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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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NIRVANA's 'History' CD Due In November, Video In The Works

NIRVANA's forthcoming compilation CD will be a "history of the band" and will be released on November 12th in the U.S. through Universal Music Group, according to a statement issued yesterday by NIRVANA's surviving members, Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic, The disc features the song "You Know You're Right", the last NIRVANA recording, which just ...

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AEROSMITH Guitarist Speaks Out On His Label's First Signing

PORCH GHOULS, the first signing to AEROSMITH guitarist Joe Perry's new record company, Roman Records, will record their forthcoming album in the band's hometown of Memphis, according to Launch. Stuart Sikes, engineer of the WHITE STRIPES' White Blood Cells, has been enlisted for the project. Perry will likely be the executive producer, but the band ...

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PRONG To Release '100% Live' In October

The reunited PRONG — now consisting of singer/guitarist Tommy Victor, drummer Dan Laudo, bassist Brian Perry and touring guitarist Monte Pittman — will issue their first live album, entitled 100% Live, on October 29th through Locomotive Music. The full track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Another Worldly Device 02. Disbelief 03. Beg ...

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Boston backdrop missing in VH1's portrayal of AEROSMITH

Despite the fact that AEROSMITH is a Boston-based band, references to the city are largely absent from VH1's much-hyped Behind the Music segment on the group, which premiered in a two-hour special this past Sunday. The producers of the show "interviewed almost no one in Boston (no one even at WBCN-FM 104.1, which supported the ...

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AEROSMITH Two-Hour 'Behind The Music' Special To Premiere On Sunday

AEROSMITH will be profiled in a special, first-ever two-hour episode of VH1's Behind The Music that marks the series' fifth anniversary, premiering Sunday, September 1st at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT). Behind The Music: AEROSMITH features footage from a trove of several thousand hours of original and archived film and video (much of it never before seen), ...

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BILLY MORRISON: 'I Am Not In JANE'S ADDICTION'

Former THE CULT bassist Billy Morrison has denied rumors that he has joined JANE'S ADDICTION as the group's new touring bassist and has vowed to focus all his time and energy on launching a brand new project with PITCHSHIFTER frontman J.S. Clayden, tentatively dubbed DOHENY. The rumors of Morrison joining JANE'S began circulating after a ...

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PRONG Ink Deal With LOCOMOTIVE MUSIC, Prepare To Issue Live Album

The reunited PRONG — now consisting of singer/guitarist Tommy Victor, drummer Dan Laudo, bassist Brian Perry and touring guitarist Monte Pittman — have inked a worldwide recording deal with Locomotive Music and will release their first live album on October 15th, to be followed by a new studio record in April. "We are very excited ...

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JOE PERRY: AEROSMITH Will Record Blues Album During Winter

AEROSMITH will spend the winter following the completion of their current North American tour recording a blues album, a concept that has been dear lead guitarist Joe Perry's heart for years, the 51-year-old axeman told CNN.com. The CD's release will be followed by a tour of intimate U.S. venues and a trek through Europe. In ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION Sell Out First UK Show In Ten Years

JANE'S ADDICITION reportedly sold out their show at London's Kentish Town Forum on August 19th almost as soon as tickets went on sale. The band will be playing their first UK show in ten years with their full original line-up, including frontman Perry Farrell, guitarist Dave Navarro and drummer Stephen Perkins. ...

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ARTISAN Commence Work On Debut EP

ARTISAN, featuring ex-DESTINY'S END guitarist and Metal Maniacs contributor Perry Grayson, are currently recording their debut EP with engineer Vince Levalois (guitarist/vocalist of PROTOTYPE). They took a short break from tracking to play a gig opening for ARCH ENEMY, NILE, HATE ETERNAL and ORIGIN at the Key Club in Hollywood, California on July 17th. Next ...

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AEROSMITH's JOE PERRY To Form Production Company

AEROSMITH guitarist Joe Perry reportedly plans to start a production company to sign some "baby bands"' to help accelerate their careers. ''I just hear too much music that comes and goes," Perry told the Boston Globe. ''The whole industry is so shaken up all the time that I think a lot of this new music ...

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THE CULT's IAN ASTBURY To Perform With THE DOORS

THE CULT's Ian Astbury will perform with the surviving members of THE DOORSRay Manzerek, Robby Krieger and John Densmore—on September 7th at the California Motor Speedway, just outside L.A. County, according to Undercover. At this stage it is planned that Densmore will be part of the show although THE DOORS have advised fans he is ...

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AEROSMITH Get Certified, Recover From Surgery

AEROSMITH's classic Columbia Records album Toys in the Attic has been certified eight times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Featuring the Boston-based band's immortal tracks "Sweet Emotion" and "Walk This Way", the set has shipped eight million copies to U.S. retailers since its April 1975 release. In other news, AEROSMITH guitarist ...

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