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DIO To Battle TENACIOUS D In New Video For "Push"

TENACIOUS D's Jack Black and Kyle Gass will appear in DIO's latest video, "Push", the first single off of the new album Killing The Dragon. This may sound like a strange pairing to some, but anyone that knows TENACIOUS D is aware of their respect for THE ROCK and appropriate Icons not to mention the ...

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WYKKED WYTCH Announce New Bassist, Possible OZZFEST Appearances

Florida female-fronted act WYKKED WYTCH have been rejoined by bassist Thamuz, who has re-located from his native Philadelphia to hook up with the band during the writing sessions for their third full-length album, entitled Cursed Destiny. Among the cuts already completed for the upcoming CD are "Farewell", "Where I Died" and the projected title track. ...

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Former MR. BIG Guitarist Completes Work On New Solo CD

Former MR. BIG guitarist Paul Gilbert has completed work on a new solo CD, entitled Burning Organ, which is due for release on June 26th in Japan. 13 songs were reportedly tracked for the album, including opener "I Like Rock", which features "one hundred guitars all playing at the same time through the entire song ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE And Clan To Issue "The Osbournes Family Album"

OZZY OSBOURNE and his family will be issuing a soundtrack of sorts to the hit MTV reality series The Osbournes, entitled The Osbournes Family Album, on June 11th through Epic Records. The CD will contain songs personally chosen by each member, including daughter Kelly Osbourne's cover of MADONNA's "Papa Don't Preach". As previously reported, Kelly ...

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EXCLUSIVE: DINO CAZARES Speaks Out On FEAR FACTORY Split

Since FEAR FACTORY officially called it quits in early March, very little has been heard from the band themselves, with the four members of the group choosing to each deal with the break-up of this long-running group by immersing themselves in new projects rather than speaking out publicly on what was, by all accounts, a ...

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THE HIVES Continue Bid For World Domination

Sweden's latest rock sensation THE HIVES continue their bid for world domination and have set an impressive record on the way. The recent issue of Kerrang!, sporting THE HIVES on the cover and a CD with music selected by the band, became the biggest-selling issue ever of the legendary magazine, with sales exceeding 120,000 copies. ...

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"THE OSBOURNES": The Media Overkill Continues

The following article appeared in today's edition of New York Daily News: Ozzy Osbourne should be worried. After years of cultivating his image as rock's Prince of Darkness, the former BLACK SABBATH singer has been hailed by Dan Quayle as a swell dad. In a speech marking the 10th anniversary of his trashing of Candice ...

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LIMP BIZKIT: New Guitarist Found?

LIMP BIZKIT have finalized a new guitarist to replace Wes Borland, according to Shoutweb. Although no official announcement has yet been made, recent unconfirmed reports suggest that former SNOT guitarist Mike Smith has been selected as Borland's replacement. Smith had previously worked with SNOT (as a replacement for Sonny Mayo in 1998), theSTART ...

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BLACKMORE'S NIGHT To Play Live On Dutch Television

BLACKMORE'S NIGHT, featuring former DEEP PURPLE/RAINBOW guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and his “companion” Candice Night, will perform the track "The Times They Are A Changin' " live on Dutch television via the popular show Kopspijkers, hosted by Jack Spijkerman, on Saturday, May 4th. The show starts at 8:05 PM CET on Nederland 3 - Vara Television. ...

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Metal/Hard Rock Album Sales In The US As Reported By SoundScan

Here are the latest sales figures for various current and catalog metal/hard rock releases in the US (in total units sold to date since the albums were issued), as reported by SoundScan for the week ending April 21st, 2002: KORN Issues: 3,047,076 KORN Follow The Leader: 3,414,717 LIMP BIZKIT Chocolate Starfish: 6,259,073 LIMP BIZKIT Significant ...

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SAVATAGE's CHRIS CAFFERY Speaks Out On Guitarist Change

SAVATAGE guitarist Chris Caffery has issued a personal statement regarding the recent departure of SEVEN WITCHES axeman Jack Frost and recruitment of former MEGADETH guitarist Al Pitrelli to the group's ranks. Says Caffery: “I want to thank Jack for a great job and a fun 10 months on the road. You are a great guy ...

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SAVATAGE Announce PITRELLI's Return To Group's Ranks

SAVATAGE have officially rejoined forces with former MEGADETH guitarist Al Pitrelli. As a result of this develoment, the group will no longer be requiring the services of SEVEN WITCHES axeman Jack Frost, who filled in for Pitrelli during the latter's tenure with Mustaine and co. "Me and the boys have remained friends in the past ...

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Former MEGADETH Guitarist Rejoins SAVATAGE

SAVATAGE have fired recently-recruited guitarist Jack Frost and have replaced him with returning axeman Al Pitrelli (ex-MEGADETH), according to a report posted at Brave Words. “[The SAVATAGE] guys lied to me,” Frost said. “You can't lie to the fans. “I loved playing in that band. I thought they were friends. We toured together, ...

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AC/DC Live On Pay-Per-View In May

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: AC/DC BLAZES A HIGHWAY TO HELL...STRAIGHT TO YOUR TV SCREEN RENOWNED CONCERT AVAILABLE 5/11 ON IN DEMAND PAY-PER-VIEW New York, NY Rock's down-and-dirty, blue-collar heroes AC/DC bring their celebrated live show into the comfort of your living room with iN DEMAND Pay-Per-View on Saturday, May 11. The concert, which can be purchased ...

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THE OSBOURNES To Make "Tonight Show" Appearance

OZZY OSBOURNE, wife Sharon and their kids Kelly and Jack will reportedly be guests on NBC's The Tonight Show With Jay Leno tonight, March 29th in what is apparently NOT a repeat of their December appearance on the same show. In other news, unconfirmed rumors suggest that a Behind The Music VH1 documentary on BLACK ...

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THE HIVES Get Bought Out!

According to Hits Daily Double, Sweden's THE HIVES will have their current and upcoming records purchased by Warner Bros. via a partnership with the group's current European/American labels Epitaph/Burning Heart Records. Warner Bros. chief Tom Whalley and Epitaph head Brett Gurewitz reportedly flew to Sweden last week to meet with the band. THE HIVES hit ...

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RITUAL CARNAGE Finalize Album Track Listing, Release Date

Japan's RITUAL CARNAGE have completed work on their third album, entitled The Birth Of Tragedy, which is due to be released through Osmose Productions on May 21st. Recorded on the mountainside of Hachioji, Japan, the CD version of the album will contain 11 songs, while the LP version and the limited-edition digi-pack will each include ...

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ARMORED SAINT/FATES WARNING Bassist Joins SEVEN WITCHES

SEVEN WITCHES, featuring ex-CRIMSON GLORY vocalist Wade Black and SAVATAGE guitarist Jack Frost, have announced the addition of bassist Joey Vera (i.e. ARMORED SAINT, FATES WARNING, ENGINE) to the group's ranks. Joey will reportedly join the group on their upcoming European tour with ANNIHILATOR and will also play on the next SEVEN WITCHES CD. Joey, ...

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VINTERSORG Duo Put Side Project To Sleep

OTYG, the side project of VINTERSORG/BORKNAGAR vocalist Vintersorg and VINTERSORG guitarist Mattias Marklund, has been officially put to sleep, according to an official statement from the duo. Both me (Vintersorg) and Mattias feel that we can't go on with OTYG as we have lost our burning inspiration and lust in that musical arena. And under ...

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FOZZY Complete Work On Happenstance

FOZZY, who include in their ranks WWF wrestler Chris Jericho (aka Moongoose McQueen), ex-STUCK MOJO/currentSICK SPEED guitarist Rich Ward (aka Duke Larue), ex-STUCK MOJO/current SICK SPEED drummer Bud Fontsere (aka KK Laflame), and acclaimed British metal producer Andy Sneap (aka Lord Bayden Powell), will release their second CD, entitled Happenstance, through Megaforce Records in July. ...

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SNAKEPIT Magazine: An Old -School Metalhead's Delight!

Snakepit magazine has just come out with its 10th issue featuring 108 full-packed, pro-printed “pure metal” pages, including the following US metal and Euro-metal legends and hopefuls: RAZOR (8 pages, first interview with ex-vocalist Sheepdog in many, many years), OMEN (5 pages, about theír 80s heyday and their comeback), STEEL PROPHET, HALLOWS EVE (3 pages, ...

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PISSING RAZORS Confirm Headlining Tour, Other Dates

El Paso, Texas' own PISSING RAZORS will be hitting the road later this month in support of their latest CD, Where We Come From. The band kicks it off with a month-long headlining trek and will then team up with CANNIBAL CORPSE and DARK FUNERAL for a nationwide tour that will include several Canadian dates. ...

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