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ISIS Confirmed For Norway's QUART Festival

According to HeavyMetal.no, indie-metal behemoths ISIS have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Quart festival, set to be held July 5-9 in Kristiansand, Norway. Other groups scheduled to appear at the festival include FOO FIGHTERS, GREEN DAY, MADDER MORTEM and MANES. ISIS are currently touring in support of their third full-length ...

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ISIS To Tour Australia For First Time

Indie-metal behemoths ISIS will be touring Australia for the first time in early Febrary. Support at the dates will come from THE STOCKHOLM SYNDROME. The details are as follows: Feb. 10 - Brisbane, AUS @ The Rev Feb. 11 - Sydney, AUS @ Annandale Hotel Feb. 12 – St. Kilda, AUS @ Gershwin Room ISIS ...

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METALLICA's HETFIELD Talks About Touring And Post-Rehab Life

METALLICA frontman James Hetfield recently spoke to Rolling Stone magazine about touring and post-rehab life. Rolling Stone: Do you feel different on the road now? James Hetfield: Totally — also scared that maybe this environment is not the best thing for me anymore. But the music's the main thing, instead of drinking and strip clubs ...

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RE:IGNITION To Record With Producer SYLVIA MASSY SHIVY

RE:IGNITION, the new band featuring SKINLAB members Steev Esquivel and Snake, have issued the following update on their recent activities: "We've all been hard at work writting new material and getting ready to hit the studio once again to record some more tunes. This time we're set to record with multi-platinum producer Sylvia Massy Shivy ...

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TEOS Confirmed To Support METAL CHURCH In South Jersey

American power metallers TEOS will support METAL CHURCH at the Pirate's Den in Gloucester, NJ on Monday November 29. TEOS will also introduce their new lead singer at the show. Back with a new record and some new blood, METAL CHURCH are currently in the middle of a U.S. tour in support of their new ...

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GEORGE LYNCH Launches Custom Guitar Pedal

Former DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch has joined forces with LegendaryTones and pedal guru Robert Keeley to create a new customized version of the acclaimed Time Machine Boost pedal. The new GL Time Machine Boost (GL TMB) takes the unique voicings of the original Time Machine Boost, but adds a more aggressive character and bottom end. ...

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TOOL Bassist To Perform With ISIS

According to Toolband.com, TOOL bassist Justin Chancellor will be sitting in with Boston indie-metal behemoths ISIS during a couple of live performances in California. Chancellor will play on "Altered Course", the track he guested on on ISIS' latest CD, "Panopticon", available now on Ipecac Records. First up is a show at Glass House ...

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AUDIOSLAVE Guitarist Says Musicians Are Relflecting Others' Feelings For BUSH

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that many musicians have felt the need to involve themselves in this year's presidential election campaign, and they're overwhelmingly in support of Democratic candidate John Kerry. Some people have criticized the active role of entertainers in the campaign, but AUDIOSLAVE guitarist Tom Morello — who cofounded the Axis Of Justice ...

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TOOL Singer: PRESIDENT BUSH Has Made The World More Dangerous

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that Maynard James Keenan of TOOL and A PERFECT CIRCLE appears on two politically oriented Election Day albums tomorrow (Tuesday, Nov. 2) — APC's "eMOTIVe", and as one of the performers on the "Axis Of Justice Concert Series Volume 1". Keenan said he feels the world is a more dangerous ...

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A PERFECT CIRCLE Frontman: 'Almost Every Interview I’ve Done In Last Four Years Was Censored'

Daniel P. Borbolla of APerfectCircle.org recently spoke to A PERFECT CIRCLE frontman Maynard James Keenan about the group's decision to take a more politically active role with their upcoming album of covers, "eMOTIVe". Several excerpts from the interview follow: APerfectCircle.org: I've received many an email from people who are quite annoyed/disappointed that A ...

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DEFTONES Singer: New Album To Contain 'Way More Riffs'

DEFTONES singer Chino Moreno has spoken to MTV.com about the group's decision to embark on a month-long club tour prior to entering the studio to record their fifth studio album. "We're just going to get used to playing as a live band again," Moreno said. "For me, the best part of being in a band ...

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The January Tree - DEAD SOUL TRIBE

"A tree in winter – naked, the leaves have fallen, it stretches its thin branches in desperation to the cloudy sky." This is the conceptual basis of "The January Tree", according to DEAD SOUL TRIBE mainman Devon Graves — a man perhaps better known as Buddy Lackey from his days in Californian proggers PSYCHOTIC WALTZ. ...

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Contest Launched To Remix GENE SIMMONS' New Single

ACIDplanet.com is partnering with KISS bassist/vocalis Gene Simmons to host a remix contest for "Sweet and Dirty Love", the new single from Simmons' second solo album, "Asshole". The Gene Simmons Remix Contest challenges remixers to put a new spin on "Sweet and Dirty Love" — a Gene Simmons-penned song full of the band’s famous pump ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE To Perform At Seattle Festival/Political Fundraiser

QUEENSRŸCHE and PEARL JAM are among the acts confirmed to perform at No Vote Left Behind, a festival/political fundraiser to be held Sept. 23-26 at a variety of Seattle venues, according to Billboard.com. The full lineup is still being finalized; tickets go on-sale Sept. 10. Proceeds from No Vote Left Behind will fund donations to ...

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TEOS To Support MCBRAIN DAMAGE In Philadelphia

Philadelphia power metal quintet TEOS will open the MCBRAIN DAMAGE show at the Trocadero Theater on Tuesday August 31. MCBRAIN DAMAGE features IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain and ex-BLACK SABBATH/GREAT WHITE bassist Dave "The Beast" Spitz, along with members of DEEPSET and FAILSAFE. The band's live show will concentrate on an IRON MAIDEN format, playing ...

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CROOKED Enter Studio To Record Full-Length Album

San Francisco Bay Area's CROOKED (formerly NMSO4) will be entering a Des Moines, Iowa-based studio this week to record a full-length album with producer Tom Tatman (STONE SOUR). Additional production and engineering will come from Dave Dominguez (STAIND, PAPA ROACH, POWERMAN 5000, ORGY, GUNS 'N ROSES). 13 songs are expected to be included, including three ...

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AUDIOSLAVE, TOOL Members Land Acting Parts In Murder-Mystery

AUDIOSLAVE drummer Brad Wilk and TOOL/A PERFECT CIRCLE frontman Maynard James Keenan have landed acting parts in burgeoning screenwriter Chumahan Bowen's 20-minute short film, "Sleeping Dogs Lie", according to MTV.com. Wilk reportedly plays a Cincinnati native who believes he's stumbled upon clues to a 30-year-old murder mystery in tiny Texas town, while Keenan has a ...

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AXIS OF JUSTICE: Photos From Hollywood Concert Posted Online

TOOL/A PERFECT CIRCLE frontman Maynard James Keenan, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS bassist Flea, SYSTEM OF A DOWN singer Serj Tankian, and AUDIOSLAVE's Tom Morello and Brad Wilk were among the artists that performed at The Axis of Justice concert on July 17 at the Avalon in Los Angeles. The nonprofit organization, founded by Tankian and ...

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