Second Lawsuit Filed In GREAT WHITE Concert Tragedy

A second lawsuit was filed today in connection with the GREAT WHITE concert tragedy fire in Rhode Island — this one on behalf of a young girl who lost her 27-year-old mother in the blaze which took 99 lives, according to The Providence Journal. The lawsuit, filed on behalf of Zoe Jean Kingsley, the 6-year-old ...

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BEWKENHEIMER Part Ways With Bassist, Announce Replacement

Worcester, Massachusetts' BEWKENHEIMER (formerly DR. BEWKENHEIMER), who feature in their ranks GEEZER/LD/50 vocalist Clark Brown, have parted ways with bassist Matt Cole and have replaced him with Brendan Cheever (ex-CONTROLLED AGGRESSION). The group, who recently added a second guitarist in the shape of Dan Bongiorno (also ex-CONTROLLED AGGRESSION), are working on the material for the ...

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SUNRIDE Set Release Date For 'Through The Red'

Finland's SUNRIDE have set a May 19 European release date through People Like You Records for their second album, "Through The Red". The CD, which was recorded at Studio Watercastle in Jyväskylä with producer/engineer Arttu Sarvanne, will contain the following track listing: 01. Hey Boy (You Don't Make A Man) 02. Spiral Sense 03. Under ...

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DREAM THEATER Drummer Forms BEATLES Tribute Band

For his May 17 appearance at the Modern Drummer Festival, DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy has assembled a one-off lineup of musicians to fulfill one of his dreams of playing in a BEATLES tribute band. The project will be called YELLOW MATTER CUSTARD and will feature Mike Portnoy, Matt Bissonette and Neal Morse. Due to ...

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SETHIAN: Sound Clips Posted Online

Finland's SETHIAN, the band featuring current FINNTROLL frontman Tapio Wilska, have posted several new MP3 clips via their official web site at this location. The three tracks — "Dream Domain", "Epitaph" and "Nothing Is True" — come off the group's forthcoming debut CD, "Into The Silence", due on April 14. The album, which ...

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LEFAY Part Ways With Bassist, Announce Replacement

Sweden's LEFAY have parted ways with bassist Micke Åsentorp due to "difference of opinions," according to the band's official web site. The group, whose last album, entitled simply "Lefay", came out in 2000, have announced a replacement in the shape of Fredrik Lundberg (FANTASMAGORIA, DIVINE SIN, INCARNATED). "We hope to get started on some new ...

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METALLICA To Be Spotlighted On MTV's 'mtvICON'

METALLICA's 20-year career will be spotlighted on MTV's annual music tribute, "mtvICON", to premiere Tuesday, May 6 at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT). The show will be taped before a live audience in Los Angeles on May 3, featuring performances and testimonials from artists and celebrities who have been influenced by the band, their videos and music. ...

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DEFTONES To Release New Album In May

DEFTONES' long-awaited follow-up to 2000's "White Pony" is tentatively set for a May 20 release through Maverick Records. "It's been a long process, longer than any other record," DEFTONES drummer Abe Cunningham told MTV.com about the almost three-year span leading up to the Sacramento band's fourth album. DEFTONES singer Chino Moreno is currently in a ...

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