BLACK SABBATH Bassist Hard At Work On New Solo Album

Vocalist Clark Brown is currently in the studio with BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler recording the follow-up to Butler's 1997 solo release, "Black Science" (issued under the GEEZER banner), tentatively titled "Ohmwork". A 2005 release is expected. In the meantime, Clark can be heard on several new tracks from his metal/hardcore band SYMATIC, based out ...

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DREAM THEATER Drummer To Perform With OVERKILL

DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy will be playing a set with classic East Coast thrashers OVERKILL this Friday, October 29 for Eddie Trunk's annual Halloween party. The event will take place at The Hard Rock Café, located at 57th St between Broadway and 7th Ave. in New York City. Doors open at 9:30. OVERKILL will ...

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KISS 'Headline Act' To Air On VH1 CLASSIC This Friday

VH1 Classic "Headline Act" presents KISS premiering on Friday, October 29 at 6:00 p.m. The half-hour block features an interview with KISS frontmen Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley from the VH1 Classic studio as well as classic KISS videos from their history-making career. Simmons and Stanley also discuss the goals the band had when they ...

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JON OLIVA'S PAIN: First Tour Dates Announced

JON OLIVA'S PAIN, the new band led by SAVATAGE mastermind Jon Oliva, have announced the first dates of their 2004/2005 world tour in support of Oliva's solo debut, entitled "'Tage Mahal". The first show will take place in the group's hometown of Tampa, FL and will be followed by three dates in Greece. The band ...

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MUDVAYNE Name New Album

MUDVAYNE have set "Lost and Found" as the title of their new album, tentatively due in early 2005. The follow-up to 2002's gold-certified "The End of All Things to Come" was recorded at The Plant studio in Sausalito, California with producer Dave Fortman (former UGLY KID JOE guitarist), who has previously worked with SUPERJOINT RITUAL ...

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STAIND Involved In Legal Dispute Over Their Name

MTV.com reports: An Ohio musician has filed a petition in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office against STAIND, claiming that the band obtained legal use of the name STAIND through fraudulent practices. If Jon Stainbrook, who fronted a band called the STAIN, wins, Aaron Lewis' band could be forced to change its name. Stainbrook had ...

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GLENN HUGHES: U.K. Tour Cancelled

The previously announced GLENN HUGHES/CHAD SMITH U.K. tour in December has been cancelled, according to a posting at GHPG.net. "We will be rescheduling the dates for February 2005 — as Glenn Hughes solo shows, before we undertake a long Glenn Hughes European tour which will run until early April 2005," the posting continues. "Unfortunately, Chad ...

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VEHEMENCE Forced To Skip Toronto Show

Due to circumstances beyond their control, Arizona-based melodic death metallers VEHEMENCE were unable to play their previously announced Toronto show at Club Rockit on Wednesday, October 27. "Big disappointment for us, as this is our second Toronto show we were unable to play," the band said in a statement. "Last time our vocalist Nathan got ...

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INTERNAL BLEEDING: Guitarist CHRIS PERVELIS Rejoins The Fold

Long Island, NY-based death metallers INTERNAL BLEEDING have been rejoined by founding guitarist Chris Pervelis following the exit of Frank Buffalino. Commented lead singer Jerry Lowe: "As most people know Chris left the band physically last may. On every other level Chris has been there for us, so it seems only right that he rejoins ...

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