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ROADRUNNER UNITED: 'The All-Star Sessions' To Surface In October

Roadrunner Records has put together a groundbreaking record to mark the label’s 25th Anniversary. The group is called ROADRUNNER UNITED and the album titled "The All-Star Sessions". This full-length release, in stores on October 11, 2005, is a "master class" in hard rock/metal. Boasting 57 artists from 45 of Roadrunner's past and present bands, the ...

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DREAM THEATER Marathon At DELICIOUS AGONY

On August 19, beginning at 7:00 p.m. EST, Delicious Agony Progressive Rock Radio will be airing its second annual DREAM THEATER Marathon. For 48 hours, the station will suspend its regular progressive rock programming and play DREAM THEATER and related projects. You will hear the music of DREAM THEATER, LIQUID TENSION EXPERIMENT, TRANSATLANTIC, OSI, YELLOW ...

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AEROSMITH Frontman Featured On SLY AND THE FAMILY STONE Tribute CD

AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler has lent his vocals to the track "I Want to Take You Higher" on the upcoming SLY AND THE FAMILY STONE tribute album, "Different Strokes By Different Folks", due on September 27 via Epic/Legacy. According to an official press release, the album includes "one-of-a-kind collaborations from John Legend & Joss Stone ...

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ONSLAUGHT: New Lineup Revealed

More information has surfaced about the reformed lineup of the classic U.K. thrash outfit ONSLAUGHT, which will be teaming up with EXODUS, OCCULT, KATAKLYSM, UNLEASHED, BEHEMOTH, and PRIMORDIAL for the X-Mass Festivals 2005 European tour in December. Joining guitarist Nige Rockett, drummer Steve Grice, vocalist Sy Keeler and bassist Jim Hinder will be the group's ...

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ROCKDETECTOR.COM Launches Independent CD Album Sales

Rockdetector.com, the world's biggest rock and metal database, hosting over 37,400 bands, has launched independent CD album sales. Sell your album on your own custom page — with sound and video clips, album cover and sales details. Signing up also gets you lifetime entry straight into the global gig guide (over 13,000 concerts updated daily) ...

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KORN To Release New Album Via GEFFEN RECORDS?

KORN appear to have inked a deal with Geffen Records for their label imprint, Elementree Records (which had previously gone through Warner Bros.), leading to speculation that the group's next studio effort may end up being released via Geffen (in a special arrangement involving a brand-new label imprint, possibly called Korn Records). A ...

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LIVIDITY Add Second Guitarist

U.S. cult porn grinders LIVIDITY have announced the addition of second guitarist Shaun LaCanne (PUTRID PILE) to the group's ranks. Longtime guitar player/vocalist Matt Bishop will be laying down the axe due to a hand injury to his fret hand to focus full-time on lead vocals/frontman duties. "Now with a strong lineup intact, there will ...

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Shadows are Security - AS I LAY DYING

After letting it soak in for a bit, I found 2003's "Frail Words Collapse" to be a fierce metalcore release, and one that was more challenging than the standard fare of the time. The arrangements don't stick to a formula and are driven by a tight rhythm section (including some cool off-kilter rhythms, an awful ...

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ROADRUNNER 'All-Stars' Album: Progress Includes New Captain And New Team Members

Roadrunner Records has advanced in the process of putting together the groundbreaking "Roadrunner All-Stars" record to mark the label's 25th anniversary. The full-length release will contain original musical collaborations between past and present Roadrunner artists. Approximately 50 musicians are expected to participate in this record, making it a most elaborate collaboration project. Four central musicians ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE To Film Grand Rapids Concert For Upcoming DVD

MÖTLEY CRÜE's outrageously successful "Red, White, and Crüe 2005...Better Live Than Dead" tour, which has sold out arenas across the country since its launch in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, on Feb. 17, will be captured for posterity to be distributed on TV as well as DVD this fall. Featuring the reunited band's original line-up of Vince ...

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SEVENDUST Guitarist Welcomes Addition To Family

SEVENDUST guitarist John Connolly has issued the following update: "What's up everybody??? It's been awhile since I've been on here and I'm sorry about that. I guess you could say that i've been a little busy lately. On March 29 my wife Lori gave birth to our first child, a little girl named Jordan Rylan. ...

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WITH PASSION Nominated For SACRAMENTO AREA MUSIC Award

Sacramento's melodic, blackened tech-metallers WITH PASSION have been nominated for Best Hard Rock/Metal Band at the 2005 Sacramento Area Music Awards, better known as the "Sammies". WITH PASSION received the news of their nomination while on tour with THE ACACIA STRAIN, INTO THE MOAT, and THE RED DEATH. WITH PASSION are up against THE LITTLE ...

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Former 40 BELOW SUMMER Guitarist Joins SECONDDAY

Former 40 BELOW SUMMER guitarist Jordan Plingos has officially joined the New York-based band SECONDDAY. "When [previous guitarist] Joe [Parascandola] couldn't make the trip to play SXSW [in Austin, Texas] with us, Jordan stepped up and learned our entire set in two days, came down to Texas with us, and KICKED ASS!!!" the group write ...

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DREAM THEATER Keyboardist To Perform With BLACKFIELD

DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess will be appearing on keyboards with the band BLACKFIELD at their East Coast acoustic shows next week. BLACKFIELD is the brain child of Steven Wilson of PORCUPINE TREE and Israeli singer/songwriter Aviv Geffen. Commented Jordan: "BLACKFIELD's music is very melodic rock. When I heard this beautiful album I wrote a ...

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Former KORN Guitarist Baptized In Jordan River: Photos Available

The Associated Press is reporting that former KORN guitarist Brian "Head" Welch was baptized Saturday (March 5) in the Jordan River, just weeks after quitting his band, drug habits and rock-and-roll lifestyle for religion. [see photos of Welch being baptized in Jordan river and in the river's baptismal site near the Kibbutz Kinneret, in northern ...

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DREAM THEATER Finish Recording New Album

DREAM THEATER have finished recording the follow-up to 2003's "Train of Thought", tentatively due in May/June via EastWest. "I just literally came from the very last session tonight — we just finished the album tonight, we start mixing it on Monday," DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy revealed during a live appearance Friday night (Feb. 25) ...

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Ohio Musician Files Countersuit Against STAIND For Trademark Infringement

An Ohio musician has filed a contersuit against Jordan Schur, president of Geffen Records, STAIND, and their management company for breach of contract, fraudulent inducement to enter into an agreement, negligent misrepresentation and concealment of information, trademark infringement, and cyber piracy. Jon Stainbrook alleges Schur used unlawful conduct to obtain rights to the trademark for ...

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DREAM THEATER Announce European Summer Festival Appearances

DREAM THEATER have announced the following European summer festival appearances: Jun. 10 - Sweden Rock Festival - Solvesborg, SWE Jun. 11 - Arrow Rock Festival - Lichtenvoorde, NETH Jun. 18 - Loca Rock Festival - Murcia, SPA Jun. 26 - Graspop Festival - Dessel, BEL As previously reported, DREAM THEATER's "Live At Budokan" two-DVD set ...

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DREAM THEATER: 'Live At Budokan' DVD Certified Platinum

According to a posting on producer Kevin Shirley's (IRON MAIDEN, AEROSMITH) web site, DREAM THEATER's "Live At Budokan" two-DVD set has officially been certified platinum. Released last October, "Live At Budokan" documents DREAM THEATER's April 26, 2004 show at Tokyo's Budokan Hall. Disc 1 of the two-DVD set has the complete live concert. Disc 2 ...

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