DAVE GROHL Lays Down Drums For New KILLING JOKE Album

FOO FIGHTERS frontman/ex-NIRVANA drummer Dave Grohl has laid down the drum tracks for the new KILLING JOKE album, tentatively titled "Axis of Evil", according to Billboard. The project, which will be out in June on Sony worldwide, was produced by GANG OF FOUR's Andy Gill and is the veteran U.K. rock act's first since 1996's ...

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RIOT Guitarist And Ex-Vocalist Join Forces In FAITH AND FIRE

RIOT guitarist Mike Flyntz and ex-RIOT frontman Tony Moore have joined forces in a new band called FAITH AND FIRE. The band, who are completed by bassist Danny Miranda (BLUE OYSTER CULT) and drummer John Miceli (RAINBOW, MEAT LOAF), have just begun recording final tracks at Paul Orofino's Millbrook Studios for a 13-song CD slated ...

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H2O Part Ways With MCA RECORDS

H2O have officially parted ways with MCA Records following the release of their fourth full-length album, "Go". "We decided to go our separate ways a few months ago and we would like to thank all the staff at MCA for all the did for us and to wish them the best," bassist Adam Blake wrote ...

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THE SKOL TRIO: Live Dates Announced

THE SKOL TRIO, the band led by former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE axeman Alex Skolnick, have lined up the following appearances during May/June: May 29 - LaGrange, KY @ Twice-Told Cafe May 30 - Milwaukee, WI @ Vnuk's May 31 - Chicago, IL @ Gunther Murphy's Jun. 01 - Detroit, MI @ Motor City Guitar Jun. 03 - ...

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SPINESHANK Drummer: New Album Is Our Best-Sounding Release To Date

SPINESHANK have completed work on their third full-length album, "Self Destructive Pattern", for a June 24 release through Roadrunner Records. "We finished mixing early last week and it sounds amazing," drummer Tommy Decker wrote in an online posting. "Jay Baumgardner ending up doing the final mixes. He co-produced 'Strictly Diesel' with Amir Derakh, and he ...

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DEFTONES To Embark On Club Tour In May

DEFTONES will embark on a "guerilla-style" club tour in May to support their self-titled fourth album, due May 20 through Maverick Records. All shows will be announced the day before they're played, so the band can best serve those who need them most. "There's so many kinds of fans," guitarist Stephen Carpenter explained to Rolling ...

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PAPA ROACH Compete Seven Songs For Next CD

PAPA ROACH have reportedly taken out an advance out on their next record to get a second tour bus and outfit it with studio equipment to maximize downtime on the tour. The group have written seven songs so far for the follow-up to last year's "Lovehatetragedy", but a few of them still need vocal tracks. ...

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CLUTCH Ink Licensing Deal With MEGAFORCE

CLUTCH have inked a licensing deal with Megaforce Records for the release of their live album, "Live At The Googolplex". The North American version of the CD will include two additional tracks: "Rats" and "Prison Planet". A June release is expected. ...

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