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ALICE COOPER Discusses His Stage Show

ALICE COOPER recently spoke to Billboard.com about his new album, "Dirty Diamonds", and his current world tour, which includes such traditional Cooper set-pieces as guillotines, strait jackets and "female vampire whip dances." "If you asked 10 people in 1975 to go to an ALICE COOPER show and do a two-page report on what ...

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Dirty Diamonds - ALICE COOPER

ALICE COOPER has been making albums for 36 years now, and it's amazing that he's still serving up listenable, better-than-average fare while most of his contemporaries have lost their muse completely or are content to flog the old hits over and over again. COOPER has certainly had his ups and downs over his recording history, ...

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FIREBALL MINISTRY Sign With LIQUOR AND POKER MUSIC

Acclaimed Los Angeles quartet FIREBALL MINISTRY, recently dubbed the "#1 metal band you need to know now" by Guitar World, have officially joined the roster of Liquor and Poker Music. The L.A.-based rock label will release the group's new album, "Their Rock Is Not Our Rock", on October 18. A rough mix of the new ...

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MELVINS Tribute Album: Final Track Listing Revealed

The final track listing has been announced for the MELVINS tribute album, "We Reach: The Music of the Melvins", due on August 23 via Fractured Transmitter Records. It is as follows: MARE – "Nightgoat" THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN - "Honey Bucket" MASTODON - "The Bit" STRAPPING YOUNG LAD - "Zodiac" PIG DESTROYER - "Claude" HIGH ...

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DEVOURMENT To Record 'Butcher The Weak' In August

Bassist Mike Majewski of the reformed Texas-based underground death metallers DEVOURMENT has posted the following message on the group's official message board: "We've been keeping quiet lately about the goings on in the DEVO camp so I figured I'd give ya a lil update. Of course, nothing is 100 percent set in stone, but this ...

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LALU To Release 'Temporal' In Early 2006

LALU, the new heavy/progressive project featuring French composer Vivien Lalu alongside drummer Ryan Van Poederooyen (DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND) and bassist Russell Bergquist (ex-ANNIHILATOR), will release their new album, "Temporal", in early 2006 through the Finnish label Lion Music. Two tracks on the CD will feature Virgil Donati (PLANET X, SOUL SIRKUS) on drums and Gary ...

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DEVOURMENT Bassist To Take Over Vocal Duties

Bassist Mike Majewski of the reformed Texas-based underground death metallers DEVOURMENT has announced that he will be taking over the vocal duties in the group after the recent departure of original frontman Wayne Knupp. Ruben Rosas, who had initially taken Knupp's place on the band's 1999 full-length release "Molesting the Decapitated" (United Guttural), has moved ...

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SEASON OF MOURNING Confirmed For Connecticut's GOTHSTOCK 2005 Festival

Philadelphia-based progressive doom metallers SEASON OF MOURNING have been confirmed for the Gothstock 2005 festival, set to take place September 24-25 at the Webster Theatre in Hartford, CT. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ANATHEMA DEVICE BELLA MORTE BURN VICTIM BUTCHER PRIEST CARFAX ABBEY CIRCUS OF DEAD SQUIRRELS COLLAPSE INTO REASON DEAD EMOTION ...

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BIRD OF PREY To Collaborate With Guitarist JIMI BELL

BIRD OF PREY, the project fronted by vocalist Kyle Michaels, has announced a collaboration with acclaimed guitarist Jimi Bell. Jimi will contribute to forthcoming releases in the form of guitar work and collaborative writing. Having played for the likes of METAL CHURCH's David Wayne and AFM recording artist Rob Rock, Jimi has more than his ...

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BRIAN 'HEAD' WELCH: There Was Too Much Drama Between KORN Bandmembers

Guitar World magazine recently conducted an in-depth interview with former KORN guitarist Brian "Head" Welch. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow: Guitar World: What triggered your decision to quit KORN? Brian "Head" Welch: "When I started playing in KORN, I began drifting downward spiritually. I became addicted to drugs like methamphetamine. I became ...

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W.A.S.P., DOKKEN, QUIET RIOT Featured On 'Hollywood Rocks!' Box Set

June 21, 2005 will see the release of the long-awaited and highly anticipated four-disc compilation album, "Hollywood Rocks!" through Deadline/Cleopatra Records. The audio companion to 2004's highly touted "Hollywood Rocks!" coffee table book, the box set is an eargasmic journey through the streets of the infamous Los Angeles club scene of the 1980s and early ...

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JON OLIVA To Produce BIRD OF PREY Debut

Jon Oliva, the mastermind behind SAVATAGE, DOCTOR BUTCHER, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA and JON OLIVA'S PAIN will be handling all production duties for the forthcoming debut album from BIRD OF PREY. BIRD OF PREY is led by vocalist Kyle Michaels. His impressive abilities have allowed him to collaborate with heavy hitters like Geezer Butler (BLACK SABBATH), Randy ...

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Former KYUSS Bassist Joins BUTCHER

Bassist Scott Reeder (KYUSS, THE OBSESSED, UNIDA) has posted the following message on his web site: "The WHORES OF TIJUANA record [which Reeder produced] is done and should be mastered in the next week or so... It was a quickie — raw and dirty, just the way I like it. They're doing presales at their ...

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S.K.W.A.D.: MOTÖRHEAD Guitarist's Sons Follow In Father's Footsteps

S.K.W.A.D., the Cardiff, U.K.-based band featuring MOTÖRHEAD guitarist Phil Campbell's two sons Todd (guitar, vocals) and Dane (drums), have launched their MySpace.com page at this location. Available for listening on the site are four songs ("BornLieFightDie", "Pink Sweatband", "Why" and "Hopes and Reason") from their recently completed 16-song CD. S.K.W.A.D. were formed in ...

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