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New York Post: Dead End For GUNS N' ROSES

The following item was published in today's edition of the New York Post: Welcome to the bungle: Thanks to Axl Rose's bizarre behavior, GUNS N' ROSES had the plug pulled yesterday on the band's first tour in almost a decade. Clear Channel, the promoter, halted the long-anticipated tour after the band canceled Friday's concert at ...

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RACER X Auction Off Drum Heads For Charity

One-of-a-kind drum heads from RACER X's "Getting Heavier" recording sessions are being auctioned off via eBay, with all proceeds go to charity. For more information, click here. RACER X feature in their ranks JUDAS PRIEST drummer Scott Travis, ex-MR. BIG guitarist Paul Gilbert, and ex-BADLANDS drummer Jeff Martin (on vocals). The group's new ...

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RACER X: 'Getting Heavier' Details Unveiled

The reunited RACER X, featuring JUDAS PRIEST drummer Scott Travis, ex-MR. BIG guitarist Paul Gilbert, and ex-BADLANDS drummer Jeff Martin (on vocals), will release their new album, "Getting Heavier", on Dec. 18 in Japan. A limited-edition run of 30,000 units will feature a bonus double live CD, "Snowball Of Doom 2". The complete track listing ...

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RACER X: Live MP3 Posted Online

A live recording of RACER X's "Hammer Away", taken from the special live double-CD accompanying the Japanese release of the group's upcoming album, "Getting Heavier", can be downloaded from the band's official web site at this location. "Getting Heavier" was recorded during September/October at Batgirl Studio in Las Vegas, Nevada for a Christmas ...

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ELVENKING Announce New Singer, Prepare To Record CD

Italian "pagan metal" act ELVENKING have announced the addition of singer Kleid and violinist/keyboardist Elyghen to the group's ranks. Kleid replaces Damnagoras, who left the band in August due to health reasons, while Elyghen had previously worked with the group in a session musician capacity and has now been upgraded to a full-fledged member status. ...

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TOMAHAWK Complete Work On New CD

TOMAHAWK, the "all star" band featuring former FAITH NO MORE vocalist Mike Patton, ex-HELMET drummer Jon Stainer, former JESUS LIZARD guitarist Duane Denison, and ex-THE COWS/current MELVINS bassist Kevin Rutmanis, are putting the finishing touches to their sophomore effort for a tentative April 2003 release. In related news, Patton's FANTÔMAS project with SLAYER drummer Dave ...

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RACER X Complete Work On 'Getting Heavier'

The reunited RACER X, featuring JUDAS PRIEST drummer Scott Travis, ex-MR. BIG guitarist Paul Gilbert, and ex-BADLANDS drummer Jeff Martin (on vocals), have set "Getting Heavier" as the title for their upcoming CD, which was recently recorded at Batgirl Studio in Las Vegas, Nevada for a Christmas 2002 Japanese release. "'Getting Heavier' has 12 brand ...

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CRYSTAL EYES Sign With DMP SWEDEN

Sweden's CRYSTAL EYES have signed a multi-album deal with DMP Sweden Records. The group's first release for the label will be their third full-length album, "Vengeance Descending", which is scheduled to be mixed and mastered during December. The complete track listing for the CD is as follows (in alphabetical order): 01. Child Of Rock 02. ...

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BRAZEN ABBOT Continue Work On 'Guilty As Sin'

BRAZEN ABBOT, the brainchild of Bulgarian guitarist Nikolo Kotzev, have set "Guilty As Sin" as the title for their upcoming full-length CD, which will feature guest appearances by such world-class musicians as Joe Lynn Turner (vocals, ex-RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), Göran Edman (vocals, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), Jørn Lande (vocals, ARK, MASTERPLAN, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEN), Mic Michaeli ...

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PRIMAL FEAR Split With Guitarist, Announce Replacement

German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR have parted ways with guitarist Henny Wolter (ex-THUNDERHEAD) and have replaced him with SINNER axeman Tom Naumann. The following is the band's official statement on the matter: "Hi fans & supportes of the Metal Commando. Today we have to make a shocking announcement, and to be honest, we don't have ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN Finalize Track Listing For 'Steal This Album'

SYSTEM OF A DOWN have finalized the track listing for their collection of outtakes and other previously unreleased tracks, entitled "Steal This Album". It is as follows: 01. Chic 'N' Stu 02. Innervision 03. Bubbles 04. Boom! 05. Nuguns 06. A.D.D. (American Dream Denial) 07. Mr. Jack 08. I-E-A-I-A-I-O 09. 36 10. Pictures 11. Highway ...

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SAMMY HAGAR: I Will Never Tour With DAVE LEE ROTH Again

Sammy Hagar, who, along with fellow ex-VAN HALEN frontman David Lee Roth, spent the summer co-headlining the laboriously titled "Sammy Hagar and David Lee Roth Tour 2002: Song for Song, the Heavyweight Champs of Rock and Roll", is once again dissing Diamond Dave's oversize ego, deteriorating singing voice and vanishing hairline. In an interview with ...

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THEORY OF RUIN Embark On First U.S. Tour

San-Francisco based THEORY OF RUIN, which features in its ranks musician/producer Alex Newport (ex-FUDGE TUNNEL, NAILBOMB), David Link (ex-SLAPSHOT, CLAYMORE), and Ches Smith (touring member of MR. BUNGLE), are in the midst of their first U.S. tour. The band will be joined at various times by fellow San Franciscans TOTIMOSHI, Philadelphia's LICKGOLDENSKY (ex-TURMOIL), and FLOOR. ...

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TROUBLE Announces Illinois Gig, Online Tribute Nearing Completion

The reunited TROUBLE — guitarist Rick Wartell, vocalist Eric Wagner, guitarist Bruce Franklin, drummer Jeff Olson and bassist Ron Holzner — will be performing at Riley's Rockhouse in Aurora, Illinois on Saturday, Nov. 30. In related news, work is progressing on the planned online tribute to TROUBLE, "End Of Daze", which is tentatively set for ...

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LED ZEPPELIN Management: No Reunion Tour Planned

LED ZEPPELIN have denied newspaper reports that they are to reunite for a tour in 2003. The group were set for a US tour with Jason Bonham substituting for his late father John Bonham on drums, said the Sunday Times. The newspaper reported that Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones had patched up ...

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ANDREW W.K. Apologizes For Remarks About DROWNING POOL Singer

ANDREW W.K. has issued a public apology for his previous remarks in regards to the untimely passing of DROWNING POOL frontman Dave Williams in which he implied that the singer's death was drug-related. Here is Andrew's statement in its entirety: "To those it may concern: Hello, this is Andrew W.K. writing in regards to Dave ...

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NIACIN To Embark On U.S. Tour

NIACIN, featuring former MR. BIG/DAVE LEE ROTH bassist Billy Sheehan, will embark on a U.S. tour during November. Confirmed dates are as follows: Nov. 14 - San Diego, CA @ Brick by Brick Nov. 15 - West Hollywood, CA @ Key Club Nov. 16 - Oakland, CA @ IMUSICAST Nov. 18 - Chicago, lL @ ...

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MR. BIG To Reform?

MR. BIG are rumored to be planning a reunion after Billy Sheehan sat in with guitarist Richie Kotzen and drummer Pat Torpey during the latter pair's recent trip to Japan in support of Richie's solo release. According to Melodicrock.com, things went well enough for the trio to record some tunes together, although it is presently ...

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CARNAL LUST Ink Deal With DIAMOND PRODUCTIONS

Paris, France-based death metal act CARNAL LUST have inked a deal with Diamond Productions and will enter Miserecords studio during December with producer Franck "Mr Francx" Caste to record their debut album, Whore Of Violence, due in early February. For more information, visit the band's official web site at this location. ...

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Former MÖTLEY CRÜE Frontman Joins COCKSTAR

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman John Corabi has joined COCKSTAR, the new band formed by MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx, L.A. GUNS axeman Tracii Guns, ADEMA drummer Kris Kohl and previously-unknown vocalist London. Corabi will handle second-guitar duties and will sing backing vocals in the group, which is currently writing material for a debut CD, due ...

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STRATOVARIUS' TIMO TOLKKI Speaks Out On New CD

STRATOVARIUS guitarist Timo Tolkki has posted the following update via the group's official web site: "The [Elements — Part 1] album is ready, mastered and sent to our record companies in Germany, France and in Japan. "The track list will be provided later, but I can tell you that it contains 62 minutes of music. ...

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KURT COBAIN's Childhood Home To Be Sold For $210,000

The sellers of the childhood home of late NIRVANA mainman Kurt Cobain have received more than 50 bids for the Montesano, Washington house, the highest for more than $40 million, but eventually narrowed down the most serious offer to $210,000, which is $10,000 over the minimum set by Ed and Jennifer McKee of Oregon City, ...

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STRATOVARIUS Keyboardist To Play On Next SONATA ARCTICA Album

STRATOVARIUS keyboardist Jens Johansson (ex-DIO) has agreed to play on SONATA ARCTICA's next studio CD if the group don't find a replacement for the recently-departed Mikko Harkin in time for the upcoming album's recording sessions. "I really love [SONATA ARCTICA] the way they were," Jens stated in a post on the official STRATOVARIUS message board. ...

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