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JUDAS PRIEST Targeted By PETA Over "Hell Bent For Leather"

JUDAS PRIEST have become the latest targets of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), according to EntertainmentIdaho.com. PETA fired off a letter to band members last week, asking that they change their 1978 album Hell Bent for Leather to Hell Bent for Pleather. "Actually, I'm a big JUDAS PRIEST fan," spokeswoman Lisa Franzetta ...

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HEADSTRONG Dropped By RCA RECORDS

Canada's HEADSTRONG have reportedly been dropped by RCA Records a mere six months following the release of their self-titled debut through the label. Although no official announcement has yet been made, indications of trouble in the HEADSTRONG camp were apparent at the end of July when the band prematurely dropped off a US tour with ...

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JIMI HENDRIX Tops Guitar Greats Poll

Rock legend JIMI HENDRIX has been voted the greatest guitarist of all time in a poll of readers of UK music magazine Total Guitar. LED ZEPPELIN's Jimmy Page came in at number two, while former CREAM member-turned-soloist Eric Clapton landed at three. Also appearing in the Top 20 are Slash (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), Eddie Van ...

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HALFORD Subject Of Internet Speculation Over "Horrible" BANG YOUR HEAD Performance

HALFORD are the subject of much Internet speculation over the band's reportedly "lackluster" appearance at last Saturday's (June 29th) Bang Your Head festival in Balingen, Germany, where the group apparently played a 50-minute co-headlining set that included a "truly horrible" vocal performance from Rob Halford and virtually no interaction between the band and the audience, ...

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DEBRIS, INC. Collaborate With SKULLSICK NATION On Tracks For Upcoming Debut

DEBRIS, INC., the new group featuring SAINT VITUS mainman Dave Chandler and TROUBLE bassist Ron Holzner, have collaborated with SKULLSICK NATION frontwoman Karyn Crisis and guitarist Afzaal Nasiruddeen on a cover of X's "Nausea" for inclusion on DEBRIS, INC.'s forthcoming debut, which is tentatively due for release later in the year through an as-yet-unspecified label. ...

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TROUBLE Perform First Full-Length Shows Since Rejoining Forces

Veteran Chicago doomsters TROUBLE made a triumphant return to the live stage on May 3rd and May 4th at RockHouse USA (formerly Riley's Rock House) in Aurora, Illinois when they performed their first full-length headlining sets since reuniting with vocalist Eric Wagner early last year. By all accounts, the band was in fine form as ...

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LID Debut To Be Reissued With Extra Cut

Peaceville Records will shortly reissue the debut album fromLID, entitled In The Mushroom, with different cover artwork and a bonus track called "Don't Let Me Down". LID, a one-off collaboration between TROUBLE frontman Eric Wagner and ANATHEMA guitarist Danny Cavanagh, originally issued the aforementioned CD in 1997. ...

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TROUBLE Line Up Illinois Headlining Gigs

The reunited TROUBLE—guitarist Rick Wartell, vocalist Eric Wagner, guitarist Bruce Franklin, drummer Jeff Olson and bassist Ron Holzner—will follow up their headlining appearances on May 3rd and May 4th at RockHouse USA (formerly Riley's Rock House) in Aurora, Illinois with a headlining gig at The Penny Road Pub in South Barrington, Illinois on May 18th. ...

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TROUBLE Announce Two Headlining Shows In Eary May

The reunited TROUBLEguitarist Rick Wartell, vocalist Eric Wagner, guitarist Bruce Franklin, drummer Jeff Olson and bassist Ron Holznerwill be performing the first two headlining shows since reforming the group on May 3rd and May 4th at RockHouse USA (formerly Riley's Rock House) in Aurora, Illinois (TROUBLE's hometown), a Southwestern Chicago suburb. The group's previously-announced gig ...

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CELTIC FROST's TOM G. FISCHER Speaks Out On PROBOT Project

CELTIC FROST/APOLLYON SUN mainman Tom Gabriel Fischer recently commented on his contribution to the upcoming PROBOT project, led by former NIRVANA and current FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl, in the form of a track called "Big Sky", the final recordings for which were delivered over a year ago. According to Fischer, I haven't heard from ...

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THERION Part With Drummer, Secure Replacement

Sweden's THERION have parted ways with drummer Sami Karppinen. According to frontman Christofer Johnsson, Karppinen is tired of touring and drumming with a band. He will instead concentrate on working in our studio (this mean we will finally have more time available for other bands that want to record there). THERION will still be working ...

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Reunited TROUBLE To Play First Full Headlining Show In Late April

The reunited TROUBLE—guitarist Rick Wartell, vocalist Eric Wagner, guitarist Bruce Franklin, drummer Jeff Olson and bassist Ron Holzner—will perform their first full headlining show since reforming the group on April 27th at RockHouse USA (formerly Riley's Rock House) in Aurora, Illinois (TROUBLE's hometown), a Southwestern Chicago suburb. As previously reported, TROUBLE have thus far written ...

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TROUBLE Online Tribute Album In The Works

Patrick Schlimm from Trouble Heaven, the best source of TROUBLE information on the Internet, is in the process of putting together an online tribute to TROUBLE and would like to invite any interested bands to forward their cover versions of TROUBLE's music for possible inclusion in this very special project. According to Patrick, ...

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CLAWFINGER Commence Work On Follow-Up To "A Whole Lot Of Nothing"

Swedish rap metallers CLAWFINGER have commenced the songwriting process for their fifth full-length CD at a recording studio they co-own with MESHUGGAH in the outskirts of Stockholm, “far away from pubs, restaurants and clubs, which is good, 'cos it means we can stay away from trouble and focus on work,” commented frontman Zak Tell. So ...

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TROUBLE Pound Chicago Into Submission!

The reunited TROUBLE—guitarist Rick Wartell, vocalist Eric Wagner, guitarist Bruce Franklin, drummer Jeff Olson and bassist Ron Holzner—performed an eight-song reunion set at Night Cap in Chicago (5007 W. Irving Park Road) on Saturday, January 26th, before PA problems abruptly ended the show ¼ of the way into the group's cover of BLACK SABBATH's “Children ...

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TROUBLE To Play Shortened Reunion Set, Continue Writing New Material

TROUBLE will only play seven songs—including two brand new compositions—at their much-anticipated reunion set at Night Cap in Chicago (5007 W. Irving Park Road) on Saturday, January 26th, according to guitarist Rick Wartell, who made an appearance on Rebel Radio on Wednesday night to talk about the show and the group's future plans. Wartell, vocalist ...

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Reunited TROUBLE To Play First Hometown Gig In Six Years!

The reunited classic TROUBLE line-up of vocalist Eric Wagner, guitarist Rick Wartell, guitarist Bruce Franklin, drummer Jeff Olson and bassist Ron Holzner will play their first Chicago gig in over six years on Saturday, January 26th at Night Cap (5007 W. Irving Park Road). Also appearing on the bill will be LUNGBRUSH (in their farewell ...

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ANTHRAX: “Behind The Music” Lies A Very Ugly Mess Indeed!

A minor controversy has erupted over the upcoming VH1 Behind The Music special on ANTHRAX, the interviews and background information for which are currently being collected and prepared for a tentative February/March air date. It appears that former ANTHRAX bassist and founding member Danny Lilker is being “blown off” (to use his own words) by ...

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PROBOT's Dave Grohl: Lemmy Is God!

FOO FIGHTERS mainman Dave Grohl (ex-NIRVANA) recently posted a message on the band's site describing the experience of working with MOTORHEAD mastermind Lemmy on a song called "Shake Your Blood", which will appear on an upcoming album by Grohl's metal side-project PROBOT. In his diary message, Grohl makes obvious his clear admiration for the rock'n'roll ...

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Hate Breeds Suffering - LOCKUP

Call me jaded, but the idea of four guys getting together with the sole purpose of making the “most extreme” old-school-style grindcore CD ever released is a concept that leaves me cold, and with good reason. Over the course of the last fifteen years, many acts have attempted to offer their own version of “most ...

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