VELVET REVOLVER Guitarist Ties The Knot

Congratulations are in order for VELVET REVOLVER guitarist David Kushner, who married his girlfriend Christine on Saturday, December 6 in California. Kushner's bandmate Slash (formerly of GUNS N' ROSES) reportedly missed the ceremony because his son London's babysitter showed up too late. VELVET REVOLVER, who are rounded out by ex-STONE TEMPLE PILOTS vocalist Scott Weiland ...

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USURPER Split With Singer, Vow To Carry On

Chicago death/thrash lords USURPER have officially parted ways with vocalist General Diabolical Slaughter. However, the band, who have no intentions of breaking up, will still go ahead with their previously announced performance at the "Holidays Of Horror Six" Festival (with the help of a "special guest vocals) on December 26, according to a posting on ...

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SHARON OSBOURNE Talks About The RANDY RHOADS Sexual Encounter

Sharon Osbourne appeared on the "Howard Stern Show" on Friday (December 5) to discuss her family's upcoming book, "Ordinary People: Our Story", and the recent revelation that she cheated on Ozzy in 1980 with his then-guitarist Randy Rhoads. According to a synopsis of Friday's show (as reported by MarksFriggin.com), "Howard asked Sharon Osbourne about the ...

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FLOTSAM AND JETSAM Drummer Checks In With DVD Update

FLOTSAM AND JETSAM drummer Craig Nielsen has posted the following message on the band's web site: "Sorry for not posting in a while... Actually the DVD is still in the hands of the company who filmed it, Ultrafilms. They have said no less that 6 different dates it was to be delivered to the label. ...

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STRATOVARIUS Guitarist Checks In With Writing Update

STRATOVARIUS leader Timo Tolkki has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "I thought I cheer you guys up by giving you a small report from the place where I have been writing songs for about a month already. I have already 10 songs written and I can give you some titles ...

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HECATE ENTHRONED To Enter Studio In January

British black metallers HECATE ENTHRONED have set "Acts of God" as the title for their next album, tentatively due next spring. "We hope to enter The Academy Studios, Dewsbury around January, availability permitting, if so expect a release time of around Easter," bassist Dylan wrote on the band's web site. "After that we intend to ...

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Former NIRVANA Bassist Testifies At Senate Hearing

Washington's The Olympian is reporting that former NIRVANA bassist Krist Novoselic provided star power for last week's Senate hearing on replacing the primary. Clad in a sober business suit and sounding as serious as a banker, he testified on his plan for 11 legislative "superdistricts," an overhaul that would eliminate the need for legislative primaries. ...

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