WINDIR Sign With TABU RECORDINGS

Norwegian metallers WINDIR have inked a deal with Tabu Recordings. The band, who had previously released four albums through the Norwegian label Head Not Found, are a highly acclaimed live act, having performed at such Norwegian festivals like the Inferno, Quart and Hole In The Sky. In July of this year, WINDIR played their first ...

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WATCHTOWER To Headline Holland's HEADWAY FESTIVAL

Progressive metal legends WATCHTOWER have been confirmed to headline the Headway Festival 2004, which is scheduled to take place April 3-4 at P60 in Amstelveen, Holland. Bands slated to appear at the festival so far are as follows: WATCHTOWER (USA) ICE AGE (USA) DEATH MACHINE (USA) LABERINTO (NL) EPHEL DUATH (IT) MISTER KITE (SWE) TEXTURES ...

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Update: OZZY 'Stable' After Quad Bike Crash

icBirmingham is reporting that Ozzy Osbourne was described as "stable and comfortable" after breaking eight ribs, a collarbone and a vertebra in his neck in a quad bike accident. Osbourne was taken to Wexham Park Hospital in Slough yesterday after the accident at his Buckinghamshire estate. The hospital's medical director Dr. Dick Jack said that ...

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Former KYUSS Bassist Talks About METALLICA Audition

Former KYUSS/UNIDA bassist Scott Reeder, who auditioned for the then-vacant bassist slot in METALLICA in late 2002, recently spoke to StonerRock.com about his impressions of METALLICA's new album and the experience of jamming with one of the most commercially successful heavy metal groups of all time. When asked for his opinion of "St. Anger", Reeder ...

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ROB ZOMBIE Launches 'Creepy' New Business Venture

Rob Zombie and author-cartoonist Steve Niles have created Creep Entertainment International, a horror-themed production company, according to Variety. The company will begin with three comic book projects that, down the road, are expected to be adapted for films: "The Nail" with Dark Horse Comics, "Bigfoot" with IDW Comics, and "Lords of Salem", a combo music-comics ...

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SKINLAB Frontman Seeking Bassist For New Project

DEF IGNITION, the San Francisco Bay Area-based band led by SKINLAB's Steev Esquivel, are currently seeking a bassist. Applicants should be based in the "Bay Area or surrounding areas," says Steev, who is playing guitar in the new group. "Unknown [musicians are] preferred." Interested partied should write to: [email protected] DEF IGNITION's current lineup is rounded ...

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JASON NEWSTED Comments On OZZY Departure

Former METALLICA/current VOIVOD bassist Jason Newsted has issued the following statement regarding his recent departure from OZZY OSBOURNE's band: "I would like to thank the Osbournes for including VOIVOD in their tours this year. I am honored to have had the privilege to share the stage with Ozzy, [guitarist] Zakk [Wylde] and [drummer] ...

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TOMMY LEE And PINK's Toilet Thrill

The New York Post is reporting that couple du jour Tommy Lee (ex-MÖTLEY CRÜE) and singer Pink livened up Lotus last week when they were caught engaging in some kinky coupling in the men's room. Promoter Ronnie Madras, who hosts Lotus' Friday night party, tells the Post he walked in on Lee simulating sex with ...

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THUNDERSTONE: New Audio Clips Posted Online

Finnish melodic power metallers THUNDERSTONE have posted a few audio clips from their sophomore album, "The Burning", at their official web site. Check them out here. The follow-up to last year's "Thunderstone" was recorded at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki with producer/guitarist Nino Laurenne and was mixed at Finnvox Studios with Mikko Karmila ...

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