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VELVET REVOLVER: New Album Title Revealed

VELVET REVOLVER's much-anticipated debut album, due on April 27, 2004 through RCA Records, looks likely to be titled either "Contraband" or "Controband", BLABBERMOUTH.NET can exclusively reveal. As previously reported, the CD — which will include twelve of the more than fifty tracks the band co-wrote before and after vocalist Scott Weiland (ex-STONE TEMPLE PILOTS) joined ...

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Report: Top-Grossing OZZFEST Shows Of All Time (1996-2003)

As part of a special spotlight on the Osbournes in the current issue of Billboard, the magazine has compiled a list of the top 10 highest-grossing Ozzfest shows in the travelling festival's eight-year history. Since its inaugural run in 1996, Ozzfest has grossed a staggering $146.5 million from 236 shows that have drawn 3.8 million ...

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SLIPKNOT Cancel Korean Show

SLIPKNOT have cancelled their previously announced Korean show in early February in order to concentrate on completing their new album, according to a statement released Monday (Dec. 22) by the Korean concert promoter Access Entertainment. The Iowa-based nine-piece were due to perform at Seoul's 12,000-capacity "Jam Sil" Indoor Sports Center on February 3 ...

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Report: New SLIPKNOT Album To Surface In May Or June

SLIPKNOT's much-anticipated follow-up to 2001's "Iowa", which is currently being recorded in the Hollywood Hills, California with producer Rick Rubin (SYSTEM OF A DOWN, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, AUDIOSLAVE, SLAYER), has had its projected release date pushed back to May or June 2004, according to a studio report posted at MTV.com. "The cool thing about ...

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VELVET REVOLVER To Release 'Comrades' In April

VELVET REVOLVER, the much buzzed-about rock group featuring ex-STONE TEMPLE PILOTS vocalist Scott Weiland, former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash, bassist Duff McKagan, drummer Matt Sorum and guitarist Dave Kushner from Dave Navarro's (JANE'S ADDICTION) band, have set "Comrades" as the working title for their much-anticipated debut, tentatively due on April 27 through RCA Records. ...

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CRUACHAN Complete Work On New Album

Irish folk metal band CRUACHAN have completed work on their fourth full-length album, entitled "Pagan". "Pagan" was recorded and mixed at Radio Na Life Studios in Dublin, Ireland with producer Al Cowen and is the follow-up to last year's "Folk-Lore". The band recorded a total of 15 songs, of which 13 will end up on ...

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ARCH ENEMY To Support IRON MAIDEN In New York!

Sweden's ARCH ENEMY have been confirmed to open for IRON MAIDEN at the four New York City shows in late January. As previously reported, ARCH ENEMY will also support MAIDEN at the British heavy metal band's two Canadian gigs immediately preceding the New York dates. "We are excited about this opportunity to hit the States ...

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DEATH ANGEL Guitarist Offers Recording Update

DEATH ANGEL guitarist Ted Aguilar has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "The recording date got changed. We are now set to start January 3rd. We will do all the basic tracks & mix the record all of January except for 2 days (will tell you at the end of this ...

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VELVET REVOLVER Guitarist Ties The Knot

Congratulations are in order for VELVET REVOLVER guitarist David Kushner, who married his girlfriend Christine on Saturday, December 6 in California. Kushner's bandmate Slash (formerly of GUNS N' ROSES) reportedly missed the ceremony because his son London's babysitter showed up too late. VELVET REVOLVER, who are rounded out by ex-STONE TEMPLE PILOTS vocalist Scott Weiland ...

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SCOTT WEILAND's Arraignment Delayed (Again)

VELVET REVOLVER frontman Scott Weiland's arraignment on a DUI charge has been delayed once again, according to MTV.com. Though he was scheduled to appear in court Wednesday, the former STONE TEMPLE PILOTS singer is now due back in court on December 23 to enter a plea to the charge of driving under the influence of ...

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PRO-PAIN To Tour Europe In The Spring

PRO-PAIN will embark on a 35-40-date European tour during March/April 2004. The trek, which will be promoted by Belgium's Metallysee Booking Agency, will feature several support acts. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon. PRO-PAIN's current CD, "Run For Cover" (Spitfire), contains cover songs from artists who have influenced the band, including selections from ...

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VELVET REVOLVER: Vocal Tracks To Be Completed This Week

VELVET REVOLVER frontman Scott Weiland (ex-STONE TEMPLE PILOTS) will complete the vocal tracks for the band's much-anticipated debut album on Tuesday (December 2), after which the group will begin mixing the effort with Andy Wallace (NIRVANA, KORN, LIMP BIZKIT, SEPULTURA, SLAYER) for a tentative March 2004 release through RCA Records. VELVET REVOLVER's debut CD is ...

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SKINLAB: 'Expect Nothing Less Than A Sick-Ass Record'

SKINLAB frontman Steev Esquivel has posted the following message on the band's web site: "Yo yo, what up everyone, we're back and coming to you proud and clear!! The SLAYER tour has been an experience that we'll never forget. We had such a killer time hanging with all the bands/crews and of course all our ...

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Report: Death Metal Comes Alive

Sean Piccoli of Sun-Sentinel.com reports that Brian Woody was by his own account a kid in a foul mood — an uprooted child of divorce living with his mother and sharing a bedroom with his brother. One day in those cramped environs he noticed a cassette tape lying on his brother's bed. He put it ...

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SLAYER: 'Apocalypse' Packaging Previewed

SLAYER fan site SlayerSaves.com has posted a "sneak peek" at the packaging for the group's "Soundtrack To The Apocalypse" box set, which is set to be officially released tomorrow (Nov. 25) through American Recordings/Ume. Check it out here. As previously reported, "Soundtrack To The Apocalypse" includes tracks spanning every SLAYER album since 1986, ...

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Thrash Documentary To Be Made Available On DVD

"Get Thrashed", the upcoming documentary profiling the thrash metal scene of the early Eighties and its impact on the music scene, is scheduled to be completed in early 2004. An expanded DVD version with "tons" of bonus footage is in the works for late 2004. As previously reported, METALLICA, SLAYER, ANTHRAX, TESTAMENT, OVERKILL, VOIVOD, KREATOR, ...

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SLAYER To Sign Copies Of Box Set At San Francisco In-Store

SLAYER will be signing copies of their long-awaited "Soundtrack To The Apocalypse" box set on Monday night (November 24) at 12:00 a.m. (midnight) at Tower Records in San Francisco. Here's the store info: Tower Records/Video 2525 Jones Street San Francisco, CA 94133 (415) 885-0500 As previously reported, "Soundtrack To The Apocalypse" includes tracks spanning every ...

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Newspaper: MÖTLEY CRÜE To Headline SWEDEN ROCK 2004

The Swedish daily newspaper Aftonbladet is reporting in its Nov. 16 print edition that MÖTLEY CRÜE will be headlining next year's installment of Sweden Rock festival (as first predicted here last week), set to be held June 10-12, 2004 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The article goes on to state that the event organizers are ...

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CELTIC FROST Members To Guest On HATESEX EP

Martin Ain and Erol Unala of Swiss metal legends CELTIC FROST will be making a guest appearance on the upcoming EP from Los Angeles-based goth/death rock band HATESEX. Ain has reportedly contributed vocals to HATESEX's gothic/industrial version of the SLAYER classic "Black Magic", to be released before the end of the year. HATESEX is the ...

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'Howard Stern' Producer: Did SLAYER Predict Events Of 9/11?

KC (Kyle Casey) Armstrong, associate producer for the "Howard Stern Show", made an appearance on today's show to explain his theory that the long-running heavy metal band SLAYER predicted the tragic events of September 11, 2001 on their "God Hates Us All" album, which was released that fateful day. According to a synopsis of today's ...

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VELVET REVOLVER Debut To Be Mixed By ANDY WALLACE

VELVET REVOLVER, the much buzzed-about rock group featuring STONE TEMPLE PILOTS vocalist Scott Weiland, former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash, bassist Duff McKagan, drummer Matt Sorum and guitarist Dave Kushner from Dave Navarro's (JANE'S ADDICTION) band, have officially selected Andy Wallace (NIRVANA, KORN, LIMP BIZKIT, SEPULTURA, SLAYER) to mix their debut album, tentatively due in ...

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