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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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Review: OZZFEST 2003 Is A Magnet For Metalheads

Rebecca Dana of the Washington Post reports that "to be a second-stage act, which is to say not a headliner, at Ozzfest 2003 — the darkest, loudest and most heavily metallic touring show on Earth — is unequivocally lovely on a sunny summer day. It is to be 27 years old with a spike in ...

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IGGY POP Explains How The STOOGES Got Back Together

Iggy Pop recently spoke to Brian McCollum of Detroit Free Press about his decision to collaborate with fellow ex-STOOGES members Ron and Scott Asheton on four tracks ("Little Electric Chair", "Skull Rings", "Loser" and "Dead Rock Star") for his new album, "Skull Ring". "It took awhile sifting down, doing some soul-searching, having some conversations, for ...

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IGGY POP Live At Jones Beach: Photos Available

IGGY POP performed live at Tommy Hilfiger at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, New York on Friday (August 8). Check out pictures from Film Magic. POP will release his new solo album, "Skull Ring", on September 30 through Virgin Records. The follow-up to 2001 "Beat 'Em Up" features collaborations with fellow ex-STOOGES members ...

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AC/DC Toast Of The Town Following Benefit Concert Performance

Canadian Press reports that Australian rockers AC/DC were the toast of the town Thursday following their blistering and much-lauded performance at Toronto's massive SARS benefit concert headlined by the legendary ROLLING STONES, with many reviewers calling them the true stars of the show. "We'll put that one in the back pocket," guitarist Angus Young, arguably ...

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IGGY POP To Release 'Skull Ring' In September

IGGY POP has finalized the track listing for his new solo album, "Skull Ring", due September 30 through Virgin Records. The follow-up to Pop's 2001 LP, "Beat 'Em Up", features collaborations with fellow ex-STOOGES members Ron and Scott Asheton on four tracks ("Little Electric Chair", "Skull Rings", "Loser" and "Dead Rock Star"), SUM 41 (on ...

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THE 69 EYES Confirmed For Hungary's SZIGET FESTIVAL

Finland's THE 69 EYES have been confirmed for this year's Sziget Festival, which takes place between July 30 and August 6 in Budapest, Hungary. Also set to appear at the event are SLAYER, THE HELLACOPTERS, SONATA ARCTICA, MY DYING BRIDE, CLAWFINGER, APOCALYPTICA, ANNIHILATOR, CIRCLE II CIRCLE, TESTAMENT and NAPALM DEATH, among many others. Upcoming THE ...

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HALFORD Officially Split With SANCTUARY RECORDS

HALFORD have officially parted ways with Sanctuary Records after having released two studio albums and one double live CD through the label. The band, who recently cancelled the North American leg of their The Metal Gods 2003 tour due to contractual difficulties, "were released from [their] recording agreement with Sanctuary, with two albums remaining, in ...

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TESTAMENT Manager Attempts To 'Shed Light' On METAL GODS TOUR Cancellation

TESTAMENT manager Phil Arnold of Thrill Entertainment has issued a rambling statement in response to fan speculation over the cause of the cancellation of the band's The 2003 Metal Gods North American Tour. As previously reported, the multi-band package trek featuring HALFORD, co-headliners TESTAMENT, IMMORTAL, CARNAL FORGE, PRIMAL FEAR, PAINMUSEUM, and AMON AMARTH was called ...

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ANTHRAX's IAN Talks About ROGER DALTREY Collaboration

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian recently spoke to MTV.com about the group's collaboration with THE WHO singer Roger Daltrey on "Taking the Music Back", one of the cuts from their latest CD, "We've Come For You All". "Working with him was mind-blowing," Ian said. "As I'm sitting there, I'm thinking, 'I'm in the chair that Pete ...

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PALE FOREST To Release New EP, Tour With THE GATHERING

Norway's PALE FOREST will release a new limited-edition mini CD digipack, titled "The Anonymous Caesar" to coincide with their European tour as openers for THE GATHERING in March/April. The CD will include four live tracks, a new song and a cover of PINK FLOYD's "Welcome To The Machine". In other news, PALE FOREST have announced ...

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SPIRITU, DOZER Added To SPIRITUAL BEGGARS/CLUTCH Tour

SPIRITU and DOZER have been added to the European leg of the "Monstergroove 2003" tour, featuring SPIRITUAL BEGGARS and CLUTCH. Confirmed dates are as follows: Mar. 25 - Tilburg, NETH @ 013 Mar. 26 - Groningen, NETH @ Vera Mar. 27 - Lyon, FRA @ Ninkasi Kao Mar. 28 - Vevey, SWI @ Rocking Chair ...

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ALICE IN CHAINS: STALEY Biography Includes Personal Drawings, Letters

Hot on the heels of Kurt Cobain's "Journals", a biography of late ALICE IN CHAINS frontman Layne Staley, dubbed "Angry Chair", chronicles the singer's heroin addiction and his death by overdose and includes Staley's last interview, photos and personal drawings and letters from his journal. Author Adriana Rubio began the book with the Staley family's ...

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H.I.M. Film New Video

Finland's H.I.M. spent most of last week shooting the second video from their upcoming "Love Metal" album with director Stefan Lindfors. The shoot for the track "Funeral of Hearts" "started with Ville in a rowing boat at the Arctic Ocean in Norway and ended at several outdoor locations near Helsinki," according to the band's official ...

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H.I.M. Guitarist To Add Family Member

H.I.M. guitarist Mikko Viljami "Linde" Lindström and his girlfriend Manna are expecting their first child in late March/early April. H.I.M.'s new album, tentatively titled "Love Metal", is set to be released in April through Supersonic/G.U.N. Records. The video for the first single off the album, titled "Buried Alive by Love", was shot over the Dec. ...

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H.I.M. Complete Work On New CD, Upcoming Video

Finland's H.I.M. have completed work on their new album, tentatively titled "Love Metal", for an April release through Supersonic/G.U.N. Records. "The band got back from L.A. on Friday night [Dec. 20]," reads a message on the group's official web site. "Tim Palmer's mixes sound great. There are totally 11 tracks on the album with almost ...

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PARADISE LOST: More European Dates Announced

PARADISE LOST have announced additional dates for their upcoming European tour, set to take place during February/March. They are as follows: Feb. 13 - La Teire - Strasbourg, FRA Feb. 14 - Tor 3 - Dusseldorf, GER Feb. 15 - PC69 - Bielfield, GER Feb. 16 - Collumbafritz - Berlin, GER Feb. 17 - Easy ...

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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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KORN Frontman Shoots Fiancée For PLAYBOY

KORN frontman Jonathan Davis has photographed his fiancée Deven, a former porn actress, for Playboy. "There's nothing better than shooting your chick naked," Jonathan Davis told the magazine. When Playboy.com approached the KORN singer about becoming their fifth celebrity photographer — joining the likes of hip-hop giant Nelly, Tommy Lee and DISTURBED's David Draiman — ...

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Ex-FEAR FACTORY Guitarist Produces New E-RACE Demo

Taft, California-based E-RACE (i.e. ELECTRONIC RACE) recently completed work on a new four-song demo, entitled The Electronic Race, with former FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares in the producer's chair. The effort was tracked at Plan-A Studios in Los Angeles, California and was co-produced and engineered by PROFESSIONAL MURDER MUSIC frontman Roman Marisak. At present, the ...

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ROB ZOMBIE To Direct New BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Video

ROB ZOMBIE will be in the director's chair for the upcoming BLACK LABEL SOCIETY video, for the track "Demise Of Sanity", which is scheduled to be lensed on June 24th at a real Los Angeles slaughterhouse. In other news, Spitfire Records is shipping a new BLACK LABEL SOCIETY CD promo to radio this week containing ...

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ROB HALFORD Goes Back To Selling Porn

Former JUDAS PRIEST and current HALFORD frontman Rob Halford has been filmed selling smut behind the counter of a Santa Monica adult book store as part of a scene for the upcoming Jonas Akerlund film Spun, which stars Mickey Rourke, Brittany Murphy and Jason Schwartzman. "When I had my audition, Jonas said, 'As soon as ...

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PRESIDENT BUSH To OZZY OSBOURNE: “OZZY, Mom Loves Your Stuff”

Ozzy Osbourne reportedly received a rousing endorsement from President Bush at this year's White House Correspondents dinner, which took place at The White House last night. Bush apparently recognized Osbourne while giving his previously-prepared speech and paused to tell the BLACK SABBATH singer, “Ozzy, mom loves your stuff,” at which point Osbourne stood up on ...

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JERRY CANTRELL: North Carolina Set List Revealed

Here is former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell's set list from last night's (April 27th) show at City Fest in Charlotte, North Carolina: 01. Psychotic Break 02. Bargain Basement Howard Hughes 03. Hellbound 04. Cut You In 05. Angry Chair 06. Man In The Box 07. My Song 08. Solitude 09. Castaway 10. What ...

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DEADSY Enlist LIMP BIZKIT's DURST To Direct First Video

DEADSY, featuring frontman P. Exeter Blue I (aka Elijah Blue, son of actress/singer Cher and Gregg Allman), shot a video for the track "The Key to Gramercy Park" at Hayvenhurst Studios in Van Nuys, California with LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst in the director's chair. The song, which comes off the group's long-delayed Commencement CD, ...

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Archive News Nov 29, 2001

Despite having just joined the ranks of Canada's ANNIHILATOR, former NEVERMORE axeman Curran Murphy has no intention of leaving his longtime outfit AGGRESSION CORE, which is currently in the process of recording its sophomore CD, according to a statement sent by the guitarist to BLABBERMOUTH.NET. The upcoming CD, entitled Victim Or Enemy ...

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