GUITAR WORLD Magazine To Pay Tribute To DIMEBAG DARRELL

According to the Washington Post, the staff of Guitar World magazine is currently working on its next issue, a tribute to "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, the former guitarist for the heavy metal band PANTERA who was shot and killed by a crazed fan in Ohio last month while playing with his new band, DAMAGEPLAN. "I was ...

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DARKEST HOUR: New Album To Be Produced By DEVIN TOWNSEND

DARKEST HOUR have posted the following update on their official web site: "We have some big news. First of all, the DARKEST HOUR DVD, 'Party Scars and Prison Bars, A Thrashography', is in the can and will be released February 22nd! Pre-order info as well as a downloadable (is that a word?) trailer will be ...

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FRAMESHIFT: New Studio Report Posted Online

Shawn Gordon, president of ProgRock Records, has posted a new studio report on the progress of the recording sessions for the new FRAMESHIFT album, the progressive rock project written and produced by Henning Pauly of CHAIN. As previously reported, former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach has been confirmed as a guest vocalist on the CD, ...

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KAMELOT: 'The Black Halo' Release Dates Confirmed

SPV Records has set a March 15 North American release date (one day earlier internationally except Japan, where it's due on Feb. 16) for the new KAMELOT album, "The Black Halo". The first release for Europe will be a limited-edition digipak with bonus material. As previously reported, KAMELOT were recently scheduled to head to Sweden ...

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NINE INCH NAILS: New Lineup Revealed

According to a posting at The NIN Hotline, NINE INCH NAILS mainman Trent Reznor has spoken to Kerrang! magazine about his new band, confirming that Jeordie White (a.k.a. Twiggy Ramirez, A PERFECT CIRCLE, ex-MARILYN MANSON) and Jerome Dillon (drums) are on board, along with "newcomer guitarists Ralph Dieter and Alessandro Cortini." The group's ...

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Rare 1970s AEROSMITH Photographs Being Auctioned

The Boston Globe is reporting that a former fashion photographer, Jeff Lipsitt, who shot pictures of Boston-area up-and-coming bands some 30 years ago is auctioning numerous boxes of early 1970s photographs, slides, and contact sheets of various groups, including AEROSMITH. Lipsitt has decided to put the pics up on eBay in a 10-day auction. The ...

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