SLIPKNOT Guitarist Discusses Missing Member

SLIPKNOT guitarist James Root, a.k.a. #4, has spoken to Launch Radio Networks about touring Europe without programmer Craig Jones #133, also known as #5, who was forced to leave the trek over the weekend and head home for emergency dental surgery. Asked to explain what afflicted Jones, Root said, "I honestly don't know. He was ...

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DAMAGEPLAN Guitarist To Launch Clothing Line

DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist Dimebag Darrell has joined forces with Dirtbag Clothing to launch his own clothing line, dubbed Dimebag Hardware. A web site is currently under construction at DimebagHardware.com. For dealer and direct sales inquiries, contact Dirtbag Clothing Inc. via phone at 1-877-DIRTBAG or via e-mail at [email protected] (Thanks: www.VINNIEandDIME.com) ...

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MTV2 To Air 'Headbanger's Ball' Tour Special In November

On Saturday, November 6, MTV2 will air a special tour edition of "Headbanger's Ball" featuring appearances by all the bands on this fall's "Headbanger's Ball" tour. CRADLE OF FILTH will headline the run, with ARCH ENEMY and BLEEDING THROUGH as special guests, and HIMSA kicking off the evening. The tour kicks off on November 4 ...

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REIGN OF EREBUS Split With BLACKEND RECORDS

England's extreme black metal band REIGN OF EREBUS have terminated their contract with Blackend Records/PHD. After mounting tension and frustration towards the company, the band chose to exercise their right to request to be released from the label's roster, according to a press release. REIGN OF EREBUS are now in the midst of writing and ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Singer To Attend 'Dance To The Music' Benefit

QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate is among the celebrities scheduled to appear at the "Dance to the Music" benefit supporting elementary-level music instruction in the Seattle Public Schools on Thursday (Sept. 30) at the Armory on South Lake Union in Seattle, WA. Other celebs expected to appear at the event include, among others, fellow rocker Chris ...

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12 STONES Added To MEGADETH Tour

Christian hard rockers 12 STONES have been added to select dates on MEGADETH's "Blackmail The Universe Tour", which is scheduled to kick off on October 23 in Reno, NV. 12 STONES will reportedly be doing part of the trek while the rest of the tour will feature previously announced openers EARSHOT. It is not presently ...

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MYSTIC PROPHECY Complete 'Burning Bridges' Video

MYSTIC PROPHECY, the melodic power metal band consisting of VALLEY'S EVE vocalist Roberto Dimitri Liapakis, ex-STORMWITCH bassist Martin Albrecht, RAISE HELL drummer Dennis Ekdahl, and FIREWIND/ex-DREAM EVIL guitarist Gus G., have finished filming a video for the track "Burning Bridges" with director Ioannis Nikolaidis (TORI AMOS). "Burning Bridges" comes off the group's third album, "Never-Ending", ...

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VELVET REVOLVER: Management Shake-Up Leads To Split In Group's Ranks

The VELVET REVOLVER band appears to have been split into two camps following the group's decision to fire their management team, Immortal Entertainment, on Sept. 17. VELVET REVOLVER guitarist Slash will be managed by HK Management (Howard Kaufman) while the rest of the band is going with Irvin Azoff (VAN HALEN, CHRISTINA AGUILERA), informed sources ...

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KID ROCK Pulls Out Of Charity Concert

In Touch magazine reports that KID ROCK pulled out of a charity event thrown by Chris Chelios of the Detroit Red Wings at the House of Blues in Chicago recently, even though hundreds of fans shelled out $80 to see him perform. Rock told fans coming into the venue that he was "getting out of ...

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