ZAKK WYLDE To Begin Recording New BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Album

OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist Zakk Wylde will enter the studio on November 19 to begin recording the next BLACK LABEL SOCIETY album, tentatively due next spring through Spitfire Records. Wylde will spend approximately five weeks working on the follow-up to this year's "The Blessed Hellride", which has sold 126,960 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen ...

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DISTURBED Part Ways With Bassist

DISTURBED have parted ways with bassist Fuzz. According to a statement from the group's manager on their official web site, "the band has yet to start the process of finding a replacement. They are currently in the studio writing new material for their upcoming third record and the process is going very well. Projections for ...

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Former FEAR FACTORY Guitarist To Play BODY BAG Reunion Show

Former FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares has spent the past two weeks in Portland rehearsing with death metallers BODYBAG for their reunion gig, which is scheduled to take place tonight (Nov. 7) at Club DV8 in Portland, Oregon. "Things are going great," says drummer BODY BAG drummer Jimmy Littlefield. "Dino is a true pro and ...

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Police: Man Says Rifle Was Present For KID ROCK

Gordon Wilczynski of The Macomb Daily reports that a 43-year-old Michigan man was arrested in downtown Mount Clemens late Tuesday when police searched his car and found an assault rifle in his trunk, which he said he planned on giving to Kid Rock. Kid Rock, who is from Romeo and also known at Bob Ritchie, ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE In Talks To Play SWEDEN ROCK Festival?

MÖTLEY CRÜE are strongly rumored to be in talks with the organizers of Sweden Rock festival about making an appearance at next year's event, set to be held June 10-12, 2004 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The first few confirmations for the festival will be announced at the Sweden Rock 2004 kick-off party at Draken in Stockholm ...

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KORN: Limited-Edition CD To Include Bonus DVD

Limited editions of KORN's forthcoming album, "Take a Look in the Mirror", will be bundled with a bonus DVD, featuring 30 minutes of content such as "Korn Kut Up" (a mix of the group's music videos), an alternate video for "Right Now" directed by Nathan Cox, a live version of "Here To Stay" and a ...

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ENTOMBED Explain Canadian Cancellations

Sweden's ENTOMBED have released more information regarding the cancellation of the group's shows in Toronto and Montreal earlier this week. The following is taken from the band's tour diary, as posted on their official web site (www.entombed.org): "[Drummer] Peter [Stjärnvind] woke up [Tuesday] morning and could hardly speak.. He had a lot of pain in ...

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Former SOULFLY Bassist Officially Joins ABLOOM

Jon "Tumor" Fahnestock (ex-SNOT, AMEN, LO-PRO) has officially turned over the bassist position in ABLOOM to Marcello D. Rapp (ex-SOULFLY). "The decision had to be made recently with the departure of the SOULFLY lineup [from mainman Max Cavalera]," Fahnestock writes on his web site. "ABLOOM needed a bass player to be there for them in ...

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PARADISE LOST: London Concert To Go Ahead

Despite previous reports to the contrary, PARADISE LOST's show at the Astoria in London on November 18 will go ahead, albeit without one of the previously announced support acts. According to the group's manager, Andy Farrow of Northern Music, "AMORPHIS are not on the bill anymore as they couldn't afford to do the gig, [but] ...

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