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VH1 To Air 'Aftermath: The Station Fire Five Years Later'

VH1 Classic and VH1 will air "VH1 Classic Presents: Aftermath: The Station Fire Five Years Later" a one-hour special of concert highlights on Sunday, March 23, 2008 10:00 p.m. from the upcoming Phoenix Rising! Musicians United to Benefit the Victims of the Station Nightclub Fire. John Rich (BIG & RICH), ALABAMA's Randy Owen, Dierks Bentley, ...

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DUFF MCKAGAN's LOADED To Release New Album This Summer

LOADED, the band formed by current VELVET REVOLVER bassist Duff McKagan (on guitar and vocals) after he left GUNS N' ROSES, is currently working on a new, yet-to-be-titled studio album, to be released in the summer, with tours to follow. LOADED was formed in 1999 and has morphed several times, releasing two albums: 1999's "Live ...

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NEW ENGLAND METAL AND HARDCORE FESTIVAL Details Revealed

This year will mark the tenth anniversary of the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, the largest and most successful metal festival in the United States. This year's show, presented by ESP, Randall, EMG, and exclusive magazine presenter Metal Maniacs magazine, will take place the weekend of April 25-27 at the Palladium in Worcester, Mass., ...

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LEAVES' EYES, BATTLELORE, ELIS, DRACONIAN Singers Take Part In Roundtable Interview

Metal Edge correspondent Bryan Reesman (web site) traveled to Wieze, Belgium last October to interview Liv Kristine (LEAVES' EYES), Kaisa Jouhki (BATTLELORE), Sandra Scherelet (ELIS), and Lisa Johansson (DRACONIAN) backstage during Metal Female Voices Fest V. Here are excerpts from the roundtable interview ("The Women Of Euro-Metal ROAR"), which is in the new ...

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BORN OF OSIRIS: Orangevale Footage Posted Online

Capital Chaos has posted footage of the Chicago-area-based band BORN OF OSIRIS performing the song "Empires Erased" on November 30, 2007 at The Boardwalk in Orangevale, California. Also appearing on the bill (as part of the "Farewell To Allegiance" tour) were BELAY MY LAST, THE WARRIORS, AS BLOOD RUNS BLACK and WALLS OF JERICHO. Watch ...

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DUFF MCKAGAN, Wife On BLOOMBERG TV's 'Night Talk'; Video Available

VELVET REVOLVER/ex-GUNS N' ROSES bassist Duff McKagan and his wife, model and swimwear designer Susan Holmes, appeared on the Bloomberg TV program "Night Talk" on January 21, 2008 to talk about how they juggle their careers and their private lives. Watch the interview in three parts below. VELVET REVOLVER guitarist Slash recently told Billboard.com that ...

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BORN OF OSIRIS: 'Open Arms To Damnation' Video Posted Online

Chicago-area-based band BORN OF OSIRIS has released its video for the track "Open Arms to Damnation". The clip was directed by Ori Kairy (EMMURE) and consists primarily of live footage, but is interspersed with scenes from the storyline. Comments guitarist Lee: "The story takes place in one room, which is supposed to represent Hell. The ...

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SPINAL CORD: 'Stigmata Of Life' Details Revealed

On February 4, Metal Mind Productions will release the second album of one of the most promising Polish bands, SPINAL CORD. The CD, entitled "Stigmata Of Life", consists of 12 songs of "pure devastation which will surely take you to hell and back!" according to a press release. "Faster, heavier, more to the point than ...

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FULL BLOWN CHAOS: 'Halos For Heroes' Video Posted Online

FULL BLOWN CHAOS' video for the song "Halos for Heroes" can be viewed below. The track was selected by fans via the FULL BLOWN CHAOS/Metal Injection Viewers' Choice poll. The band is super-excited about the viewers' choice, but it was a close race, according to vocalist Ray Mazzola. "It was pretty neck and neck until ...

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NÅSTROND To Release 'Muspellz Synir' In January

Swedish black metallers NÅSTROND will release their fourth, "Muspellz Synir", in January via Debemur Morti Productions. According to a press release, the CD "is the aural epitome of decrepit death, the soundtrack to life's dying embers or perhaps a burial at sea. Here, the sinister Swedes tap into a well of primitive inspiration to unlock ...

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What's In Your Head? - DIAMOND HEAD

Do you suppose guitarist and DIAMOND HEAD founder Brian Tatler still has Lars Ulrich and Dave Mustaine's phone numbers, and calls them to "you know, just chat, and see if you've got the new CD I sent ya?" Or does he has to go through their managers, who conveniently lose all his messages? I'd hate ...

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AVENGED SEVENFOLD Letting Fans Come Up With Guitar Solo

The Pulse of Radio reports: AVENGED SEVENFOLD is giving fans a chance to create their own guitar solo for the band's latest single, "Almost Easy". Anyone who pre-orders the group's new self-titled album or buys it after it comes out on October 30 at the iTunes store will receive a bonus "jam-along" version of the ...

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SOLEMNITY To Release New Album In February

Germany's SOLEMNITY has issued the following update: "The last months were a very chaotic time indeed. First of all, our SPINAL TAP-like search for a drummer which has ended as you already know. We have started recording then the first parts of our new album [tentatively titled 'Lords of the Damned'] and suddenly technical problems ...

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'Heavy Metal Box' Animated Product Shot Available

An animated product shot for the upcoming "Heavy Metal Box" (due on October 2 via Rhino Records) can be viewed below. The four-disc, 70-song set boasts classic tracks from IRON MAIDEN, JUDAS PRIEST, MOTÖRHEAD and SLAYER, among dozens of others. Arranged chronologically from 1968 to 1991, the compilation also boasts hits from bands like DEEP ...

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HEAVEN AND HELL Drummer VINNY APPICE: New Audio Interview Available

TheRighttoRock.com has has issued its latest podcast (episode #29), featuring legendary heavy metal drummer Vinny Appice. Vinny discusses the reformation of the Ronnie James Dio-era lineup of BLACK SABBATH under the name HEAVEN AND HELL as well as his latest project 3 LEGGED DOG. Vinny offers a candid look at his illustrious career and as ...

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KORN Members Explain Theory Of 'De-Evolution'

KORN recently unveiled a slew of "Spinal Tap"-like viral videos on their theory of "de-evolution." Frontman Jonathan Davis, bassist Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu and guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer came into Spinner.com's DL studio to break it down in scientific terms. Watch the clip below. KORN's latest album arrived on July 31 and debuted at No. 2 ...

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