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KISS Murder Trial Update: Cusano's Daughters Kept Secret

As previously reported, the murder trial of a man accused of killing the ex-wife of former KISS guitarist Vinnie Vincent got underway on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at the Superior Court in Hartford, Connecticut. Police arrested Gregory McArthur, 41, on Sept. 2, 2000, and charged him with the January 1998 murder of Annemarie Cusano. Cusano worked ...

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TESTAMENT's PETERSON Joins Guitar Legends For All-Star Jam

TESTAMENT guitarist Eric Peterson joined Joe Satriani, Dave Meniketti (Y&T), Neal Schon and the rest of JOURNEY for an "all-star" jam at the conclusion of Bone Bash III, a one-day rock festival that took place Saturday, Nov. 2 at the Chronicle Pavilion in Concord, California. The following is an eyewitness account sent to us by ...

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JIMI HENDRIX's Brother Sues Adopted Stepsister For Defamation

JIMI HENDRIX's brother, Leon Hendrix, has slapped the guitarist's adopted stepsister Janie Hendrix with a defamation suit on Oct. 9 for allegedly claiming that Leon and Jimi were only half brothers. Janie Hendrix, forty-one, is president of Experience Hendrix LLC, the company that owns and controls Jimi Hendrix's music and image. The latest suit also ...

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Guitar Heroes Line Up To Pay Tribute To Ailing Axeman

Swedish guitarist Tommy Denander has written a special song called "Jason" for inclusion on the second tribute album for former David Lee Roth axeman Jason Becker, who is suffering from ALS (Lou Gehrigs). As an added bonus, Denander has invited a very impressive list of friends to jam on the track, which will be featured ...

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KISS Get Charitable!

KISS have decided to donate a portion of the proceeds from their upcoming Kiss Symphony show to the victims and families of the Bali bombing. "Quietly, without making a public announcement we are going to make sure a substantial amount of the proceeds of this concert will go the right place, the victims, the families," ...

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AUDIOSLAVE Cough Up Cash For Rights To Name

The following article comes to us courtesy of NME.com: AUDIOSLAVE, the supergroup featuring former members of SOUNDGARDEN and RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, have handed over $30,000 just to share their name with an unsigned Liverpool, UK band. AUDIOSLAVE were formed in 2001 with ex-SOUNDGARDEN singer Chris Cornell on vocals and RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE members ...

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C.R.A.N.K.: MP3 Samples Posted Online

C.R.A.N.K., the Stockholm-based project featuring CANDLEMASS guitarist Mats "Mappe" Björkman, singer Alex Swerdh, guitarist Ulf Larsson (of the KISS cover band KYSS), and ex-LIONS SHARE members Johan Koleberg (drums) and Pontus Egberg (bass), have posted MP3 clips of four cuts from their recently-recorded five-song demo via the group's official web site at this ...

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ANDREW W.K. Apologizes For Remarks About DROWNING POOL Singer

ANDREW W.K. has issued a public apology for his previous remarks in regards to the untimely passing of DROWNING POOL frontman Dave Williams in which he implied that the singer's death was drug-related. Here is Andrew's statement in its entirety: "To those it may concern: Hello, this is Andrew W.K. writing in regards to Dave ...

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LION'S SHARE Part With Bassist And Drummer, Pursue Outside Projects

Acclaimed Swedish melodic metal act LION'S SHARE have parted ways with Pontus Egberg (bass) and Johan Koleberg (drums) due to personal differences. Lars Chriss (guitar) and Tony Niva (vocals) will continue writing and demoing material for the group's fifth studio album, to be released sometime in late 2003 or early 2004. More information, including samples ...

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C.R.A.N.K. Launch Official Web Site

C.R.A.N.K., the Stockholm-based project featuring CANDLEMASS guitarist Mats "Mappe" Björkman, singer Alex Swerdh, guitarist Ulf Larsson (of the KISS cover band KYSS), and ex-LIONS SHARE members Johan Koleberg (drums) and Pontus Egberg (bass), have launched their official web site at this location. As previously reported, C.R.A.N.K. — whose musical direction is described as ...

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THE RAVENOUS To Perform In New York City

THE RAVENOUS, featuring Danny Lilker (BRUTAL TRUTH, S.O.D., NUCLEAR ASSAULT, HOLY MOSES), Killjoy (NECROPHAGIA, WURDULAK, EIBON), Chris Reifert (AUTOPSY, ABSCESS), Danny Coralles (AUTOPSY, ABSCESS) and Clint Bower (HEXX, ABSCESS), will be performing at the Autumn Equinox III festival at The Lions Den in New York City on October 19th. Joining them on the bill will ...

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QUEEN To Receive Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame

QUEEN will reportedly receive a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame in front of the brand new Ivar nightclub at 6356 Hollywood Boulevard at the corner of Hollywood Blvd. and Ivar on Friday, October 18th. The ceremony will take place at 11:30 a.m. and QUEEN fans are invited to come down and share in the ...

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UPDATE: Man Sought In AC/DC Festival Booking Hoax

A con artist claiming to have ties to the management company representing AC/DC has apparently tricked the organizers of Finland's Pori Jazz festival into believing that AC/DC would perform at the event if he was paid an advance fee of 50,000 euros (approximately $49,000). The following is a translation of an article that originally appeared ...

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KORN Singer To Perform Soundtrack Songs On Tour

KORN frontman Jonathan Davis and guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer are currently putting together a QUEEN OF THE DAMNED band to hit the road and perform songs Davis composed for that film sometime next year, according to Allstar. The tour, which Davis says will hit theaters, won't be without its own share of KORN-esque macabre. "We ...

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SONATA ARCTICA Split With Keyboardist

Finnish melodic metallers SONATA ARCTICA have parted ways with keyboardist Mikko Harkin. "For personal reasons, a time has come in my life when I have to make a decision in order to be able to go on," Harkin explained in an official statement announcing his decision to leave the group. "I've been fortunate to share ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE, IRON MAIDEN, TESTAMENT Vocalists Among Frontmen Spotlighted In Singer Book

QUEENSRŸCHE's Geoff Tate, IRON MAIDEN's Bruce Dickinson, TESTAMENT's Chuck Billy and JUDAS PRIEST's Tim "Ripper" Owens are some of the vocalists featured in the new book entitled Pro Secrets Of Heavy Rock Singing, which is being described in an official press release as "the first instructional singing book to address exclusively rock singing in the ...

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VAN HALEN Singer Trio Share Stage In Boston

Former VAN HALEN frontman Gary Cherone joined fellow ex-VH singer Sammy Hagar and VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony for an encore peformance of VAN HALEN's Sammy-era tunes "Dreams" and "When It's Love" during the August 28th stop of the Heavyweight Champs of Rock and Roll tour (also featuring fellow ex-VH singer Dave Lee Roth) at ...

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ROB ZOMBIE's '1000 Corpses' Finds Home At LIONS GATE FILMS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Los Angeles – Lions Gate Films has secured rights from Andy Gould of The Firm to musical superstar/filmmaker Rob Zombie's controversial horror film House of 1000 Corpses, it was announced today by Tom Ortenberg, president of Lions Gate Films Releasing. The film will be released theatrically in the first quarter of 2003. ...

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VAN HALEN Singer Trio To Share Stage In Boston

Former VAN HALEN frontman Gary Cherone will reportedly join fellow ex-VH singer Sammy Hagar and VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony for an encore rendition of one of VAN HALEN's Sammy-era tunes (likely to be "Dreams") during the August 28th stop of the Heavyweight Champs of Rock and Roll tour (also featuring fellow ex-VH singer Dave ...

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CORROSION OF CONFORMITY Commence Recording Sessions For New CD

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY went into the studio several weeks ago and recorded a brand new track, provisionally entitled "The Unholy", for inclusion on the band's upcoming album, tentatively due sometime in 2003. The recording in question was premiered last Friday via the Raleigh, North Carolina's radio station WKNC 88.1 FM, where bassist Mike Dean appeared ...

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JIMI HENDRIX's Brother Files Suit To Gain Share Of Estate

The brother of JIMI HENDRIX filed suit Friday to gain what he considers his fair share of Hendrix's estate, according to Hits Daily Double. Hendrix's legacy was controlled by his father, Al Hendrix, who died in April at age 82, leaving nearly everything to his adopted daughter. In the father's will, Janie Hendrix was given ...

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