March 2009 - Blabbermouth Archive

Ex-KORN Guitarist Taps SCOTT VON HELDT For Touring Band

Scott Von Heldt (HEALER, KURAI) has been chosen to play guitar in ex-KORN guitarist Brian "Head" Welch's new band. Commented Scott: "I want to thank you ALL for your prayers and support over the years and this will surely be a huge step in spreading a spiritual vibe with metal music!" Welch's touring band will ...

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SLASH Jam With Kids At Belvedere Middle School; Video Available

Former GUNS N' ROSES and current VELVET REVOLVER guitarist Slash made a surprise appearance at East Los Angeles' Belvedere Middle School on March 25 to support the national music education organization Little Kids Rock. Slash visited the program's music room, treating 30 lucky students to a question-and-answer session and jamming with them on guitar to ...

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AHAB: New Album Title Revealed

AHAB, the German funeral doom metal band featuring MIDNATTSOL guitarist Daniel Droste on guitar/vocals and ex-MIDNATTSOL guitarist Christian Hector, has set "The Divinity Of Oceans" as the title of its sophomore album, due late July via Napalm Records. The follow-up to 2006's "The Call of the Wretched Sea" contains seven songs and is based on ...

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BRET MICHAELS: Hagerstown Concert To Go Ahead

According to BaltimoreSun.com, Bret Michaels' management agency told The Herald-Mail newspaper that the POISON singer plans to perform Wednesday (April 1) at Hager Hall in Hagerstown, Maryland after canceling or postponing weekend dates in Chicago; Richmond, Va.; and Knoxville, Tenn., due to laryngitis. Bret Michaels' autobiography, "Roses & Thorns: The Reality of My Rock & ...

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THE LAST RESORT Signs With I SCREAM RECORDS

U.K.'s THE LAST RESORT has signed a deal with I Scream Records for the release of the band's long-overdue and highly anticipated new studio album, "You'll Never Take Us". The LP is scheduled for release on May 8 in Europe and June 23 in the U.S. THE LAST RESORT will perform at all relevant European ...

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NIGHTWISH Receives Platinum And Gold In Switzerland

"Dark Passion Play", the latest studio album from Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH, has been certified platinum in Switzerland for sales in excess of 30,000 copies. Meanwhile, the band's "End Of An Era" DVD has achieved gold status in the country by shifting more than 3,000 units. The NIGHTWISH bandmembers were presented with the awards prior ...

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GOJIRA To Guest On TotalRock Tomorrow

Guitarist/vocalist Joe Duplantier of French metallers GOJIRA will be interviewed by TP of TotalRock on Tuesday, March 31 between 12:00 p.m. (noon) and 3:00 p.m. U.K. time. You can listen to the program live via the Internet at www.totalrock.com. Universal Music Publishing has released a 135-page tablature book for GOJIRA's latest album, "The ...

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