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THE PANIC CHANNEL: First Video Posted Online

THE PANIC CHANNEL, the new band featuring three quarters of the most recent lineup of JANE'S ADDICTION (guitarist Dave Navarro, drummer Stephen Perkins, and bassist Chris Chaney) and former SKYCYCLE vocalist Steve Isaacs, have posted a video for their track "Bloody Mary" at this location (Quicktime, 18.3 MB). Commented the band: "The last ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH: 'Bach To Europe' Tour Diary

Daniel Stanton of Anger Management/Coallier Entertainment has submitted the following tour diary documenting Sebastian Bach's (ex-SKID ROW) most recent "Bach To Europe" European trek: "With many tours under my belt, nothing will come close to the psychotic world of working with the hyper madman named Sebastian Bach. No matter how you slice it, this 'Basmanian ...

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MANIFEST Negotiating With Record Labels

Norwegian noise-thrashers MANIFEST have posted the following message on their official web site: "We are currently negotiating with a couple of record labels about the release of [the debut album] 'Half Past Violence'. Hopefully we can have something worked out in the near future. Not knowing how long things will drag out is kind of ...

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Former ANTHRAX Guitarist Shares A DIMEBAG Moment

Former ANTHRAX/SEBASTIAN BACH guitarist Paul Crook remembers DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott: "This happened somewhere in North America while I was helping Dimebag out on the BLACK SABBATH/PANTERA tour. I actually roadied for him while I was still playing with ANTHRAX. Grady (his tech) had to rush home because his wife was giving birth to ...

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THE PANIC CHANNEL Hard At Work On Debut Album

THE PANIC CHANNEL, the new band featuring three quarters of the most recent lineup of JANE'S ADDICTION (guitarist Dave Navarro, drummer Stephen Perkins, and bassist Chris Chaney) and former SKYCYCLE vocalist Steve Isaacs, have finished recording more than half of their debut album, according to Billboard.com. "We've got close to 10 or 11 songs written ...

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TAPROOT Drummer: The New Album Is Worth The Wait

TAPROOT drummer Jarrod Montague has posted the following update on the group's official web site: "I thought it was about time for a bit of an update on our progress since we are all getting anxious waiting for this record! "As you may know, I've been done with drums for about a month. Steve [vocalist ...

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RUSH Singer Profiled In Wine Book

RUSH fan site Power Windows is reporting that RUSH bassist/vocalist Geddy Lee is one of many celebrity wine lovers to be profiled in the upcoming book, "Oldman's Guide to Outsmarting Wine", coming Dec. 7, 2004. The book includes an exclusive profile of Geddy Lee and his wine preferences, proving himself to be keenly ...

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DEF LEPPARD Among Bands Featured In Q Magazine Special

The following message was posted at DEF LEPPARD's official web site: "Every now and then, British magazines Q and Mojo release specials dedicated to certain bands (THE BEATLES, PINK FLOYD), musical styles (punk, ska, 50 Years Of Rock & Roll), specific lists (100 Greatest Record Sleeves, 1001 Best Songs), and so on. The latest special ...

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SUICIDAL TENDENCIES: Recording Update

SUICIDAL TENDENCIES have posted the following message on their official web site: "Monday was another drum session for the 'Return to Venice' project. As you probably have read in the past, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES has been working on and at its new studio. This has been a major highlight, proud spot and focal point for the ...

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RUSH: Baroque Tribute Album Out Now

Vitamin Records has just released "A Baroque Tribute to Rush", an album that promises to "revive the strength and unity that was produced in some of the legendary Canadian band's best work such as 'Madrigal' and 'Time Stands Still'," according to a posting on the label's web site. The complete track listing for the effort ...

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GODSMACK: 'Changes' DVD To Receive European Release In December

GODSMACK's long-form live in-concert DVD, "Godsmack - Changes", will receive a European release on December 6 via Coming Home Studio. Filmed throughout GODSMACK's 2003-2004 worldwide "Faceless" tour, much of which included the coveted support slot for METALLICA's "St Anger" tour in Europe and North America, "Changes" offers in-depth interviews with all four band members, behind-the-scenes ...

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GODSMACK: 'Changes' DVD Debuts In Billboard's Top 10

GODSMACK's long-form live in-concert DVD, "Godsmack - Changes", (Zoe/Rounder), has bowed at position No. 7 on Billboard's Top Music Video chart. Filmed throughout GODSMACK's 2003-2004 worldwide "Faceless" tour, much of which included the coveted support slot for METALLICA's "St Anger" tour in Europe and North America, "Changes" offers in-depth interviews with all four band members, ...

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RUSH: XM Studio Performance To Air In October

RUSH fan site Power Windows is reporting that RUSH appeared live on August 3 from XM's "state-of-the-art performance studio" in Washington, DC before 40 lucky fans selected from over 200 entries in an XM contest. Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson took part in a Q&A session before performing acoustic renditions of "Resist" and ...

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DEFTONES Singer: New Album To Contain 'Way More Riffs'

DEFTONES singer Chino Moreno has spoken to MTV.com about the group's decision to embark on a month-long club tour prior to entering the studio to record their fifth studio album. "We're just going to get used to playing as a live band again," Moreno said. "For me, the best part of being in a band ...

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OZZFEST 2004, VAN HALEN, KISS, RUSH Concert Grosses Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert grosses, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: Ozzfest: BLACK SABBATH, JUDAS PRIEST, SLAYER, DIMMU BORGIR, SUPERJOINT RITUAL, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY & others Venue: Journal Pavilion City/State: Albuquerque, N.M. Date: Aug. 3, 2004 Gross Sales: $807,667 Attendance: 14,171 Capacity: 14,171 Shows: 1 Sell-Outs: 1 Prices: ...

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Bassist JOEY VERA Issues ANTHRAX European Tour Report

Bassist Joey Vera (FATES WARNING, ARMORED SAINT, ANTHRAX) has posted the following message on his web site: "Hey all, I'm in the end stages of tour decompression and feeling like I should write an update. I've been home now for a week but it feels like only a few days. Weird 'cause when I was ...

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RUSH Guitarist Says Court Case Won't Delay U.K. Tour

Andy Coleman of the U.K.'s Evening Mail is reporting that RUSH guitarist Alex Lifeson today promised Birmingham fans the band's forthcoming NEC shows will definitely go ahead — despite a court case hanging over his head. The 50-year-old musician says he was due to appear in a Florida court in September but a deal has ...

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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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THIN LIZZY's 'Live and Dangerous' Voted Best Live Rock Album

THIN LIZZY's "Live and Dangerous" has been voted "best live rock album of all time" by the readers of Classic Rock magazine, according to Scotsman.com. UFO's "Strangers in the Night", released in 1979, came in second, while DEEP PURPLE's "Made In Japan" came third. "If You Want Blood, You've Got it", by Australian rockers AC/DC, ...

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