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MEDICATION's MADER Speaks Out On Tour Cancellation, Future Plans

MEDICATION guitarist Logan Mader (formerly of MACHINE HEAD/SOULFLY) has addressed the reasons for the cancellation of the group's European tour and the band's current status in the following message posted on the semi-official Logan Mader web site www.loganmader.com: "Hi Everyone, "I wanted to take...
February 3, 2003
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ROB HALFORD: More Visa Delays Put This Weekend's Shows In Jeopardy

With only a couple of days to go before the first of the rescheduled HALFORD West Coast dates is due to take place, former JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford has yet to receive the required paperwork needed in order to enable him to re-enter the country from his native U.K., where he has been since ....
January 29, 2003
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KROKUS Debut At Swiss #1!

Veteran hard rockers KROKUS have debuted at #1 on the Swiss album chart with their latest effort, "Rock The Block". The CD, which was recorded at Soundlake Studio in Lausanne, Switzerland, is the group's first since being rejoined by vocalist Marc Storace. KROKUS still stand as the only Swiss rock b...
January 28, 2003
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NICKELBACK Singing Record Label's Praises

NICKELBACK have boosted Roadrunner Records to a status to compete with the major labels of the record business. Thanks to NICKLEBACK's Grammy nomination for "How You Remind Me" and "Silver Side Up" selling several million copies, the band and the label are both gaining notoriety. It hasn't all been...
January 28, 2003
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Updated: PANTERA, Ex-HALFORD Members Join Forces In NEW FOUND POWER

PANTERA guitarist Dimebag Darrell and drummer Vinnie Paul have teamed up with DIESEL MACHINE/ex-HALFORD guitarist Patrick Lachman (on vocals!) and ex-JERRY-CANTRELL guitarist Shawn Matthews (on bass) in a brand new band called NEW FOUND POWER. The group are said to be in the process of writing mater...
January 21, 2003
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MARCH METAL MELTDOWN 5: More Confirmations Announced

More artists have been confirmed for the upcoming March Metal Meltdown 5 festival, set to take place Mar. 7-8 at The Cricket Club in Irvington, New Jersey. The following is a list of bands (in alphabetical order) that have so far been "confirmed" to appear at March Metal Meltdown 5: 7 WITCHES ALL TH...
January 20, 2003
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ICED EARTH Sign With SPV/STEAMHAMMER!

Veteran Florida metal act ICED EARTH have inked a new worldwide deal with SPV/Steamhammer Records. The band are presently working on their new studio album, "Glorious Burden", due in late summer/early fall. ICED EARTH mainman Jon Schaffer had the following to say regarding the signing: "Well people,...
January 16, 2003
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IRON MAIDEN: The CLIVE BURR TRUST FUND Update

IRON MAIDEN's official web site, www.ironmaiden.com, has posted an update on the status of the Clive Burr Multiple Sclerosis Trust Fund, created in early 2002 to benefit former MAIDEN drummer Clive Burr. Burr is suffering from multiple sclerosis — a disease of unknown cause. The disorder is causing...
January 16, 2003
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ODIN To Reunite For One-Off Hollywood Show

Los Angeles metal legends ODIN have announced that they will be reuniting for a one-off show at the Troubadour in Hollywood, California on Feb. 08. The band feature the original lineup of Randy O., brothers Jeff and Shawn Duncan and Aaron Samson. The group, who were heavily featured in the movie "Th...
January 15, 2003
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OVERKILL, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, EXCITER Confirmed For New Jersey's MARCH METAL MELTDOWN 5 Festival

OVERKILL, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, EXCITER, SINNER, GRAVE and DARKANE are among the artists that have been confirmed to appear at this year's March Metal Meltdown 5 festival, set to take place Mar. 7-8 at The Cricket Club in Irvington, New Jersey. MarketYourMusic.com has apparently been authorized by promot...
January 13, 2003
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THE USED Play Down The OSBOURNE Connection

If you've heard of THE USED, chances are it's because of MTV's "The Osbournes". Recent episodes of the show have featured Ozzy's daughter Kelly hanging with her new boyfriend, Bert McCracken, lead singer of THE USED. Despite the exposure, the band have tried to play their singer's new status down. "...
January 12, 2003
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NOT OF THIS WORLD Singer: 'So Intense, It Will Make You Want To Peel Your Face!'

More information has surfaced about NOT OF THIS WORLD, the band featuring DAYS OF THE NEW frontman Travis Meeks, Chuck Mingis (SPANKY LEE, EDENSTREET, DAYS OF THE NEW),Ray Rizzo (KING KONG, JAVA MEN, DAYS OF THE NEW),and David "Sailor" Bryant (MY OWN VICTIM). The following is Bryant's posting on t...
January 10, 2003
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Manager: Why ROB HALFORD Wasn't Allowed Into The U.S.

Rob Halford's personal manager John Baxter has issued his own commentary regarding the postponement of HALFORD's West Coast dates after the singer was denied entry into the United States from London, England due to his work visa not being thoroughly processed by The United States Immigration & N...
January 1, 2003
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MEGADETH DVD Certified Gold

MEGADETH's "Rude Awakening" DVD has been certified gold by the International Recording Media Association (IRMA) for sales of more than 25,000 copies in the U.S. Commented ex-MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson: "I want to thank all of you who helped make the live MEGADETH DVD for 'Rude Awakening' such a...
December 28, 2002
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KROKUS Set Release Date For 'Rock The Block'

Veteran Swiss hard rockers KROKUS have set Jan. 18, 2003 as the release date through WEA Switzerland of their new album, "Rock The Block". The CD, which was recorded at Soundlake Studio in Lausanne, Switzerland, is the group's first since being rejoined by vocalist Marc Storace and guitarist Fernand...
December 25, 2002