PARAGON Split With Guitarist, Announce Replacement

German power metallers PARAGON have parted ways with guitarist Claudius Cremer and have replaced him with Günny "Gunman" Kruse from the IRON MAIDEN cover band POWERSLAVE. "Because of his studies, [Claudius] moved to Darmstadt which is about 600 kilometers away from Hamburg and over the last month it became clear that he couldn't put too ...

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SEX PISTOLS Cancel Dates

According to Sex-Pistols.net, the Cleveland, Detroit and Denver shows on SEX PISTOLS' current reunion tour have been cancelled. No further information is available at this time. Despite the cancellations, the tour will apparently still go ahead, with a show at The Marquee Theatre in Tempe, Arizona on September 8 having just been added. Upcoming SEX ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN Speak Out About LEEDS Festival Incident

SYSTEM OF A DOWN bassist Shavo Odadjian has exclusively spoken to NME.com about their performance at the Carling Weekend: Leeds festival on Friday (August 22) which ended with three people hospitalized and 22 others injured after a crowd crush. As previously reported, a crowd surge at Friday's concert moved the safety barrier by half a ...

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'SAMMY HAGAR Day' In St. Louis: Photos Available

Thursday, August 21 was proclaimed "Sammy Hagar Day" in St. Louis, Missouri, where the former VAN HALEN singer was honored at Busch Stadium. Check out photos from Wire Image. In other news, Brian Q. Newcomb of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Hagar arranged a reunion with his first recording band, the influential ...

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MESHUGGAH, DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND Members To Appear On DARKANE Guitarist's Solo Album

MESHUGGAH bassist Gustaf Hielm, DARKANE drummer Peter Wildoer and THE DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND/GOD AWAKENS PETRIFIED drummer Ryan Van Poederooyen will be contributing to the forthcoming solo album from DARKANE guitarist Christofer Malmström, tentatively due sometime in 2004. "I'm very excited to be involved in this project," Van Poederooyen said. "Christofer and I got in contact ...

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PSYCHOTOGEN Complete Work On Debut

PSYCHOTOGEN, the Baltimore, Maryland-based technical death metal band featuring former MISERY INDEX guitarist/vocalist Mike Harrison, will release their second full-length CD, titled "The Calculus of Evil", on August 25 through Crash Records. Mike was asked to step in when current DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN vocalist Greg Puciato backed out, leaving the group only a matter of ...

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Religious Police Call Time On Malaysian Punks And Skins

BruneiDirect.com is reporting that the Islamic department in the capital of the Malaysian state of Kelantan has launched a campaign to rid the area of punk and skinhead culture after deciding they are un-Islamic. Teenagers who sport Mohican haircuts may find themselves confronted with a pair of clippers and verses from the Koran. During a ...

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KORN Tour Sponsored By Adult-Film Company

Jill Kelly Productions, Inc., a leading international provider of high-quality adult entertainment content for a wide range of media platforms, is sponsoring KORN's current tour. The merging of mainstream rock 'n' roll and adult entertainment is an example of "JKP's innovation and cross-over promotion strategy," according to an official press release. Click here ...

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HASTE To Hit The Road In Support Of 'The Mercury Lift'

Birmingham, Alabama sextet HASTE will embark on their first national U.S. in support of their third release, "The Mercury Lift", on September 11 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The group will tour alongside AS I LAY DYING and STILL BREATHING with additional support from BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME, BLEEDING THROUGH, SILVERSTEIN and THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER ...

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