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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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LINKIN PARK Poised To Survive Death of Rap-Rock

L. Kent Wolgamott of JournalStar.com is reporting that "as record sales continue to slump, only three acts sold more than 2 million albums in the first six months of 2003. One, 50 CENT, is the hottest brand going in hip-hop. Another, NORAH JONES, benefited from a bunch of Grammy Awards. "The third is a band ...

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PORCH GHOULS To Support KISS/AEROSMITH In September

Bill Ellis of GoMemphis.com is reporting that the PORCH GHOULS, the Memphis-based rock band signed to Joe Perry's record label Roman Records, will be the opening act for the September leg of the upcoming KISS/AEROSMITH tour. The PORCH GHOULS, who are being described as an alternative rock band that specializes in blues rock, released their ...

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BLACK CROWES Singer Expecting First Child

BLACK CROWES singer Chris Robinson and wife/actress Kate Hudson ("Almost Famous") announced Thursday they are expecting their first child. The couple has been married since December 2000. The child is due sometime early next year, according to the couple's publicist, Brad Cafarelli. He refused to say how far along the pregnancy is. Hudson, 24, currently ...

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SIX FEET UNDER: New Album Complete

SIX FEET UNDER frontman Chris Barnes has posted the following studio update to the group's official web site: "Well, well… Hello again, everyone out there! The new CD, 'Bringer Of Blood', is finally fully mastered and complete. I am proud to say everything worked out great from beginning to end. It's by far our most ...

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AEROSMITH's TYLER: 'Good Music Is Like Good Sex'

The Boston Herald reports that AEROSMITH guitarist Joe Perry took a break from recording the group's latest — a blues record due out in September — to throw a private party Saturday night at the House of Blues in Cambridge. The event, to introduce Gibson Guitar's new "Joe Perry Signature" ax, was packed with Perry's ...

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FU MANCHU Working On New Material

FU MANCHU drummer Scott Reeder has posted the following message to the band's official web site: "The band has been working the past two and half weeks doing some pre-production on new songs with the man behind the sonic assault of our live album, Mr. Brian J. Dobbs. He is a veteran of the mix ...

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Former WILL HAVEN Members Launch New Band

Former WILL HAVEN guitarist Jeff Irwin (a.k.a. Jeff Haven) has posted the following update to the band's official web site: "Hello to everyone, sorry for the delay in getting some info to you. We have been laying low for a bit working on some new things. First off the [WILL HAVEN] DVD [titled 'Foreign Films'] ...

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LINKIN PARK To Sell A Million Copies Of 'Meteora' In Its First Week

LINKIN PARK's "Meteora", the band's hotly anticipated sophomore release, should sell anywhere from 900,000 to one million copies in its first week, according to early reports from national retail accounts. That, of course, will make it an easy #1 on next week's Billboard chart. LINKIN PARK's 2000 debut, "Hybrid Theory", sold 50,000 in its first ...

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AUDIOSLAVE Certified Platinum

AUDIOSLAVE's self-titled debut album has been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for sales of over one million copies in the U.S. The supergroup, composed of former SOUNDGARDEN vocalist Chris Cornell and former RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE members Tom Morello (guitar), Brad Wilk (drums), and Tim Commerford (bass), recently released their ...

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AUDIOSLAVE's CHRIS CORNELL: 'OZZFEST Sucks'

AUDIOSLAVE, the new group featuring ex-SOUNDGARDEN frontman Chris Cornell and former RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE members Tim Commerford (bass), Brad Wilk (drums), and Tom Morello (guitar), stopped by the "Cane and Cabbie" show on New York's K-Rock yesterday. When asked why they are playing small shows on their current tour, Morello responded that it's because ...

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SINISSTAR Members Put Band On Hold, Launch New Project

SINISSTAR members Edgemont (vocals, programming, rhythm guitar) and Shadow (bass, subsonic noise, screams) have put the band on hold indefinitely and have formed a new project under the moniker ILLFATE. Joining the duo in the new group are Vial (guitar, synth) and an as-yet-undisclosed drummer. The sound of ILLFATE is being described as "something totally ...

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WILL HAVEN: The DVD Update

WILL HAVEN have posted the following statement on their official web site: "First off thank you to everyone who came out to the [group's final] show in Sacramento. It was a very cool event. We had friends come out from England, Germany, Australia and a number of kids from around the USA. We had a ...

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IRON MAIDEN: Latest SHIRLEY Studio Update

IRON MAIDEN producer Kevin Shirley, who is currently working with the band at a London studio on their as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2000's "Brave New World", has posted the following recording update via his official web site: "Widdleywiddleywiddleywiddley-Weeeeeeeeee!!! went Tuesday. 'Day of the Solos'. Janick and Adrian are headlining, guitars screaming like Pete Townsend's hard drive. ...

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WILL HAVEN: Official Statement On Split

WILL HAVEN have issued an official statement regarding their decision to disband following their final show together at the Capital Garage in Sacramento, California on Friday, Jan. 24. The statement reads as follows: "As most of you may already know, WILL HAVEN will be playing its final show on the 24th of January in Sacramento. ...

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IRON MAIDEN: Recording Update

IRON MAIDEN producer Kevin Shirley, who is currently working with the band at a London studio on their as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2000's "Brave New World", has posted the following recording update via his official web site: "Today's MAIDEN diary update is care of Drew, my faithful and trusty engineer and side-kick! Brad looks like he's ...

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AEROSMITH/KISS Summer Tour Back On?

The joint AEROSMITH and KISS tour is apparently back on for this summer, according to Launch. Promoters are said to be reporting that the two bands are currently putting together an itinerary that is likely to play mostly in arenas, although some stadium dates are also possible. When asked about the possibility of an AEROSMITH/KISS ...

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AEROSMITH: Summer Tour With KISS Unlikely

AEROSMITH guitarist Brad Whitford has confirmed that talks have taken place of a possible pairing with KISS for a summer tour, but doesn't think that it's likely to happen: "The truth to the rumor is that KISS would like us to do the show with them," he said. "AEROSMITH's just not that keen on doing ...

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AEROSMITH Contemplating OZZFEST-Style Tour

Legendary hard rockers AEROSMITH are tentatively planning on launching their own Ozzfest-style tour next summer. "We're looking at going out again next summer, but we kinda want to do something a little different, and maybe put on our own event," guitarist Brad Whitford told Launch. "We're looking at doing something more like an Ozzfest-type thing, ...

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AUDIOSLAVE Select 'Like A Stone' As Second Single

AUDIOSLAVE have set "Like a Stone" as the second single from their self-titled debut. "It definitely shows the depth of our record, coming after [first single] 'Cochise', so that's kind of cool, 'cause there's a lot of different kinds of music on the record," drummer Brad Wilk told MTV News. "It's kind of cool to ...

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Audioslave - AUDIOSLAVE

When word first surfaced about the teaming of ex-SOUNDGARDEN singer Chris Cornell with the remnants of RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE — guitarist Tom Morello, bassist Tim Commerford, and drummer Brad Wilk — it seemed that there were two immediate reactions among fans of both bands: either this was the most ill-conceived collaboration ever, or a ...

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AUDIOSLAVE To Headline K-ROCK'S CLAUS-FEST 2002

AUDIOSLAVE, the new group featuring ex-SOUNDGARDEN frontman Chris Cornell and former RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE members Tim Commerford (bass), Brad Wilk (drums), and Tom Morello (guitar), will be headlining K-Rock's Claus-Fest 2002 at the Nassau Coliseum on Thursday, Dec. 12. Also set to appear at the event are KELLY & OZZY OSBOURNE, QUEENS OF THE ...

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