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GODSMACK's ERNA: We're Not An ALICE IN CHAINS Clone Band

GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna believes that his band is more original-sounding than they're being given credit for. When asked by Launch recently how he feels about the way the group is perceived by critics, Erna said, "I think the only misconception is that we were pegged as an ALICE IN CHAINS clone band at one ...

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THERAPY? Announce European Dates

Britain's THERAPY? have announced the provisional dates for the first part of their "High Anxiety" European tour. The details are as follows: May 13 - Hop & Grape - Manchester, UK May 14 - Academy 2 - Birmingham, UK May 15 - LA2 - London, UK May 16 - The Garage - Glasgow, SCO May ...

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Rules Set For Lawyers' Visit To GREAT WHITE Fire Site Tomorrow

Private lawyers and their fire experts are scheduled to converge at the site of The Station nightclub fire tomorrow morning to take photographs and measurements in preparation for civil lawsuits stemming from the blaze that killed 99 people, The Providence Journal has reported. According to an order issued by Superior Court Judge Alice B. Gibney ...

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DEF:IGNITION: More Details Revealed

More information has surfaced about DEF:IGNITION, the new San Francisco Bay Area band fronted by SKINLAB singer Steev Esquivel. Joining Steev in the new group are ex-UNDER/VICE guitarist Jack Cargile, former DEFIANCE/UNDER bassist Mike Kaufmann and ex-UNDER drummer Hugo. According to Esquivel, the band's original material "is killer… Killer choruses, music is solid… Everyone that ...

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Second Lawsuit Filed In GREAT WHITE Concert Tragedy

A second lawsuit was filed today in connection with the GREAT WHITE concert tragedy fire in Rhode Island — this one on behalf of a young girl who lost her 27-year-old mother in the blaze which took 99 lives, according to The Providence Journal. The lawsuit, filed on behalf of Zoe Jean Kingsley, the 6-year-old ...

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SKINLAB Frontman To Launch Side Project At 420 FESTIVAL PRE-PARTY

DEF:IGNITION, the new side project of SKINLAB frontman Steev Esquivel, will be making their live debut on Friday, April 18 at the Pound in San Francisco. The band, who feature Esquivel on guitar/vocals, will be joined on the bill by ARMAGETITON (featuring SKINLAB drummer Paul Hopkins), KRENSHAW, and DRAGWATER. DEF:IGNITION, whose sound has been described ...

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JACK BLADES Signs Solo Deal With FRONTIERS RECORDS

Jack Blades, frontman, bassist, lead singer and songwriter for such million-selling rock bands as NIGHT RANGER and DAMN YANKEES, has secured a home for his highly anticipated solo debut with Frontiers Records, signing a deal for European and Asian territories. "I am so excited about having this opportunity to do my own record after 20 ...

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TWO HIT CREEPER Split Up

Los Angeles-based TWO HIT CREEPER have officially split up. The group, whose most recent demos were produced by SOULFLY drummer Roy Mayorga, had originally caught the interest of ORGY frontman Jay Gordon, who wanted to issue the band's debut CD through his Division One imprint (a plan that was later abandoned). Guitarist Jim and vocalist ...

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ALICE IN CHAINS: STALEY Biography Includes Personal Drawings, Letters

Hot on the heels of Kurt Cobain's "Journals", a biography of late ALICE IN CHAINS frontman Layne Staley, dubbed "Angry Chair", chronicles the singer's heroin addiction and his death by overdose and includes Staley's last interview, photos and personal drawings and letters from his journal. Author Adriana Rubio began the book with the Staley family's ...

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Former GUNS N' ROSES Members To Star In Reality TV Show

Former members of GUNS N' ROSES — guitarist Slash, bassist Duff McKagan, and drummer Matt Sorum — plus newcomer guitarist Dave Kushner (formerly of McKagan's post-GN'R project LOADED) are holding tryouts in Los Angeles to fill the vacant singer slot in their new band, and VH1 is filming the proceedings for a new show. "I ...

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SILENT FORCE Name New CD, Prepare To Record

SILENT FORCE, the band featuring ex-ROYAL HUNT singer D.C. Cooper, have set "Line of Attack" as the tentative title for their third full-length album, due later in the year. The follow-up to 2001's "Infatuator", which will be recorded at House of Audio studio in Karlsdorf, Germany with producer Dennis Ward (ANGRA, PINK CREAM 69), will ...

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MEMENTO: Video Posted Online

Australia's MEMENTO have posted the video for the track "Coming" at this location. "Coming" comes off the group's upcoming debut album, "Beginnings", due on Feb. 25 through Columbia Records. "Beginnings" was produced by Toby Wright (ALICE IN CHAINS, SOULFLY, TAPROOT) and mixed by Brendan O'Brien (STONE TEMPLE PILOTS, KORN, PAPA ROACH). ...

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MEMENTO Set Release Date For 'Beginnings'

Australia's MEMENTO have set a Feb. 25 release date through Columbia Records for their debut album, "Beginnings". "Beginnings" was produced by Toby Wright (ALICE IN CHAINS, SOULFLY, TAPROOT) and mixed by Brendan O'Brien (STONE TEMPLE PILOTS, KORN, PAPA ROACH). ...

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KURT COBAIN's Guitar To Be Auctioned Off

The guitar played by Kurt Cobain during NIRVANA's breakthrough "Nevermind" tour is to be auctioned, according to NME.com. The black Stratocaster was used throughout the band's now legendary 1991 world tour, and is expected to go for around £15,000 (approximately $24,000) when it goes under the hammer in London. Cobain's axe is expected to be ...

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PITCHSHIFTER Putting Finishing Touches On 'Totally Raw' Live CD

Britain's PITCHSHIFTER have tapped Steve Duda to edit and mix their upcoming live record. Duda, a longtime friend of the band and Pro-Tools operator on PITCHSHIFTER's MCA Records debut with producer Dave Jerden (ALICE IN CHAINS, JANE'S ADDICTION, THE OFFSPRING), has been working in Los Angeles with singer J.S. Clayden for some time now. The ...

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Winning Air-Guitar Ace Salutes AC/DC's ANGUS YOUNG

A 27-year-old Australian man beat 10 other finalists to win the Hobart Summer Festival air-guitar showdown with his impression of AC/DC "mad axeman" Angus Young, according to Australia's The Mercury. David Lithgow's carefully choreographed and well-rehearsed piece won the West Hobart carpet salesman a shiny black electric guitar, signed by COLD CHISEL's Ian Moss, and ...

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THERAPY? Secure North American Deal

Britain's THERAPY? have secured a North American deal with Spitfire Records. The band, who recently inked a new worldwide record deal with Eagle Rock Records (Spitfire being Eagle Rock's North American licensing partner), have commenced the recording sessions for their next studio album, tentatively due in early 2003. The as-yet-untitled CD, which will mark the ...

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POISON Drummer To Issue Solo Album

Rikki Rockett, drummer of the multi-platinum group POISON, is set to release his first solo record Tuesday, Jan. 7. The album, entitled "Glitter 4 Your Soul", contains 11 tracks of remakes of 1970's "glitter" songs by such artists as DAVID BOWIE ("Fame"), T. REX ("Rock On"), THE NEW YORK DOLLS ("Trash'), THE ROLLING STONES ("Star, ...

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JERRY CANTRELL Slams Former Tourmates CREED, Says Tour Was 'Stale'

Ex-ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell, who spent a couple of months this year touring arenas with CREED, has slammed his former touring bandmates, calling them "unpersonable" and describing the experience of sharing the stage with them as "stale". "CREED was a weird tour," Cantrell told Chicago's Pop Matters. "I mean it's kind of strange ...

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THERAPY? Ink New Record Deal

Britain's THERAPY? have inked a new worldwide record deal with Eagle Rock Records. The band, who were previously signed to Ark 21 Records, have commenced the recording sessions for their next studio album, tentatively due in early 2003. "It's exciting to be with a label who understand rock bands and we're looking forward to giving ...

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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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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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AUDIOSLAVE Select 'Like A Stone' As Second Single

AUDIOSLAVE have set "Like a Stone" as the second single from their self-titled debut. "It definitely shows the depth of our record, coming after [first single] 'Cochise', so that's kind of cool, 'cause there's a lot of different kinds of music on the record," drummer Brad Wilk told MTV News. "It's kind of cool to ...

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JERRY CANTRELL: Video Interview Posted Online

A video interview with former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell, conducted recently at Playboy magazine's "mini-mansion" in Hollywood, California, has been posted online at this location. Cantrell has just issued his latest CD, "Degradation Trip", as a double album, featuring additional songs recorded late last year during the same sessions as songs ...

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