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LINKIN PARK, P.O.D. To Team Up For U.S. Tour

LINKIN PARK will be hooking up with P.O.D. for about six weeks of North American dates beginning in early January. The tour will start in early January and will feature LINKIN PARK in the headlining slot. "Their success is huge. You can't knock LINKIN PARK's sales," P.O.D. frontman Sonny Sandoval told MTV.com about playing second ...

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KISS/AEROSMITH Concert Grosses Revealed

The following are some of the latest concert grosses for the KISS/AEROSMITH tour, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: AEROSMITH & KISS, SALIVA Venue: Hyundai Pavilion at Glen Helen City/State: Devore, Calif. Event Dates: Oct. 18, 2003 Gross Sales: $1,405,752 Attendance/Capacity: 20,090 / 40,288 Shows/Sellouts: 1 / 0 Prices: $150, $45 Promoters: Clear Channel Entertainment ...

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ONE MINUTE SILENCE Split

British rap-metal outfit ONE MINUTE SILENCE have decided to part ways for the forseeable future. The band issued a statement to the press, which reads as follows: "Although we are still the best of friends, and cannot rule out the possibility of working together in the future, for now we are dispersing to pursue other ...

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DEF LEPPARD Fan Fired For Going To Concert

Sheffield Star reports that a devoted DEF LEPPARD fan claims he was fired for going to watch his heroes in concert. South Yorkshire carpenter Glyn Wilkinson (photo) was given tickets by his daughter Kerry for the family to see the band's homecoming gig in Sheffield. He was working in London and decided to ...

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ZEBRA Singer Joins AKRON SYMPHONY In LED ZEPPELIN Tribute

Amy Bracken Sparks of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that the Akron Symphony Orchestra will tackle the work of Page, Plant, Bonham and Jones this weekend at the E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall in Akron, Ohio, the orchestra's regular home. According to Jeffrey Sperry, executive director of the 52-year-old orchestra, 50 members of the 83-member ...

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STONE TEMPLE PILOTS: 'Thank You' DVD Details Revealed

Billboard.com reports that STONE TEMPLE PILOTS' upcoming Atlantic best-of set, "Thank You", will include a DVD packed with three hours of videos, live performances and footage of the band shot by friends and fans. The 15-track audio anthology — due on November 11 — will be available with and without the DVD. The DVD will ...

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TRIUMPH To Celebrate 20th Anniversary Of US FESTIVAL With Live DVD/CD

The Canadian hard-rock trio TRIUMPH will mark the 20th anniversary of the legendary US Festival with separate DVD and CD releases, "Live At The US Festival", on TML Entertainment Inc., distributed by Alternative Distribution Alliance, on September 23, 2003. TRIUMPH — vocalist/guitarist Rik Emmett, bassist/keyboardist Mike Levine and vocalist/drummer Gil Moore — were an integral ...

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SKINLAB Postpone Hiatus To Play West Coast Dates

San Francisco Bay Area metallers SKINLAB, who recently announced plans to take a lengthy hiatus, have decided to honor their previously announced West Coast touring commitments taking place in late August. Filling in for guitarist Glen Telford at the upcoming shows will be his predecessor, Scott Sargent. "It's been awhile since we jammed with Scott, ...

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SKINLAB Guitarist Has A Change Of Heart About Leaving The Band

SKINLAB guitarist Glen Telford, who quit the group shortly before they made the announcement that they would be going on a lengthy self-imposed hiatus to recharge their batteries, appears to have had a change of heart. The New Zealand-born axeman, who joined the band in May 2001, has released the following statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET explaining ...

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KISS Guitarist Remembers His First Gig With The Group

KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer, who will continue to portray Ace Frehley's "Spaceman" character during the band's upcoming tour with AEROSMITH, recently spoke to Billboard magazine about his first "proper" gig with the group, which took place in February with the 60-piece Melbourne Symphony Orchestra — a sold-out show played to 48,000, broadcast worldwide via pay-per-view ...

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SEX PISTOLS Vow To Play Show In Iraq

British punk band the SEX PISTOLS want to bring their particular brand of anarchy to Iraq, vowing to play a live concert in Baghdad with the message that democracy has its pitfalls. In an interview posted on MTV.com, PISTOLS' front man John Lydon, who was known as Johnny Rotten during the punk heyday, said the ...

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JETHRO TULL Leader To Embark On Solo Tour

JETHRO TULL leader Ian Anderson will embark on a two-month solo tour in the fall in support of his forthcoming disc, "Rupi's Dance". The solo tour — dubbed "Rubbing Elbows with Ian Anderson" — is described on JETHRO TULL's web site as "an intimate evening of acoustic songs, music and bawdy tales." "Rupi's Dance", due ...

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OZZFEST 2003: Devore Photos Posted Online

CRADLE OF FILTH, VOIVOD, TWISTED METHOD, SWORN ENEMY, SHADOWS FALL, THE REVOLUTION SMILE, MOTORGRATER, MEMENTO, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, HOTWIRE, GRADE 8, DISTURBED and CHEVELLE were among the bands that performed live at Ozzfest 2003 at the Glen Helen Pavilion in Devore, California over the weekend. Check out pictures from LFI. ...

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The Press-Enterprise: Metal Fans' Journey Leads To OZZFEST

Matt Surman of The Press-Enterprise reports in the paper's Sunday edition that the Ozzfest concert Saturday (July 5) at the Hyundai Pavilion at Glen Helen in Devore, California was attended by thousands of people representing various classifications of metal fans: the black-wearers, the muscled and tattooed, the shockers with dyed hair and piercings, the women ...

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SEX PISTOLS: North American Tour Dates Announced

Punk rock legends SEX PISTOLS will embark on a two-week tour of North America in late August/early September. The band's original line-up — John Lydon (a.k.a. Johnny Rotten, vocals), Steve Jones (guitar), Paul Cook (drums) and Glen Matlock (bass) — will visit a mix of amphitheaters, clubs and concert halls, and will conclude the tour ...

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VITAL REMAINS To Headline MILWAUKEE METALFEST, Debut New Lineup

VITAL REMAINS will be making their first live appearance in over two years at the Milwaukee Metalfest on July 26 at the U.S. Cellular Arena. This will also mark the group's first public performance with their revitalized line-up featuring the legendary Glen Benton (DEICIDE) on vocals and Tim Yeung (ex-HATE ETERNAL, NILE) on drums. Benton ...

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SEX PISTOLS To Reunite For North American Tour

Punk veterans the SEX PISTOLS will reunite for a North American this summer. The legendary outfit have confirmed two shows for August, and are expected to announce more dates in the coming weeks. But, according to frontman John Lydon (a.k.a. Johnny Rotten), the band will never write or record another original song. He told Rolling ...

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TENET: Demo Recordings Posted Online!

Vancouver's TENET, the new band featuring STRAPPING YOUNG LAD guitarist Jed Simon, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD/ex-DEATH drummer Gene Hoglan, ex-FORBIDDEN/TESTAMENT guitarist Glen Alvelais, ex-GRIP INC. bassist Stuart Carruthers, and former SACRIFICE/current INTERZONE frontman Rob Urbinati, have posted three demo tracks at their official web site. The rough recordings, which are believed to feature only Simon and ...

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BROOKS BUFORD: First Single Posted Online

BROOKS BUFORD, the new Arista recording artist whose live band consists of TOMMY LEE/ex-KILGORE bassist Marty O'Brien, ex-KILGORE guitarist Mike Pelletier, HATE MACHINE/OMNIBLANK guitarist Al Dettori, BEAUTIFUL CREATURES drummer Glen Sobel and REHAB DJ Robbie, played his first show at the Viper Room in Hollywood, California on Wednesday, June 4. "It was a private show ...

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TOMMY LEE, BEAUTIFUL CREATURES Members Sign On As Backing Band For BROOKS BUFORD

TOMMY LEE/ex-KILGORE bassist Marty O'Brien, ex-KILGORE guitarist Mike Pelletier, HATE MACHINE/OMNIBLANK guitarist Al Dettori, BEAUTIFUL CREATURES drummer Glen Sobel and REHAB DJ Robbie have signed on as the backing band for a brand new singer/rapper named by the name of BROOKS BUFORD. "[Brooks] just recently signed with Arista Records, and [he will soon be releasing] ...

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KING DIAMOND Guitarist To Appear On EIDOLON CD

KING DIAMOND guitarist Andy LaRocque (a.k.a. Anders Allhage) has laid down two solos for the forthcoming EIDOLON album, "Apostles of Defiance". "We have known this for a while, but we really didn't want to release this info until it was a done deal," EIDOLON drummer Shawn Drover said in an official statement. "Now, I 'm ...

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EIDOLON Finalize Track Listing For 'Apostles Of Defiance'

Toronto, Canada's EIDOLON have finalized the track listing for their new album, "Apostles Of Defiance", due in October through Metal Blade/Skyscraper Music Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Coma Nation", which is scheduled to be mixed in early July, will contain the following cuts: 01. Scream From Within 02. Volcanic Earth 03. Demoralized 04. Twisted Morality ...

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