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TED NUGENT To Run For U.S. Senate?

Controversial rocker, outspoken conservative and gun-rights activist Ted Nugent is being mentioned as a possible candidate for the U.S. Senate representing the Illinois Republican Party. "He grew up in Arlington Heights. He went to St. Viator High School," said Cook County Republican Chair Gary Skoien, according to the Internet Broadcasting Systems. "He has more connection ...

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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE: How I Injured My Arm

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has posted a message on the group's web site explaining the debilitating injury in 2002 that caused severe nerve damage to his left arm and hand, and rendered him unable to play the guitar. Mustaine's message reads as follows: "In December of 2001, a few days after Christmas, I went out ...

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SINGLE BULLET THEORY Guitarist Comments On DEATH Tribute CD

SINGLE BULLET THEORY guitarist Matt Difabio has released the following statement regarding his participation in the upcoming DEATH tribute CD, "Within The Mind - In Homage To The Musical Legacy Of Chuck Schuldiner", due later in the year through Holland's Mascot Records: "As most of you may know, I had the unbelievable chance to perform ...

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MEGADETH: New Single 'Die Dead Enough' To Arrive In July

MEGADETH have selected "Die Dead Enough" as the first single from their upcoming CD, "The System Has Failed", due on September 14 through Sanctuary Records. The single will go to metal radio around July 19 and rock radio approximately July 26. "The System Has Failed" was recorded at Phase Four studios in Tempe, Arizona and ...

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SINGLE BULLET THEORY Set Release Date For New CD

Philadelphia-based SINGLE BULLET THEORY have completed work on their second album, entitled "Behind Eyes of Hatred", with producer James Murphy (TESTAMENT, DEATH, DISINCARNATE) at Angry Chair Recordings in Glenside, PA. The album was mixed at Safe House studios just outside Tampa, Florida. This release is "a marked progression for the SINGLE BULLET THEORY sound, ranging ...

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MEGADETH: New Album Mixed, Album Title Chosen

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has posted the following message in the "Forum" section of the band's official web site: "Droogies! "Well, the weekend is here again and I hope yer all getting ready to party for a few days. "I have a couple of small updates for you and some personal updates too. "First off, ...

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MEGADETH: New Song Available For Download

A brand new MEGADETH song, entitled "Kick the Chair", has been posted at this location. "Kick the Chair" comes off the group's as-yet-untitled new album, tentatively due in September through Sanctuary Records. Commented MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine: "This is for the 95% of the people here who are my friends — the people ...

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Ex-BLACK SABBATH Singer Offers His Side Of The Story Behind His Dismissal From M3

Former BLACK SABBATH singer Tony Martin has issued a personal statement explaining his side of the story behind his dismissal from M3, the "classic WHITESNAKE" tribute group featuring Bernie Marsden (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Micky Moody (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Neil Murray (ex-WHITESNAKE, BLACK SABBATH), Jimmy Copley (drums, ex-PAUL RODGERS, GILLAN, BECK), and Mark Stanway (keyboards, ex-MAGNUM). ...

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MEGADETH: New Album Track Listing Revealed

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has revealed the track listing for the group's new CD, tentatively due later in the year through Sanctuary Records. It is as follows: 01. Blackmail The Universe 02. Shadow Of Death 03. My Kingdom 04. Of Mice And Men 05. Truth Be Told 06. The Scorpion 07. Kick The Chair 08. ...

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Hanging Out With SLASH In New York City

Tricia Romano of the Village Voice has included the following tidbit in the April 5 installment of her "Fly Life" regular column: "Still in recovery mode the next night, I went to my weekly moonlighting DJ gig at the Soho Grand. The four hours are usually passed with mellow house music and downtempo. ...

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KELLY OSBOURNE Shooting TV Pilot In Vancouver

The Canadian Press is reporting that Ozzy Osbourne's daughter Kelly is currently taking a break from reality TV to do some film work in Vancouver. Osbourne has been cast in the TV pilot of "Doing It", an hour-long romp based on the sex lives of Seattle teens. Shooting was due to wrap up this week ...

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Report: KURT COBAIN Wanted To Quit NIRVANA And Join HOLE

Reuters is reporting that NIRVANA frontman Kurt Cobain was considering quitting the band to work with his wife, singer Courtney Love, in the months prior to his death, according to a previously unpublished interview. Cobain reportedly said he had a stronger musical affinity with Love's band HOLE than he had found with any other musicians, ...

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SINGLE BULLET THEORY Seek New Drummer

Philadelphia-based extreme metal act SINGLE BULLET THEORY have launched a search for a permanent drummer. Interested parties should e-mail their information as well as an MP3 of their playing to [email protected] SINGLE BULLET THEORY are currently in pre-production for their forthcoming disc, "Behind Eyes Of Hatred", which is set to feature Matt Thompson of KING ...

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Former IRON MAIDEN Singer Announces European Live Dates

Former IRON MAIDEN frontman Paul Di'Anno and his all-Italian backing band, dubbed SCREAMING MONKEY (consisting of former members of the MAIDEN tribute band CHILDREN OF THE DAMNED), have announced the following live dates during the coming months: Feb. 26 – Thunderoad - Codevilla (PV), ITA Feb. 27 - Ju Bamboo - Savona, ITA Feb. 28 ...

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ALICE IN CHAINS: Two-Disc Retrospective Due In March

ALICE IN CHAINS' impressive legacy will be celebrated on a two-disc retrospective, "The Essential", due March 16 from Columbia/Legacy, according to Billboard.com. The 29-track album features familiar songs such as "Them Bones", "Rooster", "No Excuses", "Heaven Beside You", "Would?" and "I Stay Away", plus two contributions to the 1993 "Last Action Hero" soundtrack ("What the ...

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KING DIAMOND Drummer To Guest On SINGLE BULLET THEORY CD

Philadelphia-based extreme metallers SINGLE BULLET THEORY will reportedly be utilizing the services of KING DIAMOND drummer Matt Thompson during the recording sessions for the new SBT album. At the present time, it is unclear whether Matt will join SBT as a full-fledged member. "We are actually using two excellent drummers for this disc," SINGLE BULLET ...

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DAVE MUSTAINE Talks About His Arm Injury

Former MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "My Arm Injury: "In December of 2001 I was at the La Hacienda Rehabilitation Center in Hunt, Texas. This happened because after the towers were hit, (besides all the other stuff going on at the time internally with MEGADETH) ...

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Could THE COOPERS Be The Next OSBOURNES?

Stuff magazine recently asked Alice Cooper if he thought there was any chance of his family becoming the next Osbournes. "The Osbournes are the new Beverly Hillbillies," he said. "A bunch of people from Birmingham, England — the equivalent of Birmingham, Alabama — moving to a place they don't belong — Beverly Hills. Except that ...

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DAGOBA To Support KILL II THIS, SLITHERYN On French Tour

France's DAGOBA will support England's KILL II THIS and the USA's SLITHERYN (the band produced by SLIPKNOT singer Corey Taylor) on their joint French tour starting next week. The dates are as follows: Nov. 21 – Colmar, FRA @ Le Grillen (w/ KILL II THIS only) Nov. 22 – Maurepas, FRA @ Café de la ...

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Review: The SEX PISTOLS Still Define Punk

Erik Pedersen of the Hollywood Reporter reports that "a spiky-haired 7-year-old standing on a chair down front looked bored for the first few songs by the late-fortysomething SEX PISTOLS [at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles on Saturday, September 6]. But when the grown-up next to him began offering middle-finger salutes during 'God Save the ...

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FIREHOUSE Guitarist Comments On Bassist's Passing

FIREHOUSE guitarist Bill Leverty has issued a statement regarding the tragic passing of former FIREHOUSE bassist Bruce Waibel, who was found dead at his Florida home on Tuesday (September 2). No word on the cause of death will be released until an autopsy is completed. Waibel, who was 39, was born in Dover, New Jersey, ...

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THE MIGHTY NIMBUS Sign With THREEMAN RECORDINGS

THE MIGHTY NIMBUS, featuring members of SIXTY WATT SHAMAN and ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY, have inked a deal with Threeman Recordings, the Swedish label owned by Alex Hellid of ENTOMBED. The group's debut album, tentatively a self-titled affair, is due before the end of the year. Among the tracks set to appear on the CD are the ...

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THE 69 EYES: 'Best Of' CD, DVD Details Revealed

Finnish goth-metallers THE 69 EYES will release a new "best of" CD and their first-ever DVD on September 26 through Gaga Goodies/Poko Rekords/EMI. "Framed In Blood - The Very Blessed Of The 69 Eyes" is a compilation CD featuring THE 69 EYES' "goth 'n' roll classics," while the "Helsinki Vampires" DVD will include a live ...

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