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KELLY OSBOURNE To Star In 'Malice In Sunderland'

Kelly Osbourne has reportedly signed on to star in "Malice In Sunderland", a contemporary reworking of "Alice's Adventures In Wonderland", according to ScreenDaily.com. Simon Fellows is to direct the U.K.-German co-production, with shooting scheduled to begin later this year. Mark Byrne of the U.K.'s What's The Story is producing, while Christian Beutel of MagicWorx GmbH ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN, ALEX SKOLNICK And CHRIS POLAND To Team Up For U.S. Tour

Guitar shredders extraordinaire Marty Friedman (ex-MEGADETH), Alex Skolnick (ex-TESTAMENT, SAVATAGE) and Chris Poland (ex-MEGADETH) will be teaming up for a U.S. tour later in the summer. Friedman will be performing as a solo artist while Poland and Skolnick will be showcasing their current group projects, OHM and THE ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO, respectively. The trek, dubbed ...

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BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION Cancel Santa Ana Date

BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION — the new band featuring MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx, L.A. GUNS guitarist Tracii Guns, vocalist London LeGrand, and drummer Scot Coogan (ex-PAUL GILBERT, ONI LOGAN/ROWAN ROBERTSON, SINÉAD O'CONNOR) — have cancelled their previously announced July 26 gig at The Galaxy Theatre in Santa Ana, California. "The Galaxy show was supposed to ...

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HELLOWEEN Announce World Tour!

Veteran German power metallers HELLOWEEN have announced the dates for their forthcoming world tour in support of their recently released "Rabbit Don't Come Easy" album. The trek will be the group's first with new members Sascha Gerstner (guitar) and Stefan Schwarzmann (drums). Upcoming HELLOWEEN tour dates: South America Sep. 11 - Bar Opiniao - Porto ...

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DEATHRIDE Change Name To DEVILDRIVER

Santa Barbara, California's DEATHRIDE, the new project featuring COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara, have officially changed their name to DEVILDRIVER. The band, whose sound is being described as "much heavier than [that of] COAL CHAMBER" and featuring "more technical" musicianship than that found in Fafara's main band, are currently finishing up work on their debut ...

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KREATOR: DVD Trailer Posted Online

German thrash metal pioneers KREATOR have posted a trailer for their upcoming "Live Kreation - Revisioned Glory" DVD at their official web site. Check it out: Hi-Speed, Lo-Speed. "Live Kreation - Revisioned Glory", due in North America on July 22 through SPV (June 23 in the rest of the world), features ...

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NILE, KREATOR, VADER: More Tour Dates Announced

More dates have been announced for the forthcoming "Art of Noise II" tour, featuring headliners NILE with support from KREATOR, VADER, AMON AMARTH and GOATWHORE. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Oct. 01 – Fitzgerald's - Houston, TX Oct. 02 - Villa Real Center - Mc. Allen, TX Oct. 03 - The Backroom - ...

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SKID ROW: New Album Delayed

SKID ROW have been forced to delay the release of their new album, "Thickskin", to August 5. "Seems that this delay is thanks to distributor ADA wanting to properly get the disc in stores," reads a posting on the unofficial SKID ROW web site SkidRow.net. "The guys aren't too happy about it because ...

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VADER Set Tentative Title For Upcoming EP

Polish death metallers VADER have set "Blood" as the tentative title for their forthcoming EP, due in the fall through Metal Blade Records. The seven-song effort will reportedly contain two new songs, including the title track, and will be recorded over a one-week period beginning on July 10 at Red Studio with engineer Piotr Lukaszewski ...

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REDEMPTION TOUR 2003: More Dates Announced

More dates have been announced for "Redemption Tour 2003", featuring SAMAEL, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD and CATHEDRAL. SAMAEL and STRAPPING YOUNG LAD will co-headline the trek, with SAMAEL closing the show every night. Confirmed and tentative dates so far are as follows: Sep. 04 – Downtown - Farmingdale, NY Sep. 05 - Agora Theatre - Cleveland, ...

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GRAVE Embark On First U.S. Tour In Over Seven Years

Swedish death metal stalwarts GRAVE have returned to U.S. shores are in the midst of their first stateside trek in over seven years as direct support to fellow metal titans IMMOLATION. Opening the tour are GOATWHORE and CREMATORIUM. Their highly touted new release, "Back From The Grave", is garnering rave reviews from across the metal ...

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SKID ROW To Release 'Thickskin' In July

SKID ROW have set a July 22 release date through Skid Row Records for their new album, "Thickskin". " 'Thickskin' has been two years in the making. We're very excited about this, especially since it's the first SKID ROW record for [singer] Johnny [Solinger] and [drummer] Phil [Varone]," said bassist Rachel Bolan. "It took a ...

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SPINESHANK: New Live Photos Posted Online

SPINESHANK performed a headlining set at Velvet Jones in Santa Barbara, California on May 21. Check out live pictures here. SPINESHANK will release their new album, "Self-Destructive Pattern", on July 15 through Roadrunner Records. "Self Destructive Pattern" was produced by Garth Richardson (RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, MUDVAYNE, KITTIE) and was mixed by Jay ...

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NILE, KREATOR, VADER: First Tour Dates Announced

The first few dates have been announced for the forthcoming "Art of Noise II" tour, featuring headliners NILE with support from KREATOR, VADER, AMON AMARTH and GOATWHORE. The trek, which is tentatively scheduled to kick off on Sept. 30 and conclude on Oct. 27, will include the following stops: Oct. 05 - Club 101 - ...

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LEATHERWOLF: New Demo Track Posted Online

Reunited hard rockers LEATHERWOLF have posted a brand new demo track, "Leave This World", at this location. As previously reported, LEATHERWOLF will support RONNIE MONTROSE at the Galaxy Theatre in Santa Ana, California on Thursday, May 29. LEATHERWOLF are currently working on the material for their first studio album since 1989's "Street Ready", ...

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MONSTROSITY To Film Venezuela Show For Possible DVD

Veteran Florida death metallers MONSTROSITY will film their show in La Cruz, Venezuela Saturday night (May 17) for a possible live DVD. Tonight's gig will mark the second live appearance with the group for returning vocalist Jason Avery, whose first show back with the band took place on May 3 in Puerto Rico. MONSTROSITY are ...

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MOTOGRATER Debut Delayed

Santa Barbara, California-based quintet MOTOGRATER have pushed back the projected release date for their self-titled debut to June 24 through No Name/Elektra Records. The album, which was mixed by producer James "Jimbo" Barton (METALLICA, RUSH, MARILYN MANSON, STONE SOUR) at Track Records studio in Los Angeles, will contain the following cuts: 01. Suffocate 02. Down ...

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Former SNOT/AMEN Bassist Joins LO-PRO

Former SNOT/AMEN bassist Jon "Tumor" Fahnestock has joined LO-PRO, the new project featuring former members of ULTRASPANK and GODSMACK. LO-PRO recently completed tracking their upcoming debut release for STAIND frontman Aaron Lewis' new Geffen/Interscope imprint label, tentatively dubbed A.D.D. The as-yet-untitled album was recorded with producer Don Gilmore (LINKIN PARK, TRUST COMPANY) and a mixer ...

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DOPE: BILLY IDOL Cover Posted Online

New York-based DOPE have posted their cover of BILLY IDOL's "Rebel Yell" on their official site at this location. The band are currently on the road with TAPPING THE VEIN and ZUG ISLAND as part of the "40 Days Faded" tour. Upcoming DOPE tour dates: May 10 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance ...

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MARILYN MANSON Orders Fetish Lingerie

According to an item published in today's edition of the New York Post, Marilyn Manson ordered $500 worth of fetish lingerie from MichaelSalem.com, which specializes in outfitting transvestites. A source at Zocalo told the newspaper Manson's order included four pairs of "P- Panties," which come with prosthetic vaginas, three "half-body bras," and some "tube top ...

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LEATHERWOLF: New Demo Track Available For Download

Reunited hard rockers LEATHERWOLF have posted a brand new demo track, "Cryptic King", at this location. As previously reported, LEATHERWOLF will support RONNIE MONTROSE at the Galaxy Theatre in Santa Ana, California on Thursday, May 29. LEATHERWOLF are currently working on the material for their first studio album since 1989's "Street Ready", tentatively ...

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DEATH ANGEL To Support ANTHRAX On The West Coast

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area metallers DEATH ANGEL will support ANTHRAX at three shows later this month before embarking on a short headline tour of their own. Confirmed dates are as follows: May 27 – Tucson, AZ @ The Rialto (w/ ANTHRAX) May 28 - Scottsdale, AZ @ Cajun House (w/ ANTHRAX) May 29 - ...

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MOTOGRATER Finalize Track Listing For Full-Length Debut

Santa Barbara, California-based quintet MOTOGRATER have finalized the track listing for their self-titled debut, due on May 27 through No Name/Elektra Records. The album, which was mixed by producer James "Jimbo" Barton (METALLICA, RUSH, MARILYN MANSON, STONE SOUR) at Track Records studio in Los Angeles, will contain the following cuts: 01. Suffocate 02. Down 03. ...

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DEATH ANGEL Announce West Coast Dates

Reunited Bay Area metallers DEATH ANGEL have lined up the following dates in late May: May 30 - Galaxy Theatre - Santa Ana, CA May 31 - Rock Ranch - San Bernardino, CA DEATH ANGEL, who announced plans last December to write and record a new album for a late 2003/early 2004 release, have just ...

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TOMMY LEE: Back In Santa Monica Court

Tommy Lee appeared in Santa Monica Court yesterday morning (April 15) for more testimony from witnesses in a wrongful death civil trial involving the former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer. Check out the pictures here. The lawsuit claims Lee was negligent in the drowning of 4-year-old Daniel Karven-Veres, who was attending a swim party at ...

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DEATHRIDE: Slideshow Posted Online

Santa Barbara, California's DEATHRIDE, the new project featuring COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara, have released a slideshow for both dialup and broadband connections. You can view it here. DEATHRIDE are currently recording their debut album, tentatively titled "Thirteen", with producer Ross Hogarth (COAL CHAMBER, MÖTLEY CRÜE, FASTER PUSSYCAT). It is due in July ...

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