HADES Drummer Undergoes Operation To Remove Cancerous Tumor

HADES drummer Ron Lipnicki underwent a 10-hour operation Thursday (June 12) to remove a cancerous tumor. According to HADES guitarist Dan Lorenzo, the doctors were very happy with how everything went during the operation, which followed three months of chemotherapy. "Last Sunday (June 8) Jimmy Schulman (former HADES bassist), myself and Ron jammed on old ...

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SUPERJOINT RITUAL To Film Two Videos In Late June

SUPERJOINT RITUAL, the New Orleans band fronted by PANTERA singer Philip Anselmo, will film videos for the songs "Dress Like A Target" and and "Waiting for The Turning Point" on Saturday, June 28 at The State Palace Theatre (1108 Canal Street) in downtown New Orleans. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and the shoot ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN Guitarist Says He Has Penned 15 New Songs

SYSTEM OF A DOWN guitarist Daron Malakian has penned more than fifteen new songs for the group's next album, but he has not yet shared them with his bandmates. "What I'm writing is more frantic yet more melodic than our other records," he told Rolling Stone. "There's more of an Eastern touch to these songs ...

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M3 To Support DEF LEPPARD In Europe?

M3, the new British group featuring Bernie Marsden (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Micky Moody (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Neil Murray (ex-WHITESNAKE, BLACK SABBATH), Tony Martin (vocals, ex-BLACK SABBATH), Jimmy Copley (drums, ex-PAUL RODGERS, GILLAN, BECK), and Mark Stanway (keyboards, ex-MAGNUM), are rumored to be under consideration for the opening slot on DEF LEPPARD's European tour later this summer. More ...

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METALLICA Producer Speaks Out On 'St. Anger'

METALLICA producer Bob Rock recently spoke to MTV.com about the production on the group's new album, "St. Anger". "I wanted to do something to shake up radio and the way everything else sounds," said Rock, who helped write the music and lyrics and played basslines on the album. "To me, this album sounds like four ...

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DIO Confirms GOLDY On Board For The Long Term

This week on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline", Ronnie James Dio confirmed that Craig Goldy will in fact replace Doug Aldrich as the current guitarist for touring, writing and recording for "Magica" Parts II and III, according to Electric Basement. Dio also suggested that he has a huge archive of clips from his career ...

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Despite SARS, OZZY Plays Toronto — But Stays In Ottawa

Ozzy Osbourne demonstrated solidarity with SARS-plagued Toronto by playing a show there on Wednesday (June 11), according to CFOX. But he also hedged his bets by staying up the road in the Canadian capital of Ottawa. Osbourne told The Toronto Sun, "I'd be a liar if I said I'm not afraid of SARS, but what ...

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