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Shadows Fall Garners Grammy Nom For 'Best Metal Performance'

12/10/2007 9:00pm EST
Shadows Fall
Atlantic recording artist Shadows Fall has received a Grammy nomination for Best Metal Performance for the song "Redemption" off their critically acclaimed label debut, Threads Of Life.

Clearly a leader in their genre, this marks the band's second Grammy nomination in the category, following their nod at the 2006 awards for "What Drives The Weak" off of their Century Media release, The War Within.

Shadows Fall frontman Brian Fair said the following, "We walked off stage in Milan Italy last night after a killer set on the Black Crusade tour and my phone started buzzing. After cr...
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EA Games To Release 'Skate,' The Ultimate Boarding Game, In September

7/25/2007 11:18am EDT
Skate
Skate is the closest thing to skateboarding without actually putting your feet on a board. With innovative controls that take advantage of the dual analog sticks, the power of the next gen hardware, and the ability to sculpt tricks that define your own style, skate delivers an authentic boarding mecca like no other video game.

Individual style combined with physics-driven animations promise that no two tricks will ever be the same. And there's plenty of room to pull off those tricks – San Vanelona challenges you to explore, find, and own the best spots. You can even capture footage to...
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Celebrity Birthdays, June 6

6/6/2007 3:00am EDT
Paul Giamatti
Happy Birthday to country rocker Matthew Shafer aka Uncle Kracker (1974), "Lady in the Water" star Paul Giamatti (1967), White Zombie bassist Sean Yseult (1965), Slayer frontman Tom Araya (1961), guitar hero Steve Vai (1960), comedian Colin Quinn (1959), comedienne Sandra Bernhard (1955), stage and screen actor Harvey Fierstein (1954), "Freddy Krueger" star Robert Englund (1949), TV actor David Dukes (1945; d. 2000), and rocker Gary U.S. Bonds (1939).
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Celebrity Birthdays, June 3

6/3/2007 3:00am EDT
Phish bassist Mike Gordon
Happy Birthday to Australian born country singer/songwriter Jamie O'Neal (1968), Phish bassist Mike Gordon (1965), Slayer guitarist Kerry King, Warlock singer Doro Pesch, 70s singer Dan Hill (1954), pop singer Deniece Williams (1950), musician/actress Suzi Quatro (1950), Mott the Hoople singer Ian Hunter (1946), R&B singer Curtis Mayfield (1942; d. 1999), saxophonist Boots Randolph (1926), "Some Like It Hot" actor Tony Curtis (1925), blues guitarist Jimmy Rogers (1924; d. 1997), actress Colleen Dewhurst (1924; d. 1991), and legendary dancer/actress Josephine Baker (1905; d. 1975).
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Celebrity Birthdays, February 16

2/16/2007 3:00am EST
Ice-T
Happy Birthday to NFL players Ashley Lelie (1980) and Ahman Green (1977), Foo Fighter Taylor Hawkins (1972), Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jerome Bettis (1972), Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo (1963), Duran Duran guitarist Andy Taylor (1961), vocal tennis star John McEnroe (1959), "Law & Order SVU" actor Ice-T (1958), soul singer James Ingram (1957), "Star Trek TNG" actor LeVar Burton (1957), "Greatest American Hero" actor William Katt (1951), Star Wars' 'Boba Fett' portrayer Jeremy Bullock (1945), singer turned Congressman Sonny Bono (1935; d. 1998), Andrews Sisters lead Patty Andrews (191...
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Dixie Chicks Win Most Grammy Awards; Full Winners List

2/12/2007 10:37am EST
Dixie Chicks
The Dixie Chicks were the big winners at the Grammy Awards, scooping five awards. The country band fought off stiff competition from the likes of Justin Timberlake, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Mary J. Blige to win the prizes for album, song and record of the year as well as best country album and best group country performance. Full Winners List Below!

Lead singer, Natalie Maines, said: "I, for the first time in my life, am speechless."

Mary J. Blige, who received eight nominations cried as she accepted her award for best R'n'B album for Breakthrough. She said: "This is the fir...
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Celebrity Birthdays, January 31

1/31/2007 3:00am EST
Justin Timberlake
Happy Birthday to *NSync member Justin Timberlake (1981), "Arrested Development" actress Portia de Rossi (1973), British actress/singer Minnie Driver (1970), Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman (1964), British singer/songwriter Lloyd Cole (1961), American actress Kelly Lynch (1959), "Without a Trace" star Anthony LaPaglia (1959), Sex Pistols singer Johnny Rotten (1956), seven-time no-hitter hurler Nolan Ryan (1947), blues harp player Charlie Musselwhite (1944), American actress Jessica Walter (1940), "The Bob Newhart Show" actress Suzanne Pleshette (1937), baseball legend Ernie Banks (1931), Eng...
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New Testament Hits Album, "The Spitfire Collection," Coming Feb. 13

1/7/2007 9:00am EST
Testament
Testament's classic late '80s/early '90s period has been well documented over the years by several compilations. However, the group's latter era has thus far slipped through the cracks as far as compilations go. In February, this will change, as The Spitfire Collection will be issued.

Consisting of tracks from such Spitfire/Testament titles as The Gathering, Demonic, Live at the Fillmore, First Strike Still Deadly, and Live in London, the fourteen track set chronicles an era that ultimately saw the original Testament reunite for a successful 2005 tour. As a result, The Spitfire Coll...
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2006: Year In Music (Pt. 3)

12/31/2006 2:00pm EST
Syd Barrett
...During July, co-founder and original Pink Floyd guitarist/singer Syd Barrett, who had spent the better part of the last 35 years as a hermit, died at age 60 from diabetic complications... Weezer singer Rivers Cuomo pretty much confirms rumors that the band is done, "unless," he says, "it becomes really obvious to me that we need to do one."

New albums from: Muse, Johnny Cash, Thom Yorke, Peachez, Sufjan Stevens, Cheyenne Kimball, Phish, Soul Asylum, Seether, Moloko, Alien Ant Farm, Black Stone Cherry, Eighteen Visions, Helmet, Third Eye Blind, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, New York Dolls...
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Tony Hawk's Project 8 Track List Revealed

10/17/2006 1:49pm EDT
Tony Hawk
Activision, Inc. is rocking gamers with an all-star musical line-up for the upcoming Tony Hawk’s Project 8 video game, including the debut of a track from the highly anticipated Plus-44 album, When Your Heart Stops Beating. The track Lycanthrope, is among 56 heart-pounding songs that will be featured in-game from such artists as Wolfmother, Gnarls Barkley and Kasabian. Full List Below!

“The Tony Hawk’s Project 8 soundtrack features an eclectic collection of original and licensed music from punk rock and hip hop to metal,” said Tim Riley, worldwide executive of music at Activision. “T...
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Celebrity Birthdays, June 6

6/6/2006 3:03am EDT
Paul Giamatti
Happy Birthday to country rocker Matthew Shafer aka Uncle Kracker (1974), "Lady in the Water" star Paul Giamatti (1967), White Zombie bassist Sean Yseult (1965), Slayer frontman Tom Araya (1961), guitar hero Steve Vai (1960), comedian Colin Quinn (1959), comedienne Sandra Bernhard (1955), stage and screen actor Harvey Fierstein (1954), "Freddy Krueger" star Robert Englund (1949), TV actor David Dukes (1945; d. 2000), and rocker Gary U.S. Bonds (1939).
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Celebrity Birthdays, June 3

6/3/2006 3:00am EDT
Phish bassist Mike Gordon
Happy Birthday to Australian born country singer/songwriter Jamie O'Neal (1968), Phish bassist Mike Gordon (1965), Slayer guitarist Kerry King, Warlock singer Doro Pesch, 70s singer Dan Hill (1954), pop singer Deniece Williams (1950), musician/actress Suzi Quatro (1950), Mott the Hoople singer Ian Hunter (1946), R&B singer Curtis Mayfield (1942; d. 1999), saxophonist Boots Randolph (1926), "Some Like It Hot" actor Tony Curtis (1925), blues guitarist Jimmy Rogers (1924; d. 1997), actress Colleen Dewhurst (1924; d. 1991), and legendary dancer/actress Josephine Baker (1905; d. 1975).
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History Of Heavy Metal Coming To DVD May 23 In "Metal: A Headbanger's Journey"

3/21/2006 4:16pm EST
Rob Zombie
Heavy Metal has long been a stigmatized musical genre characterized by aggressive rhythms, dark lyrics and satanic worship. “Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey” is a ground-breaking film that explores the history of how these stereotypes came to be and explains the motivation and truth behind the music through candid interviews with Metal icons including Rob Zombie, Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickison, Geddy Lee of Rush, Alice Cooper, Slayer, Slipknot, Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine, Vince Neil of Mötley Crüe, Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi, Dee Snider of Twisted Sister, Ronnie James Dio, Motorhe...
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Today's Celebrity Birthdays, Feb. 16

2/16/2006 3:00am EST
Ice-T
Happy Birthday to NFL players Ashley Lelie (1980) and Ahman Green (1977), Foo Fighter Taylor Hawkins (1972), Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jerome Bettis (1972), Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo (1963), Duran Duran guitarist Andy Taylor (1961), vocal tennis star John McEnroe (1959), "Law & Order SVU" actor Ice-T (1958), soul singer James Ingram (1957), "Star Trek TNG" actor LeVar Burton (1957), "Greatest American Hero" actor William Katt (1951), Star Wars' 'Boba Fett' portrayer Jeremy Bullock (1945), singer turned Congressman Sonny Bono (1935; d. 1998), Andrews Sisters lead Patty Andrews (191...
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Celebrity Birthdays, January 31

1/31/2006 3:00am EST
Minnie Driver
Happy Birthday to *NSync member Justin Timberlake (1981), "Arrested Development" actress Portia de Rossi (1973), British actress/singer Minnie Driver (1970), Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman (1964), British singer/songwriter Lloyd Cole (1961), American actress Kelly Lynch (1959), "Without a Trace" star Anthony LaPaglia (1959), Sex Pistols singer Johnny Rotten (1956), seven-time no-hitter hurler Nolan Ryan (1947), blues harp player Charlie Musselwhite (1944), American actress Jessica Walter (1940), "The Bob Newhart Show" actress Suzanne Pleshette (1937), baseball legend Ernie Banks (1931), Eng...
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