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IRON MAIDEN Rock AOL

Jonny Evans of Macworld U.K. reports that IRON MAIDEN chose to use AOL — an ISP with a global reach — when they were touring. AOL's service seemed a simple-to-implement, cost-effective communications choice for a band on a world tour. "We have travelled across the world promoting our new album," explained IRON MAIDEN's chief technician, ...

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IRON MAIDEN: 'Macs Rock'

Jonny Evans of Macworld.co.uk reports that IRON MAIDEN are using Macs to supply their IT infrastructure on their world tour to promote the group's newly released "Dance of Death" album. The band recently released a DVD collection of their promo videos, called "Visions of the Beast". This collection was all assembled on a ...

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Report: Old Bands Draw New Generation To Concerts

David Hinckley of the New York Daily News reports that this summer's top concert performers include such veteran acts as KISS, IRON MAIDEN, METALLICA, and DEF LEPPARD. "While they can still draw 5,000-15,000 fans a night, that number includes more than the now-middle-aged fans who remember when music could be found in the grooves of ...

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HATEBREED Announce Album Title

HATEBREED have set "The Rise Of Brutality" as the title for their third album, due on October 28 through Republic/Universal Records. "The Rise Of Brutality" was recorded at Planet Z studios in Massachusetts with producer Zeuss (SHADOWS FALL, SWORN ENEMY) and was mixed at Armoury Studios in Vancouver, B.C. with Mike Fraser (METALLICA, AC/DC). HATEBREED ...

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AEROSMITH Won't Compete With KISS In Terms Of Staging And Effects

AEROSMITH and KISS kick off their co-headlining tour on Saturday (August 2) in Hartford, Connecticut. AEROSMITH will be closing the shows every night, and lead guitarist Joe Perry says they're deliberately steering clear of KISS-style theatricality: "It's gonna be pretty minimalistic," Perry told Launch. "I mean, you can't compete with — nor would we want ...

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16 Announce U.S. Tour Dates

Los Angeles-based 16 have lined up the following U.S. dates during July/August: w/ SOFA KING KILLER Jul. 04 - Seattle, WA @ Vera Project Jul. 05 - Portland, OR @ Ash Street Saloon Jul. 06 - Arcata, CA @ E & O Jul. 07 - Eugene, OR @ Samurai Duck Jul. 08 - San Francisco, ...

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M.O.D. Finalize Track Listing For 'Rebel You Love to Hate'

M.O.D., the band led by former S.O.D. frontman Billy Milano, have finalized the track listing for their new album, "Rebel You Love to Hate", for a June release through Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was mixed by Milano and Dan Korneff at Watermusic in Hoboken, New Jersey and mastered on Feb. 5 at Masterdisk in ...

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'Home Alone' Star Gives Smoking Lesson To MARILYN MANSON

The following item was originally published in today's edition of the New York Post: Macaulay Culkin had to teach Marilyn Manson to smoke for his role as transvestite entertainer Christina in "Party Monster", the Sundance film about club-kid killer Michael Alig. "We were shooting in a nasty neighborhood in Brooklyn and Mac takes Marilyn to ...

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M.O.D. Complete Basic Tracks For 'The Rebel You Love To Hate'

M.O.D., the band led by former S.O.D. frontman Billy Milano, have competed the basic tracks for their new album, titled "The Rebel You Love To Hate", due in April through Nuclear Blast Records. The CD, which was recorded at Wayne Manor studio with producers Paul Crook (ex-ANTHRAX guitarist) and Scott Metaxas (ex-NUCLEAR ASSAULT bassist), will ...

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FEAR FACTORY Frontman Completes Work On 'Solo' Demo

THE WATCHERS, the new project featuring FEAR FACTORY frontman Burton C. Bell and longtime FEAR FACTORY collaborator/keyboardist John Bechdel, have completed work on a six-song demo, titled "Iconoclast". The tracks featured on the CD are as follows: 01. Evading 02. Moonshine 03. Residual Presence 04. On The River 05. Hypnotized (FLEETWOOD MAC cover) 06. Quintessence ...

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AMORPHIS Complete Drum Tracks For Upcoming CD

Finland's AMORPHIS have completed the drum tracks for their upcoming album at Helsinki's Finnvox studios. 15 songs were reportedly tracked during the sessions, with 10 tentatively scheduled to appear on the as-yet-untitled CD, which is set to surface in the spring. The sextet, who are currently unsigned following a lengthy stint with Relapse Records, will ...

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AMORPHIS Enter Studio To Record New Album

Finland's AMORPHIS entered Finnvox studios in Helsinki today (Nov. 18) to begin recording the basic tracks for the band's next studio album. The sextet, who are currently unsigned following a lengthy stint with Relapse Records, plan to complete the recordings early next year for a tentative summer 2003 release through an as-yet-undetermined label. "Snoopy's (a.k.a. ...

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HEMLOCK Line Up West Coast Dates

Las Vegas' HEMLOCK, whose Pigeon Holed CD was produced by SOULFLY guitarist Mike Doling (ex-SNOT), have lined up the following gigs during coming weeks: Jul. 20 - Victorville, CA @ New Reflections Jul. 21 - Lake Havasu , AZ @ Klub Kaos Jul. 22 - Tempe, AZ @ Bash On Ash Jul. 23 - Farmington, ...

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LED ZEPPELIN Kid Sister Breaks Out On Her Own

Deborah Bonham, kid sister of the legendary LED ZEPPELIN drummer John Bonham, has made her latest CD, entitled Old Hyde, available via Amazon.com. Featuring performances by Mick Fleetwood, Deborah's nephew Jason Bonham, Dougie Boyle (ex-ROBERT PLANT solo band), Robbie Blunt (ex-ROBERT PLANT solo band) and Robbie Mcintosh (ex-PRETENDERS/PAUL MCCARTNEY), the package comes with a three-song ...

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CANDIRIA Hits The Road, Radio Numbers Up

CANDIRIA is back on tour of the US, playing cities missed on their April headlining tour with BURNT BY THE SUN. This time, Roadrunner Records' 36 CRAZYFISTS are in tow, and the tour will cover the entire West Coast and Southwest. In the spirit of supporting local scenes across the country, CANDIRIA have directed local ...

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Former CHUM Members Resurface In HYATARI

HYATARI is a newly-formed audio/visual venture conceived and executed by guitarist Mac Walker and bassist Chris Tackett, formerly of Huntington, West Virginia artists CHUM (Century Media), and electronic composer/DJ Brett Fuller. Blending elements from metal to noise to psychedelic, the HYATARI project “attempts to challenge genre specifications while retaining a cohesive yet expansive foundation”. For ...

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SILVERCHAIR: "Diorama" Track Listing Unveiled

Australia's SILVERCHAIR have finally revealed the full track listing for their forthcoming Diorama CD. It is as follows: 01. Across The Night 02. The Greatest View 03. Without You 04. World Upon Your Shoulders 05. One Way Mule 06. Tuna In The Brine 07. Too Much Of Not Enough 08. Luv Your Life 09. The ...

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CHUM Reunion Shows This Weekend!

Former Century Media recording artists CHUM will be staging two reunion shows—on Friday, January 18th at The Stoned Monkey in the group's hometown of Huntington, West Virginia and on Saturday, January 19th at Club 812 in Charleston, West Virginia. A largely unknown entity, CHUM garnered a fair amount of attention when they were active and ...

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Archive News Nov 05, 2001

Los Angeles' MEDICATION, featuring former MACHINE HEAD / SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader, ex-UGLY KID JOE / LIFE OF AGONY vocalist Whitfield Crane, ex-ADAYINTHELIFE guitarist Blunt and SOULFLY drummer Roy Mayorga, have refuted the recent reports of Mayorga leaving the band in order to rejoin SOULFLY on a full-time basis. According to an ...

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Archive News Oct 08, 2001

The reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers VIO-LENCE will be performing a headlining show at Slim's in San Francisco on December 14th. Support will come from SKINLAB. Other opening acts will be announced shortly.


Former DARK ANGEL/DREAMS OF DAMNATION guitarist Jim Durkin has joined the reunited Los Angeles thrashers HIRAX. ...

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Archive News Sep 03, 2001

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich and guitarist Kirk Hammett got up on stage to jam with METALLICA cover band CREEPING DEATH at Metallibash 2001, a METALLICA fan gathering which was held at San Francisco's Maritime Hall on Saturday, September 1st. According to reports, Ulrich and Hammett appeared at the event about 1 ½ hours into ...

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Archive News Aug 31, 2001

The reunited EXODUS, VIO-LENCE, FORBIDDEN and SADUS are tentatively set to join forces in a combined touring package that is due to go out under the moniker Bay Area Invasion, and which is presently being put together by Walter Morgan's Deadly Embrace Productions (the people behind this month's Thrash Of The Titans benefit ...

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Archive News May 26, 2001

Thrash Of The Titans publicist/co-organizer Jerry Allen has sent us the following update on the benefit concert for TESTAMENT vocalist Chuck Billy (tentatively scheduled to take place on August 11th at San Francisco's Maritime Hall), who was recently diagnosed with cancer:

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'We are seeking a larger venue to accommodate the newly added headliners, ANTHRAX, ...

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Archive News Apr 11, 2001 - update 2

BLUE OYSTER CULT's upcoming album will carry the title Curse Of The Hidden Mirror. According to the group's official web site, the band did not choose any of the fan suggestions that were collected earlier this year on that and the bocfanclub site, but rather drew from the earliest days of before-they-were-BOC. Curse Of The ...

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