HELMET Reunite, Plan New Album

Guitarist/vocalist Page Hamilton has teamed up with ex-ORANGE 9MM guitarist Chris Traynor and ROB ZOMBIE members Blasko (bass) and John Tempesta (drums) in an all-new version of HELMET, the acclaimed alt-rock outfit that is widely credited for the the jagged riffing and stop-start rhythms utilized by many "nü-metal" bands, including LIMP BIZKIT, DISTURBED and CHEVELLE. ...

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AEROSMITH Make Impromptu Visit To Michigan Ice Cream Store

AEROSMITH delighted teenage fans during an unexpected visit to an ice cream shop, according to the Associated Press. Band members riding motorcycles stopped Wednesday to ask directions and get custard ice cream at Mr. C's Custom Cone in White Lake Township, Michigan, 45 miles northwest of Detroit. Store owner Tom Dunleavy said he had no ...

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TED NUGENT Sues Town Over Canceled Concert

Ted Nugent has filed a lawsuit in federal court, claiming organizers who canceled a June performance wrongly accused him of making racist comments, according to the Associated Press. Nugent claims that accusations made by city officials and others, and the cancelation of the June 30 concert, damaged his reputation and career, according to a statement ...

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IMPALER Reunite With Original Bassist

80's shock-rock band IMPALER have reunited with original bass player Commander Court Hawley following the recent departure of Erik Allyn. Court was part of the group's Combat Records lineup and was featured on their first three releases: "Rise Of The Mutants", "If We Had Brains...We'd Be Dangerous" and "Wake Up Screaming". The band are currently ...

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PERZONAL WAR Announce New Bassist

Germany's PERZONAL WAR have announced the addition of bassist Sven Krauträmer (ex-AARDVARKS) to the group's ranks. "[Sven] already did a perfect job in recording the upcoming album and now we are ready to kick some asses live again!" the band write on their web site. PERZONAL WAR recently entered Gernhart studio in Siegburg to record ...

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MUDVAYNE To Embark On Headlining Tour

MUDVAYNE will set out on a headlining tour in September on a bill that will also feature POWERMAN 5000, V SHAPE MIND and FINGERTIGHT. MUDVAYNE will be touring in support of their sophomore release, last November's "The End of All Things to Come", which features the group's latest single, "World So Cold". Confirmed dates are ...

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AMARAN: New Sound Clip Posted Online

A brand new AMARAN track, titled "Inflict", has been posted online in MP3 format at this location. "Inflict" comes off the group's forthcoming sophomore effort, "Pristine In Bondage", due late summer through Listenable Records. "Pristine In Bondage" was recorded at Studio Underground in Västerås, Sweden and contains 13 new songs that the band ...

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It's Official: VELVET REVOLVER Sign With RCA RECORDS

VELVET REVOLVER, the new band featuring GUNS N' ROSES alumni Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum, David Kushner of SUICIDAL TENDENCIES and former STONE TEMPLE PILOTS frontman Scott Weiland, will sign a long-term deal with RCA Records today (Friday, August 22), according to the group's publicist. VELVET REVOLVER recently abandoned plans to issue a live ...

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ZYKLON Delay New Album, Complete Music Video

Norway's ZYKLON, the band featuring Zamoth (a.k.a. Samoth) and Trym of EMPEROR, have pushed backed the U.S. release date for their new album, "Aeon", to September 23 through Candlelight Records. No reason was given for the delay. The band recently completed a video for the track "Psyklon Aeon" and will show it at their release ...

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