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SAMMY HAGAR And Wife On VH1

VAN HALEN frontman Sammy Hagar and his wife Kari will be featured on the VH1 series "I Married..." that tracks the spouses of famous musicians, according to Launch Radio Networks. The Hagars' episode premieres at 10:00 a.m. Valentines' Day and re-airs at 5:00 p.m, with several other showings for th...
February 9, 2005
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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD First Segment Of 'The Making Of Alien' Posted

The maniacal Canadian extremists STRAPPING YOUNG LAD will embark on a massive U.S. headlining tour this spring with THE AGONY SCENE, MISERY SIGNALS and REFLUX in the support slots. The trek kicks off on April 5 and will make a stop at the legendary New England Metal and Hardcore Fest on April 23. Th...
February 8, 2005
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VALKYRIE Announce New Lineup

VALKYRIE, the Virginia-based psychedelic stoner doomsters, have announced the addition of drummer Nic McInturff and bassist Nick Crabill to the group's ranks. A fresh new rhythm section backing up brothers Pete and Jake Adams on guitars and vocals has given a new energy to VALKYRIE, and many shows a...
February 7, 2005
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Y&T's DAVE MENIKETTI Shoots Down Rumors He Was Approached To Join VAN HALEN

Dave Meniketti of Y&T fame recently interviewed with Hardrock Haven's Derric Miller, discussing the recent releases of "UnEarthed" volumes I and II, the rumors behind him taking over as the frontman for VAN HALEN when Sammy Hagar left the band, his blues solo project, and a myriad of other topic...
February 1, 2005
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NINE INCH NAILS To Headline COACHELLA

NINE INCH NAILS and COLDPLAY will headline the sixth Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April 30-May 1 at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, California, according to Billboard.com. The fest will also feature reunion performances by pioneering rock acts GANG OF FOUR, THE COCTEAU TWIN...
January 31, 2005
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IRON MAIDEN Drummer Jams For Charity

IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain, who is very busy with charities (ranging from the Narada Foundation to Raven's Heart),was expected to take part in a jam session Sunday night (Jan. 30) at the Marriott in Delray Beach, Florida for the West Palm Beach-based Children's Place at Home Safe fund-raiser...
January 31, 2005
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BOLT THROWER Bassist Talks About Return Of Original Singer, Upcoming Album

BOLT THROWER bassist Jo Bench recently spoke to Sweden's Global Domination webzine about the return of original vocalist Karl Willetts and the group's upcoming follow up to 2001's "Honour, Valour, Pride", tentatively due later in the year via Metal Blade Records. Several excerpts from the interview...
January 30, 2005
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NINE INCH NAILS: New Single To Go For Radio Adds In April

According to a posting at The NIN Hotline, several radio stations and German web sites are reporting that the first single from NINE INCH NAILS' new album, "With Teeth", is titled "The Hand That Feeds". The song is reportedly scheduled to go for radio adds on April 11. As previously reported, NINE I...
January 29, 2005
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NINE INCH NAILS To Play COACHELLA 2005?

According to a posting on the Base Tendencies web site, it's looking more and more likely that NINE INCH NAILS will be a part of Coachella 2005, which takes place on April 30 and May 1 in Coachella, CA. Los Angeles-based online magazine Ambitious Outsiders reported on its news page yesterday that th...
January 26, 2005
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DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND Drummer Says New Album Will Be 'Amazing'

DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND drummer Ryan Van Poederooyen has posted the following update on his official web site: "Just when you thought all my guest appearances were done for my solo album. I've added one final guest to the list. "Byron Stroud: Bassist for STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, FEAR FACTORY, and ZIMMER'S H...
January 26, 2005
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EPICA Cancel German Dates

EPICA, the Dutch group formed by ex-AFTER FOREVER guitarist Mark Jansen, ex-CASSIOPEIA guitarist Ad Sluijter and keyboardist Coen Janssen, have been forced to cancel their previously announced German shows in Cologne and Frankfurt "due to the lack of communication and organization from our former Eu...
January 25, 2005
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AS IT BURNS Begin Recording New Album

Dutch "atmospheric blackened thrash-death metal" band AS IT BURNS have entered Franky's Recording Kitchen studio with producer Jens van der Valk (AUTUMN, CANTARA) to begin recording their new CD, tentatively titled "Global Ruin". The follow-up to 2003's "Mortal Dusk" is expected late spring/early su...
January 25, 2005
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THE GATHERING: 'The Musical History Tour' CD Available Now

Holland's THE GATHERING have issued the following update: After some years of developing a new and groundbreaking way of teaching history, and educating our future history teachers all over Europe, Professor Wim Kratsborn succeeded in creating a project which contains the book of study, together wit...
January 24, 2005
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HALLOWS EVE Announce Atlanta Show

Reunited Atlanta-based thrashers HALLOWS EVE will be taking a break from recording their new album to play at Swayze's in the Marietta, Georgia on February 5. Also appearing on the bill will be HEROD, INTO THE MOAT, GROUND XERO, WITHERED, APOCALYPTIC VISIONS and ECLIPTIS. As previously reported, HAL...
January 24, 2005
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Former DOKKEN Bassist Talks About Resurgence Of Rock

In a recent interview with ElectricBasement.com, former DOKKEN/DIO bassist Jeff Pilson talked about rock music's supposed resurgence. "I think it just comes down to the fact that noting has come along to takes its place yet. The MÖTLEY [CRÜE] thing you could kind of see coming. I think that there ha...
January 24, 2005