THE 69 EYES Rejoined By Drummer Following Surgery

THE 69 EYES drummer Jussi 69 has recovered from surgery for a ruptured appendix and has rejoined the group on the road, according to a posting on the band's web site. "Lacu from HANOI ROCKS was an awesome sick-leave replacement, thank you all for the support and THANK YOU LACU!!!" the group write. In other ...

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SHADOWS FALL Drummer Reports From DIMEBAG's Funeral

SHADOWS FALL drummer Jason Bittner has issued the following report from the funeral services and public memorial for slain DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, which were held on Tuesday (Dec. 14) in Arlington, Texas: "I have just gotten to my computer today after returning home from Dimebag Darrell Abbott's funeral and I wanted to share ...

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JOHNNY RAMONE's Book To See Light Of Day

Former RAMONES drummer Marky Ramone has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "I'm getting letters from fans about Johnny's [Ramone] book (that he didn't finish), I want to say a few words about that. Johnny was writing his book, but unfourtunately it wasn't finished. His writer called me for an interview, ...

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NINE INCH NAILS Mainman Remixes U2

NINE INCH NAILS mainman Trent Reznor's remix of U2's "Vertigo" is scheduled to be included on U2's upcoming single, "Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own", according to NME.com. The single will also include the title cut, Bono singing "Ave Maria" with Pavarotti, and a DVD with a live performance of the single. In ...

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Norwegian Pop Singer Explains NIKKI SIXX Collaboration

Marion Raven (photo), formerly one half of Norwegian pop group M2M, was asked on her official forum about collaborating with MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx on her debut solo album. "It first started with me going to CBGBs in New York and his band BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION was playing there," she explained. "Then ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Mainman Discusses Upcoming Album 'Alien'

Maniacal Canadian extremists STRAPPING YOUNG LAD have finalized the track listing for their highly anticipated new album, "Alien", now set for a March 22 release. The follow-up to the group's critically acclaimed 2003 release "SYL" was recorded at the Armoury and Greenhouse Studios (both in Vancouver) as well as in mainman Devin Townsend's studio in ...

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