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FLOTSAM AND JETSAM Wants To Write 'Unbelievable' New Record

FLOTSAM AND JETSAM drummer Craig Nielsen has issued the following update: "Unreal and impressive is the only way to describe how [Eric] A.K. [vocals] is doing so well at his flight training, and he will very soon be eligible to fly helicopters privately, then he gets his professional license soon after that. Much respect! And ...

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CHANGER Parts Ways With Guitarist; Announces Replacement

Reykjavik, Iceland-based extreme metal band CHANGER has parted ways with guitarist Fannar. After two gigs as a four-piece, CHANGER has already announced a replacement guitarist — Unnar, who also happens to be the brother of CHANGER's other axeman, Johann. Commented the group on the split: "After one great year, we have parted ways with our ...

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FEAR FACTORY Drummer Schedules NAMM Signing Sessions

FEAR FACTORY drummer Raymond Herrera will take part in the following signing sessions at the NAMM show (National Association of Music Merchants), which is scheduled to take place January 18-21, 2007 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA: Zildjian: Friday, January 19: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Saturday, January 20: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Pro-Mark ...

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THRESHOLD Completes Work On 'Dead Reckoning'

U.K. progressive metallers THRESHOLD have finished recording their new album, "Dead Reckoning", for a March 23, 2007 release via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was produced by guitarist Karl Groom and keyboardist Richard West at Thin Ice Studios. The track listing is as follows: 01. Slipstream 02. This Is Your Life 03. Elusive 04. Hollow ...

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STATUS QUO Unveils Plaque At Wembley's SQUARE OF FAME

Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt (photo) — the original members of STATUS QUO — have unveiled a plaque of their handprints in Wembley's Square of Fame, which lies at the heart of Quintain Estates and Development PLC's Wembley regeneration project. STATUS QUO are the third entrants into the Square of Fame, in Arena ...

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JOE LYNN TURNER To Begin Recording New Album This Week

Former DEEP PURPLE/RAINBOW singer Joe Lynn Turner has issued the following update: "I am also glad so many of you like SUNSTORM . . . [The album] is now out in the USA through Locomotive Records and you can also download individual songs through iTunes and other popular music download sites! "On a related note... ...

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LINKIN PARK Guitarist BRAD DELSON to Visit Los Angeles Middle School

Little Kids Rock (LKR), a program providing free instruments and instruction for public school students, has announced that LINKIN PARK guitarist and Little Kids Rock Honorary Board member, Brad Delson, will be visiting Los Angeles' Nightingale Middle School on Thursday, December 14. During his visit Delson will be delivering 36 electric guitars to Little Kids ...

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METALLICA Video Collection In The Pipeline For A While

Launch Radio Networks reports: METALLICA released its first-ever collection of all its music videos, called "The Videos 1989-2004", yesterday (Tuesday, December 5). The DVD contains all 21 of the band's videos, from 1989's "One" to 2003's "Some Kind of Monster", along with a few bonus features. Drummer Lars Ulrich told Launch that the project had ...

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METALLICA: Autographed 'Kill 'Em All' Promo Sells For $1,500!

An autographed promotional copy of METALLICA's classic debut album, "Kill 'Em All" — signed by the entire band, including deceased METALLICA bassist Cliff Burton — was sold on eBay for a whopping $1,476. According to the seller, "the autographs were signed in 1983 just before the official release of 'Kill 'Em All' hit the stores! ...

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FEAR FACTORY Splits With LIQUID 8 RECORDS

FEAR FACTORY frontman frontman Burton C. Bell has confirmed to Jenny Feniak of the Edmonton Sun that the band has parted ways with Liquid 8 Records, the label that issued the group's last two albums — 2004's "Archetype" and 2005's "Transgression". "Right now we're a completely independent band. We're free of labels and ...

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Death-Rapper NECRO To Make European Live Debut In London

After building a rabid following across America, the critically acclaimed Brooklyn death-rapper NECRO has set his sights on Europe before he knuckles down to work on his new album. NECRO will premier his "Drugs, Gory Death and Sex Tour" at a special one-night-only headline show at The Scala, Kings Cross, London on January 11, 2007. ...

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JOE LYNN TURNER Hard At Work On New Solo Album

Former DEEP PURPLE and RAINBOW singer Joe Lynn Turner is busy writing and recording his new studio album, tentatively due before next summer via Frontiers Records. According to a press release, the direction of new CD will once again follow the melodic hard rock vein that characterized Joe Lynn Turner's last studio effort, "The Usual ...

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PEACEVILLE RECORDS Founders Retire From Music Business

Hammy and Lisa Halmshaw, founders and long-standing managers of Peaceville Records, have announced plans to leave the label at the end of this month. Taking over as general manager will be Paul Groundwell, in association with Snapper Music, which has been involved with the business since 2000. Commented Hammy: "While it has obviously been a ...

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MARILYN MANSON Talks About His Contribution To 'The Nightmare Before Christmas' Soundtrack

A video interview with Marilyn Manson and renowned composer/songwriter Danny Elfman, conducted in conjunction with the upcoming two-disc reissue of "The Nightmare Before Christmas" soundtrack (which was scored by Elfman), has been posted online at IGN.com. Due out October 24, the "The Nightmare Before Christmas" reissue features MARILYN MANSON's version of the song ...

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Original FLOTSAM AND JETSAM Drummer Recounts Band's History

On October 31, Metal Blade Records will re-issue one of THE classic albums of its catalogue — FLOTSAM AND JETSAM's mighty "Doomsday for the Deceiver". The album will be re-released as a three-disc-set — two CDs and one DVD. It includes the original version, a remixed version (by the album's original producer, Bill Metoyer), demo ...

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MARILYN MANSON To Perform On 'Tonight Show With Jay Leno'

According to MTV.com, MARILYN MANSON will make his "Tonight Show With Jay Leno" debut October 31, performing the timely "This Is Halloween". Manson's version of the song is featured on the two-disc reissue of "The Nightmare Before Christmas" soundtrack (due October 24) along with new spins on the songs from the Tim Burton film by ...

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METALLICA: CLIFF BURTON 'Memorial Day' Photos Posted Online

A "memorial day" for late METALLICA bassist Cliff Burton was held yesterday (Saturday, September 30) at the at Gyllene Rasten restaurant/bar in Ljungby, Dörarp, Sweden. It was on September 27, 1986 — 20 years ago this past Wednesday — that Burton died in a tragic bus accident in Sweden, just over the road from where ...

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TIAMAT Mainman Remembers Late METALLICA Bassist CLIFF BURTON

TIAMAT frontman Johan Edlund has issued the following message: "Time flies indeed. Twenty years ago I was 15 years old and had just watched METALLICA live for the first time. They were supported by ANTHRAX and both bands were great. It was one of these classic ANTHRAX stagediving mosh shows and METALLICA were just pure ...

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