OZZY OSBOURNE: JASON NEWSTED Will Play Bass On Upcoming Tour

OZZY OSBOURNE announced during last night's one-off gig at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada that former METALLICA and current VOIVOD bassist Jason Newsted would be joining the group as its new touring bassist. The Hard Rock concert marked the final performance with OSBOURNE of longtime member Robert Trujillo, who was selected to ...

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RAMMSTEIN: We Are Not Breaking Up!

Despite rumors to the contrary, German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN have no intention of breaking up. RAMMSTEIN keyboardist Christian "Flake" Lorenz recently posted a logbook entry to the "Fan Area" section on the official site addressing the recent rumors and assuring the fans that the band would carry on. Here is what he wrote: ...

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RIVER RED's Full-Length Debut To Feature Former GRUNTRUCK Members

Seattle's RIVER RED have commenced the recording process for their debut album with producer Chris Hanson (THE SERVANTS, TECHNOCRACY, VIO-LENCE, MACHINE HEAD). The self-titled effort is tentatively due in June. "All the drums are done, and half the guitars are done. We're heading down to San Francisco at the end of March so I can ...

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END OF GREEN To Release 'Last Night On Earth' In May

German "suicide rockers" END OF GREEN have completed work on their fourth full-length album, "Last Night On Earth". The follow-up to last year's "Songs For A Dying World" was produced and mixed by Marc Martin and Mitch Meister and is slated for a May 26 release through Silverdust Records. Commented the band in an official ...

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LEMMY, IAN ASTBURY, NICKE ANDERSSON Join MC5 At Comeback Show

THE CULT/THE DOORS frontman Ian Astbury last night (March 13) joined a reformed MC5 during a comeback show for the seminal Detroit garage rockers in London, according to NME.com. Astbury took to the stage in the legendary 100 Club for a show closing "Kick Out The Jams", the MC5's anthem and calling card. The MC5 ...

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CAGE: New Album Samples Posted Online

San Diego, California's CAGE have posted clips of three tracks from their forthcoming CD, "Darker Than Black", at this location. The group's third CD, "Darker Than Black" was produced at Silvercloud Studio by Richard Carr (HALFORD, BRUCE DICKINSON) and is slated for an April 22 European release through Massacre Records. The complete track ...

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SHADOWCAST Add Guitarist

Austria's SHADOWCAST, the project featuring AMORTIS keyboardist Clemens Mayr and ABIGOR/DARKWELL drummer Moritz Neuner, have announced the addition to the group's ranks of guitarist Simon Reinelt. SHADOWCAST's recently-completed sophomore album, "Near Life Experience", is due in early June through CCP/SPV Records. Upcoming SHADOWCAST tour dates: Apr. 06 – Wien, AUT @ Planet Music (w/ CRADLE ...

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GENITORTURERS Singer To Host 'Bike Week eXposed!'

GENITORTURERS frontwoman Gen has signed on as the host of "Bike Week eXposed!", a documentary about Daytona Beach, Florida's Bike Week!, which is considered by some to be the largest motorcycle extravaganza in the world. "Bike Week eXposed!" promises to "take you to the streets, the events, and the concerts that make Bike Week so ...

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