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KISS Suit To Proceed
KNAC reports: A woman who claims to be a former girlfriend of KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons can proceed with a defamation lawsuit in which she says he made her sound like a "sex-addicted nymphomaniac" during a VH-1 television show, a judge has ruled. 

State Supreme Court Justice Rosalyn Richter denied Simmons' motion to dismiss two of three claims by Georgeann Walsh Ward, 53, of Chester, N.Y., [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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COC Nix Dates
KNAC reports: The following gig update has been posted at the Corrosion of Conformity website www.coc.com: 

"Corrosion Of Conformity regrets to announce that they will leave the DISTURBED tour a week earlier than planned. The band will play all scheduled shows through December 14th.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Mindcrime 06
KNAC reports: According to a posting at Queensryche's website (www.queensryche.com)), the band's upcoming Operation: Mindcrime II album will be issued on March 14th via Rhino Records. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Diecast AWOL
Metal News reports: Boston-based metallers DIECAST have been forced to drop off the U.S. tour with AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE, INDEX CASE and BLEED THE SKY following the apparent departure of drummer Jason Costa. The band have issued the following statement on the matter:

"To our fans and friends: We apologize for dropping off the AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE tour. AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE, INDEX CASE and BLEED THE SKY were the best tourmates that we could have asked for. The tour was going amazingly and our fans came out in force to support us. We even made the best of the only dud of a show in Cleveland by closing the bar. Together with the rest of our tourmates a few old friends and Matt and Kevin from CHIMAIRA, we nearly drank the place dry. The problem came the next day on a day off we had in Nashville. We (Kirk, Jeremy, Paul and Jon) aren't really sure what happened. It all started with an argument about Brendan Fraser's acting skills, (mature, huh?) and ended with a valued member of the DIECAST family (Jason) sneaking off onto a bus in the middle of the night without explanation or warning. Needless to say we are all devastated, saddened and disappointed. We always considered Jason to be one of the nicest guys in the band and obviously an amazing musician, phenomenal drummer and most importantly a friend.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Sevendust Hits
The PRP reports: Sevendust are looking to release a greatest hits album entitled "Closing Of The First Chapter: The Best Of Sevendust" through TVT on December 27th.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Tool DVD!
The PRP reports: Tool will be releasing a new DVD entitled "Schism" through Volcano on December 20th. The outing is expected to feature the videos for the tracks "Schism" and "Parabol/Parabola", [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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The PRP reports: The Queens Of The Stone Age have announced the track listing for their upcoming live CD/DVD package "Over The Years And Through The Woods", here's how it shapes up:
01 - "This Lullaby"
02 - "Go With The Flow"
03 - "The Feel Good Hit Of The Summer"
04 - "The Lost Art Of Keeping A Secret"
05 - "Regular John"
06 - "Song For The Deaf"
07 - "Avon"
08 - "Little Sister"
09 - "You Can't Quit Me, Baby"
10 - "I Wanna Make It Wit Chu"[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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System of a Used?
punkbands reports: Bert McCracken, singer of Utah screamo act The Used, has gone into some detail regarding the sideproject he is currently working on alongside members of S.T.U.N, theSTART and Circus Minor. The idea behind the project � Street Drum Corps - is to use as few proper percussion instruments as possible, and instead use several household objects and garbage cans for drums. 

As well as the aforementioned band members jumping on board, McCracken told MTV.com he was hoping several other big names would be involved. "Hopefully Daryl Palumbo from Glassjaw will be on it, hopefully DJ Shadow is going to jump on it too. Daron [Malakian] from System of a Down said he's going to do a track," McCracken explains.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Bad Mitzvah
Punkbands reports: Nothing says "Bad Religion" like a yarmulke from Brett Gurewitz's 1975 Bar Mitzvah. Yup, 100% genuine and original and perhaps his most ironic listing of the year. Listening to the How Could Hell Be Any Worse? LP with this cap on is truly divine and don't even get me STARTED on stage diving... it's like having wings![see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Genesis Reunion Closer
Gigwise reports: Peter Gabriel has admitted that a Genesis reunion could well be on the cards saying "the odds are better than ever before."

As we told you earlier this week, Phil Collins said that he was "open" to talks about the band getting back together, and now Gabriel has reciprocated those views.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Beck Delay
Gigwise reports: Beck's reworked version of �Guero' has been delayed and now won't be released for public consumption until 2006.

�Guerolito' which features remixes from the likes of Ad Rock, the Dust Brothers and Boards of Canada will now be released on January 23 after the original date of December 12 was cancelled.[see full story for tracks]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Voivod Carry On
siN's metal news reports: VOIVOD drummer Away has issued the following update to fans regarding their upcoming album and other projects for 2006:

"Dear Voivodians,

"We will do our best to make a great record that Piggy would be proud of as we worked very hard for the past two years on the new songs. Jasonic has already put down his bass tracks and Glen Robinson and I will edit Piggy's guitar tracks in December. We will track my drum parts and Snake's vocals in Montreal in January. Then we'll mix it, get it mastered and released as soon as possible via The End records in USA, Nuclear Blast in Europe and Hypnotic-Linus/Universal in Canada."[see full story for more Voivod happenings]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Disillusion in 06
Metal Blade reports: It is about time. Since February, Disillusion has been working on their second full length record at their Salvation Recording studio in Leipzig. They are now very close to finishing the song writing process. As already presumed months ago: the new record will not be a follow-up to BACK TO TIMES OF SPLENDOR - that is for sure. No fields, but motorways, where once were woods now concrete reigns. What then was orange is set ablaze. For all that, the new songs are much more Disillusion than ever before. The band is also looking forward to soon leaving BTTOS behind them, most of all live. Despite the constant attempts to shrink the monolithic material to a live-3-piece, it simply will not get any better.

Recordings of the new record will probably begin in February - where and how they will be done, will be decided soon. A first, very careful and temporary plan predicts May / June 2006 for release date of the record.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Red Chord Persistence
Metal Blade reports: The Red Chord has just been confirmed to play the Persistence Tour with Hatebreed, Agnostic Front, Born From Pain, Bleed the Sky and Full Blown Chaos. The tour begins December 1st in Germany and will cross through 6 countries in 2 weeks. Following to Persistence Tour, The Red Chord will play a couple shows in England before returning home. [see full story for dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Black Dahlia Murder Asia
Metal Blade reports: The Black Dahlia Murder has just announced upcoming tour dates in Korea and Japan in support of their highly praised release Miasma! Trevor Strnad (vox), Brian Eschbach (guitar), and John Kempainen (guitar), have announced that Tony Laureano (ex-Nile) will sit in as the drummer and Bart Williams (Today I Wait) will be filling in on bass for these dates. The band will also embark on a European tour starting on January 20th in Essen, Germany with the band Liar. 

Dec. 12 (Mon) Osaka @ Shinsaibashi Club Quattro
Dec. 13 (Tue) Tokyo @ Daikanyama Club Unit
Dec. 16 (Fri) Korea @ TBA
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Korny Video
Virgin reports: For a song that's called "Twisted Transistor," KORN knew they had to come up with a visualization that was mind-blowing, epic and unforgettable--something that would stretch the boundaries of music videos in the same way that the band have pioneered a unique brand of heavy music. For example, KORN pondered: should they even appear in the video? Should the video be restricted by the time length of the song? And was there any reason not to alternate between performance footage and concept scenes without music? 

Creatively teaming with director Dave Meyers, KORN made good on their promise to shake up the music video format with the seven-and-a-half-minute visual extravaganza for "Twisted Transistor," the first single from KORN's forthcoming SEE YOU ON THE OTHER SIDE album. Due out December 6 via a global partnership with EMI/Virgin Records, the album was produced by JONATHAN DAVIS along with The Matrix and Atticus Ross.[see full story to check it out] - Click Here for the Full Story 

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Dave Black Solo Release
Press Release reports: Independent record label black & blue star is excited to announce the release today of its first project ...YEAR OF THE WHITE BUFFALO. 

...YEAR OF THE WHITE BUFFALO is the culmination of singer-songwriter Dave Black (Liquid Logic; Driver; My Favorite Sex; Joy Zipper) who delivers his most personal work to date with songs that inspire and provoke leaving the listener pondering about how this old soul survives in a present day body, wise beyond his years. Itching to have his own voice heard, and formed from spending years on the road touring and playing, ...YEAR OF THE WHITE BUFFALO brings out Black's innermost demons for the world to hear, judge and love![see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Underoath tour
MSO reports: UNDEROATH have announced they'll team up for the "COME & LIVE WITH UNDEROATH, mewithoutyou, THE CHARIOT and AS CITIES BURN" mini-tour in December. The tour will benefit the *Habitat For Humanity, *Invisible Children, *Teen Challenge and *Samaritans Purse charities. All four bands--part of the Tooth and Nail and Solid State family of labels--will donate proceeds generated from the shows to these charities. In addition, Brandon Ebel president/CEO of Tooth and Nail Records will match every dollar raised from the shows.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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DVD Pain
MVD reports: Music Video Distributors and Metal Mind are pleased to announce the home viewing release of Pain - Life is Overrated for US distribution on DVD January 24, 2006.

This is the first DVD in the discography of Pain, the brainchild of Peter Tgtgren, famous musician and multi-instrumentalist (Pain, Hypocrisy, The Abyss) and producer (Dimmu Borgir, Dark Funeral, Amon Amarth, Marduk, Ragnarok, and many more)! It features two great, energetic shows played at Metalmania 2005 and at Cracow TV Studio, covering Pain's whole discography. It also includes Peter Tgtgren's unique version of the Beatles' "Eleanor Rigby"! [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Liberty n' Bach
Press Release reports: Christian rockers, Liberty n' Justice are proud to announce Sebastian Bach (former and original lead singer of Skid Row) as the newest vocalist announced to their new CD, "Soundtrack Of A Soul". Sebastian, if not the premier voice, is one of the premier voices in hard rock/ metal today. He is featured on the track "Another Nail" which was co-written by Bach, Mike Layne, Justin Murr and Keri Kelli. The track also features Keri Kelli on guitar, former Stryper member Tim Gaines on bass and Gary Horrie on drums.

LNJ has announced 15 of the 16 singers which include the already announced Stephen Pearcy (RATT), Tony Harnell (TNT), Oni Logan (Lynch Mob), Ted Poley (Danger Danger), Leif Garrett, Jamie Rowe (Guardian/Adriangale), Mike Lee (Barren Cross), Dale Thompson(Bride), Joe Cerisano(Silver Condor),Scott Wenzell (White Cross), Phil Naro (Talas),Russell Arcara(Surgin/Prophet/Arcara),Ez Gomer (Jet Circus) and Josh Kramer(Saint).[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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