DAVE MUSTAINE On DIMEBAG DARRELL: 'You Will Be Missed'

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has issued the following statement regarding the death of DAMAGEPLAN guitarist Dimebag Darrell: "There is nothing unique or clever to this post, and what I want to say has no doubt already been said throughout the metal community, by countless others whom were more closer to Darrell than me by now. ...

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Police Identify Alleged Gunman In DIMEBAG DARRELL's Murder

Police released the name of the gunman who allegedly went on a shooting rampage at a Columbus nightclub Wednesday night, killing four people — including DAMAGEPLAN guitarist Dimebag Darrel — before a police officer shot him dead. Nathan Gale, 25, of Marysville, reportedly jumped onto a concert stage and opened fire, NBC 4 reported. The ...

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STATIC-X: Studio Photos Posted Online

STATIC-X have posted photos from the recording sessions for their new album at their official web site (click on "Photos", then "In the studio 2004" and "Behind the Scenes Nov-Dec 2004"). As previously reported, STATIC-X entered the studio in Los Angeles in October to begin recording their fourth full-length album with producer Ulrich ...

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VELVET REVOLVER To Tour Australia

VELVET REVOLVER will tour Australia and New Zealand for the first time in 2005, according to Undercover News. The band will begin the tour in Christchurch, New Zealand on February 19. As members of GUNS N' ROSES, Slash, Matt Sorum and Duff McKagan toured Australia in 1993. Slash returned in 1995 with SLASH'S SNAKEPIT. VELVET ...

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DAMAGEPLAN Concert Shooting Update: Three Of The Victims Identified

Columbus police department spokeswoman Sherry Mercurio identified three of the victims of Wednesday's (Dec. 8) shooting at a Columbus nightclub as "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, guitarist with the heavy metal rock band DAMAGEPLAN, and two other men, Nathan Bray and Erin Halk (both of them said to be audience members), according to the Associated Press. DAMAGEPLAN ...

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TURMOIL Announce New Bassist

Reunited Philadelphia hardcore legends TURMOIL have announced the addition of bassist John Gardner (THE KISS OF DEATH, SEVER THE FALLEN, OUTCOME) to the group's ranks. "'Bass player' has been a revolving door position in this band since day one," the band write on their web site. "Not counting Hodges and Hydro taking turns playing bass ...

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ENSIFERUM Part Ways With Bassist, Announce Replacement

Bassist Jukka-Pekka Miettinen of the Finnish folk-influenced melodic death metal band ENSIFERUM has resigned from the band for "personal reasons," according to a posting on the group's official web site. "He doesn't have time for ENSIFERUM anymore," the posting adds. "Miettinen will play in the two last gigs this year in X mass festival December ...

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