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NINE INCH NAILS To Perform At Next Year's COACHELLA FESTIVAL?

According to a posting at The NIN Hotline, NINE INCH NAILS are rumored to be taking part in the upcoming Coachella Festival, set to take place April 30-May 1, 2005 in Indio, California. Other artists believed to be taking part in the two-day event include DAVID BOWIE, PJ HARVEY and R.E.M. View the ....
November 30, 2004
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TOMMY LEE: Music Is Much More Powerful Than Sex

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee recently spoke to the Chicago Sun-Times about ex-wife Pamela Anderson, prison and lessons learned. Several excerpts from the interview follow: Chicago Sun-Times: Let's start with rock 'n' roll. What's it like to play in a stadium full of screaming fans? Tommy Lee...
November 29, 2004
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THE GATHERING To Continue Writing While Singer Gives Birth

Holland's THE GATHERING have issued the following update on their current and upcoming activities: "The band will be touring 'till December, after which they will take some time off for Anneke [van Giersbergen, vocals] to give birth to her first child. Meanwhile during rehearsals and at home the ban...
November 26, 2004
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OZZY OSBOURNE To Perform For PRINCE CHARLES

Scotsman.com is reporting that Ozzy Osbourne will perform at this year's Royal Variety show, it was announced today. The rocker — who grappled with a burglar at his Surrey mansion earlier this week — will give his only U.K. performance of the year. Wife Sharon will also take the stage at the event,...
November 24, 2004
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IRON MAIDEN Singer To Host BBC Radio 2's 'Masters Of Rock' Series

IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson will be hosting a new BBC Radio 2 series, called "Masters of Rock", beginning this Thursday (Nov. 25) at 21:00 GMT. The show topics that are said to be included in the series are as follows: Week 1: KISS-tory Week 2: Ian Gillan's (DEEP PURPLE) solo career Week 3:...
November 23, 2004
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RECTIFY Sign With GARDEN OF EXILE RECORDS

Dutch thrash/metalcore band RECTIFY have inked a deal with Garden of Exile Records. The group's recently completed debut album, entitled "Have Mercy…", is scheduled for release in late January/early February. "Have Mercy…" was recorded and mixed by Daan van der Elsken at Stilteloos Studios in Amster...
November 19, 2004
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HALLOWS EVE Begin Work On New Album

Reunited Atlanta-based thrashers HALLOWS EVE have set "Evil Never Dies" as the title of their upcoming fourth full-length album, tentatively due in early 2005. The CD is being recorded at Van Gogh Studios in Atlanta, where the band recently completed a two-track single, entiled "Evil Offerings". Eng...
November 19, 2004
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LIFE OF AGONY Complete Drum Tracks For New Album

LIFE OF AGONY have been tracking their highly anticipated new album for Epic Records in California with producer Greg Fidelman (SLIPKNOT, JET, AUDIOSLAVE). The band have recorded all of the drum tracks for the recording and have begun laying down bass and guitar overdubs. The drums were tracked at t...
November 18, 2004
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EXHUMED Announce New Drummer, Schedule DVD Shoot

Californian gore-metallers EXHUMED have announced the addition of Canadian drummer Matt Connell (ex-FUCK THE FACTS, EXPERIMENT IN TERROR) to the group's ranks. "EXHUMED would like to extend a 'fuck yeah!' to Connell, who replaces founding member Col Jones (who left the band in 2003, shortly after th...
November 17, 2004
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PURE SWEET HELL Sign With CRASH MUSIC

PURE SWEET HELL, the metal band featuring NEVERMORE drummer Van Williams, have inked a deal with Crash Music, Inc. The group's full-length debut, "The Voyeurs of Utter Destruction As Beauty", is scheduled for release on February 22, 2005. PURE SWEET HELL consists of Williams, Christ Eichhorn, who ha...
November 16, 2004
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Former VAN HALEN Frontman Doing 'God's Work' With Ambulance Crews In NYC

Erika Martinez of the New York Post is reporting that VAN HALEN frontman David Lee Roth has stopped "runnin' with the devil" to do God's work — riding ambulances in gritty neighborhoods throughout the city to become a paramedic. The famed rocker has cut his trademark blond mane and dropped his celeb...
November 16, 2004
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Former PANTERA Guitar Legend DIMEBAG DARRELL Returns to DEAN

Dean Guitars announced Saturday November 13, 2004 that they have signed DAMAGEPLAN guitarist Dimebag Darrell (ex-PANTERA) to an exclusive endorsement agreement with an extensive line of USA-made and imported model "Dimebag" guitars to be introduced in January 2005. Dimebag Darrell, named by Guitar W...
November 16, 2004
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PETER CRISS' Ex-Wife's Scrapbooks Sell For Over $10,000

Backstage Auctions has wrapped up its 2004 live auction schedule with the completion of the Lydia Criss auction. The auction, which featured personal and KISS-related items from her 12-year marriage to original KISS drummer Peter Criss as well as items from Lydia's years as a rock photographer, sold...
November 16, 2004
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HALLOWS EVE: Live Broadcast Scheduled For Tomorrow Night

Reunited Atlanta-based thrashers HALLOWS EVE will be performing live on WREKage (WREK 91.1 FM),THE metal radio station in Atlanta, on Tuesday, November 16 between 10:00 and 11:00 p.m. EST. The one-hour bradcast from The Student Center Commons Stage will be available for listening worldwide via www....
November 15, 2004
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Former AMEN Guitarist Accuses CASEY CHAOS Of 'Embezzling' Funds From Bandmembers

Former AMEN guitarist Rich Jones has posted a lengthy statement explaining his decision to leave the group and offering behind-the-scenes information about the band's decision to ask AMEN frontman Casey Chaos to sign a contract barring him from causing, or threatening to cause, any physical harm to...
November 12, 2004