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INCANTATION: The Show Must Go On!

INCANTATION were forced to cancel their gig at Forest Inn in Bexley, Australia Friday night (June 27) after drummer Kyle Severn injured his wrist and was unable to play. The following night, the group performed an abbreviated set at the Bloodlust III Festival in Blacktown with the help of fill-in drummer David Haley of opening ...

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THERAPY? Singer Guests On New THE WILDHEARTS CD

THERAPY? guitarist/vocalist Andy Cairns has recorded a guest appearance on the track "Get Your Groove On" from the forthcoming THE WILDHEARTS album, "The Wildhearts Must Be Destroyed". Commented THE WILDHEARTS mainman Ginger: "We had Andy Cairns come and do a metal-styled political rant about peaceful tactics in the face of anger. Kim Nail (who sang ...

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BOLIN FEST 2003 Details Unveiled

Promoter Kevin Schoneman, in association with The Bolin Foundation has announced the entertainment lineup for the 2003 Bolin Fest concert. The event, held annually in memory of the late guitarist/songwriter Tommy Bolin (DEEP PURPLE), is celebrating its 10th Anniversary, and will be held Friday and Saturday, August 1 and 2, at the legendary Surf Ballroom ...

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No LOVE For POPTONES

Despite previous reports to the contrary, former HOLE frontwoman Courtney Love has not signed a U.K. record deal with Poptones/Telstar. According to an article published in Saturday's (June 14) The Times, the label's plans to ink a deal with Love were abandoned for undisclosed reasons. As previously reported, Love is believed to be in advanced ...

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COURTNEY LOVE Pulls Out Of U.K.'s CARLING WEEKEND

Former HOLE frontwoman Courtney Love has pulled her appearances at Britain's Carling Weekend in August. Love blamed "recording commitments" for her decision to scrap her sets at Leeds on August 22 and Reading on 24. She is currently putting the finishing touches to her forthcoming debut solo album, "America's Sweetheart". A spokesperson for Love said: ...

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Former HOLE Frontwoman Lands 'Fantasy Violinist'

Former HOLE frontwoman Courtney Love has recruited "fantasy violinist" Emilie Autumn, a ravishing, classically trained musician, for her new solo band, which is scheduled to make its live debut this summer. Last month, Love placed a classified ad in the Village Voice, seeking a guitarist and drummer for a new project, with the requirement that ...

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COURTNEY LOVE Signs Solo Deal With VIRGIN RECORDS!

Former HOLE frontwoman Courtney Love has reportedly signed a North American solo deal with Virgin Records. The singer was already signed to Poptones/Telstar in the U.K. Love has spent the past few months recording her solo debut, "America's Sweetheart", in France with producer Jim Barber for an expected fall release. A number of tracks on ...

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Former SKUNK ANANSIE Guitarist To Issue Solo Album

Former SKUNK ANANSIE guitarist Ace will issue his long-awaited solo album, "Still Hungry", on June 23 through West 46th Records/Snapper Music. Among the guest musicians appearing on the CD are MOTÖRHEAD's Lemmy Kilmister, ONE MINUTE SILENCE's Brian "Yap" Barry and SKINDRED's Benji. The full track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Jet To ...

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COURTNEY LOVE Records KIM CARNES Cover For Upcoming Solo CD

Former HOLE frontwoman Courtney Love has recorded a cover of Kim Carnes' 1981 #1 hit "Bette Davis Eyes" for possible inclusion on her upcoming solo debut, "America's Sweetheart". Love is recording "America's Sweetheart" in France with producer Jim Barber for an expected fall release. A number of tracks on the CD were reportedly co-written with ...

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CANDLEMASS To Make First North American Appearance In 12 Years!

Just in time for the domestic release of their DVD retrospective, "Documents Of Doom", the legendary CANDLEMASS will headline the BW&BK 6-Pack Weekend, June 13-14, in Cleveland, Ohio. The festival appearance marks the first time the Swedes have played here in over twelve years! Since reuniting last year, the doomsters have been the hottest ticket ...

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SAMMY HAGAR To 'Talk Tequila' At BRANDED ENTERTAINMENT SUMMIT

Former VAN HALEN singer Sammy Hagar will address an audience of senior Branding, Marketing and Entertainment execs at IIR's forthcoming Branded Entertainment Summit taking place April 28-30 2003 at the Beverly Hilton, Beverly Hills, California. "Lunch with Sammy Hagar" will take place on Tuesday, April 29 and Sammy will discuss the success of his Cabo ...

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CADILLAC Sales Soar with LED ZEPPELIN

Since Cadillac hooked up with LED ZEPPELIN early last year as part of a marketing campaign called "Break Through", the sales of Cadillac cars rose 16 percent, according to Cadillac advertising director Kim Kosak. In addition, prior to kicking off its ZEPPELIN-backed ad campaign at the 2002 Superbowl, Cadillac ranked third in advertising recall among ...

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IN FLAMES Confirm Korean Gig

Sweden's IN FLAMES have confirmed their first-ever appearance in Korea during December. They will perform at the 3,000-capacity 88 Gym in Seoul on December 14th. The Korean version of IN FLAMES' most recent release, Reroute To Remain, features a live version of "Colony" as a bonus track. (Thanks: Kim Yun Jung / www.rocknew.com) ...

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NECROPHAGIA Mainman Speaks Out On PHILIP ANSELMO, Upcoming Projects

Despite rumors to the contrary, there is no bad blood between NECROPHAGIA mainman Killjoy (whose real name is believed to be Frank Pucci) and PANTERA frontman Philip Anselmo over the demise of their joint label venture, Housecore/Baphomet Records, Killjoy revealed in an interview conducted with Korea's RockNew.com two weeks ago. "Philip is a great guy, ...

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ENDO Split With Management

Miami, Florida's ENDO have parted ways with their management company, Concrete Management, and manager Kim Zide. According to the band, "the split was amicable and something we felt we needed to do." ENDO are currently recording their second album in Los Angeles with producer David Schiffman (i.e. RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, SYSTEM OF A DOWN, ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: Korean Date Postponed

GUNS N' ROSES have backed out their previously-announced appearance in Seoul, Korea on September 27th and are strongly rumored to have withdrawn from their planned Australian and Indonesian shows (which were reportedly set to happen on September 11-25 and September 29th, respectively) in order to concentrate on completing work on the band's perennially-delayed new album, ...

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TOMMY LEE's Girl Wins Go-Go Dance-Off

The following item appeared in today's edition of the New York Post: Don't mess with Mayte's man. Tommy Lee's girlfriend used her dancing prowess to vanquish a rival Monday at Lotus [in New York City]. A scantily clad strumpet was bumping and grinding atop the tables of Scott Stapp and his band CREED, DMX and ...

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THEATRE OF TRAGEDY To Issue Single

On May 6th, THEATRE OF TRAGEDY will release a Norway-only single entitled "Let You Down" containing the following songs (colorful descriptions courtesy of the band's official web site): 01. Let You Down (Rico Darum & Superdead Remix. Both ex-APOPTYGMA BERZERK. A heavy-as-hell dancefloor remix!) 02. Let You Down (album version) 03. You Keep Me Hangin' ...

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DOWN: US Tour Planned, Possible Surgery For Anselmo

DOWN will likely embark on a month-long US tour beginning in late April in support of their Down II CD, which is due to be issued on March 26th through Elektra Records. In addition, it appears likely that frontman Philip Anselmo will have surgery performed at some point in the coming months to help him ...

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LED ZEPPELIN "Break Through" In Commercial Advertising

January 22 / Associated Press As part of a new marketing campaign called Break Through to raise the profile of Cadillac's newest vehicles, the CTS, XLR, Escalade and scalade EXT, television commercials will feature the song Rock and Roll by the group LED ZEPELIN, General Motors Corp. said Tuesday. It's the first time LED ZEPPELIN ...

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