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GENE SIMMONS: Solo Album To Feature Songs From DYLAN, ZAPPA

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons' first solo record in 25 years will feature songs co-written by Bob Dylan and the late Frank Zappa, Billboard.com has reported. In addition, Simmons is courting a number of singers, including GUNS N' ROSES frontman Axl Rose, for guest vocals. The as-yet-untitled disc will be among the first albums released through ...

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Vintage OZZY And SABBATH Classics Unleashed In Vancouver

OZZY OSBOURNE's first show with his rejuvenated band — Zakk Wylde (guitar), Jason Newsted (bass), and Michael Bordin (drums) — was a rousing success. The Madman's second Canadian tour in as many years kicked off in Vancouver Sunday night (June 1) and a handful of seldom-played Ozzy classics were unleashed. Newsted was once again the ...

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ENCHANT Set Release Date For 'Tug Of War'

Bay Area prog-rockers ENCHANT have set a July 29 release date through Inside Out Music for their new album, "Tug Of War". The 10-song opus was again produced by guitarist Doug Ott and mixed by Tom Size, who has previously worked with MR. BIG, SAMMY HAGAR and Y&T, among many others. "Tug of War" marks ...

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BEHEMOTH Send Their Gratitude To GLENN DANZIG

Check out this picture of Glenn Danzig with BEHEMOTH guitarist/vocalist Nergal and drummer Inferno backstage at the Universal Amphitheater "Blackest of The Black" show in early May. Commenting on the recent shows, Nergal said in an online posting, "Blackest Of The Black was a great experience and we will never forget it. Playing ...

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All-Star BEATLES Tribute Band To Issue Live DVD

YELLOW MATTER CUSTARD, the BEATLES cover band consisting of Paul Gilbert (RACER X/ex-MR. BIG) on guitar, Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER) on drums, Neal Morse (ex-SPOCK'S BEARD) on guitar and keyboards, and Matt Bissonette (DAVID LEE ROTH) on bass, recorded their one-off headlining gig at B.B. King's in New York City Sunday night (May 18) for ...

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FU MANCHU Working On New Material

FU MANCHU drummer Scott Reeder has posted the following message to the band's official web site: "The band has been working the past two and half weeks doing some pre-production on new songs with the man behind the sonic assault of our live album, Mr. Brian J. Dobbs. He is a veteran of the mix ...

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MIKE PATTON: 'MR. BUNGLE Is Over'

Former FAITH NO MORE frontman Mike Patton says that he has moved on from MR. BUNGLE and is making TOMAHAWK his main priority. "I think [MR. BUNGLE] is over," Patton told Underdog Online. "The guys are spread all over the world and we don't talk to each other. I have not spoken to a couple ...

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SADUS: In Writing Mode!

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area thrashers SADUS, who feature in their ranks current TESTAMENT bassist Steve DiGiorgio and drummer Jon Allen, are working on the material for their next album, tentatively due in late 2003/early 2004. "We're not casting illusions or any visions of anger on you," the band said in a statement on their ...

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BOB DOLE's No Fan Of 'The Osbournes'

The following item was originally published in today's edition of the New York Post: Bob Dole has just discovered the Osbournes — and he hates them. PAGE SIX has learned that the curmudgeonly also-ran will blast Ozzy and his spawn on Sunday's "60 Minutes". In his ongoing series of point-counterpoints with Bill Clinton, Dole asks, ...

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CRYSTAL EYES Set Release Date For 'Vengeance Descending'

Sweden's CRYSTAL EYES have set a May 12 Scandinavian release date through DMP Sweden Records for their third full-length album, "Vengeance Descending". A continental European release is expected by the end of the summer. "Vengeance Descending" was produced and mixed by guitarist/vocalist Mikael Dahl and bassist Claes Wikander at Crystal Sounds studios and features guest ...

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WAYSTED Reform

UFO bassist Pete Way has reformed his mid-'80s band WAYSTED with original vocalist Fin and ex-UFO guitarist Paul Chapman. Here is Pete's official statement on the matter: "He 's back and he's bad and he means business! "Yes, the king of chaos, the master of mayhem is back. Yes, Mr. Fin is back in town, ...

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DOHENY Collaborate With Studio Veteran On New Track

DOHENY, the new group formed by ex-THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar) and PITCHSHIFTER frontman Jon "J.S." Clayden, are collaborating on a track with Jed Leiber, owner of The Studio on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles. Says J.S.: "It's been an honor to write with Jed. He has an amazing sense of ...

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PAPA ROACH Compete Seven Songs For Next CD

PAPA ROACH have reportedly taken out an advance out on their next record to get a second tour bus and outfit it with studio equipment to maximize downtime on the tour. The group have written seven songs so far for the follow-up to last year's "Lovehatetragedy", but a few of them still need vocal tracks. ...

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RACER X Songs 'Stolen'

RACER X webmaster Ken Hower has sent us the following message: "The band RACER X has just become aware of a guy named Luke John who is claiming as his own, 2 RACER X songs. The songs, 'Technical Difficulties' and '17th Moon' are on the 1999 CD 'Technical Difficulties'. "Luke John, at www.lukejohn.net, ...

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METALIUM Commence Work On New Album

Germany's METALIUM have commenced the songwriting process for the follow-up to last year's "Hero-Nation Chapter III", tentatively due in late 2003 through Massacre Records. "The boys gathered in the past weeks to listen to the songs (as you should know meanwhile ALL musicians in METALIUM are writing music...) and arranging as well as pre-produce the ...

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BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION Fail To Land Slot On AEROSMITH/KISS Tour

MÖTLEY CRÜE/BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION bassist Nikki Sixx has posted the following message to the "Rock'n'Roll Diary" section of CRÜE's official web site: "As you've heard, Mr. [John] Corabi has left the building. We're all the greatest of friends and there is nothing but respect and love for each other... We each have our own journey ...

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SLEEP's 'Dopesmoker' Delayed

Due to unspecified "logistical" problems, Tee Pee Records have pushed back the official release date of SLEEP's long-awaited "Dopesmoker" CD to May 20. With producer Billy Anderson out on the road with BLESSING THE HOGS and Matt Pike piloting the HIGH ON FIRE juggernaut, the decision was made to delay the street date so that ...

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SUKI JONES: Complete Set List Revealed

The complete set list for SUKI JONES' show at Boulder Station in Las Vegas on Saturday night (March 22) was as follows: 01. Welcome to the Jungle 02. It's so Easy 03. Mr. Brownstone 04. Sin City (AC/DC) 05. Nighttrain 06. My Michelle 07. Hollywood (THIN LIZZY) 08. Mama Kin 09. Knockin' On Heavens' Door ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH's DANI: I Can't Handle MARILYN MANSON's Fakeness

CRADLE OF FILTH singer Dani Filth has slammed MARILYN MANSON as "fake" and recounted an incident a couple of years back where the two parties came face-to-face — a meeting that ended with less than spectacular results. When asked by Britain's Metal Hammer magazine if he is interested in the kind of all-encompassing, multi-faceted career ...

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SETH To Reissue First Mini-CD, Early Demo

French black metal band SETH have announced plans to reissue their first mini-CD, "By Fire, Power Shall Be", along with their very first demo "Apocalyptic Desires". These two efforts, originally released in 1997 and 1996 respectively, were sold out for a long time and are considered to be sought-after items by many. This "exceptional" new ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE: JASON NEWSTED Will Play Bass On Upcoming Tour

OZZY OSBOURNE announced during last night's one-off gig at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada that former METALLICA and current VOIVOD bassist Jason Newsted would be joining the group as its new touring bassist. The Hard Rock concert marked the final performance with OSBOURNE of longtime member Robert Trujillo, who was selected to ...

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