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TRIUMPH To Celebrate 20th Anniversary Of US FESTIVAL With Live DVD/CD

The Canadian hard-rock trio TRIUMPH will mark the 20th anniversary of the legendary US Festival with separate DVD and CD releases, "Live At The US Festival", on TML Entertainment Inc., distributed by Alternative Distribution Alliance, on September 23, 2003. TRIUMPH — vocalist/guitarist Rik Emmett, bassist/keyboardist Mike Levine and vocalist/drummer Gil Moore — were an integral ...

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SLAVES ON DOPE Singer Says The OSBOURNES Are 'Really Great People'

SLAVES ON DOPE singer Jason Rockman recently commented on the group's split with Divine Recordings following the release of their third album, 2000's "Inches From The Mainline". "The label went under," he explained. "Sharon Osbourne lost her distribution deal for Divine through Priority Records. The whole house of cards kind of came falling down and ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO: 'There Ain't Nobody Like Me'

PANTERA/SUPERJOUNT RITUAL frontman Philip Anselmo recently spoke to Metal Edge magazine about the influence he has had on fans as well as other bands. "There wasn't even anyone with a bald head in bands in my fuckin' day, in metal bands at least," he said. "If you think about it, there really fuckin' wasn't. Now ...

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SAMMY HAGAR To Issue DVD In September

Former VAN HALEN frontman SAMMY HAGAR will be issuing a DVD titled "The Long Road To Cabo" on September 23 through Sanctuary. Over three hundred hours of material was shot and edited to create the final product, which is being described on Hagar's web site as "a combination of live concert performances and a behind-the-scenes ...

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Enemies Of Reality - NEVERMORE

Both hail from the state that gave us the space needle, an exceptionally high suicide rate and the origins of a threadbare pullover-sporting, poodle rocker-scorning musical movement (grunge) — but Seattle citizens NEVERMORE and QUEENSRŸCHE would not have been mentioned in the same breath a few years back. At a time when Geoff Tate's latter ...

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RUSH: Busy, Not Hurried

The Toronto Sun spoke to RUSH guitarist Alex Lifeson about the group's upcoming two-DVD set, "Rush In Rio", due in September. "I've been in the studio with the mixing portion of it for the last seven weeks," he said. "We still have another couple of weeks to go on it. [Bassist/vocalist] Geddy [Lee] has been ...

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Star-Telegram: DAVID LEE ROTH's Sleaziness Gets The Better Of Him

Dave Ferman of the Star-Telegram is reporting that former VAN HALEN frontman David Lee Roth's Thursday night (July 24) show at a "maybe one-quarter full NextStage [Dalls, Texas] started a full 30 minutes late and left little room for middle-ground opinions: Roth is either a pathetic display of a once-mighty has-been whose politically incorrect lowbrow ...

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AC/DC's BRIAN JOHNSON To Collaborate With THE CRANBERRIES Singer

Irish magazine Hot Press reported Thursday (July 17) that AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson is collaborating with THE CRANBERRIES singer Dolores O'Riordan on a project related to "Helen of Troy", a musical that Johnson has been working on for nearly seven years. "Helen of Troy" is a humorous "Les Miserables"-style musical with rousing anthems, tender ballads ...

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SUN CAGED: Japanese Release Date Pushed Back

Dutch progressive metallers SUN CAGED, who feature in their ranks STAR ONE keyboardist Joost van den Broek, have pushed back the Japanese release date of their self-titled debut album to November 21. The European release through Finland's Lion Music won't be affected and remains October 22. In other news, SUN CAGED recently completed work on ...

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QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE Guitarist Jams With CAVE IN

Former FAILURE/A PERFECT CIRCLE guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen, currently touring the country on Lollapalooza with QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, joined self-confessed FAILURE fanatics CAVE IN onstage at a recent tour stop in Columbus, Ohio, for a cover of FAILURE's "Magnified", according to MTV.com. "[FAILURE are] the band we've not-so-secretly ripped off for years and ...

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A PERFECT CIRCLE To Release New Single In Early August

A PERFECT CIRCLE have set "Weak And Powerless" as the first single from their forthcoming sophomore album, "Thirteenth Step", due on September 16 through Virgin Records. The single will impact radio stations on August 4. As previously reported, "Thirteenth Step" is the follow-up to 2000's "Mer de Noms", which debuted at No. 4 on The ...

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VAN HALEN Bassist To Launch Line Of Condiments

Following in the footsteps of AEROSMITH guitarist Joe Perry, whose "Rock Your World Boneyard Brew" line of condiments has reportedly been a great success since its launch last year, VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony has announced plans to start up his own brand of hot sauce. "It's common knowledge that Michael Anthony is a hardcore ...

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OZZY And Family Sign With MTV For More 'Osbournes'

MTV has signed Ozzy Osbourne and family for 20 new episodes of its hit reality series "The Osbournes", scheduled to begin airing early next year. "It's been one hell of a journey these past few years," Ozzy told the Television Critics Association summer gathering. "This whole MTV thing has been an incredible adventure. We didn't ...

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A PERFECT CIRCLE Name New Album, Announce Club Tour Dates

A PERFECT CIRCLE have set "Thirteenth Step" as the title for their sophomore album, due out on September 16 through Virgin Records. The complete track listing for the album is as follows: 01. The Package 02. Weak and Powerless 03. The Noose 04. Blue 05. Vanishing 06. A Stranger 07. The Outsider 08. Crimes 09. ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Guitarist Offers Update From The Road

In his latest update from the road, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD guitarist Jed Simon sheds a little light on the hazards of being on the road, some great new & vintage music to listen to, the virtues of dual rectifiers, and pointy guitars: "SYL has been writing and compiling video footage lately... except our video camera ...

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Former SMASHING PUMPKINS Guitarist To Join A PERFECT CIRCLE?

Former SMASHING PUMPKINS guitarist James Iha has reportedly been approached to replace Danny Lohner (NINE INCH NAILS) in the current A PERFECT CIRCLE lineup. According to Australia's Undercover News, Iha — who has remained relatively low-key since the breakup of SMASHING PUMPKINS — became "suddenly available" just as A PERFECT CIRCLE were about to audition ...

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Ex-TESTAMENT Guitarist: New METALLICA 'Represents Everything Wrong With The Music Business'

Former TESTAMENT guitarist Alex Skolnick, whose previous group was once considered to be among the natural successors to the San Francisco Bay Area metal throne held by METALLICA, has slammed his one-time heroes, calling their latest opus, "St. Anger" a "sloppy mess" and insisting that Hetfield and Co. "represent everything wrong with the music business." ...

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SHADOWS FALL's BRIAN FAIR: 'We Should Have Died'

After a string of headlining shows, SHADOWS FALL will make their Ozzfest debut this Saturday, June 28 in San Antonio TX. Unfortunately, the trip down to Texas was not that easy, and Brain Fair (vocals) goes onto describe the whole frightening experience. "When the tour began, we had a screw up with the bus company ...

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SAMMY HAGAR Slams DIAMOND DAVE (Again), Addresses VAN HALEN Reunion

Sammy Hagar, who, along with fellow ex-VAN HALEN frontman David Lee Roth, spent last summer co-headlining the laboriously titled "Sammy Hagar and David Lee Roth Tour 2002: Song for Song, the Heavyweight Champs of Rock and Roll", is once again dissing Diamond Dave's oversize ego and deteriorating singing voice. In an interview with Cleveland's Music's ...

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GOATWHORE Explain Show Cancellations

New Orleans-based GOATWHORE, the band featuring vocalist L. Ben Falgoust II (SOILENT GREEN) and guitarist Sammy Duet (ACID BATH, CROWBAR), have issued the following statement via their official web site: "We would like to explain a few show cancellations from our recent tour with IMMOLATION. We were having van troubles on the West Coast and ...

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DAVE LEE ROTH Says He Is Irreplaceable

Newt Briggs of the Las Vegas Mercury caught up with David Lee Roth and asked if he thought "Van Halen III", featuring former EXTREME lead singer Gary Cherone, was a much more shameful rock debacle than any unsuccessful drug deal — no matter how bungled. "I think so," Roth responded. "How were they ever going ...

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