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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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BYFIST To Issue First Full-Length CD In Summer

Texas' BYFIST are currently in the studio recording their first full-length album, due in the summer. The upcoming CD will mark the recording debut with the group of new vocalist Ronnie Sticks and bassist Perry Aarn, both of whom were previously in the band DEVINE RUINS. ...

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Former TESTAMENT/FORBIDDEN Guitarist Outlines Upcoming Activities

Former TESTAMENT/FORBIDDEN guitarist Glen Alvelais has confirmed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET his current involvement with F-BOMB, the San Francisco Bay Area act that also features in its ranks EXODUS frontman Steve "Zetro" Souza, bassist Kevin Moore, drummer Jeremy Colson (who replaced VIO-LENCE drummer Perry Strickland earlier this year), and guitarist Jason Brown. Colson, who had previously played ...

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HOLE No More!

HOLE have officially ceased to exist, according to a statement from Courtney Love and guitarist Eric Erlandson. "We're incredibly proud of the music we've made together," said Erlandson in the statement, "but it seems like time for both of us to move on." "Since Geffen Records closed during the promotion of our last record, there ...

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Former ANTHRAX Frontman Gets Busy On The Side

Former ANTHRAX vocalist Neil Turbin has been collaborating with drummer Jonathan Valen on an as-yet-undisclosed project. Neil and Jonathan first met back in 1985 through Lucy Forbes of Rock Congress. In other news, Turbin recently joined guitarist Mitch Perry (i.e. MSG, TALAS, 7% SOLUTION) onstage at a Los Angeles club for a rendition of the ...

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Former ALIEN Singer Bounces Back With Solo Release

Former ALIEN singer Jim Jidhed, one of the greatest voices of AOR, is coming back with his first solo album in 12 years. Containing material written largely by Jidhed himself, the singer's first solo album since 1990 is being produced by Tommy Denander and will also include songs penned by Steve Perry (JOURNEY), Cliff Magness ...

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New JANE'S ADDICTION CD Progressing Faster Than Expected

JANE'S ADDICTION have nearly completed the recording sessions for their much-anticipated comeback release, according to frontman Perry Farrell. It's going tremendous, Farrell said at Sunday's Coachella festival. In three weeks' time, we've recorded eight songs. The only reason we stopped was we had to break down for [Coachella]. And they're just rockin', rippin' songs, too. ...

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COURTNEY LOVE Records New Material With PINK Producer

HOLE frontwoman Courtney Love is reportedly working with hot producer Linda Perry, formerly of 4 NON BLONDES and the brains behind PINK's Missundaztood, on new material. Courtney is said to have spent the last month in the studio with Linda as well as HOLE's Patty Schemel and producer Matt Wallace at the helm. It is ...

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DEF LEPPARD DVD Party Scheduled For Los Angeles' Cat Club

A party is being held tonight at Slim Jim Phantom's Cat Club in Los Angeles, celebrating the DVD re-releases of DEF LEPPARD's Historia/In The Round In Your Face home videos. Organized by "Happenin' Harry", a friend of DEF LEPPARD frontman Joe Elliott, the party will feature DVD showings and giveaways, live music and special appearances. ...

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PRONG Recruit MADONNA Guitarist, Prepare To Record Live Album

The latest incarnation of PRONG have recruited former MADONNA touring guitarist Monte Pittman to fill in for DIESEL MACHINE's Rich Gonzales during the group's current US tour after Gonzales was forced to pull out of the trek due to unspecified scheduling conflicts. Pittman is no stranger to the PRONG camp, having extensively collaborated with the ...

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MOTLEY CRUE's SIXX Pens Song For AEROSMITH

MOTLEY CRUE bassist Nikki Sixx's collaboration with TANTRIC frontman Hugo Ferreira on a brand new track entitled "Going Under" is a big hit with the A&R department at Maverick Records and may make the next TANTRIC album, according to Sixx's latest posting on the CRUE's official web site. The bassist has also apparently written a ...

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PRONG US Tour Dates Announced!

The current incarnation of PRONG—mainman Tommy Victor (guitar/vocals), Dan Laudo (drums), Rich Gonzalez (i.e. DIESEL MACHINE bassist, DEVILUTION—guitar) and Brian Perry (ex-JAKE E. LEE, LIZZY BORDEN, DIRTY LOOKS—bass)—will embark on a six-week US tour in early April. The following dates have been confirmed thus far: Apr. 01 – San Diego, CA @ Cain's Apr. 02 ...

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Reunited PRONG Seek Record Deal, Prepare US tour

The current incarnation of PRONG—mainman Tommy Victor (guitar/vocals), Dan Laudo (drums), Rich Gonzalez (i.e. DIESEL MACHINE bassist, DEVILUTION—guitar) and Brian Perry (ex-JAKE E. LEE, LIZZY BORDEN, DIRTY LOOKS—bass)—are presently shopping a new three-song demo to interested labels while preparing to embark on the band's first national tour in several years, which is tentatively scheduled to ...

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THE 69 EYES Get Ripped Off On Eve Of Album's Release

Finland's THE 69 EYES and the Helsinki studio (owned by producer Johnny Lee Michaels) where the group are recording their new album, entitled Paris Kills, were victims of a robbery during the morning hours of March 7th when thieves broke into the facility and stole various studio equipment and musical instruments that were being used ...

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Former ANTHRAX Frontman Continuing Work On "Threatcon Delta"

Former ANTHRAX frontman Neil Turbin is currently at Jet City Studios finishing up vocals on a newly-recorded track from his previous band WRECKING CREW for his upcoming solo album, entitled Threatcon Delta, which is due to be released through Metal Mayhem Records in mid-2002. Mitch Perry (i.e. MSG, TALAS, 7% SOLUTION) will be cutting lead ...

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Archive News Oct 31, 2001

POWERMAN 5000 frontman Spider One confirmed, in an online posting at the group's official web site at www.powerman5000.com, that the group have parted ways with bassist Dorian Heartsong and drummer Al Pahanish, a move that was first reported here on Monday, October 29th. Here is the vocalist's statement in its entirety:

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Archive News Oct 22, 2001 - update 1

Through no effort of their own—and as a result of a chain of events that they clearly had no control over—it appears that ANTHRAX the band has been getting an increased amount of coverage through media outlets that wouldn't have normally covered the group. Here is a sampling of recent online articles ...

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Archive News Oct 04, 2001

A minor riot erupted at the conclusion of YNGWIE MALMSTEEN's headlining show in Porto Alegre, Brazil on Tuesday, October 2nd, causing the band to storm off the stage and leaving the group's equipment vulnerable to damage as a result of the angry crowd throwing objects in protest over the way the concert ended. Here ...

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Archive News Sep 26, 2001

Rumors of an imminent reunion of the most celebrated line-up of Swedish doomsters CANDLEMASS were given new life recently when former vocalist Messiah Marcolin took the stage with a CANDLEMASS cover band in Gothenburg, Sweden to perform five songs with the group while dressed in full monk regalia that had been become the singer's ...

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Archive News Jun 26, 2001

Former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted has posted a brief note on the official web site of his ECHOBRAIN project announcing the plans for his Chophouse Records label, which is scheduled to release the debut album from the above-mentioned act later in the year. The expanded note can be viewed in its entirety via Encyclopedia ...

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Archive News May 19, 2001

COAL CHAMBER have recruited Ross Hogarth to produce their forthcoming third full-length album, which is tentatively titled Dark Days and is scheduled for release on October 8th in Europe and October 9th in the US. Hogarth is a virtual unknown in metal circles, having primarily worked with pop and rock acts in the past, including ...

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Archive News Apr 17, 2001

BIOHAZARD and GRAVITY KILLS have both officially signed with Sanctuary Records, according to informed sources.

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BIOHAZARD's upcoming album, Uncivilization, is presently scheduled for a June 25th European release through SPV / Steamhammer Records, and it is expected that Sanctuary will attempt to issue the CD in the US as close to that date as ...

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Archive News Apr 13, 2001 - update 2

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS and LIVE will headline this year's Rolling Rock Town Fair, set for August 4th in the brewery's home base of Latrobe, Pennsylvania. DEFTONES, INCUBUS, and OLEANDER will also be on the bill for the event, to be held at the Westmoreland County Fairgrounds, about an hour east of Pittsburgh.


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Archive News Mar 26, 2001

COAL CHAMBER are reportedly still seeking a producer to collaborate with on their forthcoming third full-length effort after having failed to come to an agreement with some of their top choices for the job, a list that included Ulrich Wild (i.e. STATIC-X, TAPROOT) and Jason Bieler (SW1TCHED, NONPOINT), among others. The as-yet-untitled CD is due ...

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Archive News Mar 24, 2001 - update 2

MUDVAYNE were forced to cancel the remainder of their European tour due to frontman Chad (Kud) Gray's ongoing vocal cord problems, which are a result of an injury which occurred when the band was touring the American west coast last month.

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In an official statement from the band, drummer ...

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