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Former LED ZEPPELIN Bassist To Begin Work On Solo Album

Former LED ZEPPELIN bassist John Paul Jones has posted the following message on his web site: "Well, here I am, back in England. THE MUTUAL ADMIRATION SOCIETY tour has finished and I shall take a few weeks off to recover! The whole experience has been immensely enjoyable and I have found myself inspired by the ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD: Studio Report

Maniacal Canadian extremists STRAPPING YOUNG LAD have just entered Armoury Studios in Vancouver to record the follow-up to their critically acclaimed 2002 release, "SYL". Devin Townsend (vocals, guitars) checks in with the following studio update. "Here's a heads up from the Dev, speaking on behalf of the STRAPPING camp. We recently put in a long ...

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NEW YORK DOLLS Live Album, DVD Due Before The End Of The Year

THE NEW YORK DOLLS are scheduled to release a new live album, entitled "Pre-Crash Condition", in September, according to Gigwise.com. Recorded at Morrissey's Meltdown Festival earlier in the year, the album features recordings from the bands comeback shows. A DVD from same show is also planned for release before the end of the year. All ...

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STEVE VAI To Honor CARLOS SANTANA

Steve Vai will perform the Carlos Santana track "Love of My Life" with Dave Matthews at an event honoring Santana with the 2004 Latin Recording Academy Person Of The Year award on Monday, Aug. 30, 2004 at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles. Actress Salma Hayek and the executive producer of the evening, Quincy ...

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BERNIE MARSDEN To Launch New Solo Project In The Fall

Former WHITESNAKE and current M3 guitarist Bernie Marsden has posted the following message on his official web site: "This year has been interesting to say the least. The new [Bernie Marsden] solo project is ready for release in the autumn. It features Jimmy Copley on drums, John Gordon on bass and Dino Baptiste on keyboards. ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD: New Album To Include TOM JONES Cover

STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, the Canadian extreme metal band led by guitarist/vocalist Devin Townsend, entered The Armoury Studios in Vancouver, B.C. on Thursday (August 19) to begin recording their fourth album. Devin is producing the effort, while engineering duties are being handled by Shaun Thingvold. A "making of the record" documentary is being filmed for the ...

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Former LED ZEPPELIN Bassist To Perform On 'Conan O'Brien'

Former LED ZEPPELIN bassist John Paul Jones will be performing with THE MUTUAL ADMIRATION SOCIETY on NBC's "Late Night With Conan O'Brien" Wednesday night/Thursday morning (August 11-12) at 12:35 a.m. THE MUTUAL ADMIRATION SOCIETY is Glen Phillips (ex-TOAD THE WET SPROCKET), with Sara Watkins, Chris Thile, and Sean Watkins (NICKEL CREEK). Catch THE MUTUAL ADMIRATION ...

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DAATH Begin Pre-Production On Sophomore Album

Atlanta-based technical death metallers DAATH have begun pre-production on their second album, to be titled "The Hinderers". The follow-up to this year's "Futility" is tentatively scheduled for release in the winter. In other news, DAATH are still looking for a bassist and keyboard player. "We need you to be able to travel, be into the ...

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DROWNING POOL To Open For KISS In Memphis And New Orleans

DROWNING POOL will be opening for KISS on their "Rock the Nation" world tour on Friday, August 6 at The Pyramid Arena in Memphis, TN and Saturday, August 7 at New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, LA. DROWNING POOL singer Jason "Gong" Jones recently told The Hartford Courant that he is slowly finding a place ...

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LED ZEPPELIN Defend LIVE AID DVD Move

Scotsman.com is reporting that LED ZEPPELIN's former members have defended a decision to pull out of the Live Aid DVD which is being released by Sir Bob Geldof to raise money for Sudan. The remaining members of the rock group have refused to allow what they called their "sub-standard" 1985 performance to be included in ...

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DANKO JONES To Launch Spoken-Word Tour

Canadian rocker Danko Jones is about to launch his first-ever spoken-word tour, according to Chart Attack. The tour will cover various cities in Norway and Sweden throughout the month of August while the band maintain their regularly scheduled European festival dates. In addition, Jones' record label, Bad Taste Records, will put out a spoken-word album ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO: 'PANTERA Is Dead'

Ben Ratliff of The New York Times is reporting that SUPERJOINT RITUAL, a raw, sloppy hardcore punk band led by former PANTERA singer Philip Anselmo, is on a quixotic mission to convince the world that his new group is better than his old one. "The exercise is both fun and enervating to watch; it involves ...

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Review: OZZFEST 2004 Ruled By The Old School Of Rock

Isaac Guzman of the New York Daily News reviewed the Ozzfest 2004 traveling festival when it hit Long Island's Jones Beach Theater Wednesday (July 14). "Collectively, the three headliners — BLACK SABBATH, JUDAS PRIEST and SLAYER — have been performing for nearly 90 years, and they're three of the metal world's most iconic acts," he ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Singer Comments On SLAYER Tour

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE will embark on a headlining tour from August 17 to September 17 with FROM AUTUMN TO ASHES, EIGHTEEN VISIONS and 36 CRAZYFISTS opening, playing cities all over the United States. In addition, from late October 27 through mid-December, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE will tour with SLAYER on the latest incarnation of the highly successful Jagermeister ...

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DANKO JONES Launches Radio Show Web Site

Danko Jones' radio show, "The Magical World Of Rock With Danko Jones", which broadcasts out of 95.3 Rocket FM in Stockholm, Sweden, has just launched its official web site at this location. All past shows are currently available for streaming via the web site, including "Singers' Clinics" with Bruce Dickinson (IRON MAIDEN), Dave ...

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ARMORED SAINT: New Album Due In 2005

ARMORED SAINT have posted the following message on their official web site: "Well, kiddies, Phil & Gonzo have reformed their rock/blues band called YO DIDDLEY along with current members of LIFE AFTER DEATH, Ray 'Geezer' Burke & that illustrious vocalist Jack 'Lo' Emrick. They will be playing some blues standards ('Red House', 'Cross Roads', 'Couldn't ...

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DREAM THEATER/YES: More Tour Dates Announced

DREAM THEATER and YES will be teaming up for a North American summer tour throughout August and September 2004. Here are the tour dates that have been confirmed so far: Aug. 17 - Quebec City, QUE @ Agora Aug. 18 - Montreal, QUE @ Bell Centre Aug. 20 - Atlantic City, NJ @ Borgata Events ...

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SLIPKNOT, SLASH, KORN Get Charitable

SLIPKNOT, Slash (VELVET REVOLVER, ex-GUNS N' ROSES), LINKIN PARK, KORN, Quincy Jones, Enrique Iglesias, TRAPT, HOOBASTANK, and others have autographed or donated items for an eBay auction to raise money to help save the life of 20-year-old Kelli Jaunsen, according to MTV.com. The Palm Desert, California, native is in need of a heart and liver ...

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TOOL Answer Fans' Questions

A brand-new webcast of TOOL members Adam Jones (guitars), Justin Chancellor (bass) and Danny Carey (drums) answering fan-submitted questions is available online at Toolband.com. TOOL are currently working on material for the follow-up to 2001's "Lateralus", tentatively due in early 2005. Plans also exist for the group to issue a DVD of footage ...

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