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HELLION Singer: Concert Tragedy Was Not GREAT WHITE's Fault

HELLION frontwoman Ann Boleyn has come to the defense of GREAT WHITE frontman Jack Russell over the concert tragedy that claimed the lives of 97 people last Thursday in West Warwick, Rhode Island. The following is Boleyn's official press release/statement regarding the matter: "Dear Friends: "This afternoon while driving in my car, I was greatly ...

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SLIPKNOT DJ Auctioning Off Bike

SLIPKNOT DJ Sid Wilson (a.k.a. DJ Starscream) is auctioning off a bike via eBay at this location. Says Sid, "I bought the bike on June 9th of 2002. It has just under 8900 miles. Comes completely stock, except for custom paint job!! Has had all scheduled check-ups that are required by Honda, still ...

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HELLION In Writing Mode

HELLION's new album, "Will Not Go Quietly", has not yet been released (it is due on Jan. 27 via Massacre), but the group have already commenced the songwriting process for its follow-up. "The band is about 1/2 done with the writing for yet another new album," frontwoman Ann Boleyn wrote on the band's official web ...

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Former HELLION Manager Pleads Guilty In Murder-For-Hire Case

Music business manager James Howard Paul, Jr. has entered a plea of guilty in the murder-for-hire case of his wife, Bonnie, according to a spokesman from the Los Angeles Police Department. James Paul had most recently managed the career of Los Angeles-based heavy metal band HELLION who recently finished a tour of Japan. HELLION was ...

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OPETH Finalize Track Listing For 'Damnation'

OPETH have finalized the track listing for their upcoming CD, "Damnation", which was recently mixed by PORCUPINE TREE frontman Steven Wilson for a tentative March/April release. The full track listing for the album is as follows: 1. Windowpane 2. In My Time Of Need 3. Death Whispered A Lullaby 4. Closure 5. Hope Leaves 6. ...

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HENRY ROLLINS: More Spoken-Word Dates Announced

Punk rock icon Henry Rollins has lined up the following "spoken word" performances during January/February: Jan. 07 - San Juan Capistrano, CA @ The Coach House Jan. 08 - San Francisco, CA @ Palace of Fine Arts Jan. 10 - Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre Jan. 11 - Vancouver, B.C. @ Vogue Theatre Jan. 12 ...

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Bands Sought For BLACK SABBATH Tribute

A BLACK SABBATH tribute CD is being compiled for distribution in conjunction with the biography None More Black: The Story of Black Sabbath 1980 to the Present. Initial submissions for consideration should be on cassette or CD/CDR and sent to: David Lee Wilson 69080 N. Forest Richmond, MI 48062 Please include any pertinent artist biographical ...

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ANNIHILATOR Set Title, Track Listing For Live CD

ANNIHILATOR have set Double Live Annihilation as the title of their forthcoming double live CD, which is tentatively scheduled for release in Europe in January. The group's first official live release since the '89/'90 recordings for In Command (Live 1989-1990), Double Live Annihilation was recorded in Europe in June and features the following track listing: ...

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OPETH Commence Mixing Process For 'Deliverance'

OPETH are due to commence the mixing process for their new album, Deliverance, today (Sunday, September 8th) at producer Andy Sneap's Backstage studio in the UK for an October 28th release. As previously reported, Deliverance will contain the "heavier" material recently laid down as part of a two-album project in Gothenburg, Sweden with producer Steven ...

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OPETH Reveal Titles For Upcoming Albums

OPETH have set Deliverance as the title of their forthcoming "heavy" CD, which is due on October 28th, while the more "mellow" follow-up will be called Damnation. As previously reported, Damnation is tentatively set for release in March 2003. OPETH have spent the last two months recording their two-album project in Gothenburg, Sweden with producer ...

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OFFICE OF STRATEGIC INFLUENCE Complete Work On Debut Album

OSI (OFFICE OF STRATEGIC INFLUENCE) — the new "prog" supergroup featuring DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy, FATES WARNING guitarist Jim Matheos, CHROMA KEY/ex-DREAM THEATER keyboardist Kevin Moore, and GORDIAN KNOT/ex-CYNIC bassist Sean Malone — have finished mixing their debut album, Office of Strategic Influence, for an early 2003 release through Inside Out Records. Among the ...

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ANN BOLEYN Manager Accused Of Soliciting Murder

54-year-old James Howard Paul, Jr., who had previously managed HELLION frontwoman and horror movie actress Ann Boleyn, was arraigned on August 27th in Van Nuys Superior Court for soliciting the murder of his wife. As a result, Boleyn has announced the termination of her business relationship with Paul effective August 15th. "Right now Jim's focus ...

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INFERNAL MAJESTY: New MP3 Posted Online

The current line-up of the classic Canadian metal act INFERNAL MAJESTY—guitarist Steve Terror, vocalist Chris Bailey, guitarist Kenny Hallman, bassist Kiel Wilson, and drummer Kris DeBoer—have posted an MP3 of the track "Death of Heaven" via MP3.com at this location. According to the band, "this is the demo version and differs from the ...

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OPETH To Begin Mixing In September

The two full-length albums currently being recorded by Sweden's OPETH at Nacksving/Maestro Music studios with producer Fredrik Nordström are scheduled to be mixed during September — the "heavy" one under the watchful eye of Andy Sneap (i.e. MACHINE HEAD, SKINLAB, NEVERMORE) and the "mellow" one by PORCUPINE TREE frontman Steve Wilson. As previously reported, the ...

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PORCUPINE TREE Frontman To Appear On OSI Debut

PORCUPINE TREE frontman Steven Wilson has contributed lead vocals to two songs on the forthcoming debut album from OSI (ORCHESTRA OF STRATEGIC INFLUENCE), which features in its ranks DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy, FATES WARNING guitarist Jim Matheos, CHROMA KEY/ex-DREAM THEATER keyboardist Kevin Moore, and GORDIAN KNOT/ex-CYNIC bassist Sean Malone. Moore and Matheos reportedly commenced ...

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Former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE Guitarist Announces US Dates

New York's ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO, led by former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE guitarist Alex Skolnick, will embark on the first of several tours in support of their album, Goodbye To Romance: Standards For A New Generation in late August/early September. According to Skolnick, "this has been the subject of much planning and organizing which continues as we speak. ...

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COREY TAYLOR: I Was Getting Burnt Out On SLIPKNOT

SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor has admitted to Rolling Stone magazine that has was "really getting burnt out" with what he was doing with SLIPKNOT prior to the band's decision to embark on a lengthy hiatus to allow the individual members to pursue side projects. "I needed to get back to where I came from — ...

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CARMINE APPICE Speaks Out On "THE OSBOURNES" And Friendship With OZZY

Former OZZY OSBOURNE/BLUE MURDER drummer Carmine Appice still considers Ozzy his friend despite the fact that Sharon Osbourne fired him from the group under acrimonious circumstances back in 1984 (which eventually led to Appice suing the couple). In an interview with Electribasement.com's David L. Wilson, Carmine stated that "When I first saw [The Osbournes], I ...

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STAR ONE To Embark On European Tour

STAR ONE, the project led by AYREON mastermind Arjen Lucassen (ex-BODINE, VENGEANCE), will embark on a short European tour in late September/early October. Dubbed Intergalactic Space Crusaders, the tour will cover Holland, Germany, France and Belgium will feature renditions of STAR ONE and AYREON material. The nine musicians that will reportedly partake in the festivities ...

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TOMMY LEE Gets Interviewed By PLAYBOY Playmates

TOMMY LEE and his band were recently interviewed by Playboy magazine's 2000 Playmate of the Year, Jodi Ann Paterson, and Miss October 2001, Stephanie Heinrich, poolside at Playboy founder Hugh Hefner's "Playmate House" in Los Angeles, California. To see the results in streaming video, click here. ...

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