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Thrash Metal Memorabilia Sought By Makers Of Documentary

The makers of the upcoming documentary profiling the thrash metal scene of the early Eighties and its impact on the music scene are looking for help and contributions from longtime metal fans everywhere. "We are looking for thrash fan memorabilia such as concert flyers, promo posters, old thrash mag...
August 19, 2003
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A PERFECT CIRCLE, QOTSA, GODSMACK To Appear At VOODOO MUSIC EXPERIENCE

A PERFECT CIRCLE are expected to be among 80+ artists that will perform at this year's Voodoo Music Experience, which takes place at New Orleans' City Park October 31 through November 2. Other acts expected to appear include QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, GODSMACK, MARILYN MANSON, CYPRESS HILL and MOS DEF...
August 19, 2003
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GODSMACK To Release All-Acoustic Album In November

GODSMACK will release an all-acoustic record on November 18 featuring stripped-down versions of hits like "Voodoo" and "Serenity" as well as new tracks, according to MTV.com. "We decided to do an acoustic record because we have always messed around with acoustic versions of our music and gotten grea...
August 12, 2003
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DEF LEPPARD Guitarist: MARIAH CAREY's Cover Of 'Heartbreak' Was 'A Huge Compliment'

DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen has told the Montreal Gazette that he's all for MARIAH CAREY's recent revival of the group's "Bringin' On The Heartbreak" (from 1981's "High 'n' Dry") — a cover some fans have considered an act of high treason. "You get e-mails from fans, and they go, 'It's disgusti...
August 12, 2003
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PHILIP ANSELMO: 'There Ain't Nobody Like Me'

PANTERA/SUPERJOUNT RITUAL frontman Philip Anselmo recently spoke to Metal Edge magazine about the influence he has had on fans as well as other bands. "There wasn't even anyone with a bald head in bands in my fuckin' day, in metal bands at least," he said. "If you think about it, there really fuckin...
August 8, 2003
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ICED EARTH's SCHAFFER: Ex-JUDAS PRIEST Singer Is Not A Member Of The Band

Former JUDAS PRIEST frontman Tim "Ripper" Owens contributed vocals to the upcoming ICED EARTH album, "The Glorious Burden", as a guest singer only and has not yet made up his mind as to whether he will join the band permanently. Speaking to Canada's BW&BK, ICED EARTH mainman Jon Schaffer clarifi...
August 8, 2003
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'Get Thrashed': Upcoming Documentary To Profile '80s Thrash Metal Scene

METALLICA, GODSMACK, DISTURBED, ANTHRAX, SLIPKNOT, KITTIE, and MESHUGGAH are among the featured bands in the upcoming documentary "Get Thrashed", due before the end of the year. The brainchild of director Rick Ernst, a long-time freelance producer for MTV, the film will profile the thrash metal scen...
July 31, 2003
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STAIND Guitarist Speaks Out On LO-PRO

STAIND's official web site Staind.com has posted an audio recording of guitarist Mike Mushok talking about LO-PRO, the first signing to STAIND frontman Aaron Lewis' new Geffen/Interscope imprint label, 413 Records. Listen to it here. As previously reported, LO-PRO feature in their ranks former ULTRA...
July 29, 2003
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A PERFECT CIRCLE: 'Weak And Powerless' Video In The Works

A PERFECT CIRCLE fan site APerfectCircle.us is reporting that "filming for [the group's] 'Weak And Powerless' video began early last week in L.A. The band has not been involved thus far due to their busy schedule, however it is underway, and it is being directed by The Brothers Strause, who you may...
July 28, 2003
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SKRAPE To Release 'Up The Dose' In September

SKRAPE have set "Up The Dose" as the title for their new CD, due on September 23 through RCA Records. The album — the group's first to feature new guitarist Randy Melser — was produced by Jimbo Barton (QUEENSRŸCHE, GODSMACK) in Miami, Los Angeles and in SKRAPE's own Orlando, Florida rehearsal/record...
July 28, 2003
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KELLY OSBOURNE To Open For OZZY In The U.K. Only

KELLY OSBOURNE appears to have changed her mind and will open for her father, OZZY OSBOURNE, only on the U.K. portion of his European tour, which is scheduled to kick off in early September. A Finnish promoter had announced several days ago that Kelly was the official replacement for GODSMACK at the...
July 26, 2003
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Axis of Metal: The Up-and-Coming Of Springfield Röck City

Daniel Oppenheimer of the Valley Advocate is reporting that "when MTV resurrected their heavy metal show 'Headbanger's Ball' in May of this year, guest host METALLICA played 17 videos. Of those, three were from Springfield [Massachusetts]-area bands: STAIND, SHADOWS FALL and KILLSWITCH ENGAGE. Anoth...
July 24, 2003
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KELLY OSBOURNE To Support OZZY On Entire European Tour?

KELLY OSBOURNE is strongly rumored to have replaced GODSMACK on the entire OZZY OSBOURNE European tour, set to kick off in early September. Kelly has been officially confirmed to support OZZY and local heroes H.I.M. at Helsinki, Finland's Hartwall Arena on September 13, and it is expected that she w...
July 23, 2003
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Album Sales Down, But Hard Rock Rebounds

Edna Gundersen of USA Today is reporting that "hard rock took a hard fall in recent years, but the embattled genre may be climbing the comeback trail. "Album sales, down 8.3% from a year ago and certain to register a third year of decline, vary from genre to genre, with jazz and Latin ...
July 21, 2003
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STAIND Guitarist Praises STATIC-X, LO-PRO

STAIND guitarist/songwriter Mike Mushok, currently on tour in support of the group's "14 Shades Of Grey" CD, is full of praise for STAIND's opening acts STATIC-X and LO-PRO. Writing in his online journal at Staind.com, Mike says, "if anyone is coming to see us, I suggest you get there early to check...
July 21, 2003