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PAPA ROACH To Release New Album In September

PAPA ROACH are scheduled to release the follow-up to 2002's "Lovehatetragedy" in September through Dreamworks Records. Titled "Getting Away With Murder", the album was produced by Howard Benson (COLD, BLINDSIDE, P.O.D., SEPULTURA) and mixed by Chris Lord-Alge, who has previously worked with BAD RELIGION, BILLY TALENT, GLASSJAW, GREEN DAY, IMA ROBOT, MxPx, P.O.D., and STONE ...

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DOPE: New Album Recorded?

EdselDope.com is reporting that DOPE are rumored to have finished recording their fourth record. "It was recorded on the road over the last couple of months and is ready to be mixed and mastered," reads a post on the site. "The guys are headed out to L.A. this week to get that done ...

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STARRATS To Support ALICE COOPER In Denmark

Danish hard rockers STARRATS will support ALICE COOPER on June 17 at the Ringsted Kongres Center in Denmark. The band, who consists of Christian Braun (drums), Kasper Eskildsen (bass), Dennis Post (guitar) and Søren Nico Adamsen (vocals), will release their debut album, entitled "Broken Halo", in June through Italy's Adrenaline Records. In addition, they have ...

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Report: Dozens Hospitalized After Alternative Rock Concert

The Associated Press is reporting that nearly 50 people were sent to area hospitals, and more than 200 others were treated for heat exhaustion Saturday (May 22) at a Washington D.C. concert that included performances by PAPA ROACH and THE OFFSPRING. The daylong HFStival, sponsored by local alternative rock radio station WHFS-FM, featured acts performing ...

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Denmark's STARRATS To Release Debut CD In June

Copenhagen, Denmark-based hard rock band STARRATS have completed work on their debut album, "Broken Halo", for a June release through Italy's Adrenaline Records. The group, who feature in their ranks former members of such acts as PUSH, FURY and THE BLACK ROSE, describe their sound as a mixture of "the great melody, feel and musicianship ...

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DINO CAZARES On New FEAR FACTORY CD: 'True Fans Know What's Up'

Former FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares was recently interviewed by HitThePit.com about his recent and upcoming activities. Asked for his opinion on the new FEAR FACTORY record, "Archetype" (the group's first since Dino's departure), Cazares replied, "I don't think my opinion matters, the true FF fans know what's up, they know where it started." With ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Keyboardist Schedules East Coast Dates

GUNS N' ROSES keyboardist Dizzy Reed will take HOOKERS N BLOW to the East Coast for a handful of dates in early June. The last time HOOKERS played New York City at Don Hills, Richard Fortus (GUNS N' ROSES guitarist) showed up and did a few tunes including the BOB DYLAN classic "Knockin' on Heaven's ...

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ORGY To Embark On First Headlining Tour In Three Years

Los Angeles, California-based ORGY are gearing up for their first tour in almost three years beginning on April 20 in San Antonio, Texas for the Rockon Coors Light Fest with PAPA ROACH (as part of San Antonio's Fiesta Festival). Confirmed dates are as follows: ORGY "Punk Statik Paranoia" tour: Apr. 20 - San Antonio, TX ...

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JEFF SCOTT SOTO: Drummer ALEX PAPA Leaves The Fold

Vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (TALISMAN, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) has parted ways with the drummer from his solo band, Alex Papa. "Alex has decided to pursue other avenues in his career," Jeff said in a statement. "I and the rest of the band support his decisions and wish him nothing but every success in his future endeavors. ...

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JEFF SCOTT SOTO: New Solo Album On The Way

In addition to his brand-new, as-yet-unnamed project with Neal Schon and Deen Castronovo (both of JOURNEY) and Marco Mendoza (WHITESNAKE, BLUE MURDER, THIN LIZZY), singer Jeff Scott Soto has started recording his highly anticipated third solo album, tentatively titled "Lost In The Translation". Jeff has confirmed that Neal Schon will co-write a song and appear ...

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PAPA ROACH Add Sacramento Date

PAPA ROACH have added a Sacramento show to their upcoming itinerary leading up to their appearance at the South by Southwest Music Festival (SXSW) later this month. Support at all dates will come from DIE TRYING and STILLLIFE PROJECTOR. The dates are as follows: Mar. 12 - Reno, NV The @ New Oasis Mar. 13 ...

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PAPA ROACH Announce Short Run Of Live Dates

PAPA ROACH have announced five shows leading up to their appearance at the South by Southwest Music Festival (SXSW) next month. Support at all dates will come from DIE TRYING and STILLLIFE PROJECTOR. The dates are as follows: Mar. 12 - Reno, NV The @ New Oasis Mar. 14 - Las Vegas, NV @ Huntridge ...

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ANTHRAX To Tour Japan, Australia In April

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian has posted the following message on the band's official web site (as part of his regular online column, dubbed "Alpha Mail"): "[Fiancée] Pearl and I went to our friends Mia and Dave's wedding. It was a killer wedding. It was a rock wedding. Mia's dad is Steven Tyler and Dave plays ...

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JASON NEWSTED's PAPA WHEELIE Project: More New Songs Posted Online

PAPA WHEELIE, the "stoner punk metal" crew consisting of former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted (a.k.a. Jaylor) on guitar/vocals, Steven Wiig (a.k.a. Swiiglor) on drums and Joe Ledesma (a.k.a. Joefus) on bass, have posted two new tracks recorded at Newsted's The Chophouse studio in September 2003 and February 2004. The songs available for listening in streaming ...

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JASON NEWSTED Offers 'Noisy And Beautiful' Preview Of THE SNATCH RACKET

THE SNATCH RACKET, a two-piece PAPA WHEELIE offshoot band featuring former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted (a.k.a. Jaylor) and drummer Steven Wiig (a.k.a. Swiiglor), have posted two new tracks recorded in September 2003 at Newsted's The Chophouse studio. Commented Jason: "Noisy and beautiful...anything can happen...a must listen. Still in its earliest stages, this is just a ...

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THE DARKNESS Singer Gets 'Retarded' With BLACK EYED PEAS

THE DARKNESS singer Justin Hawkins has been joining BLACK EYED PEAS on stage at this year's Big Day Out festival for a rendition of BEP's "Retarded", according to Undercover. "At first there was a bit of weirdness between us and them in London," BLACK EYED PEAS' Will told Undercover of the two bands' first meeting. ...

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MADBALL To Play Exclusive New York Show

Reunited New York hardcore veterans MADBALL will be playing an exclusive show with H2O and SHAI HULUD on March 14 in Poughkeepsie, NY. In related news, HAZEN STREET, the new hardcore "supergroup" featuring Freddy Cricien (MADBALL) and Toby Morse (H20) on vocals, bassist Hoya (MADBALL), Chad Gilbert (NEW FOUND GLORY) and David Kennedy (BOX CAR ...

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JASON NEWSTED's PAPA WHEELIE Project: New Songs Posted Online

PAPA WHEELIE, the "stoner punk metal" crew consisting of former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted (a.k.a. Jaylor) on guitar/vocals, Steven Wiig (a.k.a. Swiiglor) on drums and Joe Ledesma (a.k.a. Joefus) on bass, have posted three new tracks recorded at Newsted's The Chophouse studio in October 2003. Commented Jason: "The noisiest metal on two wheels is alive ...

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PAPA ROACH Select Mixer For New Album

PAPA ROACH will be heading back to Los Angeles this week to begin mixing their new album with Chris Lord-Alge. Chris' credits include BAD RELIGION, BILLY TALENT, GLASSJAW, GREEN DAY, IMA ROBOT, MxPx, P.O.D., and STONE TEMPLE PILOTS. As previously reported, the follow-up to 2002's "Lovehatetragedy" — which is expected to be titled either "Dancing ...

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PAPA ROACH To Begin Mixing New Album In January

PAPA ROACH will begin mixing their new album in Los Angeles on January 15, 2004, according to a post on the band's web site. "In all, 14 songs were recorded. After they are all mixed the final track listing will be decided on and the band will turn their attention to artwork, videos, tours, and ...

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Report: Top-Grossing OZZFEST Shows Of All Time (1996-2003)

As part of a special spotlight on the Osbournes in the current issue of Billboard, the magazine has compiled a list of the top 10 highest-grossing Ozzfest shows in the travelling festival's eight-year history. Since its inaugural run in 1996, Ozzfest has grossed a staggering $146.5 million from 236 shows that have drawn 3.8 million ...

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Hardcore 'Supergroup' HAZEN STREET Recording Debut For Spring Release

HAZEN STREET, the new hardcore "supergroup" featuring Chad Gilbert (NEW FOUND GLORY) and David Kennedy (BOX CAR RACER) on guitar, bassist Hoya (MADBALL), drummer Mackie Jayson (CRO-MAGS, BAD BRAINS, SHELTER), and Toby Morse (H20) and Freddy Cricien (MADBALL) on vocals, are tracking their debut album with producer Howard Benson (P.O.D., PAPA ROACH, SEPULTURA) for a ...

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PAPA ROACH: Getting Away With Murder

PAPA ROACH singer Jacoby Shaddix has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Was up, kids. It's Jacoby aka Johnny Vodka aka Coby Dick!!! How ya doin'? I'm doing good, just singin' my ass off. I'm so excited about this record, I'm singin' better than ever. I just finished vocals on this ...

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