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All-Star BEATLES Cover Band Appear On 'Modern Drummer' DVD

YELLOW MATTER CUSTARD, the BEATLES cover band consisting of Paul Gilbert (RACER X/ex-MR. BIG) on guitar, Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER) on drums, Neal Morse (ex-SPOCK'S BEARD) on guitar and keyboards, and Matt Bissonette (DAVID LEE ROTH) on bass, have contributed three tracks ("While My Guitar Gently Weeps", "I Am The Walrus" and "A Day In ...

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SNAPCASE: New Song Posted Online

A new SNAPCASE track, titled "Believe, Revolt (Relocation Blueprint)", has been posted online in MP3 format at this location. "Believe, Revolt (Relocation Blueprint)" comes off the group's forthcoming collection of exclusive material and rarities, "Bright Flashes", due on November 4 through Victory Records. "Bright Flashes" includes four covers of songs by DEVO, JANES ...

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BILLY SHEEHAN To Play In STEVE VAI's Band On G3 '03 Tour

Legendary bassist Billy Sheehan (DAVID LEE ROTH, MR. BIG, TALAS) will be part of STEVE VAI's backing group during the upcoming G3 '03 tour, also featuring JOE SATRIANI and YNGWIE MALMSTEEN. "Some of you old timers may remember the TALAS/YNGWIE tour from 1985," Sheehan writes on his web site. "That was the tour I did ...

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TWISTED SISTER Pumps Up ARNOLD

Joal Ryan of E! Online reports that "We're Not Gonna Take It", the head-banging TWISTED SISTER anthem, denounced nearly 20 years ago as a kiddie-corrupter by a Tipper Gore-led group of Washington, D.C., powermoms, has been reborn as the "unofficial theme song" of Schwarzenegger's California gubernatorial campaign. Dee Snider, who has heard his band's song ...

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Anthems Of Rebellion - ARCH ENEMY

Full marks to these Swedish heavyweights for absorbing a female singer into their ranks to replace former, very male, singer Johan Liiva in 2001. Not expected to stand there in a wedding dress and warble sweetly like a songbird (see just about ever other female-led band in Europe), German Angela Gossow in fact goes for ...

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THE 69 EYES: 'Best Of' CD, DVD Details Revealed

Finnish goth-metallers THE 69 EYES will release a new "best of" CD and their first-ever DVD on September 26 through Gaga Goodies/Poko Rekords/EMI. "Framed In Blood - The Very Blessed Of The 69 Eyes" is a compilation CD featuring THE 69 EYES' "goth 'n' roll classics," while the "Helsinki Vampires" DVD will include a live ...

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HASTE To Hit The Road In Support Of 'The Mercury Lift'

Birmingham, Alabama sextet HASTE will embark on their first national U.S. in support of their third release, "The Mercury Lift", on September 11 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The group will tour alongside AS I LAY DYING and STILL BREATHING with additional support from BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME, BLEEDING THROUGH, SILVERSTEIN and THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER ...

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AEROSMITH Make Impromptu Visit To Michigan Ice Cream Store

AEROSMITH delighted teenage fans during an unexpected visit to an ice cream shop, according to the Associated Press. Band members riding motorcycles stopped Wednesday to ask directions and get custard ice cream at Mr. C's Custom Cone in White Lake Township, Michigan, 45 miles northwest of Detroit. Store owner Tom Dunleavy said he had no ...

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Review: No OZZY OSBOURNE At OZZFEST, But The Bands Play On

Kelefa Sanneh of The New York Times reports that Ozzfest organizers announced at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday (August 19) that Ozzy Osbourne was ill and wouldn't be performing at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey. "Refunds were available, but most people stayed," he writes. "There were no further reports on Mr. Osbourne's ...

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Former LED ZEPPELIN Bassist Joins 'Guitar Wars' Lineup

Former LED ZEPPELIN bassist John Paul Jones has been added to the lineup of musicians performing a couple of shows in Japan at the end of the month under the banner "Guitar Wars". Jones will join guitarists Paul Gilbert (RACER X/ex-MR. BIG), Nuno Bettencourt (ex-EXTREME) and Steve Hackett (ex-GENESIS) at the following dates: Aug. 29 ...

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Review: IRON MAIDEN Continues Love Affair With Heavy Metal Fans

Dave Ferman of the Star-Telegram reviewed the IRON MAIDEN/DIO/MOTÖRHEAD tour when it came to the Smirnoff Music Centre in Dallas, Texas Wednesday night (August 13). "I love the MAIDEN, always have," he wrote. "Virtually alone among the wave of British metal bands that emerged in the early 1980s, these guys have stayed extremely popular around ...

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MARLON BRANDO Is COURTNEY LOVE's Grandfather

GQ magazine's U.K. web site is reporting today that Marlon Brando is the unexpected grandfather of former HOLE frontwoman Courtney Love. The widow of Kurt Cobain has just discovered this tidbit of info from her mother, psychologist Linda Carroll, who has taken DNA tests to confirm she is the star's daughter. A flabbergasted ...

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The Washington Times: Has PERRY FARRELL Sold Out?

Scott Galupo of The Washington Times reports that "Lollapalooza 2003 rolled through Nissan Pavilion Friday (August 1) with a little help from Verizon Wireless and Xbox, Microsoft's video-game system. Not a few in the rock press have noticed the 'irony' that the resurrected Lollapalooza tour, the alt-rock revue spawned by Perry Farrell in 1991 and ...

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The Washington Post: OPETH Disappoint A Few Headbangers At Club Gig

Dan Campbell of The Washington Times is reporting that OPETH disappointed a few of the headbangers in the audience at a recent show at the 9:30 Club "by playing mostly mellow, semiacoustic numbers from the band's new 'Damnation' album, which [PORCUPINE TREE's Steven] Wilson produced. However, singer-guitarist Mikael Åkerfeldt said the band needs to stretch ...

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SKYCLAD Confirmed For Britain's HAWKFEST

Britain's SKYCLAD are a last-minute addition to the Hawkfest, a three-day event set to take place August 8-10 near Preston. SKYCLAD will be hitting the stage on Sunday, August 10 at approximately 4:30 p.m. Other bands set to appear at the festival include THE LEVELLERS, HAWKWIND, SPACEHEAD, TRIBE OF CRO, MR QUIMBY'S BEARD, LITMUS and ...

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IRON MAIDEN Drummer Arrested After Hitting Man With Car

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher of Newsday is reporting that IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain was arrested and charged with assault yesterday (July 26) after intentionally hitting a parking attendant with his car before a concert at the Tommy Hilfiger at Jones Beach Theater, state park police said. Michael "Nicko" McBrain, 51, of London, was trying to ...

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MACHINE HEAD Finish Recording New Album, Prepare To Mix

MACHINE HEAD have finished recording their fifth studio album, entitled "Through The Ashes Of Empires", at Sharkbite studios in Oakland, California and are currently preparing to begin mixing the effort for an October 13 European release through Roadrunner Records. "Yesterday [July 21] was our last official day in the studio, and everything went fucking excellent," ...

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