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Guitarist MIKE 'MAD DOG' COMBS Dead At 42

Guitarist Mike "Mad Dog" Combs, who appeared on the "Strait Up" tribute to Lynn Strait (SNOT), was found dead on Vail Mountain in Colorado Tuesday (Dec. 14) after an approximately 19-hour search. Mike, a snowboarder who was the boyfriend of film legend Clint Eastwood's daughter Alison, was found about 1 p.m. Tuesday in trees along ...

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MASTODON Confirmed For Japan's EXTREME THE DOJO VOL. 11 Tour

MASTODON are the latest act added to the Extreme The Dojo Vol. 11 Japanese mini-tour featuring CONVERGE and ISIS. According to the official Extreme The Dojo web site, MASTODON confirmed their participation in the festival this past week. The dates are as follows: Feb. 02 – Osaka, JPN @ Club Quattro Feb. 03 - Nagoya, ...

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TIGERTAILZ: A Tiger With Two Tailz

TIGERTAILZ, the Welsh band that would prove to be Britain's only real serious contenders in the '80s glam rock stakes, reformed in 2003…and 2004. Now two bands are laying claim to the title and both are recording new albums. TIGERTAILZ Version I – reformed 2003: Steevi Jaimz - Vocals Darayus Kaye - Guitar Marcus Thurston ...

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HATEBREED Added To EXTREME DOJO VOL. 12 Japanese Tour

HATEBREED are the latest act added to the Extreme Dojo Vol. 12 Japanese tour featuring SHADOWS FALL, AS I LAY DYING and EVERYTIME I DIE. However, they will NOT play the February 7, 2005 Tokyo show because of a scheduling conflict with a Big Day Out festival apprearance. The dates are as follows: Feb. 07 ...

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MARILYN MANSON To Play Korea In February

According to a online posting by the webmaster of All Access Entertainment (Korean concert/entertainment promoter), MARILYN MANSON's second-ever appearance in Korea has been confirmed for February 2, 2005 . This show will take place at the Olympic Hall in Seoul. More information will be made available soon. MARILYN MANSON is in the middle of his ...

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DARK TRANQUILLITY To Play 'Secret' Club Show In Korea

DARK TRANQUILLITY will be performing a "secret" club show under the name DAMAGE DONE at Seoul, Korea's Live Hall on August 5. Support at the gig will come from South Korea's DOWNHELL (featuring former members of KIM KYUNG HO who have sold 2.5 million records in Korea). Tickets will be strictly limited as the club ...

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SOILENT GREEN To Release New Album In Early 2005

SOILENT GREEN have issued the following update: "First off, we would like to thank everyone that came out on Friday, June 18th for the benefit show in support of the late Scott Williams. Former SOILENT GREEN bassist Scott Williams (a.k.a. James Scott Williams) was killed Monday, April 26, 2004, in an apparent murder-suicide. ...

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TOMMY LEE: Caught In A Mash?

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee has told The Miami Herald that he is "over" hip-hop, explaining his fondness for a movement called "mashing," in which rock 'n' roll is infused with some dance beats so that "the dudes who love rock and the chicks who love dance will come together in an ...

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TILES: Back Catalog To Be Reissued

Detroit-based progressive rockers TILES will have their back catalog reissued in March as part of InsideOut Music's Special Edition series (March 1 in Europe, March 16 in North America). According to a posting on TILES' web site, "[guitarist and chief songwriter] Chris [Herin] wrote an essay for each Special Edition outlining the details of the ...

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SLIPKNOT Pull Out Of Japan's SONICMANIA Festival

As first predicted here on Dec. 22, SLIPKNOT have now officially cancelled their previously announced appearance at the Sonicmania festival, a two-day event set to take place in Osaka and Tokyo, Japan on January 31-February 1, 2004. An official statement from the festival organizers has attributed the cancellation to the band's desire to ...

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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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KORN, STATIC-X To Play Korea In January

KORN, STATIC-X and Korea's top-selling rock artist SEO TAIJI will be performing at the 10,000-capacity Jamsil Gymnastic Hall in Seoul, Korea on January 29, 2004. As previously reported, KORN, SLIPKNOT, EVANESCENCE and INSOLENCE are among the artists confirmed for Sonicmania festival, a two-day event set to take place in Osaka and Tokyo, Japan on January ...

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KONKHRA: The Israel 'Reality Check Tour' Report

KONKHRA mainman Anders Lundemark has sent us the following report from the band's recent tour of Israel: "After confirming our involvement in this festival we did get some calls from family, asking us what we were thinking. In Denmark, nothing much happens, so if there is something happening in Israel, preferably a suicide bombing, it ...

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COURTNEY LOVE Delays Solo Debut

Former HOLE frontwoman Courtney Love has pushed back the release of her upcoming solo album, "America's Sweetheart", to February 10. As previously reported, "America's Sweetheart" features a number of tracks that were reportedly co-written with 4 NON BLONDES' Linda Perry, who has penned hits for PINK and CHRISTINA AGUILERA. In addition, Love is said to ...

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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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God Forbid — MARILYN MANSON Coming to Korea

Han Hyun-woo of Chosun.com is reporting that MARILYN MANSON will play a concert in Seoul in October, after government authorities recently gave the promoters the nod for the show. Concert organizers had tried to bring the shock rock group to Seoul in 1999 and 2001 but the Korea Media Ratings Board withheld permission both times. ...

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OZZFEST Incident Leads To Charges Of Child Abuse

Gina Mace of Ohio's Beacon Journal is reporting that two men accused of abusing a 3-year-old child on the grounds of Cleveland's Blossom Music Center during Ozzfest 2003 this week were arraigned Thursday (July 24) on assault and child endangering charges. Scott Hart, 24, the child's father, and Carl Evanoff, 22, the child's uncle, pleaded ...

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