DAVE ELLEFSON Speaks Out On Life After MEGADETH

Former MEGADETH bassist Dave Ellefson recently spoke to Guitar.com about his past accomplishments, his instruments of choice, and his decision to take a full-time day-gig in Artist Relations with Peavey. The following are some of the highlights from that interview: On MEGADETH's current status: "Well, Dave [Mustaine] essentially left the group last year (2002), so ...

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British Man Legally Changes Name To OZZY OSBOURNE

A British Ozzy Osbourne fan named Robert Jacques legally changed his name to that of his idol in order to thank the BLACK SABBATH frontman for "saving his life," according to London's Daily Star. After a motorcycle accident left the 35-year-old in a coma, his mom sat by his bedside with a boom box blaring ...

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SUFFOCATION, PYREXIA, SKINLESS Confirmed For MARYLAND DEATH FEST 2003

SUFFOCATION, PYREXIA, SKINLESS and ABORTED are among the acts confirmed for Maryland Death Fest 2003, a three-day death metal festival scheduled to take place May 23-25 at The Thunderdome in Baltimore, Maryland. The complete lineup for the event (in alphabetical order) is as follows: ABORTED (Belgium) ABUSE (Canada) ARTERY ERUPTION (California) BRODEQUIN (Tennessee) CINERARY (Illinois) ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Confirmed For OZZFEST 2003

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE have been officially confirmed as one of the second-stage acts at this year's edition of Ozzfest, BLABBERMOUTH.NET can exclusively reveal. As previously reported, artists believed to have secured spots on the main stage include KORN, MARILYN MANSON, and DISTURBED. The complete lineup for the eighth installment of the traveling hard rock tour will ...

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SUMMER SANITARIUM TOUR 2003: First Round Of Dates Announced!

METALLICA have released the first eight officially confirmed dates for Summer Sanitarium Tour 2003, the upcoming monster trek featuring METALLICA, LIMP BIZKIT, LINKIN PARK, DEFTONES and MUDVAYNE. They are as follows: Jul. 04 - Detroit, MI @ Pontiac Silverdome Jul. 06 - Foxboro, MA @ Gillette Stadium Jul. 13 - Orlando, FL @ Citrus Bowl ...

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KORN, MARILYN MANSON And DISTURBED Set For OZZFEST 2003

The eighth installment of Ozzfest will boast KORN, MARILYN MANSON, and DISTURBED among its mainstage acts, according to Billboard.com. The annual hard rock festival tour will kick off in June and will, according to the official Ozzfest web site, once again visit England as well as trek across North America. Full details are to be ...

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NATIONAL NAPALM SYNDICATE Reform, Prepare To Record

Finnish speed/thrash metal legends NATIONAL NAPALM SYNDICATE have reformed and are set to enter the studio next month to begin work on a new album. The group's current lineup includes the original guitar duo — J. Kyrö and M. Jokikokko — who were responsible for composing all of the group's early material, plus former ETERNAL ...

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ALCHEMIST Complete Work On New CD

Australia's ALCHEMIST have completed work on a new studio album, titled "Austral Alien", for an April release. The band are scheduled to support OPETH on their Australian tour in April and will embark on a headlining tour of their own in May. Of the album's title, ALCHEMIST said, "Behind the obvious play on words the ...

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