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DEFTONES In Talks With SYSTEM OF A DOWN Manager

DEFTONES are in talks with SYSTEM OF A DOWN/TAPROOT manager David Benveniste about representing the group following their split with longtime manager Warren Entner last month, according to Hits Daily Double. Also in the running for the position are Arthur Spivak (TORI AMOS, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, EVE 6), and Jim Guerinot (BECK, NO ...

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DEEP PURPLE Compile Footage For Upcoming Documentary

DEEP PURPLE frontman Ian Gillan has reportedly been compiling video footage for an upcoming documentary. In addition, several concerts on the last tour with Jon Lord were recorded, including the second show at London's Hammersmith Apollo (with members of IRON MAIDEN making a guest appearance during "Smoke On The Water"), the gig at Birmingham's NEC ...

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DEFTONES Courted By Management Companies Prior To Release Of New CD

Nearly every major artist management company has made the flight to Sacramento to meet with the DEFTONES about representing the group following their split with longtime manager Warren Entner last month, according to Hits Daily Double. That is, everyone with the exception of a "very busy" Cliff Burnstein and Peter Mensch of Q Prime (METALLICA, ...

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DEFTONES Seek New Representation

DEFTONES have parted ways with longtime manager Warren Entner, according to Hits Daily Double. The group is said to be actively seeking new representation. DEFTONES' brand new CD, Lovers, is tentatively due before the end of the year through Maverick Records. ...

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Former STABBING WESTWARD Frontman Resurfaces In THE DREAMING

Former STABBING WESTWARD frontman Chris Hall has teamed up with ex-STAR 69 members Johnny Haro (drums) and Warren Huart (guitar) in a brand new project called THE DREAMING. The as-yet-unsigned group, whose sound is said to be more reminiscent of that of early SW than the one found on the band's final, self-titled album, are ...

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AC/DC Frontman's "Helen Of Troy" Musical Gets Postponed

Helen of Troy, the much-anticipated collaboration between AC/DC singer Brian Johnson and the Sarasota Ballet has been postponed until November, with a production of Swan Lake replacing the show during its originally-announced late March slot. According to the Sarasota Herald Tribune, the ballet has cited fund-raising problems for the postponement of the $1.2 million production, ...

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DEEP PURPLE Guitarist Jams With THE SCORPIONS

DEEP PURPLE guitarist Steve Morse joined THE SCORPIONS for their encore "Rock You Like A Hurricane" on the closing night of the DEEP PURPLE/SCORPIONS/DIO tour at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, this past Sunday, August 4th. DEEP PURPLE and DIO will resume their collective touring in Gelsenkirchen, Germany on August 27th, followed by the ...

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AC/DC Frontman's "HELEN OF TROY" Musical To Premier In March

Helen of Troy, an action-filled love story/musical based on Greek mythology that features brand new material composed by AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson, is scheduled to premier at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall in Sarasota, Florida during the week of March 20-25, 2003. As previously reported, Johnson is working with British composer Brendan Healy and ...

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PRIMUS Frontman To Issue Solo Debut

PRIMUS frontman Les Claypool has set a September 24th release for his solo debut, The Les Claypool Frog Brigade Presents Purple Onion, which will be issued on his own Prawn Song label. "This is the first time I've actually sat down and written material without other musicians in mind," Claypool told Billboard.com. "It was the ...

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RUMBLEFISH Change Name, Prepare Debut CD

Los Angeles-based RUMBLEFISH, who recently inked a deal with Roadrunner Records, have changed their name to HIGHLAND FALLS. Consisting of Mike Maine (vocals), Jason DeCosta (guitar/vocals), Dungus (bass/vocals), and Possum (drums), HIGHLAND FALLS spent the last two years honing their craft and warming up audiences with heavyweights such as LINKIN PARK, CRAZYTOWN, SOULFLY, MUDVAYNE and ...

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AC/DC Frontman Confirms Ballet Collaboration

As first reported here several days ago, AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson is working with British composer Brendan Healy and Sarasota Ballet Artistic Director Robert de Warren on a musical called Helen of Troy, an action-filled love story based on Greek mythology. Johnson has reportedly written 14 songs for the $1.2 million production, which will debut ...

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FOO FIGHTERS Confirmed For T In The Park Festival

FOO FIGHTERS have been confirmed for this year's T In The Park Festival, which is scheduled to take place on Sunday, July 14th in Balado, Scotland. Other bands set to appear at the event include THE HIVES, NO DOUBT, and THE BETA BAND. In related new, TENACIOUS D recently recorded an episode of Mad TV ...

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RATT Win Court Battle Over Name Ownership

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: RATT lead guitarist Warren DeMartini and drummer Bobby Blotzer won the battle over ownership of the name "RATT" in a landslide court victory in the Lost Angeles Superior Court on February 6, 2002. Judge David Workman dismissed former lead singer Stephen Pearcy's claims for trademark infringement, unfair competition, defamation, misappropriation of corporate ...

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RUMBLEFISH Ink Deal With Roadrunner

Los Angeles-based RUMBLEFISH have signed a deal with Roadrunner Records. Consisting of Mike Maine (vocals), Jason DeCosta (guitar/vocals), Dungus (bass/vocals), and Possum (drums), RUMBLEFISH spent the last two years honing their craft and warming up audiences with heavy-weights such as LINKIN PARK, CRAZYTOWN, SOULFLY, MUDVAYNE and the KOTTONMOUTH KINGS, in addition to opening the main ...

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DOWN Complete Mastering Of Sophomore CD

New Orleans supergroup DOWN, who feature in their ranks PANTERA's Philip Anselmo (vocals), C.O.C.'s Pepper Keenan (guitars), EYEHATEGOD's Jimmy Bower (drums), PANTERA's Rex Brown (bass) and CROWBAR's Kirk Windstein (guitars), reportedly mastered their as-yet-untitled sophomore effort at New York City's Sterling Sound facility last week and were back at the studio yesterday for some last-minute ...

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DEEP PURPLE Bassist To Issue Solo CD

DEEP PURPLE bassist Roger Glover is set to issue his latest solo effort, tentatively entitled Snapshot, at the end of the year. Recorded at Acme Studios in Mamaroneck, New York, and engineered by Peter Denenberg (who helped on the 25th anniversary remixes for Machine Head), the album will contain fourteen original songs, some co-written with ...

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THE IRON MAIDENS Land In The Los Angeles Times!

THE IRON MAIDENS, L.A.'s all-girl tribute to IRON MAIDEN that features in its ranks PHANTOM BLUE drummer Linda McDonald and guitarist Josephine, were the subject of an article in today's edition of The Los Angeles Times. You can read the feature (which includes a talk with THE IRON MAIDENS vocalist Jenny "Bruce Chickinson" Warren) at ...

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DOWN To Issue Sophomore CD On March 26th

New Orleans supergroup DOWN, who feature in their ranks PANTERA's Philip Anselmo (vocals), C.O.C.'s Pepper Keenan (guitars), EYEHATEGOD's Jimmy Bower (drums), PANTERA's Rex Brown (bass) and CROWBAR's Kirk Windstein (guitars), have set March 26th as the US release date for their as-yet-untitled sophomore effort through Elektra Records. The follow-up to 1995's Nola was produced by ...

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Archive News Oct 24, 2001

Due to a technical problem at the server side (completely out of our control), we were unable to post any updates to these pages during the last two days. Although the problem appears to have been resolved, there is no guarantee that this sort of thing will not happen again in the ...

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Archive News Oct 04, 2001

A minor riot erupted at the conclusion of YNGWIE MALMSTEEN's headlining show in Porto Alegre, Brazil on Tuesday, October 2nd, causing the band to storm off the stage and leaving the group's equipment vulnerable to damage as a result of the angry crowd throwing objects in protest over the way the concert ended. Here ...

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Archive News Jul 27, 2001

TYPE O NEGATIVE have reportedly recorded a version of the intro song for the WWF wrestler Kane, entitled “Out Of The Fire”, which is set to be included on an upcoming compilation CD, which may also include LIMP BIZKIT, among others, and is tentatively scheduled for a late October release through an as-yet-undisclosed label. ...

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Archive News Mar 05, 2001 - update 3

DARWIN'S WAITING ROOM have completed work on their MCA Records debut, Orphan, which was produced by ex-SAIGON KICK guitarist/vocalist Jason Bieler (NONPOINT, SUNNY LEDFURD, SW1TCHED) and mixed by Bob Clearmountain. Tentatively scheduled for a June 19th release, Orphan will include the following tracks:

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01. Feel So Stupid (Table 9)

02. Live For The Moment

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