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ANTHRAX's IAN Offers Update On New Album, Upcoming Tour

The following is a re-posting of the latest installment of ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian's regular online column, dubbed "Alpha Mail", as it appears on the group's official web site at www.anthrax.com: "Comrades, "First off, thank you to all our Scottish friends. The show in Glasgow got moved up from...
February 11, 2003
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MOTÖRHEAD's LEMMY, L7 Featured In Independent Movie

MOTÖRHEAD legend Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister and members of L7 and the NYMPHS are featured in the movie "Down and Out With the Dolls", an independent film written and directed by Kurt Voss about the trials and tribulations of a female alt-rock band. It opens in Los Angeles on March 11 and hits screens acr...
February 6, 2003
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THE DOORS Drummer Files Suit Against Bandmates Over Concert Tour

Attorneys for THE DOORS drummer John Densmore have filed a legal action in L.A. County Superior Court today charging breach of contract, trademark infringement and unfair competition against fellow band members Ray Manzarek and Robbie Krieger for the current THE DOORS concert tour, according to Hits...
February 4, 2003
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DEEP PURPLE Frontman Pays Tribute To Fallen Columbia Crew

DEEP PURPLE frontman Ian Gillan has paid tribute to the fallen crew of the Space Shuttle Columbia via the following message posted on his official web site: "Dear Friends, "I'm sitting here stunned and hopeless in my apartment in Los Angeles, re-reading yesterday's LA Sunday Times. The headline read...
February 4, 2003
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SLIPKNOT's COREY TAYLOR Names 'Coolest People' He's Ever Met

STONE SOUR/SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor was recently asked by fan via the Roadrunner Records U.K. web site to name the coolest person he has ever met in his life. "I've met some really cool people, so we'll do the top 5," Taylor responded. "Hope that's alright. A. Scott Ian and the guys from ANTHR...
January 29, 2003
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ANTHRAX's SCOTT IAN: 'I'm Fucking Stoked!'

The following is a re-posting of the latest installment of ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian's regular online column, dubbed "Alpha Mail", as it appears on the group's official web site at www.anthrax.com: "Comrades, gutten tag. Tenth day in Europe on the 'No Sleep 'Til Donzdorf' promo trip. 230 interview...
January 25, 2003
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Rock Musicians Speak Out On Possible War With Iraq

An increasing number of rock artists are speaking their minds about a possible war with Iraq, with many of them seeing the potential military operation to oust Saddam Hussein as an issue that affects more than just enlisted soldiers and their families. Others, on the other hand, argue that even if S...
January 23, 2003
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DEEP PURPLE Drummer To Perform With Tribute Band

DEEP PURPLE drummer Ian Paice will be taking a break from the songwriting sessions for the new DP album to play a couple of Italian shows in February with the DEEP PURPLE tribute band GIANLUCA TAGLIAVINI. The group, who feature in their ranks guitarist Max Magagni (Ian makes an appearance on Magagni...
January 21, 2003
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DEEP PURPLE Hard At Work On New Studio Album

DEEP PURPLE are working on a new album with KID ROCK producer Michael Bradford. Currently in the writing stage, the album is tentatively due out on Aug. 1. The lineup includes Ian Gillan (vocals),Roger Glover (bass),Ian Paice (drums),Steve Morse (guitar) and Don Airey (keyboards). ...
January 14, 2003
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LIMP BIZKIT's DURST Gets Defensive Over BRITNEY Friendship

LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst has posted the following message at www.limpbizkit.com: "So I have to correct something from my last news post. I meant to say 'Ian' from MTV News by the way. And all this stuff about Britney and me is everywhere. It's like WHOA!! Anybody out there who has a ...
January 12, 2003
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Ex-HELMET Man Leaves BUSH

Ex-HELMET/ORANGE 9MM guitarist Chris Traynor has left his spot in BUSH to join RIVAL SCHOOLS as a replacement for Ian Love, according to Buddyhead. An official confirmation of Traynor's departure from the BUSH camp has yet to be made. ...
January 9, 2003
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Winning Air-Guitar Ace Salutes AC/DC's ANGUS YOUNG

A 27-year-old Australian man beat 10 other finalists to win the Hobart Summer Festival air-guitar showdown with his impression of AC/DC "mad axeman" Angus Young, according to Australia's The Mercury. David Lithgow's carefully choreographed and well-rehearsed piece won the West Hobart carpet salesman...
January 8, 2003
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Canada's TODD KERNS Among Candidates For Singer Slot In Ex-GNR Project

A Vancouver, Canada-based vocalist by the name of Todd Kerns (THE AGE OF ELECTRIC, STATIC IN STEREO) has reportedly been auditioning for the vacant singer slot in the new band formed by ex-GUNS N' ROSES members Slash, Izzy Stradlin, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum. Kerns, who possesses a voice that has...
December 31, 2002
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MOTÖRHEAD's LEMMY On Relationships: 'I Like To Be Surprised'

A lifelong bachelor, MOTÖRHEAD legend Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister revealed during a recent interview with Britain's Observer that he has been involved in a serious relationship with a Los Angeles-based woman for the past several years. However, don't expect the singer to tie the knot anytime soon. "I've b...
December 29, 2002
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EUROPE To Issue CD+DVD Box Set Next Year

'80s hard rockers EUROPE will release a joint CD & DVD box next year containing the group's biggest hits as well as demos, live recordings and previously-unreleased material, frontman Joey Tempest told Sweden's biggest daily newspaper Aftonbladet. The band — Tempest, John Norum (guitar),Kee Mar...
December 28, 2002