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Report: Polish Heavy Metal Underground Makes Its Presence Felt

The U.K.'s The Observer reports: "It can't get much more heavy metal than this: the all-day Mega Metal Mania festival in Katowice, Poland, kernel of central Europe's heavy industrial core. All around is the charismatic, perverse beauty of pit-heads - turning cogwheels and slag heaps — the dancing flames of steelworks, cloudy plumes of power ...

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METALLICA's HETFIELD And ULRICH To Make Their Animation Debut Tonight

The new animated comedy series "Disney's Dave the Barbarian", featuring the animation debut of METALLICA's James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich, is scheduled to premiere Friday, January 23 at 5:30 p.m. ET/PT on Disney Channel. Produced by Walt Disney Television Animation, the series follows the title character's hilarious escapades with his offbeat family — including his ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Bassist Inks Solo Deal With SANCTUARY

GUNS N' ROSES bassist Tommy Stinson has inked a solo deal with Sanctuary Records. The following is Tommy's official update on his web site regarding the making of his first solo album: "I have finally completed all of the recording for my first solo record. It has taken longer than anticipated, but it usually does. ...

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THY MAJESTIE Split With SCARLET RECORDS

Italy's THY MAJESTIE have parted ways with Scarlet Records and are currently looking for a new record deal. The band are working on the last two songs for their fourth full-length album, which will be an historical concept based on Joan of Arc. A mid-2004 release is expected. THY MAJESTIE's last studio album, "Hastings 1066", ...

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HENDRIX Tops ROLLING STONE Poll

Jimi Hendrix has been named the greatest guitar player by Rolling Stone magazine in a poll to discover the greatest guitarists of all time. Hendrix received a glowing tribute from WHO guitarist Pete Townshend, who wrote that he "made the electric guitar beautiful," according to Reuters. Townshend recalled that one of Hendrix's shows was "so ...

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KISS/AEROSMITH Tour To Be Extended Into Next Year?

The upcoming KISS/AEROSMITH co-headlining tour, currently scheduled to run between August 2 and October 18, could very well last into the middle of next year, according to KISS guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley. "Should the AEROSMITH/KISS tour go as smoothly as we're all hoping, this could go on indefinitely. I know [AEROSMITH lead guitarist] Joe [Perry] has ...

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Police Make Arrest In 1993 MIA ZAPATA Slaying

The 1993 killing of Seattle punk-rock singer Mia Zapata of THE GITS, which baffled police and her fans for nearly a decade, appears to have been solved with the arrest of a man in Miami, according to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Jesus C. Mezquia, a 48-year-old fisherman and laborer with a history of assaults on women ...

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SLASH Speaks Out On AXL ROSE, New Project With Ex-GN'R Bandmates

Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash has spoken to MTV.com about the new project he has formed with ex-GN'R bandmates Duff McKagan, Izzy Stradlin and Matt Sorum and the as-yet-unnamed group's ongoing vocalist search. Here are some of the more interesting quotes from the interview: On how the new band came together: "There's just a ...

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FROM ZERO Announce New Bassist

Chicago's FROM ZERO have recruited former COLONEL STEM bassist Avi Kopernik as a replacement for Rob Ruccia, who left the group earlier in the year. "We chose him because he came in and played 'One Nation Under' to a tee with the harmonies," frontman Jett stated via the band's official web site. "I know some ...

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ACE FREHLEY, DAVE LEE ROTH, VINCE NEIL, Others Confirmed For Florida's ROCKTOBERFEST

KISS guitarist Ace Frehley, DAVE LEE ROTH, MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman Vince Neil, DOKKEN, WARRANT, FIREHOUSE and QUIET RIOT are among the artists confirmed for Rocktoberfest, an all-day rock festival set to take place on Saturday, October 19th in Polk City, Florida. Billed as the biggest one-day outdoor festival in Florida history, Rocktoberfest will be staged ...

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BLUE OYSTER CULT Record Show For Live CD/DVD

BLUE OYSTER CULT recorded the June 21st show at Navy Pier's Skyline Stage for an upcoming live CD and DVD, entitled Long Day's Night. Among the cuts recorded for possible inclusion on the CD/DVD are the following: 01. Stairway to the Stars 02. Burnin' for You 03. OD'd on Life Itself 04. E.T.I. 05. Dance ...

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NÄ$H: A PRIMER 55/BIOHAZARD Collaboration

NÄ$H is the name of a brand new project featuring Preston Nash (PRIMER 55, ex-DOPE) on vocals, guitars and percussion, Leo Curley (BIOHAZARD, ex-OUTLINE, ex-ALL MEANS NECESSARY) on lead guitar, Dirt (ANYTHING BUT NORMAL) on bass and vocals, and Joe Clark (STRAIGHT JACKET) on drums. A pop/punk band whose sound is described by Nash as ...

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RAMONES Family, Friends Feuding Over Joey's Birthday Bash

The following article originally appeared in today's edition of the New York Post: Joey Ramone's mother and brother are blasting friends and former bandmates of the late punk legend for staging a birthday bash the same night as a family fete in his honor. Joey's brother, Mickey Leigh, and mother, Charlotte Lesher, are throwing a ...

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Archive News Nov 02, 2001

As exclusively reported here on October 5th, and subsequently denied (falsely) by none other than Mayorga himself (see news for October 9th, 2001), SOULFLY have enlisted former skinsman Roy Mayorga to replace the recently-departed Joe Nunez. The newly revamped group are currently at Phoenix, Arizona's (Brill Street) Chaton Studios recording their third ...

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