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BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION Fail To Land Slot On AEROSMITH/KISS Tour

MÖTLEY CRÜE/BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION bassist Nikki Sixx has posted the following message to the "Rock'n'Roll Diary" section of CRÜE's official web site: "As you've heard, Mr. [John] Corabi has left the building. We're all the greatest of friends and there is nothing but respect and love for each other... We each have our own journey ...

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SLEEP's 'Dopesmoker' Delayed

Due to unspecified "logistical" problems, Tee Pee Records have pushed back the official release date of SLEEP's long-awaited "Dopesmoker" CD to May 20. With producer Billy Anderson out on the road with BLESSING THE HOGS and Matt Pike piloting the HIGH ON FIRE juggernaut, the decision was made to delay the street date so that ...

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SUKI JONES: Complete Set List Revealed

The complete set list for SUKI JONES' show at Boulder Station in Las Vegas on Saturday night (March 22) was as follows: 01. Welcome to the Jungle 02. It's so Easy 03. Mr. Brownstone 04. Sin City (AC/DC) 05. Nighttrain 06. My Michelle 07. Hollywood (THIN LIZZY) 08. Mama Kin 09. Knockin' On Heavens' Door ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH's DANI: I Can't Handle MARILYN MANSON's Fakeness

CRADLE OF FILTH singer Dani Filth has slammed MARILYN MANSON as "fake" and recounted an incident a couple of years back where the two parties came face-to-face — a meeting that ended with less than spectacular results. When asked by Britain's Metal Hammer magazine if he is interested in the kind of all-encompassing, multi-faceted career ...

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SETH To Reissue First Mini-CD, Early Demo

French black metal band SETH have announced plans to reissue their first mini-CD, "By Fire, Power Shall Be", along with their very first demo "Apocalyptic Desires". These two efforts, originally released in 1997 and 1996 respectively, were sold out for a long time and are considered to be sought-after items by many. This "exceptional" new ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE: JASON NEWSTED Will Play Bass On Upcoming Tour

OZZY OSBOURNE announced during last night's one-off gig at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada that former METALLICA and current VOIVOD bassist Jason Newsted would be joining the group as its new touring bassist. The Hard Rock concert marked the final performance with OSBOURNE of longtime member Robert Trujillo, who was selected to ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Attorneys Threaten AXL ROSE Impersonator

The law firm representing the current incarnation of GUNS N' ROSES has threatened legal action against an Axl Rose impersonator who has been posting messages on various GN'R message boards claiming to be the reclusive singer. The following is the letter sent by GN'R's management company, Sanctuary, to various GN'R-related fan sites where the fake ...

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ANDREW W.K. Names New Album

ANDREW W.K. has set "Blow Your Bone" as the working title for the follow-up to his critically-acclaimed debut, "I Get Wet", tentatively due in September through Island DefJam Records. "We had some problems," W.K. said of the working title during an interview with Rolling Stone. "It was supposed to be about taking a bone — ...

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FANTOMAS Enter Studio To Record New Album

FANTOMAS, the band featuring former FAITH NO MORE vocalist Mike Patton, MR. BUNGLE bassist Trevor Dunn, MELVINS guitarist Buzz Osbourne and SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo, have entered the studio to record their new album, due in the summer through Ipecac Records. Prior to the start of the recording sessions, Lombardo completed several dates in Southern ...

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GREAT WHITE Singer Hasn't Yet Testified in Club Blaze

GREAT WHITE singer Jack Russell has not formally requested immunity from prosecution in exchange for his testimony and hasn't testified before the grand jury, his lawyer said Saturday, according to the Associated Press. Russell, the lead singer of the band whose pyrotechnics sparked a deadly nightclub fire, reported Friday to the site in East Greenwich ...

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LIONEL RICHIE Speaks Out On ROB ZOMBIE Collaboration

Former COMMODORE Lionel Richie recently spoke to Rolling Stone about his collaboration with Rob Zombie on an updated version of the Seventies' classic "Brick House" for the soundtrack to Zombie's long-awaited and much-delayed horror film project, "House of 1,000 Corpses". "When Rob called me on the phone he was so nervous," Richie said. "I said, ...

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Judge Rules In Singer's Favor In Battle Over SAXON Name

The legal battle over the SAXON band name between the group's current vocalist Biff Byford and fellow original members Graham Oliver and Steve Dawson appears to be over. The following is a statement issued by Byford earlier today: "Today in London at the High Court in the Strand, in a landmark decision for the music ...

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Club Owners: GREAT WHITE Didn't Advise Us Of Pyrotechnics

The following is a statement released by Kathleen M. Hagerty, a lawyer representing the owners of The Station concert club, the site of Thursday night's tragic fire that killed at least 96 people: "[Thursday] night's fire and loss of life at The Station is an absolute tragedy which cannot be described by words. The owners ...

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PAUL GILBERT, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN To Record Album Of ELVIS Covers?

Former MR. BIG guitarist Paul Gilbert and Yngwie Malmsteen have discussed a possible collaboration — on an album of Elvis Presley covers! "Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen was a big influence on my guitar playing when he exploded onto the heavy metal scene in the mid-'80's," Gilbert wrote on his official web site. "Now I have ...

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AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE Part Ways With Keyboardist

AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE have parted ways with keyboardist Aaron Zilch. "I'm sure (or relatively sure) that the rumors will start flying, so FOR THE RECORD, we have parted ways due to irreconcilable differences," stated bassist Chad Hanks in an online posting. "We'd rather not field a thousand questions regarding his departure, so if you feel ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE: Duet With PAT BOONE On The Way?

OZZY OSBOURNE's former neighbor Pat Boone is hoping to record a duet with the BLACK SABBATH singer for an upcoming CD. "[Ozzy] and Sharon both enthusiastically said yes, so there may be an Osbourne-Boone duet in the offing, I hope," Boone announced backstage at the American Music Awards Monday night (Jan. 13). As to which ...

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Former MÖTLEY CRÜE Drummer Back In Court

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee lost his bid Tuesday to add someone else to the lawsuit blaming him for the death of a 4-year-old boy who drowned in his pool. Attorney Philip D. Weiss, representing Lee in the lawsuit filed by the parents of Daniel Karven-Veres, said Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Richard Neidorf's ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE To Release 'Best Of' Set

A brand new OZZY OSBOURNE compilation, titled "The Essential Ozzy Osbourne", is scheduled for release on Jan. 28 via Sony Music. A two-CD set, the collection reportedly features "digitally remastered" versions of the OZZY classics. There is no word yet if the compilation includes any songs from the "re-recorded" versions of OSBOURNE's early catalog that ...

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HENRY ROLLINS Questions Timing Of U2 Singer BONO's Activism

Punk rock icon Henry Rollins recently questioned U2 activist frontman Bono's motives in getting involved in so many causes, implying in no uncertain terms that the Irish singer may be using his high-profile involvement in politics to promote the group's current "greatest hits" album. "I think if the guy is doing something, it's better than ...

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Former GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist To Appear On New YARDBIRDS CD

Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash, ex-DAVID LEE ROTH/WHITESNAKE axeman Steve Vai and QUEEN's Brian May are among the guest musicians appearing on YARDBIRDS' "Birdland", the group's first new studio album since 1967. The album, which was recorded primarily at Vai's Mothership studio in Los Angeles, features Vai on a newly recorded version of the ...

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Former DOKKEN Bassist Begins Work On New WAR & PEACE CD

Former DOKKEN and current L/P bassist Jeff Pilson has commenced work on a new WAR & PEACE album, tentatively due in late 2003. "I'm starting to talk to people about a new WAR & PEACE record which I've already begun recording," Pilson wrote on his official web site. "Finding 'spare' time has been difficult, to ...

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SAXON Frontman Slams Former Members Over Name Lawsuit

SAXON frontman Biff Byford has addressed the ongoing legal battle over the band's name with fellow original members Graham Oliver and Steve Dawson via a lengthy statement posted on the group's official web site. The statement reads as follows: "Hi, I hope everyone is well! "I have been reading the message board with interest just ...

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