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GUNS N' ROSES Frontman Reveals Details About Forthcoming CD

GUNS N' ROSES' forthcoming album, Chinese Democracy, will contain 18 songs and will be accompanied by a bonus CD that will include 10 extra tracks, frontman Axl Rose told the audience during the band's reportedly impressive performance at Docklands Arena in London last night. According to the singer, most of the new songs that have ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: PUKKELPOP FESTIVAL Performance To Be Webcast

GUNS N' ROSES' performance at Belgium's Pukkelpop Festival on Saturday, August 24th will be broadcast online. For more information, click here. In other news, here are the set lists for GNR's recently-completed Japanese shows as part of the Summer Sonic Festival: August 17th, 2002 - Chiba Marine Stadium, Chiba, Japan 01. Welcome to ...

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UPDATE: DAISLEY/KERSLAKE Case Dismissed By Judge

The following article appears in today's edition of The New York Times: Here is a scene viewers won't see on the MTV show The Osbournes: OZZY OSBOURNE handing over millions in royalties to his onetime bass player and drummer. The bass player, Bob Daisley, and the drummer, Lee Kerslake, sued Mr. Osbourne in federal court ...

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RACER X To Commence Work On New Album

The reunited RACER X, featuring JUDAS PRIEST drummer Scott Travis, ex-MR. BIG guitarist Paul Gilbert, and ex-BADLANDS drummer Jeff Martin (on vocals!), are scheduled to enter Batgirl Studio in Las Vegas, Nevada in September to record a new CD for a Christmas 2002 Japanese release. According to Gilbert, "Jeff Martin, John Alderete, Scott Travis, and ...

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RAUNCHY Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

Denmark's RAUNCHY have been confirmed to appear at the Summer Breeze Open Air 2002 festival, which is scheduled to take place on August 22-24 in Abtsgmünd, Germany. RAUNCHY will be performing on the "Pain" stage on Saturday, August 24th beginning at 2:30 PM. The complete list of artists currently scheduled to appear at the event ...

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In Their Darkened Shrines - NILE

NILE are one of those bands who are immediately impressive. Whether they move you or not, their technical prowess cannot be disputed. The lengths to which they take their Egyptian concept are unbelievable. Their recordings are always the state-of-the-art in brutal death. The performances are exhausting workouts, from the blur of the strings to the ...

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Former DEEP PURPLE, MR. BIG Members Partake In Japanese Jam

Bassist Billy Sheehan (i.e. MR. BIG, DAVE LEE ROTH) and drummer Shane Gaalaas (GLENN HUGHES, ULI JON ROTH) joined the VOICES OF ROCK (featuring ex-DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH singer Glenn Hughes, among others) on stage at the Blitz in Tokyo, Japan on Tuesday, July 30th for the encore of DEEP PURPLE's "Smoke on the Water", with ...

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Y&T Frontman To Issue Second Solo CD

Y&T frontman Dave Meniketti will release his second solo album, entitled simply Meniketti, in the UK on September 23rd. The Japanese release is scheduled for September 11th. The full track listing for the follow-up to Out Of The Blue is as follows: 01. Messin' With Mr. Big 02. No Lies 03. Hard As I Try ...

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DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN Announce Upcoming Dates

DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN have announced the following live dates during the coming weeks: Aug. 02 - Furnace Fest - Birmingham, AL Aug. 03 - Uncle Doctors - SC Aug. 13 - Irving Plaza - New York, New York (w/TOMAHAWK) Aug. 23 - Leeds Festival - Leeds, UK Aug. 24 - Gig On The Green - ...

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Former OZZY OSBOURNE Drummer Comments On New BILLY IDOL Keyboardist, Unreleased BALL Album

Former OZZY OSBOURNE and current BILLY IDOL drummer Brian Tichy recently commented on the addition of YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/ex-DREAM THEATER keyboardist Derek Sherinian to IDOL's summer touring line-up. Said Tichy: "There's a new keyboardist in the mix... It's none other than...the keyboardist's keyboardist... the hardest working keyboardist in the music business... the keyboardist with the full ...

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CRYSTAL EYES Commence Work On "Vengeance Descending"

Sweden's CRYSTAL EYES have commenced the recording sessions for their third full-length album, entitled Vengeance Descending, at their own studio, where they expect to spend up to two months before moving over to another facility for the mixing and mastering process. Among the tracks set to appear on the upcoming album are the following: 01. ...

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JACKYL Complete New Album, Seek Label Home

JACKYL have completed work on their brand new studio album and are currently seeking a new label home following their split with Geffen Records. The complete track listing for the as-yet-untitled effort is as follows: 01. If You Want It Heavy (I Weigh A Ton) 02. I'm On Fire 03. Kill The Sunshine (co-written by ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Betrayed Us: WHITEHORSE MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL Organizers

JUDAS PRIEST used "blatantly false and disingenuous posturing" to cancel their appearance at Washington's 5th Annual Whitehorse Mountain Classic Rock Festival 2002, and in the process breached a "binding contract" that existed between the group and festival organizers Shadow Promotions, according to the latter's official statement explaining PRIEST's non-appearance at the event. "Frank Wing from ...

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RACER X To Issue New CD By Christmas

The reunited RACER X, featuring JUDAS PRIEST drummer Scott Travis, ex-MR. BIG guitarist Paul Gilbert, and ex-BADLANDS drummer Jeff Martin (on vocals!), are scheduled to enter the studio in September to record a new CD for a Christmas 2002 Japanese release. Says Martin: "I have a ton of great song titles, more than I've ever ...

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CANDLEMASS Crush At BANG YOUR HEAD Despite Luggage Mishap

CANDLEMASS' appearance at last weekend's Bang Your Head festival in Balingen, Germany was reportedly moved from its originally-scheduled slot on Friday, June 28th to Saturday, June 29th after all of the group's luggage and instruments were "lost in the Stuttgart triangle," according to the band's official web site. "Fortunately TITAN FORCE stepped in on the ...

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ECHO DRAIN Accuse JASON NEWSTED Of Cybersquatting

More details have emerged about the lawsuit filed by Dallas-based ECHO DRAIN against former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted, his post-METALLICA band ECHOBRAIN, and Newsted's Chophouse Records over the two bands' similar-sounding names. In addition to alleging that fans are confusing the two groups and that some music fans believe that ECHO DRAIN stole the name ...

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WEHATEJULIA Issue Full-Length Debut

Long Island-based WEHATEJULIA, consisting of ex-SORROW/DYSTOPIA ONE drummer Mike Hymson and ex-MR. MURRAY/PSYCHO member Larry Forman, have completed work on a nine-song debut CD, entitled Lovesick, with Doug Cerrito and Chris Richards from SUFFOCATION engineering. Said to be "a musical assault on a famous someone in the media spotlight," Lovesick features a musical style described ...

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DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN Announce Live Dates

DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN have announced the following dates during June: Jun. 18 - New Haven CT @ Toads (w/DROWNINGMAN) Jun. 19 - Cleveland OH @ Agora Theater (w/DROWNINGMAN) Jun. 20 - Detroit MI @ Shelter At. St. Andrew's (w/DROWNINGMAN) Jun. 21 - Chicago IL @ Fireside Bowl Jun. 22 - Louisville KT @ Krazy Fest ...

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NECROPHAGIA Part With PHILIP ANSELMO, Revamp Line-Up

NECROPHAGIA have parted ways with PANTERA frontman Philip Anselmo and have revamped their line-up with the addition of Iscariah (ex-IMMORTAL, bass), Frediablo (GORELORD/WURDULAK, guitars), Fug (WURDULAK, guitars), and Mirai Kawashima (SIGH, keyboards). The band—completed by mainman Killjoy and drummer Wayne Fabra—will shortly begin recording their new album, The Divine Art Of Torture, for a Halloween ...

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WATCHTOWER Guitarist In Finishing Stages Of New SPASTIC INK CD, Joins Texas Cover Band

WATCHTOWER/SPASTIC INK guitarist/composer Ron Jarzombek has finally found a drummer to lay down the tracks for the last remaining tune, "A Chaotic Realization of Nothing Yet Misunderstood", for the long-awaited SPASTIC INK sophomore release, Ink Compatible. Originally scheduled to be handled by Jarzombek's brother Bobby (i.e. HALFORD), the drum parts on the above-mentioned track were ...

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LIMP BIZKIT's FRED DURST: WES BORLAND Is A Very Bitter Man

LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst doesn't know how to take "No" for an answer. In his latest posting on LIMP BIZKIT's official web site, Fred not only acknowledges the fact that former guitarist Wes Borland has responded negatively to Durst's pleas for him to return to the group, but also insists that "that's no reason ...

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