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WATCH THEM DIE To Open For GWAR

Oakland-based purveyors of aggression WATCH THEM DIE will embark on a national U.S. tour alongside GWAR this May. The group kick off their touring insanity with a short West Coast run with DARKEST HOUR on April 9 and will wrap things up in early June. This quintet rose from the ashes of several highly influential ...

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JERRY CANTRELL To Open For KID ROCK

One of the most influential guitarists of his generation, JERRY CANTRELL will be opening for KID ROCK on tour dates beginning April 15 in Albuquerque, NM. After five platinum and multi-platinum albums with ALICE IN CHAINS, Cantrell embarked on a solo career in 1998. "Boggy Depot" (Columbia), his first solo release, was an introspective musical ...

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AEROSMITH Sell More Than 160K Copies Of 'Bobo', Land At No. 5

AEROSMITH's critically acclaimed blues album, "Honkin' on Bobo" (Columbia), has landed at No. 5 on next week's The Billboard 200 chart with sales of 160,500 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The band's last album, 2001's "Just Push Play", arrived at No. 2 with 240,000 copies and has gone on to sell 1.3 million. Meanwhile, GUNS ...

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ROSE TATTOO To Support DEEP PURPLE In Australia

Veteran Australian rockers ROSE TATTOO will be supporting DEEP PURPLE at State Theatre in Sydney on Monday, April 26. Upcoming ROSE TATTOO shows: Apr. 26 - State Theatre - Sydney, AUS (w/ DEEP PURPLE) May 12 - Prince Of Wales Hotel - Melbourne, AUS May 14 – T.B.A. May 15 - Xscape Nightclub - Taralgon, ...

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Will Older GUNS N' ROSES Fans Buy A New Album From The Group?

The charts editor for Billboard magazine has spoken to Newsday about the impressive chart debut of GUNS N' ROSES' "Greatest Hits" — a collection of previously released songs from a band whose last studio collection, "The Spaghetti Incident?", came out more than a decade ago. As previously reported, singer Axl Rose and fellow original members ...

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Hanging Out With SLASH In New York City

Tricia Romano of the Village Voice has included the following tidbit in the April 5 installment of her "Fly Life" regular column: "Still in recovery mode the next night, I went to my weekly moonlighting DJ gig at the Soho Grand. The four hours are usually passed with mellow house music and downtempo. ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: 'Greatest Hits' Enters Finnish Chart At No. 6!

GUNS N' ROSES' controversial "Greatest Hits" album, the release of which Axl Rose tried unsuccessfully to block, has entered the Finnish album chart at position No. 6. Also debuting impressively on this week's chart are homegrown metallers NORTHER, whose third album, "Death Unlimited", came in at No. 18, and German power metallers EDGUY, who entered ...

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It's Official: BUCKETHEAD Quits GUNS N' ROSES!

As BLABBERMOUTH.NET exclusively reported here yesterday, guitarist Buckethead has officially left GUNS N' ROSES. According to MTV.com, Buckethead became fed up with GUNS' inability to complete an album or tour and stopped working the group late last year, his manager said. Although Buckethead appeared on the green carpet at the Grammy Awards last ...

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BUCKETHEAD Out Of GUNS N' ROSES?

Rumors of guitarist Buckethead's departure from GUNS N' ROSES have gained strength in the recent weeks, with many speculating that GNR singer Axl Rose's alleged decision to resume taking guitar lessons will result in him taking on some of the guitar duties himself during the band's upcoming live performances. Although the GUNS N' ROSES camp ...

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GUNS N' ROSES' Petition Turned Down

The U.S. District Court in L.A. turned down GUNS N' ROSES' petition today seeking a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction against Geffen Records seeking to prevent the label from releasing a greatest hits record from the band, according to Hits Daily Double. The suit claimed that GNR hasn't "been given the opportunity ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist To Embark On Solo Tour

GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Buckethead (who is rumored to no longer be a member of the Axl Rose-fronted combo) will be opening for the band PARTICLE on the following dates: Mar. 31 - Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Club Apr. 01 - Minneapolis, MN @ Cabooze On West Bank Apr. 02 - Madison, WI @ Luthers ...

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BRAND NEW SIN Part Ways With Guitarist SLIDER

BRAND NEW SIN, the New York-based rock band which rose from the ashes of GODBELOW, have parted ways with guitarist Slider. "A bandmate, a friend, a brother is gone," BRAND NEW SIN singer Joe Altier writes in an official statement. "The reasons are personal. We love him with all of our hearts and wish him ...

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RAMMSTEIN: New Songtitles Revealed?

The RAMMSTEIN fan site Herzeleid.com has posted what are believed to be songtitles set to appear on the group's upcoming studio album, tentatively due late spring through Republic/Universal Records. According to Herzeleid.com, GEMA, the German Copyright Society, is the organization with which most German bands register their music so they can receive royalties ...

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MICHAEL MONROE Vs. MÖTLEY CRÜE, TRACII GUNS

HANOI ROCKS frontman Michael Monroe has once again hit out at MÖTLEY CRÜE for their decision to title their box set "Music To Crash Your Car To", calling the move beyond disrespectful and referring to the group's bassist Nikki Sixx as "shallow," "ignorant" and "stupid". Asked in Metal Sludge's "20 Questions With..." what ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE: Video Message Posted Online

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz has posted a video message from Backstage Studios in Ripley, Yorkshire, England, where he is currently mixing the group's new album, "The End of Heartache", with Andy Sneap (MACHINE HEAD, EXODUS, ARCH ENEMY, SKINLAB). Check it out here. Additional studio photos can be viewed at this ...

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