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POWERMAN 5000 To Release Collection Of Rarities

POWERMAN 5000 are tentatively scheduled to release a collection of rarities later in the year. "With all of this recent down time I have been going through the PM5K archives and have discovered a multitude of rare and many unreleased tracks, POWERMAN 5000 frontman Spider One wrote in a recent online posting. "More than enough ...

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Former HALFORD Guitarist Announces Guitar-Clinic Appearances

Former HALFORD/current PAINMUSEUM guitarist "Metal" Mike Chlasciak has announced the following "Flurry Of Black Notes 2004" guitar clinic appearances: Friday, February 13 (8:00 p.m.) PRO LINE MUSIC 490 Lincoln Hwy. Fairless Hills, PA 19030 (215) 736-8055 Wednesday, February 18 (7:00 p.m.) THE MUSIC PLACE 632 Cuthbert Blvd. Westmont Plaza Westmont, NJ 08108 (856) 946-5000 As ...

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DOPE Postpone Shows After Tour Bus Breaks Down

DOPE have been forced to postpone tonight's show in Columbus, OH and tomorrow's show in Fayetteville, NC due to "circumstances beyond their control." According to a posting on the group's official web site, "the band's tour bus, en route from North Carolina to pick them up, suffered from mechanical failures, leaving the band stranded at ...

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DOPE Part Ways With Bassist, Announce Temporary Replacement

DOPE bassist Sloane "Mosey" Jentry has left the band only five days before the start of the group's eight-week national tour, according to a posting on the band's official web site. "[Mosey] has decided to retire from the music business in search of a more normal, stable life in conjunction with his fiery, monogamous romance ...

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SOCIETY 1 Part Ways With Drummer

SOCIETY 1, the Californian band led by former porn director Matt Zane, have parted ways with drummer Dagon. The following is Dagon's official statement on the matter: "My involvement with SOCIETY 1 was an enlightening experience that has allowed me to grow as a visionary and an artist. The energy of our cohesive live performances ...

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STRYPER To Play Puerto Rico in March

Legendary Christian rock band STRYPER will be performing at Tito Puente Amphitheatre in San Juan, Puerto Rico on March 6, 2004. Tickets go on sale on Thursday, December 25 via www.ticketcenterpr.com or by calling (787) 792-5000. As previously reported, STRYPER will be releasing a live CD sometime in the middle of 2004. The as-yet-untitled effort ...

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VELVET REVOLVER: Vocal Tracks To Be Completed This Week

VELVET REVOLVER frontman Scott Weiland (ex-STONE TEMPLE PILOTS) will complete the vocal tracks for the band's much-anticipated debut album on Tuesday (December 2), after which the group will begin mixing the effort with Andy Wallace (NIRVANA, KORN, LIMP BIZKIT, SEPULTURA, SLAYER) for a tentative March 2004 release through RCA Records. VELVET REVOLVER's debut CD is ...

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EPICA Win Holland's ESSENT Award

Holland's EPICA (formerly SAHARA DUST), the new group formed by ex-AFTER FOREVER guitarist Mark Jansen, ex-CASSIOPEIA guitarist Ad Sluijter and keyboardist Coen Janssen, have won the Dutch "Essent Award". "This award is meant to give young promising bands some extra support in developing their talent," reads a post on the band's web site. "This means ...

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POWERMAN 5000 Drummer To Tour With SOCIETY 1

POWERMAN 5000 drummer Adrian Ost will be taking over drumming duties for SOCIETY 1 for the remainder of SOCIETY 1's tour with TWIZTID. SOCIETY 1 drummer Dagon was forced to drop off the tour and return home to attend to a personal situation. SOCIETY 1, with Adrian on drums, will jump back onto the TWIZTID ...

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VELVET REVOLVER Debut To Be Mixed By ANDY WALLACE

VELVET REVOLVER, the much buzzed-about rock group featuring STONE TEMPLE PILOTS vocalist Scott Weiland, former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash, bassist Duff McKagan, drummer Matt Sorum and guitarist Dave Kushner from Dave Navarro's (JANE'S ADDICTION) band, have officially selected Andy Wallace (NIRVANA, KORN, LIMP BIZKIT, SEPULTURA, SLAYER) to mix their debut album, tentatively due in ...

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POWERMAN 5000: Is The End Near?

POWERMAN 5000 are strongly rumored to have been dropped by Dreamworks Records as a result of the disappointing sales performance of the band's last outing, "Transform". "Transform", which debuted at No. 27 on The Billboard 200 album chart in late May, has shifted 148,561 copies in the U.S. so far, according to Nielsen SoundScan — ...

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KONKHRA: The Israel 'Reality Check Tour' Report

KONKHRA mainman Anders Lundemark has sent us the following report from the band's recent tour of Israel: "After confirming our involvement in this festival we did get some calls from family, asking us what we were thinking. In Denmark, nothing much happens, so if there is something happening in Israel, preferably a suicide bombing, it ...

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VELVET REVOLVER Guitarist Says Debut CD Will Be 'Unbelievable'

VELVET REVOLVER, the much buzzed-about rock group featuring STONE TEMPLE PILOTS vocalist Scott Weiland, former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash, bassist Duff McKagan, drummer Matt Sorum and guitarist Dave Kushner from Dave Navarro's (JANE'S ADDICTION) band, have officially selected Josh Abraham (STAIND, ORGY, POWERMAN 5000) to produce their much-anticipated debut album. The as-yet-untitled CD, which ...

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POWERMAN 5000 Drop Off MUDVAYNE Tour, Blame Declining Record Sales

POWERMAN 5000 have withdrawn from their tour with MUDVAYNE, FINGERTIGHT and V-SHAPED MIND after their tour support was reportedly pulled by their record company, Dreamworks Records. The band's frontman, Spider One, has posted the following message explaining the situation: "Alright, everybody. I know you're all anxious to know what's going on with this tour news, ...

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DAYS OF THE NEW Singer To Embark On Solo Tour

DAYS OF THE NEW singer Travis Meeks will launch a fall solo acoustic tour on September 23 in Roseville, Michigan, according to RollingStone.com. This will be his first extended outing since he spent time in a drug rehab clinic this spring. "I'm excited about getting out on the road," Meeks said. "I think it is ...

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VELVET REVOLVER Are 'Loving The Aliens (Sometimes)'

VELVET REVOLVER spokesperson Arlett Vereecke has confirmed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET that the group's one-song collaboration with producer Josh Abraham (STAIND, ORGY, POWERMAN 5000) is going by the title "Loving The Aliens (Sometimes)". The group had previously recorded the tracks "Slither" and "Set Me Free" with producers Bob Ezrin (KISS, JANE'S ADDICTION, PINK FLOYD) and Nick Raskulinecsz, ...

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MUDVAYNE To Embark On Headlining Tour

MUDVAYNE will set out on a headlining tour in September on a bill that will also feature POWERMAN 5000, V SHAPE MIND and FINGERTIGHT. MUDVAYNE will be touring in support of their sophomore release, last November's "The End of All Things to Come", which features the group's latest single, "World So Cold". Confirmed dates are ...

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Freddy Vs. Jason - VARIOUS ARTISTS

The soundtrack album is such a tired marketing ploy these days that it takes a lot for one to be truly interesting or exciting. Of course, even the term "soundtrack" is usually a misnomer: most of the songs you hear on these albums have little or nothing to do with the movie, and are frequently ...

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Review: Refocused METALLICA Cranks It Up

Michael D. Clark of the The Houston Chronicle is reporting that as headliners of Saturday's (Aug. 2) Summer Sanitarium tour at Reliant Stadium, METALLICA "brought a sound system that would make a Harrier jet flyby sound church-quiet. They exploded on compositions of chaos at a decibel level not one corner of the football cathedral could ...

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MANMADEGOD: More Tour Dates Announced

San Francisco Bay Area's MANMADEGOD, featuring former FORBIDDEN guitarist Craig Locicero and drummer Steve Jacobs, have lined up a month's worth of new dates, including shows with TAPROOT, RA, and a string of dates on the upcoming ADEMA/POWERMAN 5000/SPINESHANK tour. Upcoming MANMADEGOD tour dates: Jul. 25 - Old Bridge, NJ - Birch Hill Night Club ...

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GODSMACK, STAIND Nominated For BOSTON MUSIC AWARDS

GODSMACK and STAIND have garnered four nominations apiece for the 2003 Boston Music Awards, while their respective lead singers — Sully Erna and Aaron Lewis — each scored an additional nod for Male Vocalist of the year. Other nominees include CAVE IN, POWERMAN 5000 and AMERICAN HI-FI. Awards will be handed out during a Sept. ...

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SPINESHANK To Tour With POWERMAN 5000, ADEMA

SPINESHANK will be hitting the road this summer on ADEMA and POWERMAN 5000's co-headline tour. SPINESHANK will perform second out of the four bands on the bill. The tour kicks off on July 20 in Fargo, ND and ends on the West Coast on August 26. Dates and venues are being confirmed as we speak. ...

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ALICE COOPER At U.K.'s GUILFEST: Photos Posted Online

ALICE COOPER performed at Guilfest at Stoke Park, Guildford, Surrey, England on Friday, July 4. Check out live pictures from LFI. As previously reported, ALICE COOPER has set "The Eyes of Alice Cooper" as the title for his forthcoming CD, tentatively due in the fall. The album was produced by Andrew "Mudrock" Murdoch ...

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