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Bad Boys and Bikini Bandits
Emerson, Cooper and Marlin

updated 10.10.2003

With progressive rock making a comeback with the likes of The Cooper Temple Clause, counterculture takes time out to talk to one of the genre's greats, Keith Emerson of The Nice and Emerson, Lake & Palmer.
    In addition, we've got The Bikini Bandits Experience on DVD, Bad Boys II and Once Upon A Time In Mexico on the big screen, and new CDs from Alice Cooper, The Dirtbombs, Ill Niño, Lene Marlin, Protagonist, The Procedure and Soft Cell.
    To round things off we've got five bags crammed full of merch for Eli Roth's brand new horror flick Cabin Fever, in our Cabin Fever competition.

Frank Black to Richard X
BT to Underworld

updated 18.9.2003

Up for review: Angular rockers The Cooper Temple Clause return with their sophomore effort Kick Up The Fire, And Let The Flames Break Loose and Caught In The Headlights offer up their debut, The Last Time We Tried.
    The veterans are out in force with punk from Pennywise and The Business, hardcore covers from New York's finest Pro-Pain, king Pixie Frank Black And The Catholics and The Wannadies.
    Soundclash kingpin Richard X Presents His X-Factor Vol. 1 and trance pioneer BT returns with Emotional Technology. We've also got a couple of signed copies of Emotional Technology up for grabs in our brand new BT competition.
    More new music also from SikTh, The Sleepy Jackson and upcoming UK hardcore bands Winter In June and Steel Rules Die. Finally on the CD front there's the soundtrack to the new vampires vs. werewolves flick Underworld.
    Elsewhere . . . Helen Mirren and Julie Walters in Calendar Girls on the big screen, Roadrunner's Roadrage 2003 DVD on the small screen and live music from Lifehouse. That's all folks . . .

Billy Talent, Rancid, Skid Row
American Pie, Jackass, Café Del Mar

updated 1.9.2003

Live in the capital: Canadians Billy Talent add a fresh new twist to the sound of punk.
    On CD; Indestructible is the new disc from Californian veterans Rancid, Coldplay and U2 prop up Ibiza chillout compilation Café Del Mar: The Best Of and Slipknot and Powerman 5000 are among the contributors to the Freddy vs. Jason soundtrack.
    On DVD; 32% more stunts in Jackass: The Movie and Skid Row: Under The Skin - The Making Of Thickskin documents the return of the multi-platinum rockers.
    At the movies; Billy Connolly takes on the man upstairs in The Man Who Sued God and American Pie: The Wedding heralds the latest outing of Seann William Scott as the legendary Stifmeister.

Come on baby
Don't fear the Creeper

updated 16.8.2003

Surfing across the silver screen, we pass our verdicts on Sean Connery in The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen and Jonathan Breck as the eponymous Creeper in Jeepers Creepers 2.
    Live, Starsailor return for a low-key show at London's ULU, while the Kerrang! Day Of Rock showcases the talents of Sikth, Crackout, Winnebago Deal, Biffy Clyro and . . . The Darkness!
    On CD; singer-songwriter Emma Holland, former Add N To (X)'er Ann Shenton as Large Number, the cream of indie in the form of The Thrills, Bell X1, The Coral and The Rain Band, punktastic covers from Me First And The Gimme Gimmes and metal madness from Spineshank and Coal Chamber.
    On DVD the West Chester mob return in CKY Trilogy Round One, and in print we have Dan Brown's best-selling The Da Vinci Code, Married To A Rock Star from Ted's wife Shemane Nugent and comic strip Lara in Tomb Raider: Pieces Of Zero.
    Lastly, we've got a pile of fully-signed promo CDs to give away in our brand new Murderdolls competition. Till next time . . .

The only one who could ever reach me
Was the son of a preacher man

updated 25.7.2003

Live and loud: Kings Of Leon drive out the devil in London while The Polyphonic Spree hold service in Liverpool.
    On CD . . . well, it's those Kings Of Leon boys again with their Youth & Young Manhood debut; plus The Darkness request Permission To Land, Audio Bullys fight an Ego War and Grandaddy offer up the stunning Sumday.
    In print, Mark Billingham's Lazybones fights it out with J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix, while on the big screen Ang Lee breathes new life into the Hulk.
    Finally, it's a welcome return for long-time counterculture favourites the Murderdolls, as we bring you a brand new interview with vocalist Wednesday 13.

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