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STONE SOUR Guitarist Welcomes Addition To Family

Congratulations are in order for STONE SOUR guitarist Josh Rand and wife Laura on the birth of their second daughter, Mia. Mia Angelina Rand was born on Thursday, March 20 at 2:21 p.m., weighing in at 7lbs 12ozs. STONE SOUR are currently taking a break before they kick off a six-week U.S. tour with POWERMAN ...

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POISON Frontman To Release First Enhanced Solo CD And Video

Singer/songwriter Bret Michaels will be releasing his first full-length enhanced solo CD, "Songs Of Life", on April 22 on his own Poor Boy Records. Written and produced by Michaels, all 14 tracks on "Songs Of Life" are exactly that, songs inspired by events in his life. The music tells a strong story and the CD ...

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REQUIEM: New Music Posted Online

Swiss death metallers REQUIEM have posted two brand new MP3s online at this location. The tracks — "Living In Misery" and "Child Of A New Generation" — come off the group's forthcoming album, "Formed At Birth", due in February/March 2003 through Revenge Productions. ...

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GODFLESH Tribute CD In The Works

A GODFLESH tribute CD is currently in the works, according to the unofficial GODFLESH page Crumbling Flesh (www.godflesh.com). The set will be composed of two CDRs, but the cover and booklet will be pro pressed. Among the artists set to appear on the tribute are the following 01. BEHOLD! THE LIVING CORPSE – "Go Spread ...

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NOVEMBERS DOOM Singer Welcomes Addition To Family

Congratulations are in order for NOVEMBERS DOOM frontman Paul Kuhr and wife Arline, who welcomed a baby girl, Rhiannon Autumn Kuhr, on Oct. 30 at 9:33 p.m. "Arline is doing great, she's such a trooper," Paul said via the group's official message board. "She's a lot stronger than I am, that's for sure! She was ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN: Release Date Of Demo Collection Moved Up

The Japanese release date via Pony Canyon Records of YNGWIE MALMSTEEN's highly-anticipated collection of early demo recordings and other rare material, entitled "Genesis", has reportedly been moved up to Dec. 4. The full track listing for the album is as follows: 01. Birth Of The Sun 02. Plague In Lucifer's Mind (instrumental) 03. Dying Man ...

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Metal Band Plays For Sheep, Has To Dodge Poop Piles

BRIDLINGTON, England (Wireless Flash) — Lots of bands pay their dues by playing crappy gigs, but how many have to worry about stepping in their audience's feces? That's the dilemma faced by British metal band TORSOHORSE, which has been forced to book bi-weekly sessions in a local sheep barn when they couldn't find a regular ...

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THERION To Issue Live Album

Sweden's THERION will issue a live CD, entitled Live In Midgard, on September 30th through Nuclear Blast Records. Recorded at shows in Colombia, Hungary and Germany, Live In Midgard was laid down "totally live without any overdubs not to destroy the live feeling at all," according to an official press release. The full track listing ...

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SLIPKNOT Singer Becomes Dad!

SLIPKNOT/STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor has become a dad. His fiancée Scarlett gave birth to 6ib 14oz Griffin Parker Taylor on Tuesday, September 17th. According to Corey, who spoke to Britain's Rock Sound magazine at 9:00 PM UK time, just two hours after the birth, mother and son were doing excellent and said the whole ...

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RITUAL CARNAGE: The Tale Of The Missing Bonus Tracks

Japan's RITUAL CARNAGE have issued the following statement regarding the "missing" bonus tracks on the "limited digi-pack" CD version of their latest album, The Birth Of Tragedy, which was issued through Osmose Productions a couple of months back: "As many of you [who] purchased the so-called 'limited digi-pack CD' unfortunately found out, the two bonus ...

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THE HAUNTED's PER MOLLER JENSEN: Recordings Of New Album Delayed By Only Two Weeks

Swedish high-energy thrashers THE HAUNTED will postpone the recording sessions for their much-anticipated third album by only 14 days in order to accommodate frontman Marco Aro and his girlfriend during the birth of their second child, which is scheduled to arrive in early September. "We'll start [recording] around the 10th of September, expecting a February ...

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CATHEDRAL Complete Work On New Album

CATHEDRAL have completed work on their latest album, entitled ether Songs Of Praise (according to the band's official web site) or Seventh Coming (as reported by Terrorizer magazine), for an October release through Dream Catcher Records. "We've finished mixing and I think it's turned out really good," frontman Lee Dorrian told Terrorizer. "The songs are ...

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SILENT FORCE Welcome Addition To Family

Congratulations are in order for SILENT FORCE frontman D.C. Cooper and his wife Michelle, who recently welcomed the newest addition to their family, Clayton Christopher Cooper. Clayton weighed in at 7 pounds 7 ounces and was 20 inches long at the time of his birth. ...

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CATHEDRAL To Enter Studio To Record "Songs Of Praise"

CATHEDRAL are scheduled to enter Chapel Studios on July 2nd with producer Kit Woolven (who had previously worked with the group on their Carnival Bizarre and Supernatural Birth Machine albums) to record their seventh album, tentatively entitled Songs Of Praise, for a late 2002 release through the group's new label Dreamcatcher Records. As previously reported, ...

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BRUCE DICKINSON: The SWEDEN ROCK Set List

The following was BRUCE DICKINSON's set list for his performance at Sweden Rock Festival in in Sölvesborg, Sweden on Saturday, June 8th: 01. Silver Wings 02. Back From The Edge 03. Broken 04. Revelations 05. Accident Of Birth 06. Dark Side Of Aquarius 07. The Tower 08. Tears Of The Dragon 09. Laughing In The ...

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BUSH's GAVIN ROSSDALE: I Didn't Fire NIGEL PULSFORD

BUSH leader Gavin Rossdale has issued a response to guitarist Nigel Pulsford's claim that he was fired from the group six days after the birth of his son. In an entry in his online journal, Rossdale wrote that "I have been waiting to speak to Nigel. Obviously, we need to talk — because of that, ...

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ENSLAVED Part Ways With Guitarist, Commence Work On New Material

Norway's ENSLAVED have parted ways with guitarist R. Kronheim following the band's UK tour in March, according to an official statement from the group. "Upon returning from their UK tour in March 02, all four members agreed that the situation within the band needed serious evaluation," mainman Ivar Bjoernson said. "As a result, all four ...

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The Birth Of A Supergroup?

A "reliable source" has told KNAC.com that BUCKCHERRY frontman Josh Todd is currently jamming/writing in Los Angeles with MOTLEY CRUE bassist Nikki Sixx, ex-GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash and ex-BLACK CROWES drummer Steve Gorman in what is being dubbed a "supergroup." No official word has come down from any of the involved parties ...

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Metal/Hard Rock Album Sales In The US As Reported By SoundScan

Here are the latest sales figures for various current and catalog metal/hard rock releases in the US (in total units sold to date since the albums were issued), as reported by SoundScan for the week ending April 21st, 2002: KORN Issues: 3,047,076 KORN Follow The Leader: 3,414,717 LIMP BIZKIT Chocolate Starfish: 6,259,073 LIMP BIZKIT Significant ...

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SAVIOUR MACHINE Announce Track Listing For Upcoming Live CD/DVD

Christian goth/opera rockers SAVIOUR MACHINE have revealed the track listing for their upcoming live DVD and double CD, entitled Live in Deutschland II, which were digitally filmed and recorded during the group's their three-hour performance at Owen Rocknight in Germany on March 23rd. No release date for either the DVD or the CD have yet ...

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JAG PANZER: New Addition To The Family, More DVD Details

Congratulations are in order for JAG PANZER vocalist Harry "The Tyrant" Conklin, whose wife recently gave birth to a baby boy named Marcus William Conklin. In other news, JAG PANZER's self-produced DVD, entitled The Era of Kings and Conflict, will be for sale at their merchandise booth at all the ICED EARTH, IN FLAMES and ...

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JELLO BIAFRA Sues DEAD KENNEDYS For "Impersonation"

Ex-DEAD KENNEDYS singer Jello Biafra is suing his former bandmates for allegedly recording new music and performing live with a “Biafra impersonator” (DR. KNOW's Brandon Cruz) at the microphone. Biafra — whose birth name is Eric Reed Boucher — sued his former bandmates for misrepresenting themselves by leading promoters to believe that Biafra is performing ...

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