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ROSE TATTOO Line Up European Dates

Veteran Australian rockers ROSE TATTOO have lined up a bunch of European dates ahead of the release date of their first real studio album in over 20 years, entitled Pain, which was recently recorded in Hamburg with former ACCEPT guitarist Hermann Frank acting as engineer and Rainer Hnsel in the role of producer. The dates ...

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ROSE TATTOO To Deliver "Pain" On Forthcoming CD

Veteran Australian rockers ROSE TATTOO have set Pain as the title of their first “real” studio album in over 20 years, which is currently being recorded in Hamburg with former ACCEPT guitarist Hermann Frank acting as engineer and Rainer Hänsel in the role of producer. According to reports, former WHITESNAKE axeman Bernie Mardsen has been ...

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Ex-GUNS N' ROSES Drummer STEVEN ADLER: I'm Pissed At AXL ROSE

Former GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler recently commented publicly on the December 29th incident in Las Vegas that saw ex-GNR axeman Slash being turned away from a GUNS N' ROSES gig by security personnel who didn't want to enrage frontman Axl Rose by letting the guitarist into the venue. Stated Adler: That's so f.cking ...

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SEVENDUST Offer Explanation For Australian Cancellation

SEVENDUST have cited the death of guitarist John Connolly's grandmother as the reason for the cancellation of the band's Australian dates with CREED. DrummerMorgan Rose told MTV: “We're no strangers to personal compromise in meeting tour obligations, but right now was not the time. We apologize to our Australian fans who have been waiting to ...

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ROSE TATTOO Get Heavyweight Assistance On Long-Awaited Studio Album

Veteran Australian rockers ROSE TATTOO are currently recording their first “real” studio album in over 20 years in Hamburg with former ACCEPT guitarist Hermann Frank acting as engineer and Rainer Hänsel in the role of producer. According to reports, former WHITESNAKE axeman Bernie Mardsen has been enlisted to assist frontman Angry Anderson with writing the ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Fire Producer (Again), Continue Work On New CD

GUNS N' ROSES, featuring sole original member Axl Rose on vocals, have fired producer Roy Thomas Baker (i.e. QUEEN), who has been working with the group for the past two years on their perennially-delayed Chinese Democracy CD, according to Allstar. Baker first started collaborating with GUNS N' ROSES in the spring of 2000 when he ...

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ANTHRAX VH1 Special Delayed, New Album Nearing Completion

The air date for ANTHRAX's VH1 Behind The Music documentary has been pushed back a month to Sunday, March 10th, presumably due to delays in production. ANTHRAX will also appear on Headbanger's Ball Uncensored the same weekend. In other news, ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante recently commented on the group's forthcoming, as-yet-untitled new CD, which is ...

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DEADSY Set Release Date For Debut CD (Again)

DEADSY have set May 14th as the tentative release date for their long-awaited debut CD, entitled Commencement, through Elementree/Dreamworks Records. The final track listing for the effort is shaping up as follows: 01. The Key To Gramercy Park (3:12) (feat. KORN's Jonathan Davis) 02. Winners (4:22) 03. Brand New Love (4:34) 04. The Mansion World ...

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Rayna Quits COAL CHAMBER, Nadja Steps Back In

Bassist Rayna Foss-Rose has left COAL CHAMBER to focus on motherhood and has been replaced by Nadja Puelen, who toured with the band during Foss-Rose's maternity leave. Foss-Rose gave birth to Kayla in October 1999 and has decided to devote more time to her family (husband, SEVENDUST drummer Morgan Rose, and their 2-year-old daughter). "This ...

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ROSE TATTOO Axeman Bounces Back With "Solo"

ROSE TATTOO guitarist Pete Wells' new solo CD, aptly titled Solo, is scheduled for release on January 25th. A “true” solo outing, with Pete handling all the instrumentation (guitars, bass, drums and vocals), Solo features Wells playing a combination of originals and blues classics. ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: Welcome To Axl's Jungle

The music supervisor for the new Ridley Scott movie, Black Hawk Down (due in theaters on January 18th) confirmed to Allstar that that her company had been dealing unsuccessfully with GUNS N' ROSES' reps to include a remake of the song “Welcome To The Jungle” in the soundtrack, due out on January 15th. "I found ...

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THE 69 EYES' "Blessed Be" Goes Gold!

Finland's THE 69 EYES have received a gold award for sales in excess of 20,000 copies of their Blessed Be CD in their home country alone. In other news, Dance D'Amour, the group's first single from their forthcoming Paris Kills album (which is currently being recorded with producer Johnny Lee Michaels for a spring release) ...

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The LA Times: Slash Persona Non Grata at GUNS N' ROSES Concert

The following item originally appeared in the daily newspaper The Los Angeles Times: “Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash's plan to check out his estranged bandmate Axl Rose on stage last weekend was scrapped by Rose's representatives, who informed him that he wouldn't be allowed into the Las Vegas concert hall. Slash, who officially left ...

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ROSE TATTOO Axeman Gets Sidetracked

ROSE TATTOO guitarist Pete Wells has recorded guest appearances for the forthcoming albums from Sydney's SHEEK THE SHAYK and BLACKSMITH HOPKINS. Pete's reportedly played on a few of BH's earlier releases and calls the experience a bit of fun, along the lines of ZAPPA & CAPTAIN BEEFHEART. ...

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Archive News Dec 04, 2001

METALLICA have posted the following update on the present condition of frontman James Hetfield via their official web site at www.metallica.com:

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“Yes folks, we have word from James, and the news is all good. His recovery has gone exceedingly well, he is back out, about and feeling rather ...

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Archive News Nov 16, 2001

SLIPKNOT have issued the following press release explaining the reasons behind the cancellation of their US tour with IN FLAMES and 40 BELOW SUMMER: “Regrettably, SLIPKNOT have had to postpone their headlining U.S. tour which was set to kick off November 21 in Fargo, ND and wrap December 21 in ...

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Archive News Nov 15, 2001

The reunited CANDLEMASS—featuring bassist/mainman Leif Edling, vocalist Messiah Marcolin, guitarist Lars Johansson, guitarist Matts 'Mappe' Bjorkman, and drummer Jan Lindh—have officially been confirmed for next year's installment of the Sweden Rock Festival, which is scheduled to take place on June 7-8, 2002 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. As originally hinted here on September 26th ...

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Archive News Nov 09, 2001

Former HELLOWEEN vocalist Michael Kiske will make a guest appearance on several tracks on the upcoming album from ex-HELLOWEEN guitarist Roland Grapow and drummer Uli Kusch, it was announced yesterday. Although recent reports indicated that SYMPHONY X vocalist Russell Allen would be absent from the project's recording line-up following Grapow and ...

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Archive News Oct 24, 2001

Due to a technical problem at the server side (completely out of our control), we were unable to post any updates to these pages during the last two days. Although the problem appears to have been resolved, there is no guarantee that this sort of thing will not happen again in the ...

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Archive News Oct 18, 2001

The official web site of the heavy metal band ANTHRAX at www.anthrax.com has reportedly received 8 million hits in the last two weeks, with 325,000 unique visitors connecting to the site in the wake of the recent anthrax bacteria terrorist scare that has sent fear and panic through the streets of America. ...

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