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Iron Maiden & Ozzy Osbourne Lead Golden Gods Awards Nominations

February 25th, 2011 2:11pm EST
Iron Maiden
Ozzy Osbourne and Iron Maiden will be the frontrunners at this year's third annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards after picking up multiple nominations on Thursday.

Ozzy will battle Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson for Best Vocalist, while the Prince of Darkness' guitarist and drummer will battle Maiden's men for the night's best player prizes.

Rob Zombie also picks up multiple nods - his touring guitarist is up for Best Guitarist and drummer Joey Jordison will compete with Tommy Clufetos (Ozzy Osbourne), Abe Cunningham (Deftones), Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour), Nico McBrain (Iron Maiden) and Avenge...
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Faith No More Reunion Confirmed

February 24th, 2009 3:25pm EST
Faith No More
Eighties rockers Faith No More have confirmed they are reuniting for a European tour later this year - just three months after dismissing talk of a comeback.

The group split in 1998 following the release of their final disc, Album of the Year. Internet rumors surfaced in December claiming the band was preparing to reform in 2009 - but they were quickly shot down by bassist Billy Gould, who insisted he hadn't spoken to his former pals in months.

However, according to Idolator.com, a publicist for frontman Mike Patton has confirmed to the site they are reforming, with tour dates s...
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Dub Trio: These Cats Have Claws

March 21st, 2008 9:48am EDT
Dub Trio
As the backing band for Mike Patton's Peeping Tom, DP Holmes, Stu Brooks, and Joe Tomino have performed on Late Night with Conan O'Brien and in front of 10,000 fans at Madison Square Garden as openers for The Who; individually they've performed with 50 Cent, The Fugees, and Mos Def; and together, as Dub Trio, they create a sound Holmes describes " a cross between metal, punk, rock, ambient, and dub music." Starpulse spoke with Holmes about the trio's latest release, Another Sound is Dying, how fireworks make the recording process easier, and the notion of Funishment.

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Mike Patton Talks 'I am Legend', 'Mondo Cane'

January 17th, 2008 12:48pm EST
Mike Patton
The many people who say Will Smith's I Am Legend may have noticed something unique about the monsters, namely that they sounded like no other creature to grace the film. That's because every snarl and growl was provided by former Faith No More and Mr. Bungle front man Mike Patton. Mike's always working on something, whether it be managing Ipecac Records, putting out albums under the many monikers he goes by, or providing voice-overs for video games like Valve's Portal or Capcom's remake of The Bionic Commando. Starpulse was thrilled to speak with Mike about I am Legend, and even more thrill...
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Mike Patton Howls In 'I Am Legend'

December 7th, 2007 8:42am EST
Mike Patton
Prolific rocker Mike Patton has added movie star to his resume - he voices the creatures in new sci-fi movie I Am Legend. The former Faith No More frontman, who runs record label Ipecac and is a member of bands Tomahawk, Lovage, Fantomas and Peeping Tom, lends his trademark howl to the monsters in the Will Smith film.

A statement on Ipecac's website reads: "He is the voice of the creatures in the movie. That is right, the evil screams and howls coming from the creatures will be courtesy of Mike."

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)
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Nightwish Singer Tarja Turunen To Release Solo Album

December 4th, 2007 7:30pm EST
Tarja
With her unique tones and striking stage presence having played a key role in making Nightwish a major multi-platinum success, Tarja (now signed to Universal Music on an exclusive worldwide basis) is ideally placed to take her career to a whole new level, both in terms of musical ambition and personal profile; to this end, the 30-year-old - originally from the Finnish town of Kitee - has spent the past few months working on her first recordings beneath the 'Tarja' banner, making use of studios in Ireland, Spain, Switzerland, Germany, Finland and on the US West Coast.

Tarja's debut sing...
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'Rock Band' Set List Finalized

October 29th, 2007 12:31pm EDT
Rock Band
Cambridge, Massachusetts – October 29, 2007 – Harmonix, the leading developer of music-based games, and MTV Games, a division of Viacom’s MTV Networks, along with distribution partner Electronic Arts, announced today the final song list for its highly anticipated music videogame Rock Band. Featuring the most master recordings of any music game ever by the world’s biggest rock artists, Rock Band includes 58 tracks and spans every genre of rock ranging from alternative and classic rock to heavy metal and punk. With multiple instruments and an impressive selection of online and offline game mo...
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Korn To Preview New Album Tonight on vMTV

July 23rd, 2007 5:53pm EDT
Korn
Korn will preview the new untitled album on vMTV on Monday, July 23rd from 8-10pm ET. Sign up now at http://virtualkorn.mtv.com and log on Monday to chat and interact with the band in their virtual world! Jonathan, Fieldy, and Munky will be hanging out. Also on Monday, July 23rd, MTV2 will be unleashing Korn's Evolution music video.

For their upcoming release, the band has covered classics from Nine Inch Nails, Faith No More, and The Psychedelic Furs; and lead singer Jonathan Davis hopes the band will get to record versions of Prince's Erotic City and Ozzy Osbourne's Diary Of A Madma...
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Celebrity Birthdays, January 27

January 27th, 2007 3:00am EST
Alan Cumming
Happy Birthday to tennis pro Marat Safin (1980), English rapper Tricky (1968), Faith No More signer Mike Patton (1968), X-Men actor Alan Cumming (1965), actress Bridget Fonda (1964), Iron Maiden guitarist Janick Gers (1957), actress and former Mrs. Cruise Mimi Rogers (1956), Russian dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov (1948), Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason (1944), "Six Feet Under" actor James Cromwell (1940), American actor Troy Donahue (1936; d. 2001), Actress Donna Reed (1921; d. 1986), "Alice In Wonderland" author Lewis Carroll (1832; 1898), and Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756; d. ...
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Ill Nino Goes "Under Cover" With Limited Edition EP Saluting Top Influential Artists

October 31st, 2006 4:45pm EST
Ill Nino
World renowned bi-lingual Latino Metal sextet Ill NiÑo is paying homage to some of the most influential bands and artists shaping today's musical landscape with The Under Cover Sessions.

The five-song, limited edition EP, due Nov. 7, is Ill Nino's debut release on Cement Shoes Records (Fontana/Universal) and just a taste of what's to come, as the band's highly anticipated fourth full-length studio album, destined to be the band's most influential release to date, is due for a Spring 2007 delivery. Only 20,000 copies of the EP will be released – half of which already have been pre-sold....
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Ill Nino, Ra To Reunite Live On 'Rockline'

October 25th, 2006 2:00am EDT
Ill Nino
Fresh from sharing stages at a string of sold-out venues on their groundbreaking "Congress of Corruption" fall U.S. tour, Cement Shoes Records label mates Ill Nino and Ra will be back together before a live national listening audience next month on "Rockline."

Ill Nino and Ra will be the featured guests on the venerable nationally syndicated radio show Monday, November 13, beginning at 8:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET. Fans are encouraged to call in with questions during the program at (800) 344-ROCK (7625). To find a station near you, check out www.rocklineradio.com.

Both bands appea...
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Alice In Chains' Career-Spanning 2 CD Collection "The Essential Alice In Chains" Hits Stores Sept. 5

August 24th, 2006 11:57am EDT
Alice In Chains
Fueled by the energy and rebellion of heavy metal, and tempered by the demons that hastened the reactionary blowback of grunge, Alice In Chains has forever been the source of myth and legend since first emerging from Seattle onto the national scene in 1990, on Columbia Records.

Ten years after their last concerts, the band decided to reclaim their heritage and embarked on a surprise U.S. club tour as a warm up for their 5-month tour of the UK and Europe. They returned for a several U.S. festival dates and will pick up again in the fall (dates to be announced soon). The band looks ...
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Björk's Albums Remastered And Expanded

June 20th, 2006 4:16pm EDT
Bjork
Since leaving The Sugarcubes almost 15 years ago, Björk has charted a musical course as unpredictable and challenging as it is inspiring and beautiful. Rhino Records follows the artistic adventures of the mercurial singer/songwriter/sonic sculptor with Surrounded. Presented in deluxe "brick" packaging, the seven-DualDisc collection contains 5.1 remastered versions of Björk's six studio albums expanded to include each album's videos. The box also includes the DualDisc release of Drawing Restraint 9, the soundtrack to a film Björk and her life partner, avant-garde artist Matthew Barney collab...
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Stars Turn Out for Peeping Tom Video

June 19th, 2006 10:40am EDT
Danny DeVito
Former Faith No More and Mr. Bungle frontman Mike Patton called on his famous pals to help give his new video a spot-the-celebrity feel. Actor Danny DeVito, model Rachel Hunter and former Blink 182 star Mark Hoppus are among the blink-and-you'll-miss-them cameos in the new video, “Mojo,” for Patton's new group Peeping Tom.

He explains, "DeVito plays a guy watching late-night TV in a wife-beater (vest) and boxers (shorts)." The other stars appear in infomercials DeVito flicks between.

Patton adds, "It's a pretty cute, haunting video. (Hoppus) is thrust into an episode of (reality...
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Celebrity Birthdays, January 27

January 27th, 2006 3:00am EST
Alan Cumming
Happy Birthday to tennis pro Marat Safin (1980), English rapper Tricky (1968), Faith No More signer Mike Patton (1968), X-Men actor Alan Cumming (1965), actress Bridget Fonda (1964), Iron Maiden guitarist Janick Gers (1957), actress and former Mrs. Cruise Mimi Rogers (1956), Russian dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov (1948), Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason (1944), "Six Feet Under" actor James Cromwell (1940), American actor Troy Donahue (1936; d. 2001), Actress Donna Reed (1921; d. 1986), "Alice In Wonderland" author Lewis Carroll (1832; 1898), and Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756; d. ...
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