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METALLICA Documentary Filmmakers Hope To Reach Wider Audience

Joe Berlinger, one of the filmmakers behind the METALLICA documentary "Metallica: Some Kind of Monster", recently spoke to New York's The Journal News about the much-anticipated project, which will have its debut next Wednesday at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Berlinger, 42, who made the film with partner Bruce Sinofsky, says ...

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VELVET REVOLVER: Bringing Chaos Back Into The Rock World

VELVET REVOLVER's official biography, written by David Wild and provided by the group's record label, RCA/BMG Records, includes additional information about the band's formation and their forthcoming debut CD, "Contraband", due on May 11 (postponed from the previously announced April 27 date). Here it is in its entirety: VELVET REVOLVER is everything the band's name ...

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RODEK: Demo Tracks Available For Download

RODEK, the new project featuring BIOHAZARD guitarist/vocalist Billy Graziadei and KITTIE bassist Jennifer Arroyo, are currently in negotiations with management and are actively looking for a label deal. "We're working on plans for a video with both the King and Prince of Darkness, Paul Booth and Joe Netherworld," Billy told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. The five-piece group, which ...

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GODHEAD Call It Quits?

GODHEAD have reportedly split up. In an e-mail sent to The Official Godhead Club mailing list earlier today (January 14), frontman Jason Miller stated simply: "I am here to announce the end of GODHEAD. It has been a long road. Thanks for the support." No further information is available at this time. GODHEAD's most recent ...

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ANNIHILATOR: New Album Cover Posted Online

Long-running Canadian thrashers ANNIHILATOR have posted the cover artwork for their upcoming CD, "All For You", at this location. As previously reported, "All For You" is tentatively due this spring through Germany's AFM Records. The forthcoming CD marks the recording debut with the group of new singer Dave Padden, who replaced previous vocalist ...

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ANNIHILATOR Announce Album Title, Track Listing

Long-running Canadian metallers ANNIHILATOR have set "All For You" as the title of their forthcoming CD, tentatively due this spring through AFM Records. "All For You" track listing, according to ANNIHILATOR guitarist Jeff Waters (not in correct sequence): 01. All For You 02. Weapon X 03. The Nightmare Factory 04. The One 05. Demon Dance ...

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USURPER Announce New Singer

Chicago death/thrash lords USURPER have announced the addition of vocalist Danny Lawson to the group's ranks. "Danny was the vocalist for the December 26 USURPER show at the Metro in Chicago, and simply his performance SLAYED!" the band write on their web site. "He was the perfect fit for USURPER and the chemistry on stage ...

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Former STRATOVARIUS Singer Completes Work On New Solo Album, Comments On Departure

Former STRATOVARIUS singer Timo Kotipelto has completed work on his second solo album, tentatively due in the spring through Century Media Records. The as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2002's "Waiting For The Dawn" (issued under the KOTIPELTO banner) reportedly features "more or less the same" recording lineup as that on the debut, which featured contributions from Mike ...

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OBSESSION: On The Verge Of Signing New Record Deal

Reunited classic early '80s metal band OBSESSION are currently in negotiations with several European labels about securing a new record deal, according to a post on the group's web site. "While the band doesn't want to name any labels for fear of jinxing any progress, these labels that are being negotiated with all have worldwide ...

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GREAT WHITE Nightclub Fire: Last Survivor Goes Home

The last hospitalized survivor of a Rhode Island nightclub fire that killed 100 people last year has returned home to continue his recovery, according to the Associated Press. Joe Kinan, 34, was burned over his arms and much of the upper half of his body, losing fingers and portions of his nose and ears. He ...

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CEPHALIC CARNAGE To Film Live DVD

Relapse Records recording artists CEPHALIC CARNAGE have announced plans to film their very first concert live-concert DVD. The DVD taping will take place in the band's hometown of Denver, Colorado at the Ogden Theatre on Friday, January 23. The event will begin at 8:00 p.m. and will be free to all attendees over the age ...

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'G3 2003' DVD Due In February

According to Joe Satriani's official web site, www.satriani.com, the forthcoming G3 2003 DVD will be released sometime in February 2004. The DVD was recorded during the October 20 Denver, Colorado and October 21 Kansas City, Missouri shows on the G3 2003 tour and features performances by Satriani, Steve Vai and Yngwie Malmsteen. (Thanks: ...

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SUFFOCATION Drummer Talks About Upcoming CD

SUFFOCATION drummer Mike Smith has spoken to the Danish web site Supreme Brutality about the group's first full-length release since 1995's "Pierced From Within", titled "Souls To Deny", due in the spring through Relapse Records. The following are some of the highlights of that interview: Supreme Brutality: When do you plan/expect to enter ...

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KORN To Release DVD Of CBGB Gig

KORN frontman Jonathan Davis has told MTV.com that the band have plans to release a DVD of their recent surprise show at New York's 350-capacity CBGB, "We filmed it all," he said. "I don't know how to explain that show, it was just crazy. It was brutal. I see people getting almost killed in the ...

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HENRY ROLLINS To Guest On WILLIAM SHATNER's Solo CD

Former BLACK FLAG frontman Henry Rollins has recorded a guest appearance for the new album from actor William Shatner, according to Ananova. Shatner, who played Captain James T. Kirk in the original TV series "Star Trek", has also enlisted Joe Jackson and country star Brad Paisley to guest on the album. The album will be ...

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HUGHES TURNER PROJECT: European Tour Dates Announced

HUGHES TURNER PROJECT (HTP), the collaboration between former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH vocalist Glenn Hughes and ex-RAINBOW/DEEP PURPLE singer Joe Lynn Turner, have announced the details of their upcoming European tour in support of their recently released sophomore album, "II" (MTM Music). Confirmed dates are as follows: Mar. 04 – Barcelona, SPA @ Bikini Mar. 05 ...

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STEVE VAI: 'YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Doesn't Compromise'

Guitar virtuoso Steve Vai recently spoke to Rock Confidential about the G3 '03 tour with Yngwie Malmsteen and Joe Satriani. Asked for his opinion of Yngwie's attitude on stage, especially during the jam at the end (where Malmsteen reportedly seemed to push everyone into the background and just keep on playing), Steve said, "I know ...

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AEROSMITH's JOE PERRY Joins KISS On Stage Again

AEROSMITH guitarist Joe Perry once again joined KISS on stage during their show at the Forum in Los Angeles, California Thursday night (December 18) for a rocking version of the KISS classic "Strutter". Just as he did in Oklahoma City last Sunday, Perry donned a pair of KISS frontman Paul Stanley's platform boots ...

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AEROSMITH Guitarist Joins KISS Onstage For 'Strutter' Jam

AEROSMITH guitarist Joe Perry joined KISS onstage during their show at the Ford Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Sunday night (December 14) for a rocking version of the KISS classic "Strutter". According to unconfirmed reports, Perry even donned a pair of KISS frontman Paul Stanley's platform boots for the occasion. As previously reported, KISS will ...

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GLENN HUGHES, JOE LYNN TURNER To Guest On 'Rockline'

Former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH singer Glenn Hughes and his HTP (HUGHES TURNER PROJECT) partner Joe Lynn Turner (ex-RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) will be the featured guests on "Rockline"'s nationally syndicated radio show airing Wednesday, January 14. The live show begins at 8:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET, and fans are encouraged to call ...

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UNHOLY GHOST Complete Work On Debut Album

UNHOLY GHOST, the new band featuring DIABOLIC founding members Aantar Lee Coates (drums), Paul Ouellette (vocals/bass), and Jerry Mortellaro (guitar), have finalized the track listing for their debut album, "Torrential Reign", due in early 2004 through Olympic/Century Media Records. "Torrential Reign" was recorded at D.O.W. (Diet Of Worms) studios in Seffner, Florida with producer Juan ...

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GLENN HUGHES To Film DVD In January

Former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH vocalist Glenn Hughes has announced plans to film a DVD in Los Angeles on Sunday, January 11, 2004. No further details are available at this time. As previously reported, HUGHES TURNER PROJECT (HTP), Glenn's collaboration with ex-RAINBOW/DEEP PURPLE singer Joe Lynn Turner, will embark on a Japanese tour in February. The ...

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UFO Guitarist To Guest On JORDAN RUDESS Solo Album

UFO guitarist Vinnie Moore started recording solos Thursday (Dec. 11) for the new Jordan Rudess (DREAM THEATER) solo record. This will be the first time Jordan and Vinnie have recorded together since Vinnie's "Time Odyssey" record was released in 1988. Moore will be featured on two songs. Joe Satriani, Greg Howe, and Steve Morse will ...

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