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MUDVAYNE Singer Talks About Touring Plans, New Video

MUDVAYNE singer Chud (a.k.a. Chad Gray) recently spoke to MTV.com about how the band hooked up with LINKIN PARK, XZIBIT and BLINDSIDE for the upcoming Projekt Revolution tour, which launches April 8 in Rochester, New York. "We're friends with [LINKIN PARK]," Chud explained of the seemingly unusual pairing. "We were on Ozzfest together. They were ...

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AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE: Just For The Record

AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE have set "Just For the Record" as the tentative title for their next studio effort, due later in the year through American Recordings. Among the tracks set to appear on the effort are: 01. Average Everyday Atrocity 02. Gone Wrong 03. March 04. Our Only Way Out 05. The Point of Getting ...

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MUDVAYNE's CHÜD: 'Fuck GEORGE BUSH!'

MUDVAYNE frontman Chad Gray (a.k.a. Chüd) has slammed President George Bush over his foreign policy and the possibility of the U.S. waging war on Iraq. Speaking to the audience last night (Feb. 13) during the group's gig at l'Elysée Montmartre in Paris, France, Gray stated, "I'm sure that fuckin' you guys know all about this ...

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HALFORD To Begin Work On New LP In The Summer

HALFORD will compete all current touring commitments in June and are tentatively set to begin writing material for their third studio album in July or August, according to the latest online posting from HALFORD manager John Baxter. "It's important for me to explain a few things," Baxter began in his post to the forum section ...

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CKY: No Regrets About GUNS N' ROSES Tour

Although the GUNS N' ROSES North American comeback tour started and ended in riots and was ultimately cut short, CKY has no regrets. "We got to play Madison Square Garden with GUNS N' ROSES," guitarist Chad Ginsberg told Rollingstone.com. "That's cool as shit! Axl gave us a great opportunity. He was really into us." CKY ...

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HALFORD Announce New Guitarist!

Former JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford introduced the new HALFORD guitarist, Chad Tarrington, at the meet-and-greet prior to the group's show last night in Anaheim, California. Rob chose yesterday to introduce Chad because he wanted the fans to be the first to take photos of the new HALFORD line-up: Rob, Chad, Mike Chlasciak (guitar), Ray ...

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JEFF PILSON Gets Excited About L/P Marketing, Touring Plans

Former DOKKEN and current L/P bassist Jeff Pilson has posted the following update to his official web site: "As of the meeting with Spitfire [Records] on January 30, the release date for L/P [Pilson's collaboration with ex-DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch] will be April 22nd. As of today [Feb. 4th] it still says April 8th on ...

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AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE Part Ways With Keyboardist

AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE have parted ways with keyboardist Aaron Zilch. "I'm sure (or relatively sure) that the rumors will start flying, so FOR THE RECORD, we have parted ways due to irreconcilable differences," stated bassist Chad Hanks in an online posting. "We'd rather not field a thousand questions regarding his departure, so if you feel ...

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H2O, MADBALL, NEW FOUND GLORY Collaboration Finds New Name

H2O frontman Toby Morse, NEW FOUND GLORY guitarist Chad Gilbert, MADBALL singer Freddy Cricien, BOX CAR RACER guitarist Dave Kennedy and MADBALL bassist Hoya Roc have set F.T.W. as the name for their brand new collaboration (the previously-announced ALL AGES has now apparently been scrapped), which is expected to release a debut album later in ...

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NICKELBACK Singing Record Label's Praises

NICKELBACK have boosted Roadrunner Records to a status to compete with the major labels of the record business. Thanks to NICKLEBACK's Grammy nomination for "How You Remind Me" and "Silver Side Up" selling several million copies, the band and the label are both gaining notoriety. It hasn't all been NICKELBACK carrying the label on its ...

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KRITICKILL Turn Down NICKELBACK Offer

Killeen, Texas-based act KRITICKILL have reportedly turned down a record deal offer from 604 Records, the label venture headed by NICKELBACK frontman Chad Kroeger and his longtime attorney Jonathan Simkin. Although no specific reason was given for their decision, the group are said to have ended contract negotiations with the label on the advice of ...

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Rock Musicians Speak Out On Possible War With Iraq

An increasing number of rock artists are speaking their minds about a possible war with Iraq, with many of them seeing the potential military operation to oust Saddam Hussein as an issue that affects more than just enlisted soldiers and their families. Others, on the other hand, argue that even if Saddam Hussein doesn't pose ...

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COSMOSQUAD Announce Hollywood Gig

L.A.'s COSMOSQUAD, featuring guitarist Jeff Kollman (GLENN HUGHES, $IGN OF 4) and rhythm section Shane Gaalaas and Barry Sparks (ULI JON ROTH, MSG, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) will be co-headlining "21st Century Schizoid Night! - A Celebration of Guitar, Bass & Drums" at the Sixteen-Fifty www.sixteen-fifty.com in Hollywood CA on January 16 alongside MCGILL-MANRING-STEVENS, featuring Grammy-nominated bassist ...

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NICKELBACK Finish Writing Material For New CD

NICKELBACK frontman Chad Kroeger has been spending time in a Vancouver recording studio, writing and tracking material for the group's upcoming CD. "The new NICKELBACK record is already written and we've recorded three songs, two of which we are pretty sure are all ready to be singles," Kroeger told MuchMusic.com. However, after the success of ...

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H20, NEW FOUND GLORY, MADBALL Members Name New Band

H20 frontman Toby Morse, NEW FOUND GLORY guitarist Chad Gilbert, MADBALL singer Freddy Cricien and MADBALL bassist Hoya Roc have set ALL AGES as the name for their brand new collaboration, which is expected to release a debut album later in the year. No further information is available at this time. ...

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DIMEBAG DARRELL, KID ROCK, CHAD KROEGER Collaborate On ELTON JOHN Cover

PANTERA guitarist Dimebag Darrell, KID ROCK and NICKELBACK frontman Chad Kroeger have collaborated on a cover of ELTON JOHN's "Saturday Night's Alright (For Fighting)". The joint effort, which was apparently spearheaded by Kroeger, was more of a "virtual" collaboration than a conventional one, since the three parties never actually shared studio space but e-mailed music ...

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PAPA ROACH Team Up With THE NEPTUNES On 'Biker Boys' Soundtrack

PAPA ROACH have recorded a new song with hip-hop producers the Neptunes for the soundtrack to upcoming movie "Biker Boyz". The new track is tentatively titled "Don't Look Back". Jacoby Shaddix's band hooked up with the Neptunes, a.k.a. Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo, in Los Angeles. The Neptunes are best known to rock fans as ...

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CKY Land Opening Slot On GUNS N' ROSES Tour!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: New York, NY - Hot on the heals of their critically-acclaimed and commercially-embraced new album "Infiltrate. Destroy. Rebuild", Philly's punk/metal pioneers CKY have landed the intensely sought-after opening slot on GUNS N' ROSES' national tour. In addition, their album has been growing in sales each week and has re-entered Billboard's Top 200 ...

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NICKELBACK Postpone American Dates

NICKELBACK postponed the last week of their fall U.S. tour due to a throat infection suffered by guitarist Mike Kroeger. Frontman Chad Kroeger & Co. plan to reschedule the nixed concerts for early January. The Canadian rockers now are resting for two weeks before heading overseas for a batch of European dates. ...

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FOO FIGHTERS Debut At No. 3 On BILLBOARD

FOO FIGHTERS' latest disc, "One by One", sold 121,540 copies in its first week to debut at No. 3 on the latest Billboard 200 chart. SANTANA's "Shaman", featuring P.O.D. and NICKELBACK's Chad Kroeger, tops the chart with 298,973 units moved. ...

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KRITICKILL In Talks With 604 RECORDS

Killeen, Texas-based act KRITICKILL are reportedly negotiating a record deal with 604 Records, the label venture headed by NICKELBACK frontman Chad Kroeger and his longtime attorney Jonathan Simkin. Consisting of Dave Irons (vocals), Todd Gardner (drums), Donny Morse (guitars), and Bryan Koestens (bass), KRITICKILL have been together since 1997 and have opened for such national ...

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HOOBASTANK Debut Certified Platinum

HOOBASTANK's self-titled debut album has shipped more than one million units in the United States, garnering the disc platinum certification. The album's current single, "Running Away", will join cuts from CREED, OUR LADY PEACE, NICKELBACK frontman Chad Kroeger (with SALIVA's Josey Scott) and others on the hits compilation Now That's What I Call Music! 11, ...

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NICKELBACK Frontman To Perform 'Hero' At SPIRIT OF LIFE Dinner

NICKELBACK frontman Chad Kroeger will perform "Hero" at City of Hope's annual Music and Entertainment Industry Spirit of Life dinner on Thursday, Oct. 17 in Santa Monica, California. Kroeger will be joined by THEORY OF A DEADMAN singer/guitarist Tyler Connolly, who contributed fretwork to the hit Spider-Man soundtrack tune. Proceeds from the event will benefit ...

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MUDVAYNE's CHAD: The New Record Is Very Original

MUDVAYNE's forthcoming full-length effort, The End Of All Things To Come, finds the band growing "as a group and as individuals," according to frontman Chad (a.k.a. Chüüd), who told Metal Hammer magazine that "we wrote a better record than [our gold-selling debut] L.D. 50. Who knows what [kind of reactions] we're going to get [from ...

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