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British Prime Minister Admits To Being Fan Of THE DARKNESS

British Prime Minister Tony Blair has admitted to a class of schoolchildren that he listens to THE DARKNESS' latest album, according to BBC News. Mr. Blair (photo),who was visiting a London school, revealed his musical taste in fluent French in one of their classes. He said that he had chosen ...
November 14, 2003
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Ex-HOLE/SMASHING PUMPKINS Bassist To Release Solo Album In February

Ex-HOLE/SMASHING PUMPKINS bassist Melissa Auf Der Maur will release her self-titled debut album in February through Capitol Records. The CD, which was produced by MASTERS OF REALITY mainman Chris Goss at several studios, including Stratosphere in New York City (owned by former SMASHING PUMPKINS and...
November 10, 2003
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FIREBALL MINISTRY To Support URIAH HEEP, BLUE ÖYSTER CULT In Germany

Los Angeles-based heavy hitters FIREBALL MINISTRY will be supporting URIAH HEEP and BLUE ÖYSTER CULT on a German tour in December. FIREBALL MINISTRY's new album, "The Second Great Awakening", is due on November 3 through Nuclear Blast Records. "The Second Great Awakening" was produced by Nick Raskul...
October 23, 2003
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DAVE GROHL Only Wanted To Meet JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE At GQ Awards

Roger Friedman of FoxNews.com reports that FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl, once part of the legendary rock group NIRVANA, only to wanted to meet Justin Timberlake Tuesday night (October 21) at the GQ Men of the Year Awards. In fact, Grohl — who came to the fashionable event wearing just a plain wh...
October 22, 2003
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PUNKVOTER: Musicians Take Anti-BUSH Message Directly To The Fans

Billy Gould (ex-FAITH NO MORE),Jello Biafra (ex-DEAD KENNEDYS),Fat Mike (NOFX),Billy Joe Armstrong (GREEN DAY),THE OFFSPRING, BAD RELIGION and FOO FIGHTERS are among the musicians that have come together to form Punkvoter, a coalition to educate, register and mobilize over 500,000 progressive vo...
September 30, 2003
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P.O.D.: New Single Posted Online

P.O.D.'s new single, "Will You", has been posted online in streaming audio at this location. "Will You" comes off the group's forthcoming CD, "Payable on Death", due on November 4 through Atlantic Records. A video for the track, directed by Marc Webb (AFI, GOOD CHARLOTTE),is currently in the works....
September 26, 2003
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P.O.D. Finalize Track Listing For 'Payable On Death'

Billboard reports that P.O.D. have set the track listing for their new album, "Payable on Death", due on November 4 through Atlantic Records. A video for the album's first single, "Will You", directed by Marc Webb (AFI, GOOD CHARLOTTE),is currently in the works. "We are so excited to get going agai...
September 24, 2003
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TOMMY LEE Recruits Top Musicians For Upcoming 'Drummers' Album

SEVENDUST's Morgan Rose, FOO FIGHTERS mainman Dave Grohl, GODSMACK vocalist Sully Erna and JANE'S ADDICTION's Stephen Perkins have been approached by former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee about contributing to a drummers album that Lee is putting together. The disc, currently in the planning stages,...
September 8, 2003
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FU MANCHU To Record New Material For Possible EP

FU MANCHU will enter the studio shortly to record "5 or 6 new songs," according to the latest online post by singer/guitarist Scott Hill. "3 or 4 [of the tracks] and maybe a cover song will be released soon. We want to release a few new songs before we sign to a new record label. ...
September 8, 2003
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NY Times: SATANICIDE Are The Latest Purveyors Of 'Mock Metal'

Hugo Lindgren of The New York Times reports that "stage diving is not an unusual thing to see at a rock concert. Rock gods jump into the crowd and surf on the outstretched arms of their fans because that is what rock gods do. It's part of the protocol. Stage diving is not usually funny. ...
September 6, 2003
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FOO FIGHTERS Bassist To Tour With FIRE THEFT

FOO FIGHTERS bassist Nate Mendel has participated in the recording of the FIRE THEFT's self-titled debut, due Oct. 7 via Rykodisc, and will join them for their upcoming North American tour, beginning September 26 in Vancouver, Billboard.com reports. FIRE THEFT features two former members of SUNNY DA...
August 11, 2003
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DAVE GROHL Ties The Knot

People magazine reports that FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl, 34, and former MTV producer Jordyn Blum (photo),27, wed at their Los Angeles home Aug. 2. Hundreds of guests, including label honcho Clive Davis and Grohl's former NIRVANA bandmate Krist Novoselic attended the nuptials. It is the first...
August 9, 2003
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PROBOT Album Pushed Back To November

NIRVANA drummer and current FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl has have pushed back the release date of his much-anticipated metal side project PROBOT to November through Southern Lord Records. "It's not a platinum seller, it's not going to change the world," he told Time magazine. "It's just my tribu...
August 4, 2003
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AEROSMITH, KISS: Tour Kickoff Photos Posted Online

AEROSMITH and KISS kicked off their North American co-headlining tour on Saturday (August 2) at Meadows Music Theatre in Hartford, Connecticut. Check out pictures from Wire Image: Aerosmith, Kiss. Commented KISS drummer Peter Criss, "The first show went great, We were great. We hit the stage at 8, l...
August 4, 2003
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OLIVERI And GROHL Offer Different Takes On QOTSA's Short-Lived Hookup

FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl (ex-NIRVANA) recorded and toured with QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE last year before returning to his duties in fronting the FOOs. But according to Oliveri, it was more than a flirtation with membership in QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE. "The thing that was funny about Dave was h...
July 20, 2003