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ANGEL WITCH Members Embroiled In War Of Words Over Band's Current Status

A war of words has erupted between former members of the legendary NWOBHM band ANGEL WITCH and the group's founder, Kevin Heybourne, who recently announced plans to carry on in an all-new version of the band. In a brief message posted on the official web site for the group's previous incarnation, ww...
February 16, 2003
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ROB ZOMBIE: No Time To Think About The Follow-Up To 'The Sinister Urge'

ROB ZOMBIE recently told MTV.com that between finishing work on the long in-process RAMONES tribute album, "We're a Happy Family", and trying to finish his still-untitled song for the "The Matrix: Reloaded" soundtrack, he has yet to find the time to think about the follow-up to 2001's "The Sinister...
February 10, 2003
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ROB ZOMBIE Speaks Out On LIONEL RICHIE/TRINA Collaboration

ROB ZOMBIE recently commented on his collaboration with Lionel Richie and female rapper Trina on "Brickhouse 2003", a version of the '70s pop and R&B hit. The Zombified track will appear as part of the soundtrack for ZOMBIE's movie "House Of 1000 Corpses", which hits stores March 18. The soundtr...
February 8, 2003
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ROB ZOMBIE's 'House Of 1,000 Corpses' To Open In April

ROB ZOMBIE's long-awaited and much-delayed film project "House of 1,000 Corpses" is finally slated to open April 11 in the U.S., with the accompanying soundtrack available March 18, according to Billboard.com. The Geffen album will contain five previously unavailable ZOMBIE songs, as well as instrum...
February 5, 2003
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Former DOKKEN Bassist Begins Work On New WAR & PEACE CD

Former DOKKEN and current L/P bassist Jeff Pilson has commenced work on a new WAR & PEACE album, tentatively due in late 2003. "I'm starting to talk to people about a new WAR & PEACE record which I've already begun recording," Pilson wrote on his official web site. "Finding 'spare' time has...
January 6, 2003
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IRON MAIDEN Among Guests At Former LED ZEPPELIN Guitarist's Charity Party

Former LED ZEPPELIN guitarist Jimmy Page and other music and film celebrities came out to celebrate UK charity Task Brasil's 10 years of commitment to improving the plight of street children in Brazil. Gibson Guitar and Baldwin Piano sponsored the Christmas Samba Party together with Task Brasil and...
December 17, 2002
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JACK OSBOURNE Mingles With Other Rock Star Offpsring

The following item comes to us courtesy of today's edition of the New York Post: Jack Osbourne seems to fraternize only with other rock star offspring. Ozzy's teenage son recently gawked at topless models sporting the ROLLING STONES' lingerie line with Keith Richards' daughters Theodora and Alexandr...
November 22, 2002
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FILTER's RICHARD PATRICK: 'Alive And Kicking'

FILTER frontman Richard Patrick has posted a message on their official site revealing that his recent spell in rehab was "the best thing that has ever happened" to him. The message runs as follows: "Hi, this is Richard again, I'm alive and kicking! Rehab was the best thing that ever happened to me,...
November 13, 2002
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PRIMER 55 Part With Bassist, Enlist Temporary Replacement

PRIMER 55 have parted ways with bassist Kobie Jackson due to "personal and creative problems" and have temporarily replaced him with former 12V NEGATIVE EARTH four-stringer Toomey. "Due to personal and creative problems, Kobie Jackson has been asked to leave the band," said PRIMER 55 guitarist Bobby...
October 20, 2002
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SHADOWKEEP Announce New Vocalist

ANGEL WITCH bassist/TYGERS OF PAN TANG frontman Richie Wicks has joined Britain's SHADOWKEEP as the group's new lead vocalist. This development follows the amicable departure of Rogue M. Vox, who will now be pursuing his own projects. The band are currently working on tour arrangements in support of...
October 10, 2002
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MR. BIG To Reform?

MR. BIG are rumored to be planning a reunion after Billy Sheehan sat in with guitarist Richie Kotzen and drummer Pat Torpey during the latter pair's recent trip to Japan in support of Richie's solo release. According to Melodicrock.com, things went well enough for the trio to record some tunes toget...
October 7, 2002
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DEEDS: New Music Posted Online

Britain's DEEDS (formerly DIRTY DEEDS) have posted three cuts from their latest CD, Blown, via the group's official web site at this location. Blown was produced by IRON MAIDEN bassist Steve Harris and is DEEDS' third full-length album — the group's first since acquiring guitarist Richie Faulkner as...
October 1, 2002
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ANGEL WITCH Confirm Reunion, Plan Summer Festival Appearances

NWOBHM legends ANGEL WITCH have confirmed that they have reunited and are planning on hitting the European festival circuit next summer. "Following recent soul-searching times, fate dealt metal a gentle hand for a change and the result was that [ANGEL WITCH] have reassembled the awesome 2000 line-up...
August 25, 2002
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Former EARTHTONE9 Guitarist Forms Video Production Company

Ex-EARTHTONE9 guitarist Owen Packard has teamed up with Bristol-based filmmaker Stuart Brereton to form a new music video production company. Called 46&2 Productions, the firm has already created two promos — VACANT STARE's "A Head Start" and FONY's "Chore Again". The FONY clip features a dramat...
June 19, 2002
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Ex-TYGERS OF PAN TANG Singer Sells NEAT RECORDS To SANCTUARY

Former TYGERS OF PAN TANG frontman Jess Cox, who has spent the last several years as MD of Neat Records (incorporating Neat Metal Records & Eldethorn Records) has sold the label to Sanctuary Records. He will, however, continue with his label Edgy Records with releases through the rest of the yea...
June 5, 2002