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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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MARCOS CURIEL: I Was Fired From P.O.D.

Ex-P.O.D. guitarist Marcos Curiel has lashed out at his former bandmates, claiming that he was fired from the band last week because he has other projects and because of differences in religious philosophies. "I was hoping I could do what Maynard [Keenan] does," Curiel told MTV.com. "He's in TOOL and A PERFECT CIRCLE. That's obviously ...

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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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RUSH Collection To Come With Bonus DVD

RUSH's forthcoming retrospective collection, "The Spirit of Radio — Greatest Hits (1974-1987)" , will come with a bonus DVD, featuring videos for "Closer to the Heart", "Tom Sawyer", "Subdivisions", "The Big Money", and "Mystic Rhythms", the latter of which is not included on the accompanying CD. The DVD will also sport complete lyrics to each ...

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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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STATIC-X Dismiss RAMONES Snub, Continue Work On New CD

STATIC-X's cover of the RAMONES classic "Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment", originally recorded for inclusion on the upcoming "We're A Happy Family" RAMONES tribute CD (due on Feb. 11 via DV8/Collumbia Records), will eventually see the light of day despite its having been removed from the final track listing of the much-anticipated collection. The song, which ...

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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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SKID ROW Add More North American Dates

SKID ROW have added more shows to their upcoming spring 2003 tour. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Mar. 27 - Penny Arcade - Rochester, NY Mar. 28 - Double D's - Morristown, NJ Mar. 29 - Jaxx - West Springfield, VA Mar. 30 - Hoopla's - Virginia Beach, VA Apr. 03 - Tinks ...

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Former MEGADETH Bassist Explores New Avenues

In the ten months that have passed since MEGADETH announced their decision to disband, bassist David Ellefson has kept a relatively high — albeit primarily behind-the-scenes — profile, involving himself with a production company and committing himself to several recording projects that have yet to see the light of day. Ellefson's busy schedule and the ...

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LACUNA COIL Off OPETH/PARADISE LOST Tour!

Italian gothic metal combo LACUNA COIL are reportedly on the verge of dropping off the upcoming OPETH/PARADISE LOST North American tour. "I don't know if they are off the whole tour or not," a spokesperson for the group's label, Century Media Records, told BLABBERMOUTH.NET Monday night. "I do know that there was a major immigration ...

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DEFTONES Scrap Album Title, Refuse To Discuss New Music

DEFTONES have scrapped "Lovers" as the title for their much-anticipated fourth full-length album, due in the spring through Maverick Records. "The thing is that 'Lovers' was the title for a while, but not now because we've had a lot of fun watching it get reported everywhere," drummer Abe Cunningham told Kerrang! magazine. "But it's cool ...

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MELECHESH Hard At Work On 'Sphynx'

MELECHESH, who feature in their ranks ABSU drummer/vocalist Proscriptor McGovern, are currently at Andy La Rocque's (KING DIAMOND) Los Angered Studios in Gothenburg, Sweden recording their third album for Osmose Productions, titled "Sphynx". Among the cuts set to appear on the upcoming CD are the following: 01. Incendium Between Mirage and Time 02. Of Mercury ...

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VINNIE MOORE To Appear On RUSH Tribute CD

Guitar shredder Vinnie Moore is currently recording tracks in his studio for a RUSH tribute CD that will be released by Magna Carta Records. Moore is said to be playing all of the rhythm guitars and also a solo or two on the upcoming album, which will feature Mike Mangini (STEVE VAI, EXTREME, ANNIHILATOR) on ...

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RUSH: European Tour Off The Table!

It's official: RUSH will not be touring Europe in support of their latest CD, "Vapor Trails". "[The European tour] is off the table," guitarist Alex Lifeson recently confirmed. "To be honest, we know we have fans there but the album sales and interest in promoters is seriously lacking in Europe. A lot of that is ...

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COSMOSQUAD Line Up Hollywood Appearance

Los Angeles-based instrumental trio COSMOSQUAD, featuring guitarist Jeff Kollman, drummer Shane Gaalaas, and bassist Barry Sparks, are celebrating the release of their new "Live at the Baked Potato" CD with a Tuesday, November 5 appearance at that very venue, located at 3878 Cahuenga Blvd W., North Hollywood, CA. In related news, Kollman and Gaalaas will ...

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'KISS Alive Forever': More Excerpts Posted Online

The second of four excerpts from "KISS Alive Forever - The Complete Touring History", a unique reference of more than 1,900 performances of the storied rock band's career, bolstered by interviews with members of the KISS road crew, as well as opening acts such as IRON MAIDEN, RUSH, CHEAP TRICK, and STYX, is available online ...

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BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION: More MP3 Samples Posted Online

BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION, the new band featuring MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx, L.A. GUNS guitarist Tracii Guns, ADEMA drummer Kris Kohls, former MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman John Corabi (who plays guitar in the group), and vocalist London LeGrand, have now posted clips of four recently-recorded demo tracks via their official web site at the following locations: ...

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DEFTONES' CHI CHENG: No New Album Until 2003

DEFTONES' forthcoming CD, tentatively titled Lovers, will not surface before early 2003, bassist Chi Cheng has confirmed via a posting on the band's official web site. "We're not going to rush this mug, so I can tell you it will be sometime next year but I will tell you I think it will [be] well ...

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RUSH To Issue Best-Of Collection In January

RUSH will issue a new best-of collection, entitled The Spirit Of Radio: Greatest Hits (1974-1987), on January 28th through Mercury/UME. All the selections on the 16-song set — which comprises tracks taken from the band's Mercury Records output — have been digitally remastered, and a 16-page booklet is included in the packaging. The complete tracklisting ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH Frontman Offers Update On New CD

CRADLE OF FILTH are continuing work on their much-anticipated Damnation And A Day CD at New Rising studios in Essex, England for a late 2002/early 2003 release through Sony Music. "Basically, we are busy doing a million and one things all worth absolutely nothing and suffering badly from the 'hurry up and wait' process that ...

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RUSH To Be Inducted Into Canada's HALL OF FAME

RUSH will be inducted into the Canadian Music Industry Hall Of Fame at a special ceremony on February 27th, as part of Canadian Music Week. They will be joined by this year's other inductee, talent manager Bernie Finkelstein. Finkelstein is a legendary manager who currently takes care of names like BRUCE COCKBURN and BLACKIE AND ...

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SPINESHANK Drummer Offers Update On New Album

SPINESHANK drummer Tommy Decker recently posted the following update on the progress of the songwriting sessions for the band's forthcoming album, Violent Mood Swings, which they will shortly begin recording with producer Gggarth Richardson (RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, MUDVAYNE): "Hi everybody! I'm writing to let you all know what the deal is and why this ...

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OVERKILL Announce Producer For Forthcoming CD

OVERKILL have enlisted veteran British metal producer Colin Richardson to produce the group's next studio album, tentatively due in early 2003 through Spitfire Records. "We've used Colin in a mix capacity in the past... [but this is the] first time, in a long time, that we're in this position [where we can have the album ...

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Still Going Strong - ANVIL

Still going strong? Well, that's certainly subjective. ANVIL's umpteenth album opens with two tracks of pure and total greatness. They've got the power, dynamics, passion and drive that ANVIL used to fill entire albums with. They rush out of the starting gate in a torrent, screaming "ANVIL is fucking back!" "Race Against Time" and "In ...

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KISS Book Rush-Released Due To 'Overwhelming Demand'

Due to overwhelming demand, Billboard Books is rush-releasing their newest title, the 288-page, KISS Alive Forever: The Complete Touring History. The book will now be released on Tuesday, October 1st, a full three weeks ahead of schedule. Seven years in the making, KISS Alive Forever was written by authors Curt Gooch and Jeff Suhs and ...

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