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MISFITS To Embark On 25th Anniversary European Tour

MISFITS have announced the details of their 25th Anniversary European tour, set to kick off on Jan. 22 in Barcelona, Spain. The "all-star" lineup of Jerry Only, Marky Ramone (THE RAMONES) and Dez Cadena (BLACK FLAG) will be showcasing a full set of MISFITS classics past and present as well as select classics from THE ...

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Police Make Arrest In 1993 MIA ZAPATA Slaying

The 1993 killing of Seattle punk-rock singer Mia Zapata of THE GITS, which baffled police and her fans for nearly a decade, appears to have been solved with the arrest of a man in Miami, according to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Jesus C. Mezquia, a 48-year-old fisherman and laborer with a history of assaults on women ...

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IRON MAIDEN Producer Offers Another Recording Update

IRON MAIDEN producer Kevin Shirley, who is currently working with the band at a London studio on their as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2000's "Brave New World", has posted the following recording update via his official web site: "IRON MAIDEN/London. Got in to the studio yesterday [Jan. 9] at 11.30am. [Vocalist] Bruce [Dickinson] was the ...

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FRED DURST Recording With BRITNEY SPEARS??

The following item was published in today's edition of the New York Post: If pop tart Britney Spears insists on popping out of her clothes, she can hardly fault her fans for causing a commotion. Cruising around Los Angeles in her brand-new $150,000 Mercedes SL-600 convertible on Sunday, Spears and a gaggle of galpals stopped ...

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JEFF SCOTT SOTO Guitarist To Jam With GRAHAM BONNET

JEFF SCOTT SOTO guitarist Howie Simon will be joining former RAINBOW/MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP frontman Graham Bonnet for a special concert at Paladino's in Tarzana, California on Friday, Feb. 21, 2003. The one-off show, which will also include appearances by Graham's bandmates from the IMPELLITTERI "System X" sessions (excluding mainman Chris Impellitteri), will reportedly consist of ...

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PRIMER 55 Split Up!

PRIMER 55 have announced their decision to disband "due to creative and personal issues." The band, who recently completed the Jagermeister $12 Riot U.S. tour with DOPE, had previously issued two full-length albums through the Island/Def Jam label. The following is guitarist Bobby Burns' statement on the split: "Hey everyone... What I'm about to tell ...

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DEEP PURPLE Dig Into Archives For Upcoming Live Album

DEEP PURPLE will release another live album, titled "Perks & Tit", through Purple Records in February. Recorded live in San Diego on Apr. 9, 1974 (three days after the classic "California Jam"), the CD will contain the following track listing: 01. Burn 02. Might Just Take Your Life 03. Lay Down 04. Stay Down 05. ...

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STUCK MOJO Guitarist Confirms Lineup For Reunion Show

Guitarist Rich Ward has confirmed that SICK SPEED bandmate Keith Watson (formerly of Charlotte, North Carolina's OBEY BIZAR) will join the reunited STUCK MOJO when they hit the stage at the Masquerade in Atlanta, Georgia on New Year's Eve. "Yeah, Keith will play bass for the band," Ward stated. "He was in a band called ...

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AEROSMITH's STEVE TYLER Remembers RUN-DMC's JAM MASTER JAY

AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler remembered the life of RUN-DMC DJ Jam Master Jay in "The Best of 2002" edition of Entertainment Weekly magazine. Tyler wrote, "AEROSMITH toured with RUN-DMC this past summer, and Jay and I became really close. Our encore was always 'Walk This Way', and we'd bring out RUN-DMC, and the place would ...

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EDGUY Set Release Date For Live Album

German melodic metallers EDGUY are in the studio mixing their first-ever live album for a tentative April 2003 release through AFM Records. "The [CD] booklet will be jam-packed with fun photos that the guys took on their journey across the world during the 'Mandrake' tour," according to the band's official web site. ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM To Tour Europe In Spring

CHILDREN OF BODOM have announced the details of their upcoming European tour in support of their much-anticipated new CD, "Hate Crew Deathroll", due on Jan. 7, 2003 through Spinefarm Records. The album was tracked at Astia studio in Lappeenranta, Finland and was mastered on Nov. 8 at Finnvox studios in Helsinki. Confirmed dates are as ...

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CAMP FREDDY Perform At Strip Club Opening

CAMP FREDDY, the "jam" band consisting of JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro, former THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar), ex-GUNS N' ROSES/THE CULT drummer Matt Sorum, bassist Scott Ford, and vocalist Donovan Leitch, performed at the opening of what is purported to be "the world's largest strip club", Sapphire Gentlemen's Club, on Dec. ...

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BURN SEASON Finish Tracking Debut

Jacksonville, Florida's BURN SEASON (formerly SMAKT DOWN) have finished tracking their Elektra Records debut at Hollywood, California's A&M Studios with producer Bob Marlette (HALFORD, BLACK SABBATH, SALIVA, ALICE COOPER) and are scheduled to begin mixing the effort in January with Tim Palmer (OZZY OSBOURNE, PEARL JAM, U2, THE CURE). An April/May release is expected. ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Guitarist Turns Down DARK ANGEL Slot

STRAPPING YOUNG LAD's Jed Simon has turned down an offer to fill the vacant guitarist slot in DARK ANGEL following the departure of founding member Jim Durkin. Although he had originally agreed to join the Los Angeles thrashers in their reunion bid, Simon has apparently had a change of heart — the reasons for which ...

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FOO FIGHTERS Confirmed For MTV's New Year's Eve Celebration

FOO FIGHTERS are among the confirmed acts for MTV's New Year's Eve celebration. The live broadcast from New York's Times Square will kick off at 10:30 p.m. EST. Meanwhile, skateboards featuring artwork by members of FOO FIGHTERS, AUDIOSLAVE, BLINK-182, PEARL JAM, SYSTEM OF A DOWN and others will be auctioned on eBay to benefit Amnesty ...

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CAMP FREDDY Announce Free Show Details

CAMP FREDDY, the "jam" band consisting of JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro, former THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar), ex-GUNS N' ROSES/THE CULT drummer Matt Sorum, bassist Scott Ford, and vocalist Donovan Leitch, will perform a free show at the Henry Fonda Theater in Hollywood, California on Monday, Dec. 16. The first 400 ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Tour Cancelled!!!

The remaining shows of GUNS N' ROSES' North American tour have been cancelled, according to Pennsylvania's CKY, who were tapped to provide support at all the dates through Jan. 3, 2003 in Los Angeles, California. The following is a message from CKY posted in the "Band Journal" section (dubbed "Shit Talk") of their ...

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CAMP FREDDY Announce Free Los Angeles Show

CAMP FREDDY, the "jam" band consisting of JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro, former THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar), ex-GUNS N' ROSES/THE CULT drummer Matt Sorum, bassist Scott Ford, and vocalist Donovan Leitch, have announced plans for a free show to be held on Monday, Dec. 16 at a yet-to-be-disclosed venue. Roughly 400 ...

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VOIVOD Drummer Guests On PARADISE Debut

VOIVOD drummer Michel Langevin (a.k.a. Away) and ex-SWORD guitarist Mike Plant are among the musicians that have contributed to the debut album from Montreal-based "volcanic rock" act PARADISE. Titled "Rock Anthropologists On The Kon-Tiki Voyage", the CD was mixed and mastered in New York by veteran producer Glen Robinson, who has previously worked with VOIVOD, ...

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SLIPKNOT Drummer Joins PAPA ROACH (Sort Of)

SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison joined PAPA ROACH for an impromptu jam session during the latter group's sold-out show at London's Brixton Academy last night (Nov. 7) Jordison, whose other band, MURDERDOLLS, had supported PAPA ROACH earlier in the evening, came on stage during the headliners' encore and took his place behind the drum stool, much ...

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CELTIC FROST Re-Envisioned!

CELTIC FROST have begun the initial part of the recording sessions for the group's long-awaited new album, tentatively titled "Probe". As has been anticipated by a variety of sources, the group currently consists of the classic "To Mega Therion" and "Into the Pandemonium"-era line-up of Reed St. Mark (drums/percussion), Martin Eric Ain (bass/vocals), and Tom ...

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PEARL JAM To Launch World Tour In Australia

PEARL JAM's first world tour in more than two-and-a-half years will kick off Feb. 8 in Brisbane, Australia, according to Australian radio station Triple-J. So far, 10 dates are confirmed in Australia and Japan, with additional shows expected to be added. Former SMITHS guitarist Johnny Marr and his new band, THE HEALERS, will open the ...

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CAMP FREDDY: Video Clip Posted Online

A video clip featuring highlights of CAMP FREDDY's Oct. 30 performance at Ivar club in Hollywood, California has been posted online at this location. It contains the group's core lineup of JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro, former THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar), ex-GUNS N' ROSES/THE CULT drummer Matt Sorum, bassist ...

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TESTAMENT's PETERSON Joins Guitar Legends For All-Star Jam

TESTAMENT guitarist Eric Peterson joined Joe Satriani, Dave Meniketti (Y&T), Neal Schon and the rest of JOURNEY for an "all-star" jam at the conclusion of Bone Bash III, a one-day rock festival that took place Saturday, Nov. 2 at the Chronicle Pavilion in Concord, California. The following is an eyewitness account sent to us by ...

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