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JOE STUMP Lines Up Mexican Appearances

Guitar shredder JOE STUMP has lined up the following Mexican appearances during March: Mar. 15 - Mexico City, MEX @ Taquilla del Circo Volador (Instrumental) Mar. 16 - Cuernavaca, MEX @ The Pit Foro Bar (2:00 p.m. Guitar Clinic) Mar. 16 - Cuernavaca, MEX @ The Pit Foro Bar (6:00 p.m. Instrumental) Mar. 17 - ...

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Former HEATHEN/DIE KRUPPS Drummer Resurfaces In DECONSTRUCT

Former HEATHEN/DIE KRUPPS drummer Darren Minter has teamed up with guitarist Joe Fraulob, vocalist Skitz, and bassist Venessa in a new band called DECONSTRUCT. The group, who recently recorded a three-song demo titled "Sign Of Things To Come", are planning a U.S. tour in the spring/summer. For more information on DECONSTRUCT, visit the band's official ...

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METALLICA's 'Anger' Documented On Film

A documentary feature on the making of METALLICA's new album, "St. Anger", is in the process of being filmed by two directors who have "literally been on our asses coming up on two years," METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich told Rolling Stone. "There's close to a thousand hours of footage. I don't know how they're going ...

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AEROSMITH Perform Unannounced Gig At Boston Jazz Club

AEROSMITH performed a 10-song set at the Boston jazz club Regattabar Saturday night following a fund-raiser that was also attended by actors Michael J. Fox and Dan Aykroyd, among others. BLUES BROTHER Aykroyd joined the band for one tune and Fox took a break from dancing on a table to play guitar with his friend ...

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SEPULTURA Finish Recording, Plan European Trek

SEPULTURA have completed the recordings for their new full-length album and are presently talking to several producers — including Joe Barresi (PENNYWISE, BUCKCHERRY, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, SKUNK ANANSIE, KYUSS) — about mixing the effort for a tentative late May release. In other news, SEPULTURA are expected to embark on a combined promo/club tour ...

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FUELED II FIRE Line Up Tour Dates

FUELED II FIRE, the new band featuring former PISSING RAZORS members Cesar Soto (guitar), Joe Rodriguez (vocals) and Mat Lynch (guitar), have lined up the following dates during February/March: Feb. 21 - San Antonio, TX @ The Rox Feb. 23 - El Paso, TX @ The El Paso Civic Center Mar. 07 - El Paso, ...

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POWERMAN 5000 Name New CD, Put Away Space Suits

POWERMAN 5000 have set "Transform" as the title for their recently-completed new studio album, due on May 20 through Dreamworks Records. An as-yet-undisclosed first single is scheduled to hit radio sometime in March. According to frontman Spider One, the CD will contain 12 brand new tracks and will include no reworked material from the scrapped ...

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METALLICA To Tour With LINKIN PARK, LIMP BIZKIT

METALLICA will team up with LINKIN PARK and LIMP BIZKIT for a U.S. stadium tour this summer, according to LINKIN PARK DJ Joe Hahn. "Once we hit the summer we're going to do a stadium tour with METALLICA and LIMP BIZKIT," Hahn told Launch. "We're excited about [doing] all those [different kinds of] shows because ...

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MEDICATION 'On Hold', Band Deny Breakup Rumors

MEDICATION, the Los Angeles band featuring former MACHINE HEAD/SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader, ex-UGLY KID JOE/LIFE OF AGONY vocalist Whitfield Crane, ex-ADAYINTHELIFE guitarist Blunt, and ex-THE PIECE DOGS bassist Kyle Sanders, have been officially put on hold as the various members of the group pursue other projects. "MEDICATION has not toured since Aug. 4 and I ...

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MEDICATION: European Tour Cancelled!

The previously-announced European tour featuring MEDICATION and Locomotive Music labelmates BEFORE THE DAWN, which was scheduled to kick off on Feb. 12 in Essen, Germany, has been cancelled. No reason was given for the cancellation. MEDICATION feature in their ranks ex-UGLY KID JOE/LIFE OF AGONY frontman Whitfield Crane and ex-MACHINE HEAD/SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader. ...

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FUELED II FIRE: Demo Available For Download

FUELED II FIRE, the new band featuring former PISSING RAZORS members Cesar Soto (guitar), Joe Rodriguez (vocals) and Mat Lynch (guitar), have posted two demo tracks via their official web site at this location. The tracks — "Colossal" and "Taboo" — come off a four-song demo that was recently completed with producer/engineer Ben ...

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FUELED II FIRE Complete Work On Demo

FUELED II FIRE, the new band featuring former PISSING RAZORS members Cesar Soto (guitar), Joe Rodriguez (vocals) and Mat Lynch (guitar), have completed work on a four-song demo with producer/engineer Ben Vallejo (SPARTA, ILL NINO, PRO-PAIN). The currently-unsigned group have lined up the following dates in March: Mar. 06 - Clovis, NM @ TBA (w/ ...

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THE CLASH Frontman Killed By 'Incredibly Rare' Heart Condition

The Sunday Mirror reports THE CLASH frontman Joe Strummer died from an incredibly rare heart condition he didn't know he had. His death certificate reveals he was suffering from an "intra-mural coronary artery' - where one of the heart's main blood vessels grows inside the muscle wall. The condition is so rare there have only ...

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IOMMI/ANSELMO Project Still On?

Despite rumors to the contrary, the proposed pairing between BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi and PANTERA/DOWN frontman Phil Anselmo on Iommi's next solo CD appears to still be on, according to BLACK SABBATH fan site www.black-sabbath.com. "I did some inquiries, and was told that [the reports of the project being cancelled are] false," writes the ...

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Former GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist To Appear On New YARDBIRDS CD

Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash, ex-DAVID LEE ROTH/WHITESNAKE axeman Steve Vai and QUEEN's Brian May are among the guest musicians appearing on YARDBIRDS' "Birdland", the group's first new studio album since 1967. The album, which was recorded primarily at Vai's Mothership studio in Los Angeles, features Vai on a newly recorded version of the ...

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COURTNEY LOVE Manager Calls U.K. Story 'Crap'

Jim Barber, the manager of Courtney Love, has branded a story about Courtney that ran in the UK press over the weekend as "crap". The story reports bizarre behavior by Courtney at the funeral of THE CLASH's Joe Strummer. Barber told Australia's Undercover News that "She was in fact at the funeral because, uh, she ...

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HUGHES TURNER PROJECT To Release Debut Via SHRAPNEL

HUGHES TURNER PROJECT (HTP), the collaboration between former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH vocalist Glenn Hughes and ex-RAINBOW/DEEP PURPLE singer Joe Lynn Turner, will issue their self-titled debut album on Mar. 11 through Shrapnel Records in the U.S. Shrapnel will also release the group's "Live in Tokyo" album in the U.S. in the summer. The American release ...

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AEROSMITH's STEVE TYLER Remembers RUN-DMC's JAM MASTER JAY

AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler remembered the life of RUN-DMC DJ Jam Master Jay in "The Best of 2002" edition of Entertainment Weekly magazine. Tyler wrote, "AEROSMITH toured with RUN-DMC this past summer, and Jay and I became really close. Our encore was always 'Walk This Way', and we'd bring out RUN-DMC, and the place would ...

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BEFORE THE DAWN To Support MEDICATION In Europe

Finland's BEFORE THE DAWN will be the support act on the upcoming European tour by Locomotive Music labelmates MEDICATION (featuring ex-UGLY KID JOE/LIFE OF AGONY frontman Whitfield Crane and ex-MACHINE HEAD/SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader). The group's debut album, "My Darkness", will be released in January. Confirmed dates are as follows: Feb. 12 - Essen, GER ...

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DEF LEPPARD's JOE ELLIOTT: Proud To Be Reliable

DEF LEPPARD frontman Joe Elliott believes that the band's consistency has been a significant part of their appeal — when the fans go to a DEF LEPPARD concert, they expect to hear the hits, and the group are happy to play them. "They've come to terms with the fact that it's OK to like a ...

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THE CLASH's JOE STRUMMER: 1952-2002

Joe Strummer (real name John Graham Mellor), one of the key members of the seminal British punk rock band THE CLASH, died died on Sunday at his farmhouse in Somerset, southwestern England at the age of 50. The cause of his death was not announced. A message dated Dec. 23 on strummersite.com confirmed the singer's ...

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SHAPE 68 To Play NAMM Convention

SHAPE 68, a new pop-oriented project featuring Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK SABBATH) on bass/vocals, Jeff Kollman (MOGG/WAY, EDWIN DARE) on guitar, and Robin DiMaggio on drums, will perform at the NAMM convention as part of the Sabian show on Friday, Jan. 17, 2003. Also performing will be TOWER OF POWER and EARTH WIND AND ...

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AEROSMITH Cop Lands On Desk Duty

The NYPD (New York Police Department) inspector under investigation for allegedly helping AEROSMITH rockers Steven Tyler and Joe Perry get gun licenses was placed on modified duty yesterday, the New York Post has reported. Inspector Bernard Petrofsky, former head of the NYPD License Division, was assigned to desk duty — and his gun and badge ...

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