BUSH Frontman Loses Rhythm Section

BUSH frontman Gavin Rossdale is no longer working with guitarist Chris Traynor (HELMET, BUSH) and drummer Charlie Walker (CHAMBERLAIN, NEW END ORIGINAL) on his debut solo album, the singer has revealed in his latest online posting. The split with Traynor and Walker was "very unexpected," according to Rossdale. "It threw me for a couple of ...

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CORETEZ To Make Live Debut In November

CORETEZ, the new band featuring former ILL NINO members Roger Vasquez and Marc Rizzo (SOULFLY), will make their live debut on November 13 at The Downtown in Farmingdale, New York. Also performing on the bill will be BLOODSIMPLE (featuring VISION OF DISORDER members Tim Williams (vocals) and Mike Kennedy (guitar), along with ex-MEDICATION bassist Kyle ...

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STRATOVARIUS To Sign New Deal With SANCTUARY

Finnish daily newspaper Iltalehti (www.iltalehti.fi) reports that STRATOVARIUS will ink a brand-new three-album deal with Sanctuary Records (parent company of Noise Records) on Friday (October 31) in Germany. The deal, which is said to be worth three million euros (approx. $3.5 million), will reportedly be signed in elk's blood! In an interview with ...

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QUIET RIOT's BANALI Reaches Out To Ex-GREAT WHITE Drummer

Former QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali has posted the following message on the band's web site: "I've just heard the terrible news of [ex-GREAT WHITE drummer] Audie Desbrow's loss [of his home] due to the Southern California fires. I have no way of knowing how to reach him, but if you do, please provide me ...

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MACHINE HEAD Express 'Shock' And 'Disappointment' Over Album Review

MACHINE HEAD have posted the following statement on their official web site: "In what came as a complete shock to band members, U.K.-based teen nu-metal weekly, Kerrang!, have absolutely savaged MACHINE HEAD's new album, 'Through the Ashes of Empires'. Referring to it as 'a directionless mess of an album', that is chock full of 'widdlesome ...

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SCOTT WEILAND Busted For Driving Under The Influence

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS/VELVET REVOLVER frontman Scott Weiland was arrested on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs and misdemeanor hit-and-run following a traffic collision that occurred in Hollywood Monday morning, BLABBERMOUTH.NET can exclusively reveal. The singer, who turned 36 on Oct. 27, was driving alone near the corner of Melrose ...

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Ex-FAITH NO MORE Bassist BILLY GOULD: Why I Left BRUJERIA

Former FAITH NO MORE bassist Billy Gould recently spoke to Perfect Pitch Online about his decision to leave BRUJERIA, the extreme death metal project he had co-founded with ex-FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares. "I was involved from the beginning, and it's just a different band now," Gould explained when asked why he exited the group. ...

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DEATHSTARS Added To PARADISE LOST Tour

Sweden's DEATHSTARS have been added to the following dates on the PARADISE LOST European tour: Nov. 02 - Longhorn – Stuttgart, GER Nov. 03 - Abart – Zurich, SWI Nov. 05 - Vidia – Cesena, ITA Nov. 06 - New Age - Trevisio, ITA Nov. 08 - Espace – Marseille, FRA Nov. 09 - Havana ...

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