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TOMMY LEE: 'Wedding Is On'

World Entertainment News Network is reporting that MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee has confirmed he and his ex-wife Pamela Anderson are set to exchange vows for the third time. After days of speculation about the couple's on-off love affair after they were spotted holidaying together in Hawaii, Lee has revealed they are planning another big ...

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INSTITUTE: Former BUSH Frontman To Release New Album In September

Billboard.com is reporting that former BUSH frontman Gavin Rossdale will reelase the debut album from his new band, INSTITUTE, on September 13 via Interscope. Entitled "Distort Yourself", the CD features Rossdale alongside guitarist Chris Traynor (BUSH, HELMET), bassist Cache Tolman (RIVAL SCHOOLS) and session drummer extraordinaire Josh Freese (SPLIT LIP/CHAMBERLAIN skinsman Charlie Walker has since ...

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DISTURBED: New Single Posted Online

DISTURBED's brand-new single, "Guarded", has been posted online at MySpace.com. "Guarded" is the first single off the group's upcoming third album, "Ten Thousand Fists", tentatively due September 20 via Warner Bros. "Guarded" was released to U.S. rock and metal stations this week, and will also be included on a sampler distributed at this ...

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DISTURBED: '10,000 Fists' Track Listing Revealed

According to Billboard.com, DISTURBED have set the track listing for their third album, "10,000 Fists", tentatively due September 20 via Warner Bros. A track entitled "Guarded" was released to U.S. rock and metal stations this week, and will also be included on a sampler distributed at this summer's Ozzfest. The band's fully promoted ...

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Report: TWISTED SISTER Show To Benefit Sick Roadie

The Associated Press has issued the following report: Charlie Barreca is too sick to rock 'n' roll, but too young to die. The longtime sound man for the heavy metal group TWISTED SISTER, Barreca needs a liver transplant, but has nothing left from the money he made traveling around the world, making sure every dirty ...

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GAVIN ROSSDALE Says INSTITUTE Debut Will Be 'Heavier' And 'Stronger' Than BUSH

INSTITUTE, the new band fronted by former BUSH frontman Gavin Rossdale, will release their self-titled debut album in the early fall. The first single, "Bulletproof Skin", is expected at radio later this summer. Rossdale's first post-BUSH project was produced by HELMET mastermind Page Hamilton and features former HELMET/ORANGE 9MM guitarist Chris Traynor; bassist Cache "Utah ...

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WITCHCRAFT To Release New Album In July

Candlelight Records with Rise Above Records are gearing up for a hot summer with the release of the new album from WITCHCRAFT. Titled "Firewood", the album will hit stores nationwide on July 26. The band is expected to premiere material from the album at this weekend's Emissions of the Monolith festival, where the band will ...

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I, Monarch - HATE ETERNAL

One of death metal's elite groups, HATE ETERNAL has returned with its third release, "I, Monarch". You'll read all the hype about this one topping both "Conquering the Throne" and "King of All Kings", and it's true. Retaining every ounce of the sound that frayed nerve endings the world over and still managing to "progress" ...

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STEEL PROPHET Guitarist Comments On DAVID WAYNE's Passing

STEEL PROPHET guitarist Steve Kachinsky has issued the following statement regarding the recent passing of original METAL CHURCH singer David Wayne: "As many of you have probably heard David Wayne passed away [Tuesday, May 10] from complications arising from a car accident he was involved in not long ago. David was the singer on the ...

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DREAM THEATER: 'Octavarium' Audio Samples Posted Online

Audio samples of all eight tracks from the upcoming DREAM THEATER album, "Octavarium", have been posted online at Bol.de (scroll down to the "Hörproben" section). The CD is scheduled for release on June 7 via Atlantic Records. DREAM THEATER began writing and recording their latest album last November at the Hit Factory studios ...

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S.K.W.A.D.: MOTÖRHEAD Guitarist's Sons Follow In Father's Footsteps

S.K.W.A.D., the Cardiff, U.K.-based band featuring MOTÖRHEAD guitarist Phil Campbell's two sons Todd (guitar, vocals) and Dane (drums), have launched their MySpace.com page at this location. Available for listening on the site are four songs ("BornLieFightDie", "Pink Sweatband", "Why" and "Hopes and Reason") from their recently completed 16-song CD. S.K.W.A.D. were formed in ...

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WARRANT: Born Again

Veteran Los Angeles hard rockers WARRANT have posted the following message on their official web site: "Thanks to all our Los Angeles fans for a sold-out Hollywood House of Blues show. We had a blast and the new WARRANT tunes went down awesome ('Rollercoaster' and 'Dirty Jack'). It was nice to see Tommy Thayer [KISS], ...

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Former WARRANT Frontman Signs On For VH1's 'Celebrity Fit Club 2'

Former WARRANT frontman Jani Lane has signed on for the next installment of VH1's "Celebrity Fit Club" reality series. The following description of the show comes from VH1's official web site: VH1's "Celebrity Fit Club", hosted by comedian Ant, is one unique reality series. Simply by signing up to VH1's "Celebrity Fit Club", our participants ...

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HATE ETERNAL Set Release Date For 'I, Monarch'

Floridian extreme metallers HATE ETERNAL have completed work on their third album, "I, Monarch", due on June 28 via Earache Records (one day earleir internationally). "I, Monarch" was recorded and mixed by HATE ETERNAL mainman Erik Rutan (SOILENT GREEN, INTO THE MOAT) at his own Mana Studios in Tampa, Florida. Artist Paul Romano (MASTODON, TRIVIUM) ...

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REBELLION To Release New Album Next Month: Audio Available

REBELLION, the German band that features in its ranks former GRAVE DIGGER members Uwe Lulis (guitar) and Tomi Göttlich (bass), will release their new album, "Sagas of Iceland", on May 30 via Massacre Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Born a Rebel" will be the first part of a Viking trilogy based upon Ragnar Lodenhose ("Sons ...

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DREAM THEATER: 'Octavarium' Artwork Revealed

DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy has uploaded the cover artwork for the group's new album, "Octavarium", at this location. The CD is scheduled for release on June 7 via Atlantic Records. DREAM THEATER began writing and recording their latest album last November at the Hit Factory studios in New York City. The follow-up ...

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'The Osbournes' Gets New Lease On Life On Web

World Entertainment News Network is reporting that MTV will broadcast reality show "The Osbournes" on the Internet as part of a free online channel. The cable network has decided to launch the MTV Overdrive web site to compete with rival firms like Walt Disney and Microsoft, who have already capitalized on the growing number of ...

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DREAM THEATER: New Album Details Revealed

DREAM THEATER have completed work on their eighth full-length studio album, entitled "Octavarium", tentatively set for release through Atlantic Records on June 7. The track listing is as follows: 01. The Root of All Evil 02. The Answer Lies Within 03. These Walls 04. I Walk Beside You 05. Panic Attack 06. Never Enough 07. ...

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FORCE OF EVIL's New Album Inspired By Classic Works Of Horror

Classic works of horror, both film and fiction, are the primary inspiration behind the new FORCE OF EVIL album "Black Empire", scheduled for release on March 29, via Escapi Music. Virtually all the songs are directly based on works of horror. "Black Empire" is FORCE OF EVIL's second album. Denmark-based FORCE OF EVIL was formed ...

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