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COURTNEY LOVE To Publish Comic Based On Her Life

Former HOLE frontwoman Courtney Love has joined forces with manga publisher Tokyopop for a comic based on her life. The series, "Princess Ai", follows the adventures of the princess of a mysterious land who disguises herself as a performer and takes refuge in the nightclubs of Kabushiki-cho. Love's character uses the stage both to express ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH Bassist Checks In With Tour Report

CRADLE OF FILTH bassist Dave Pybus (ex-ANATHEMA, DREAMBREED) has posted the following tour report on the band's official web site: "After going into pre-production for this tour at least a month before we flew out to the U.S. we were very excited to actually land safely in Houston, then New Orleans and meet our American ...

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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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Former MEGADETH Bassist In Talks To Play On WARMACHINE Debut

Despite published reports to the contrary, former MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson has yet to be officially recruited to play the bass tracks on the forthcoming debut album from Toronto's WARMACHINE. "By now I'm sure most of you have heard about [WARMACHINE bassist] Andrea [Zanini]'s possible departure from the band and David Ellefson's possible involvement with ...

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Tribe - QUEENSRŸCHE

When Seattle's most majestic of metal institutions attempted to transform themselves into a third-rate ALICE IN CHAINS a couple of albums ago, that was bad enough — even if both bands did kind of hail from the same town. But now they're turning into CREED. And when we come up with such a horrifying comparison, ...

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OSBOURNES Land At No. 12 On FORBES List of Most Powerful Celebrities

The Osbourne family, with Birmingham-born BLACK SABBATH frontman Ozzy Osbourne at its head, came in 12th place on the 2003 Forbes annual list of the world's most rich and famous. The family reportedly earned $28.8 million last year, primarily through the continued success of their "reality TV" show "The Osbournes", which is experiencing a significant ...

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LACUNA COIL Land TYPE O NEGATIVE Support Slot

Italy's LACUNA COIL are strongly rumored to have landed direct-support slot on the forthcoming TYPE O NEGATIVE headlining tour. An official announcement is expected soon. Confirmed TYPE O NEGATIVE U.S. dates are as follows: Jul. 25 - Worcester, MA @ Palladium Jul. 26 - New Haven, CT @ Toad's Place Jul. 28 - New York, ...

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DANZIG Land New Drummer

Bevan Davies from the band COMES WITH THE FALL (and also substitute/touring drummer for JERRY CANTRELL in 2001 and 2002) has officially joined DANZIG as the band's new drummer. Davies' first live appearance with the group will take place on Friday, July 4 at the Bilbao Accion Rock Festival at Parque de Zorrozaurre-Deusto in Spain. ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH To Film Video For 'Mannequin'

CRADLE OF FILTH's U.S. record label, Red Ink/Epic Records, has commissioned a new conceptual video for the group's new album, "Damnation and a Day", this time for the sinister, romantic track "Mannequin". The clip, which will be helmed by celebrated video director Thomas Mignone (MUDVAYNE, SLIPKNOT, TYPE O NEGATIVE, SEPULTURA, KITTIE, etc.), begins shooting on ...

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SHINING FURY Land On METAL BLADE RECORDS

Italian melodic metallers SHINING FURY have inked a deal with Metal Blade Records. The group's debut album is expected in the fall. Based out of Lucca, Italy, SHINING FURY was formed in 2000 as a vision of drummer Ross Lukather, who wanted to form a new band with young and talented musicians from his area. ...

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GAMMA RAY Perform At Spain's TORRES ROCK Festival

German power metallers GAMMA RAY played their first show of the year at Torres Rock Festival in Spain on Saturday (May 24). According to the group's official web site, "the band were in great shape and performed a set that was pretty similar to the 'Skeletons' tour set, just four or five songs were different." ...

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STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Singer Failed Drug Test Within Past Two Weeks

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS singer Scott Weiland had entered a rehab facility within the past two weeks but left early after failing a drug test, according to Buddy Arnold, co-founder of the Musicians' Assistance Program, which helps provide treatment for musicians addicted to drugs and alcohol. "The last time I saw him," Arnold told MTV.com, "I ...

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HALFORD Guitarist Regrets Cancellation Of THE METAL GODS Tour

HALFORD/PAINMUSEUM guitarist "Metal" Mike Chlasciak has posted the following message to his official web site: "Greetings all. Metal Mike coming at you from the Metal Land. We regret to say that The Metal Gods 2003 tour dates have officially been suspended. We were really having a great time on the tour with our friends in ...

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Former SKINNY PUPPY Frontman To Join MINISTRY At NYC Gig

Former SKINNY PUPPY frontman Nivek Ogre (a.k.a. Kevin Ogilvie) will join MINISTRY on stage during MINISTRY's gig at Roseland Ballroom in New York City on Sunday (May 4). Ogre was a member of MINISTRY between 1988 and 1991, and he had previously toured with the group in support of the "The Land of Rape and ...

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BARRY SPARKS Checks In From TED NUGENT Tour

Acclaimed bassist Barry Sparks (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, DOKKEN, MSG), who is currently touring with TED NUGENT on his North American tour as a replacement for Marco Mendoza, has posted the following message to his official web site: "Hello! I am here in Dallas — things are good, we drove all night from Tulsa, and we really ...

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MS2 Announce Upcoming Dates

Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based MS2, who feature in their ranks former members of the acclaimed death metal act MORTA SKULD, have lined up a couple of gigs in early May. They are as follows: May 02 - Topeka, KS @ Bobbie Trap May 03 – Wichita, KS @ Champs Consisting of Andrew Broas (vocals), Dave Gregor (guitar/vocals), ...

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Rhode Island Town Considers Nightclub Fire Memorial

Authorities in the town where a nightclub fire killed 99 people are asking the victims' survivors to decide if the site should be turned into a memorial, according to the Associated Press. West Warwick officials want to convert the site to honor those who died and the nearly 200 people who were injured Feb. 20 ...

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IN FLAMES Finalize EP Track Listing

Sweden's IN FLAMES have finalized the track listing for their forthcoming EP, "Trigger", due shortly through the Nuclear Blast label. It is as follows: 01. Trigger (single Edition) 02. Watch Them Feed (new song) 03. Land Of Confusion (GENESIS cover) 04. Cloud Connected (Club Connected Remix) 05. Moonshield (C64 Karoke Version) In other news, the ...

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