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GIGANTOUR DVD Details Revealed

Image Entertainment has set a September 5, 2006 release date for the "Gigantour" two-disc DVD, featuring highlights from the tour's inaugural run which took place last summer. Gigantour kicked-off on July 21, 2005 in Fresno, California, and hit 39 cities in the U.S. and Canada before ending on September 11, 2005 in Portland, Oregon. The ...

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GODSMACK Frontman: We Support The Troops, Not The War

A.J. Hammer of CNN's "Showbiz Tonight" conducted an interview with GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna on Thursday, May 11. A transcript of the chat follows: Hammer: Well, here we go again. Another rock group embroiled in controversy over their music and the war in Iraq. But this time, it's not exactly what you'd expect. The band ...

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HAMMERFALL: In Writing Mode

HAMMERFALL guitarist Oscar Dronjak has posted the following message on his official blog: "We have now spent the past three days locked in a small room, going over the seven finished songs for the new album. Compared to the first rehearsal in preparation of 'Chapter V: Unbent, Unbowed, Unbroken', this was a fucking breeze! Back ...

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Reprint Of ALICE IN CHAINS Frontman's Biography 'Angry Chair' To Include New Chapter

Argentinean journalist-author Adriana Rubio, who penned the biography of late ALICE IN CHAINS frontman Layne Staley, titled "Layne Staley: Angry Chair", has issued the following statement regarding the recently announced plans to run a new reprint of the book via her new publisher ARTS Publications: "'Layne Staley: Angry Chair' had three reprints from its original ...

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TWIN METHOD To Film Video With Director MATT ZANE

U.K. metal act TWIN METHOD will be shooting a video in support of their upcoming album, "The Volume Of Self", in Los Angeles this week with directors Matt "The Lord" Zane and Danny Rowe. The video will be for the song "The Abrasive". The clip is expected to be finished before the summer and ready ...

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DEE SNIDER's BIKERS FOR BABIES RIDE Scheduled For May

On Sunday, May 21, 2006, an estimated 2,000 motorcyclists will join Dee Snider (radio personality and lead singer of TWISTED SISTER) and the March of Dimes in the fight against premature birth at Dee Snider's fourth annual Bikers for Babies Ride. Registration will begin at 9:00 a.m. at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Hempstead Turnpike ...

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VADER Banned In Malaysia

Polish death metal veterans VADER have posted the following message on their official web site: "VADER is on the list of 228 metal bands banned in Islamic Malaysia. The National Fatwa Council issued the religious decree against the 'black metal cult,' citing practices in which members stamp on the holy Koran, drink alcohol and freely ...

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EYEHATEGOD Frontman: 'PHILIP ANSELMO Helped Me Get Out Of Jail'

Five days after Hurricane Katrina demolished New Orleans, EYEHATEGOD frontman Mike Williams and his girlfriend Alicia Morgan barely escaped the city alive. Within hours of arriving in Morgan City, Louisiana hotel room, the pair were locked up on drug charges. Williams spent 91 days in the Morgan City jail, forced to kick his legendary heroin ...

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Former SINERGY And TO/DIE/FOR Drummer Joins Finland's VANGUARD

Finnish gothic metal band VANGUARD have announced the addition of drummer Tonmi Lillman (ex-TO/DIE/FOR, SINERGY, HATEFRAME, KYLÄHULLUT) to the group's ranks. "VANGUARD's bass player O.D. has left the band to pursue other interests and drummer Tipi has taken the role of bassist," reads a posting on the band's web site. "The empty drummer's chair will ...

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SINGLE BULLET THEORY Announce New Drummer

Philadelphia-based metallers SINGLE BULLET THEORY have announced the addition of drummer Darrin Patrick to the group's ranks. "Darrin is best known for his work with progressive band ETERNITY X as well as North Jersey's SMOTHER THERESA," the band write in a statement. "Darrin can be heard on SINGLE BULLET THEORY's forthcoming disc, 'The Killing Floor', ...

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AVULSED To Record New Mini-CD

Spanish extreme metallers AVULSED will enter the studio in late January/early February to record a mini-CD, "Reanimations", featuring two brand new tracks ("River Runs Red" and "Foetal Consolation"), a remake of one song from their 1992 debut demo ("Unconscious Pleasure") and three cover songs: W.A.S.P.'s "I Wanna Be Somebody", GOREFEST's "Mental Misery" and EXODUS' "Piranha". ...

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LED ZEPPELIN's ROBERT PLANT Signs Chair For Charity

According to Canada's London Free Press, LED ZEPPELIN legend Robert Plant didn't hesitate when he was asked to autograph a chair for a good cause while in London, Ontario for a September concert. "I used to smash these things, not sign them," he quipped. Other well-known figures who've appeared at the John Labatt Centre have ...

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Horror Feels Right At Home In ROB ZOMBIE's House

Diana McKeon Charkalis of USA Today has issued the following report: Inside the Zombie house, a wooden electric chair with leather straps sits by the front door. A full suit of armor stands nearby. There's even a stuffed white mouse resting on an entryway table. But when a visitor comments that their Halloween ...

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