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JOHN PETRUCCI's Dream Lives On

Rafer Guzmán of Newsday reports that if the name John Petrucci doesn't immediately ring a bell, that's OK. The Kings Park (Long Island) native is used to it. "A lot of times, I'll meet somebody new, and I'll tell them what I do," says the guitarist for DREAM THEATER, which plays at the Tommy Hilfiger ...

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475,000 tickets sold for SARS concert in Toronto

Toronto Star reports that as of the weekend, 475,000 tickets for the star-studded concert to help the SARS-stricken Canadian city have been sold, J.P. Pampena, a spokesman for the event, said Monday. Of those, 50,000 were sold to U.S. consumers. Organizers say sales will likely be capped at 600,000 tickets although Pampena said the facility, ...

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GREAT WHITE To Launch Revamped Benefit Tour

A day after officially calling off a proposed U.S. tour with L.A. GUNS and XYZ due to an inability to secure insurance, GREAT WHITE have announced plans to go out on their own and do a series of 41 "weekend warrior" concerts, in which they will play a mix of clubs and large festivals every ...

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RUSH Added To Toronto STONES Gig

Canadian rock legends RUSH have been confirmed for the ROLLING STONES concert in Toronto on July 30 at Downsview Park. The announcement was made on the band's official website, where in a one-sentence blurb they confirmed they will be joining the ever-growing list of artists for the special gig to help Toronto's SARS-scarred economy. The ...

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DAVE GROHL To Marry 'Future Ex-Wife'

WENN reports FOO FIGHTERS frontman/ex-NIRVANA drummer Dave Grohl fell for his TV producer fiancee after meeting in a Hollywood bar, but when she gave him her number she also scribbled down an odd message. He says, "She left me her number and she wrote, 'Jordan, your future ex-wife.'" Grohl has been dating the 26-year-old for ...

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DREAM THEATER Keyboardist To Play Solo Gig

DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess will be performing a solo keyboard event on Saturday, May 3 at Rockland Country Day School - International Family in Congers, New York. Says Jordan: "This is a benefit festival for my kids' school. There will be a lot of interesting entertainment, food, crafts and games for families. The day's ...

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LINKIN PARK: Rochester Gig Cancelled

LINKIN PARK's Projekt: Revolution tour date scheduled for tonight (April 8) at the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester has been postponed due to a huge snowstorm that is blanketing the northeast. The new date for the show is scheduled for Tuesday, July 22. "At present the LINKIN PARK crew has assembled in Reading, PA to ...

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COLD Confirmed For LOLLAPALOOZA

COLD have been confirmed for the second and third legs of this year's Lollapalooza tour. Exact cities and venues have yet to be announced. In other news, the band will be supported by FINGER ELEVEN on their headlining U.S. shows and will be teaming up with STAIND and LO-PRO for a spring run of dates. ...

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KISS' PAUL STANLEY: 'I'm Not Ready To Hang It Up'

KISS guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley recently addressed the band's decision to abandon their retirement plans in favor of further touring and a possible new studio album. Appearing live on the "Merry KISSmass Special" hosted by WNEW radio personality Eddie Trunk on Dec. 21, Stanley explained that the group's [2000] 'Farewell' tour "was done in the same ...

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DREAM THEATER Keyboardist Records Christmas CD

DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess has created a new Christmas CD, entitled "Christmas Sky", for the holidays. The album, which features Jordan's unique style of piano and harp-like improvisations all based on classic Christmas melodies, includes is an original piece written especially for the season. The complete track listing for the CD is as follows: ...

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ANDREW W.K. To Support AEROSMITH In December

ANDREW W.K. has been officially tapped to open for AEROSMITH on the December leg of their "Just Push Play" tour. Confirmed dates are as follows: Dec. 02 - Memorial Coliseum - Ft. Wayne, IN Dec. 04 - The Pyramid - Memphis, TN Dec. 06 - Kansas Coliseum - Wichita, KS Dec. 08 - Pepsi Arena ...

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DREAM THEATER Perform Tribute To IRON MAIDEN At London Gig

DREAM THEATER performed the entire "The Number Of The Beast" album by IRON MAIDEN during their appearance at the London Astoria last night (Oct. 21). The legendary progressive rock heavyweights played the material exactly as per the original album, with the exception of "Gangland", which was done in a jazz style. D.T., who feature a ...

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TOOL/MESHUGGAH: Complete Itinerary Revealed

The complete itinerary for the upcoming TOOL/MESHUGGAH U.S. tour is as follows: Oct. 02 - Key Arena –Seattle, WA Oct. 03 - Idaho Center – Boise, ID Oct. 06 - Skyreach Center – Edmonton, ALB Oct. 07 - Saddledome – Calgary, ALB Oct. 08 - Metra Park Arena – Billings, MT Oct. 10 - Rushmore ...

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KORN Announce Additional Dates For POP SUX! Tour

KORN have announced additional dates for their upcoming Pop Sux! Tour, also featuring DISTURBED and TRUST COMPANY. The full itinerary is as follows: Oct. 08 - Manchester, NH - Verizon Wireless Arena Oct. 09 - East Rutherford, NJ - Continental Airlines Arena Oct. 11 - Fairfax, VA - Patriot Center Oct. 12 - Mansfield, MA ...

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ROB ZOMBIE's '1000 Corpses' Finds Home At LIONS GATE FILMS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Los Angeles – Lions Gate Films has secured rights from Andy Gould of The Firm to musical superstar/filmmaker Rob Zombie's controversial horror film House of 1000 Corpses, it was announced today by Tom Ortenberg, president of Lions Gate Films Releasing. The film will be released theatrically in the first quarter of 2003. ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE's NIKKI SIXX, Wife Conceive TV Sitcom

Rock star Nikki Sixx from MÖTLEY CRÜE and TV actress wife Donna D'Errico are branching out into the world of television sitcoms with a show, titled The Blonde and The Rock Star. The sitcom, created by Sixx and D'Errico, is centered around a divorced Rock God with two kids who falls in love with a ...

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THE BLOOD BROTHERS Prepare To Commence Tracking New CD

Seattle's THE BLOOD BROTHERS will begin recording their debut CD for I Am/ARTISTdirect Records with producer Ross Robinson (i.e. SLIPKNOT, AMEN) on April 4th, according to the web site of Robinson's management company, Freeze Management. A late summer release is expected. Reportedly discovered by AMEN frontman Casey Chaos, THE BLOOD BROTHERS are a five-piece band ...

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Archive News Nov 29, 2001

Despite having just joined the ranks of Canada's ANNIHILATOR, former NEVERMORE axeman Curran Murphy has no intention of leaving his longtime outfit AGGRESSION CORE, which is currently in the process of recording its sophomore CD, according to a statement sent by the guitarist to BLABBERMOUTH.NET. The upcoming CD, entitled Victim Or Enemy ...

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Archive News Nov 19, 2001 - update 2

Kip Winger, he of WINGER fame, has placed “original and authentic WINGER/Kip Winger memorabilia” for sale via eBay. According to Winger's official web site, “this garage sale features clothing used in performances and photo shoots, and equipment used in the studio on his recent albums.” For more info, go to this location.

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Archive News Oct 30, 2001

ANTHRAX are rumored to be making an appearance on the Late Night With Jay Leno show this Wednesday, October 31st. In other ANTHRAX-related news, check out this humorous article from Lincoln Journal Star about an ANTHRAX fan whose “ANTHRAX” license plates have gotten him a heap of negative reactions from irate motorists ...

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Archive News Oct 24, 2001

Due to a technical problem at the server side (completely out of our control), we were unable to post any updates to these pages during the last two days. Although the problem appears to have been resolved, there is no guarantee that this sort of thing will not happen again in the ...

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Archive News Aug 09, 2001

According to the UK web site of Roadrunner Records, the European release date of the forthcoming MACHINE HEAD CD, entitled Supercharger, has been set for Monday October 1st. The US release will presumably follow on Tuesday, October 2nd (as is customary with most of the label's high-profile releases), although this has yet to be ...

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Archive News Jul 30, 2001 - update 1

SLIPKNOT fans who can't wait until the end of next month to hear additional new music from the group's forthcoming Iowa opus can download two more tracks from the album via the following locations:

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People = Sh.t

Left Behind

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Both of the above cuts are culled from ...

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Archive News May 30, 2001

The 'I'm-talking-out-of-my-ass' quote of the day once again belongs to SLIPKNOT percussionist The Clown (aka Shawn Crahan), who inadvertently implied in a BBC interview that the third SLIPKNOT CD would not come out for another ten years: 'What people need to understand is we are always about ten years ahead of ourselves. I'm already thinking ...

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