Club Where DIMEBAG Was Gunned Down To Reopen Next Month

Alrosa Villa, the Columbus, Ohio nightclub that was the site of the deadly shootings earlier this month which claimed the lives of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott and four others, will reportedly be reopening on January 14, 2005 with a benefit show for the victims' families. BOBAFLEX will be headlining the concert, with other bands ...

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GODSMACK's SULLY ERNA Gets A Drum Set For Christmas

Before singing lead vocals for GODSMACK, frontman Sully Erna used to be the drummer in a band called STRIP MIND, according to Launch Radio Networks. But Erna's relationship with the drums goes all the way back to his fourth Christmas. "I wanted a drum set, and my dad had been in a band his whole ...

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DIMEBAG's Murder: Conspiracy Theories Examined

The Etemenanki web site, which examines hidden history/reality of Earth, mythology, symbology, prophecies, ancient/esoteric traditions, Atlantis, Mars, secret societies, and grand conspiracies, has offered an interesting theory about the murder of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, with connection to John Lennon's murder, PINK FLOYD and "The Wizard of Oz". Check it out at

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Former WHITESNAKE Guitarist Completes Work On Solo Album

Former WHITESNAKE/current M3 guitarist Bernie Marsden has posted the following message on his official web site: "The new album is finished, the working title of 'Stacks' seems to have become the finished title. I'll explain: "I wanted to record some of the songs of people that really influenced me. Many of these recordings were on ...

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CRUCIFIED BARBARA To Support PAIN In Sweden

Swedish all-girl punk/metal/rock 'n' roll quartet CRUCIFIED BARBARA will be supporting PAIN on their upcoming Swedish tour in January/February. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jan. 27 – KB - Malmö Jan. 28 – Blue Moon Bar - Karlstad, SWE (no PAIN) Jan. 29 - Sticky Fingers – Gothenburg, SWE Feb. 04 – Klubben - Stockholm, ...

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WHITESNAKE Frontman Talks About European Tour, Upcoming DVD

The official WHITESNAKE web site has posted a brand new interview with the group's lead singer, David Coverdale. A couple of excerpts from the interview follow: Q: There was talk of a shoulder injury during the tour...What exactly happened? David Coverdale: "A couple of weeks into the tour...around my 53rd birthday...I was onstage in Copenhagen, ...

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LIFE OF AGONY Finish Tracking New Album

The recording sessions for LIFE OF AGONY's highly anticipated new album are complete. The group has been recording tracks since October in two studios in Hollywood, CA, with producer Greg Fidelman (SLIPKNOT, JET, AUDIOSLAVE). Drums were tracked at the legendary Sunset Sound recording studio (home to where several DOORS albums were made), while bass, guitars, ...

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EXMORTEM Complete Filming Of New Video

In a break from preparations for their January 2005 tour of the U.K. with BEHEMOTH, Danish death metallers EXMORTEM have completed the filming for a new promo video for the song "Bitter Disciplin", taken from the forthcoming "Nihilistic Contentment" album. Speaking straight after the shoot, guitarist Sigtyr was enthused by what the band had achieved ...

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