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Former ANTHRAX Singer Jams With THE RHYTHM JUNKIES

Former ANTHRAX frontman Neil Turbin sang three sets with THE RHYTHM JUNKIES on Sunday Afternoon (June 8) at Starboard Attitude on the Redondo Beach Pier in California. THE RHYTHM JUNKIES, who perform mostly heavy rock and blues, consist of Mitch Perry (MSG, EDGAR WINTER, TALAS), Sean McNabb (QUIET RIOT, BADD BOYZ, GREAT WHITE), Ray Hernandez ...

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COURTNEY LOVE Pulls Out Of U.K.'s CARLING WEEKEND

Former HOLE frontwoman Courtney Love has pulled her appearances at Britain's Carling Weekend in August. Love blamed "recording commitments" for her decision to scrap her sets at Leeds on August 22 and Reading on 24. She is currently putting the finishing touches to her forthcoming debut solo album, "America's Sweetheart". A spokesperson for Love said: ...

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Former HOLE Frontwoman Lands 'Fantasy Violinist'

Former HOLE frontwoman Courtney Love has recruited "fantasy violinist" Emilie Autumn, a ravishing, classically trained musician, for her new solo band, which is scheduled to make its live debut this summer. Last month, Love placed a classified ad in the Village Voice, seeking a guitarist and drummer for a new project, with the requirement that ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION: New Single Posted Online

"Just Because", the first single off JANE'S ADDICTION's upcoming album, "Strays", now is available online. Listen to the track here. "Strays", the band's first new studio album since 1990's "Ritual de lo Habitual", due on July 22 through Capitol Records. "Strays" was produced by Bob Ezrin (PINK FLOYD, KISS, LOU REED) at Henson ...

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COURTNEY LOVE Signs Solo Deal With VIRGIN RECORDS!

Former HOLE frontwoman Courtney Love has reportedly signed a North American solo deal with Virgin Records. The singer was already signed to Poptones/Telstar in the U.K. Love has spent the past few months recording her solo debut, "America's Sweetheart", in France with producer Jim Barber for an expected fall release. A number of tracks on ...

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KISS To Publish Official Biography

KISS will release their official biography in the fall, according to Launch. It's called "Kiss: Behind The Mask", and it features recollections from the band and photographs from the KISS archives, many of which have never been published. The book also includes comments from AEROSMITH guitarist Joe Perry, THE WHO's Pete Townshend, Ozzy Osbourne, Brian ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION Set Tentative Track Listing For 'Strays'

JANE'S ADDICTION have set the tentative track listing for their new album, "Strays", due on July 22 through Capitol Records. The group's first new studio release since 1990's "Ritual de lo Habitual", "Strays" was produced by Bob Ezrin (PINK FLOYD, KISS, LOU REED) at Henson Recording (formerly known as A&M Studios) in Los Angeles. The ...

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METALLICA's HETFIELD Reveals His Most Memorable Festival Experience

METALLICA frontman James Hetfield, a veteran of the summer festival circuit, recently spoke to Rolling Stone magazine about his most memorable festival experience from the pre-METALLICA days. "Probably the most memorable was the California World Music Festival," Hetfield said. "It was one of those two-day things. The first night was TED NUGENT and VAN HALEN ...

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Former ANTHRAX Frontman To Release Solo Debut

Former ANTHRAX frontman Neil Turbin will issue his long-awaited solo debut, "Threatcon Delta", at the end of June through newly-formed Middle Finger Records. Turbin was previously scheduled to release the set via 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, ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION: New Single To Go For Radio Adds

JANE'S ADDICTION's new single, "Just Because", is set to go for radio adds on June 3. "Just Because" comes off the band's new album, "Strays" (formerly "Hypersonic"), which is due on July 22 through Capitol Records. The group's first new studio release since 1990's "Ritual de lo Habitual", "Strays" was produced by Bob Ezrin (PINK ...

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AEROSMITH's TYLER: 'Good Music Is Like Good Sex'

The Boston Herald reports that AEROSMITH guitarist Joe Perry took a break from recording the group's latest — a blues record due out in September — to throw a private party Saturday night at the House of Blues in Cambridge. The event, to introduce Gibson Guitar's new "Joe Perry Signature" ax, was packed with Perry's ...

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AEROSMITH's JOE PERRY To Unveil Signature Guitar

AEROSMITH guitarist Joe Perry is unveiling his signature guitar at the House of Blues in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on Saturday (May 17), according to CNN. The Gibson brand guitar, dubbed the Gibson Joe Perry Signature, was first inspired by Perry's wife Billie. She secretly conspired to build a prototype of the guitar with the people at ...

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AEROSMITH To Perform At Z100's ZOOTOPIA 2003 Mega-Concert

AEROSMITH are strongly rumored to be planning an appearance at Z100's much-hyped Zootopia 2003 concert on Sunday, June 1 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Singer Steve Tyler and guitarist Joe Perry are expected to officially announce their participation at the gig this morning (May 16) during a live appearance on Z100 beginning ...

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Former SKUNK ANANSIE Guitarist To Issue Solo Album

Former SKUNK ANANSIE guitarist Ace will issue his long-awaited solo album, "Still Hungry", on June 23 through West 46th Records/Snapper Music. Among the guest musicians appearing on the CD are MOTÖRHEAD's Lemmy Kilmister, ONE MINUTE SILENCE's Brian "Yap" Barry and SKINDRED's Benji. The full track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Jet To ...

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COURTNEY LOVE Records KIM CARNES Cover For Upcoming Solo CD

Former HOLE frontwoman Courtney Love has recorded a cover of Kim Carnes' 1981 #1 hit "Bette Davis Eyes" for possible inclusion on her upcoming solo debut, "America's Sweetheart". Love is recording "America's Sweetheart" in France with producer Jim Barber for an expected fall release. A number of tracks on the CD were reportedly co-written with ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION Sign With CAPITOL RECORDS

The reformed JANE'S ADDICTION have inked a deal with Capitol Records for the release of their new studio album, titled "Hypersonic". The band, who are now being officially managed by Sanctuary Artist Management (IRON MAIDEN, GUNS N' ROSES, JUDAS PRIEST, SLAYER), were signed by Capitol President/CEO Andy Slater, who at one time managed guitarist Dave ...

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BRIAN PERRY Leaves PRONG

Bassist Brian Perry has left PRONG. No reason was given for his departure. Perry has previously played with JAKE E. LEE, LIZZY BORDEN, and DIRTY LOOKS and was featured on PRONG's recently-issued live album, "100% Live". For more information, visit Perry's official web site at www.brianperry.net. PRONG have just completed work on their ...

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Former VIO-LENCE Guitarist Explains Decision To Join MACHINE HEAD

Former VIO-LENCE/TECHNOCRACY guitarist Phil Demmel has issued a statement addressing his recent decision to join MACHINE HEAD as a replacement for Ahrue Luster. As previously reported, Luster had amicably left the group last May due to "creative differences." Demmel's statement reads as follows: "To all my friends who care to know.......... "I'm a firm believer ...

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AEROSMITH To Begin Recording Blues Album

AEROSMITH will likely enter the studio sometime in the next two or three weeks to begin recording their much-discussed blues album for Columbia, guitarist Joe Perry told Billboard.com. Among the songs being worked up by the band are BLIND WILLIE MCTELL's "Broke Down Engine", LITTLE WALTER's "Temperature", and "I'm Ready", the latter of which was ...

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COLIN FARRELL To Play OZZY OSBOURNE In Upcoming Biopic?

Irish bad boy Colin Farrell has become the front-runner to portray Ozzy Osbourne in a film about the rocker's life. When reports first surfaced about the Ozzy film last year, Sharon Osbourne had named Johnny Depp as her pick for her husband's role. However, Farrell has been identified as the choice of execs at Paramount ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION To Issue 'Hypersonic' In July

JANE'S ADDICTION are set to release their first studio album in nearly 13 years on July 15. "Hypersonic" will arrive in stores nearly two weeks after the band embarks on the Lollapalooza tour, which kicks off in Michigan July 3. The band, who are now being officially managed by Sanctuary Artist Management (IRON MAIDEN, GUNS ...

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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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