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MARILYN MANSON Barely Makes Stir In St. Paul Court

Todd Nelson of the Pioneer Press reports that "it wasn't quite a UFO landing at Lake Wobegon, but the appearance Tuesday (September 2) of shock rocker Marilyn Manson in a federal courtroom in St. Paul did have its surreal moments. And not the way you might imagine. "For all the gender-bending antics of his outrageous ...

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LIZZY BORDEN's Guitar Search Continues

LIZZY BORDEN have commenced the recording process for their eighth album, tentatively due in early 2004 through Metal Blade Records. The as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2000's critically acclaimed "Deal with the Devil" will reportedly be "a straight-ahead, balls-out high-energy hard rock album." The band, who parted ways with guitarist Alex Nelson earlier in the year, are ...

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Edgy Police Saddle Up For INSANE CLOWN POSSE

April McClellan-Copeland of Cleveland's The Plain Dealer is reporting that "police officers from Portage, Trumbull and Geauga counties were the unofficial welcoming committee [Friday, July 18] for loyal fans of the Detroit-based [cartoonish metal/rap band] INSANE CLOWN POSSE. The face-painted duo is the headliner for a three-day outdoor music festival at the private Nelson Ledges ...

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DOPE To Hit The Road With DOG FASHION DISCO, WOLFPAC

New York City-based band DOPE are once again hitting the road in July, doing a mini run with DOG FASHION DISCO and WOLFPAC beginning on July 17 in New Castle, Pennsylvania. Shows are all ages. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jul. 17 - New Castle, PA @ Bomb Shelter Jul. 18 - Garrettsville, OH @ ...

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CANDLEMASS' LEIF EDLING: Doom Hard With A Six-Pack

CANDLEMASS mainman Leif Edling (bass) has posted the following update to the band's official web site: "DOOM HARD FESTIVAL "After the usual stop (and the usual first Heineken) at Schiphol, the band took off to the Rock Hard Festival somewhere in Germany. Great site in an outside amphitheatre with a river just behind the stage. ...

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Former MEGADETH Drummer, LIZZY BORDEN Bassist Jam With XYZ

Former MEGADETH drummer Nick Menza and LIZZY BORDEN bassist Marten Andersson were set to perform session duties with XYZ during the latter band's previously announced tour with GREAT WHITE and L.A. GUNS when they got word that the trek was called off due to insurance issues. Says Andersson, "As some of you might have heard ...

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AEROSMITH Frontman To Appear On WILLIE NELSON TV Special

AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler is among the featured guests on USA Network's "Willie Nelson and Friends: Live and Kickin'", a 70th birthday celebration for a self-proclaimed old-fashioned musical man, who, to many of his fans, represents a breathing symbol of America. The show, which is set to air Monday night (May 26) at 9:00 p.m. ...

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OIL Part Ways With Bassist, Seek Replacement

Long Beach, California-based Christian metallers OIL, featuring DARK ANGEL frontman Ron Rinehart, have parted ways with bassist Matthew Joy and are currently seeking a replacement. "Upcoming album release shows or any other concert bookings will not be affected," states a message on the band's official web site. "Our friend — and smokin' bass player — ...

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SKIN Performs Solo In Milan

Former SKUNK ANANSIE singer Skin performed a solo gig in Milan, Italy Thursday night (May 22). Check out pictures from Wire Image. Skin will issue her debut solo effort, "Fleshwounds", on June 2 through EMI Chrysalis/Capitol Records. The CD was recorded in two bursts — first in 2001, in Belgium, with producer David ...

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Former SKUNK ANANSIE Singer's Solo Debut: Track Listing Unveiled

Former SKUNK ANANSIE frontwoman Skin has announced the track listing for her debut solo effort, "Fleshwounds", due on June 2 through EMI Chrysalis/Capitol Records. The CD, which is being described as a much more personal affair than anything Skin has previously done, will contain the following cuts: 01. Faithfulness 02. Trashed 03. Don't Let Me ...

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SKIN: Photos From Liverpool Gig Posted Online

Former SKUNK ANANSIE frontwoman Skin played Academy 2 in Liverpool. England on Saturday, May 3. Click here to check out the photos. Skin's debut solo album, "Fleshwounds", is due on June 9 through EMI Records. "Fleshwounds" was recorded in two bursts — first in 2001, in Belgium, with producer David Kosten, and then ...

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Ex-LIZZY BORDEN Guitarist Seeks New Projects

Guitarist Alex Nelson has officially confirmed his departure from LIZY BORDEN. The following is Nelson's statement on the matter: "Even though it's been a fabulous 18 years (on and off) playing with the coolest guys I could ever hope for, it's time to move on and search for new challenges... "I have decided to pursue ...

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SKIN: 'Trashed' Video Posted Online

Former SKUNK ANANSIE frontwoman Skin's new video, "Trashed", can be seen via her official web site at this location. "Trashed" comes off Skin's debut solo album, "Fleshwounds", due on June 9 through EMI Records. "Fleshwounds" was recorded in two bursts — first in 2001, in Belgium, with producer David Kosten, and then a ...

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OIL Finalize Track Listing For Live Album

Los Angeles-based Christian metallers OIL, featuring DARK ANGEL frontman Ron Rinehart, have finalized the track listing for their first-ever live album, "Choice Cuts Off The Chopping Block", now available for pre-order via Roxx Productions. The CD, which was recorded primarily during the band's appearance at the First Baptist Church of Downey in Downey, California on ...

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SKIN: New Single Posted Online

Former SKUNK ANANSIE frontwoman Skin's new single, "Trashed", can be heard in streaming Real Audio at this location. "Trashed" comes off Skin's debut solo album, "Fleshwounds", due on June 9 through EMI Records. "Fleshwounds" was recorded in two bursts — first in 2001, in Belgium, with producer David Kosten, and then a year ...

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AEROSMITH/WILLIE NELSON Collaboration To See Light Of Day

A lost collaboration between AEROSMITH and WILLIE NELSON will surface on "The Essential Willie Nelson", due April 1 on Columbia/Legacy Records. The song, "One Time Too Many", was written by AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler and was recorded in Vancouver in 1987. "Willie Nelson's image and persona are only overshadowed by the character of his guitar," ...

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JOSH TODD Bucks GUNS N' ROSES

Former BUCKCHERRY frontman Josh Todd recently spoke to Rolling Stone about his failed attempt at becoming the frontman of a new group featuring former GUNS N' ROSES members Slash (guitar), Matt Sorum (drums), and Duff McKagan (bass). After a much-talked-about live performance last April at the Randy Castillo benefit concert in Hollywood with Slash, McKagan, ...

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SLASH Speaks Out On AXL ROSE, New Project With Ex-GN'R Bandmates

Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash has spoken to MTV.com about the new project he has formed with ex-GN'R bandmates Duff McKagan, Izzy Stradlin and Matt Sorum and the as-yet-unnamed group's ongoing vocalist search. Here are some of the more interesting quotes from the interview: On how the new band came together: "There's just a ...

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Guitar Heroes Line Up To Pay Tribute To Ailing Axeman

Swedish guitarist Tommy Denander has written a special song called "Jason" for inclusion on the second tribute album for former David Lee Roth axeman Jason Becker, who is suffering from ALS (Lou Gehrigs). As an added bonus, Denander has invited a very impressive list of friends to jam on the track, which will be featured ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: AXL ROSE Speaks!!

A few hours before GUNS N' ROSES arrived in China for the start of the band's Chinese Democracy World Tour (they will be performing tonight at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Center), frontman Axl Rose conducted a brief interview from which the following excerpts are provided: On launching the tour in China: Axl: "It's ...

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BUCKCHERRY Split: The Official Statement

BUCKCHERRY have issued a brief "official" statement announcing the group's split following the departure of vocalist Joshua Todd (as first reported here yesterday). It is as follows: "Josh has recently decided to quit BUCKCHERRY and pursue a different musical path. He was no longer having fun being in BUCKCHERRY and the process of making the ...

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JASON NEWSTED Slapped With Trademark Infringement Lawsuit Over ECHOBRAIN Name

Former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted, his post-METALLICA band ECHOBRAIN, and Newsted's Chophouse Records have been slapped with a trademark infringement lawsuit by Dallas-based ECHO DRAIN over the similar band name, according to Allstar. The suit, which was filed on June 11th in U.S. District Court, Central District of California, claims that ECHO DRAIN have made ...

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