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CATHEDRAL Confirmed For Japan's LOUD PARK 06 Festival

According to a posting on CATHEDRAL's official web site, the veteran British doom/stoner band has been confirmed for the Loud Park 06 festival, set to take place October 14-15, 2006 at the Makuhari Messe International Exhibition Halls 9-11 in Tokyo, Japan. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: Saturday, October 14: MEGADETH MINISTRY ...

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FIVE.BOLT.MAIN To Release Live Album This Fall

FIVE.BOLT.MAIN, who are based in Louisville, Kentucky, will be releasing a live album on October 10 on the Rock Ridge Music label. Entitled "Five.Bolt.Main Live", the disc was recorded in February at the Bulldog Café in Louisville, Kentucky. Heading up the production were Rock Ridge Music principal Jason Spiewak and Matt Chiaravalle (WARREN ZEVON, KITTIE, ...

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STEPHEN PEARCY On RATT Reunion: 'Never Say Never'

Blasting-Zone.com recently conducted an in-depth interview with former RATT/ARCADE frontman Stephen Pearcy. Several excepts follow: Blasting-Zone.com: Was it grunge that ultimately killed ARCADE? Stephen: "Nobody killed anybody. It was the labels. I was signed to Sony with ARCADE and they had PEARL JAM, so of course they're going to concentrate on whatever, ya ...

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VELVET REVOLVER, DEFTONES, ALICE IN CHAINS Members Featured On BEATLES Compilation

On October 24, 2006, Restless Records will release "Butchering The Beatles" — featuring the biggest, the baddest, the heaviest all-star line-up ever assembled to honor what is arguably the greatest band ever — THE BEATLES. All-in-all, over 50 internationally known recording artists bring their unique bone-crushing slant to these remarkable songs. Produced by Grammy award-winning ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Signs On For BOB DYLAN Tribute?

According to TheRockRadio.com, MOUNTAIN has been working on their new album, which is a tribute to Bob Dylan. Singer-guitarist Leslie West and drummer Corky Laing have recorded a number of Dylan songs for the project, including "Subterranean Homesick Blues", "Gotta Serve Somebody" and "Blowing In The Wind". They've also enlisted some all-star help, ...

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Video Of SLASH Jamming With CAMP FREDDY Posted Online

Slash (VELVET REVOLVER, ex-GUNS N' ROSES), Warren DeMartini (RATT) and Billy Duffy (THE CULT) are among the musicians that performed with CAMP FREDDY last Saturday night (August 5) at a private event being held at the House of Blues in West Hollywood, California. Other guests at the concert included Steve Isaacs, Steve Jones, Mark McGrath, ...

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THE MELVINS: North American Tour Dates Announced

THE MELVINS will embark on a national tour with special guests BIG BUSINESS this fall in support of their October 10 release "The Senile Animal" (Ipecac). The first confirmed dates (many more to be announced soon) are as follows: Sep. 06 - Sacramento, CA - The Library Sep. 08 - Eugene, OR - WOW Hall ...

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THE MELVINS To Release 'A Senile Animal' In October

THE MELVINS have set "A Senile Animal" as the title of their new album, due on October 10 via Ipecac Records. The band's first recording with new members Coady Willis (drums) and Jared Warren (bass) from BIG BUSINESS was recorded in Los Angeles. Commented mainman Buzz Osborne: "I'm very pleased with the results and I ...

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THINKFILM Secures Rights To TOMMY LEE's Acting Debut

According to the Hollywood Reporter, ThinkFilm has acquired all North American rights to the film "10th & Wolf", featuring MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee's first full-fledged acting role. Based on a real-life mob war in Philadelphia that took place during the late '80s and early '90s, "10th & Wolf" (which was actually shot in Pittsburgh) ...

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MNEMIC: New Studio Report Available

MNEMIC guitarist Mircea Gabriel Eftemie has posted the following studio report on the band's official blog: "These last couple of days [Track Record Studios in Los Angeles] have been really fun and exciting. Brian [Rasmussen, drums] has been transformed into a terminator, or to be more accurate, a furious Quiznos-eating-machine behind his drumkit. He basically ...

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MNEMIC: Studio Report

MNEMIC guitarist Mircea Gabriel Eftemie has posted the following studio report on the band's official blog: "So here we are, we are taking the first steps towards the recording of this bastard. We entered Track Record Studios Monday morning, with Warren [Riker, DOWN, CATHEDRAL] and Christian [Olde Wolbers, FEAR FACTORY]. "The studio is pretty decent, ...

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MNEMIC Begin Tracking New Album

Danish metallers MNEMIC have begun recording their as-yet-untitled third album for Nuclear Blast Records in Los Angeles, California. Production is being handled by Christian Olde Wolbers (FEAR FACTORY, THREAT SIGNAL) and Warren Riker (DOWN, CATHEDRAL, THE FUGEES) at Track Record Studios (KISS, MEGADETH, AEROSMITH) in North Hollywood. Commented the band: "Finally after two weeks of ...

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Founding ROUGH SILK Guitarist Dies

Singer Ferdy Doernberg of the German epic/melodic metallers ROUGH SILK has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "Unfortunately I have some very sad news. Hilmer Staacke, the original guitar player of ROUGH SILK died yesterday He had asthma from birth and unfortunately didn't survive the last episode. I don't know any ...

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ROSE HILL DRIVE Sign With MEGAFORCE RECORDS

Boulder, Colorado's ROSE HILL DRIVE have inked a deal with Megaforce Records. The band will release their first self-titled EP on June 6 Megaforce/Sci Fidelity, to be followed by a full-length studio album on August 22. ROSE HILL DRIVE's accomplishments in the music world are as stellar and intense as their performances. ROSE HILL DRIVE ...

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CAMP FREDDY Perform At NYC's Times Square: Video Available

A video clip of CAMP FREDDY, the Los Angeles-based "jam" group featuring guitarist Dave Navarro (ex-JANE'S ADDICTION, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS) alongside VELVET REVOLVER members Matt Sorum (drums), Scott Weiland (vocals) and Duff McKagan (bass), performing a cover of CHEAP TRICK's "Surrender" at an exclusive General Motors event on April 11 at Hard Rock Cafe ...

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CATHEDRAL: European Festival Appearances Announced

Mighty doom icons CATHEDRAL have confirmed the following European festival appearances: Apr. 15 - Oslo, NOR @ Inferno Festival Jun. 08 - Sölvesborg, SWE @ Sweden Rock Festival Jun. 09 - Donington, UK @ Download Festival Aug. 15 - Budapest, HUN @ Sziget Festival CATHEDRAL's new album, "The Garden of Unearthly Delights", was released in ...

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JEFF KOLLMAN: New Live And Studio Albums On The Way

Guitarist Jeff Kollman (GLENN HUGHES, MOGG/WAY, UFO) and his band COSMOSQUAD will be appearing at the Baked Potato, 3878 Cahuenga Blvd. W. in Universal City, CA this Saturday, April 1 for a double header. The first set kicks off at 9.30pm. States Kollman: "We'll be recording for a solo live album, with our good friend ...

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