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  1. Here's some bg info, Wizard. They look interesting:



    LINE UP Mauricio Torres (vocals), Juan Partida (guitar), Ernesto Torres (guitar), Lorenzo Partida (bass), Javier Partida (drums)


    TRANSMETAL, centred upon the erstwhile TEMPLE DE ACERO sibling Partida triumvirate of guitarist Juan, bassist Lorenzo and drummer Javier, are amongst the very biggest of Mexican Rock acts. The studs n’ leather bedecked TRANSMETAL, founded during January of 1987, have stuck to their Thrash / Speed Metal stance over nearly twenty Spanish language albums.

    Upon their formation TRANSMETAL was fronted by vocalist Alberto Pimentel who featured on the 1988 debut ‘Muerto En La Cruz’, produced by DARK ANGEL’s Eric Meyer, and the follow up ‘Desear Un Funeral’. In 1990 Pimentel departed to found LEPROSSY. Alejandro Gonzales of ILLUSION would fill the vacancy before Juan Carlos Camaiena took the role of second guitarist. The band featured on the high profile ‘New Titans Over Mexico’ tour of 1991 sharing billing with SEPULTURA, SACRED REICH and NAPALM DEATH. In May of 1992 TRANSMETAL appeared as part of the ‘Mexican Mosh’ festival alongside SICK OF IT ALL, DEICIDE and NUCLEAR ASSAULT.

    1992 witnessed the departure of these latest two recruits and Alberto Pimental resumed activities with the band on a stand in basis. A successful Mexican tour during October found TRANSMETAL headlining over MORTUARY and INQUISIDOR. The band’s status would engender a further slot at the March 1993 ‘Mexican Mosh’ festival event, this time sharing honours with OVERKILL, KREATOR and MONSTROSITYamong others.

    The following year TRANSMETAL, together with fellow native acts ANGELS DE INFIERNO and RATA BLANCA, represented Mexico at the June 1994 ‘Monstruos De Rock’ gathering in Spain.

    Pimentel would opt out yet again to forge another version of LEPROSY (spelt with one ‘S’ on this ocassion) assembling a new band including RAMSES guitarist Julio Marquez and ex INQUISIDOR drummer Felipe Chacon...


  2. Do you have a favorite female musician? I mean serious rockers, not girl-group fluff!

    One I've always liked is Nancy Wilson of Heart.

    I drove Nancy to the airport once--very sweet lady, and she put up with my dumpy car. She's married to Cameron Crowe, the wunderkind RS reporter turned director.

    My fave lady rocker isnt a rocker, but she ROCKS - Ricky Lee Jones

  3. Diana Ross Convicted of DUI

    Feb 9, 2:07 PM (ET)


    (AP) Diana Ross, shown attending a WNBA playoff game, Aug. 20, 2000, in Indlewood, Calif., was...

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Diana Ross was convicted Monday of driving under the influence and ordered to spend two days in jail.

    The R&B diva, who telephoned into the city court hearing from New York, pleaded no contest to DUI. Two related charges were dropped.

    Tucson Magistrate T. Jay Cranshaw found Ross guilty of DUI and sentenced her to serve 48 hours in jail before March 9. She also was sentenced to a year of unsupervised probation.

    Ross, 59, originally was charged with driving under the influence, driving with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 percent or more and extreme DUI with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.15 percent or more.


    Tucson police arrested her Dec. 30, 2002, after a driver called to report a car traveling southbound in the northbound lanes just outside the city's northeast limits.

    Breath test results showed Ross had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.20 percent. Arizona's legal limit is 0.08.

  4.  The Fix

    Janet doesn't show, but she dominates Grammy talk anyway. Plus: Historic Beatles rerun tonight, and "Sex and the City" to hit the big screen?

    Feb. 9, 2004  |  It was a slow night for breast exposure, but a big night for discussing it. Janet Jackson, as you likely know by now, was disinvited by CBS from the Grammys and then reinvited -- on Saturday -- only on the condition that she apologize for her infamous Super Bowl "wardrobe malfunction." She declined.

    Justin Timberlake, meanwhile, took CBS up on its offer, winning two Grammys and issuing his requisite mea culpa: "I know it's been a rough week on everybody. What occurred was unintentional, completely regrettable, and I apologize if you guys are offended."

    What's more, the 5-minute-delay-aided censors at CBS apparently took pains to make sure that Christina Aguilerawould not be the next one to issue an apology for a televised mammary moment, pasting a graphic over her chest as she fussed with the low-cut dress she'd changed into to accept the award for best female vocal performance. (Though the dress was, of course, far less shocking than the buttoned-up suit the finger-emoting singer wore while she performed "Beautiful.")

    "I don't want to have the same thing happen that Janet had done ... if I can keep it together," said a gown-clutching Aguilera.

    The censors did, however, keep their mitts off Patti LaBelle's defiant mention of Janet Jackson during the introduction of a salute to Luther Vandross. (Likewise left intact were 50 Cent's rather frightening run for the stage after he failed to win the award for best new artist, Celine Dion's sound problems and Coldplay frontman Chris "Mr. Gwyneth Paltrow" Martin's dedication of his album of the year award to Johnny Cash and John Kerry, "who I hope will be your president someday.")

    But much of the boob talk happened before the show on the green (not red, thanks to Heineken's sponsorship) carpet and backstage.

    Grammy-winning producer Pharrell Williams blamed the media for the ruckus over Janet's bared boob: "You wouldn't have gotten half of those complaints if the news wouldn't keep it plastered on TV all day," he griped.

    Dave Matthews said, "I'm surprised that it's shocking that a boob might be seen somewhere outside 'National Geographic Explorer.' That was surprising, that such a big stink could be made over such a little [thing]."

    Christina Aguilera waxed philosophical: "What is too raunchy? Everybody has a different opinion of what is too much or too little. Music itself is an expression, so who are we to say what is too raunchy and what is not? Who are we to be the judge of that? It's a state of mind, and it's whatever you think it should be."

    Yoko Ono, who was occasionally photographed naked with her late husband, related: "We were attacked, too. I think it's just an interesting dialogue that is going to upset some people. I'm sure that [Jackson] is ready for it."

    T-shirt clad "Joan of Arcadia" star Amber Tamblyn did not relate, saying, "As you can see, that's not going to be my problem tonight."

    Jennifer Love Hewitt took pains not to relate: "I am so taped in I can barely breathe."

    Sean "Puffy/P. Diddy" Combs relates more than one might like: "I have three sons, and I'm very happy for them that they were able to see one of Janet Jackson's breasts in their lifetime -- I don't think they'll be scarred for life. I think there's bigger things going on than to try and lynch Janet Jackson; she doesn't hurt nobody. I just want to say to America that you should be happy with that because if I would've known about it -- if I would've known that she was going to steal the thunder -- then I would've whipped out something you'd still be explaining to your kids."

    Non-breast-related Grammys money quote:

    Richard Marx, who won the Grammy for Song of the Year for his collaboration with Luther Vandross, "Dance With My Father": "Rolling Stone voted me worst male singer of 1988, and now look at this." (The Hollywood Reporter)

    Morning Briefing:

    Fab Four-ever: Tonight, David Letterman, who of course tapes the "Late Show" in the Ed Sullivan Theater, will mark the 40th anniversary of the Beatles first appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show" by playing a clip of John, Paul, George and Ringo from that historic show. (N.Y. Daily News)

    Big-screen "Sex"? Word is that a movie version of "Sex and the City" is in the works and that "Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon will all be in it." (Page Six)

    -- Amy Reiter


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