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PAPA ROACH To Enter Studio In Late September

PAPA ROACH will enter the studio on September 22 with producer Howard Benson (P.O.D., CRAZY TOWN, SEPULTURA, COLD) to begin recording the follow-up to 2002's "Lovehatetragedy", tentatively due in early 2004 through Dreamworks Records. "[Howard] makes huge sounding rock records, and that's what we're...
September 4, 2003
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GREAT WHITE Benefit Concert In Virginia Cancelled

Jay Nedry, owner of Jaxx nightclub in West Springfield, Virginia cancelled the GREAT WHITE show scheduled for Friday, September 5. Nedry states that it is due to cash flow problems. Citing recent losses, plus having rent and taxes due, Nedry has no means to keep the show alive. Both the band's agent...
September 4, 2003
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SHADOWS FALL Prepare To 'Take Action'

Massachusetts-based thrash metal quintet SHADOWS FALL, arguably this year's breakthrough Ozzfest artist, are gearing up for a full slate this fall. The group, who constantly sold more albums than any other second stage artist for over five weeks in a row, proved that audiences want to hear real meta...
September 4, 2003
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KING DIAMOND/ENTOMBED: San Francisco Venue Change

The San Francisco date on KING DIAMOND's upcoming North American tour has been moved to DNA from the previously announced Pound. The trek, which will also feature ENTOMBED, NOCTURNE and SINGLE BULLET THEORY, is scheduled to kick off on October 18 in Los Angeles. "The Puppet Master USA Tour 2003" fea...
September 2, 2003
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AC/DC Goes Ballet

Maurice Chittenden of The Sunday Times reports that AC/DC singer Brian Johnson has composed an orchestral piece of music that is being developed for the stage as both a ballet and a West End musical. The Tyneside-born Johnson, 55, famous for never removing his cap in public, says he got the idea whi...
September 1, 2003
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Former TESTAMENT Axeman To Teach At AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF GUITAR

Former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE guitarist Alex Skolnick has joined the distinguished faculty of New York's premier guitar school, American Institute Of Guitar (AIG). Alex will be teaching the Jazz Soloing Workshop this fall. "Learn the essential scales, arpeggios and techniques of jazz soloing," reads a p...
August 31, 2003
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KING DIAMOND, ENTOMBED: More North American Tour Dates Announced

More dates have been added to the forthcoming North American tour featuring KING DIAMOND, ENTOMBED, NOCTURNE and SINGLE BULLET THEORY. As previously reported, KING DIAMOND have set an October 21 release date through Metal Blade Records for their new album, "The Puppet Master". The CD will contain a...
August 31, 2003
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Review: OZZFEST About 'Approved' Craziness

Charles Passy of the Palm Beach Post reports that for most of Ozzfest 2003's 14-hour duration, bands encourage concertgoers to engage in all sorts of mayhem. "Let's get bleeping crazy," is the day's common refrain. "So what happened at the Sound Advice Amphitheatre [in West Palm Beach, Florida] on T...
August 30, 2003
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PITBULL DAYCARE, THE GENITORTURERS To Tour Together

San Antonio, Texas-based PITBULL DAYCARE, featuring former NEUROTICA drummer Jason West, will be teaming up with THE GENITORTURERS for a full U.S. tour beginning on October 17. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon. PITBULL DAYCARE are currently mixing their new album, "Unclean", with produc...
August 29, 2003
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Meet A Man Who Shares OZZY OSBOURNE's Name

Brett Johnson of Scripps Howard News Service reports that "Ozzie Osborn and Ozzy Osbourne both grew up poor and became rich. Ozzie Osborn can think of one other thing he and the namesake famous rock star have in common. " 'I sang quite a bit, but not like him,' said Osborn, who lives near Santa ...
August 29, 2003
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Review: OZZFEST Rocks On In West Palm Beach, Perhaps For The Last Time

Sean Piccoli of South Florida's Sun-Sentinel reports that the rumor that the Ozzfest 2003 stop at Sound Advice Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach Thursday (August 28) might be the last of its kind had some folks sounding almost wistful. "Dottie and Mike O'Neill, spouses from West Palm Beach, were remin...
August 29, 2003
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MOTÖRHEAD To Perform Live In West Hollywood

MOTÖRHEAD will celebrate their Hollywood Rockwalk induction with a special live performance Monday night (September 1) at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California. The group will be inducted into Hollywood's Rockwalk on Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the Whisky (8901 W. Sunset Blvd.). ...
August 28, 2003
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G3 '03: More Tour Dates Announced

More dates have been announced for the G3 '03 tour, featuring JOE SATRIANI, STEVE VAI, and YNGWIE MALMSTEEN. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Oct. 09 - Dodge Theatre - Phoenix, AZ Oct. 10 - House Of Blues - Las Vegas, NV Oct. 11 - Humphrey's By The Bay - San Diego, CA Oct. ...
August 28, 2003
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SKINLAB Added To Portion Of JAGERMEISTER Tour, More SLAYER Dates Announced

San Francisco Bay Area metallers SKINLAB, who had previously announced plans to take a hiatus following the completion of their recent West Coast mini-tour, have been asked to join the Jagermeister trek (headlined by SLAYER) for a week-and-a-half's worth of dates in early November. "This has come to...
August 27, 2003
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THE 69 EYES: 'Best Of' CD, DVD Details Revealed

Finnish goth-metallers THE 69 EYES will release a new "best of" CD and their first-ever DVD on September 26 through Gaga Goodies/Poko Rekords/EMI. "Framed In Blood - The Very Blessed Of The 69 Eyes" is a compilation CD featuring THE 69 EYES' "goth 'n' roll classics," while the "Helsinki Vampires" DV...
August 26, 2003