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KISS: The Hottest Band In The World — Literally

NewsFilter.org has posted a classic video clip of KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons getting a bit sloppy with his fire-breathing act and dribbling some fluid onto his hair. Check it out here. Simmons' brand-new book, "Sex Money Kiss", is filled with his observations on life and the three most important things to him — ...

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DEATHRIDE Change Name To DEVILDRIVER

Santa Barbara, California's DEATHRIDE, the new project featuring COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara, have officially changed their name to DEVILDRIVER. The band, whose sound is being described as "much heavier than [that of] COAL CHAMBER" and featuring "more technical" musicianship than that found in Fafara's main band, are currently finishing up work on their debut ...

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COAL CHAMBER Finalize Track Listing For 'Giving The Devil His Due'

COAL CHAMBER have finalized the track listing for their upcoming B-sides/rarities album, "Giving The Devil His Due", due on July 29 through Roadrunner Records. According to an official statement from Roadrunner, "Giving The Devil His Due" is "not a traditional "B-sides album", but rather "a collection of songs that traces the sonic growth and breadth ...

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Former MACHINE HEAD Guitarist Names New Project

Former MACHINE HEAD guitarist Ahrue Luster has chosen the name SUPERNAUT for his new Sacramento-based project in which he is joined by three former members of the local band JUGGERNAUT. The group (Luster, vocalist Patrick Schmidt, bassist Rob Marshall, and drummer Marty Bechtel), which has been in existence since last fall, "has taken a bit ...

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Former THE ALMIGHTY Singer Records New Material

Former THE ALMIGHTY frontman Ricky Warwick has completed work on two brand new extra tracks for the forthcoming release of his solo effort "Tattoos & Alibis". They are "Can't Live With Maybe" (described as "a real rocker" and one which Ricky has been playing live) and "Minor Miracles". Unfortunately, due to a lack of time ...

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MOTOGRATER Debut Delayed

Santa Barbara, California-based quintet MOTOGRATER have pushed back the projected release date for their self-titled debut to June 24 through No Name/Elektra Records. The album, which was mixed by producer James "Jimbo" Barton (METALLICA, RUSH, MARILYN MANSON, STONE SOUR) at Track Records studio in Los Angeles, will contain the following cuts: 01. Suffocate 02. Down ...

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MOTOGRATER Finalize Track Listing For Full-Length Debut

Santa Barbara, California-based quintet MOTOGRATER have finalized the track listing for their self-titled debut, due on May 27 through No Name/Elektra Records. The album, which was mixed by producer James "Jimbo" Barton (METALLICA, RUSH, MARILYN MANSON, STONE SOUR) at Track Records studio in Los Angeles, will contain the following cuts: 01. Suffocate 02. Down 03. ...

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COAL CHAMBER Finishing Up Work On B-Sides/Rarities Album

COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara is scheduled to hit the studio later this week to record vocals for an unfinished track from the "Chamber Music" sessions. The song in question will be included on the group's upcoming B-sides/rarities album, "Giving The Devil His Due", slated for release on June 17 through Roadrunner Records. Fafara's side ...

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COAL CHAMBER Guitarist Offers Update On Current Projects

COAL CHAMBER guitarist Miguel "Meegs" Rascon has posted the following message to the group's official web site (www.coalchamber.com): "Hey fans, it's Meegs. It's been awhile since I've posted but I just wanted to keep everyone updated as to what's happening with me and the band. "COAL CHAMBER is still going strong and working on the ...

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DIRT To Take 'Extended Vacation' Following Label Collapse

Houston, Texas-based DIRT will be taking an "extended vacation" due to the collapse of their record label, 2K Sounds/EMI. DIRT's full-length debut, "From Dirt We Come", which was produced nearly three years ago by COAL CHAMBER's Dez Fafara, was released last summer. In related news, DIRT singer Travis Powers is working on a new project ...

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DEATHRIDE: Slideshow Posted Online

Santa Barbara, California's DEATHRIDE, the new project featuring COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara, have released a slideshow for both dialup and broadband connections. You can view it here. DEATHRIDE are currently recording their debut album, tentatively titled "Thirteen", with producer Ross Hogarth (COAL CHAMBER, MÖTLEY CRÜE, FASTER PUSSYCAT). It is due in July ...

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COAL CHAMBER Name Collection Of Rarities

COAL CHAMBER have set "Giving the Devil His Due (BSides)" as the title for their forthcoming collection of B-sides and rarities, due later in the year through Roadrunner Records. According to COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara, the upcoming CD "will include almost an hour of tracks consisting of B-sides used on all the digipacks ...

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BALLISTIC Begin Work On Debut Album

BALLISTIC, the new band featuring former DEUCE / TENSION / WARDOG mainman Tom Gattis, along with JAG PANZER members Rikard Stjernquist (drums) and Chris Broderick (guitar), are in the process of recording their self-titled debut album at a Phoenix studio with longtime co-producer John Herrera. "We have finished the rhythm tracks with John Hererra and ...

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CHIMAIRA's Video Set Goes Up In Flames

Cleveland, Ohio's CHIMAIRA met with misfortune earlier this week when the Los Angeles studio where they were about to shoot the video for their upcoming single "Down Again" caught fire. The video was to feature the band playing inside a giant mass of gauze, but before shooting could begin, the gauze ignited and the flames ...

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DEATHRIDE's FAFARA: We Will Break New Ground In Heavy Metal Scene

California's DEATHRIDE, the new project featuring COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara, have started pre-production on their debut album, tentatively titled "Thirteen", with producer Ross Hogarth (COAL CHAMBER, MÖTLEY CRÜE, FASTER PUSSYCAT). "I'd like everybody to know that we're getting ready to break new ground in the heavy metal scene. DEATHRIDE will be the first heavy ...

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MARILYN MANSON's New Family

MARILYN MANSON manager Tony Ciulla has officially partnered with Spivak-Sobol Entertainment, according to Hits Daily Double. Spivak-Sobol represent QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, A PERFECT CIRCLE and TORI AMOS, among others. In related news, a bunch of photos taken at Dita Von Teese's (MARILYN MANSON's girlfriend) performance at The Chamber in Atlanta, Georgia on Jan. ...

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NIGHT IN GALES Announce New Drummer

Germany's NIGHT IN GALES have recruited drummer Adriano Ricci (BLOOD RED ANGEL, TORTURE CHAMBER) as a replacement for Christian Bass, who announced his amicable departure from the group in September in order to pursue other musical projects. "We're just about rehearsing on a regular basis again and will record a promo as soon as possible," ...

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JAG PANZER Guitarist Joins BALLISTIC

BALLISTIC, the new band featuring former DEUCE / TENSION / WARDOG mainman Tom Gattis and JAG PANZER drummer Rikard Stjernquist, have parted ways with guitarist Peter Petev and have replaced him with JAG PANZER axeman Chris Broderick. The group, who were previously known as AFTERBURN, are set to begin work on their debut full-length CD ...

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MOTOGRATER Mixing Debut For Summer Release

Santa Barbara, California-based quintet MOTOGRATER are currently mixing their debut album with producer James "Jimbo" Barton (METALLICA, RUSH, MARILYN MANSON, STONE SOUR) at Track Records studio in Los Angeles for a summer release through No Name/Elektra Records. A new track, titled "Suffocate", can be heard in streaming audio in the "Use It Or Lose It" ...

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DEATHRIDE To Begin Recording In Early February

California's DEATHRIDE, the new project featuring COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara, are set to begin recording their debut album, tentatively titled "Thirteen", on Feb. 3 for a July release through Roadrunner Records. The following is Fafara's latest update on the group's activities, as posted on the band's official message board: "DEATHRIDE goes to the NAMM ...

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DEATHRIDE Scrap Album Title, Prepare To Record

California's DEATHRIDE, the new project featuring COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara, have had a change of heart and are currently eyeing "Thirteen" as a possible title for their forthcoming debut album, tentatively due in July through Roadrunner Records. The following is Fafara's latest update on the group's current and upcoming activities: "Rehearsals started again on ...

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DEATHRIDE Name Debut, Prepare To Record

California's DEATHRIDE, the new project featuring COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara, have set "Swinging The Dead" as the title for their forthcoming debut album, tentatively due in July through Roadrunner Records. "We start preproduction [with producer Ross Hogarth] sometime around January 12th to the 15th," Fafara says in an official statement. "We will begin the ...

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DEATHRIDE Sign With ROADRUNNER RECORDS

California's DEATHRIDE, the new project featuring COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara, have inked a deal with Roadrunner Records. The group — whose lineup is completed by Dragon (guitar), Shak (bass), Sleeper (guitar), and Junk (drums) — will enter the studio early next year with producer Ross Hogarth (COAL CHAMBER, MÖTLEY CRÜE, FASTER PUSSYCAT) to begin ...

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EMPEROR To Release Anthology In March

Defunct Norwegian black metallers EMPEROR will release a posthumous anthology, titled "Scattered Ashes - A Decade of Emperial Wrath", through Candlelight Records in March 2003. The double-disc set, which was compiled by the band themselves, will feature rare and unreleased tracks, and will come in a limited-edition slipcase. The track listing for the collection is ...

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