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SLIPKNOT Pull Out Of Japan's SONICMANIA Festival

As first predicted here on Dec. 22, SLIPKNOT have now officially cancelled their previously announced appearance at the Sonicmania festival, a two-day event set to take place in Osaka and Tokyo, Japan on January 31-February 1, 2004. An official statement from the festival organizers has attributed the cancellation to the band's desire to ...

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SLIPKNOT Cancel Korean Show

SLIPKNOT have cancelled their previously announced Korean show in early February in order to concentrate on completing their new album, according to a statement released Monday (Dec. 22) by the Korean concert promoter Access Entertainment. The Iowa-based nine-piece were due to perform at Seoul's 12,000-capacity "Jam Sil" Indoor Sports Center on February 3 ...

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KORN, STATIC-X To Play Korea In January

KORN, STATIC-X and Korea's top-selling rock artist SEO TAIJI will be performing at the 10,000-capacity Jamsil Gymnastic Hall in Seoul, Korea on January 29, 2004. As previously reported, KORN, SLIPKNOT, EVANESCENCE and INSOLENCE are among the artists confirmed for Sonicmania festival, a two-day event set to take place in Osaka and Tokyo, Japan on January ...

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KONKHRA: The Israel 'Reality Check Tour' Report

KONKHRA mainman Anders Lundemark has sent us the following report from the band's recent tour of Israel: "After confirming our involvement in this festival we did get some calls from family, asking us what we were thinking. In Denmark, nothing much happens, so if there is something happening in Israel, preferably a suicide bombing, it ...

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COURTNEY LOVE Delays Solo Debut

Former HOLE frontwoman Courtney Love has pushed back the release of her upcoming solo album, "America's Sweetheart", to February 10. As previously reported, "America's Sweetheart" features a number of tracks that were reportedly co-written with 4 NON BLONDES' Linda Perry, who has penned hits for PINK and CHRISTINA AGUILERA. In addition, Love is said to ...

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HENDRIX Tops ROLLING STONE Poll

Jimi Hendrix has been named the greatest guitar player by Rolling Stone magazine in a poll to discover the greatest guitarists of all time. Hendrix received a glowing tribute from WHO guitarist Pete Townshend, who wrote that he "made the electric guitar beautiful," according to Reuters. Townshend recalled that one of Hendrix's shows was "so ...

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God Forbid — MARILYN MANSON Coming to Korea

Han Hyun-woo of Chosun.com is reporting that MARILYN MANSON will play a concert in Seoul in October, after government authorities recently gave the promoters the nod for the show. Concert organizers had tried to bring the shock rock group to Seoul in 1999 and 2001 but the Korea Media Ratings Board withheld permission both times. ...

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OZZFEST Incident Leads To Charges Of Child Abuse

Gina Mace of Ohio's Beacon Journal is reporting that two men accused of abusing a 3-year-old child on the grounds of Cleveland's Blossom Music Center during Ozzfest 2003 this week were arraigned Thursday (July 24) on assault and child endangering charges. Scott Hart, 24, the child's father, and Carl Evanoff, 22, the child's uncle, pleaded ...

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COURTNEY LOVE Sets Release Date For Solo Debut

Former HOLE frontwoman Courtney Love has reportedly set an October 28 release date through Virgin Records for her solo debut, "America's Sweetheart". A U.S. tour is scheduled to begin on November 10, with a European trek to follow in January. The singer is expected to tour Japan and Australia beginning in March. As previously reported, ...

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INCANTATION: The Show Must Go On!

INCANTATION were forced to cancel their gig at Forest Inn in Bexley, Australia Friday night (June 27) after drummer Kyle Severn injured his wrist and was unable to play. The following night, the group performed an abbreviated set at the Bloodlust III Festival in Blacktown with the help of fill-in drummer David Haley of opening ...

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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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BOLIN FEST 2003 Details Unveiled

Promoter Kevin Schoneman, in association with The Bolin Foundation has announced the entertainment lineup for the 2003 Bolin Fest concert. The event, held annually in memory of the late guitarist/songwriter Tommy Bolin (DEEP PURPLE), is celebrating its 10th Anniversary, and will be held Friday and Saturday, August 1 and 2, at the legendary Surf Ballroom ...

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No LOVE For POPTONES

Despite previous reports to the contrary, former HOLE frontwoman Courtney Love has not signed a U.K. record deal with Poptones/Telstar. According to an article published in Saturday's (June 14) The Times, the label's plans to ink a deal with Love were abandoned for undisclosed reasons. As previously reported, Love is believed to be in advanced ...

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COURTNEY LOVE Pulls Out Of U.K.'s CARLING WEEKEND

Former HOLE frontwoman Courtney Love has pulled her appearances at Britain's Carling Weekend in August. Love blamed "recording commitments" for her decision to scrap her sets at Leeds on August 22 and Reading on 24. She is currently putting the finishing touches to her forthcoming debut solo album, "America's Sweetheart". A spokesperson for Love said: ...

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Former HOLE Frontwoman Lands 'Fantasy Violinist'

Former HOLE frontwoman Courtney Love has recruited "fantasy violinist" Emilie Autumn, a ravishing, classically trained musician, for her new solo band, which is scheduled to make its live debut this summer. Last month, Love placed a classified ad in the Village Voice, seeking a guitarist and drummer for a new project, with the requirement that ...

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COURTNEY LOVE Signs Solo Deal With VIRGIN RECORDS!

Former HOLE frontwoman Courtney Love has reportedly signed a North American solo deal with Virgin Records. The singer was already signed to Poptones/Telstar in the U.K. Love has spent the past few months recording her solo debut, "America's Sweetheart", in France with producer Jim Barber for an expected fall release. A number of tracks on ...

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Former SKUNK ANANSIE Guitarist To Issue Solo Album

Former SKUNK ANANSIE guitarist Ace will issue his long-awaited solo album, "Still Hungry", on June 23 through West 46th Records/Snapper Music. Among the guest musicians appearing on the CD are MOTÖRHEAD's Lemmy Kilmister, ONE MINUTE SILENCE's Brian "Yap" Barry and SKINDRED's Benji. The full track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Jet To ...

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COURTNEY LOVE Records KIM CARNES Cover For Upcoming Solo CD

Former HOLE frontwoman Courtney Love has recorded a cover of Kim Carnes' 1981 #1 hit "Bette Davis Eyes" for possible inclusion on her upcoming solo debut, "America's Sweetheart". Love is recording "America's Sweetheart" in France with producer Jim Barber for an expected fall release. A number of tracks on the CD were reportedly co-written with ...

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CANDLEMASS To Make First North American Appearance In 12 Years!

Just in time for the domestic release of their DVD retrospective, "Documents Of Doom", the legendary CANDLEMASS will headline the BW&BK 6-Pack Weekend, June 13-14, in Cleveland, Ohio. The festival appearance marks the first time the Swedes have played here in over twelve years! Since reuniting last year, the doomsters have been the hottest ticket ...

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SAMMY HAGAR To 'Talk Tequila' At BRANDED ENTERTAINMENT SUMMIT

Former VAN HALEN singer Sammy Hagar will address an audience of senior Branding, Marketing and Entertainment execs at IIR's forthcoming Branded Entertainment Summit taking place April 28-30 2003 at the Beverly Hilton, Beverly Hills, California. "Lunch with Sammy Hagar" will take place on Tuesday, April 29 and Sammy will discuss the success of his Cabo ...

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CADILLAC Sales Soar with LED ZEPPELIN

Since Cadillac hooked up with LED ZEPPELIN early last year as part of a marketing campaign called "Break Through", the sales of Cadillac cars rose 16 percent, according to Cadillac advertising director Kim Kosak. In addition, prior to kicking off its ZEPPELIN-backed ad campaign at the 2002 Superbowl, Cadillac ranked third in advertising recall among ...

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IN FLAMES Confirm Korean Gig

Sweden's IN FLAMES have confirmed their first-ever appearance in Korea during December. They will perform at the 3,000-capacity 88 Gym in Seoul on December 14th. The Korean version of IN FLAMES' most recent release, Reroute To Remain, features a live version of "Colony" as a bonus track. (Thanks: Kim Yun Jung / www.rocknew.com) ...

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