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AEROSMITH Mourn Death of RUN-D.M.C. Star

AEROSMITH have issued a statement expressing their sorrow over the death Wednesday (Oct. 30) of RUN-D.M.C.'s DJ Jam Master Jay. It is as follows: "We were greatly shocked and saddened by the news of the untimely death of Jam Master Jay. When we were down and out and in the depths, Jay and RUN-D.M.C. came ...

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PERRY FARRELL, SEBASTIAN BACH, SLASH, Others Perform At CAMP FREDDY's Pre-Halloween Bash

JANE'S ADDICTION frontman Perry Farrell, ex-SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach, PUDDLE OF MUDD mainman Wes Scantlin, ex-MARILYN MANSON bassist Twiggy Ramirez, and former GUNS N' ROSES members Slash (guitar) and Duff McKagan (bass) were among the guest musicians that performed onstage with all-star "jam band" CAMP FREDDY during their appearance at Ivar in Hollywood Wednesday ...

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METALLICA Partakes In 'Make A Wish' Jam

On Wednesday, Oct. 30, METALLICA helped make the dreams of two more youngsters come true by participating with a very worthy organization, "The Make A Wish Foundation". The band played four "rough mixes" of new songs for their guests and an impromptu jam session took place at the group's San Francisco Bay Area studio, featuring ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN: Release Date Of Demo Collection Moved Up

The Japanese release date via Pony Canyon Records of YNGWIE MALMSTEEN's highly-anticipated collection of early demo recordings and other rare material, entitled "Genesis", has reportedly been moved up to Dec. 4. The full track listing for the album is as follows: 01. Birth Of The Sun 02. Plague In Lucifer's Mind (instrumental) 03. Dying Man ...

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Guitar Heroes Line Up To Pay Tribute To Ailing Axeman

Swedish guitarist Tommy Denander has written a special song called "Jason" for inclusion on the second tribute album for former David Lee Roth axeman Jason Becker, who is suffering from ALS (Lou Gehrigs). As an added bonus, Denander has invited a very impressive list of friends to jam on the track, which will be featured ...

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DOWNSET Announce European Dates

The current touring lineup of DOWNSETRey Oropeza (vocals), Chris Lee (drums), Roy Lozano (bass), and Roy Z (guitar) — have announced a host of European dates during October/November. They are as follows: Oct. 27 – Lintfabriek - Kontich, BEL Oct. 28 - La Boule Noire - Paris, FRA Oct. 29 - Le Jardin ...

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MARIAH CAREY Covers DEF LEPPARD!

MARIAH CAREY has recorded a cover version of DEF LEPPARD's 1981 hit "Bringin' On the Heartbreak" for her upcoming release, "Charmbracelet", according to Fox News. "I know it sounds weird, and that it probably won't work, but guess what? At last night's [Oct. 22] listening party for Carey's new disk, this was one ...

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THE HELLACOPTERS Announce European Tour

Sweden's THE HELLACOPTERS, featuring former ENTOMBED drummer Nicke Andersson on guitar/vocals, have announced the details of their upcoming European tour. They are as follows: Nov. 28 – Berlin, GER @ SO36 Nov. 29 - Hamburg, GER @ Grosse Freheit Dec. 01 - Koln, GER @ Live Music Hall Dec. 03 – Milan, ITA @ Magazzini ...

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MARILYN MANSON To Score 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' Remake

MARILYN MANSON will compose and record background music for a remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, the 1974 Tobe Hooper cult classic about a chainsaw-wielding madman and his rural family of cannibals. The new Chainsaw began filming in July under the direction of Marcus Nispel, and is being produced by director Michael Bay (Pearl Harbor, ...

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DEEP PURPLE Bassist Jams With GOV'T MULE

DEEP PURPLE bassist Roger Glover joined GOV'T MULE for a jam onstage at New York's Beacon Theatre on Friday, October 11th. Glover reportedly played two songs with the group — "Going Down" and "Maybe I'm A Leo" — as part of GOV'T MULE's three-hour set, which also included renditions of LED ZEPPELIN, JIMI HENDRIX and ...

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Former GUNS N' ROSES Members Deny Having Chosen Singer For New Band

Contrary to previous reports, NEUROTICA frontman Kelly Shaefer has NOT yet been officially selected to front the new band featuring former GUNS N' ROSES members Slash (guitar), Duff McKagan (bass) and Matt Sorum (drums). Although Shaefer recently put down lead vocals over two instrumental songs submitted to him by the GN'R alumni as part of ...

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MOONSPELL Announce Dates In Greece, Spain

Portugal's MOONSPELL have announced the following European dates during November: Nov. 02 - Hydrogios Club – Thessaloniki, GRE Nov. 03 - Rodon Club – Athens, GRE Nov. 15 - Sala Arena – Madrid, SPA Nov. 16 - Razzmatazz 2 – Barcelona, SPA Nov. 17 - Sala Jam – Bergara, SPA ...

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DEEP PURPLE Compile Footage For Upcoming Documentary

DEEP PURPLE frontman Ian Gillan has reportedly been compiling video footage for an upcoming documentary. In addition, several concerts on the last tour with Jon Lord were recorded, including the second show at London's Hammersmith Apollo (with members of IRON MAIDEN making a guest appearance during "Smoke On The Water"), the gig at Birmingham's NEC ...

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Ex-MEGADETH Guitarist Jams With Former Bandmates

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman was briefly reunited with his former DEUCE bandmates (including ex-TENSION and current BALLISTIC mainman Tom Gattis) on September 29th in Washington, D.C. for a "furious" jam through a set of the group's "hits," according to the guitarist's official web site. For more information on DEUCE, click here. ...

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H.I.M. Begin Work On New Album

Finland's H.I.M. have entered Finnvox studios in Helsinki to record their fourth full-length album, tentatively titled Love Metal. Hiili Hiilesmaa, who produced the band's Greatest Love Songs Vol. 666 debut is engineering the effort. According to the band's official web site, the basic recordings of at least 11 new songs will be done before the ...

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COURTNEY LOVE To Get Multimillion-Dollar Advance For NIRVANA Releases

Under the terms of a settlement with Universal Music Group's Geffen Records over her highly publicized suit to get out of her recording contract, former HOLE frontwoman Courtney Love is expected to be released from her contract and will get a multimillion-dollar advance on the projected earnings of forthcoming NIRVANA archival releases, according to Billboard.com. ...

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FILTER Announce U.S., European Dates

FILTER have announced the following dates during the coming weeks: Sep. 25 - Tallahassee, FL @ Floyd's Music Store Sep. 26 - Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live Sep. 28 - Atlanta, GA @ 99X HiFi Buys Amphitheatre Sep. 29 - Huntsville, AL @ Big Spring Jam Sep. 30 - Ft. Wayne, IN @ Piere's ...

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MASTERPLAN To Issue EP, Support HAMMERFALL In Europe

MASTERPLAN, the new band featuring ex-HELLOWEEN guitarist Roland Grapow, ex-HELLOWEEN drummer Uli Kusch and former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN singer Jorn Lande, will issue a five-song EP, entitled Enlighten Me, on November 18th through Germany's AFM Records. The maxi single will contain two different versions of the title song, "Kind Hearted Light" (another track from the upcoming ...

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PEARL JAM Pen Song About Death of ALICE IN CHAINS Frontman

PEARL JAM have apparently written a song about the death of ALICE IN CHAINS frontman Layne Staley, according to Britain's Metal Hammer magazine. The as-yet-untitled track will however not be included on the band's forthcoming studio album, Riot Act, due in November through Epic Records. Frontman Eddie Vedder even went as far as to say ...

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QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE: European Dates Announced

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE have announced the dates for their upcoming European tour. They are as follows: Oct. 19 - Cardiff, UK - Cardiff University Oct. 20 - Glasgow, UK - Barrowlands Oct. 21 - Dublin, IRE - Ambassador Theatre Oct. 23 - Manchester, UK - Manchester Academy Oct. 24 - Leeds, UK - ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE To Say Farewell At OZZFEST 2003?

MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx is hoping to launch the group's farewell tour at next year's Ozzfest, according to NEUROTICA frontman Kelly Shaefer, who spoke to Sixx at the San Bernardino stop of this year's traveling festival. The following account is taken from Shaefer's online diary, as posted at NEUROTICA's official web site: "I made ...

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HEALING SIXES To Embark On U.S. Tour

HEALING SIXES, featuring Jason Bonham on drums, are putting together a short 4-6 week club tour of the U.S. in preparation for their Enormosound album release on Holland's Corazong Records. The SIXES are focusing on venues east of the Mississippi starting October 1st and ending the middle of November in Toronto, Canada. Doug Henthorn, singer/guitarist ...

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