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SYSTEM OF A DOWN, ALICE IN CHAINS, VELVET REVOLVER Members Jam With TOM MORELLO In Hollywood

SYSTEM OF A DOWN frontman Serj Tankian, Richard Patrick of FILTER, Perry Farrell and his SATELLITE PARTY, ALICE IN CHAINS members Jerry Cantrell and new singer William DuVall, Mick Mars of MÖTLEY CRÜE, VELVET REVOLVER/ex-GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash, and Wayne Kramer of MC5 are among the musicians who joined RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE guitarist ...

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LANDMINE MARATHON: West Coast Tour Dates Announced

Phoenix death-crust machine LANDMINE MARATHON rips into the New Year with a string of West Coast dates. Led by ferocious frontwoman Grace Perry, LANDMINE MARATHON breathes new life into a classic era of extreme music — namely the early Earache Records era, defined by the raw, anthemic sounds of bands like CARCASS and BOLT THROWER. ...

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SCARECROW Frontman Is 'Psyched To Get Out Of Town And Do Some Damage'

San Francisco thrashers SCARECROW are about to launch their first tour, a two-week Western U.S. stint with FUELED BY FIRE (Metal Blade Records). SCARECROW's ripping metal follows in the tradition of the classic Bay Area thrash bands such as TESTAMENT and VIO-LENCE. The band features guitarist/vocalist Matt Harvey (EXHUMED, DEKAPITATOR, REPULSION, NOOTHGRUSH), drummer Will Carroll ...

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SLASH's Co-Author Launches MySpace Blog

The co-author of VELVET REVOLVER/ex-GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash's self-titled memoir Anthony Bozza has teamed up with MySpace to post an exclusive blog titled "The Soundtrack" in which he gives his suggested tracks by Slash to listen to while reading the book. Here is an excerpt from the blog: "It took exactly eight seconds for ...

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JOURNEY Announces New Singer

JOURNEYNeal Schon (guitar), Jonathan Cain (keyboards), Ross Valory (bass), Deen Castronovo (drums) — has announced its new lead singer, Arnel Pineda ("pin-eh-da"). He replaces Jeff Scott Soto, who parted ways with the band earlier this year after stepping in for Steve Augeri, who had to leave the band in 2006 for medical reasons. ...

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JOE PERRY Explains How AEROSMITH Was Influenced By LED ZEPPELIN

In Rolling Stone magazine's latest cover story, "The Return of Led Zeppelin," eight artists offer their take on the impact of the iconic rock group. AEROSMITH guitarist Joe Perry offered this statement: "We learned the arena-rock sound from their records. Jimmy Page was so young when they made their first record, but he'd spent so ...

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AEROSMITH: Bid On Exclusive STEVEN TYLER And JOE PERRY Memorabilia

As part of the fourth annual Grammy Charity Holiday Auction, you may bid on exclusive memorabilia from AEROSMITH's Steven Tyler and Joe Perry. For this year's auction, Tyler has provided not only an autographed shirt but a shirt he has personally worn. This vintage-inspired t-shirt, designed by Drifter, is right out of Steven's personal wardrobe. ...

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LENNON Completes Work On Metal Project With Producer JASON SUECOF

Orlando, Florida-based singer-songwriter LENNON (full name: Lennon Murphy), who who last year opened select dates on the AEROSMITH/MÖTLEY CRÜE tour, has completed work on her yet-to-be-named metal project with producer Jason Suecof (TRIVIUM, DEVILDRIVER, CHIMAIRA, BURY YOUR DEAD). According to the singer's manager Jeffrey Pringle, Lennon "co-wrote all the songs with Jason, who not only ...

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EXTREME Guitarist Explains Decision To Reunite

Boston-based rock group EXTREME is set to return in the spring of 2008 with its first album of all new material in 13 years. The band features original members Nuno Bettencourt (guitar), Gary Cherone (vocals) and Pat Badger (bass), along with new drummer Kevin Figueiredo. In the coming weeks, EXTREME will announce its plans for ...

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Former CBGB Space To Be Occupied By VARVATOS Men's Clothing Store

John Varvatos Enterprises has announced the opening of its latest boutique at 315 Bowery in New York City, the space that formerly housed the seminal underground music club CBGB. Varvatos, known for infusing his personal passion for rock and roll into his acclaimed menswear collections, is aiming for a spring 2008 opening. The opportunity to ...

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JACKNIFE Begins Recording New Album

Dallas, Texas-based band JACKNIFE has entered Skyline Studios in the group's hometown to being recording its new full-length album for a 2008 release. The group is working alongside Sterling Winfield and Tim "Timmy Tooth" Kimsey, who have more than 20 years of recording, mixing, producing, and engineering experience. In addition to recently engineering Vinnie Paul ...

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LINKIN PARK Named 'Best Band' At MTV's 'European Music Awards'

LINKIN PARK was honored in the "Best Band" category at MTV's European Music Awards Thursday night (November 1) in Munich, Germany. Other nominees in the category were MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE, FALL OUT BOY, TOKIO HOTEL and GOOD CHARLOTTE. AS previously reported, LINKIN PARK is working to help Southern California recover from the recent wildfires that ...

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TEXAS METAL ALLIANCE To Enter Studio This Month

TEXAS METAL ALLIANCE, the band featuring RIGOR MORTIS vocalist Bruce Corbitt, GAMMACIDE guitarists Rick Perry and Scott Shelby, GAMMACIDE/DEVILFIST bassist Alan Bovee and DEMONSEED drummer Joe Gonzalez, will enter the studio on November 24 to begin recording its first original material. TEXAS METAL ALLIANCE was originally formed last year for a one-time performance to play ...

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LINKIN PARK Helps Relief Efforts For California Fires

The Pulse of Radio reports: LINKIN PARK is working to help Southern California recover from the recent wildfires that devastated the region through its charitable organization, Music For Relief. According to MTV.com, the band has contributed $50,000 to Direct Relief International, a non-profit organization based in Santa Barbara that has been providing medical supplies to ...

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Former ANCIENT Drummer Joins LAST EXIT

Italian session drummer Diego "Grom" Meraviglia (ANCIENT, HORTUS ANIMAE, DOOMSWORD, HATE PROFILE) has joined forces with a promising Hollywood-based band called LAST EXIT. Molding elements of indie and alternative rock, LAST EXIT's sound is "heavy but emotional and complemented with hook-rich vocal melodies reminiscent of the pure rock sound that harks back to the days ...

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TAB THE BAND's 'Masked Bandit' To Be Featured On 'CSI: NY'

TAB THE BAND — the group featuring AEROSMITH guitarist Joe Perry's sons Tony, 20, and Adrian, 25, alongside drummer Ben Tileston, 20 — will reach a new audience when its song "Masked Bandit" is featured on "CSI: NY" this Wednesday, October 24 on CBS. The episode, entitled "Down The Rabbit Hole", will air at 10:00 ...

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WHITE LION Drummer Looking For Session Work

WHITE LION drummer Troy Patrick Farrell is looking for a pro situation for either live, session or showcase needs. As WHITE LION prepares to release a new album in 2008, the drummer has some down time to commit to bands or musicians needing a quick learning, fully endorsed drummer. Troy has been playing with Mike ...

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HOOKERS N' BLOW: New Live Dates Announced

HOOKERS N' BLOW — the band featuring GUNS N' ROSES keyboardist Dizzy Reed, QUIET RIOT guitarist Alex Grossi, W.A.S.P. bassist Mike Duda, WHITE LION drummer Troy Patrick Farrell and bassist Chad McDonald (JANI LANE BAND) — has announced the following shows: Oct. 17 - Howl At The Moon - Universal City Walk, CA Oct. 21 ...

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Former ANTHRAX Singer NEIL TURBIN To Perform At World Championships Freestyle Motorcross

Neil Turbin (DEATHRIDERS, ex-ANTHRAX), Andy Walo (JUNIOR WELLS), Mitch Perry (ex-MSG), Roger Bueno (PHILLIP SAYCE, KENNY ARONOFF), and Michael Leasure (ex-EDGAR WINTER) will perform on Saturday, September 29 at Pomona Fairgrounds at World Championships Freestyle Motorcross, Pomona, California. The band will play a number of short sets of metal covers just for this event. The ...

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AEROSMITH's JOE PERRY: 'Every Night Could Be Our Last'

The Pulse of Radio (formerly Launch Radio Networks) reports: AEROSMITH has just wrapped up a brief set of North American dates and will be taking a short break before entering the studio in November. After over 30 years together, the members of the Boston-based rock band have survived injury, addiction and cancer, but now that ...

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TYLER And PERRY: The Stories Behind The AEROSMITH Hits

AEROSMITH's Joe Perry and Steven Tyler recently shared with Gibson their exclusive insights and the back stories to several AEROSMITH classics. "Draw the Line" ("Draw the Line", 1977) Perry: "That was a case of trying to use an open tuning in a way that wasn't typical, that wasn't simply going to the sus4. That's kind ...

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