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'Massive' ALICE IN CHAINS Announcement Not So Massive After All

Launch Radio Networks reports: Although news broke online late Tuesday (May 9) that ALICE IN CHAINS would be making a "massive" announcement on its website this Monday (May 15), a representative for the band's management told Launch yesterday (Wednesday, May 10) to disregard that notice, chalking it up to an "overenthusiastic" fan club moderator. The ...

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ALICE IN CHAINS: VH1 HEART Tribute Performance To Air Tonight

Launch Radio Networks reports: The first official performance from the reunited ALICE IN CHAINS will air tonight (Friday, May 5) on a new episode of VH1 Classic's "Decades Rock Live!" that pays tribute to fellow Seattle band HEART. Bassist Mike Inez told Launch about the enormous respect that ALICE IN CHAINS and others have for ...

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Wolfmother - WOLFMOTHER

A dollop of SABBATH riffing, a whole slopload of ZEP crunge and yowling about mystical bullshit and evil women, and just the right amount of greasy white boy funk, DEEP PURPLE organ noodling, and wide-eyed top-of-the-mountain pseudo-serious bare-chested shaman posturing. That's the formula for the band that's bowled over the world, and seems poised to ...

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ALICE IN CHAINS Confirm Japanese Tour Dates

The reunited ALICE IN CHAINS are scheduled to take part in one of Japan's biggest music festivals — the Udo Music Festival. Set over two days in two different locations, the Udo Music Festival features dozens of acts and about 50,000 concert-goers. And for the first time ever, AIC will be part of the madness. ...

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10 YEARS Singer Not Ready To Go All-Digital

Launch Radio Networks has issued the following report: 10 YEARS recently made an EP of four acoustic tracks available exclusively through the iTunes online music store. While he likes the idea of selling music digitally, 10 YEARS singer Jesse Hasek told Launch that he doesn't see it replacing CDs. "I mean, that could very possibly ...

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SCORPIONS Tap DESMOND CHILD For New Studio Album

German hard rock veterans SCORPIONS have tapped songwriter/producer Desmond Child — who has worked with such high-profile pop/rock artists as AEROSMITH, BON JOVI, ALICE COOPER, KISS, RICKY MARTIN, CHER, MICHAEL BOLTON and BONNIE TYLER — to produce their next studio album, which they expect to begin recording later in the year for a 2007 release. ...

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HATEBREED Explain Canadian Tour Cancellation

HATEBREED have posted the following message on their official web site: "We are super-bummed to announce that [the] Core Across Canada [tour] has been postponed until August. To all of our Canadian people, please forgive us, we promise to get up there as soon as we can, which now looks like August. We still have ...

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ANGTORIA Tap MY OWN GRAVE Drummer For Video Shoot

ANGTORIA, the new Swedish/British orchestral/metal band formed by female singer Sarah Jezebel Deva (CRADLE OF FILTH, THERION, MORTIIS), composer Chris Rehn (ABYSSOS) and Tommy Rehn (MOAHNI MOAHNA), have recruited drummer John Henriksson of Swedish death/thrash metal band MY OWN GRAVE for the "God Has A Plan For Us All" video shoot. The clip will be ...

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SENATE Tap MARTYR Drummer For Debut CD

Canadian metallers SENATE have tapped MARTYR drummer Patrice Hamelin to play on their upcoming debut album, tentatively due later in the year. The CD will be recorded in June at Silo Studios in Hamilton, Ontario with producer Julius "Juice" Butty (ALEXISONFIRE, PROTEST THE HERO) and will contain the following nine tracks: 01. War Without End, ...

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VINNIE PAUL Doesn't Rule Out REBEL MEETS REBEL Tour

Former PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN drummer Vinnie Paul recently spoke to MTV.com about the upcoming debut album from REBEL MEETS REBEL — a collection of a dozen tracks of countrified metal featuring controversial country singer David Allan Coe and the guitar prowess of Paul's late brother, "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott. "It's something that me and Dime really ...

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HATEBREED To Release 'Supremacy' Via ROADRUNNER

MTV.com is reporting that HATEBREED have been in continuing negotiations with Roadrunner Records and are close to signing a deal with the label. "We ended up doing two records with Universal, and our time at that label was killer," frontman Jamey Jasta explained to MTV.com when asked about the talks. "We sold over ...

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TOOL: New Album Artwork Posted Online

TOOL have revealed the cover artwork for their new album, "10,000 Days", due on May 2 via Volcano. Check it out at Toolband.com. The 77-minute, 11-song prog-metal odyssey, which is said to be "packed with plenty of eight minute-plus twisted riff-a-thons, odd-tempo polyrhythms and the band's trademark, eerie interludes" (according to Kerrang! magazine), ...

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UGLY Tap Producer RICK PARASHAR For Full-Length Debut

UGLY, the Detroit-based band featuring former members of BRIDGE and OUTSPOKEN, have tapped legendary producer Rick Parashar (PEARL JAM, NICKELBACK, ALICE IN CHAINS, ROB ZOMBIE) to produce their debut album, tentatively due this fall via Rust Records. Pre-production will begin in Cleveland on March 20. Parashar and the UGLY boys will begin work on the ...

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TOOL: New Album Track Listing Revealed

TOOL have announced the final track listing of their new album, "10,000 Days", due on May 2 via Volcano. The 77-minute, 11-song prog-metal odyssey, which is said to be "packed with plenty of eight minute-plus twisted riff-a-thons, odd-tempo polyrhythms and the band's trademark, eerie interludes" (according to Kerrang! magazine), is the follow-up to 2001's "Lateralus", ...

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