DEFTONES To Embark On Club Tour In May

DEFTONES will embark on a "guerilla-style" club tour in May to support their self-titled fourth album, due May 20 through Maverick Records. All shows will be announced the day before they're played, so the band can best serve those who need them most. "There's so many kinds of fans," guitarist Stephen Carpenter explained to Rolling ...

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PAPA ROACH Compete Seven Songs For Next CD

PAPA ROACH have reportedly taken out an advance out on their next record to get a second tour bus and outfit it with studio equipment to maximize downtime on the tour. The group have written seven songs so far for the follow-up to last year's "Lovehatetragedy", but a few of them still need vocal tracks. ...

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CLUTCH Ink Licensing Deal With MEGAFORCE

CLUTCH have inked a licensing deal with Megaforce Records for the release of their live album, "Live At The Googolplex". The North American version of the CD will include two additional tracks: "Rats" and "Prison Planet". A June release is expected. ...

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RACER X Songs 'Stolen'

RACER X webmaster Ken Hower has sent us the following message: "The band RACER X has just become aware of a guy named Luke John who is claiming as his own, 2 RACER X songs. The songs, 'Technical Difficulties' and '17th Moon' are on the 1999 CD 'Technical Difficulties'. "Luke John, at www.lukejohn.net, ...

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THE WILDHEARTS Bassist Back In Rehab

THE WILDHEARTS bassist Danny McCormack has dropped out of the band's forthcoming U.K. tour with AMEN to go into a rehabilitation center, according to Kerrang!. Frontman Ginger stresses the tour will still go ahead, with bass duties being handled by SILVERGINGER 5/CARDIACS bassist John Poole. "We are incredibly shocked and saddened by the revelation that ...

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PAPA WHEELIE Bassist Forms Metal Band

PAPA WHEELIE bassist Joe Ledesma (a.k.a. Joefus) has formed a new metal band called KRUCIBLE. The group — who are completed by Satawn (vocals), Jason Lonich (guitar), and Eric Berry (drums) — will be performing live at Bourbon Street Bar & Grill in Concord, California on Saturday, April 12. Tentative plans exist to record a ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN: German Dates Cancelled!

The final two German dates on YNGWIE MALMSTEEN's current European tour were apparently cancelled by the promoter without the Swedish guitarist's knowledge. The following is a statement on the matter as it appears on Yngwie's official web site, www.yngwie.org: "Imagine Yngwie's surprise when he and the band returned to Germany after a great ...

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AGENT STEEL Complete Work On 'Order Of The Illuminati'

AGENT STEEL have completed work on their new album, "Order Of The Illuminati". The follow-up to "Omega Conspiracy" is due in Japan in late May through King Records and in Europe in June via Italy's Scarlet Records. A July U.S. release through Artillery Music is tentatively planned. The complete track listing for the album is ...

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