METALLICA Address Bassist Rumors, Upcoming CD

On Wednesday (Feb. 5) after announcing the Summer Sanitarium 2003 Tour, METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich was asked about the vacant bassist position in the group and rumors of ex-MARILYN MANSON member Twiggy Ramirez or OZZY OSBOURNE bassist Robert Trujillo joining. "It's not our job to... I hate to confirm or deny horseshit that they say," ...

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AUDIOSLAVE, QOTSA, JANE'S ADDITION Confirmed For LOLLAPALOOZA 2003

Lollapalooza will return this summer with a heavy-hitting lineup featuring INCUBUS, AUDIOSLAVE, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, JURASSIC 5 and festival founders JANE'S ADDICTION, it was confirmed Friday. Members of all five bands will be on hand at Ameoba Music in Hollywood on Monday for a press conference announcing details of the tour. The traveling ...

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AC/DC Looking Ahead To New LP, Live Shows

AC/DC will fulfill their contract by delivering their next studio set to Elektra, after which the veteran rock act will make their subsequent two albums for Epic, guitarist Malcolm Young told Billboard.com. This spring, the band will begin work on their final Elektra album. The band haven't yet decided on a producer for the CD, ...

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HALFORD Announce New Guitarist!

Former JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford introduced the new HALFORD guitarist, Chad Tarrington, at the meet-and-greet prior to the group's show last night in Anaheim, California. Rob chose yesterday to introduce Chad because he wanted the fans to be the first to take photos of the new HALFORD line-up: Rob, Chad, Mike Chlasciak (guitar), Ray ...

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KORN Drummer Lands Signature Drumstick

KORN drummer David Silveria has designed a signature drumstick for Vater Percussion. The David Silveria DSK model offers "[a] very fast and beefy taper . . . that is perfect for an aggressive drumming style," according to the manufacturer. Vater also recently introduced SEVENDUST drummer Morgan Rose's taper-less Alien Freak signature stick. For more information, ...

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HASTE Name New Album

Birmingham, Alabama's HASTE have set "The Mercury Lift" as the title for their forthcoming third full-length release, tentatively due in May through Century Media Records. According to the label, "The title was derived from an incident that occurred at the Univ. of Alabama as one of their labs was handling mercury improperly. Suddenly the lab ...

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Ex-MARILYN MANSON Bassist Joins A PERFECT CIRCLE?

Former MARILYN MANSON bassist Twiggy Ramirez is strongly rumored to have joined A PERFECT CIRCLE as a replacement for Paz Lenchantin. Lenchantin is believed to have left the group last year in order to become a full-time member of ZWAN, the band led by ex-SMASHING PUMPKINS frontman Billy Corgan. A PERFECT CIRCLE are currently working ...

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