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PAPA ROACH: Vacaville Support Bands Announced

PAPA ROACH will be playing a concert to benefit Opportunity House and The Vacaville High School Music Program on Saturday, September 6 at Travis Credit Union Park in Vacaville, California. Joining them on the bill will be THE REVOLUTION SMILE, DREDG, 7TH STANDARD, FINGERTIGHT, WEST AT SEVEN and PAREDIMSHIFT. As previously reported, PAPA ROACH have ...

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ADLER'S APPETITE: West Coast Dates Announced

ADLER'S APPETITE (formerly SUKI JONES), the new band featuring ex-GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler, ex-SLASH'S SNAKEPIT guitarist Keri Kelli, FASTER PUSSYCAT guitarist Brent Muscat, and ex-VINCE NEIL/RATT bassist Robbie Crane, have lined up the following dates during September: Sep. 18 - The Galaxy Theatre - Ocean City, CA Sep. 19 - Shooters - Riverside, ...

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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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IGGY POP Live At Jones Beach: Photos Available

IGGY POP performed live at Tommy Hilfiger at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, New York on Friday (August 8). Check out pictures from Film Magic. POP will release his new solo album, "Skull Ring", on September 30 through Virgin Records. The follow-up to 2001 "Beat 'Em Up" features collaborations with fellow ex-STOOGES members ...

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SHARON OSBOURNE Cancels

The following item was published in today's edition of The New York Post: "Sharon Osbourne is so ticked off about the direction her new talk show is heading, she's refusing to show up for work. Sharon was supposed to tape some test shows Monday, but according to Foxnews.com she called in 'sick' on Saturday from ...

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Review: Lusty AEROSMITH Out-Rocks KISS Of Death

Dan Aquilante of The New York Post reports that "seeing KISS and AEROSMITH together at Jones Beach [Monday night, August 5] was like witnessing Peter Pan in a death match with Father Time. "KISS, the band that won't grow up, was in the makeup they've worn since the beginning, while AEROSMITH wore their wrinkles like ...

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IRON MAIDEN Singer Comments On NICKO MCBRAIN's Arrest

IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson spoke to NowToronto.com about drummer Michael "Nicko" McBrain's arrest for allegedly hitting a parking lot attendant — on purpose — with his black Jaguar after some kerfuffle over McBrain's VIP credentials before a concert at Jones Beach Theatre in Wantagh, New York, last Saturday (July 26). "I can't shed any ...

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NY Post: IRON MAIDEN Ruffle Feathers At New York Restaurant

The following item was published it today's edition of The New York Post: "Just because heavy metal masters IRON MAIDEN are old and gray doesn't mean they can't create some old-school rock 'n' roll mayhem. The long-maned metallers made headlines last week when drummer Michael 'Nicko' McBrain allegedly got mad at a Jones Beach parking ...

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PAPA ROACH Announce Details Of Hometown Gig

PAPA ROACH will be playing a concert to benefit Opportunity House and The Vacaville High School Music program on Saturday, September 6 at Travis Credit Union Park in Vacaville, California. As previously reported, PAPA ROACH have tapped Howard Benson (P.O.D., CRAZY TOWN, SEPULTURA, COLD) to produce their third album, tentatively due in early 2004 through ...

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PAPA ROACH To Begin Recording In September

PAPA ROACH have tapped Howard Benson (P.O.D., CRAZY TOWN, SEPULTURA, COLD) to produce their third album, tentatively due in early 2004 through Dreamworks Records. Recording for the as-yet-untitled follow-up to last year's "Lovehatetragedy" will begin in September. In other news, the group have announced plans for a Vacaville homecoming show on September 6 at an ...

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SUICIDAL TENDENCIES Singer Subject Of Upcoming 'Monster House' Episode

SUICIDAL TENDENCIES frontman Mike Muirwill allow cameras into his house for the filming of the 13th episode of the new Discovery Channel show called "Monster House". The episode will reportedly air the week of Halloween. According to Margot Douaihy of Residential Systems magazine, the reality-TV show "Monster House" is a collaboration between Original Productions and ...

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LINKIN PARK Poised To Survive Death of Rap-Rock

L. Kent Wolgamott of JournalStar.com is reporting that "as record sales continue to slump, only three acts sold more than 2 million albums in the first six months of 2003. One, 50 CENT, is the hottest brand going in hip-hop. Another, NORAH JONES, benefited from a bunch of Grammy Awards. "The third is a band ...

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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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TOMMY LEE Explains His Involvement With Music-Download Service

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee spoke to ITV.com about his involvement in BuyMusic.com, a new user-friendly legal music download site which launched earlier this week. According to Lee, he became the spokesperson of the service in order to give the "artist's perspective." "I didn't even think twice when Scott [Blum, the founder of Internet ...

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IRON MAIDEN Announce U.K. Dates, Single Details

IRON MAIDEN have announced the details of the U.K. portion of their "Dance Of Death World Tour", which is scheduled to kick off in Europe in mid-October. Tickets for the U.K. shows go on sales on July 30. IRON MAIDEN U.K. (and Irish) tour dates: Dec. 01 – Dublin, IRE - The Point Dec. 03 ...

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METALLICA Trade Tickets For Tee Times

Deb Peterson of St. Louis Post-Dispatch is reporting that a foursome from the METALLICA entourage is scheduled to play the newly refurbished Forest Park course today (July 22). Kevin Kroll, marketing manager for American Golf, said the heavy metal band's road manager offered to trade METALLICA concert tickets for tee times. Kroll said he would ...

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ADLER'S APPETITE Split With JIZZY PEARL, Announce Replacement

ADLER'S APPETITE (formerly SUKI JONES), the new band formed by ex-GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler, have replaced RATT/ex-LOVE/HATE singer Jizzy Pearl with Sean Crosby from the AC/DC tribute act BACK IN BLACK. "Steven claims that this guy is an 'amazing, strong screamer!' " according to a posting on The Official Steven Adler Fan Site. ...

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BLINDSIDE To Begin Work On New Album

Sweden's BLINDSIDE have set "About A Burning Fire" as the title for their upcoming album, which they plan to begin recording shortly with producer Howard Benson (P.O.D., SEPULTURA, COLD). "We are all very excited about this new record and the new opportunities it will bring," the band said in a statement posted on their official ...

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DROWNING POOL Make Live Debut With New Singer

DROWNING POOL, the platinum-selling Texans who have spent the past few months recovering from the death of frontman Dave Williams, made their live debut with new singer Jason "Gong" Jones at Curtain Club in Dallas Thursday night (July 17). The group reportedly previewed a number of songs from their forthcoming Wind-Up release, including a track ...

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KISS Guitarist Remembers His First Gig With The Group

KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer, who will continue to portray Ace Frehley's "Spaceman" character during the band's upcoming tour with AEROSMITH, recently spoke to Billboard magazine about his first "proper" gig with the group, which took place in February with the 60-piece Melbourne Symphony Orchestra — a sold-out show played to 48,000, broadcast worldwide via pay-per-view ...

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DANKO JONES Complete Work On New Album

Canada's DANKO JONES have completed work on their new album, "We Sweat Blood", due on October 6 through Bad Taste Records in Europe. The complete track listing for the album is as follows: 01. Forget My Name 02. Dance 03. I Love Living In The City 04. I Want You 05. Heartbreak's A Blessing 06. ...

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SEX PISTOLS Vow To Play Show In Iraq

British punk band the SEX PISTOLS want to bring their particular brand of anarchy to Iraq, vowing to play a live concert in Baghdad with the message that democracy has its pitfalls. In an interview posted on MTV.com, PISTOLS' front man John Lydon, who was known as Johnny Rotten during the punk heyday, said the ...

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JOHN PETRUCCI's Dream Lives On

Rafer Guzmán of Newsday reports that if the name John Petrucci doesn't immediately ring a bell, that's OK. The Kings Park (Long Island) native is used to it. "A lot of times, I'll meet somebody new, and I'll tell them what I do," says the guitarist for DREAM THEATER, which plays at the Tommy Hilfiger ...

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