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PROBOT Video Stars In High Demand

The co-founder of SuicideGirls.com, a popular web site that features "goth-punk ladies in sexy, skimpy photos and videos," recently spoke to AVN.com about being handpicked by Dave Grohl (FOO FIGHTERS, NIRVANA) to appear in the video for "Shake Your Blood" by Grohl's metal side-project PROBOT. "Dave came over to pick up some Suicide Girls swag ...

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VINTERSORG: 'My Mind Is Boiling With Creativity'

VINTERSORG/BORKNAGAR frontman Andreas Hedlund (a.k.a. Vintersorg) recently paid Metal Reference a visit in order to clarify his intentions with his many musical projects. The following are some of the highlights of that interview: Metal Reference: [The new VINTERSORG album] "The Focusing Blur" is seemingly a concept album. In your own words: "...As always ...

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ICED EARTH, Ex-NEUROTICA Members Contribute To Prog-Rock Project

Ralph Santolla (ICED EARTH, formerly of DEATH), Shawn Bowen (BALD DAISY, formerly of NEUROTICA), GJ Gosman (NEW CRASH POSITION, formerly of NEUROTICA) and David Ragsdale (formerly of KANSAS) are among the guest musicians appearing on "Moments of Clarity", an 11-song prog-rock concept album due later in the year through an as-yet-undetermined label. The album, which ...

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Ex-SOILWORK Drummer Says CHIMAIRA Songs Are Harder To Play Than He Originally Thought

New CHIMAIRA drummer Richard Evensand (ex-SOILWORK) recently answered a few questions for the web site of Roadrunner Records (CHIMAIRA's record label). The following are some of the highlights of that conversation: Roadrunner Records: How long you been in Cleveland? Richard Evensand: "Almost two weeks now. I've been living at the rehearsal space. But we're going ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH Records 'Johnny Bravo' Theme Song

Former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach spent Friday (Jan. 23) in New York City at Sony Recording Studios singing the theme song for the cartoon TV show "Johnny Bravo", according to a posting on his web site. "Yes that's right!" Bach writes. "In an upcoming episode, also featuring the legendary Don Knotts, I sing the ...

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Former Member Of JETHRO TULL Changes Sex

A former member of JETHRO TULL has had a sex-change operation and become a woman, it was revealed today. Once bearded keyboard player David Palmer now has long blonde hair and wears make-up and black leggings and calls herself Dee, reports the Evening Standard. She broke the news to flute-playing frontman Ian Anderson by saying: ...

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Former STRATOVARIUS Singer Completes Work On New Solo Album, Comments On Departure

Former STRATOVARIUS singer Timo Kotipelto has completed work on his second solo album, tentatively due in the spring through Century Media Records. The as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2002's "Waiting For The Dawn" (issued under the KOTIPELTO banner) reportedly features "more or less the same" recording lineup as that on the debut, which featured contributions from Mike ...

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BARRY SPARKS Looks Back On 2003: The Best And The Worst

Bassist Barry Sparks (TED NUGENT, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, DOKKEN, MSG) has posted the following message on his official web site: "Hello and Happy New Year! I am on United Airlines flight 890, flying from Tokyo to Los Angeles. With nothing at all to do, so I guess this is a good time for me to reflect ...

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PRIMAL FEAR Added To ICED EARTH's European Tour

German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR have been confirmed as direct support for ICED EARTH on their upcoming European headlining tour. Opening the show at all dates will be Finnish melodic power metallers THUNDERSTONE. "Sometimes a band has to make decisions — a lot of people could be happy, some not," PRIMAL FEAR write in an ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Confirmed For Holland's ARROW CLASSIC ROCK Festival

JUDAS PRIEST have been confirmed as one of the headliners of the Arrow Classic Rock festival, which is scheduled to take place June 12-14, 2004 in Lichtenvoorde, Holland. PRIEST will be performing on June 12. Also scheduled to appear at the three-day event are UFO, THE SCORPIONS, YES, QUEENSRŸCHE, and HEART, among others. This is ...

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ANAL CUNT's SETH PUTNAM: 'CHRIS BARNES Is A Pussy'

ANAL CUNT frontman Seth Putnam reportedly caused SIX FEET UNDER singer Chris Barnes to cut short his band's headlining performance at The Living Room in Providence, Rhode Island on October 24 by screaming obscenities at the former CANNIBAL CORPSE vocalist and challenging him to a fight. The following is Putnam's account of the incident, as ...

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Updated: HELLOWEEN Singer Taken Ill, Band Cancel European Gigs

HELLOWEEN have cancelled three shows on their current European tour (Cracow, Poland on Oct. 25, Oslo, Norway on Oct. 27 and Copenhagen, Denmark on Oct. 28) in order to allow vocalist Andi Deris to recover from an unspecified virus which has caused the group cut short their performance in Berlin, Germany Friday night (October 24). ...

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DEATH ANGEL Guitarist: 'The Intensity Level Is Peaking The Meter!'

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area metallers DEATH ANGEL will enter a Northern California studio with producer Brian Dobbs (MANMADEGOD, VOIVOD) on December 1 to begin recording their first CD since 1990's "Act III", tentatively due in the spring through Nuclear Blast Records. "We are still looking around for [a studio] that best suits us, but ...

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Review: MOTÖRHEAD's LEMMYs Got An Ace Up His Sleeve

Andrew Perry of Telegraph.co.uk reviewed MOTÖRHEAD's concert at London's Hammersmith Apollo Saturday night (October 18). "My worst fears about Saturday's show — a triumphant return to the venue where 1978's totemic live album 'No Sleep Till Hammersmith' was recorded - were compounded by memories of my last MOTÖRHEAD gig," he wrote. "Then, they rather idiotically ...

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MY DYING BRIDE Explain New Album Delay

MY DYING BRIDE have issued a statement regarding their decision to push back the release date of their new album, tentatively titled "The Thirteenth Chapter", to the beginning of 2004. The follow-up to 2001's "The Dreadful Hours" was recorded at Academy Studios and features material that is being described as "objective" observers as "very dark ...

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HAMMERFALL To Appear On Swedish TV Gameshow

HAMMERFALL guitarist Oscar Dronjak has posted the following message to the band's official web site: "This Friday, at 20:00, Team HAMMERFALL will battle the Disco Babes in the nationally syndicated TV4 show 'Fortet'. Watch us go through various strenuous, complicated, disgusting and terrifying cells in our quest for the gold at the end of the ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Guitarist Discusses Early Rivalry With IRON MAIDEN

In a recent interview with Germany's Rock Hard magazine, JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing addressed former IRON MAIDEN singer Paul Di'Anno's claim in his autobiography that he was the main reason for the old feelings of rivalry that existed between MAIDEN and PRIEST during the early '80s. "Paul apologized personally to me — what a ...

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City Says No To 'Suicide Show', But Band Says Yes

Florida shock-rockers HELL ON EARTH have vowed to go ahead with their plans to stage a live suicide during a concert in the city of St. Petersburg next month. Despite the fact that the city officials, in cooperation with the Florida Governors Office, have "strong-armed" venues into canceling their previously announced performance at State Theater ...

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THE CROWN Slam Former Singer TOMAS LINDBERG: 'No One Could Deal With Him When He Was Drunk'

Swedish thrashers THE CROWN have slammed former singer Tomas Lindberg over his departure from the group, blaming his split with the band on his excessive alcohol consumption while on tour. Speaking to Sweden's biggest metal magazine Close-Up, bassist Magnus Olsfelt said, "The primary reason [for the split with Tomas] was the lack of personal chemistry. ...

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