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Pros and Cons - THE COMPANY BAND

As zany a situation as this sounds, what if Gordon Gekko invested in an underground bar rock band for shits and giggles? He might put them on a side stage at Battery Park where he could watch from his sky view suite in nearby Wall Street. All assuming the cat has a little rock 'n' ...

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THE COMPANY BAND: EPK For 'Pros & Cons' EP Available

An EPK (Electronic Press Kit) for THE COMPANY BAND's upcoming "Pros & Cons" EP can be seen below. Since THE COMPANY BAND first got together in 2006, the group has solely existed through semi-annual corporate retreats. These meetings developed into an organization of odd fellows featuring vocalist Neil Fallon from CLUTCH, drummer Jess Margera from ...

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THE 69 EYES: More Information On New Album, Single, Video

Helsinki, Finland-based gothic metallers THE 69 EYES are putting the finishing touches on their 10th studio album, "X", in Stockholm, Sweden for a September/October release through RCA/Sony Music in Finland and Nuclear Blast in the rest of Europe and North America. A single, "Red", will precede the full-length CD in August. According to a press ...

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FU MANCHU Begins Writing New Album

Southern California's heavy fuzz rock legends FU MANCHU have commenced the songwriting process for their next album, tentatively due in 2013. Says the band: "We have recorded every FU MANCHU record on this 4-track machine [see photo below], starting with the 1995 'Daredevil' release. We didn't use this for the final recordings that were released, ...

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THE COMPANY BAND To Release 'Pros & Cons' EP In July

Since THE COMPANY BAND first got together in 2006, the group has solely existed through semi-annual corporate retreats. These meetings developed into an organization of odd fellows featuring vocalist Neil Fallon from CLUTCH, drummer Jess Margera from CKY, guitarist/vocalist Jim Rota from FIREBALL MINISTRY, bassist Brad Davis from FU MANCHU and guitarist Dave Bone. Since ...

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THE 69 EYES Working On New Album

Helsinki, Finland-based gothic metallers THE 69 EYES are working on their 10th studio album in Stockholm, Sweden for a September release via Nuclear Blast Records. According to a press release, the CD — which is being helmed by the Swedish production team On The Verge — will be melancholic and melodic in best THE 69 ...

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A LIFE ONCE LOST Checks In From The Studio

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania's A LIFE ONCE LOST recently entered Planet Red studios in Richmond, Virginia with producer Andreas Magnusson (THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, IMPENDING DOOM) to begin recording its new album for a late 20120 release via Season Of Mist. "We are hustling along here with this album," states vocalist Bob Meadows. "It's going to be ...

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FU MANCHU To Celebrate 15th Anniversary Of 'The Action Is Go'

Southern California's heavy fuzz rock legends FU MANCHU are thrilled to celebrate the 15th anniversary of their 1997 classic "The Action Is Go". To follow up on the overwhelming response they received from their "In Search Of…15 Years" tour, the hardworking group will be undertaking a headlining tour with a set comprised of this entire ...

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ASG Signs To RELAPSE RECORDS

Relapse Records has announced the signing of North Carolina's finest psychedelic, stoner punks ASG. The band will enter the studio in February 2012 with producer Matt Hyde (SLAYER, CHILDREN OF BODOM, FU MANCHU) to begin recording its highly anticipated new album . Impossible to pigeonhole, ASG has been wheelin' and dealin' in kick-ass rock 'n' ...

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Reunited DEADBOLT Changes Name To GIVETHEMROPE

Reformed '90s Philedelphia, Pennsylvania-based "tuned-down hardcore, groove-metal blues" band DEADBOLT has changed its name to GIVETHEMROPE. According to the group, the move was necessary not only because of the existence of another band with the same name, but also in order to signal that this was a total rebirth for the reunited act. The group ...

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NEVERMORE Guitar-Lesson Videos Available

Music lesson web site PlayThisRiff.com is now featuring guitar-lesson videos featuring ex-NEVERMORE guitarist Jeff Loomis and the band's most recent touring axeman Attila Voros. At PlayThisRiff.com you will find the following lesson videos by Jeff Loomis and Attila Voros: * "Alternate Picking Exercise" * "Augmented To Emin7b5" * "Emin9sus4 Arpeggios" * "Japanese Scale ...

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VINCE NEIL Charged With Domestic Violence

According to TMZ.com, MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman Vince Neil has been charged with domestic violence and disorderly conduct for allegedly pushing his ex-girlfriend with his finger and leaving a bruise on her shoulder. The alleged confrontation between Neil and Alicia Jacobs took place last month at the Las Vegas Hilton. According to the Las ...

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DROWN's Back Catalogue And Previously Unreleased Music Available Through iTunes

Southern California alt-metal act DROWN has re-released its entire back catalogue digitally through iTunes. This includes the band's debut album, "Hold On To The Hollow" (remastered and re-titled "The Hollow Years" and featuring the previously unreleased track "Embrace"); the sophomore effort, "Product Of A Two Faced World" (now including bonus material); "Throwing Away ...

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DARKEST HOUR Guitar-Lesson Videos Now Available

Music lesson web site PlayThisRiff.com is now featuring guitar and bass lesson videos with Mike Schleibaum (guitar), Paul Burnette (bass) and Mike "Lonestar" Carrigan (guitar) from DARKEST HOUR. At PlayThisRiff.com you will find the following lesson videos by DARKEST HOUR: * "Bass Warm-Up Exercises" * "Beyond The Life You Know" * "Convalescence (Bass ...

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IMMOLATION Guitar-Lesson Videos Available

Music lesson web site PlayThisRiff.com is now featuring guitar lesson videos with guitarist Bill Taylor from IMMOLATION. At PlayThisRiff.com you will find the following lesson videos by IMMOLATION: * "Higher Coward" * "Nailed To Gold" * "The Purge" * "Harnessing Ruin" * "Bill's Main Guitar" "Higher Coward" can be viewed in Flash and ...

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A PERFECT CIRCLE, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, DISTURBED, KORN Confirmed For ROCK ON THE RANGE

Rock On The Range is celebrating its fifth anniversary! America's premier destination rock festival — May 21-22 at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio — will feature a spectacular lineup of rock heavyweights including A PERFECT CIRCLE (first performance of 2011), AVENGED SEVENFOLD, DISTURBED, KORN, STONE SOUR and STAIND (first performance in two years). The ...

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