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THE PANIC CHANNEL In Studio Recording Debut Album

THE PANIC CHANNEL, the new band featuring three quarters of the most recent lineup of JANE'S ADDICTION (guitarist Dave Navarro, drummer Stephen Perkins, and bassist Chris Chaney) and former SKYCYCLE vocalist Steve Isaacs, are currently recording their debut album in L.A. with producer Brian Virtue (who worked on the last JANE'S album, "Strays"). At present ...

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KISS Members Get Votes On Election Day

Brian Rathjen of the Iowa's Eldridge North Scott Press reports: Can anyone imagine four men dressed in demonic face paint making decisions affecting Scott County's 4-H and family programs? One voter apparently did, and thus wrote the names of the legendary rock band KISS on their Election Day ballot. Peter Criss, Ace Frehley, Gene Simmons ...

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Report: CBS Dropped From GREAT WHITE Nightclub Fire Lawsuit

The Associated Press is reporting that attorneys representing families of some of the 100 people killed in the West Warwick nightclub fire as well a number who were injured have agreed to drop CBS Broadcasting Inc. as a defendant in one of the lawsuits filed in the aftermath. Lawyers for both sides signed a stipulation ...

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DEICIDE Guitar Being Auctioned Off

A brand new BC Rich Beast guitar purportedly made for former DEICIDE guitarist Brian Hoffman is currently being auctioned off via eBay at this location. According to a posting on the auction page, "this guitar has a solid mahogany neck thru body and wings with an ebony fretboard. It has very colorful abalone ...

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MUMMIFICATION: New Album Out Now

California death grinders MUMMIFICATION have just released their brand new full-length CD, entitled "Runes of Blood", via their official web site. The album contains "nine brutal tracks of pure deathgrind, including a cover of DEATH's 'Zombie Ritual' with guest vocals by Juan Urteaga of VILE," according to a press release. Vocalist Aaron Zombie ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE To Perform For PRINCE CHARLES

Scotsman.com is reporting that Ozzy Osbourne will perform at this year's Royal Variety show, it was announced today. The rocker — who grappled with a burglar at his Surrey mansion earlier this week — will give his only U.K. performance of the year. Wife Sharon will also take the stage at the event, held at ...

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Former FATES WARNING Drummer Completes EP/Demo With New Band

Former FATES WARNING drummer Steve Zimmerman has completed work on an EP/demo with his new band INTERFACE, featuring former members of his previous group, MILLENNIUM X (Tom Blardo on guitars/vocals and Brian Doyle on bass). The band entered HomeGrown Recording Studios in Deltona, FL sometime in the fall and finished the final mixes on November ...

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AC/DC Singer Banned From Hotel Bar Over Cap

AC/DC singer Brian Johnson was refused a drink in a swish hotel because he would not remove his trademark flat cap, according to The Sun Online. Johnson has worn the distinctive headgear at concerts across the world. But it cut no ice with a young barman in his home city of Newcastle upon Tyne. Johnson, ...

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SHADOWS FALL Pass The 100,000 SoundScan Mark Again

SHADOWS FALL's latest effort, "The War Within", has just passed the 100,000 mark via U.S. Nielsen SoundScan sales in just under an impressive eight weeks. This accomplishment is a further testament to the band's undying work ethic and current genre status, as it took their previous album, "The Art of Balance", two years to reach ...

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Former FIGHT Members Rejoin Forces In GLASS PIPE SUICIDE

Former FIGHT bandmates Jay Jay (bass) and Brian Tilse (guitar) have joined forces in a brand new project called GLASS PIPE SUICIDE. To complete the trio, Jay and Tilse summonsed the unconventional drum stylings of crazyman drummer Knits, formerly of the alternative metal band LOLLIPOP LUST KILL. GLASS PIPE SUICIDE, who came up with their ...

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CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS Promotes Key Sales Staff

Century Media Records has promoted current Vice President of Sales & Distribution, Brian Sharp, to the newly created Vice President of Internal Operations position, while current Manager of Sales & Distribution, Andrew "Hoz" Hosner, has been promoted to Vice President of Sales & Product Development. Enjoying a 55% sales increase in 2004, Century Media Records ...

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DEICIDE: Part Of European Tour Postponed; Lineup Changes Explained

Contrary to reports from the Portuguese date of DEICIDE's European tour, DEICIDE have not cancelled the rest of the trek but have instead postponed part of the tour in order to accodmodate drummer Steve Asheim, whose father has just died. The group's booking agent, Adam Elfin of First Contact Agency, has sent BLABBERMOUTH.NET the following ...

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JIMI HENDRIX, ACE FREHLEY Guitars To Be Moved As Part of HARD ROCK's 'Top Of The Rock' Program

Hard Rock International, one of the most globally-recognized music, entertainment and dining brands, with a network of 117 signature Hard Rock Cafes in 45 countries, has selected Panalpina Inc., one of the world's leading forwarding and logistics service providers, to move guitars once played by rock 'n' roll legends Jimi Hendrix and KISS guitarist Ace ...

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FU MANCHU: Studio Photos Posted Online

FU MANCHU have posted several photos from the recording sessions for their latest CD, "Start the Machine", at their official web site. Check them out at this location. The follow-up to 2002's "California Crossing" (Mammoth), "Start the Machine" was produced by Brian Joseph Dobbs (VOIVOD, MANMADEGOD, DEATH ANGEL) and marks the group's first ...

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ION VEIN To Support METAL CHURCH In Chicago

Chicago prog/power metallers ION VEIN will be supporting METAL CHURCH at the Chicago stop of their U.S. tour on Monday, November 15 at the House of Blues. Also appearing on the bill will be 3 INCHES OF BLOOD. You can also catch ION VEIN doing a full headlining show at JJ Kelley's in Lansing, IL ...

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