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KISS' GENE SIMMONS Stuffs His Face, Gets Ripped Off

The following three articles appeared in Star magazine: Item #1: Pudgy rocker Gene Simmmons sure packs a hefty appetite. The tongue-wagging bass player of KISS was spotted aboard a flight from NY to LA gleefully gorging himself on a chicken entree, two slices of chocolate cake and an ice cream sundae-while flirting with a pretty ...

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GLENN HUGHES: "Best Of" CD Track Listing Unveiled

GLENN HUGHES will issue a "best of" album, entitled Different Stages, through SPV/Steamhammer Records on August 26th. The full track listing for the double CD is as follows: CD 1: 01. Burn (live) 02. You Kill Me 03. Highball Shooter 04. Muscle & Blood (live) 05. Save Me Tonight (I'll Be Waiting) 06. Addiction 07. ...

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SEPULTURA Collaborate With DJ, Rapper On Covers EP

SEPULTURA are collaborating with Brazilian DJ Zé Gonzales (i.e. PLANET HEMP, RACIONAIS, XIS) and rapper Sabotage on a version of PUBLIC ENEMY's "Black Steel In The Hour Of Chaos", which will be included on the group's upcoming EP of covers. As of Wednesday, July 31st, SEPULTURA's Igor Cavalera had completed the drum tracks for the ...

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THE OFFSPRING's NOODLES: GUNS N' ROSES Will Cancel Tour

THE OFFSPRING guitarist Noodles had the following to say to Britain's Metal Hammer about the prospect of GUNS N' ROSES performing, as scheduled, at the Leeds Festival in the UK later this month: "Those guys ain't gonna show, we were supposed to have played with them in Italy last year and they blew out. Man, ...

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SEPULTURA Complete Demo Recordings For Upcoming EP

SEPULTURA have finished a pre-production recording of five cover tracks to be included on their upcoming mini-EP, which is scheduled to be tracked beginning on July 25th at Trama studios in São Paulo, Brazil with producer Steve Evetts (i.e. EARTH CRISIS, SNAPCASE). An October release through an as-yet-undetermined label is expected. The following songs were ...

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THE CULT's IAN ASTBURY To Perform With THE DOORS

THE CULT's Ian Astbury will perform with the surviving members of THE DOORSRay Manzerek, Robby Krieger and John Densmore—on September 7th at the California Motor Speedway, just outside L.A. County, according to Undercover. At this stage it is planned that Densmore will be part of the show although THE DOORS have advised fans he is ...

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SEPULTURA To Cover EXODUS Classic For Upcoming EP

SEPULTURA will lay down a cover version of the EXODUS classic "Piranha" during the recording sessions for their upcoming mini-CD, due later in the year. As previously reported, SEPULTURA are tentatively set to enter Trama studios in São Paulo, Brazil during August to record a mini-CD consisting of five or six cover songs and two ...

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SEPULTURA To Record EP Of Cover Songs

SEPULTURA are tentatively set to enter Trama studios in São Paulo, Brazil during August to record a mini-CD consisting of five or six cover songs, to be released later in the year through an as-yet-undetermined label, BLABBERMOUTH.NET can exclusively reveal. At the moment, the plan is for the EP to be issued in Brazil only, ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Gets Honored, Makes "Austin Powers" Cameo

OZZY OSBOURNE was honored with a Prism Award on Thursday, May9th in Los Angeles for showing an accurate depiction of drug, alcohol, or tobacco addiction in his song "Junkie", from 2001's Down to Earth. The sixth annual awards, also presented in the fields of film, television, interactive media, and comic books, are given out by ...

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New JANE'S ADDICTION CD Progressing Faster Than Expected

JANE'S ADDICTION have nearly completed the recording sessions for their much-anticipated comeback release, according to frontman Perry Farrell. It's going tremendous, Farrell said at Sunday's Coachella festival. In three weeks' time, we've recorded eight songs. The only reason we stopped was we had to break down for [Coachella]. And they're just rockin', rippin' songs, too. ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO: LAYNE STALEY Wasn't Strong Enough To Fight Addiction

PANTERA/DOWN singer Philip Anselmo has spoken out about the passing of late ALICE IN CHAINS frontman Layne Staley and the growing indications that his death was drug-related. Anselmo, who went through a well-publicized heroin overdose in July 1996, told Billboard magazine that Layne “wasn't strong enough to shake it off”. “There's a way you can. ...

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ALICE IN CHAINS Frontman Passes Away At Age 34

The following article was posted at Seattletimes.com: A body was removed last night from the University District residence of Layne Staley, lead singer and guitarist for the Seattle grunge band ALICE IN CHAINS. KOMO-TV, citing an unidentified source, said the body was that of Staley, 34. A King County medical-examiner's investigator said his ...

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DAVID COVERDALE's Ex-Wife Undergoing Rehab Treatment

Tawny Kitaen, the ex-wife of former DEEP PURPLE/WHITESNAKE singer David Coverdale and star of several WHITESNAKE videos, including "Here I Go Again" and "Is This Love?" , is reportedly being sued for divorce by husband #2, Cleveland Indians pitcher Chuck Finley, and is undergoing rehab treatment for an addiction to prescription drugs. To read the ...

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MARILYN MANSON Slapped With Wrongful Death Lawsuit

A wrongful death suit has been filed against MARILYN MANSON by the mother of actor Keanu Reeves' late girlfriend Jennifer Syme accusing the frontman of supplying her daughter with cocaine and encouraging her to drive while inebriated. Maria St. John reportedly claims that MANSON supplied 28-year-old Syme with various quantities of an illegal controlled substance ...

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MILLER'S TALE Collaborate With Acclaimed Producer On New Demo

Atlanta's MILLER'S TALE have just returned home from Los Angeles after recording a three-song demo with acclaimed producer Dave Schiffman. Schiffman, who is known for his credits with bands such as RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, JANE'S ADDICTION, SYSTEM OF A DOWN, TOM PETTY, JOHNNY CASH, GUNS N' ROSES, and THE RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, started ...

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FOO FIGHTERS To Play MAP Benefit

FOO FIGHTERS will be doing a benefit show for MAP (Musicians' Assistance Program) on February 7th at the House of Blues in Anaheim, California. MAP is an organization that makes it possible for members of the music industry to receive treatment for drug and alcohol addiction, regardless of their financial condition. Tickets go on Internet-only ...

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VOIVOD Jam Out On The PISTOLS At Debut Reunion Gig!

Three members of the current incarnation of VOIVODvocalist Snake (aka Denis Belanger), guitarist Piggy (aka Denis D'Amour) and drummer Away (aka Michel Langevin)will perform a 30-minute set of SEX PISTOLS songs at Montreal's Foufounes Electrique on December 30th as part of a bill that will feature 10 local acts playing covers. VOIVOD will reportedly be ...

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Supercharger - MACHINE HEAD

One of the year's most highly anticipated releases, MACHINE HEAD's Supercharger is a surprisingly diverse and defiantly "untrendy"-sounding effort that is likely to disappoint everyone who is expecting the Bay Area quartet to return to the ultra-testosterone-charged sounds of their first two albums, 1994's Burn My Eyes and 1997's The More Things Change.... While ...

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Archive News Dec 05, 2001

METALLICA are taking a break for the holidays, but will return to the studio in January with a view towards releasing a new studio album next fall, according to statements attributed to the band's management and their publicist by MTV.com. While frontman James Hetfield spent time in rehab for alcoholism and “other ...

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Archive News Nov 26, 2001

SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser will be joining former IRON MAIDEN vocalist Paul Di'Anno on stage as a very special guest at the latter's headlining appearance at the Manifesto Bar in Sao Paulo, Brazil on December 11th. Kisser will reportedly perform with Di'Anno at the first show of the singer's three-night stint ...

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