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Are 'Hair Metal' Bands Making A Comeback?

Daniel Shearer of The Princeton Packet reports that for those who will cheer, even those who will sneer, the undeniable fact remains: Hair bands are making a comeback. Propelled to mega-stardom by nearly 10 years of continuous airplay during the '80s and early '90s, the genre bore the brunt of countless jokes as grunge bands ...

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Man, Teen Listened To SLIPKNOT Before Committing Murder

Felisa Cardona of San Bernardino County Sun reports that a pair of friends carried butcher knives and sang a song by the "death metal" band SLIPKNOT as they lured their friend to his death, police say. Prosecutors say Jason Lamar Harris, 20, and his 16-year-old friend, Amber Rose Riley, talked about killing Terry Ray Taylor ...

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KELLY OSBOURNE Lands Part In 'Live Freaky! Die Freaky!'

Kelly Osbourne is the latest cast addition to the forthcoming animated/puppetry film "Live Freaky! Die Freaky!", according to the film's official web site (www.livefreakydiefreaky.com). The Hellcat Pictures production was written and directed by independent filmmaker John Roecker and produced by RANCID/TRANSPLANTS guitarist/vocalist Tim Armstrong. Described as "an epic motion picture of puppet proportions," the film ...

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Former FAITH NO MORE Guitarist Explains His Departure

Former FAITH NO MORE guitarist Trey Spruance, who played on the band's "King For A Day, Fool For A Lifetime" CD (1995), recently spoke to Perfect Pitch Online about the countless rumors that have been circulating regarding the reasons for his departure from the group. "My favorite is the one that came from FAITH NO ...

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Former GUNS N' ROSES Drummer To Appear On MR. BIG Tribute CD

Former GUNS N' ROSES and current VELVET REVOLVER drummer Matt Sorum is one of the featured musicians on the upcoming MR. BIG tribute project, "Influences And Connections", tentatively due in Japan later in the year through Pony Canyon Records. The album, the initial pressing of which will come in a special package including a bonus ...

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GENE SIMMONS: Solo Album To Feature Songs From DYLAN, ZAPPA

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons' first solo record in 25 years will feature songs co-written by Bob Dylan and the late Frank Zappa, Billboard.com has reported. In addition, Simmons is courting a number of singers, including GUNS N' ROSES frontman Axl Rose, for guest vocals. The as-yet-untitled disc will be among the first albums released through ...

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Vintage OZZY And SABBATH Classics Unleashed In Vancouver

OZZY OSBOURNE's first show with his rejuvenated band — Zakk Wylde (guitar), Jason Newsted (bass), and Michael Bordin (drums) — was a rousing success. The Madman's second Canadian tour in as many years kicked off in Vancouver Sunday night (June 1) and a handful of seldom-played Ozzy classics were unleashed. Newsted was once again the ...

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ENCHANT Set Release Date For 'Tug Of War'

Bay Area prog-rockers ENCHANT have set a July 29 release date through Inside Out Music for their new album, "Tug Of War". The 10-song opus was again produced by guitarist Doug Ott and mixed by Tom Size, who has previously worked with MR. BIG, SAMMY HAGAR and Y&T, among many others. "Tug of War" marks ...

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BEHEMOTH Send Their Gratitude To GLENN DANZIG

Check out this picture of Glenn Danzig with BEHEMOTH guitarist/vocalist Nergal and drummer Inferno backstage at the Universal Amphitheater "Blackest of The Black" show in early May. Commenting on the recent shows, Nergal said in an online posting, "Blackest Of The Black was a great experience and we will never forget it. Playing ...

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All-Star BEATLES Tribute Band To Issue Live 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, recorded their one-off headlining gig at B.B. King's in New York City Sunday night (May 18) for ...

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FU MANCHU Working On New Material

FU MANCHU drummer Scott Reeder has posted the following message to the band's official web site: "The band has been working the past two and half weeks doing some pre-production on new songs with the man behind the sonic assault of our live album, Mr. Brian J. Dobbs. He is a veteran of the mix ...

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MIKE PATTON: 'MR. BUNGLE Is Over'

Former FAITH NO MORE frontman Mike Patton says that he has moved on from MR. BUNGLE and is making TOMAHAWK his main priority. "I think [MR. BUNGLE] is over," Patton told Underdog Online. "The guys are spread all over the world and we don't talk to each other. I have not spoken to a couple ...

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SADUS: In Writing Mode!

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area thrashers SADUS, who feature in their ranks current TESTAMENT bassist Steve DiGiorgio and drummer Jon Allen, are working on the material for their next album, tentatively due in late 2003/early 2004. "We're not casting illusions or any visions of anger on you," the band said in a statement on their ...

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BOB DOLE's No Fan Of 'The Osbournes'

The following item was originally published in today's edition of the New York Post: Bob Dole has just discovered the Osbournes — and he hates them. PAGE SIX has learned that the curmudgeonly also-ran will blast Ozzy and his spawn on Sunday's "60 Minutes". In his ongoing series of point-counterpoints with Bill Clinton, Dole asks, ...

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CRYSTAL EYES Set Release Date For 'Vengeance Descending'

Sweden's CRYSTAL EYES have set a May 12 Scandinavian release date through DMP Sweden Records for their third full-length album, "Vengeance Descending". A continental European release is expected by the end of the summer. "Vengeance Descending" was produced and mixed by guitarist/vocalist Mikael Dahl and bassist Claes Wikander at Crystal Sounds studios and features guest ...

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WAYSTED Reform

UFO bassist Pete Way has reformed his mid-'80s band WAYSTED with original vocalist Fin and ex-UFO guitarist Paul Chapman. Here is Pete's official statement on the matter: "He 's back and he's bad and he means business! "Yes, the king of chaos, the master of mayhem is back. Yes, Mr. Fin is back in town, ...

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DOHENY Collaborate With Studio Veteran On New Track

DOHENY, the new group formed by ex-THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar) and PITCHSHIFTER frontman Jon "J.S." Clayden, are collaborating on a track with Jed Leiber, owner of The Studio on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles. Says J.S.: "It's been an honor to write with Jed. He has an amazing sense of ...

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PAPA ROACH Compete Seven Songs For Next CD

PAPA ROACH have reportedly taken out an advance out on their next record to get a second tour bus and outfit it with studio equipment to maximize downtime on the tour. The group have written seven songs so far for the follow-up to last year's "Lovehatetragedy", but a few of them still need vocal tracks. ...

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RACER X Songs 'Stolen'

RACER X webmaster Ken Hower has sent us the following message: "The band RACER X has just become aware of a guy named Luke John who is claiming as his own, 2 RACER X songs. The songs, 'Technical Difficulties' and '17th Moon' are on the 1999 CD 'Technical Difficulties'. "Luke John, at www.lukejohn.net, ...

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METALIUM Commence Work On New Album

Germany's METALIUM have commenced the songwriting process for the follow-up to last year's "Hero-Nation Chapter III", tentatively due in late 2003 through Massacre Records. "The boys gathered in the past weeks to listen to the songs (as you should know meanwhile ALL musicians in METALIUM are writing music...) and arranging as well as pre-produce the ...

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