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ARCH ENEMY's AMOTT: New Stuff 'Sounds Killer!'

ARCH ENEMY guitarist Michael Amott has posted the following studio update via the band's official web site: "Sorry for the silence…we've just been busy working in our rehearsal room! "We've been working really hard on breaking [producer Andy Sneap's spirit! (not too far from the truth actually! – Angela got him really high on space ...

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DEEP PURPLE's GLOVER Offers Recording Update

DEEP PURPLE have spent the past few weeks at a Los Angeles recording studio working on their new album with KID ROCK producer Michael Bradford. According to a posting by bassist Roger Glover on his official web site, "The recording is going very well. I won't go into details as they are yet evolving but ...

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SLIPKNOT: 'We Are Not Breaking Up'

SLIPKNOT have posted the following message via their official web site (www.slipknot1.com): "January 24, 2003 "Hey everybody, what's up? Been awhile since we've updated this thing. Here's the deal. We have not nor are we breaking up. We're going to be getting together in the next few weeks to start writing the third ...

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LINKIN PARK Finalize Track Listing For 'Meteora'

LINKIN PARK have finalized the track listing for their sophomore effort, "Meteora", due on March 25 through Warner Bros. Records. The track listing for the album is as follows: 01. Foreword (Intro) 02. Don't Stay 03. Somewhere I Belong 04. Lying From You 05. Hit The Floor 06. Easier To Run 07. Faint 08. Figure.09 ...

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Former HELLION Manager Pleads Guilty In Murder-For-Hire Case

Music business manager James Howard Paul, Jr. has entered a plea of guilty in the murder-for-hire case of his wife, Bonnie, according to a spokesman from the Los Angeles Police Department. James Paul had most recently managed the career of Los Angeles-based heavy metal band HELLION who recently finished a tour of Japan. HELLION was ...

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THE WHO Guitarist Arrested!

THE WHO guitarist Pete Townshend has been arrested on suspicion of possession of child pornography, according to Scotland Yard. He has not yet been charged with a crime. The arrest comes after Pete, in a newspaper interview, invited police to come to his home and examine his computer, saying there would be no proof that ...

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ENSLAVED's IVAR: How Lineup Changes Affected Our Sound

ENSLAVED guitarist Ivar Bjørnson recently responded to a fan question about the changes in the group's sound caused by the departures of guitarist R. Kronheim and drummer Dirge Rep. "Of course, I think [Kronheim and Rep's departures] will affect the music, as you will hear on the new album. 'Below The Lights' is more consistent ...

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SLIPKNOT's COREY TAYLOR: 'I Love GWAR'

Despite having previously cited GWAR as an example of a band that has lost their relevance, SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor says that he "loves" the group and insists that his previous comments about the band were based on the fact that they "have not been prominent in the music scene for a long ...

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GUANO APES: Elephant Tales Gone Wrong

Germany's GUANO APES filmed the video clip to their new single, "You Can't Stop Me", at the famous William Circus in Berlin in early December. However, the shoot didn't go entirely smoothly, according to the group's official web site. "Besides the four [members of the group], an elephant was supposed to play a special main ...

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Classic ROADRUNNER Albums To Be Reissued!

DISINCARNATE's acclaimed full-length debut, "Dreams Of The Carrion Kind", and CYNIC's ground-breaking first (and only) effort, "Focus", are two of the previously-deleted classic albums that are being reissued by Roadrunner Records Japan on Dec. 18. The complete list of albums being re-released is as follows: 01. OBITUARY - Slowly We Rot 02. OBITUARY - Cause ...

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LINKIN PARK To Get 'Heavier' On Sophomore Effort

LINKIN PARK have set a March 2003 release date through Warner Bros. Records for their much-anticipated follow-up to the group's 2000 eight-times-platinum debut, "Hybrid Theory". The as-yet-untitled album, which is once again being produced by LINKIN PARK rapper Mike Shinoda and Don Gilmore, is said to feature a "heavier" musical direction than the group's prior ...

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JACK OSBOURNE Gets Action In The John

The following item was published in today's edition of the New York Daily News: Ozzy Osbourne's son, Jack, is 17. You'd think he could go to the bathroom by himself. Ozzy's demon seed was hanging out with pro skateboarder Jason Dill Sunday night at the new lower East Side lounge Pianos. Also there was an ...

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AEROSMITH Duo Embroiled In Guns For Tickets Probe

The following article was originally published in today's edition of the New York Post: A top NYPD official is being probed for helping rockers Steven Tyler and Joe Perry obtain pistol licenses in return for alleged VIP treatment at an AEROSMITH concert and ritzy after-party, The Post has learned. Deputy Inspector Benjamin Petrofsky, the former ...

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GEORGE LYNCH Completes Work On Album Of DOKKEN/LYNCH MOB Remakes

Former DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch has commenced the mixing process for the as-yet-untitled an album of current remakes of DOKKEN and LYNCH MOB songs, which he recently recorded with the help of ex-DOKKEN and current L/P bassist Jeff Pilson (who sings on the DOKKEN tunes) and ex-LYNCH MOB frontman Robert Mason (who handles the LYNCH ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: 'Live In London' Track Listing Unveiled

JUDAS PRIEST's upcoming "Live In London" two-CD set, recorded during the group's appearance at the London Brixton Academy on Dec. 19, 2001, will contain the following track listing: 01. Metal Gods 02. Heading Out To The Highway* 03. Grinder* 04. Touch Of Evil 05. Blood Stained 06. Victim Of Changes 07. The Sentinel* 08. One ...

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CARNAL FORGE Finalize Track Listing For 'The More You Suffer…'

Sweden's CARNAL FORGE have set "The More You Suffer…" as the title for their fourth full-length album, which was recently tracked at Studio Underground and Black Lounge studios for an early 2003 release through Century Media Records. The complete track listing for the album is as follows: 01. Divine Killing Breed Machine 02. Deep Rivers ...

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SLIPKNOT In Talks With RICK RUBIN To Produce Next CD

SLIPKNOT are in talks with Rick Rubin (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, SYSTEM OF A DOWN, SLAYER) to produce the band's next studio album, tentatively due in late 2003. It is not presently clear if Rubin has officially agreed to helm the project, which would mark the group's first studio collaboration with someone other than Ross ...

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Through The Storm - RIOT

Tipton/Downing. Murray/Smith. Shermann/Denner. You with me here? Let me add to that list the fourth-best metal guitar duo of all time: Reale/Flyntz. But like RIOT in general, they have yet to receive the same level of recognition as the others (except in Japan!). Despite this, RIOT continues to release album after album of quality metal, ...

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SKINLESS Part With Drummer, Seek Replacement

New York-based death metallers SKINLESS have parted ways with drummer George Torres, who left the group "due to personal reasons," according to the band's official web site. "Bob Beaulac will continue to fulfill obligations of the band until a replacement is found. We thank Bob for always being there for SKINLESS and consistently demonstrating his ...

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MESHUGGAH Breaking New Ground With 'Nothing'

MESHUGGAH recently became the first band in the history of Nuclear Blast Records to crack the Billboard Top 200, landing at #165 with their latest effort, Nothing. They also secured spots on a few other Billboard charts including #30 on the Hard Music chart, #9 at the Core Hard Music stores and #6 on the ...

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AEROSMITH's TOM HAMILTON Speaks Out On Upcoming 'Blues' Album

AEROSMITH bassist Tom Hamilton has told Billboard.com that the group's next studio album will be a back-to-basics affair that will challenge its members and, they hope, inspire longtime fans. "We're going to delve back into our musical roots and try recording some blues songs and maybe some blues-based rock riffs," said Hamilton. "So, everybody is ...

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ZAKK WYLDE Threatens Interviewer Over "Gay" Comment

OZZY OSBOURNE/BLACK LABEL SOCIETY guitarist Zakk Wylde snapped during an interview with St. Louis DJ Guy Favazz (of KSHE-95 Real Rock Radio) on Monday, August 19th after being asked about the rumors of baseball superstar Mike Piazza (Zakk's "best friend" and Godfather of one of his children) being gay. The following is Favazz's account of ...

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Ex-FEAR FACTORY Guitarist Produces New E-RACE Demo

Taft, California-based E-RACE (i.e. ELECTRONIC RACE) recently completed work on a new four-song demo, entitled The Electronic Race, with former FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares in the producer's chair. The effort was tracked at Plan-A Studios in Los Angeles, California and was co-produced and engineered by PROFESSIONAL MURDER MUSIC frontman Roman Marisak. At present, the ...

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