Former SKID ROW Drummer's Father Passes Away

Former SKID ROW drummer Rob Affuso lost his beloved father Bob Affuso, who unfortunately passed away last week. "Bob was a really cool guy who was always in a great mood and I will always remember his radiant smile and infectious laughter backstage or in the bus while we were on tour in SKID ROW," ...

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METALLICA: 'Frantic' Clip Posted Online

A two-minute MP3 clip of METALLICA performing the new track "Frantic" live on "mtvICON: Metallica" has been posted online at AllMetallica.com. MTV's "mtvICON" special dedicated to METALLICA was taped last Saturday (May 3) at Universal Studios in Universal City, California. The show, which included spoken tributes from members of LINKIN PARK and BLINK-182, ...

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ARCH ENEMY To Release 'Anthems Of Rebellion' In August

Sweden's ARCH ENEMY have set "Anthems Of Rebellion" as the title for their forthcoming effort, tentatively due on Aug. 26 through Century Media Records. The follow-up to 2001's "Wages Of Sin" will be released in Japan on July 23 through Toy's Factory Records. Says guitarist Michael Amott: "There is a thread of ANTI-establishment and REBELLION ...

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KELLY OSBOURNE To BOB DOLE: 'You're A Twat!'

Kelly Osbourne has fired back at Bob Dole for using Jack Osbourne's recent entry into a rehab facility to bolster an argument against reality television. As part of his ongoing series of point-counterpoints with Bill Clinton on CBS' "60 Minutes", Dole asked, "Does Hollywood still think Ozzy Osbourne is funny now that he's shipped his ...

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HOLOCAUST Make Peace With SANCTUARY RECORDS

Long-running New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) pioneers HOLOCAUST — perhaps best known for penning the track "The Small Hours", which was later covered by METALLICA on their "The $5.98 E.P. - Garage Days Re-Revisited" EP have received a "lengthy and very considerate email from the senior management at Sanctuary Records" regarding the band's ...

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SKINLAB To Tour Australia In July

SKINLAB will embark on an Australian tour in early July. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jul. 02 - Adelaide, AUS - Enigma Bar Jul. 03 - Melbourne, AUS - Hifi Bar Jul. 04 - Sydney, AUS - Gaelic Club Jul. 05 - Brisbane, AUS - Overcranked Festival As previously reported, SKINLAB will issue "The Nerve ...

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CATTLE DECAPITATION Split With Drummer, Announce Replacement

San Diego extreme metallers CATTLE DECAPITATION have parted ways with drummer David Astor due to his "inability to live up to the obligations of touring and regular necessities of the band." In his place, the group have recruited former CREATION IS CRUCIFIXION skinsman Michael Laughlin. Laughlin's recording debut with the group will come in the ...

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