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KID ROCK To Appear On ALLISON MOORER Live Album

KID ROCK has recorded a guest appearance for ALLISON MOORER's upcoming live album, due later in the year. The CD, which was recorded at a Nashville club Saturday (Jan. 4), will feature Rock on the track "Bully Jones", according to the Tennessean. Moorer's duet with Kid Rock, "Picture", holds the Number One spot on the ...

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MOTÖRHEAD's MIKKEY DEE: 'HAMMERFALL Can Suck My Cock'

MOTÖRHEAD drummer Mikkey Dee has slammed fellow Swedes HAMMERFALL for "acting like rock stars" and "completely ripping off" bands like HELLOWEEN, IRON MAIDEN and KING DIAMOND in order to attain their current level of success. Speaking to Metal Rules, Dee stated, "Look at a band like HAMMERFALL and shit. They're going through the roof. When ...

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CINDERELLA Frontman Performs With Country Singer

CINDERELLA mainman Tom Keifer performed with country singer ANDY GRIGGS Friday at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. The performance included "A Hundred Miles of Bad Road" from ANDY GRIGGS' new "Freedom" CD. This event was broadcast on Nashville's WSN 650 AM. ...

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Brother Of SEVENDUST Frontman Shot To Death, Band Postpone Dates

SEVENDUST frontman Lajon Witherspoon's 21-year-old brother was shot to death in Nashville, Tennessee Saturday night (Nov. 9), according to informed sources. Details are sketchy at the moment, but it appears that Lajon received the news of his brother's passing during SEVENDUST's performance in St. Joseph, Minnesota Saturday night and made an announcement to the stunned ...

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WAXBOX To Make Live Debut

Jackson, Tennessee's WAXBOX (formerly FULL DEVIL JACKET) will play their first show under the new name on Friday, Nov. 15 at The Outer Limit in Nashville. Also appearing on the bill will be LOVE OVER GRAVITY and FATE. ...

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Former MEGADETH Guitarist Resurfaces In Flamenco-Inspired Band

Former MEGADETH guitarist Jeff Young recently collaborated with Brazilian artist Badi Assad (sister of the famed Assad Brothers) on a full-length CD entitled "Nowhere", now available via Badi's own WaterSongs Music label. Young, who had previously contributed to Assad's 1998 release, "Chameleon", reportedly draws from a more diverse list of influences for his latest venture, ...

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Police: Drugs Found On KID ROCK's Bus

Kid Rock's tour bus was pulled over and scoured for drugs on Florida's Turnpike just hours after the rap-metal singer performed in suburban West Palm Beach, reports The Palm Beach Post. He and his band weren't on board the bus when it was stopped for a top-to-bottom search — including the "celebrity bedroom," according to ...

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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 Burns in an official statement. "Jason and I ...

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SLAVE TO THE SYSTEM Make Live Debut

SLAVE TO THE SYSTEM, featuring Scott Rockenfield (drums, QUEENSRŸCHE), Kelly Gray (guitars, ex-QUEENSRŸCHE), Damon Johnson (guitars, BROTHER CANE), Roman Glick (bass, BROTHER CANE) and Scotty Heard (vocals, SWEATY NIPPLES), made their live debut on Friday, Oct. 11, at The Church in Nashville, Tennessee as part of the Nashville New Music Conference. In related news, Rockenfield ...

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ZAKK WYLDE Threatens Interviewer Over "Gay" Comment

OZZY OSBOURNE/BLACK LABEL SOCIETY guitarist Zakk Wylde snapped during an interview with St. Louis DJ Guy Favazz (of KSHE-95 Real Rock Radio) on Monday, August 19th after being asked about the rumors of baseball superstar Mike Piazza (Zakk's "best friend" and Godfather of one of his children) being gay. The following is Favazz's account of ...

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Former MEGADETH Duo Guest On Forthcoming Country/R&B CD

Former MEGADETH members Dave Ellefson (bass) and Marty Friedman (guitar) joined Nashville recording artist Steve Richards at The Saltmine studios in Phoenix yesterday (August 11th) to lay down a version of the track "That Makes It Tough", one of the last songs written by BUDDY HOLLY. Additional musicians on the recording included keyboardist Jimmy Nichols, ...

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SAMMY HAGAR, MICHAEL ANTHONY: Upcoming Jam Schedule

VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony will be joining ex-VH frontman SAMMY HAGAR and THE WABORITAS on stage at the following dates on the second leg of the HAGAR/ROTH tour: Jul. 25 - Ford Center - Oklahoma City, OK Jul. 26 - Sandstone Amphitheater - Kansas City, MO Jul. 28 - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater - San ...

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420 MONKS: Upcoming Dates Announced

Atlanta's 420 MONKS, featuring former STUCK MOJO frontman Bonz, ex-CHUM (Puerto Rico) drummer Carlos Torres, guitarist John B., and former PUBLIC ENEMY touring DJ DJ Lord, have lined up the following dates during July/August: Jul. 19 - Fayetteville, NC @ Skate Park Jul. 20 - Huntington, WV @ The Zoo (w/RASCLAAT, POINT OF ANGER, GMC, ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Betrayed Us: WHITEHORSE MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL Organizers

JUDAS PRIEST used "blatantly false and disingenuous posturing" to cancel their appearance at Washington's 5th Annual Whitehorse Mountain Classic Rock Festival 2002, and in the process breached a "binding contract" that existed between the group and festival organizers Shadow Promotions, according to the latter's official statement explaining PRIEST's non-appearance at the event. "Frank Wing from ...

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THE SCORPIONS: Attack Of The Flying Vs!

The following press release comes to us courtesy of www.gibson.com: Rudolph Schenker and Matthias Jabs, rhythm and lead guitarists for German rock band THE SCORPIONS, made an impromptu visit to Gibson USA in Nashville on Monday, June 17th. In town for a Tuesday show, Schenker and Jabs were excited to see the changes ...

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UNIDA: Track Listing For Unreleased CD Unveiled

California's UNIDA, featuring former KYUSS frontman John Garcia, are continuing to shop their already-completed full-length effort to interested labels and are hoping to secure a late 2002 release for the album, which was originally recorded while the band was part of the American/IslandDefJam roster (see previous news story here). The full track listing ...

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MANOWAR, IMMORTAL, CATASTROPHIC Dates Announced

The Gods Of War tour, featuring MANOWAR, IMMORTAL, CATASTROPHIC and HAVOCHATE, will hit the following North American cities during the coming weeks: Apr. 27 - The Trocadero Theater - Philadelphia, PA Apr. 28 - M (formerly The Metropol) - Pittsburgh, PA Apr. 29 - Al Rosa Villa - Columbus, OH May 01 - The Emerson ...

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12V NEGATIVE EARTH Continue Work On New Material

Nashville, Tennesse's 12V NEGATIVE EARTH are continuing to write new material for a possible demo recording later in the year, which may include an unspecified FAITH NO MORE cover. The band recently reunited with original guitarist Eli McFadden, thus expanding their formation back to a five-piece. ...

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METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD Pays Tribute To Fallen Country Star

According to an MTV.com report, METALLICA frontman James Hetfield wrote a letter of condolence that was read to the crowd at the March 23rd memorial service held in honor of country superstar Waylon Jennings, who passed away in February. Hetfield's lengthy message was reportedly very heartfelt and was greeted by a great cheer from the ...

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THE 69 EYES Get Ripped Off On Eve Of Album's Release

Finland's THE 69 EYES and the Helsinki studio (owned by producer Johnny Lee Michaels) where the group are recording their new album, entitled Paris Kills, were victims of a robbery during the morning hours of March 7th when thieves broke into the facility and stole various studio equipment and musical instruments that were being used ...

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TURBONEGRO Reunite For Summer Festival Appearances

Legendary Norwegian rock'n'rollers TURBONEGRO will reunite this summer for the group's first live shows since December 1998. So far the following appearances have been confirmed: Jun. 14 – Hultsfred, SWE @ Hultsfred Festival Jul. 06 - Kristiansand, NOR @ Quart Festival Aug. 17 – Cologne, GER @ Bizarre Festival TURBONEGRO were the subject of an ...

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HEADSTRONG Go Country Crossing With FU MANCHU

RCA recording artists HEADSTRONG will be supporting FU MANCHU on the latter band's upcoming US headlining tour, which is scheduled to begin at the end of January. The dates are as follows: Jan. 29 Troubador - Los Angeles, CA Jan. 30 - Justice League - San Francisco, CA Feb. 01 - Berbati's Pan - Portland, ...

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TOTAL DEVASTATION Pen New Material, Make Comp. Appearance

Finland's TOTAL DEVASTATION have completed work on five new songs for their upcoming release, which is due later in the year. The follow-up to 2001's Divine Ecstacy EP will include the following cuts, among others: 01. Fleshing 02. Left Hand of the Devil 03. Production Peak 04. Mayhem Machine 05. Disguise In other news, TOTAL ...

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Archive News Nov 16, 2001

SLIPKNOT have issued the following press release explaining the reasons behind the cancellation of their US tour with IN FLAMES and 40 BELOW SUMMER: “Regrettably, SLIPKNOT have had to postpone their headlining U.S. tour which was set to kick off November 21 in Fargo, ND and wrap December 21 in ...

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