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COURTNEY LOVE Continues Work On Solo CD, Seeks Label Deal

Courtney Love is in France recording a solo album titled "America's Sweetheart" with producer Jim Barber for an expected fall release, Billboard has reported. A number of tracks on the CD were reportedly co-written with 4 NON BLONDES' Linda Perry, who has penned hits for PINK and CHRISTINA AGUILERA. Courtney is in talks for a ...

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FRED DURST, JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE Keep Their Distance At Playboy Bash

Us Weekly reports Britney Spears rivals Justin Timberlake of *NSYNC and LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst were both at Hugh Hefner's seventy-seventh birthday party at the Playboy Mansion in L.A., and "they spent the entire night at opposite sides of the party," according to a guest. Among those mingling in their pajamas were David Schwimmer, ...

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AEROSMITH Guitarist To Sign Bottles Of Hot Sauce

AEROSMITH guitarist Joe Perry will appear at Newbury Comics' Alewife store in Cambridge, Massachusetts on Thursday, April 10 to promote his very own Joe Perry's Rock Your World Boneyard Brew Hot Sauce. Joe will talk shop on his line of delicious sauce and will personally autograph everyone's bottles. Perry will be there from ...

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AUDIOSLAVE's CHRIS CORNELL: 'OZZFEST Sucks'

AUDIOSLAVE, the new group featuring ex-SOUNDGARDEN frontman Chris Cornell and former RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE members Tim Commerford (bass), Brad Wilk (drums), and Tom Morello (guitar), stopped by the "Cane and Cabbie" show on New York's K-Rock yesterday. When asked why they are playing small shows on their current tour, Morello responded that it's because ...

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COURTNEY LOVE Pops For A Personal Drug Czar

The following article appeared in today's edition of the New York Daily News: Courtney Love is determined to kick her pill habit. The [former] HOLE singer confirms she has hired a round-the-clock minder to help her stay clean. "He travels with [bleeped]-up rock stars to make sure they don't take drugs," Love tells us, bluntly. ...

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Ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Singer To Guest On NEIL TURBIN Solo Debut

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN and current TALISMAN singer Jeff Scott Soto has contributed vocals to five tracks on the upcoming solo album from ex-ANTHRAX singer Neil Turbin, entitled "Threatcon Delta". Soto appears on the following cuts: 01. The Truth Is The Best Lie 02. What You Can't Control 03. Blue Screen Of Death 04. Wrecking Ball ...

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AEROSMITH Perform Unannounced Gig At Boston Jazz Club

AEROSMITH performed a 10-song set at the Boston jazz club Regattabar Saturday night following a fund-raiser that was also attended by actors Michael J. Fox and Dan Aykroyd, among others. BLUES BROTHER Aykroyd joined the band for one tune and Fox took a break from dancing on a table to play guitar with his friend ...

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ARTISAN Announce New Drummer, Complete Work On Demo

California-based ARTISAN, the band featuring ex-DESTINY'S END guitarist Perry Grayson, have been joined by former COLD MOON drummer Justin Bouchee. ARTISAN's previous drummer Matt Conley left the band on good terms in November. The group are currently mixing their four-song demo, and they hope to have it out in spring. For more information on ARTISAN, ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION Going Electronic On New CD

The forthcoming JANE'S ADDICTION album, "Hypersonic", will feature a musical direction that has been influenced in part by vocalist Perry Farrell's passion for electronic music. "I love to listen to and play electronic music but rock n' roll doesn't always go with electronic music," Farrell told Australia's Beat magazine. "It can if you have a ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE To Release 'Best Of' Set

A brand new OZZY OSBOURNE compilation, titled "The Essential Ozzy Osbourne", is scheduled for release on Jan. 28 via Sony Music. A two-CD set, the collection reportedly features "digitally remastered" versions of the OZZY classics. There is no word yet if the compilation includes any songs from the "re-recorded" versions of OSBOURNE's early catalog that ...

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AEROSMITH's STEVE TYLER Remembers RUN-DMC's JAM MASTER JAY

AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler remembered the life of RUN-DMC DJ Jam Master Jay in "The Best of 2002" edition of Entertainment Weekly magazine. Tyler wrote, "AEROSMITH toured with RUN-DMC this past summer, and Jay and I became really close. Our encore was always 'Walk This Way', and we'd bring out RUN-DMC, and the place would ...

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AEROSMITH Cop Lands On Desk Duty

The NYPD (New York Police Department) inspector under investigation for allegedly helping AEROSMITH rockers Steven Tyler and Joe Perry get gun licenses was placed on modified duty yesterday, the New York Post has reported. Inspector Bernard Petrofsky, former head of the NYPD License Division, was assigned to desk duty — and his gun and badge ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION To Go 'Hypersonic' In Early Summer

JANE'S ADDICTION are completing work on their new studio album, "Hypersonic", for an early summer release via Warner Bros. Records. The CD, the band's first proper studio set since 1990's "Ritual de lo Habitual", is being produced by Bob Ezrin (KISS, PINK FLOYD, LOU REED) at Henson Recording (formerly known as A&M Studios) in Los ...

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SLAYER Management Sold To SANCTUARY

Rick Sales has reportedly sold his management company — which represents the likes of SLAYER, (HED)P.E. and SYSTEMATIC, among others — to Sanctuary Management (IRON MAIDEN, GUNS N' ROSES, JUDAS PRIEST) for an undisclosed sum, according to Hits Daily Double. Also said to have completed a similar arrangement was Adam Schneider, who represents Perry Farrell ...

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All-Star Cast Signs Drumhead To Benefit Homeless Charity

A drumhead signed by most of the artists who performed at CAMP FREDDY's Oct. 30 show at Club Ivar in Hollywood, California — a list that includes Wes Scantlin (PUDDLE OF MUDD), Slash (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), Duff McKagan (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), Matt Sorum (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), Billy Duffy (THE CULT), Dave Navarro (JANE'S ADDICTION), Stephen ...

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AEROSMITH Duo Embroiled In Guns For Tickets Probe

The following article was originally published in today's edition of the New York Post: A top NYPD official is being probed for helping rockers Steven Tyler and Joe Perry obtain pistol licenses in return for alleged VIP treatment at an AEROSMITH concert and ritzy after-party, The Post has learned. Deputy Inspector Benjamin Petrofsky, the former ...

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BLACK SABBATH Drummer Speaks Out On Upcoming Solo Album

BLACK SABBATH drummer Bill Ward has released a lengthy update via his official web site on the status of his upcoming solo album, "Beyond Aston", his Internet-only single, "Straws", his health and the possibility of future live appearances. "My company, Aston Cross Music, Inc., is making 2,000 copies of 'Straws'," writes Ward. "1,000 ...

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CAMP FREDDY: Video Clip Posted Online

A video clip featuring highlights of CAMP FREDDY's Oct. 30 performance at Ivar club in Hollywood, California has been posted online at this location. It contains the group's core lineup 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 ...

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PERRY FARRELL, SEBASTIAN BACH, SLASH, Others Perform At CAMP FREDDY's Pre-Halloween Bash

JANE'S ADDICTION frontman Perry Farrell, ex-SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach, PUDDLE OF MUDD mainman Wes Scantlin, ex-MARILYN MANSON bassist Twiggy Ramirez, and former GUNS N' ROSES members Slash (guitar) and Duff McKagan (bass) were among the guest musicians that performed onstage with all-star "jam band" CAMP FREDDY during their appearance at Ivar in Hollywood Wednesday ...

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Halloween Brings Out The Rockers On Both Coasts

The following item originally appeared in today's edition of the New York Post: Halloween is shaping up to be a rockin' night for revelry. GODSMACK singer Sully Erna opens his new club, Dorsia, on West 19th Street, JANE'S ADDICTION frontman Perry Farrell mans the deejay booth at Lotus, and hard-bodied Heidi Klum hosts a costume ...

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LINKIN PARK Finishing Up Work On Sophomore CD

LINKIN PARK is wrapping up work on its sophomore album with producer Don Gilmore for an early 2003 release through Warner Bros. Records. Vocalists Chester Bennington and Mike Shinoda are reportedly finalizing their parts on 12 songs that will end up on the follow-up to the group's 2000 seven-times-platinum debut, "Hybrid Theory". "We're almost done ...

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Former ANTHRAX Frontman Announces Release Date For Solo Debut

Former ANTHRAX frontman Neil Turbin has set Jan. 16, 2003 as the release date through Metal Mayhem Music of his long-awaited solo debut, entitled "Threatcon Delta". 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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Who Will Open For AEROSMITH In December?

Who will be the opening act for AEROSMITH at the group's North American dates in December? According to the band's official web site, it won't be who everyone thinks it will be. "A lot of rumors going around about who the opening act will be in December," states a message on the site. "Some of ...

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INCUBUS Rock The House At 24th MGD Blind Date Event

INCUBUS performed last night to a raucous, wild crowd at the 24th MGD Blind Date at Atlantis on Paradise Island in the Bahamas. "What an event and what a crowd! It's great to be part of the MGD Blind Date with such a rich tradition following in the footsteps of people like METALLICA," said INCUBUS ...

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