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MELIAH RAGE Film Video On Set Of Horror Film

Heavy metal and horror films are a perfect match, and MELIAH RAGE have proven it by filming a new music video on the set of a vampire movie. The Boston-based MELIAH RAGE — vocalist Paul Souza, guitarist Anthony Nichols, guitarist Jim Koury, bass guitarist Jesse Johnson and drummer Barry Spillberg — filmed a video for ...

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MORTAL SIN Reform!

Legendary Australian metal band MORTAL SIN are back! The 2004 lineup features original members Mat Maurer on vocals, Wayne Campbell on drums, and Andy Eftichiou on bass, alongside ex-ADDICTIVE guitarists Joe Buttigieg and Mick Sultana. The band will play their first gig in many years on March 5 at the Annandale Hotel in Sydney, with ...

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METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD To Host Reality-Based Sports TV Series

METALLICA frontman James Hetfield, who is said to be an "avid hockey fan," will host a two-part look at the National Hockey League's Colorado Avalanche beginning this Thursday, Feb. 12 at 10 p.m. (ET) on ESPN immediately following Thursday Night Hockey (Colorado at St. Louis or Philadelphia Flyers at New York Rangers, 7:30 p.m. ET). ...

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JASON NEWSTED's PAPA WHEELIE Project: More New Songs Posted Online

PAPA WHEELIE, the "stoner punk metal" crew consisting of former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted (a.k.a. Jaylor) on guitar/vocals, Steven Wiig (a.k.a. Swiiglor) on drums and Joe Ledesma (a.k.a. Joefus) on bass, have posted two new tracks recorded at Newsted's The Chophouse studio in September 2003 and February 2004. The songs available for listening in streaming ...

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DAVE GROHL: JANET, BRITNEY, CHRISTINA Belong On PLAYBOY CHANNEL

Janet Jackson's breast-bearing stunt at the Super Bowl was nothing more than self-promotion and "blatant exhibitionism," FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl told the Associated Press. Grohl, 35, a former drummer for NIRVANA, believes the music industry has been harmed by the recent skin-revealing exploits of Jackson, Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera. "Get them on the ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Weighs In On The State Of The Music Business

Legendary Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen recently spoke to Rock Confidential about the long-overdue U.S. release of his latest album, "Attack!!", and his enduring popularity around the world. Asked if his perception of the music business changed for the better or worse after years of playing and recording as a solo artist, Yngwie said, "That's a ...

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WARRIOR: New Song Available For Download

A brand new WARRIOR track, titled "Salvation", has been made available for download from this location. "Salvation" comes off the group's forthcoming album, "The Wars Of Gods And Men", due on February 24 through Reality Entertainment. The CD, which features guest appearances by KROKUS vocalist Marc Storace and GODHEAD guitarist Mike Miller, contains ...

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AEROSMITH Set Release Date For Blues Album

AEROSMITH have set a March 30 release date through Columbia for their much-anticipated blues album, "Honkin' on Bobo". "I don't know if there's a top-40 radio hit in there," guitarist Joe Perry told MTV.com. "I'd like to see something with a hard bluesy vibe get played, but I don't know if there's anything like that ...

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CAMP FREDDY Perform At MAXIM Magazine's Pre-SUPERBOWL Party: Photos Available

CAMP FREDDY, the Los Angeles-based "jam" band consisting of JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro, former THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar), ex-GUNS N' ROSES/THE CULT drummer Matt Sorum, bassist Scott Ford, and vocalist Donovan Leitch (the son of 1960s U.K. folk-rock icon Donovan) performed at the Maxim Magazine Superbowl Party on Friday, January ...

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METALLICA's Four-Million-Dollar 'Monster' Hits The Road

METALLICA's much-anticipated documentary, "Metallica: Some Kind of Monster" — an unusual look at the heavy metal band undergoing group therapy to help its members through addiction, fatherhood and "near-total disintegration" while recording their first original studio album in six years — cost a whopping $4 million to produce, according to a recent article in the ...

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DESTROYED BY ANGER Complete Work On New Demo

DESTROYED BY ANGER, the Long Island, New York-based band fronted by longtime SUFFOCATION manager and Vulture Entertainment owner Jason Fligman, have completed work on a brand new five-song demo. The CD was recorded by Joe Cinccota (bass player for CATASTROPHIC) at Full Force recording studio in New York. The band plan on shopping the new ...

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Report: AEROSMITH To Present GRAMMY Award For 'Best Rap Video'

According to published reports, AEROSMITH's Steven Tyler and Joe Perry will join co-presenter BB King at the 46th annual Grammy Awards to tear the envelope for the "Best Rap Video" award. The 46th Annual Grammy Awards will be presented in Los Angeles at Staples Center on Sunday, February 8, 2004. The show will be broadcast ...

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AMEN To Release New Single In March

AMEN will release their comeback single, "California's Bleeding", in the U.K. on March 15, according to NME.com. The California-based outfit will follow-up the single with "Death Before Musick" on March 29 (May 18 in the U.S.) — their first album since 2000's "We Have Come For Your Parents". The CD was produced by AMEN singer ...

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Former THIN LIZZY/MOTÖRHEAD Guitarist To Tour With FIVE FIFTEEN

Former THIN LIZZY/MOTÖRHEAD guitarist Brian "Robbo" Robertson will play a couple of dates as a special guest with FIVE FIFTEEN in Scandinavia at the end of February. FIVE FIFTEEN are out promoting their new album, "The Sensational Five Fifteen", with the line-up of Mika Jarvinen (guitar & vocals), Saana Koskinen (vocals & flute), Matti Salovaara ...

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SUFFOCATION Commence Work On 'Souls To Deny'

Death metal legends SUFFOCATION have begun recording their new full-length album, entitled "Souls to Deny". The wildly influential band are recording at New York's Full Force Studios with engineer Joe Cincotta. The band's first full album of new material since 1995's "Pierced From Within", "Souls to Deny" also marks the band's first full-length album for ...

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USURPER To Enter Studio In June

Chicago death/thrash lords USURPER are tentatively scheduled to enter the studio in June to begin recording their fifth full-length album, due late 2004/early 2005 through Earache Records. The studio and producer are still being determined, according to a post on the band's web site. New songtitles include "The Bones Of My Enemies", "Supernatural Killing Spree", ...

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SAMMY HAGAR, AEROSMITH To Perform In 'CMT Crossroads' Episode

According to CMT.com, former VAN HALEN frontman Sammy Hagar and AEROSMITH's Steven Tyler and Joe Perry and will join country singer Toby Keith as the performers in a "CMT Crossroads" episode, which airs live on Saturday (Jan. 31). Keith will also be joined by Willie Nelson, members of RUN DMC and RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, ...

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Report: AEROSMITH Feud With NFL Over SUPER BOWL Rehearsal Time

Gayle Fee and Laura Raposa of the Boston Herald report that after 24 hours of intense — and sometimes tense — negotiations, AEROSMITH is Back in the Saddle Again for Super Bowl XXXVIII. "We worked it out," said National Football League spokesguy Brian McCarthy. "We're looking forward to a great show." On Friday afternoon the ...

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JASON NEWSTED Explores 'Hellish' New Sound With THE GOOD DEVILS

THE GOOD DEVILS, a power-trio consisting of former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted (a.k.a. Jaylor) on guitar/vocals, Joe Ledesma (a.k.a. Joefus) on bass, and Josh Wisenor on drums, have posted three new tracks recorded in November 2003 at Newsted's The Chophouse studio. Says Jason: "The DEVIL mixes multiple musical influences to forge a hellish sound." The ...

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Former STRATOVARIUS Singer Names Solo Album

Former STRATOVARIUS singer Timo Kotipelto has set "Coldness" as the title of his second solo album, due this spring through Century Media Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Waiting For The Dawn" (which was issued under the KOTIPELTO banner) reportedly features "more or less the same" recording lineup as that on the debut, which included contributions ...

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BRAZEN ABBOT: DVD Track Listing Announced

BRAZEN ABBOT, the brainchild of Bulgarian guitarist Nikolo Kotzev, have finalized the track listing for their upcoming DVD. The 109-minute disc was shot in Bulgaria in July and features the lineup of Kotzev (guitars), Joe Lynn Turner (vocals), Lars Pollack (organ and keys), Tomas Broman (drums) and Wayne Banks (bass). DVD track listing: 01. Mr. ...

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ANTISEEN To Perform 'Book-Release' Show In Philadelphia

Reunited North Carolina punk legends ANTISEEN will be performing a special "book-release" show on Saturday, January 24 at the Khyber Pass in Philadelphia where their coffee-table book, "Destructo Maximus", will be available for the first time. View the promo poster for the show by clicking here. "Destructo Maximus" includes new interviews with the ...

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