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FU MANCHU Sign European Deal

FU MANCHU have inked a European deal with Steamhammer/SPV Records for the release of their upcoming double live CD, "Go For It - Live", due in early 2003. The live set was recorded on the U.S. and European legs of the "California Crossing" tour in 2002, and will include approximately 22 songs spanning the band's ...

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FU MANCHU Announce California Gigs

FU MANCHU have announced two shows in California during December. They will be performing at The Casbah in San Diego on Friday, Dec. 13, and at the Detroit Bar in Orange County on Saturday, Dec. 14. In other news, the band will enter the studio with producer/engineer Brian Joseph Dobbs (MANMADEGOD, ECHOBRAIN) on Dec. 2 ...

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HEADSTRONG Confirm Split With Label

As first reported here in early August, Canada's HEADSTRONG have now officially confirmed their split with RCA Records a mere six months following the release of their self-titled debut through the label. "Unfortunately due to circumstances too numerous to cite in this forum, our contract with RCA Records has been terminated," the group ...

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FU MANCHU: Photos For Live Album Needed

FU MANCHU have posted an unreleased instrumental track called "Hanglider" via their official web site at this location. In other news, the band are looking for live photos to be included with their upcoming live record and are encouraging their fans to send in all pictures taken between January 2002 and September 2002 ...

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FU MANCHU Prepare Live Album, Shop For New Label

FU MANCHU are set to enter the studio with producer/engineer Brian Joseph Dobbs (MANMADEGOD, ECHOBRAIN) in October to begin mixing tracks for a forthcoming live album. The two-disc, 20-song set, tentatively titled Go For It — Live, will feature material from the band's entire career, and is tentatively scheduled to be issued in early 2003, ...

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FU MANCHU Cancel European Tour

FU MANCHU have been forced to cancel their European tour in the wake of the recent closing of their label, Mammoth Records, Stoner Rock has reported. The tour was to include UK appearances at the Reading and Leeds festivals, as well as Bulldog Bash and an additional nine shows in four countries. "Obviously ...

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KYUSS, FU MANCHU Studio Collaborator Dead Of Cancer

Fred Drake, mastermind behind the Rancho De La Luna recording studio, member of the band EARTHLINGS?, and major contributor to the recordings of bands such as KYUSS, FU MANCHU, NEBULA, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, and the Desert Sessions, died on June 20th after suffering from cancer for several years. ...

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KORN Add Dates To "Tour With No Name"

KORN have tacked on 11 new dates to their Tour With No Name trek (also featuring PUDDLE OF MUDD and DEADSY), scheduled to start June 20 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. The confirmed dates are as follows: Jun. 20 - Wilkes-Barre, PA @ First Union Arena Jun. 21 - Hartford, CT @ Hartford Civic Center Jun. 23 ...

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Metal/Hard Rock Album Sales In The US As Reported By SoundScan

Here are the latest sales figures for various current and catalog metal/hard rock releases in the US (in total units sold to date since the albums were issued), as reported by SoundScan for the week ending April 21st, 2002: KORN Issues: 3,047,076 KORN Follow The Leader: 3,414,717 LIMP BIZKIT Chocolate Starfish: 6,259,073 LIMP BIZKIT Significant ...

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NEUROTICA To Replace JERRY CANTRELL At Florida's LIVESTOCK 12

Florida's NEUROTICA, featuring former ATHEIST frontman Kelly Shaefer, have landed the Livestock 12 slot vacated by former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell, who withdrew from the festival in order to attend memorial services for late AIC frontman Layne Staley. NEUROTICA will be appearing at the Zephyrhills (near Tampa), Florida event on Sunday, April 28th ...

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JERRY CANTRELL Cancels LIVESTOCK 12 Appearance

Former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell has cancelled his appearance at Livestock 12 on Sunday, April 28th so that he may attend memorial services for late AIC frontman Layne Staley. Livestock 12 is scheduled to take place in Zephyrhills (near Tampa), Florida between April 26th and 28th and will include performances by such acts ...

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Former PIST.ON Bassist Seeks New Band

New York-based bassist Val Ium is ready to re-enter the rock scene after departing PIST.ON last year, and is interested in teaming up with serious, professional, like-minded musicians in a new band. With PIST.ON, Ium recorded two albums (one for Atlantic Records), and toured the U.S. and Europe with bands like MARILYN MANSON, KORN, CLUTCH, ...

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MISDEMEANOR To Support FU MANCHU

Swedish all-girl outfit MISDEMEANOR will be supporting FU MANCHU at the following dates: Apr. 15 – Paris, FRA @ Divan DuMonde Apr. 16 – Haarlem, NETH @ Patronaat Apr. 17 – Brussels, BEL @ VK The group's self-titled debut album, which was produced by ENTOMBED guitarist Alex Hellid, was released in Scandinavia on April 8th. ...

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JERRY CANTRELL Confirmed For LIVESTOCK

Former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell has been confirmed for this year's Livestock festival, which is scheduled to take place in Zephyrhills (near Tampa), Florida between April 26th and 28th. The full list of artists currently set to appear at the event looks like this: STONE TEMPLE PILOTS JERRY CANTRELL KID ROCK PUDDLE OF ...

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FU MANCHU Issue Statement Regarding Buffalo Cancellation

FU MANCHU singer/guitarist Scott Hill has issued the following statement regarding the cancellation of the group's free show at the Kissing Bridge Ski Lodge in Buffalo, New York on February 17th: “Hey FU MANCHU fans...here is the reasons why we didn't play the outdoor show in Buffalo NY...there was snow and ice all over our ...

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FU MANCHU Lens Video For "Squash That Fly"

FU MANCHU completed filming a video for "Squash That Fly", the first single off the group's California Crossing CD, in Los Angeles last month. The video was directed by Richard Reines, whose past credits include videos for NEW FOUND GLORY and the BLOODHOUND GANG video for "Bad Touch”. The “Squash That Fly” clip will be ...

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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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Archive News Dec 04, 2001

METALLICA have posted the following update on the present condition of frontman James Hetfield via their official web site at www.metallica.com:

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“Yes folks, we have word from James, and the news is all good. His recovery has gone exceedingly well, he is back out, about and feeling rather ...

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Archive News Nov 19, 2001 - update 1

The recently-reunited classic CANDLEMASS line-up—vocalist Messiah Marcolin, bassist/founder Leif Edling, guitarist Mats Björkman, lead guitarist Lars Johansson and drummer Jan Lindh—will perform a five-song set at the Christmas bash, dubbed Black Lucia, of Sweden's premiere metal magazine, Close-Up (www.closeupmagazine.net), at Wildside (Daily's) in Stockholm, Sweden on December 13th. The event ...

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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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Archive News Nov 06, 2001

Acclaimed rap/metal act STUCK MOJO will reunite for a New Year's Eve show in Atlanta—the first time the much-missed outfit will perform together on stage in a year and four months. According to guitarist Rich Ward, “I have spoken to [STUCK MOJO/420 MONKS frontman] Bonz and we have agreed to do ...

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Archive News Nov 05, 2001

Los Angeles' MEDICATION, featuring former MACHINE HEAD / SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader, ex-UGLY KID JOE / LIFE OF AGONY vocalist Whitfield Crane, ex-ADAYINTHELIFE guitarist Blunt and SOULFLY drummer Roy Mayorga, have refuted the recent reports of Mayorga leaving the band in order to rejoin SOULFLY on a full-time basis. According to an ...

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Archive News Oct 15, 2001 - update 1

Former TESTAMENT/DEATH/OBITUARY guitarist James Murphy is presently recovering at his parents' home in Lakeland, Florida after undergoing surgery on September 17th to remove a pituitary tumor the size of two golf balls from his head, with which he was diagnosed in early September. In a lengthy telephone conversation with BLABBERMOUTH.NET, Murphy revealed that approximately ...

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