radio show Monday (May 5) when a live interview with Nugent was reportedly cut short after he used derogatory racial terms for Asians and blacks. The following is Ted's official statement regarding the Denver incident: "Let's get ...

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EXODUS Prepare To Record 'Tempo Of The Damned'

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS have set "Tempo Of The Damned" as the title for their upcoming CD, tentatively due to be recorded during May/June at Sonic Ranch studios (formerly Village Productions) in Tornillo, Texas. The follow-up to 1992's "Force Of Habit", which is scheduled to be produced by Andy Sneap (MACHINE HEAD, ...

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EVERGREY Part Ways With Drummer, Announce Replacement

Swedish progressive dark metallers EVERGREY have parted ways with Patrick Carlsson and have replaced with a new skinsman presently known only as "Jonas". The following is a message from Patrick explaining his departure from the group: "After being the drummer of EVERGREY for ten years, I have now decided to leave the band. These ten ...

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