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ARTCH, ZYKLON Confirmed For Norway's 1001 WATT Festival

Veteran Norwegian power metallers ARTCH and acclaimed extreme metal act ZYKLON are among the artists confirmed to appear at the 1001 Watt festival, a three-day event set to take place October 23-25 in Skien, Norway. The complete lineup of acts currently scheduled to perform at the festival is as follows: Thursday, October 23: 08:00 p.m. ...

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APARTMENT 26 Announce U.K. Dates

APARTMENT 26, who feature in their ranks singer Biff Butler (son of former BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler), will be hitting the road in the U.K. later this month in preparation for the release of their sophomore album. "Music For The Massive", due on January 27 through Atlantic Records, was produced by Tchad Blake and ...

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Review: 'LED ZEPPELIN' Rock Akron Crowd

Malcolm X Abram of the Cleveland Beacon Journal reports that "the Akron Symphony Orchestra collectively loosened its tie Sunday night with 'The Music of Led Zeppelin: A Rock Symphony' (see previous story) and was rewarded with rock-star treatment from an enthusiastic audience. "For two-plus hours, E.J. Thomas Hall was transformed into a rock ...

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ZEBRA Singer Joins AKRON SYMPHONY In LED ZEPPELIN Tribute

Amy Bracken Sparks of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that the Akron Symphony Orchestra will tackle the work of Page, Plant, Bonham and Jones this weekend at the E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall in Akron, Ohio, the orchestra's regular home. According to Jeffrey Sperry, executive director of the 52-year-old orchestra, 50 members of the 83-member ...

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THERAPY? To Release First-Ever DVD

THERAPY? will release their first-ever DVD, "Scopophobia" (view cover here), on October 20 in continental Europe and October 27 in the U.K. through Eagle Vision (a division of Eagle Rock Entertainment). The disc features the full 19-song live set from the group's show in Belfast in June, plus the following promo videos: 01. ...

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JOHNNY ROTTEN's Autobiography To Be Adapted For The Big Screen

SEX PISTOLS frontman Johnny Rotten (a.k.a. John Lydon) is adapting his classic autobiography for the big screen, according to NME.com. Rotten is reportedly working on the project with director Penelope Spheeris, whose credits include "Wayne's World", "The Decline Of Western Civilization" and "Senseless", and production company Panacea Entertainment. Although there is no news as yet ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Drummer Out?

Drummer Tom Gomes is strongly rumored to have left KILLSWITCH ENGAGE. His replacement, according to unconfirmed reports, is Justin Foley from KILLSWITCH ENGAGE singer Howard Jones' other band, BLOOD HAS BEEN SHED. No further information is available at this time. ...

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MOTÖRHEAD Guitarist Fan Favorite To Become 'Welsh Hero'

MOTÖRHEAD guitarist Phil Campbell has shot up the list of candidates to be named greatest Welsh hero following an Internet campaign by fans of the band, the BBC reports. Campbell, originally from Pontypridd, is now fifth in the list of nominees on the Welsh Heroes web site after the official MOTÖRHEAD site put a link ...

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Review: EVANESCENCE Gives Fans What They Want At Saltair

Dan Nailen of The Salt Lake Tribune reports that "EVANESCENCE could end up as this year's Norah Jones, minus the critical hoopla and substituting Jones' yuppie fan base with rabid, fist-pumping teenagers. "Like Jones, the Little Rock, Ark., band led by singer Amy Lee and guitarist Ben Moody seemingly appeared from nowhere. They scored a ...

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DANKO JONES To Release New Album, Hit The Road

Canada's DANKO JONES will release their new album, "We Sweat Blood", in Europe on October 6 through Bad Taste Records. The group's full-length debut, "Born A Lion", will finally receive a U.S. release on September 6 via Simba Recordings. Upcoming DANKO JONES tour dates: Sep. 05 – Toronto, CAN - CityTV Schoomze FilmFestival Party Sep. ...

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Unsigned Heavy Metal Band Sent To Play For American Troops In Middle East

Will Jordan of NashvilleCityPaper.com reports that on May 8, unsigned heavy metal band GENEVA became the first artists the Department of Defense and Armed Forces Entertainment sent to play for American troops in the Middle East since Operation Iraqi Freedom began, according to the band. "The Gallatin-based, leather-wearing 'hair band,' comprised of Geneva Keene (lead ...

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ADLER'S APPETITE: West Coast Dates Announced

ADLER'S APPETITE (formerly SUKI JONES), the new band featuring ex-GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler, ex-SLASH'S SNAKEPIT guitarist Keri Kelli, FASTER PUSSYCAT guitarist Brent Muscat, and ex-VINCE NEIL/RATT bassist Robbie Crane, have lined up the following dates during September: Sep. 18 - The Galaxy Theatre - Ocean City, CA Sep. 19 - Shooters - Riverside, ...

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Former LED ZEPPELIN Bassist Joins 'Guitar Wars' Lineup

Former LED ZEPPELIN bassist John Paul Jones has been added to the lineup of musicians performing a couple of shows in Japan at the end of the month under the banner "Guitar Wars". Jones will join guitarists Paul Gilbert (RACER X/ex-MR. BIG), Nuno Bettencourt (ex-EXTREME) and Steve Hackett (ex-GENESIS) at the following dates: Aug. 29 ...

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IGGY POP Live At Jones Beach: Photos Available

IGGY POP performed live at Tommy Hilfiger at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, New York on Friday (August 8). Check out pictures from Film Magic. POP will release his new solo album, "Skull Ring", on September 30 through Virgin Records. The follow-up to 2001 "Beat 'Em Up" features collaborations with fellow ex-STOOGES members ...

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SHARON OSBOURNE Cancels

The following item was published in today's edition of The New York Post: "Sharon Osbourne is so ticked off about the direction her new talk show is heading, she's refusing to show up for work. Sharon was supposed to tape some test shows Monday, but according to Foxnews.com she called in 'sick' on Saturday from ...

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Review: Lusty AEROSMITH Out-Rocks KISS Of Death

Dan Aquilante of The New York Post reports that "seeing KISS and AEROSMITH together at Jones Beach [Monday night, August 5] was like witnessing Peter Pan in a death match with Father Time. "KISS, the band that won't grow up, was in the makeup they've worn since the beginning, while AEROSMITH wore their wrinkles like ...

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IRON MAIDEN Singer Comments On NICKO MCBRAIN's Arrest

IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson spoke to NowToronto.com about drummer Michael "Nicko" McBrain's arrest for allegedly hitting a parking lot attendant — on purpose — with his black Jaguar after some kerfuffle over McBrain's VIP credentials before a concert at Jones Beach Theatre in Wantagh, New York, last Saturday (July 26). "I can't shed any ...

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NY Post: IRON MAIDEN Ruffle Feathers At New York Restaurant

The following item was published it today's edition of The New York Post: "Just because heavy metal masters IRON MAIDEN are old and gray doesn't mean they can't create some old-school rock 'n' roll mayhem. The long-maned metallers made headlines last week when drummer Michael 'Nicko' McBrain allegedly got mad at a Jones Beach parking ...

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SUICIDAL TENDENCIES Singer Subject Of Upcoming 'Monster House' Episode

SUICIDAL TENDENCIES frontman Mike Muirwill allow cameras into his house for the filming of the 13th episode of the new Discovery Channel show called "Monster House". The episode will reportedly air the week of Halloween. According to Margot Douaihy of Residential Systems magazine, the reality-TV show "Monster House" is a collaboration between Original Productions and ...

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LINKIN PARK Poised To Survive Death of Rap-Rock

L. Kent Wolgamott of JournalStar.com is reporting that "as record sales continue to slump, only three acts sold more than 2 million albums in the first six months of 2003. One, 50 CENT, is the hottest brand going in hip-hop. Another, NORAH JONES, benefited from a bunch of Grammy Awards. "The third is a band ...

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