CHRIS POLAND Settles Lawsuit Against DAVE MUSTAINE

Former MEGADETH guitarist Chris Poland and/or his management and attorney filed a lawsuit against MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine several months ago regarding the use of the three "Rust In Peace" demos on the album's recent reissue without Chris' permission. According to MEGADETH's webmaster, Mustaine included the demos because he thought Chris would be "thankful for ...

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TED NUGENT Plays Sold-Out Benefit Concert

Ted Nugent jammed before a sold out crowd in Crawford, Texas Saturday night (Jan. 15), according to NBC 6 KCEN-TV. The benefit concert helped raise money to send Crawford's high school band to Washington for President Bush's inaugural parade. They're the only Texas high school band invited to play. Nugent says helping the kids achieve ...

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BYZANTINE: New Album To Have 'More Varied Atmosphere'

West Virginia-based "tech-metal" band BYZANTINE have posted the following update on the songwriting sessions for their sophomore album, "...And They Shall Take Up Serpents", tentatively due in May via Prosthetic Records: "We are about halfway through our month-long rehearsals for the upcoming album. Things are going really well. We have about seven of the 10 ...

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