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Former BUCKCHERRY Singer Cancels Remainder Of Solo Tour

Former BUCKCHERRY frontman Josh Todd has cancelled the remainder of his U.S. solo tour "due to a personal tragedy" within his band, according to a post on Todd's web site. No further information is available at this time. As previously reported, Josh's recently released solo debut, "You Made Me!", was recorded in Los Angeles with ...

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AC/DC: London Show Confirmed

To celebrate the re-launch of the Carling Apollo Hammersmith in London, England, an extremely rare and exclusive appearance will take place by one of the greatest and most influential rock bands in the world: AC/DC. For ONE night only, on Tuesday 21st October, Carling will bring Angus Young, Malcolm Young, Brian Johnson, Phil Rudd and ...

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HALLOWEEN Confirmed For Germany's KEEP IT TRUE II Festival

Detroit-based metallers HALLOWEEN are the latest act to be confirmed for next year's installment of the Keep It True II festival, set to be held on April 10, 2004 at Tauberfrankenhalle in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany. As previously reported, legendary NWOBHM metallers SATAN will reunite in their original "Court In The Act" lineup (including BLITZKRIEG singer Brian ...

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BLACK SABBATH Box Set Delayed Until 2004

The much-anticipated eight-disc BLACK SABBATH box set, "Black Box: The Complete Original Black Sabbath (1970-1978)", has had its release date pushed back to early 2004, according to a Rhino Records spokesperson. No reason was given for the delay, but an official press release on the matter is expected by the end of the week. Retailing ...

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Rock Legend TED NUGENT Tells Arkansas Teens To Scratch Drug Use

Misty Hale of The Courier News reports that rocker Ted Nugent used biting quotes and edgy humor to pound his message into the brains of about 500 Arkansas-area teenagers Monday afternoon (September 29). Excuses are for wimps, drugs are for puking hillbilly hippies, and hunting is the most blessed activity ever granted to mankind. The ...

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ANTHRAX To Film Video For 'What Doesn't Die'

ANTHRAX will be shooting a video for the track "What Doesn't Die" in early November with director Brian Posehn. "I won't give away any details because if I do some other band will steal our idea," guitarist Scott Ian writes in the latest installment of his online diary. "It will be intense." The band are ...

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TED NUGENT To Speak Out Against Drug Use In Arkansas

Ted Nugent will speak out against alcohol and other drugs in Russellville, Arkansas during a regional planning meeting aimed at addressing the methamphetamine problem in a 10-county area, according to The Courier. The meeting will be held Sept. 29 at Tucker Coliseum at Arkansas Tech University. The event is being hosted by the prosecuting attorneys ...

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BLACK SABBATH: Box Set Details Revealed

The much-anticipated eight-disc BLACK SABBATH box set, "Black Box: The Complete Original Black Sabbath (1970-1978)", is due on November 4, according to Rolling Stone. The collection will feature remastered versions of the band's albums with Ozzy Osbourne behind the mike, as well as a live DVD with previously unseen footage. Retailing for $99.98, the set ...

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VICTORY FLAG Name New CD

VICTORY FLAG have set "Red Right 88" as the title for their forthcoming CD, due late 2003/early 2004 through Sin Klub Entertainment. The follow up to their EP, "The Soundtrack To Your Miserable Life", will be their second release with the label. Art will be done once again by Jeff Gaither (THE MISFITS, THE ACCUSED, ...

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TOMMY LEE To Guest On 'THE SHARON OSBOURNE SHOW': Date Announced

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee will be a special guest on Sharon Osbourne's new, nationally syndicated talk show, dubbed "The Sharon Osbourne Show", on Monday, September 22. Sharon will reportedly "get personal" with rocker Lee as he take her on a fast-paced tour of L.A. to reveal "5 Things You Didn't Know" about Tommy ...

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Jurors Rule For MARILYN MANSON In Civil Battery Trial

Jurors found in favor of MARILYN MANSON in a federal lawsuit accusing the shock rocker of civil battery for pulling a security guard's head toward his crotch and gyrating during a concert, according to the Associated Press. Manson never contested the accusation, but maintained that it did not constitute battery. Jurors deliberated for nearly seven ...

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Former EUROPE Guitarist Performs THIN LIZZY Classics On Swedish Radio Station

Former EUROPE/DOKKEN guitarist John Norum performed the THIN LIZZY classics "Still In Love With You" and "Borderline" live together with former THIN LIZZY guitarist Brian Robertson on Rockklassiker, the only rock-based radio station in Stockholm, Sweden. It was also revealed that Norum and Robertson have been contributing to a forthcoming Swedish THIN LIZZY TV documentary ...

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CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER End Reunion Bid, Change Name To BELOW

Reformed speedcore pioneers CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER have officially changed their name to BELOW following the departure of vocalist Bill Treadway (formerly Bill Crooks). "Initially, we were planning on reforming the band with three of the four original members including myself, [bassist] Rob [Nicholson], and Bill," guitarist Les Evans told Belgium's Pull The Chain. "Brian ...

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BALL Change Name To BLEED DEFEAT

BALL, the Los Angeles-based band featuring former OZZY OSBOURNE/PRIDE AND GLORY and current BILLY IDOL drummer Brian Tichy on guitar/vocals, have changed their name to BLEED DEFEAT. "We switched some guys around and sent out a new CD with some new songs," Tichy writes on his web site. "We sent them to all kinds of ...

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'THE SHARON OSBOURNE SHOW': First-Week Guests, Performers Announced

Sharon Osbourne's new, nationally syndicated talk show premieres on Monday, Sept. 15, with Justin Timberlake and Wynonna Judd. The rest of the first week's guests and featured musical performers will include Macy Gray (9/16), Lance Bass and Keanu Reeves (9/17) and Brian McKnight (9/19), according to Hits Daily Double. Other scheduled guests include actors Mo'nique, ...

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MARILYN MANSON Barely Makes Stir In St. Paul Court

Todd Nelson of the Pioneer Press reports that "it wasn't quite a UFO landing at Lake Wobegon, but the appearance Tuesday (September 2) of shock rocker Marilyn Manson in a federal courtroom in St. Paul did have its surreal moments. And not the way you might imagine. "For all the gender-bending antics of his outrageous ...

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AC/DC Goes Ballet

Maurice Chittenden of The Sunday Times reports that AC/DC singer Brian Johnson has composed an orchestral piece of music that is being developed for the stage as both a ballet and a West End musical. The Tyneside-born Johnson, 55, famous for never removing his cap in public, says he got the idea while watching a ...

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Meet A Man Who Shares OZZY OSBOURNE's Name

Brett Johnson of Scripps Howard News Service reports that "Ozzie Osborn and Ozzy Osbourne both grew up poor and became rich. Ozzie Osborn can think of one other thing he and the namesake famous rock star have in common. " 'I sang quite a bit, but not like him,' said Osborn, who lives near Santa ...

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DOWNSET Complete Work On New Album

DOWNSET have completed work on their new album, "Universal", tentatively due before the end of the year through an as-yet-undisclosed label. The 11-song CD was produced by guitarist Brian "Ares" Schwager and features the band lineup of Ares, Rey Orepeza (vocals), Chris Lee (drums) and Rico Villasenor (bass). The tentative track listing for "Universal" is ...

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HENDRIX Tops ROLLING STONE Poll

Jimi Hendrix has been named the greatest guitar player by Rolling Stone magazine in a poll to discover the greatest guitarists of all time. Hendrix received a glowing tribute from WHO guitarist Pete Townshend, who wrote that he "made the electric guitar beautiful," according to Reuters. Townshend recalled that one of Hendrix's shows was "so ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Drummer Guests On KIMYA DAWSON CD

GUNS N' ROSES drummer Brian "Brain" Mantia, also of PRIMUS fame, has laid down the drum tracks on the new album from Kimya Dawson, one half of quirky anti-folk duo THE MOLDY PEACHES, according to MTV.com. The follow-up to last year's "I'm Sorry That Sometimes I'm Mean", which features THIRD EYE BLIND's Arion Salazar on ...

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MELIAH RAGE Reform, Complete Work On New CD

The Boston-based metal band MELIAH RAGE have reformed and recorded a brand new studio album titled "Barely Human". It is scheduled for release in early 2004 on Screaming Ferret Wreckords. The official release date is forthcoming. Guitarist Anthony Nichols, guitarist Jim Koury and bass guitarist Jesse Johnson, all original members, are joined by new vocalist ...

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'SAMMY HAGAR Day' In St. Louis: Photos Available

Thursday, August 21 was proclaimed "Sammy Hagar Day" in St. Louis, Missouri, where the former VAN HALEN singer was honored at Busch Stadium. Check out photos from Wire Image. In other news, Brian Q. Newcomb of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Hagar arranged a reunion with his first recording band, the influential ...

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KISS, ACDELCO, KURT JOHNSON, And CAVALIER Form Hot Rod Supergroup

The crashing thunder of rock power chords and deep bass crescendos of 1,300 horsepower combined to create a medley of high-performance music together at the official unveiling of Kurt Johnson's ACDelco NHRA Pro Stock Cavalier Z24 on August 14. Featuring artwork by renowned motorsports artist Sam Bass, Johnson's Cavalier sports a visual theme inspired by ...

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