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JASON NEWSTED Offers 'Noisy And Beautiful' Preview Of THE SNATCH RACKET

THE SNATCH RACKET, a two-piece PAPA WHEELIE offshoot band featuring former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted (a.k.a. Jaylor) and drummer Steven Wiig (a.k.a. Swiiglor), have posted two new tracks recorded in September 2003 at Newsted's The Chophouse studio. Commented Jason: "Noisy and beautiful...anything can happen...a must listen. Still in its earliest stages, this is just a ...

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THE DARKNESS Singer Gets 'Retarded' With BLACK EYED PEAS

THE DARKNESS singer Justin Hawkins has been joining BLACK EYED PEAS on stage at this year's Big Day Out festival for a rendition of BEP's "Retarded", according to Undercover. "At first there was a bit of weirdness between us and them in London," BLACK EYED PEAS' Will told Undercover of the two bands' first meeting. ...

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MADBALL To Play Exclusive New York Show

Reunited New York hardcore veterans MADBALL will be playing an exclusive show with H2O and SHAI HULUD on March 14 in Poughkeepsie, NY. In related news, HAZEN STREET, the new hardcore "supergroup" featuring Freddy Cricien (MADBALL) and Toby Morse (H20) on vocals, bassist Hoya (MADBALL), Chad Gilbert (NEW FOUND GLORY) and David Kennedy (BOX CAR ...

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JASON NEWSTED's PAPA WHEELIE Project: New Songs Posted Online

PAPA WHEELIE, the "stoner punk metal" crew consisting of former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted (a.k.a. Jaylor) on guitar/vocals, Steven Wiig (a.k.a. Swiiglor) on drums and Joe Ledesma (a.k.a. Joefus) on bass, have posted three new tracks recorded at Newsted's The Chophouse studio in October 2003. Commented Jason: "The noisiest metal on two wheels is alive ...

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PAPA ROACH Select Mixer For New Album

PAPA ROACH will be heading back to Los Angeles this week to begin mixing their new album with Chris Lord-Alge. Chris' credits include BAD RELIGION, BILLY TALENT, GLASSJAW, GREEN DAY, IMA ROBOT, MxPx, P.O.D., and STONE TEMPLE PILOTS. As previously reported, the follow-up to 2002's "Lovehatetragedy" — which is expected to be titled either "Dancing ...

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PAPA ROACH To Begin Mixing New Album In January

PAPA ROACH will begin mixing their new album in Los Angeles on January 15, 2004, according to a post on the band's web site. "In all, 14 songs were recorded. After they are all mixed the final track listing will be decided on and the band will turn their attention to artwork, videos, tours, and ...

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Report: Top-Grossing OZZFEST Shows Of All Time (1996-2003)

As part of a special spotlight on the Osbournes in the current issue of Billboard, the magazine has compiled a list of the top 10 highest-grossing Ozzfest shows in the travelling festival's eight-year history. Since its inaugural run in 1996, Ozzfest has grossed a staggering $146.5 million from 236 shows that have drawn 3.8 million ...

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Hardcore 'Supergroup' HAZEN STREET Recording Debut For Spring Release

HAZEN STREET, the new hardcore "supergroup" featuring Chad Gilbert (NEW FOUND GLORY) and David Kennedy (BOX CAR RACER) on guitar, bassist Hoya (MADBALL), drummer Mackie Jayson (CRO-MAGS, BAD BRAINS, SHELTER), and Toby Morse (H20) and Freddy Cricien (MADBALL) on vocals, are tracking their debut album with producer Howard Benson (P.O.D., PAPA ROACH, SEPULTURA) for a ...

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PAPA ROACH: Getting Away With Murder

PAPA ROACH singer Jacoby Shaddix has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Was up, kids. It's Jacoby aka Johnny Vodka aka Coby Dick!!! How ya doin'? I'm doing good, just singin' my ass off. I'm so excited about this record, I'm singin' better than ever. I just finished vocals on this ...

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DUFF MCKAGAN, JERRY CANTRELL Attend ROCK DA HOUSE Benefit

Former GUNS N' ROSES bassist Duff McKagan, ex-ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell, and PAPA ROACH drummer Dave Buckner and his new wife Mia Tyler were on hand at a Rock da House-A Benefit for Convenant House-Fashion Show and All Star Jam on Monday (October 27) at Quixote Studios in Hollywood, California. Check out pictures ...

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PAPA ROACH Begin Recording New Album

PAPA ROACH officially entered the studio this morning (October 6) to begin tracking their new album, tentatively titled "Dancing In The Ashes". Out of the 15 tracks written for the album, only 12-13 will appear on the final product, according to a post on the band's web site. The follow-up to last year's "Lovehatetragedy" is ...

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PAPA ROACH: Done With Pre-Production, Prepare To Record

PAPA ROACH have almost finished pre-production on their new album, tentatively titled "Dancing In The Ashes". The group have been working with producer Howard Benson (COLD, BLINDSIDE, P.O.D.) for two weeks, making adjustments to some 15+ songs the group have written at both home and on the bus during last year's Lovehatetragedy tour. Video footage ...

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Former ZWAN Members To Tour With PAPA M Project

Former A PERFECT CIRCLE/ZWAN member Paz Lenchantin will join her former ZWAN bandmate David Pajo's PAPA M project for a fall tour and new studio album, according to Billboard.com. The U.S. portion of the trek begins Sept. 20 in Baltimore and wraps October 27 in Champaign, Illinois. Nine European dates will follow, beginning November 4 ...

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PAPA ROACH Name New Album

PAPA ROACH have set "Dancing in the Ashes" as the title for their forthcoming effort, tentatively due in March 2004 through Dreamworks Records. The group say that they are not letting the fact that their last CD, "Lovehatetragedy" sold less than 20 percent of the copies of their previous album, "Infest", affect their enthusiasm for ...

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PAPA ROACH To Enter Studio In Late September

PAPA ROACH will enter the studio on September 22 with producer Howard Benson (P.O.D., CRAZY TOWN, SEPULTURA, COLD) to begin recording the follow-up to 2002's "Lovehatetragedy", tentatively due in early 2004 through Dreamworks Records. "[Howard] makes huge sounding rock records, and that's what we're going for… just big rock," frontman Jacoby Shaddix recently said. PAPA ...

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PAPA ROACH: Vacaville Support Bands Announced

PAPA ROACH will be playing a concert to benefit Opportunity House and The Vacaville High School Music Program on Saturday, September 6 at Travis Credit Union Park in Vacaville, California. Joining them on the bill will be THE REVOLUTION SMILE, DREDG, 7TH STANDARD, FINGERTIGHT, WEST AT SEVEN and PAREDIMSHIFT. As previously reported, PAPA ROACH have ...

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JEFF SCOTT SOTO: Mammoth QUEEN Set Out On DVD

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN singer Jeff Scott Soto and his solo band — Howie Simon, Alex Papa and Gary Schutt — performed a set of QUEEN classics at the 2003 Queen Convention in the U.K. The performance, which was captured on video, has now been made available on DVD via Soto's official web site,

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SEVENDUST Lighting Up Radio Charts

SEVENDUST's new single, "Enemy", has generated over 30 major radio adds in its first 36 hours of availability and two full weeks ahead of its official add date, according to an official press release. "Enemy" comes off the group's fourth album, "Seasons", due on October 7 through TVT Records. The 12-track disc was produced by ...

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Bassist PAZ LENCHANTIN Rejoins A PERFECT CIRCLE At Chicago Gig

Bassist Paz Lenchantin made a surprise appearance with her former A PERFECT CIRCLE bandmates during the group's headlining gig at Cabaret Metro in Chicago Sunday night (August 10). Lenchantin reportedly played violin during her brief appearance and hugged guitarist Billy Howerdel when she was done. Singer Maynard James Keenan then called her over to him, ...

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SEVENDUST: 'Enemy' MP3 Available For Download

A brand-new SEVENDUST track, titled "Enemy", has been posted online in MP3 format at this location. "Enemy" comes off the group's forthcoming album, tentatively titled "Seasons", due on October 7 through TVT Records. As previously reported, SEVENDUST recorded 17 tracks during the sessions for the new CD at Atlanta's Ruby Red Studios with ...

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LIMP BIZKIT To 'Surrender' In September?

During an appearance on KROQ on Friday, August 8, LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst announced that the group's new album will be called "Surrender". He also played snippets of four songs from the CD, including "Microphone Fiend" and a track believed to be titled "Red Light, Green Light", which features a guest appearance by rapper ...

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SEVENDUST To Hold Listening Sessions For New CD On Upcoming Tour

In lieu of an opening act on their upcoming acoustic tour, SEVENDUST will be holding listening sessions for their new album, "Seasons", prior to taking the stage at each venue. As previously reported, SEVENDUST recorded 17 tracks during the sessions for the new CD at Atlanta's Ruby Red Studios with producer Butch Walker (INJECTED, SR-71). ...

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Bassist PAZ LENCHANTIN Leaves ZWAN

Bassist Paz Lenchantin (ex-A PERFECT CIRCLE) has left ZWAN, the group fronted by former SMASHING PUMPKINS singer Billy Corgan, and will be dedicating her time to PAPA M, a long-running project founded by ZWAN guitarist David Pajo. "My experience with ZWAN has been great but it is time for me to move on to new ...

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LIMP BIZKIT Frontman On Free London Gig: 'It's Gonna Be A Big Day'

LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst recently spoke to Kerrang! magazine about the group's upcoming free, 30,000-capacity gig in London. The unprecedented show, which takes place in Finsbury Park on Saturday, September 6, will see the band bring their full U.S. production and, for the first time, guitarist Mike Smith (ex-SNOT) to British shores. The show ...

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LIMP BIZKIT: New Single Posted Online

A radio-quality rip of LIMP BIZKIT's new single, "Eat You Alive", has been posted in MP3 format at this location. The song is the first single from LIMP BIZKIT's forthcoming, as-yet-untitled fourth album, due on September 23 through Flip/Interscope Records. The single is expected to impact radio as early as Monday, August 4, ...

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