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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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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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