January 2005 - Blabbermouth Archive

FU MANCHU Bassist Auctioning Drum Kit

FU MANCHU bassist Brad Davis is selling a drum kit on eBay. "It's the black and white Ludwig Vistalite drum kit we used in the 'Squash That Fly' video," Davis writes on the group's web site. The auction ends February 4 at 18:58:10 PST. More details about the kit, including photos, can be found on ...

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HATEFRAME Sign With RISING REALM RECORDS

HATEFRAME, the new Finnish thrash metal band featuring drummer Tonmi Lillman (ex-TO/DIE/FOR, SINERGY), guitarist Joonas Koto (MALPRACTICE, ex-TO/DIE/FOR) and bassist Make Kanki (ex-TO/DIE/FOR), have inked a deal with Rising Realm Records. The group's full-length debut, "Sign of Demise", will be issued in the spring/summer. The group, whose sound is being described as "old-school thrash" in ...

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Record Executive Who Launched OZZY OSBOURNE Dies At 73

The Associated Press is reporting that Donald Dempsey Sr., a recording industry executive who is credited with having helped launch OZZY OSBOURNE's solo career, died Thursday (Jan. 27). He was 73. Dempsey died at home of what was believed to be a stroke, said his son, Don Dempsey Jr. of New York. Dempsey Sr., a ...

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NINE INCH NAILS To Headline COACHELLA

NINE INCH NAILS and COLDPLAY will headline the sixth Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April 30-May 1 at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, California, according to Billboard.com. The fest will also feature reunion performances by pioneering rock acts GANG OF FOUR, THE COCTEAU TWINS and BAUHAUS, as well as the ...

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SLIPKNOT's CLOWN Talks About DIMEBAG's Death

SLIPKNOT percussionist Shawn Crahan (a.k.a. Clown) has admitted to Australia's Beat magazine that while the group may have good intentions with their non-conformist attitude, it is possible that some may take their message the wrong way. "I know my responsibility," he said. "I know what's happening to my friends out in rock 'n' roll. I ...

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MESHUGGAH Complete Work On 'Catch 33'

Swedish experimental extreme metallers MESHUGGAH have finished mixing and mastering their new album, "Catch 33", for an April 11 release via Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Nothing" is being described as one continuous 47-minute song divided into 13 parts and is said to be "musically the opposite" of the group's 2004 EP, "I". ...

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STATIC-X: West Coast Dates Announced

STATIC-X have lined up the following dates in March: Mar. 25 - Santa Ana, CA @ The Galaxy (w/ ASESINO) Mar. 26 - Hollywood, CA @ The Key Club As previously reported, STATIC-X entered the studio in Los Angeles in October with producer Ulrich Wild to begin recording their fourth full-length album. The band are ...

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