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VINCE NEIL Collaborates With DESMOND CHILD On New Solo Single

MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman Vince Neil has collaborated with songwriting legend Desmond Child (BON JOVI, AEROSMITH, RICKY MARTIN) on a new song called "Promise Me". A video for the track will be filmed during Neil's appearance at The Palms Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV on October 3. The free event, which will serve as ...

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CHROMA KEY: New Album Due In November

InsideOut Music has set a November 9 release date for the new album from CHROMA KEY, entitled "Graveyard Mountain Home". The CD was produced and mixed in Istanbul, Turkey by the project's mastermind Kevin Moore (ex-DREAM THEATER, FATES WARNING) between September 2003 and September 2004. The track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. ...

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JESTER'S FUNERAL To Enter Studio Next Month

German metallers JESTER'S FUNERAL will enter the studio on October 18 to begin recording their fourth album, tentatively due in early 2005 through an as-yet-undetermined label. "We will produce the album on our own, supported by the SoundSquare production team from Duesseldorf and by our former bass player Holger Wies," the band write on their ...

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AC/DC Meets DAN RATHER? Audio Available

ECC reports: Years ago, The Evolution Control Committee put out a 7" single on the Eerie Materials label called "Rocked By Rape". The single's A-side blended together CBS anchor Dan Rather rapping violent rhetoric over a plodding beat of collaged AC/DC riffs. The B-side starts with a cut-up of dialogue explaining how to ...

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QUEEN Inducted Into HOLLYWOOD'S ROCKWALK: Photos Available

Surviving QUEEN members Brian May and Roger Taylor were inducted into Hollywood's RockWalk on Wednesday (Sept. 8) following the Las Vegas premiere of the musical "We Will Rock You", a rock theatrical stage show featuring 20 of QUEEN's greatest hits. Their handprints will be placed in cement along with a special plaque in memory of ...

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TOMMY LEE To Discuss PAMELA, Child Drowning In Upcoming Tell-All

Roger Friedman of FoxNews.com has details behind former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee's tell-all "TommyLand" (cover), which is scheduled for release next month. Among the topics Lee tackles is his long running on-again, off-again relationship with Pamela Anderson, including the famous sex video they made, which later became public. He also addresses the ...

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DAMAGEPLAN To Play Free Show In Illinois

DAMAGEPLAN, the new band formed by ex-PANTERA members Dimebag Darrell (guitar) and Vinnie Paul (drums), will play a free concert at at Davis Park in Rockford, IL on September 18, according to the Rockford Register Star. No opening acts have yet been announced for the show. Gates open at 4 p.m., with the first band ...

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VOLBEAT Set Release Date For Debut Album

Danish metallers VOLBEAT have set a November 1 release date through New Aeon Media (a subsidiary of Holland's Karmageddon Media) for their debut album, "The Strength/The Sound/The Songs". The CD was recorded at Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark with producer Jacob Hansen (RAUNCHY, INVOCATOR) and contains re-recorded tracks from the group's two demos, as well ...

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Metal Vocalist Publishes Poetry Book

Indiana native Mike Adams, who was allegedly one of the first vocalists to be considered as Dave Williams' replacement in DROWNING POOL, has just released a poetry book. Entitled "When The Vomit Makes You Famous: Poetry For Legends, Lovers, And Other Pseudo Fashions Of An Uncivil Society" (cover), the book is 5"x 8" ...

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War Is Heavy Metal: Upcoming Documentary Focuses On Music As Inspiration For Battle

"VH1 News Presents: Soundtrack to War", premiering Wednesday, August 18 at 9:00 p.m. introduces, through personal testimonies, the young and talented men and women experiencing the hell of war, and using music as inspiration while bullets fly. Australian filmmaker George Gittoes bypassed U.S. military chaperones to gain unprecedented access to the soldiers on the frontlines ...

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DROWNING POOL To Perform On ESPN2's 'Cold Pizza'

DROWNING POOL will be the featured musical guests on ESPN2's "Cold Pizza" airing on Tuesday (August 10) at 7am-9am ET (encores 9am-11 am ET). The band are expected to perform two songs ("Step Up" and "Love and War") from their latest album, "Desensitized", available now through Wind-Up Records. DROWNING POOL are currently on the road ...

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DROWNING POOL To Open For KISS In Memphis And New Orleans

DROWNING POOL will be opening for KISS on their "Rock the Nation" world tour on Friday, August 6 at The Pyramid Arena in Memphis, TN and Saturday, August 7 at New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, LA. DROWNING POOL singer Jason "Gong" Jones recently told The Hartford Courant that he is slowly finding a place ...

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DROWNING POOL Turned Away At Canadian Border — Again

DROWNING POOL have once again been turned away at the Canadian border, forcing the group to cancel their scheduled July 30 date at Toronto's Opera House. In an online posting, DROWNING POOL bassist Stevie Benton wrote, "As you all know, we were once again denied entrance into Canada. We feel like the trouble makers who ...

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Weight Of The World - METAL CHURCH

That characteristic chug from the Bay Area is perhaps as much of a reference point in these times as it was back in the heyday of scrotum-squeezing pants and decent METALLICA albums. Wisely, it could be argued, bands like TESTAMENT have brutalized their sound further to keep up with the seething new breed (THE HAUNTED ...

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VOLBEAT Change Working Title Of Debut Album

Danish metallers VOLBEAT have changed the projected title of their debut album to "The Strengh, the Sound, the Songs" from the originally announced "Rebel Monster". The CD was recorded at Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark with producer Jacob Hansen (RAUNCHY, INVOCATOR) and contains re-recorded tracks from the group's two demos, as well as five new ...

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DROWNING POOL Schedule 'Rockline' Appearance

DROWNING POOL will be the featured guests on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" airing Monday, July 19. The live show begins at 8:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET, and fans are encouraged to call in with questions during the program at (800) 344-ROCK (7625). To find a station near you, check out

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LAST CRACK To Headline JJO BAND CAMP's Second Stage

LAST CRACK have been confirmed to headline the second stage at the JJO Band Camp on July 24 in Madison, WI. The first annual JJO Band Camp, presented by Budweiser True Music and 94.1 WJJO, will take place at Willow Park, just behind the Alliant Energy Center. The show starts at noon, and LAST CRACK ...

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SKEW SISKIN Singer Offers Reward For Stolen Jacket

SKEW SISKIN singer Nina C. Alice had her customized denim jacket (worth about 400 euros) stolen from the Planet Music stage in Vienna, Austria. "It's blotchy brown in colour; has black fake fur on the collar; a badge with '"666' on it; patches on the sleeves with 'I am a fucking genius', a black '8' ...

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MARILYN MANSON Snatches New Home

Marilyn Manson has snatched up a five-bedroom home in Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley for around $1.3 million, according to ABC ePrep. The Los Angeles Times reports the new, 4,600 square-foot home boasts "both city and mountain views." Meanwhile, Manson has put his old pad on the market for nearly $1.8 million. That property in ...

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MONSTER MAGNET Set Their Sights On North America

MONSTER MAGNET are gearing up for a fall tour of North America in support of their new album "Monolithic Baby!" Early confirmations are as follows: Aug. 29 – WNOR's Lunatic Luau VIII at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre - Virginia Beach, VA (w/ SLIPKNOT, SALIVA, DROWNING POOL and more) Sep. 26 – WAAF's Locobazooka at Fitchburg Municipal ...

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THE ACCIDENT EXPERIMENT Break The Law, Announce New Album

THE ACCIDENT EXPERIMENT, the California-based band featuring former P.O.D. guitarist Marcos Curiel, were recently greeted with a cease-and-desist letter from attorneys of the American Red Cross. According to the letter, THE ACCIDENT EXPERIMENT's logo was in direct conflict with the interests of the American Red Cross. Any party with a logo similar to ...

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Portrait Of The Abyss Within - ELDRITCH

Although you might not hear their name spoken in the same reverential tones as, say, RHAPSODY or LABYRINTH, fellow Italian power metal diehards ELDRITCH have been there (since '91), seen it, done it and slain just as many dragons along the way. Probably. Although not nearly as prolific as Luca Turilli and the boys — ...

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DROWNING POOL, FLAW, DROPBOX Announce U.S. Tour Dates

DROWNING POOL, FLAW and DROPBOX have lined up the following dates during June/July: Jun. 19 - Liberty Memorial Park - Kansas City, KS Jun. 28 - Summerfest - Milwaukee, WI Jun. 30 - Remington Nite Club - Springfield, MO Jul. 02 - Bricktown Brewery - Oklahoma City, OK Jul. 03 -Javelina Harley Davidson - Boerne, ...

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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH Selling Home For $10 Million: Photos Available

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich's five-bedroom, six-bath home at 11 Place Moulin, Tiburon in the Marin County, California is on the market for $9.99 million via Nancy Allen of Pacific Union GMAC Real Estate, Mill Valley, according to the Marin Independent Journal. The 13,000-square-foot, three-level home has a pool overlooking the Richardson Bay with 360-degree views, ...

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BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION Are Having 'Too Much Fun For One Band'

BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION bassist Nikki Sixx (ex-MÖTLEY CRÜE) has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "Last few days have been a blur. Too much fun for one band. Hung with all the guys from DROWNING POOL, HATEBREED, DAMAGEPLAN, KORN, SOIL, LIFE OF AGONY, ILL NINO, SLAYER, SILVERTIDE, SLIPKNOT, H.I.M.…etc… Wow, we ...

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