AUDIOSLAVE Collaborate With DMX!

AUDIOSLAVE, the new group featuring ex-SOUNDGARDEN frontman Chris Cornell and former RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE members Tim Commerford (bass), Brad Wilk (drums), and Tom Morello (guitar), have written and recorded a pair of songs with rapper DMX, according to Billboard.com. One of the two collaborations with DMX is a pairing of the rapper and all ...

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GORGUTS Issue Statement Regarding Drummer's Passing

GORGUTS mainman Luc Lemay has issued an official statement regarding the untimely passing of drummer Steve MacDonald, who hung himself last week after battling depression for the past few years. It is as follows: "It's with great sadness that I write these words for you, Steve, my acolyte, my accomplice, my friend. Your talent hit ...

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Former STABBING WESTWARD Drummer To Tour With PRICK

Former STABBING WESTWARD drummer Andy Kubiszewski will be sitting behind the kit on some of the tour dates on the upcoming PRICK tour. Kubiszewski is no stranger to the PRICK camp, having previously recorded the drum tracks for the group's debut CD. The band have since issued a follow-up album, "The Wreckard", featuring drummer/soundshaper Garret ...

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TANK Announce Titles For Next Two Full-Length Albums

TANK's next studio album will be titled "Sturmpanzer", and the album after that is to be called "Retribution", according to a recent interview with mainman Algy Ward published in Japan's Burrn! magazine. TANK have just issued their first studio album in four years, "Still At War", through Zoom Club Records. A European tour is tentatively ...

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KARI RUESLÅTTEN To Release New Single

Former THE 3RD AND THE MORTAL "goddess of beauty" Kari Rueslåtten, presently known simply as Kari, will issue the first single from her "Pilot" album — a remixed version of the track "Calling You" — just before Christmas. Kari recently explained how the remix came about: "I met Martin Eden when I was living in ...

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RUNEMAGICK Prepare To Record New CD

Swedish "dark death metal" act RUNEMAGICK have started writing material for their next full-length effort, tentatively titled "Darkness Death Doom", which they hope to begin recording in mid-November at Gothenburg's Los Angered Recording studios. Additional tracking and the final mixing sessions will be done at the band's own Magick Sound Studio for a tentative spring ...

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Ex-CRIMSON GLORY Guitarist Readies New Solo Release

Former CRIMSON GLORY guitarist Ben Jackson recently returned from Ohio, where he once again teamed up with longtime friend, guitarist John Bajas, to compose a new tune for Ben's upcoming solo CD, tentatively due in early 2003. John wrote "Whistle In The Wind", which appeared on Ben's latest release, "Here I Come". ...

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MURDERDOLLS To Embark On UK Tour In December

MURDERDOLLS will be embarking on a headlining tour of the UK in December. Confirmed dates are as follows: Dec. 07 – London, UK @ Mean Fiddler Dec. 08 – Norwich, UK @ Waterfront Dec. 09 – Nottingham, UK @ Rock City Dec. 10 – Liverpool, UK @ University Dec. 11 – Newcastle, UK @ University ...

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Guitar Heroes Line Up To Pay Tribute To Ailing Axeman

Swedish guitarist Tommy Denander has written a special song called "Jason" for inclusion on the second tribute album for former David Lee Roth axeman Jason Becker, who is suffering from ALS (Lou Gehrigs). As an added bonus, Denander has invited a very impressive list of friends to jam on the track, which will be featured ...

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IRON FIRE To Support MOTÖRHEAD In Copenhagen

Danish power metallers IRON FIRE will be supporting MOTÖRHEAD at Amager Bio in Copenhagen on November 26. The band, who issued two full-length albums through the Sanctuary/Noise label, recently completed work on an album-length CD/demo, which they're currently using to procure a new record deal. ...

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