BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION Find New Bassist

BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION have acquired a new bassist as a replacement for departed MÖTLEY CRÜE four-stringer Nikki Sixx. "He has black hair and tattoos (DUH!!) and is 100 percent BRIDES-approved including [by] Nikki," guitarist Tracii Guns writes in an online posting. "This year we are starting rehearsal January 3 and recording starts February 1," Tracii ...

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NORTHER To Release New EP In April

Finland's NORTHER have set an April 19 tentative release date for their new EP, "Solution 7". The CD will contain five songs, including an as-yet-undisclosed re-recording of an old song. Recording sessions for the disc began on December 24 at Astia Studios in Lappeenranta, Finland. NORTHER's third full-length album, "Death Unlimited", was released last year ...

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TOMMY LEE Says MÖTLEY CRÜE Reunion Tour Is 'Really Rushed'

The four members of MÖTLEY CRÜE were recently interviewed by Metal Edge magazine for a cover story about their upcoming reunion tour. Several excerpts from drummer Tommy Lee's portion of the interview follow: Metal Edge: Over the years, you were always the most vocal about not going back to MÖTLEY CRÜE. Why go back now? ...

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Former METALLICA Bassist Comments On Upcoming VH1 Special

Former METALLICA bassist Ron McGovney has revealed more information about the upcomingVH1 METALLICA special called "When Metallica Ruled The World", which is scheduled to air later in the year. In a posting to the METALLICA message board, McGovney wrote, "I haven't been on the boards for a while, so someone may have already mentioned that ...

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ISIS Confirmed For Norway's QUART Festival

According to HeavyMetal.no, indie-metal behemoths ISIS have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Quart festival, set to be held July 5-9 in Kristiansand, Norway. Other groups scheduled to appear at the festival include FOO FIGHTERS, GREEN DAY, MADDER MORTEM and MANES. ISIS are currently touring in support of their third full-length ...

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KORN Contribute $20,000 To Tsunami Relief Fund

According to USA Today, KORN have contributed $20,000 to the disaster relief fund for the tsunami victims in Asia. In other news, KORN frontman Jonathan Davis reportedly told Hard 'N' Heavy magazine that a new song the band have written for their upcoming studio album contains a very long instrumental section, with Davis apparently comparing ...

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