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MOTOGRATER Select MUDVAYNE Producer For Upcoming Debut

Santa Barbara, California-based quintet MOTOGRATER will shortly enter a Vancouver, British Columbia studio with producer GGGarth Richardson (i.e. MUDVAYNE, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, SPINESHANK) to begin work on their debut effort for No Name/Elektra Records. A fall release is expected. As previously reported, the much-talked-about group had originally signed with COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara's ...

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UNDERGROUND MOON To Open For ENGINE In Hollywood

L.A. modern rockers UNDERGROUND MOON, featuring ex-DOKKEN bassist Jeff Pilson on vocals, will be supporting FATES WARNING singer Ray Alder's ENGINE at the Troubadour this coming Sunday, June 23rd. Showtime for UNDERGROUND MOON is 9:15 PM sharp. The Troubadour is located at 9081 Santa Monica Blvd in West Hollywood. Tel.: (310) 276-1158. ...

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CANDIRIA Hits The Road, Radio Numbers Up

CANDIRIA is back on tour of the US, playing cities missed on their April headlining tour with BURNT BY THE SUN. This time, Roadrunner Records' 36 CRAZYFISTS are in tow, and the tour will cover the entire West Coast and Southwest. In the spirit of supporting local scenes across the country, CANDIRIA have directed local ...

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MOTOGRATER To Record Debut CD

Santa Barbara, California-based quintet MOTOGRATER will reportedly enter the studio next month to begin work on their debut effort for No Name/Elektra Records. A fall release is expected. As previously reported, the much-talked-about group had originally signed with COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara's Sever imprint through Beyond/BMG Records, but had since become free agents, thereby ...

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SCAR CULTURE Line Up Dates With MORTICIAN

SCAR CULTURE have lined up the following gigs with MORTICIAN during September/October: Sep. 18 - The Spotlight – Woodbridge, VA Sep. 19 - Hoopla – Virginia Beach, VA Sep. 20 - Ground Zero – Spartanburg, SC Sep. 21 - Brass Mug – Tampa, FL Sep. 30 - Big Fish Pub – Tempe, AZ Oct. 01 ...

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ENGINE Line Up West Coast Dates

ENGINE, featuring vocalist Ray Alder (FATES WARNING), bassist Joey Vera (ARMORED SAINT), guitarist Bernie Versailles (AGENT STEEL) and drummer Pete Parada (FACE TO FACE), will perform the following dates during June: Jun. 21 - The Roadhouse - Sacramento, CA Jun. 25 - The Galaxy Theatre - Santa Ana, CA Jun. 26 - Brick By Brick ...

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EXCLUSIVE: DINO CAZARES Speaks Out On FEAR FACTORY Split

Since FEAR FACTORY officially called it quits in early March, very little has been heard from the band themselves, with the four members of the group choosing to each deal with the break-up of this long-running group by immersing themselves in new projects rather than speaking out publicly on what was, by all accounts, a ...

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ROB HALFORD Goes Back To Selling Porn

Former JUDAS PRIEST and current HALFORD frontman Rob Halford has been filmed selling smut behind the counter of a Santa Monica adult book store as part of a scene for the upcoming Jonas Akerlund film Spun, which stars Mickey Rourke, Brittany Murphy and Jason Schwartzman. "When I had my audition, Jonas said, 'As soon as ...

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NILE, ARCH ENEMY, HATE ETERNAL US Dates Announced!

The following are the confirmed dates for the North American Darkened Tomb 2002 Tour, featuring NILE, ARCH ENEMY, HATE ETERNAL and ORIGIN: Jul. 06 - The Cotton Club - Atlanta, GA Jul. 07 - Clunk Music Hall Fayetteville, AR Jul. 09 - Sam's - San Antonio, TX Jul. 10 - Concrete Street - Corpus Christie, ...

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MOTOGRATER Ink Deal With No Name/Elektra Records

Santa Barbara, California-based quintet MOTOGRATER have reportedly inked a deal with No Name/Elektra Records. The much-talked-about group had originally signed with COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara's Sever imprint through Beyond/BMG Records, but had since become free agents, thereby allowing them to link up with No Name head honcho Steve Richards at his new company. Back ...

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KING'S X US Tour Dates Announced

KING'S X have announced the dates for the second leg of their Manic Moonlight US tour. They are as follows: May 29 - Charlotte, NC @ Amos' Southland May 31 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance Jun. 01 - W. Springfield, VA @ Jaxx Jun. 02 - Richmond, VA @ Canal Club Jun. 04 - ...

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UNDERGROUND MOON To Make Hollywood Live Debut

L.A. modern rockers UNDERGROUND MOON, featuring ex-DOKKEN bassist Jeff Pilson and former members of KILGORE and DIGITAL RUIN, will make their Hollywood live debut on Monday, April 22nd at Dragonfly, 6510 Santa Monica Blvd. playing songs from their self-titled debut album, out on Universal Music in Japan and Nuclear Blast/Rebelution in Europe. For more info ...

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PRONG: The 2002 US Tour Set List

The full set list for PRONG's appearance at The Galaxy in Santa Ana, California on April 3rd was as follows: 01. Another Worldly Device 02. Out Of This Misery 03. Dark Signs 04. One Outnumbered 05. Close The Door 06. Broken Peace 07. Rude Awakening 08. Caprice 09. Initiation (new) 10. Beg To Differ 11. ...

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JELLO BIAFRA Sues DEAD KENNEDYS For "Impersonation"

Ex-DEAD KENNEDYS singer Jello Biafra is suing his former bandmates for allegedly recording new music and performing live with a “Biafra impersonator” (DR. KNOW's Brandon Cruz) at the microphone. Biafra — whose birth name is Eric Reed Boucher — sued his former bandmates for misrepresenting themselves by leading promoters to believe that Biafra is performing ...

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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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GODFLESH US Tour Dates Announced

Britain's industrial metal pioneers GODFLESH have announced the dates for their two-month US tour with HIGH ON FIRE and HALO. They are as follows: Apr. 22 - San Diego, CA @ Canes Apr. 23 - Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour Apr. 24 - Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Concert Theater Apr. 25 - San Francisco, ...

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SILENCER Announce Five-State US Tour

Colorado's SILENCER, now featuring in its ranks guitarist Ritchie Wilkison (i.e. ANGEL DUST, DEMONS & WIZARDS), have announced the details of an upcoming five-state tour, which is scheduled to kick off on March 16th in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The dates are as follows: Mar. 16 - Allegro Music - Santa Fe NM (w/INSIGHT) Mar. ...

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ECHOBRAIN: Southern California Date Announced

ECHOBRAIN, featuring former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted, have added a West Hollywood date to their upcoming itinerary. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Mar. 20 - Petaluma, CA @ The Mystic Theatre Mar. 21 - San Jose, CA @ The Usual Mar. 23 - Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst Apr. 06 - San ...

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D.R.I. Spring Tour Dates Announced

D.R.I. have announced the dates for their upcoming spring US tour. They are as follows: Mar. 26 - Fort Collins, CO @ Starlight Mar. 27 - Omaha, NE @ Ranch Bowl Mar. 28 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue Mar. 29 - La Crosse, WI @ Warehouse Nightclub Mar. 30 - Aurora, IL @ Rock ...

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JASON NEWSTED: "I'm Not Any Closer To Rejoining METALLICA"

Ex-METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted has once again addressed the rumors of a possible reconciliation with his former bandmates by clarifying in a new MTV interview that his ongoing conversations with the remaining members of METALLICA are primarily about legal, and not musical, matters. "People keep track of every time we talk to each other," Newsted ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND Rescheduled West Coast Dates Announced

The previously postponed DEVIN TOWNSEND/STRAPPING YOUNG LAD west coast live dates have now been rescheduled. The new dates are as follows: May 15 - Graceland - Seattle, WA May 16 - Satyricon - Portland, OR May 17 - Roadhouse - Sacramento, CA May 18 - Brick By Brick - San Diego, CA May 19 - ...

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DEADSY Drummer Lands An Angel

The following item comes to us courtesy of www.deadsy.net: Just two months after splitting from her husband, gross-out comedian Tom Green, Drew Barrymore has moved on and found a new man, according to sources. Hot Stuff hears that the Charlie's Angels star has been dating 26-year-old musician Alec Piro for the past two ...

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