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MARCH METAL MELTDOWN 5 Expands To Three Days

For the first time in its five years, March Metal Meltdown will expand to three days of metal mayhem, as the festival takes over the Cricket Club Complex in Irvington, N.J., the weekend of March 7-9. "We wanted to get closer to the Big Apple," said promoter Jack Koshick. "As soon as we heard Convention ...

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SEVEN WITCHES: New Music Posted Online

SEVEN WITCHES, the band featuring former SAVATAGE guitarist Jack Frost, ARMORED SAINT/FATES WARNING bassist Joey Vera, and HELSTAR singer James Rivera, have posted the track "Dance With The Dead" in streaming audio at this location. "Dance With The Dead" comes off the group's fourth album, "Passage To The Other Side", due on April ...

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GREAT WHITE To Film Live DVD

GREAT WHITE will be filming a live DVD at their upcoming show in Hartford, Connecticut on Feb. 23. According to singer Jack Russell's official web site, "Any person that attends the show should keep their ticket stub and they will be able to pre-order the DVD from Knight Records with a $5.00 discount. The DVD ...

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TURBONEGRO To Issue 'Scandinavian Leather' In April

Norway's TURBONEGRO — recently reformed after a four-year break — have set "Scandinavian Leather" as the title for their upcoming CD, due on April 28 through Sweden's Burning Heart Records. The cover art for the new album is going to be designed by Klaus Voormann, an artist and musician from Hamburg who received a Grammy ...

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MACHINE HEAD: Tales Of Death And Depression

MACHINE HEAD's forthcoming, as-yet-untitled effort will include a track tentatively titled "Descend The Shades Of Night", which frontman Robert Flynn says is "about dying. It kinda chronicles all these crazy dreams I've been having lately about dying, and death itself. It doesn't really sound like anything we've done before, but If I had to compare ...

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SCARLING To Release 7" Single

Los Angeles-based SCARLING, featuring former JACK OFF JILL frontwoman Jessicka, will release a two-song seven-inch single through Sympathy For The Record Industry on March 19. The single, containing the cuts "Band Aid Covers The Bullet Hole" and "H/C", was produced by Chris Vrenna (NINE INCH NAILS) and will feature original cover artwork done by Mark ...

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OSBOURNES' PEPSI TWIST Commercial Posted Online

The 45-second commercial for the new lemon-flavored Pepsi Twist, featuring Ozzy Osbourne and his children, Jack and Kelly, along with a host of celebrities, has been posted online at this location. The commercial, which was shot last month in Los Angeles, shows the two Osbourne children "unwrapping" their faces to reveal they are ...

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STEREOMUD Set Release Date For 'Every Given Moment'

New York-based STEREOMUD, who feature in their ranks former members of LIFE OF AGONY and STUCK MOJO, have set a March 4 release date through Loud/Columbia Records for their sophomore full-length effort, "Every Given Moment". "Every Given Moment" was produced by John Travis (KID ROCK, BUCKCHERRY) and was mixed by Jack Joseph Puig (HOLE, GOO ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE To Appear In Next 'Die Hard' Movie?

OZZY OSBOURNE is being tipped to play a baddie in the next "Die Hard" movie, according to www.megastar.co.uk. Osbourne will reportedly appear in the film alongside Britney Spears, who is being lined up to play Bruce Willis' daughter in the fourth burnt offering of the explosive film franchise. In other news, Pepsi is to premiere ...

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WILL HAVEN: Official Statement On Split

WILL HAVEN have issued an official statement regarding their decision to disband following their final show together at the Capital Garage in Sacramento, California on Friday, Jan. 24. The statement reads as follows: "As most of you may already know, WILL HAVEN will be playing its final show on the 24th of January in Sacramento. ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE: 'Merry [Bleeping] Christmas'

The Osbourne clan — Ozzy, Sharon, Kelly and Jack — sent out a Christmas card this year that features the heavy metal wildman and his family flipping the bird on the front, according to the New York Post. Open the card and Ozzy's voice yells: "Merry [bleeping] Christmas! Rock and roll!" Inside is the family ...

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VIRGIN STEELE Record Long Island Performance For Upcoming DVD

VIRGIN STEELE's "very special" concert at The Downtown in Farmingdale, Long Island on Saturday, Dec. 21 was recorded for an upcoming live CD/DVD, due in late 2003. The group's set list for the three-hour (!) performance was as follows: 01. Invictus 02. Life Among The Ruins 03. Voice As Weapon 04. Conjuration Of The Watcher ...

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Former DIO Guitarist Completes Work On New Solo CD

Former DIO/WORLD WAR III guitarist TRACY G has completed work on his latest solo CD, "Deviating From The Set List", featuring covers of classic rock tunes. The album, which reportedly took a year to record, includes guest appearances from 24 artists, among them Ralph Saenz (vocals - ATOMIC PUNK, METAL SHOP), Ray Luzier (drums - ...

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TURBONEGRO Classics To Be Reissued

Norway's TURBONEGRO — recently reformed after a four-year break — will have two of their classic albums reissued in January on compact disc in a revised packaging. "Apocalypse Dudes" will contain three enhanced bonus video tracks — the promo clips for "Get It On" and "Are You Ready For Some Darkness", plus a live clip ...

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SCARLING Music Posted Online

Los Angeles-based SCARLING, featuring former JACK OFF JILL frontwoman Jessicka, have posted two MP3 clips via their official web site at this location. The cuts in question — "Band-Air Covers The Bullet Hole" and "Black Horse Riding Star" — come off the band's upcoming debut album, which was recently recorded with producer Chris ...

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WHITESNAKE 2003 Lineup Confirmed!

WHITESNAKE have finalized and confirmed their 2003 touring lineup. It is as follows: Vocals - David Coverdale Drums - Tommy Aldridge (OZZY OSBOURNE, THIN LIZZY) Guitar - Doug Aldrich (DIO, LION, BURNING RAIN) Guitar - Reb Beach (WINGER, ALICE COOPER, DOKKEN) Bass - Marco Mendoza (TED NUGENT, THIN LIZZY) Keyboards - Timothy Drury (EAGLES, DON ...

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ARMORED SAINT: Two DVDs, Album Reissue On The Way

ARMORED SAINT and Metal Blade Records will be releasing a DVD version of the band's home video, "A Trip Thru Red Times", in February. Included on the DVD will be extra videos, an interview conducted this past September, an "old-school" photo gallery, plus the added feature of a 5.1 surround mix. The band, who are ...

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MACHINE HEAD Name Live Album, Finalize Track Listing

MACHINE HEAD have set "Hellalive" as the title for their forthcoming live album, due in early 2003 through Roadrunner Records. "Hellalive" was mixed by Colin Richardson at Chapel Studios in Lincolnshire, England and is due to be mastered on Friday, Dec. 13. The album, which was originally set to contain material recorded solely at the ...

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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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KELLY & JACK OSBOURNE: 'THE OSBOURNES' Reality 'Fake'

The first season of "The Osbournes" included sequences staged by MTV, Jack and Kelly Osbourne claimed Tuesday on "Good Morning America". They cited two specific moments that they said MTV had orchestrated — the appearance of a dog therapist, and a dramatic family meeting that ended with Jack storming out. "The most fake thing about ...

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Former GREAT WHITE Duo Announce Additional Dates

JACK RUSSELL'S GREAT WHITE, a newly-formed collaboration between former GREAT WHITE members Jack Russell (vocals) and Mark Kendall (guitar), have announced additional dates as part of their ongoing U.S. tour. They are as follows: Nov. 29 - Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues Nov. 30 - Anaheim, CA - House Of Blues Dec. 06 ...

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