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MELVINS To Celebrate 20th Anniversary With Book, Tour

MELVINS will celebrate their 20th anniversary this winter with the publication of a very special coffee table book called "Neither Here, Nor There" on March 2. According to an official press release, "Neither Here, Nor There" is "an amazing retrospective highlighting artwork from [MELVINS'] releases, ruminations from the band and their friends and [including] a ...

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DREAMS OF DAMNATION Enter Studio To Record New EP

DREAMS OF DAMNATION, the Los Angeles thrash band featuring former DARK ANGEL guitarist Jim Durkin, have entered Shiva Industries in Santa Ana, California to record an EP, titled "Vengeance: Chapter One", for Black Cherry Music. "We've been on the road so much this past year, it's exciting to focus on getting our music professionally recorded ...

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ABLOOM To Open For THE REVOLUTION SMILE In California

ABLOOM (formerly MOTHRA), the California-based group featuring former SOULFLY members Mikey Doling (guitar), Marcello D. Rapp (bass), and Roy Mayorga (drums), will be opening for THE REVOLUTION SMILE at Velvet Jones in Santa Barbara, California on January 28. ABLOOM's current lineup is rounded out by guitarist Levon Sultanian and vocalist Jason Radford (both of ONESIDEZERO). ...

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DEAD KENNEDYS Announce Mexican Tour Dates

DEAD KENNEDYS will play Mexico City and Monterey, Mexico for the first time ever. The Mexico City show will take place on January 31, 2004 at El Rayo and the Monterey date is set for February 1, 2004 at Café Iguana. Additionally, the band announced two dates in California to coincide with the Mexico shows. ...

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THIN LIZZY: Tour Dates Announced

THIN LIZZY have lined up the following dates during the first three months of 2004: Jan. 29 - CA - TBA Jan. 30 - Salt Lake City, UT - Club Expose Feb. 01 - Santa Barbara, CA - Coach House Feb. 04 - San Juan Capistrano, CA - TBA Feb. 05 - CA - TBA ...

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VILE Confirm Lineup For Upcoming Tour

Californian brutal death metallers VILE have announced that the group's lineup for their upcoming North American tour with CANNIBAL CORPSE, HYPOCRISY and EXHUMED will include original members Colin Davis (guitar) and Matt Faivre (bass) as well as ORIGIN vocalist James Lee, Denmark's Reno Kiilerich (FROZEN SUN, PANZERCHRIST, 12 GAUGE, EXMORTEM, KOBEAST) on drums and new ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE, HYPOCRISY: U.S. Tour Dates Announced

The bulk of the dates have been announced for the forthcoming North American tour featuring headliners CANNIBAL CORPSE along with EXHUMED, HYPOCRISY and VILE. The month-long trek is scheduled to kick off on February 12 in Houston, Tx. And conclude March 14 in Orlando, Fl., with additional dates pending. CANNIBAL CORPSE, HYPOCRISY, EXHUMED, VILE tour ...

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FOZZY Guitarist To Perform New Material Live In Georgia

Former STUCK MOJO/current FOZZY guitarist Rich Ward will debut his latest project at the WPUP 103.7 Santa Slam this Saturday, December 20 at Tasty World in Athens, Ga. Rich will be performing with FOZZY/ex-STUCK MOJO drummer Bud "Budzilla" Fontsere, new FOZZY bassist Sean Delson and Doug Busbee on guitar and backing vocals (the latter two ...

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Former SOULFLY Members To Support ADEMA

ABLOOM (formerly MOTHRA), the California-based group featuring former SOULFLY members Mikey Doling (guitar), Marcello D. Rapp (bass), and Roy Mayorga (drums), will support ADEMA at four shows on the West Coast beginning on December 16. Confirmed dates are as follows: Dec. 16 - Marquee Theatre - Tempe, AZ (w/ ADEMA) Dec. 17 - Galaxy Theatre ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE To Duet With JESSICA SIMPSON On Christmas TV Special

MTV announced yesterday (Dec. 4) that "The Osbourne Family Christmas Special" will air on Thursday, December 11 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. The 60-minute special, hosted by the Osbournes from their home in Beverly Hills, will take holiday specials to a bizarre level, with a wide range of celebrity guests joining in on the festivities, including ...

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'VINCE NEIL's Rocktails': Casting Call Announced

Producer J.C. Calciano is accepting submissions for "Vince Neil's Rocktails", a HD TV pilot a la "Red Shoe Diaries" hosted by MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil and directed by Mindy Debaise. Shoot starts Dec. 6 in L.A. and Las Vegas, Nevada. Credit, meals, and travel & lodging (if required) provided. There is pay. Breakdown: Males ...

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LIZZY BORDEN Bassist Gets 'Lynched'

LIZZY BORDEN/LEGACY bassist Marten Andersson will be joining DOKKEN/LYNCH MOB guitarist George Lynch on his upcoming U.S. tour. "Marten feels very honored and privileged to get this opportunity to join George on his tour, it will be a great time!" reads a post on Andersson's web site. Confirmed dates: Dec. 04 - Palo Alto, CA ...

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BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION Set North American Release Date For Debut Album

BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION, the new band featuring MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx, L.A. GUNS guitarist Tracii Guns, vocalist London LeGrand, and drummer Scot Coogan (ex-PAUL GILBERT, ONI LOGAN/ROWAN ROBERTSON, SINÉAD O'CONNOR), have set a March 9, 2004 release date through Sanctuary Records for their debut album, "Here Come The Brides". The CD, which features contributions ...

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BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION Sign With SANCTUARY RECORDS

BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION, the new band featuring MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx, L.A. GUNS guitarist Tracii Guns, vocalist London LeGrand, and drummer Scot Coogan (ex-PAUL GILBERT, ONI LOGAN/ROWAN ROBERTSON, SINÉAD O'CONNOR), have signed an American/European deal with Sanctuary Records. The following is Sixx's latest posting to the "Diary" section of BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION's official web ...

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SPEEDEALER To Tour With SUPAGROUP In December

The reformed SPEEDEALER will be teaming up with SUPAGROUP for a two-week tour in early December. Dates so far are as follows: Dec. 01 - El Paso, TX - TBA Dec. 02 - Las Vegas, NV - The Double Down Dec. 03 - Santa Cruz, CA - The Mediterranean Dec. 04 - San Francisco, CA ...

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BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION Debut To Surface In December

BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION, the new band featuring MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx, L.A. GUNS guitarist Tracii Guns, vocalist London LeGrand, and drummer Scot Coogan (ex-PAUL GILBERT, ONI LOGAN/ROWAN ROBERTSON, SINÉAD O'CONNOR), have set December 25 as the Japanese release date through Universal Records for their debut album, "Here Come The Brides". The CD, which features ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP: More U.S. Dates Announced

MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP's (MSG) have announced more dates for their upcoming U.S. tour. They are as follows: Nov. 25 - Palo Alto, CA @ The Edge Nov. 26 - Concord, CA @ Cadillac Ranch Nov. 28 - Sacramento, CA @ The Roadhouse Nov. 29 - Ventura, CA @ Ventura Theatre Nov. 30 - West Hollywood, ...

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LIVING COLOUR: DVD-Audio To Include Video Clip

LIVING COLOUR's DVD-Audio edition of their new CD, "Collideoscope", will include all 15 tracks in 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound plus a video clip for "Song Without Sin" along with photos and possible other video footage. Upcoming LIVING COLOUR tour dates: Nov. 05 - Denver, CO @ Fillmore Nov. 07 - St louis, MO - the ...

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TEMPLE OF THE DOG Reunion Among Surprises At PEARL JAM Benefit Gig

PEARL JAM were joined by a host of famous musical friends on stage last night (Oct. 28) in Santa Barbara, Calif., at a benefit for the Louis Warschaw Prostate Cancer Center at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Among the guests appearing on stage during the performance were PEARL JAM's former drummer Jack Irons, singer/songwriter Jack Johnson, veteran ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP: Touring Lineup Revealed

MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP's (MSG) touring lineup for the band's upcoming U.S. tour will consist of the following musicians: Michael Schenker - guitar Chris Logan - vocals Rev Jones (BLACK SYMPHONY, MSG) - bass Wayne Findlay (MSG, VINNIE MOORE) – keyboards, guitar Pete Holmes (BLACK 'N' BLUE, TED NUGENT, BLACK SYMPHONY, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) - drums Confirmed ...

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Former ANTHRAX Singer Names New Solo CD

Former ANTHRAX frontman Joey Belladonna has set "03" as the title for his forthcoming third solo album, due on October 27 through the singer's official web site and at the group's upcoming live shows (where it will be sold for $10). The follow-up to 1998's "Spells Of Fear" (DeRock Records) was recorded in Syracuse, New ...

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Former SOULFLY Members Join Forces In ABLOOM

Former SOULFLY members Mikey Doling (guitar), Marcello D. Rapp (bass), and Roy Mayorga (drums) have rejoined forces in ABLOOM, the California-based group formerly known as MOTHRA. The band, whose lineup is rounded out by guitarist Levon Sultanian and vocalist Jason Radford (both of ONESIDEZERO), played two shows (in San Diego and Santa Barbara) last weekend ...

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Former PITCHSHIFTER Frontman To Tour With PIGFACE

Former PITCHSHIFTER frontman J.S. Clayden will be touring with PIGFACE as part of their upcoming "United II" tour. The trek, which kicks off on November 5 in West Dundee, Illinois, will see Clayden joined by PIGFACE mainman Martin Atkins, Seibold (HATE DEPT.), and En Esch (SLICK IDIOT, ex-KMFDM). Other bands appearing on the bill are ...

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ANNA KJELLBERG Leaves SUPERFIX, Seeks Full-Time Band

Former DRAIN STH bassist Anna Kjellberg has officially parted ways with SUPERFIX (mp3), the project she formed three years ago with ex-DRAIN STH drummer-turned-vocalist Martina Axen. "After playing with Martina for 14 years, I decided it was time to move on," Anna told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. "We have grown apart musically and didn't have the ...

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DEATH ANGEL Sign With NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area metallers DEATH ANGEL have signed a multi-album record deal with Nuclear Blast Records. The band are expected to enter the studio in early 2004 to begin recording their first CD since 1990's "Act III", tentatively due later in the year. Speaking to Chile's Grinder magazine in late 2002, DEATH ANGEL ...

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DEVILDRIVER Film Video For 'I Could Care Less'

DEVILDRIVER (formerly DEATHRIDE), the new Santa Barbara, California-based project featuring ex-COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara, shot a video for the track "I Could Care Less" with director P.R. Brown (JERRY CANTRELL, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE) on Sunday (October 5). "I Could Care Less" is the first single off the group's self-titled debut album, due on October 28 ...

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SUICIDAL TENDENCIES: MUIR Reports From Kentucky's FEST FIVE

SUICIDAL TENDENCIES frontman Mike Muir has posted the following report from the band's appearance at last weekend's 105.1 WLRS' Fest Five event on the Great Lawn in Louisville, Kentucky: "Lori, the bands booking agent called Wednesday, saying she just got a call asking if we were available and willing to fly out a play a ...

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