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CAMP FREDDY Sign With SANCTUARY RECORDS

CAMP FREDDY, the Los Angeles-based "jam" band consisting of JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro, former THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar), ex-GUNS N' ROSES/THE CULT drummer Matt Sorum, bassist Scott Ford, and vocalist Donovan Leitch (the son of 1960s U.K. folk-rock icon Donovan), have signed a deal with Sanctuary Records and will begin ...

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Review: AEROSMITH Rocked, KISS Handled Fireworks At Denver Gig

Matt Sebastian of The Daily Camera reports that the difference between KISS and AEROSMITH became strikingly clear by the fourth song of the latter band's set at Fiddler's Green in Denver, Colorado on Tuesday night (September 30), when the Boston rockers loosened up with a fierce rendition of "Let the Music Do the Talking". Taking ...

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COURTNEY LOVE Delays Solo Debut

Former HOLE frontwoman Courtney Love has pushed back the release of her upcoming solo album, "America's Sweetheart", to February 10. As previously reported, "America's Sweetheart" features a number of tracks that were reportedly co-written with 4 NON BLONDES' Linda Perry, who has penned hits for PINK and CHRISTINA AGUILERA. In addition, Love is said to ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION Documentary To Be Released On DVD

"Three Days", a "warts-and-all" documentary on JANE'S ADDICTION shot during the band's last attempt at a comeback in 1997, is scheduled for release on DVD October 7. The film, which originally premiered at the Slamdance Film Festival in 1999, was written and directed by Kevon Ford and Carter B. Smith. Aside from the band's members ...

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AEROSMITH's Former Manager Slaps Band With Libel Lawsuit

The former manager of AEROSMITH has slapped the band with a libel lawsuit over a VH1 "Behind the Music" special, according to the New York Daily News. David Krebs, who managed the Massachusets rockers from 1972 through 1984, claims AEROSMITH defamed his name and reputation in the show by suggesting that he stole from them ...

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AEROSMITH Follow CNN, But Not Much NFL

Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of AEROSMITH appeared on "Live From" on CNN with Miles O'Brien and Kyra Phillips on Thursday (September 4) to preview their NFL kick-off performance. Asked if the band were big football fans, Tyler admitted, "Well, kind of medium. We like to follow the Patriots, because they are the home team ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION Land Gold Album

JANE'S ADDICTION's "Strays" has been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for shipments of more than 500,000 copies in the U.S. "Strays", JANE'S ADDICTION's first new studio album since 1990's "Ritual de lo Habitual", was produced by Bob Ezrin (PINK FLOYD, KISS, LOU REED) at Henson Recording (formerly known as A&M ...

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Former ANTHRAX Singer To Guest On AMSTERDAM Album

Former ANTHRAX frontman Neil Turbin was recently at Jet City studios in Los Angeles laying down backing vocal tracks for the new AMSTERDAM album, "Suffering". Neil sings on the track "Mistaken", featuring Tracy G. (ex-DIO, WWIII) on lead guitar, Paulie Mervosh on drums and Ronnie Borchert on guitar and vocals. Turbin issued his solo debut, ...

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Review: AEROSMITH's Power Leaves KISS Behind

Steve Morse of The Boston Globe reports that KISS had the gimmicky, arena-style pyrotechnics, but AEROSMITH had the true heat at this entertaining matchup of so-called rock superpowers Monday night (August 25) at the Tweeter Center. "As KISS singer Paul Stanley told the sold-out crowd, 'We got two major superpowers — the Aerosmith Aeroforce and ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION: Authorized Biography On The Way

Old-school L.A. punk figure Brendan Mullen — who promoted shows at the Masque, among other claims to fame — is taking on JANE'S ADDICTION for his next project, according to MTV.com. He's writing the first authorized biography on the band, to be called "Whores: An Oral History of Perry Farrell and Jane's Addiction". The book ...

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Review: DEF LEPPARD's Candied Metal For Masses

Ben Rayner of the Toronto Star reviewed DEF LEPPARD's performance at the Molson Amphitheatre Tuesday night (August 12). "Holding triumphant court before roughly 10,000 loyal fans — an aging crew fond of cellphone pouches, denim shirts and gratuitous breast implants — at the Molson Amphitheatre last night, DEF LEPPARD in 2003 sounded remarkably similar to ...

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Review: Lusty AEROSMITH Out-Rocks KISS Of Death

Dan Aquilante of The New York Post reports that "seeing KISS and AEROSMITH together at Jones Beach [Monday night, August 5] was like witnessing Peter Pan in a death match with Father Time. "KISS, the band that won't grow up, was in the makeup they've worn since the beginning, while AEROSMITH wore their wrinkles like ...

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KROKUS Singer To Guest On WARRIOR CD

KROKUS vocalist Marc Storace has been recruited to sing on the next WARRIOR album, tentatively due before the end of the year. "I have been working on lyrics and vocals in between a bunch of very, very exciting kick-ass KROKUS gigs over the past couple of months," Storace writes in on online posting. "[Fans shouldn't] ...

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The Washington Times: Has PERRY FARRELL Sold Out?

Scott Galupo of The Washington Times reports that "Lollapalooza 2003 rolled through Nissan Pavilion Friday (August 1) with a little help from Verizon Wireless and Xbox, Microsoft's video-game system. Not a few in the rock press have noticed the 'irony' that the resurrected Lollapalooza tour, the alt-rock revue spawned by Perry Farrell in 1991 and ...

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AEROSMITH Won't Compete With KISS In Terms Of Staging And Effects

AEROSMITH and KISS kick off their co-headlining tour on Saturday (August 2) in Hartford, Connecticut. AEROSMITH will be closing the shows every night, and lead guitarist Joe Perry says they're deliberately steering clear of KISS-style theatricality: "It's gonna be pretty minimalistic," Perry told Launch. "I mean, you can't compete with — nor would we want ...

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BILLBOARD Magazine Pays Tribute To KISS

The Billboard Information Group will mark the 30th Anniversary of KISS, one of America's most successful and enduring rock 'n' roll bands, with the publication of a 26-page special report in the August 9 issue of Billboard. The issue will be available on newsstands on August 1 and content will be posted on www.billboard.com/KISS. "KISS: ...

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LOLLAPALOOZA: Syracuse Show Canceled!

The Lollapalooza concert scheduled for July 26 at Vernon Downs in Syracuse, New York has been canceled, according to the Post-Standard. Dave Armstrong, of The Creative Entertainment Group out of Binghamton, said Wednesday in a news release that poor ticket sales forced the cancellation. "Due to the costs of production versus the estimated ticket sales ...

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Former ANTHRAX Singer To Release Solo Debut In August

Former ANTHRAX frontman Neil Turbin will issue his long-awaited solo debut, "Threatcon Delta", in early August through Middle Finger Records in association with Metal Mayhem Music. According to an official press release, "Threatcon Delta" is "a dynamic metal album that combines ultra-heavy old-school thrash, speed, groove, powerful vocals and melodies that you would expect from ...

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VAN HALEN Bassist To Launch Line Of Condiments

Following in the footsteps of AEROSMITH guitarist Joe Perry, whose "Rock Your World Boneyard Brew" line of condiments has reportedly been a great success since its launch last year, VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony has announced plans to start up his own brand of hot sauce. "It's common knowledge that Michael Anthony is a hardcore ...

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Producer JOHN PURDELL Dies Of Cancer

John Purdell, producer of a number of acclaimed albums from such artists as OZZY OSBOURNE, POISON, L.A. GUNS, DREAM THEATER, KIX, ALICE COOPER, and CINDERELLA, passed away from cancer on Thursday, July 10. John had been hospitalized in Quebec for two weeks and was most recently touring with THE LOU GRAMM BAND as the group's ...

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PORCH GHOULS To Support KISS/AEROSMITH In September

Bill Ellis of GoMemphis.com is reporting that the PORCH GHOULS, the Memphis-based rock band signed to Joe Perry's record label Roman Records, will be the opening act for the September leg of the upcoming KISS/AEROSMITH tour. The PORCH GHOULS, who are being described as an alternative rock band that specializes in blues rock, released their ...

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COURTNEY LOVE Sets Release Date For Solo Debut

Former HOLE frontwoman Courtney Love has reportedly set an October 28 release date through Virgin Records for her solo debut, "America's Sweetheart". A U.S. tour is scheduled to begin on November 10, with a European trek to follow in January. The singer is expected to tour Japan and Australia beginning in March. As previously reported, ...

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AEROSMITH To Release New Home Video

AEROSMITH are contemplating releasing a home video containing "making of" footage from sessions for their forthcoming album, according to Billboard.com. As previously reported, the band are currently recording a blues album with producer Jack Douglas, who worked with the band on several of their 1970s albums, including "Toys in the Attic" and "Rocks". The as-yet-untitled ...

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LABRAT Rejoined By Singer ROB MCAUSLAN

After one year of working with vocalists Jamie Farrell and Martin Ives, Britain's LABRAT have made the decision to part ways with the dynamic duo and recall the services of former frontman Rob McAuslan. The decision to let Ives and Farrell go was made just before the band set off on a U.K. tour with ...

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