ANDROMEDA Announce New Bassist

Acclaimed Swedish prog-metal band ANDROMEDA have announced the addition of bassist Fabian Gustavsson to the group's ranks. Gustavsson is a permanent replacement for Jakob Tanentsapf, who apparently left the band despite only having joined the fold in February of this year. ANDROMEDA's next live performance will take place at the ProgPower Europe festival on October ...

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FURTHER LO Sign With POWER PLAY RECORDS

Columbus, Ohio-based metal band FURTHER LO, featuring former ACHERON keyboardist Aaron Werner on lead vocals, have signed a multi-album record deal with New York's Power Play Records. The band's debut full-length effort is expected to surface in the fall. In the meantime, you can check out two songs from FURTHER LO's demo/CD (recorded before Aaron ...

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GENE SIMMONS Explains KISS' Longevity

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons recently told The Toronto Sun that the secret to the band's longevity lies in defining themselves as a flashy band that plays non-flashy music, rather than the other way around. "When you think about it, we make no sense, because we're completely against fashion," he said. "Look at us — we ...

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Bassist PAZ LENCHANTIN Leaves ZWAN

Bassist Paz Lenchantin (ex-A PERFECT CIRCLE) has left ZWAN, the group fronted by former SMASHING PUMPKINS singer Billy Corgan, and will be dedicating her time to PAPA M, a long-running project founded by ZWAN guitarist David Pajo. "My experience with ZWAN has been great but it is time for me to move on to new ...

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BON JOVI To Buy Football Team?

Jon Bon Jovi is buying a pro football team, according to the New York Post. The rocker, whose band kicked off last year's NFL season with a free concert in Times Square, is snapping up a 50-percent stake in an arena football team in Philadelphia, not far from his beloved New Jersey. The multimillion dollar ...

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SOLITUDE AETURNUS: 13 New Songs In The Can

John Perez, guitarist of the long-running Arlington, Texas-based doom metallers SOLITUDE AETURNUS, has posted the following update on the band's current activities: "I've been silent for so long that I thought I'd give a little update. Things are finally looking good for [SOLITUDE AETURNUS]! We have actually made a 13-song demo of our new stuff ...

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