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Australian TV Show Puts The Heavy Metal Influence To The Test

Frances Grant of the New Zealand Herald reports that "some of society's assumptions don't stand up to rigorous scrutiny. It's easy, for example, to lay the blame for youth suicides on heavy metal rock lyrics. But do Ozzy Osbourne and the like really have the morbid effect on young people that some b...
July 22, 2003
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QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE Guitarist Jams With CAVE IN

Former FAILURE/A PERFECT CIRCLE guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen, currently touring the country on Lollapalooza with QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, joined self-confessed FAILURE fanatics CAVE IN onstage at a recent tour stop in Columbus, Ohio, for a cover of FAILURE's "Magnified", according to MTV.com. "[FAILUR...
July 21, 2003
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ADLER'S APPETITE Split With JIZZY PEARL, Announce Replacement

ADLER'S APPETITE (formerly SUKI JONES),the new band formed by ex-GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler, have replaced RATT/ex-LOVE/HATE singer Jizzy Pearl with Sean Crosby from the AC/DC tribute act BACK IN BLACK. "Steven claims that this guy is an 'amazing, strong screamer!' " according to a posting...
July 21, 2003
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Former PHANTOM BLUE/VIXEN Bassist Passes Away

Former PHANTOM BLUE/VIXEN touring bassist Rana Ross passed away on May 3 due to liver failure. She was 34 years old. Rana joined PHANTOM BLUE in 1994, shortly after the release of their second album, "Built To Perform", and toured with VIXEN in 1997 before forming SINBOY with singer/programmer Elysa...
May 6, 2003
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CRYSTAL EYES Set Release Date For 'Vengeance Descending'

Sweden's CRYSTAL EYES have set a May 12 Scandinavian release date through DMP Sweden Records for their third full-length album, "Vengeance Descending". A continental European release is expected by the end of the summer. "Vengeance Descending" was produced and mixed by guitarist/vocalist Mikael Dahl...
April 30, 2003
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PAUL DI'ANNO Says IRON MAIDEN Have Yet To Give CLIVE BURR Money From Trust Fund

Ex-IRON MAIDEN singer Paul Di'Anno has lashed out at his former bandmates for their alleged failure to utilize any the remaining monies raised by the Clive Burr Multiple Sclerosis Trust Fund (which IRON MAIDEN and their representatives control) to ease and improve the quality of life of the Fund's i...
April 27, 2003
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BIOHAZARD's EVAN SEINFELD: 'Our Record Company Sucks'

BIOHAZARD frontman Evan Seinfeld has once again hit out at the group's current record label, Sanctuary Records, for their failure to properly promote the group's albums, saying that "our record company sucks" and claiming that "they don't fucking do any marketing, any promotion" for any of their ban...
April 14, 2003
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Rhode Island Nightclub Owners Fined $1M For Insurance Shortage

State labor officials issued a fine of more than $1 million against owners of a nightclub where a fire during a GREAT WHITE concert killed 99 people because the company failed to get workers' compensation insurance, according to the Associated Press. The Department of Labor and Training also referre...
April 10, 2003
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CRIMINAL Part Ways With Bassist

CRIMINAL, the formerly Chile-based act who feature in their ranks former PENTAGRAM mainman Anton Reisenegger, ex-EXTREME NOISE TERROR drummer Zac O'Neil and former ENTWINED keyboardist Mark Royce, have parted ways with bassist Robin Eaglestone (ex-CRADLE OF FILTH). According to Robin, "My departure...
March 26, 2003
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PURE RUBBISH Done 'Horrific Disservice' By VARIETY's KELLY OSBOURNE Article

Houston's PURE RUBBISH have issued the following statement via their management company, Singerman Entertainment (MOTÖRHEAD, ZEBRAHEAD, MISFITS, SLAVES ON DOPE): "Variety [the premier publication of the entertainment industry—ed.] has done a horrific disservice to our band, PURE RUBBISH. In their re...
January 10, 2003
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Pollstar: GUNS N' ROSES 'Not An Arena Act' In 2002

GUNS N' ROSES have greatly reduced their chances of landing another arena tour following frontman Axl Rose's mysterious failure to show up for a concert in Philadelphia last Friday, according to Gary Bongiovanni, editor of concert-industry trade mag Pollstar. "Rose has damaged his career," he told E...
December 14, 2002
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New York Post: Dead End For GUNS N' ROSES

The following item was published in today's edition of the New York Post: Welcome to the bungle: Thanks to Axl Rose's bizarre behavior, GUNS N' ROSES had the plug pulled yesterday on the band's first tour in almost a decade. Clear Channel, the promoter, halted the long-anticipated tour after the ban...
December 10, 2002
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CRYSTAL EYES Sign With DMP SWEDEN

Sweden's CRYSTAL EYES have signed a multi-album deal with DMP Sweden Records. The group's first release for the label will be their third full-length album, "Vengeance Descending", which is scheduled to be mixed and mastered during December. The complete track listing for the CD is as follows (in al...
November 20, 2002
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CELTIC FROST's TOM GABRIEL FISCHER: "I Will Never Work With ROD SMALLWOOD Again!"

CELTIC FROST mainman Tom Gabriel Fischer recently addressed the possibility of a reissue of the band's much-panned and widely-criticized 1988 effort, "Cold Lake", via the group's previous label Noise Records. "Now that Rod Smallwood's Sanctuary Group has bought Modern Music/Noise Records (and I will...
November 20, 2002
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DARK FUNERAL: Promoter Is To Blame For Australian Tour Cancellation

Sweden's DARK FUNERAL have rejected accusations by an Australian promoter that their "unprofessionalism" has resulted in their proposed Australasian tour being cancelled and have blamed the promoter's own unethical behavior for the tour's failure to materialize. "Well, what can I say????" bassist/vo...
September 3, 2002