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BLACK SABBATH Bassist Sets Working Title For New Solo Album

BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler has set "Ohmwork" as the working title of his new solo album, tentatively due next year. "It would have been out this year, but I've had to delay it because of Ozzfest," Butler told Bass Player magazine. Asked what he's been listening to recently, Geezer replied, "I don't really listen ...

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JEFF PILSON Announces WAR AND PEACE Touring Lineup

Former DOKKEN/DIO bassist Jeff Pilson has announced the touring lineup for his WAR AND PEACE project. "On guitar is the person I was hoping to get, Mitch Perry," Pilson writes on his web site. "Not only have I known and admired Mitch for a very long time, I’ve done some recent playing with him and ...

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SALIVA Singer To Tie The Knot

SALIVA lead singer Josey Scott will be marrying his fiancée Kendra at a ceremony to be held Saturday (May 29) at Elvis Presley's Graceland mansion in Memphis, according to Launch Radio Networks. SALIVA will release their latest album, "Survival Of The Sickest", on August 17. The title track will be the album's first single. Brad ...

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METALLICA: The World's Smelliest Band?

METALLICA have been awarded the dubious title of the world's smelliest band by Swedish showbiz expert Mikael Jagerbrand. The Swedish tabloid writer ranked the top ten smelly stars for the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet, basing it on interviews in the press where other celebrities talked about their co-stars' hygiene. METALLICA came in ninth overall, with Hollywood ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE To Visit Sailors On The USS NIMITZ

The progressive metal band QUEENSRŸCHE has scheduled a special visit on its spring 2004 tour. Vocalist Geoff Tate, guitarist Michael Wilton, bass guitarist Eddie Jackson, drummer Scott Rockenfield and guitarist Mike Stone will visit sailors on the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz at Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego, California, on April ...

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Early MARILYN MANSON Recordings To Be Released

MTV.com reports: "Early work by MARILYN MANSON and his original band THE SPOOKY KIDS is hitting shelves Tuesday under the name 'Lunch Boxes and Choklit Cows'. Prior to the release of Manson's 1994 debut, 'Portrait of an American Family', THE SPOOKY KIDSManson (then Brian Warner), Daisy Berkowitz (Scott Putesky), Madonna Wayne Gacy (Stephen ...

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GHOSTRIDE Begin Recording Full-Length Debut

GHOSTRIDE, the Sacramento-based band featuring former members of WILL HAVEN, TINFED and ODDMAN, are in the process of recording songs for their debut full-length album, to be released on their own Distruktor Records. The as-yet-untitled CD is being produced by Eric Stenman (FAR, GAMEFACE, 7 SECONDS) and is being targeted for an early summer release. ...

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ADEMA Dropped By ARISTA, Band Plan On 'Independently' Releasing Next CD

ADEMA have been dropped by Arista Records following the disappointing sales performance of the group's second full-length album, 2003's "Unstable". The band, who parted ways with guitarist Mike Ransom late last year, are planning on "independently releasing their next album," according to a posting on the group's message board by ADEMA's official video/audio guy, Brad ...

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Former BLACK CROWES Singer Becomes A Dad

Former BLACK CROWES singer Chris Robinson and his wife, actress Kate Hudson, welcomed their first child. Ryder Russell Robinson was born Wednesday in Los Angeles. He weighed eight pounds, 11 ounces, said the couple's spokesman, Brad Cafarelli. Hudson, 24, is the daughter of actor Goldie Hawn. She and Robinson, 37, have been married since 2000. ...

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AEROSMITH Get Charitable

AEROSMITH guitarist Brad Whitford and JANE'S ADDICTION frontman Perry Farrell are among the stars appearing on the Disney album "A World of Happiness", due February 2. Farrell and Deborah Harry perform together on the track "The Patience Bossa", one of two songs the BLONDIE singer appears on. Billboard reports that a percentage of proceeds from ...

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HENRY ROLLINS To Guest On WILLIAM SHATNER's Solo CD

Former BLACK FLAG frontman Henry Rollins has recorded a guest appearance for the new album from actor William Shatner, according to Ananova. Shatner, who played Captain James T. Kirk in the original TV series "Star Trek", has also enlisted Joe Jackson and country star Brad Paisley to guest on the album. The album will be ...

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ROB ZOMBIE Launches 'Creepy' New Business Venture

Rob Zombie and author-cartoonist Steve Niles have created Creep Entertainment International, a horror-themed production company, according to Variety. The company will begin with three comic book projects that, down the road, are expected to be adapted for films: "The Nail" with Dark Horse Comics, "Bigfoot" with IDW Comics, and "Lords of Salem", a combo music-comics ...

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Former NIRVANA Bassist May Run For State Office

NIRVANA co-founder and bassist Krist Novoselic, who announced in August that he was fed up with the music industry, says he may run for Washington state lieutenant governor, according to the Associated Press. Already active in Democratic party circles, Novoselic indicated he was wary about challenging two-term Lt. Gov. Brad Owen, also a Democrat and ...

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BLACK 'N BLUE Tour Manager Stabbed

Week-TV reports that BLACK 'N BLUE tour manager is slightly injured after a stabbing that occurred in Downtown Peoria, Illinois Friday morning (October 31). The incident happened on a tour bus that was being used by BLACK 'N BLUE and the BULLETBOYS on their joint U.S. tour. According to witnesses, the driver of the bus ...

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Former STEREOMUD Bassist Joins SW1TCHED

Ex-STEREOMUD/STUCK MOJO bassist Corey Lowery has joined Cleveland's SW1TCHED. The band, who were previously signed to Immortal/Virgin Records, have announced plans to change their name to SKY FALL DOWN at the end of the year before recording new material with a view towards landing a new record deal. In a recent interview with Edge Magazine, ...

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PANTERA, FEAR FACTORY, STATIC-X Among Artists Featured On 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' Soundtrack

PANTERA, FEAR FACTORY, STATIC-X and SOIL are among the artists featured on "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Album", the soundtrack to the upcoming remake of the classic '70s horror flick. Based loosely on true events that inspired the original "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre", the new film centers around a group of friends whose free-spirited roadtrip ...

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Review: AEROSMITH Rocked, KISS Handled Fireworks At Denver Gig

Matt Sebastian of The Daily Camera reports that the difference between KISS and AEROSMITH became strikingly clear by the fourth song of the latter band's set at Fiddler's Green in Denver, Colorado on Tuesday night (September 30), when the Boston rockers loosened up with a fierce rendition of "Let the Music Do the Talking". Taking ...

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FU MANCHU To Record New Material For Possible EP

FU MANCHU will enter the studio shortly to record "5 or 6 new songs," according to the latest online post by singer/guitarist Scott Hill. "3 or 4 [of the tracks] and maybe a cover song will be released soon. We want to release a few new songs before we sign to a new record label. ...

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RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE To Release Posthumous Live CD/DVD

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE will release a posthumous live CD/DVD, titled "Live at the Olympic Auditorium", on November 18 through Epic Records. The 16-track album, which was originally slated for release in November 2000, was recorded September 12-13, 2000, during what became the group's final concerts with singer Zack de la Rocha, who quit the ...

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Review: AEROSMITH's Power Leaves KISS Behind

Steve Morse of The Boston Globe reports that KISS had the gimmicky, arena-style pyrotechnics, but AEROSMITH had the true heat at this entertaining matchup of so-called rock superpowers Monday night (August 25) at the Tweeter Center. "As KISS singer Paul Stanley told the sold-out crowd, 'We got two major superpowers — the Aerosmith Aeroforce and ...

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