40 GRIT Split With Bassist, Seek Replacement

Bassist Kevin Young has announced his decision to leave 40 GRIT effective immediately. "The fire is no longer within me," Young said in an official statement. "I am totally proud of 40 GRIT and what we've done, and I will without a doubt give you all my total support." The San Francisco Bay Area band, ...

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Former HOLE Frontwoman Lands 'Fantasy Violinist'

Former HOLE frontwoman Courtney Love has recruited "fantasy violinist" Emilie Autumn, a ravishing, classically trained musician, for her new solo band, which is scheduled to make its live debut this summer. Last month, Love placed a classified ad in the Village Voice, seeking a guitarist and drummer for a new project, with the requirement that ...

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GOD FORBID Cover GUNS N' ROSES For Upcoming Tribute CD

New Jersey's GOD FORBID have just finished recording a blistering rendition of the GUNS N' ROSES classic "Out Ta Get Me" with producer Chris Pearce. The track will be included on the upcoming tribute disc through Law of Inertia Records that features some of today's best metal/hardcore acts including DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, UNEARTH, EVERYTIME I ...

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METALIUM Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Germany's METALIUM are the latest band to have been officially confirmed for this year's installment of Wacken Open Air festival. The event, which is scheduled to take place Jul. 31-Aug. 2, 2003 in Wacken, Germany, will include performances from the following artists (in alphabetical order): ANCIENT RITES ANNIHILATOR ASSASSIN CIRCLE II CIRCLE DARK AGE DARKANE ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, LYNCH MOB To Tour Together In The Fall

YNGWIE MALMSTEEN and LYNCH MOB are reportedly in talks about possibly touring together in the fall. Although no contracts have yet been signed, it is understood that LYNCH MOB would be opening for MALMSTEEN, and local acts from each city would also be added to the bill. A tentative Sept. 6 date at Jaxx in ...

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