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NEUROSIS Announce Special L.A. Show

NEUROSIS will play a special show on Saturday, November 6, 2004, at The Troubadour in West Hollywood, CA. This will be a special 2 ½-hour extended set, a portion of which will feature former SWANS vocalist Jarboe. There will be no opening bands. Look for East Coast and London show announcements very soon. NEUROSIS' new ...

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KURT COBAIN Christmas Card Sells For $16,000

A Christmas card made by late NIRVANA frontman Kurt Cobain when he was six years old sold at an auction for $16,200, according to The Courier-Mail. A drawing Cobain created in high school of ex-U.S. president Ronald Reagan raised another $14,400, while an MTV music award won by Cobain guitarist fetched $9,600 at the sale ...

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Former MEAT PUPPETS Bassist Gets 21 Months In Prison

Gary Grado of the East Valley Tribune is reporting that a federal judge sentenced former MEAT PUPPETS bassist Cris Kirkwood to 21 months in prison Monday (August 2) for attacking a security guard with a baton. Kirkwood, 43, who was shot in the incident, pleaded guilty earlier this year to assault with a dangerous weapon. ...

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HIGH ON FIRE Joined By Ex-MELVINS Bassist

HIGH ON FIRE will be joined by bassist Joe Preston (THRONES, ex-MELVINS) for their forthcoming U.S. tour. Preston replaces longtime HIGH ON FIRE bassist George Rice, joining the power trio alongside guitarist/vocalist Matt Pike (ex-SLEEP) and drummer Des Kensel. Preston will make his live debut with HIGH ON FIRE when the band kicks off a ...

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Weight Of The World - METAL CHURCH

That characteristic chug from the Bay Area is perhaps as much of a reference point in these times as it was back in the heyday of scrotum-squeezing pants and decent METALLICA albums. Wisely, it could be argued, bands like TESTAMENT have brutalized their sound further to keep up with the seething new breed (THE HAUNTED ...

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DAVE GROHL: New NINE INCH NAILS Material 'Sounds Incredible'

Former NIRVANA drummer/current FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl has spoken to Billboard.com about his previously announced work on the upcoming NINE INCH NAILS album, tentatively titled "Bleedthrough". Grohl said NIN leader Trent Reznor called to ask if he would play, and they went into Sound City Studio in Van Nuys, Ca., the next day. "It ...

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Review: OZZFEST 2004 Ruled By The Old School Of Rock

Isaac Guzman of the New York Daily News reviewed the Ozzfest 2004 traveling festival when it hit Long Island's Jones Beach Theater Wednesday (July 14). "Collectively, the three headliners — BLACK SABBATH, JUDAS PRIEST and SLAYER — have been performing for nearly 90 years, and they're three of the metal world's most iconic acts," he ...

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DAVE GROHL To Guest On New NINE INCH NAILS Album

Former NIRVANA/QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE drummer Dave Grohl recorded a guest appearance on drums for the new NINE INCH NAILS album, "Bleedthrough", during a session at Sound City Studios in Van Nuys, Ca. this past Friday (July 9). As previously reported, the follow-up to NINE INCH NAILS' 1999 double album, "The Fragile", is set ...

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KURT COBAIN Guitar Featured In British Museum Exhibition

A guitar that deceased NIRVANA frontman Kurt Cobain played at Britain's Reading Festival will be displayed next month at a museum exhibition chronicling the festival's history, according to ABC ePrep. The exhibition will be called "Music, Mud and Mayhem - 30 Years Of The Reading Festival", and it will run August 19 through November 28 ...

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SHARON OSBOURNE 'Most Important Person in Rock'

Sharon Osbourne has topped a list of the most important people in rock compiled by Kerrang! magazine, according to Scotsman.com. The 51-year-old wife/manager Ozzy Osbourne, who beat the likes of Kurt Cobain and Justin Hawkins from THE DARKNESS in the Kerrang! power list, was recently given the all-clear after being diagnosed with cancer. ...

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MAGNA-FI: Video Footage Posted Online

Las Vegas-based "power-pop" band MAGNA-FI, one of the second-stage performers at this year's Ozzfest, have uploaded an electronic press kit (EPK) with live performance, interview and studio footage from the recording of their debut album, "Burn Out The Stars". Watch the footage here. The group's video for their new single, "Where Did We ...

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MASTODON To Tour With FEAR FACTORY, SWORN ENEMY

Relapse Records recording artists MASTODON have announced their first tour of 2004 in support of their highly anticipated new album, "Leviathan". MASTODON will team up with FEAR FACTORY for a month-long trek beginning July 26 in Towson, MD. The tour is scheduled to conclude August 22 in Las Vegas, NV with additional dates pending. MASTODON ...

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NIRVANA: KURT COBAIN Memorial Planned

Plans are in the early stages to create a memorial for Kurt Cobain in his hometown of Aberdeen, Wash. A committee recently held its first public meeting to discuss possible ways to pay tribute to the late NIRVANA frontman, including renaming a local park in his honor. Another idea is to put up a

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MASTODON Complete Work On 'Leviathan'

Relapse Records recording artists MASTODON have completed work on their new album, entitled "Leviathan". The follow-up to the group's acclaimed "Remission" album, "Leviathan" was recorded at both Robert Lang Studios (NIRVANA, BAD COMPANY, FOO FIGHTERS) and Litho Studios (DEFTONES, SOUNDGARDEN) in Seattle with producer Matt Bayles. Based in part on Herman Melville's classic novel "Moby ...

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NEUROSIS: New Song Available For Download

A brand-new NEUROSIS track, entitled "Burn", has been made available for download at this location. "Burn" comes off the group's new album, "The Eye Of Every Storm", due on June 29 through Neurot Recordings in North America and Relapse Records in other parts of the world. "The Eye Of Every Storm" was mixed ...

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PROBOT Video To Be Shown On 'ER' Season Finale

PROBOT's video for "Shake Your Blood", featuring Lemmy (MOTÖRHEAD) on bass/vocals, Wino (THE HIDDEN HAND, ST. VITUS, THE OBSESSED, SPIRIT CARAVAN, PLACE OF SKULLS) on guitar, and Dave Grohl (FOO FIGHTERS, ex-NIRVANA) on drums, can be seen on the season finale of the TV show "ER". The episode is scheduled to air May 13, 2004. ...

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VELVET REVOLVER: 'Slither' Video Posted Online

VELVET REVOLVER's video for "Slither", the first single off their upcoming "Contraband" debut, is available for viewing on the MTV.com web site at this location. As previously reported, the "Slither" clip, which was directed by Kevin Kerslake (NIRVANA, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, SONIC YOUTH), follows club kids as they chase through underground tunnels ...

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VELVET REVOLVER: KROQ Performance Posted Online

VELVET REVOLVER fan site Velvet-Revolver.com is currently hosting an audio recording in MP3 format of the band's appearance on KROQ's "Kevin & Bean" show Friday morning (April 30). Available for download are acoustic versions of the band's new single, "Slither", the STONE TEMPLE PILOTS cover "Interstate Love Song" and the GUNS N' ROSES song "Used ...

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VELVET REVOLVER: 'Makes A Video' To Air This Weekend

VELVET REVOLVER's "Slither" video and the accompanying show "Velvet Revolver Makes A Video" will now air on MTV2 on Saturday, May 1 at midnight, immediately following "Headbanger's Ball", according to a posting on the group's official web site. The video has already started running on MTV2, and will begin airing on Fuse this weekend. As ...

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VELVET REVOLVER: 'Slither' Video Premiere Postponed

The world premiere of VELVET REVOLVER's "Slither" video has been rescheduled from its originally announced April 29 air date, according to a posting on the group's official web site. The clip and the accompanying MTV2 show "Velvet Revolver Makes A Video" will be shown at an as-yet-undisclosed later date. As previously reported, the "Slither" clip, ...

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