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SWEDEN ROCK Festival Nearing Sell-Out

Last year, Sweden Rock festival sold out all the 15,000 two-day tickets two days before the first band took the stage. That was actually the first time ever the festival was sold out. This year the tickets will sell out much earlier. As of today, more than 13,000 of the 16,000 three-day tickets have been ...

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Back To Times of Splendor - DISILLUSION

On the face of it, the industry-standard sleeve adorning "Back To Times of Splendor" (ghostly woman staring mournfully across arid landscape) does precious little to prepare you for the stupendously ambitious music that emanates from it. You also discover that the band is three essentially unknown guys from Germany attempting to piece together black, death, ...

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QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE To Enter Studio In April

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE mainman Josh Homme has told MTV.com that he will return to the studio in April with the remaining QUEENS members — guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen and drummer Joey Castillo — to work on the band's next album. "I gotta be honest," he said. "I knew this [split with bassist Nick ...

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RUSH: European Tour Dates Announced

RUSH have announced the details of their upcoming European tour — the band's first trip to the continent since 1992. RUSH "30th Anniversary Tour" European dates: Sep. 08 – London, UK - Wembley Arena Sep. 09 - London, UK - Wembley Arena Sep. 11 – Birmingham, UK - NEC Arena Sep. 12 – Manchester, UK ...

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MACHINE HEAD Frontman Checks In With Studio, Tour Update

MACHINE HEAD frontman Robert Flynn has posted the following message on the band's official forum: "Woo–hoo! "Still recovering from Fat Tuesday, Yow! Drink of the night, Grey Goose Vodka Lemon Drops. Fuck – in – A! Kind of a fruity drink (in the metrosexual sense), but they're a manly color, so, you know... that's how ...

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LAMB OF GOD To Co-Host 'Headbanger's Ball'

LAMB OF GOD will be co-hosting the March 7 edition of "Headbanger's Ball" on MTV2. The band will world premier the video for "As the Palaces Burn", the title track off of their current CD. The "As the Palaces Burn" clip was shot February 5-7 in Los Angeles, California and was directed by Dan Rush, ...

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RUSH: 30th Anniversary Tour Details Revealed!

As promised, RUSH have revealed the first details of their 30th Anniversary Tour via their official web site, Rush.com. Around 40 North American dates have been scheduled so far, beginning on May 28 in Charlotte, NC and concluding on August 22 in the band's hometown of Toronto, Canada. Also available are the details of the ...

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RUSH: Tour Announcement Delayed

RUSH will reveal the details of their 30th Anniversary Tour on Wednesday, February 18 — one day later than previously expected. According to the group's official newsletter, the tour date announcement has been delayed in order to finalize and confirm all of the necessary details. As previously reported, Alex Lifeson and Geddy Lee unveiled plans ...

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RUSH To Announce 30th Anniversary Tour Dates This Week

RUSH will be announcing the dates for their 30th Anniversary Tour on Tuesday, February 17 via their official web site, Rush.com. The band's Alex Lifeson and Geddy Lee unveiled plans to mark their 30th anniversary year by hitting the road for a major global concert tour in 2004 during a special appearance on the nationally ...

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KITTIE's MORGAN On Writing New Material: No Rush, No Deadlines

The members of KITTIE recently spoke to SuicideGirls.com about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the follow-up to 2001's "Oracle". "You know, surprisingly I personally have had yet to encounter any difficulty while writing this time around," said frontwoman Morgan Lander. "I definitely can say that by far this is the most relaxed and ...

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QUARTZ: Anthology Details Revealed

Sanctuary Records will release an anthology double-CD set from Birmingham heavy metal band QUARTZ this spring. Disc one comprises the entire 1977 Tony Iommi-produced "Quartz" album, including tracks featuring Iommi on lead guitar and "Sugar Rain", where the SABBATH riffmeister donates a flute solo. Added are eight bonus 7" single b-sides and unreleased demo recordings ...

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TED NUGENT Signs On As Bowhunting Editor Of TEXAS FISH & GAME Magazine

Texas Fish & Game magazine recently announced that it has signed rocker Ted Nugent as bowhunting editor effective with its January 2004 issue. Nugent is a regular guest on top-rated media programs such as "Larry King Live", "Howard Stern", "The O'Reilly Factor", "Hannity & Colmes", "Rush Limbaugh", and many others. He has received numerous commendations ...

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THE ACCIDENT EXPERIMENT: San Diego Date Announced

THE ACCIDENT EXPERIMENT, the California-based band featuring former P.O.D. guitarist Marcos Curiel, will be performing at Soma in San Diego on Saturday, February 28. Also set to appear are HORNSWAGGLED, BLACKLETTER DAYS, TENTWENTYKILL and COLPORTER. THE ACCIDENT EXPERIMENT — completed by vocalist Pete Stewart (ex-GRAMMATRAIN), bassist Tony Delocht and drummer Ernie Longoria (both ex-SPRUNG MONKEY) ...

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TILES: Back Catalog To Be Reissued

Detroit-based progressive rockers TILES will have their back catalog reissued in March as part of InsideOut Music's Special Edition series (March 1 in Europe, March 16 in North America). According to a posting on TILES' web site, "[guitarist and chief songwriter] Chris [Herin] wrote an essay for each Special Edition outlining the details of the ...

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DOWNSET: New Song Available For Download

A brand new DOWNSET track, titled "Forever", has been posted online in MP3 format at this location. "Forever" comes off the group's long-awaited new album, "Universal", due on March 9 through the Seattle, Washington-based label Hawino Records. The follow-up to 2000's "Check Your People" (Epitaph) was produced by guitarist Brian "Ares" Schwager, mixed ...

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Report: Arraignment Hearings For RUSH Guitarist, Son Continued For Two Weeks

Arraignment hearings for RUSH guitarist Alex Lifeson (a.k.a. Alex Zivojinovich) and his son, Justin Zivojinovich, over a New Year's Eve arrest following an encounter with deputies in North Naples, Florida were continued Monday (Jan. 26) for two weeks, according to News-Press.com. Assistant State Attorney Rich Montecalvo said he's still trying to decide what charges, if ...

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Spokesperson: OZZY Will 'Definitely' Headline OZZFEST 2004

Ozzy Osbourne will "definitely" perform at this year's Ozzfest, a spokesperson for Sharon Osbourne Management has told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. Osbourne will top a main-stage bill that will probably include veteran British heavy metallers JUDAS PRIEST. Also expected to appear are SLIPKNOT and HATEBREED, who will likely co-headline the festival's second-stage. Other rumored contenders for the festival ...

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Report: Deputies In ALEX LIFESON Arrest Have Spotless Records

John Henderson of the Naples Daily News reports that the two primary officers involved in the New Year's Eve arrest in North Naples, Florida of RUSH guitarist Alex Lifeson (a.k.a. Alex Zivojinovich) are portrayed in their personnel files as confident deputies noted for exemplary performance. There are no complaints or allegations by the public or ...

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Report: RUSH Guitarist Unlikely To Walk Away With A Slap On The Wrist

In the Jan. 25 edition of the Florida newspaper Naples Daily News, writer Brent Batten examines the seriousness of the charges facing RUSH guitarist Alex Lifeson (a.k.a. Alex Zivojinovich), who was arrested New Year's Eve for aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer, among other offenses. "Even if the Zivojinovich defense team, led by attorney ...

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LAMB OF GOD To Film Video For 'As the Palaces Burn'

LAMB OF GOD will be filming a video for the track "As the Palaces Burn" February 5-7 in Los Angeles, California. Directing the clip will be Dan Rush, who has previously worked with the group on the "Ruin" video. A late February air date is expected. "As the Palaces Burn" is the title cut off ...

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