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MÖTLEY CRÜE's NIKKI SIXX To Pen Tune For BACKSTREET BOYS?!

MÖTLEY CRÜE mainman Nikki Sixx has reportedly written a song, "Let's Get It Together" for possible inclusion on the next BACKSTREET BOYS album. The bassist is also said to have composed tracks for TANTRIC, SALIVA, and FAITH HILL. In related news, Sixx and wife Donna D'Errico were among the guests at...
June 12, 2002
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GOLDEN JUBILEE CD To Be Made Available Later This Month

A recording of the Golden Jubilee rock concert, held last week at London's Buckingham Palace to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's 50 years on the throne, will go on sale later this month to raise money for charity. The British Broadcasting Corp. (BBC) said The Party at the Palace album, featuring such...
June 11, 2002
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LEE AARON: Life After Metal

Former Canadian "metal queen" LEE AARON, who has successfully reinvented herself as a professional jazz singer, recently gave an interview to Chart Attack in which he discussed her past and future activities. To read the article, click here. ...
June 9, 2002
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KISS, QUEEN, JOURNEY Producer Dead At 51

Acclaimed UK rock music producer Mike Stone—best known for his work with JOURNEY, ASIA, TEN, QUEEN and KISS, among others—died last week at the age of 51. ASIA will dedicate the forthcoming Geffen Years - Anthologia to his memory. Although no cause of death was listed in any of the recent press repo...
June 7, 2002
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OZZY OSBOURNE, TONY IOMMI And...PHIL COLLINS?!

OZZY OSBOURNE's backing band on a rendition of BLACK SABBATH's "Paranoid" at this weekend's Queen of England's Golden Jubilee celebration consisted of SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi, bassist Pino Palladino, and none other than ex-GENESIS mainman Phil Collins on drums. No, we're not kidding. In related...
June 6, 2002
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IRON MAIDEN, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Vocalists To Appear On SACK TRICK CD

IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson and former RAINBOW/current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN frontman Doogie White are among the guests appearing on the upcoming album from Britain's SACK TRICK album, entitled Sheep in KISS Makeup, which is tentatively due for release in September/October. Other musicians set to...
June 5, 2002
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OZZY Guitarist Suffering From "Mental And Physical Exhaustion"

OZZY OSBOURNE's representatives have finally issued an official explanation for the cancellation of the remaining dates of the European leg of Ozzfest 2002. It reads as follows: "The remaining dates of the European leg of Ozzfest 2002 have been cancelled to allow guitarist Zakk Wylde to return home...
June 5, 2002
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ENSLAVED Part Ways With Guitarist, Commence Work On New Material

Norway's ENSLAVED have parted ways with guitarist R. Kronheim following the band's UK tour in March, according to an official statement from the group. "Upon returning from their UK tour in March 02, all four members agreed that the situation within the band needed serious evaluation," mainman Ivar...
May 21, 2002
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AMEN To Support THE SEX PISTOLS At One-Off Gig?

AMEN are tentatively scheduled to support THE SEX PISTOLS at the latter's one-off show at the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre in the UK on July 27th. According to www.sex-pistols.net, "this will be the only SEX PISTOLS show anywhere in the world and it promises to be the biggest rock n' roll s...
May 17, 2002
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Former GUNS N' ROSES Drummer Jams With Cover Band In Las Vegas

Former GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler jammed with GNR cover band ROCKET QUEEN on a couple of GNR classics during a surprise appearance at Pinky's nightclub in Las Vegas last month. For more information on ROCKET QUEEN, visit their official web site at this location. ...
May 15, 2002
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OZZY OSBOURNE To Play For QUEEN ELIZABETH

OZZY OSBOURNE will play for Queen Elizabeth at a concert for the 50th anniversary of her accession, Buckingham Palace said on Monday. OSBOURNE is the latest artist to join the June 3rd pop concert in the gardens of Buckingham Palace which is part of the culmination of the Queen's Jubilee celebration...
May 13, 2002
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STEVEN ADLER: I Would Consider Reforming GNR Without AXL

Ex-GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler recently told his official fan site that he would consider putting together a new version of GNR with former bandmates Slash, Izzy Stradlin and Duff McKagan, but without frontman Axl. "I think that would be totally great, too, but it's not the same. It's like th...
May 9, 2002
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SINERGY Fire Bassist, Hire Temporary Replacement

SINERGY have fired bassist Marco Hietala and have hired session musician Lauri Porra to assist them in fulfilling their touring commitments for the remainder of the year. Vocalist Kimberly Goss issued the following statement via the group's official web site explaining the reasons behind their decis...
May 6, 2002
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ORGY Track Dozen New Songs For Third CD, Late 2002 Release Expected

ORGY spent the month of April finalizing lyrics and laying down tracks to more than a dozen new songs at a Los Angeles recording studio, and are expected to release their third CD later in the year. In addition, the long-anticipated DVD is due to be released along with the new album, and the start ....
May 3, 2002
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SEX PISTOLS To Reissue "God Save The Queen" Single

Legendary UK punk outfit SEX PISTOLS will re-release their classic "God Save The Queen" single on May 27th through Virgin Records to coincide with the Queen's Golden Jubilee celebrations in Britain. Marking 25 years to the day when the original single was released, the track will be backed by a remi...
May 2, 2002