VEHEMENCE Part Ways With Keyboardist

VEHEMENCE, the self-styled "chaotic melodic death metal" band from Phoenix, Arizona, have parted ways with keyboardist Jason Keesecker. There are no plans for a replacement, although a session pianist will be used for the upcoming album. According to the band, "the recording of the new CD, 'Helping The World To See', is going very smoothly, ...

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INTO ETERNITY To Release New Album In February

Canada's INTO ETERNITY have set a February 10, 2004 release date through Century Media Records for their third album entitled "Buried In Oblivion". As was the case with their previous two albums, "Buried In Oblivion" was recorded in the group's hometown of Regina at Touchwood Studios with Scott Krall (bass), Grant Hall and Johnny "Sixpack" ...

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BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION Debut To Surface In December

BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION, the new band featuring MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx, L.A. GUNS guitarist Tracii Guns, vocalist London LeGrand, and drummer Scot Coogan (ex-PAUL GILBERT, ONI LOGAN/ROWAN ROBERTSON, SINÉAD O'CONNOR), have set December 25 as the Japanese release date through Universal Records for their debut album, "Here Come The Brides". The CD, which features ...

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POWERMAN 5000: Is The End Near?

POWERMAN 5000 are strongly rumored to have been dropped by Dreamworks Records as a result of the disappointing sales performance of the band's last outing, "Transform". "Transform", which debuted at No. 27 on The Billboard 200 album chart in late May, has shifted 148,561 copies in the U.S. so far, according to Nielsen SoundScan — ...

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AEROSMITH's STEVEN TYLER Lends A Sober Hand

AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler told the Hollywood Reporter he "cherishes" getting late-night phone calls from musicians on the verge of doing drugs, because it beats the alternative. "In the old days, (the calls were) 'Hey Steven, Joe died'," he said. Tyler is part of the Musicians Assistance Program, a network of sober musicians who help ...

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BODY COUNT Name New Album

BODY COUNT, the rock group led by rapper and actor Ice-T, have set "Murder For Hire" as the title for their first album in seven years, tentatively due in early 2004. The band, whose previous drummer Beatmaster V died of leukemia and bassist Mooseman was killed in a drive-by shooting in South Central Los Angeles, ...

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Emergency Transmissions From GREAT WHITE Concert Fire Released

Emergency transmissions from February's deadly nightclub fire in Rhode Island during a GREAT WHITE concert have been released by State Attorney General Patrick Lynch after a judge ordered them to be made public, according to the Associated Press. The three-and-a-half hours worth of recordings include conversations between police, firefighters and other emergency workers. Rescuers found ...

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POISON's BRET MICHAELS Explains VINCE NEIL Shoving Incident

In a brand-new interview published in the January 2004 issue of Metal Edge magazine, POISON frontman Bret Michaels commented on the scuffle that occurred on one of the last dates of the band's summer tour involving MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil, one of the supporting acts on the bill. Michaels was very reluctant to divulge ...

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