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DOPE Frontman Responds To Parody Interview

DOPE frontman Edsel Dope has issued a response to the interview posted here several days ago in which an "anonymous" writer, otherwise known as STATIC-F's Trick Elzen, sought to counter some of Edsel's earlier statements regarding MURDERDOLLS, SLIPKNOT and former DOPE members Tripp Eisen and Acey Slade. Edsel's statement is as ...

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VANDEN PLAS Slam German Promoter Over Show Cancellation

German progresive metallers VANDEN PLAS have issued the following statement regarding the cancellation of a show in Leipzig, Germany on Oct. 19: "On the afternoon of Friday the 18th the organizer of the 1st Prog Rock Night in Leipzig ('Anker') informed us that the festival had been cancelled due to economic reasons. On Saturday morning ...

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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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WHITESNAKE To Issue 'Greatest Hits'-Style Double CD

A "greatest hits"-style double-CD collection from WHITESNAKE, entitled "Here I Go Again", is due to be issued on October 29 via Geffen Records. The full track listing for the compilation is as follows: CD 1: 01. Here I Go Again (Radio Mix) 02. Slide It In 03. Slow An' Easy 04. Love Ain't No Stranger ...

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AEROSMITH Frontman Makes Appearance At Firefighters Foundation Fundraiser

AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler reportedly "rocked the roof off" the Worcester, Massachusetts Centrum Centre on Sunday, Sept. 29, to support The (Denis) Leary Firefighters Foundation. The third annual Celebrity Hat Trick charity hockey game featured Steven singing the "Star Spangled Banner" and coaching the Hollywood All-Stars as they faced off against the Boston Bruins Alumni ...

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AEROSMITH Frontman To Sing National Anthem At Charity Hockey Game

AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler has signed on to sing the national anthem at an upcoming charity hockey game run by actor-comedian Denis Leary. Tyler will also reportedly act as a coach, along with actress-model Elizabeth Hurley, for the Denis Leary Hollywood All-Stars — a team featuring Tim Robbins, Rick Moranis, former hockey great Cam Neely, ...

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Beyond The Valley Of The Murderdolls - MURDERDOLLS

The debut album from the MURDERDOLLS, the long-simmering side project assembled by SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison (who plays guitar here) and STATIC-X axeman Tripp Eisen (who left the band since recording this album), gives ample proof why such affairs can often be detrimental to musicians even as they supposedly indulge creative impulses not fully explored ...

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FIREBIRD Cancel Spanish Shows

Britain's FIREBIRD, led by former CARCASS/NAPALM DEATH guitarist Bill Steer, have cancelled three Spanish shows that were originally scheduled to take place this weekend. According to an official statement from the group, "the reason for this cancellation is that the band were given the above confirmed dates less than three weeks ago. This meant that ...

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FILTER's RICHARD PATRICK On Illegal Downloading: Fans Of Music Have Got To Pay For It

FILTER frontman Richard Patrick has no love for individuals engaging in illegal music downloading on the Internet and feels that the continuation of the current downloading trend could ultimately have disastrous consequences on the music industry. "There's an instrument you can use to find out how many times something's been swapped," Patrick told Kerrang! magazine ...

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IRON MAIDEN, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Vocalists To Appear On SACK TRICK CD

IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson and former RAINBOW/current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN frontman Doogie White are among the guests appearing on the upcoming album from Britain's SACK TRICK album, entitled Sheep in KISS Makeup, which is tentatively due for release in September/October. Other musicians set to appear on the effort—which is set to contain nothing but KISS ...

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S.O.D. Bassist DANNY LILKER: The Band Is Over

Despite S.O.D. frontman Billy Milano's well-publicized attempts to resurrect the group with an all-new line-up following the "firing" of guitarist Scott Ian and drummer Charlie Benante, there will be no further recordings or live appearances from the band, according to bassist Danny Lilker. "I spoke with Bill, and he is no longer going to attempt ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE Sued By Former Producer For Back Royalties

Veteran producer Tom Werman is suing MÖTLEY CRÜE and their record company for back royalties. According to the papers filed in California Superior Court in Los Angeles, MÖTLEY CRÜE and Beyond Music have "deliberately, persistently, and repeatedly breached" Werman's agreement with the band by purposely withholding financial statements and monies owed him for his work ...

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BRUCE DICKINSON: Final European Itinerary Announced

IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson and his touring bandwhich will reportedly consist of former SKUNKWORKS guitarist Al Dickson, ex-THE ALMIGHTY/ALICE COOPER guitarist Pete Friesen, SACK TRICK bassist Chris Dale, and SACK TRICK drummer Robin Guywill play the following shows during the summer: Jun. 08 SWE @ Sweden Rock Festival Jul. 06 BEL @ Graspop Metal ...

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RAMONES Family, Friends Feuding Over Joey's Birthday Bash

The following article originally appeared in today's edition of the New York Post: Joey Ramone's mother and brother are blasting friends and former bandmates of the late punk legend for staging a birthday bash the same night as a family fete in his honor. Joey's brother, Mickey Leigh, and mother, Charlotte Lesher, are throwing a ...

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SEPULTURA: Last-Ever Show With Max To Be Issued On CD

A live recording of the last-ever performance of the classic SEPULTURA line-up of Max Cavalera (guitar/vocals), Igor Cavalera (drums), Andreas Kisser (guitar) and Paulo Pinto Jr. (bass), which took place at Brixton Academy in London on December 16th, 1996, is tentatively scheduled to be released in CD form, under the title Live At Brixton, through ...

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AC/DC Live On Pay-Per-View In May

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: AC/DC BLAZES A HIGHWAY TO HELL...STRAIGHT TO YOUR TV SCREEN RENOWNED CONCERT AVAILABLE 5/11 ON IN DEMAND PAY-PER-VIEW New York, NY Rock's down-and-dirty, blue-collar heroes AC/DC bring their celebrated live show into the comfort of your living room with iN DEMAND Pay-Per-View on Saturday, May 11. The concert, which can be purchased ...

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HANOI ROCKS Officially Reunite!!

Following the announcement that HANOI ROCKS have been confirmed for this year's Sweden Rock festival, it now appears that frontman Michael Monroe and guitarist Andy McCoy have officially decided to continue their career as HANOI ROCKS. A new single, entitled "People Like Me", is due out in April, and a full-length album will follow sometime ...

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SLASH Update: Does This Man Ever Rest?!

Former GUNS N' ROSES axeman Slash will be attending the AEROSMITH/CHEAP TRICK concert at the Sports Arena in San Diego, California this Thursday, January 17th, and a possibility exists that he will be joining the openers TRICK onstage for a quick jam. In other news, plans exist for Slash to embark on a Japanese tour ...

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Archive News Nov 30, 2001

Here are some of the latest sales figures for various metal/hard rock releases in the US, as reported by Soundscan for the week ending November 25th, 2001 (number in parenthesis indicates the number of weeks the title has been on the sales chart):

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KID ROCK – Cocky: 223,062 (1) ...

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Archive News Nov 19, 2001 - update 1

The recently-reunited classic CANDLEMASS line-up—vocalist Messiah Marcolin, bassist/founder Leif Edling, guitarist Mats Björkman, lead guitarist Lars Johansson and drummer Jan Lindh—will perform a five-song set at the Christmas bash, dubbed Black Lucia, of Sweden's premiere metal magazine, Close-Up (www.closeupmagazine.net), at Wildside (Daily's) in Stockholm, Sweden on December 13th. The event ...

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Archive News Oct 30, 2001

ANTHRAX are rumored to be making an appearance on the Late Night With Jay Leno show this Wednesday, October 31st. In other ANTHRAX-related news, check out this humorous article from Lincoln Journal Star about an ANTHRAX fan whose “ANTHRAX” license plates have gotten him a heap of negative reactions from irate motorists ...

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Archive News Aug 14, 2001

Amid industry rumblings indicating that over half a million finished CDs of POWERMAN 5000's Anyone For Doomsday? CD had to be destroyed as the band were sent back into the studio to write more material with “outside writers” to be included on the revised version of the album when it appears in early 2002, ...

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Archive News Aug 10, 2001 - update 2

Here is the full track listing for the upcoming third full-length CD from Finland's H.I.M. (His Infernal Majesty), entitled Deep Shadows And Brilliant Highlights, which is due to be issued in Europe via Supersonic/G.U.N. Records on August 27th:

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01. Salt In Our Wounds

02. Heartache Every Moment

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Archive News Aug 08, 2001

As first reported here two days ago, GUNS N' ROSES are scheduled to release their New Year's Eve show at the House Of Blues in Las Vegas to the Japanese market on September 21st 21 on DVD and video. The recording reportedly runs 140 minutes and features a 20-track set list, including four new ...

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