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NAPALM DEATH Finalize Track Listing For 'Leaders Not Followers 2'

British grindcore pioneers NAPALM DEATH have finalized the track listing for their upcoming collection of covers, entitled "Leaders Not Followers 2". The album, due before the end of the year through the band's own Feto label, will include the following cuts: 01. CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER – "Lowlife" 02. OFFENDERS – "Face Down In The Dirt" 03. ...

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MADBALL To Tour With DEATH THREAT In August

MADBALL will be teaming up with DEATH THREAT for a short run of dates in August Tentative dates are as follows: Aug 01 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Troc (w/ H2O) Aug. 02 - Irvington, NJ @ Cricket Club (w/ H2O) Aug. 03 - Providence, RI @ Met Café (w/ 100 DEMONS) Aug. 04 - ...

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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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Former GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist Wraps Sixth Album

Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Izzy Stradlin has finished recording his sixth solo album, "Like a Dog", due later in the year. Stradlin's fifth release in the past five years features contributions from his regular touring unit, former GEORGIA SATELLITES lead and slide guitarist Rick Richards and drummer Taz Bentley. The album, which was recorded ...

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IZZY STRADLIN: New Solo Album On The Way

Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Izzy Stradlin has completed work on his sixth solo album, entitled "Like A Dog". MP3 clips of two songs from the CD, "Hammerhead" and "Bomb", have been posted online at this location. More information about the album, including a projected release date, is expected to be made available ...

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Bassist PAUL CHAMPAGNE Leaves EXCITER

Bassist Paul Champagne has announced his decision to leave Canadian thrash pioneers EXCITER. The following is Champagne's official statement on the matter: "After much thought, I have decided to leave EXCITER due to musical and personal differences. The expectations of the band were causing me to compromise my musical integrity in terms of playing style ...

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GENE SIMMONS Says He Will No Longer Buy PEARL JAM Albums Following VEDDER's Anti-BUSH Outburst

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons recently told Insight magazine that if fellow rock performers continue to do outrageous politically-charged things such as stabbing a Bush mask onstage, they should expect their record sales to go down. "I don't think everybody that booed will stop buying PEARL JAM records or going to PEARL JAM concerts," Gene said ...

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THE HELLIONS To Perform At WEST MEMPHIS THREE Benefit

THE HELLIONSCasey Orr (GWAR, RIGOR MORTIS, X-COPS, SPEEDEALER, BURDEN BROTHERS), Dave Woodard (PORNLAB, BILLYCLUB, REO SPEEDEALER), Mike T (KILL CREEPS, PUNCTURE), Mark Baker (ARMSTRONG, ROLLER), and Mike Todd (FAITH BOMB) — are scheduled to play a Free The West Memphis Three benefit on Tuesday, June 3 at The Canyon Club in Dallas, Texas. ...

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EXCITER To Re-Record Classics For Upcoming 'Best Of' Compilation

Canadian thrash pioneers EXCITER will enter the studio next month to re-record 16 of their "best" songs for an upcoming "Best Of" album, tentatively due before the end of the year. The group, who were recently rejoined by frontman Jacques Belanger, will re-record material from the following albums: "Heavy Metal Maniac", "Violence and Force", "Long ...

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QUIET RIOT: Tour Dates Announced

QUIET RIOT have lined up the following dates during the coming months: Apr. 23 - Liberty, MO @ Liberty Performing Arts Center Apr. 24 - Laughlin, NV @ River Palms Casino Apr. 30 - Boise, ID @ Big Easy May 01-02 - Burley, ID @ The Office May 03 - Salt Lake City, UT @ ...

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Debating Iraq at OZZY's

The following item was published in today's edition of the New York Daily News: Elizabeth Taylor and Justin Timberlake were the guests of honor at a benefit Elton John gave with Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne Wednesday night in L.A. But the names of two other well-known people were on everybody's lips: Bush and Saddam. "We ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN: New Video Directed By MICHAEL MOORE

SYSTEM OF A DOWN have finished filming a video for the track "Boom!" with director Michael Moore ("Bowling for Columbine", "Roger & Me"). "Boom!" comes off the band's gold-certified collection of outtakes and other previously unreleased tracks, "Steal This Album!" "Michael Moore seemed like the only real choice for directing," SYSTEM OF A DOWN ...

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THE WILDHEARTS' GINGER: PRESIDENT BUSH Is A 'Genocidal Cunt'

THE WILDHEARTS frontman Ginger has issued an appeal to the public to join him in condemning President George Bush over his foreign policy and the possibility of the U.S. waging war on Iraq. The following is Ginger's public statement as it appears on his official web site: "Anyone that attended the 'anti-war' march, or stopped ...

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NY Daily News: 'THE OSBOURNES' In Danger Of Becoming A One-Off Wonder

The following article appeared in yesterday's (Jan. 21) edition of the New York Daily News: Viewers are growing weary of MTV's F-bomb-spewing "The Osbournes". Ratings for the reality series have fallen dramatically this season, putting it in danger of becoming a one-off wonder. "In the case of 'The Osbournes', this was an inevitability," said Prof. ...

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THOR To Appear In Upcoming Movie, Tour Documentary

THOR will be starring in and writing and recording music for the new movie, "GraveYard", according to the singer's official web site. The movie, which will start shooting later this month, will be directed by Ed Brisson and will feature THOR as the boss of a haunted hotel. A new single, "Walking in a Graveyard", ...

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TWIGGY RAMIREZ: 'MARILYN MANSON And I Are Still Friends'

Twiggy Ramirez has spoken out for the first time about his decision to leave MARILYN MANSON. Ramirez left the band in May, during the recording of MANSON's forthcoming "The Golden Age Of Grotesque" album. Following the split, Manson commented "Unfortunately, I feel that MARILYN MANSON, as a lifestyle, is not where his heart is." “If ...

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EARACHE & DEICIDE: A Match Made In Bloody Hell

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Earache Records is proud to announce its newest signing: DEICIDE. Known the world over as one of the founding fathers of Death Metal, DEICIDE stand strong to this day as one of the most influential and controversial metal bands ever. With a relentlessly brutal sound and uncompromisingly blasphemous lyrics, DEICIDE set the ...

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40 GRIT Finalize Track Listing For 'Nothing To Remember'

San Francisco Bay Area metallers 40 GRIT have completed work on their sophomore CD, titled "Nothing To Remember", for a January 2003 release through Metal Blade Records. The complete track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Intro 02. No Giving In 03. Bomb Bottom 04. Only Human 05. Last Time Around 06. Pieces ...

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SLIPKNOT In Talks With RICK RUBIN To Produce Next CD

SLIPKNOT are in talks with Rick Rubin (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, SYSTEM OF A DOWN, SLAYER) to produce the band's next studio album, tentatively due in late 2003. It is not presently clear if Rubin has officially agreed to helm the project, which would mark the group's first studio collaboration with someone other than Ross ...

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HENRY ROLLINS Speaks Out On Possible U.S. Invasion Of Iraq

Punk rock icon Henry Rollins recently spoke to Launch about Hussein's evasion of U.N. weapons inspections. "If he didn't have anything to hide, then why is he saying, 'Oh you can't go there,' " Rollins questioned. "I think a full 100-percent daylight, lights on, everything known, inspection needs to be had, if not, then it ...

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BOMB POP MAFIA's DIZZY DRAZTIK: JOEY JORDISON Didn't Write Our Songs

Former THE REJECTS (pre-MURDERDOLLS) and current BOMB POP MAFIA frontman Dizzy Draztik has shot down as "total fucking bullshit" accusations by anonymous posters on BLABBERMOUTH.NET that SLIPKNOT drummer and Dizzy's former THE REJECTS bandmate Joey Jordison was responsible for penning much of the material for Draztik's current project. The following is Draztik's official comment on ...

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Former THE REJECTS Frontman Resurfaces In BOMB POP MAFIA

BOMB POP MAFIA, the new group fronted by former THE REJECTS (pre-MURDERDOLLS) singer Dizzy Draztik, recently spent time recording material for a possible EP or full-length LP release later in the year. The band, which also includes guitarist Gizmo and bassist Zarrie (a second guitarist and drummer will be announced soon), "are going to demo ...

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KREATOR, DESTRUCTION To Headline Ireland's HELLFEST 2002

KREATOR and DESTRUCTION will headline Hellfest 2002, a one-day extreme metal festival scheduled to take place on Sunday, November 3rd at The Rosetta Bar in Belfast, Ireland. The complete list of acts confirmed to appear at the event is as follows: KREATOR DESTRUCTION DERANGED RIFFMASTER GENERAL GAMA BOMB WAYLANDER ABADDON INCARNATE COLDWAR HONEY FOR CHRIST ...

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40 GRIT Push Back Album Release Date

San Francisco Bay Area's 40 GRIT have pushed back the release date of their sophomore CD, entitled Nothing to Remember, to January 2003 through Metal Blade Records. Among the song titles that are set to appear on the upcoming CD are the following: 01. No Giving In 02. Only Human 03. Pieces 04. Nothing To ...

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