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Bon Scott Biopic Coming Soon

We could be seeing a Bon Scott film in the future.

Screen Australia, the government’s key funding body for the film industry in that country, has approved financing aid for several new projects, including one about the late AC/DC frontman.

“Bon Scott” will be directed by Eddie Martin and produced by Lizzette Atkins, who worked together on another biopic, the feature-length documentary "Lionel," about a boxer. Stephen Cleary is script editing.

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Former Full Devil Jacket Guitarist Dies

Mike Reaves, the former guitarist for Tennessee hard rockers Full Devil Jacket, died on July 25. Reaves had been battling prostate cancer.

“Mike was one of the absolute funniest people you’d ever met,” band member Kevin Bebout told The Jackson Sun. “He was just so great to work with. He’d come up with a great guitar lick or solo. He’d run riffs for days. The best thing about working with him, though, was even when we hated each other, we always laughed with each other. It was always a comedy. Ask anyone, he was the funniest guy they knew.”

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Ugly Kid Joe Complete New CD

The reunited Ugly Kid Joe have completed a new album, their first since 1995’s Motel California, drummer Shannon Larkin has confirmed.

The lineup for the sessions is Whitfield Crane (vocals), Klaus Eichstadt (guitar), Dave Fortman (guitar), Cordell Crockett (bass) and Larkin, the same lineup as their second album, Menace to Sobriety.

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Slipknot Will Tour Again

Stopping off in Birmingham, England, on the publicity tour for his #1 selling book ‘Seven Deadly Sins’ Corey Taylor took part in a Q & A session with fans and performed a number of acoustic songs.

During the session he talked fondly of Paul Gray and gave fans an insight into how he perceives the future of Slipknot. He said:

“I will say that I am completely open to doing some more touring, but there’s a lot of healing [that needs to happen first].
He continued:

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Chickenfoot III Track Listing and Release Date

Chickenfoot's sophomore album, Chickenfoot III (not IV as previously reported), is set for worldwide release on September 27th from eOne Music in North America and around the world by earMUSIC/Edel in a special 3D designed package.

The album's lead single "Big Foot," is set for release on August 2nd. The new album was produced by Mike Fraser (AC/DC, Metallica).

"I am very proud of the new album," says lead singer Hagar. "We're calling the album Chickenfoot III because it's so good, the songs are so tight, it's like we jumped right past having to make a second record."

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Lemmy Working on Solo CD

Motorhead legend Lemmy has been working on a solo album…for the past seven years. Lemmy tells Billboard that he’s already recorded 10 songs for the project, which will include guest appearances by Dave Grohl, Joan Jett, the Reverend Horton heat and The Damned.

The metal icon is hoping to finish it soon for possible release in 2012.

“It’s good. It goes all kinds of directions,” he says. “It’s either very inconsistent or very eclectic, depending how you look at it.” A title has not yet been determined, though Lemmy cracks that, “Maybe I’ll call it ‘False Teeth for the Deaf.’ ”

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New Kiss Album to be Heavier

Kiss guitarist Tommy Thayer says the band’s next album is shaping up as more “riff-oriented” and slightly heavier than 2009’s Sonic Boom. Speaking to Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania’s The Express-Times, Thayer also revealed that Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley and company have already cut eight songs for the forthcoming disc.

"It's going phenomenally," said Thayer. "We've been in the studio for several weeks. This is definitely some of the best stuff KISS has ever recorded."