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KURT COBAIN's 'Journals' Paperback Edition Released With Never-Before-Seen Material

All new, never-before-seen material, including lyrics to early NIRVANA songs and lyrics to a song that was never recorded, has been included in the new paperback edition of Kurt Cobain's "Journals". The book faithfully reproduces Cobain's writings, letters, sketches, production notes and lyrics. Beginning with an invitation to "Look through my things, and figure me ...

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FEAR FACTORY Confirm New Record Deal, Bassist

FEAR FACTORY have officially signed a new record deal with D3 Entertainment in the U.S. (as first predicted here back in July) and Roadrunner Records in Europe. The group's new album, titled "Archetype", is currently being recorded at Rumbo Recorders in Los Angeles with engineer Ken Marshall (SKINNY PUPPY). An April 2004 release ...

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VELVET REVOLVER Debut To Be Mixed By ANDY WALLACE

VELVET REVOLVER, the much buzzed-about rock group featuring STONE TEMPLE PILOTS vocalist Scott Weiland, former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash, bassist Duff McKagan, drummer Matt Sorum and guitarist Dave Kushner from Dave Navarro's (JANE'S ADDICTION) band, have officially selected Andy Wallace (NIRVANA, KORN, LIMP BIZKIT, SEPULTURA, SLAYER) to mix their debut album, tentatively due in ...

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JEFF PILSON Jams At STATION FAMILY FUND Benefit

Former DOKKEN bassist Jeff Pilson has posted the following message on his web site: "I jammed at the Benefit for the Station Family Fund on Friday the 7th — what a blast! I played with Vinny Appice (still one of my dearest friends, along with wife Justine), Alan Krigger (also long-time friend and drummer for ...

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Ex-HOLE/SMASHING PUMPKINS Bassist To Release Solo Album In February

Ex-HOLE/SMASHING PUMPKINS bassist Melissa Auf Der Maur will release her self-titled debut album in February through Capitol Records. The CD, which was produced by MASTERS OF REALITY mainman Chris Goss at several studios, including Stratosphere in New York City (owned by former SMASHING PUMPKINS and current A PERFECT CIRCLE guitarist James Iha), will feature guest ...

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BBC News: Rock Is Back!

Stephen Dowling of BBC News Online reports that "as THE DARKNESS, METALLICA and LINKIN PARK toast Kerrang! Awards success, rock music is enjoying rude health at the expense of pop and dance. What has happened to bring rock back into favour? "When clubbing became the musical culture of choice in the mid-90s, dance purists claimed ...

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COURTNEY LOVE: Whack-y Tale Of A Big Mixup

Tracy Connor of The New York Daily News reports that "Courtney Love admits she's got a few problems - but getting slapped in the face by an amorous Virgin Records executive is not one of them. "A day after police reported that Love had accused Senior Vice President Josh Deutsch of coming on to her ...

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DAVE GROHL Ties The Knot

People magazine reports that FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl, 34, and former MTV producer Jordyn Blum (photo), 27, wed at their Los Angeles home Aug. 2. Hundreds of guests, including label honcho Clive Davis and Grohl's former NIRVANA bandmate Krist Novoselic attended the nuptials. It is the first marriage for Blum, the second ...

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NEUROSIS Enter Studio To Record New Album

NEUROSIS have entered Chicago's Electric Audio studios with producer Steve Albini (NIRVANA, BUSH, SOIL) to record their new full-length album, due in early 2004 through the band's own Neurot Recordings. The as-yet-untitled effort, which will take approximately one week to record, is the follow-up to 2001's acclaimed "A Sun That Never Sets". In other news, ...

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PROBOT Album Pushed Back To November

NIRVANA drummer and current FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl has have pushed back the release date of his much-anticipated metal side project PROBOT to November through Southern Lord Records. "It's not a platinum seller, it's not going to change the world," he told Time magazine. "It's just my tribute to all those guys I worshipped ...

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Former NIRVANA Bassist Quits The Music Business

Former NIRVANA bassist Krist Novoselic, who never managed to come close to matching his NIRVANA success with any of his subsequent musical offerings (SWEET 75, EYES ADRIFT), has announced his retirement from the music industry. The following is Novoselic's official statement on the matter as it appears on EYES ADRIFT's web site: "So what's up ...

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KILLING JOKE: New Video Posted Online

KILLING JOKE's new video for the track "Loose Cannon", taken from their forthcoming self-titled album, has been posted online. Check it out: Windows Media: Hi, Lo Real Player: Hi, Lo "Killing Joke", due on July 28 through the group's Malicious Damage label (distributed by Sony), ...

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NIRVANA: 'Recording Sessions' Book Due In October

A brand new book chronicling NIRVANA's numerous recording sessions is tentatively set for release in October through Helter Skelter Publishers. "Nirvana: Recording Sessions" (click here to see cover), written by British journalist Rob Jovanovic, draws on hours of new interviews with those who worked on NIRVANA's sessions, including engineers, producers, guest musicians and ...

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NIRVANA: New Book Due In September

A brand new NIRVANA book, titled "Nirvana: The Day To Day Illustrated Journals", is tentatively set for release this September. The 192-page full-color tome is a reworked version of "Eyewitness Nirvana: The Day By Day Chronicle", which was written by Carrie Borzillo. Originally released in September of 2000, this updated version includes never-before seen photos ...

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PROBOT: A Tribute To Underground Metal

Former NIRVANA drummer Dave Grohl has confirmed to MTV.com that his much-anticipated metal side project PROBOT will finally surface in early fall on Southern Lord Recordings. "It's not unlike [SANTANA's 'Supernatural'] record in that it really kick ass, but it's not the kind of thing that you'd expect," Grohl said of the album. "There's a ...

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SCOTT WEILAND: STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Have Not Broken Up

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS/VELVET REVOLVER singer Scott Weiland called into "The Cane Show" on K-Rock on Wednesday (June 16) and commented on several topics, including the future of STP, his plans with VELVET REVOLVER and his personal life. The following are some of the highlights of the conversation: On STONE TEMPLE PILOTS' current status and his ...

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NIRVANA, GUNS N' ROSES Songs Among Best of Past 25 Years

NIRVANA's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and GUNS N' ROSES' "Sweet Child O' Mine" are among the 10 greatest songs of the past quarter-century, according to VH1. The Seattle band's groundbreaking grunge anthem is No. 1 on VH1's list of the "100 Greatest Songs of the Past 25 Years", which will air on the video music ...

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AMEN Singer Speaks Out On HEADBAND Side-Project

AMEN singer Casey Chaos recently spoke to Kerrang! magazine about his side-project HEADBAND with QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE frontman Josh Homme and ex-MARILYN MANSON bassist Twiggy Ramirez. "HEADBAND is a band that Josh Homme put together and he asked me to do it," he said. "It's me, Josh Homme, Nick Oliveri, Twiggy Ramirez, but ...

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PROBOT Debut To Be Released Through SOUTHERN LORD RECORDS

PROBOT, the much-anticipated metal side project of former NIRVANA drummer and current FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl, will issue their long-awaited debut album in late summer/early fall through Southern Lord Records. The CD, which has been in the works for much of the past three years, will include a dozen-or-so tracks featuring some of metal's ...

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