QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE Part Ways With Bassist NICK OLIVERI

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE have officially parted ways with bassist Nick Oliveri. According to MTV.com, Oliveri has unexpectedly left the band, breaking off a musical relationship with frontman Josh Homme that goes back to their days playing together in KYUSS in the early '90s. "A number of incidents occurring over the last 18 months ...

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STRATOVARIUS Fans Give New Singer Shit (Literally!)

STRATOVARIUS mainman Timo Tolkki has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "The STRATOVARIUS forum has been closed because 2 individuals sent an email to the Finnish police and claimed that STRATOVARIUS supports Nazis. This claim is outright ridiculous and deserves that I tell these 2 idiots: FUCK OFF!!! "The forum was ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Hit Out At Bootleggers

JUDAS PRIEST have posted the following message on their official web site: "It has come to our attention that yet again someone is trying to sell non-official JUDAS PRIEST product and making out it is official. Someone who calls themself 'Zoom439' is trying to sell on Ebay an album entitled 'The Complete Remastered Bonus Tracks' ...

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RAUNCHY: 'Watch Out' Video Posted Online

RAUNCHY's video for the track "Watch Out" has been posted online at this location (Real Media). The clip was helmed by Danish director Anders Morgenthaler (KASHMIR, JUNIOR SENIOR, THE BREAKERS, SUPERHEROES) and is "100% animated," according to the band. "Watch Out" comes off the group's sophomore album, "Confusion Bay", which was released in ...

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DIMMU BORGIR For OZZFEST 2004?

Norwegian symphonic black metallers DIMMU BORGIR are "90% confirmed" for the main stage at Ozzfest 2004, an informed source has told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. As previously reported, JUDAS PRIEST and SLAYER are also said to be in talks to play the main stage at the annual traveling festival, which will once again be headlined by OZZY OSBOURNE. ...

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DEVOLVED To 'Set New Standards' With Forthcoming CD

Australia's tech-metal masters DEVOLVED are currently in the studio recording the follow-up to 2002's "Technologies". The album will contain 13 songs, two of which will be bonus tracks available on different formats of the CD worldwide. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Biotics", "Vex" and "Hybrid". Commented drummer John Sankey: "The new DEVOLVED ...

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MORTAL SIN Reform!

Legendary Australian metal band MORTAL SIN are back! The 2004 lineup features original members Mat Maurer on vocals, Wayne Campbell on drums, and Andy Eftichiou on bass, alongside ex-ADDICTIVE guitarists Joe Buttigieg and Mick Sultana. The band will play their first gig in many years on March 5 at the Annandale Hotel in Sydney, with ...

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