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MOTOGRATER: New Music Available Online

Santa Barbara, California-based quintet MOTOGRATER have posted two tracks in streaming audio on their official web site. The two cuts — "Suffocate" and "Down" — can be heard by following these links: Hi-Speed, Lo-Speed. MOTOGRATER are currently mixing their debut album with producer James "Jimbo" Barton (METALLICA, RUSH, MARILYN MANSON, STONE ...

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DREAMS OF DAMNATION Announce Tour Dates, Continue Work On Demo

Los Angeles thrash metal act DREAMS OF DAMNATION, featuring former DARK ANGEL axeman Jim Durkin, have announced the following dates: Mar. 01 – Hollywood, CA @ The Garage (Metal For Cancer) Jun. 09 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Galaxy (w/ IMMOLATION, GRAVE) The Metal For Cancer benefit for Tony "Bones" Hernandez will be headlined ...

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MOTOGRATER Added To OZZFEST 2003!

Santa Barbara, California-based quintet MOTOGRATER have been added to the list of artists performing on the second stage at this year's Ozzfest, according to www.sickness1.com. MOTOGRATER are currently mixing their debut album with producer James "Jimbo" Barton (METALLICA, RUSH, MARILYN MANSON, STONE SOUR) at Track Records studio in Los Angeles for a June release through ...

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D.R.I. To Embark On North American Tour

D.R.I. have announced plans to resume their 20th Anniversary Tour in May. According to the band, they will be "starting in California, and will be playing across the top of the country, to the East Coast. Once there, we jump around the Northeast. We won't be making it back down south again on this one. ...

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MELDRUM To Support BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, NASHVILLE PUSSY

Stockholm, Sweden's MELDRUM, featuring former PHANTOM BLUE guitarist Michelle Meldrum, will support BLACK LABEL SOCIETY and NASHVILLE PUSSY during late March/early April. Confirmed dates are as follows: Mar. 28 - The Roadhouse - Sacramento, CA Mar. 29 - Ventura Theatre - Ventura, CA Mar. 30 - The Edge Nightclub - Palo Alto, CA Apr. 01 ...

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ANKLA, 40 GRIT Team Up For West Coast Tour

Los Angeles-based ANKLA, featuring guitarist Ramon Ortiz (PUYA), Brazilian vocalist Ikaro Stafford, L.A local J.J. McNeal on bass, and drummer Aaron Rossi (STRIFE, SHELTER, MEDICATION), will team up with San Francisco Bay Area metallers 40 GRIT for a host of West Coast dates during March. Also set to appear on the bill are I.R.A.T.E. Confirmed ...

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LYNCH MOB Announce U.S. Dates

LYNCH MOB, the band led by former DOKKEN and current L/P guitarist George Lynch, have lined up the following dates during March: Mar. 12 - Hollywood, CA - The Key Club Mar. 13 -San Diego, CA - Brick By Brick Mar. 14 - Santa Ana, CA - Galaxy Theatre Mar. 15 - Tucson, AZ - ...

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BLACK LABEL SOCIETY: Upcoming Dates Announced

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY have lined up the following dates during March/April: Mar. 13 – Orlando, FL @ Harley Davidson Bike Week Festival Mar. 14 - FL @ TBA Mar. 15 - FL @ TBA Apr. 03 – Las Vegas, NV @ Huntridge Theatre Apr. 04 – Tempe, AZ @ Bash on Ash Apr. 05 – ...

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MOTOGRATER Announce Hollywood Show

Santa Barbara, California-based quintet MOTOGRATER have announced a show at The Whisky In Hollywood, California on Feb. 6. As previously reported, MOTOGRATER are currently mixing their debut album with producer James "Jimbo" Barton (METALLICA, RUSH, MARILYN MANSON, STONE SOUR) at Track Records studio in Los Angeles for a June release through No Name/Elektra Records. The ...

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MOTOGRATER Mixing Debut For Summer Release

Santa Barbara, California-based quintet MOTOGRATER are currently mixing their debut album with producer James "Jimbo" Barton (METALLICA, RUSH, MARILYN MANSON, STONE SOUR) at Track Records studio in Los Angeles for a summer release through No Name/Elektra Records. A new track, titled "Suffocate", can be heard in streaming audio in the "Use It Or Lose It" ...

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Former MÖTLEY CRÜE Drummer Back In Court

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee lost his bid Tuesday to add someone else to the lawsuit blaming him for the death of a 4-year-old boy who drowned in his pool. Attorney Philip D. Weiss, representing Lee in the lawsuit filed by the parents of Daniel Karven-Veres, said Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Richard Neidorf's ...

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LIVING COLOUR: Upcoming Gigs Announced

LIVING COLOUR, freshly signed to Sanctuary Records, have announced the following dates during January/February: Jan. 16 - San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall buy tickets Jan. 19 - Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Feb. 14 - New Haven, CT @ Toad's Place ...

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DEATHRIDE To Begin Recording In Early February

California's DEATHRIDE, the new project featuring COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara, are set to begin recording their debut album, tentatively titled "Thirteen", on Feb. 3 for a July release through Roadrunner Records. The following is Fafara's latest update on the group's activities, as posted on the band's official message board: "DEATHRIDE goes to the NAMM ...

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DOHENY Seek Bassist

DOHENY, the new group formed by ex-THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar) and PITCHSHIFTER frontman J.S. Clayden, are currently seeking a permanent bassist. "Are you between 20 and 30, look good, play bass guitar like a muthafucker and want to hear all the new DOHENY tracks?" Morrison asked via his official web site. ...

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KING'S X Announce Headlining Tour

KING'S X have announced the initial dates for their "More Manic" headlining tour in February/March. They are as follows: Feb. 06 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Hoopla's Bar & Grill Feb. 07 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx Feb. 08 - Asbury Park, NJ @ The Stone Pony Feb. 11 - New London, CT @ El-N-Gee ...

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STUCK MOJO To Reunite For New Year's Eve Show In Atlanta

For the second year in a row, acclaimed rap/metal act STUCK MOJO will reunite for a New Year's Eve show in Atlanta. The four-piece — guitarist Rich Ward, frontman Bonz, drummer Bud Fontsere, and bassist/vocalist Keith Watson (SICK SPEED, formerly of Charlotte, North Carolina's OBEY BIZAR) — will perform on Tuesday, Dec. 31 at the ...

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AEROSMITH's STEVEN TYLER Appears On 'Lizzie McGuire'

AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler made a special appearance on the Disney Channel program "Lizzie McGuire" Friday night (Dec. 6) playing himself and Santa Claus. Tyler said he was first made aware of the show when he was in Disney World with his daughter Chelsea. "We went to Disney World in Florida, and we were there ...

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PRIMER 55 Drummer Bangs With SOCIETY 1

PRIMER 55 drummer Preston Nash has taken over the drum throne for SOCIETY 1 for the remaining dates of the Jagermeister $12 Riot Tour, on which both bands are touring with headliner DOPE. Nash took over drumming duties after SOCIETY 1 drummer Dagon suffered an injury to his ankle, sustained during a post-show party in ...

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DEEP PURPLE Drummer, Guitarist Line Up Outside Appearances

DEEP PURPLE drummer Ian Paice makes a "special guest" appearance on Italian guitarist Tolo Marton's new double live CD, "Dal Vero". The album, which was recorded in 2001/2002, features Paice on live renditions of the JIMI HENDRIX classics "Stone Free" and "Hey Joe". In related news, DEEP PURPLE guitarist Steve Morse will embark on a ...

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SPINESHANK: The Curse Is Back!

SPINESHANK drummer Tommy Decker recently posted the following update on the progress of the recording sessions for the band's forthcoming album, "Violent Mood Swings": "The SPINESHANK curse is back!!!! We had a string of bad luck this week...First of all, everybody has been sick. I was sick for about 2 weeks, and Mike, Rob, Gggarth, ...

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GUVNER Announce Upcoming Dates

Los Angeles-based GUVNER, who feature in their ranks original BANG TANGO guitarist Mark Knight, have lined up the following dates during December/January: Dec. 11 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Sharkeys Dec. 12 – San Francisco, CA @ Voodoo Lounge Dec. 20 – San Diego, CA @ The Secret Lab Dec. 22 – Los Angeles, CA ...

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BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION To Make Live Debut

BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION, the new band featuring MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx, L.A. GUNS guitarist Tracii Guns, former MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman John Corabi (who plays guitar in the group), vocalist London LeGrand, and drummer Scot Coogan (ex-PAUL GILBERT, ONI LOGAN/ROWAN ROBERTSON, SINÉAD O'CONNOR), will make their live debut at the end of December in Southern ...

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DOKKEN Announce California Gigs

DOKKEN have announced four headlining shows during January. They are as follows: Jan. 09 - Palo Alto, CA @ The Icon Jan. 10 - Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Theatre Jan. 11 - Agoura Hills, CA @ Canyon Club Jan. 12 - San Diego, CA @ 4th & B ...

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NUCLEAR ASSAULT Announce U.S. Dates

The reunited NUCLEAR ASSAULT have lined up the following dates during the coming weeks: Dec. 29 - Jaxx - Springfeild VA. Jan. 17 - El-N-Gee - New London, CT. Jan. 18 - Stone Pony - Asbury Park, NJ. Jan. 22 - Sin 13 - San Antonio, TX. Jan. 23 - Fitzgerald's - San Houston, TX. ...

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NUCLEAR ASSAULT To Launch U.S. Tour In Support Of 'Alive Again'

Reunited New York thrashers NUCLEAR ASSAULT have set "Alive Again" as the title for their upcoming live album, due shortly through the Screaming Ferret Wreckords label. The upcoming CD, which represents NUCLEAR ASSAULT's first release in over nine years, will be supported by a world tour, with confirmed dates in the U.S from end of ...

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'The Art of Noise Tour 2003' Coming To A City Near You

The Guitar World-presented "The Art of Noise Tour 2003", featuring NILE, NAPALM DEATH, DARK TRANQUILITY, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, and THE BERZERKER, is shaping up as follows: Jan. 17 – Fitzgeralds - Houston, TX Jan. 18 - The Backroom - Austin, TX Jan. 19 - Canyon Club - Dallas, TX Jan. 21 - Bash on Ash ...

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