Former HELLOWEEN Drummer Receives Clean Bill Of Health

Former HELLOWEEN/METALIUM drummer Mark Cross has received a clean bill of health from his doctor a year after he was forced to bow out of HELLOWEEN as a result of being struck by the malicious (EBV) Epstein-Barr virus (also known as mononucleosis). According to a post on Cross' web site, Mark's physician has confirmed that ...

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MAYHEM: Prepare For An Attack Like No Other!

Norwegian black metallers MAYHEM have vowed to go make their next studio effort, "Chimera", "much more back to basics and much more brutal" than 2000's "Grand Declaration of War", according to post on the band's web site. The group have also confirmed that they have have re-signed with Season Of Mist Records for the release ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Deemed Not Worthy In Bid For Hometown Honor

Ozzy Osbourne will not be getting the Freedom of Birmingham, it was revealed today, according to icBirmingham.co.uk. The campaign to give the former BLACK SABBATH singer the U.K. city's greatest honor has been effectively torpedoed by Liberal Democrat councillors who warned they would vote against any attempt to nominate him. "Frankly I don't ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE Bassist NIKKI SIXX Sues VANS, THRASHER Magazine

MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx has sued a skateboarding magazine and the Vans shoe company for allegedly using his image in an ad without his permission, according to the Associated Press. Sixx, whose real name is Franklin C. Feranna, said in the lawsuit filed Tuesday (September 30) that the defendants used photographs of him with ...

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MESHUGGAH To Release New Music In The Spring

Swedish experimental extreme metal band MESHUGGAH will issue a new EP in the spring through Fractured Transmitter Records, the label formed by MUSHROOMHEAD vocalist Jason Mann. The one-song disc will reportedly clock in at over 20 minutes and will "bring the world of extreme music to its knees," according to a posting on the record ...

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DISINTER Part Ways With Singer, Seek Replacement

Chicago-based black/death metallers DISINTER have announced the departure of their longtime frontman Zion. The singer, who will be leaving for California in December, will perform his last gig with the group on December 6 at Café Lura in Chicago. DISINTER are currently seeking a replacement vocalist. "We are looking for someone within the metal community ...

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P.O.D.'s New CD To Include Video-Game Bonus

The first one million copies of P.O.D.'s next studio album, "Payable On Death", will come packaged with a second disc housing a Playstation 2 video-game, according to Billboard.com. The video-game will enable the fans to remix a newly recorded, non-album P.O.D. track. The bonus disc will contain a version of the Playstation 2 game Amplitude, ...

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