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QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE To Enter Studio In April

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE mainman Josh Homme has told MTV.com that he will return to the studio in April with the remaining QUEENS members — guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen and drummer Joey Castillo — to work on the band's next album. "I gotta be honest," he said. "I knew this [split with bassist Nick ...

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SLIPKNOT Tribute Band DISASTERPIECE Meet Their Heroes

Members of SLIPKNOT attended a show by the first-ever SLIPKNOT tribute band DISASTERPIECE on Thursday, March 18 at The House of Bricks in Des Moines, Iowa. Commented DISASTERPIECE in their newsletter: "It was a most exciting and surreal experience for all of us here in DISASTERPIECE. Especially Joe Lohr #4 who received from [SLIPKNOT guitarist] ...

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GODHEAD To Play 'Surprise' Show With STATIC-X And PRONG

GODHEAD will play a "surprise" show with STATIC-X and PRONG at the Roxy Theatre in Hollywood, California on Tuesday, March 30. As previously reported, GODHEAD have posted an all-new video for the track "Far Too Long" off their current release on Reality Entertainment, "Evolver". The clip was directed by Joe Lynch and Kristine Lacey and ...

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SHADOW GALLERY Enter Studio to Record New CD

Progressive metallers SHADOW GALLERY will enter a San Diego recording studio Thursday, March 18 to begin tracking the drums for their fifth album, tentatively due later in the year. "The recording sessions of drummer Joe Nevolo, along with Gary Wehrkamp was originally slated for February 8th, but due to an unforeseen family emergency they were ...

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G3: More European Tour Dates Announced

An updated list of tentative dates for the European G3 Tour, featuring Steve Vai, Joe Satriani and Robert Fripp, has been released. It is as follows: Jun. 13 - Arrow Rock Festival - DeShanes, NETH Jun. 14 - K.B. Hallen - Copenhagen, DEN Jun. 15 - Liseberghallen - Gothenburg, SWE Jun. 16 - Gota Lejon ...

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ANNIHILATOR: New Members Announced

Long-running Canadian thrashers ANNIHILATOR have announced the addition of bassist Sandor de Bretan and drummer Rob Falzano to the group's ranks. Bretan hails from Waters' hometown of Ottawa Canada, while Falzano, a Boston native, came recommended to Water by "All For You" studio drummer Mike Mangini, who was also Falzano's teacher. Mangini will also be ...

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AEROSMITH: 'Genie Joe' Arcade-Style Game Available Online

"Genie Joe and the Axeman", a fast-paced, arcade-style free online game features Joe Perry, famed guitarist with AEROSMITH, as a dark but irreverent animated genie who can be magically summoned to help the intrepid saucier Chef Anthony. The brave little Chef dashes about fantastic landscapes scooping up ingredients to make Joe Perry's spicy hot sauce, ...

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WHITESNAKE's COVERDALE Is Supportive Of Wife's New Career

When Cindy Coverdale, wife of WHITESNAKE frontman David Coverdale, decided to write a rock and roll cookbook, "Food That Rocks", she wasn't sure how her new career would go over with her husband. "After all," Cindy laughs, "he was used to being the one who got the attention while I did the wife and mother ...

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BRAND NEW SIN Part Ways With Guitarist SLIDER

BRAND NEW SIN, the New York-based rock band which rose from the ashes of GODBELOW, have parted ways with guitarist Slider. "A bandmate, a friend, a brother is gone," BRAND NEW SIN singer Joe Altier writes in an official statement. "The reasons are personal. We love him with all of our hearts and wish him ...

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ANNIHILATOR Set Release Date For 'All For You'

Long-running Canadian thrashers ANNIHILATOR have set a May 24 European release date through Germany's AFM Records for their new album, "All For You". A five-song EP, entitled "The One", will surface on April 26, and will include two bonus video clips. As previously reported, "All For You" (view cover here) marks the recording ...

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SUFFOCATION Set Release Date For 'Souls To Deny'

Reunited New York death metallers SUFFOCATION have set an April 27 North American release date through Relapse Records for their new album, "Souls to Deny". The album will arrive overseas on May 17. The band's first full album of new material since 1995's "Pierced From Within" was recorded at New York's Full Force Studios with ...

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METALLICA: 'This Monster Lives' Book Due In November

"Metallica: This Monster Lives", a book chronicling filmmaker Joe Berlinger's three years spent with METALLICA making the "Metallica: Some Kind of Monster" documentary, is due in November via Martins Press. "It will be designed to tie into the DVD release of the film, which will be [in early 2005]," Berlinger told MTV.com last October. "The ...

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DEF LEPPARD: All-Covers Album On The Way?

MelodicRock.com is reporting that DEF LEPPARD are recording an all-covers album focusing on the British bands of the '70s, tentatively due this summer. No further information is available at this time. As previously reported, DEF LEPPARD singer Joe Elliott and bassist Rick Savage will perform at a charity concert called "Sincerely Sheffield" on March 12 ...

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Former MEDICATION Guitarist Holding Singer Auditions

Former MEDICATION/ADAYINTHELIFE guitarist Blunt will be holding auditions for the singer position in his new band Wednesday night between 8 and 10 on Long Island, New York. If you are interested in trying out, e-mail [email protected] MEDICATION, the once-promising Los Angeles band featuring former MACHINE HEAD/SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader and ex-UGLY KID JOE/LIFE OF AGONY ...

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Former HALFORD Guitarist Offers PAINMUSEUM Update

Former HALFORD/current PAINMUSEUM guitarist "Metal" Mike Chlasciak has issued the following update on his recent and upcoming activities: "Greetings everyone .... some news from the PAINMUSEUM enemy lines. "Wanted to confirm that PAINMUSEUM will be performing Saturday, March 13th at the NJ March Metal Meltdown VI. The official site for this event www.metalfest.com had the ...

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ALEX SKOLNICK Talks About Playing In OZZY OSBOURNE's Band

Former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE guitarist Alex Skolnick has spoken out about the experience of auditioning for — and ultimately landing — the guitarist gig in OZZY OSBOURNE's band, only to be told less than a month later it had been given to someone else. Asked via his message board what was it like playing with Ozzy and ...

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STEVE VAI To Perform At CROSSROADS GUITAR FESTIVAL

Steve Vai will be performing at Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival at the Cottonbowl in Dallas, Texas. The three-day music event will raise funds for the Crossroads Center. Set for June 4-6 at Fair Park, the Crossroads Guitar Festival will culminate in an all-star concert on June 6, featuring Clapton, B.B. King, Carlos Santana, Brian ...

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WARMACHINE Debut Completed, Final Guest Appearances Revealed

WARMACHINE guitarist/vocalist Joe Di Taranto has posted the following update on the group's official web site: " 'The Beginning of the End' is now mixed, mastered and 100% complete...Finally!! The album turned out better than I ever expected. It was mixed and mastered by head producer Murray Daigle. He did an amazing job of making ...

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DEF LEPPARD Are Still Rolling In The Dough

According to the Feb. 17 edition of the London Evening Standard, DEF LEPPARD earned $7 million pounds (approximately $13 million) in 2003. The paper placed DEF LEPPARD No. 19 in the Top 20 music earners for the last year. In other news, the Sheffield Today web site is reporting that DEF LEPPARD singer Joe Elliott ...

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Virgin Megastore To Host Rock & Roll Cookbook Signing

Hollywood's Virgin Megastore will host a celebrity book signing for the rock & roll cookbook, "Food That Rocks", on Thursday, March 18, 2004 at 7:30 p.m. In addition to the authors, Cindy Coverdale (wife of WHITESNAKE frontman David Coverdale) and Margie Lapanja, many of the book's contributors will be there signing copies of the book ...

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METALLICA's 'Monster' To Receive Limited Release In July

METALLICA's much-anticipated $4-million documentary, "Some Kind of Monster", will be released in early July in small theaters in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco, according to MTV.com. Then, when the band returns from Europe to the States to tour in the fall, the movie will be shown in almost every city on the tour ...

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Report: METALLICA Land Distribution Deal For 'Monster' Documentary

METALLICA's much-anticipated documentary, "Metallica: Some Kind of Monster" has been picked up for U.S. theatrical distribution by IFC Films, according to Zap2it.com. The film, which is owned by METALLICA, was directed and produced by acclaimed documentary filmmakers Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky. The filmmakers and the band agreed to pursue an unusual way of managing ...

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