COLD Part Ways With Guitarist EDDIE RENDINI

COLD have parted ways with guitarist Eddie Rendini (ex-DARWIN'S WAITING ROOM). In a posting on the group's official message board, Rendini explained the circumstances behind his departure from the group: "I have been getting alot of emails and [private messages] concerning the news of me 'leaving' COLD. Although I can't really give an accurate reason, ...

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MANOWAR To Sign With SANCTUARY RECORDS?

Will MANOWAR sign a new record deal with Sanctuary Records following their recent split with the Nuclear Blast label? According to legendary '80s A&R executive John Kalodner, who signed the group to Geffen and who is currently employed at Sanctuary, there is more than just a remote possibility that the two parties will work together ...

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STATIC-X: More Details About New Album Revealed

STATIC-X entered the studio in Los Angeles last month to begin recording their fourth full-length album with producer Ulrich Wild. The band are "excited to be working, for the first time, in the studio with new drummer Nick Oshiro," according to a posting on their web site. In addition, former member Koichi Fukuda is back ...

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DEEP PURPLE Joined By Former Keyboardist At London Concert

Former DEEP PURPLE keyboardist Jon Lord joined the band on stage at the Wembley Arena in London on Saturday (Nov. 13) for a rendition of the DP classic "Black Night". According to a posting on the DEEP PURPLE fan site TheHighwayStar.com, Lord's appearance on stage was apparently a surprise to the band as well — ...

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ANIMAL Explain CHRIS HOLMES' Absence From Current Lineup

ANIMAL, the new group featuring original W.A.S.P. guitarist Randy Piper, have posted a message on their web site addressing the question from many fans regarding the absence of former W.A.S.P. guitarist Chris Holmes from the group's current lineup (Holmes played on ANIMAL's debut album, 2002's "900 Lb. Steam"). "We know there are a lot of ...

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COLLECTIVE SOUL Rips Off METALLICA? You Be The Judge

Georgia rockers COLLECTIVE SOUL appear to have "borrowed" a riff from METALLICA's "King Nothing" for their latest single, "Counting the Days". "Counting the Days" is the first single off COLLECTIVE SOUL's sixth studio album, "Youth", due on November 16, 2004 through the group's own newly formed label El Music Group. The track has reportedly been ...

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Venue Change For SHADOWS FALL/THE HAUNTED Gig In Seattle

The venue has been changed for the Seattle SHADOWS FALL/THE HAUNTED gig on Sunday, November 14. The new venue will be Studio 7 on Horton Street. The concert, featuring SHADOWS FALL and THE HAUNTED, is scheduled to begin at 10:00 p.m. Please note that DAMAGEPLAN will **NOT** be playing this show. ...

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