KORN's MUNKY Plays Guitar Solo In Honor Of DIMEBAG

According to Kornweb.cjb.net, KORN frontman Jonathan Davis spoke of late DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist Dimebag Darrell during KORN's concert in Dallas, Texas Friday night (Dec. 10). Davis reportedly teared up as he expressed how much of a tragedy Dimebag's death was for the heavy rock community. He then said something about how Dimebag had always ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE's ROCKENFIELD Releases 'Operation: Mindcrime' Commemorative Snare Drums

QUEENSRŸCHE drummer Scott Rockenfield, founder and owner of RockenWraps.com, has released a small number of limited edition "Operation: Mindcrime" commemorative snare drums, for sale exclusively at Queensryche.com. Each drum is hand made by Scott himself. Each snare comes complete with: - 14" 10-PLY 100% ALL MAPLE SHELL, with precision cut bearing edges - RockenWraps very ...

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Ex-IRON MAIDEN Singer PAUL DI'ANNO Attacked By Crazed Fan

According to TotalRock.com, former IRON MAIDEN frontman Paul Di'Anno was attacked during his show in Tel Aviv, Israel on Friday (Dec. 10). A crazed fan apparently got onstage, and lashed out at the shaken singer. Fortunately, Di'Anno suffering only minor injuries, and was able to finish the gig. Di'Anno performed in Israel as part of ...

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BILLY MILANO On DIMEBAG's Death: 'My Heart Bleeds'

Former S.O.D. and current M.O.D. frontman Billy Milano has posted the following message on his official web site: "I can't express in words the sorrow I feel inside, not just for me but also for Vinnie, Rita, Darrel's parents his bandmates and friends. "What I can express is how wonderful a person he truly was. ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Singer ROB HALFORD Remembers DIMEBAG DARRELL

JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford has issued the following statement in memory of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott: "Hello everyone. My deepest condolences go out to everyone affected regarding the passing of dimebag. His mucianship was superb and his original style was and will remain an inspiration to players worldwide. His friendship can never be ...

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Benefit Concert For SOLACE Drummer To Be Held This Month

New Jersey's SOLACE, one of the premier doom bands, were dealt a near-fatal blow when their drummer, Kenny Lund, was diagnosed with cancer this past spring. The band had every intention of following up on the success of last year's "13" (MeteorCity), having played to unanimous raves at 2004's Emissions from the Monolith and Stoner ...

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HAMMERFALL 'Honored' By HARD ROCK CAFÉ

HAMMERFALL have donated two Jackson guitars, a Washburn bass, a Premier drum and one of the skulls the band used on their Crimson Crusade 2002/2003 tour to the newly opener Hard Rock Café in Gothenburg, Sweden. "Naturally, this is a tremendous compliment, having been to several Hard Rock Cafés around the world and seeing what ...

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SLIPKNOT's COREY TAYLOR Talks GRAMMYS

SLIPKNOT are nominated for two Grammy awards this year: Best Hard Rock Performance and Best Metal Performance. In the Hard Rock category, they're competing against INCUBUS, METALLICA, NICKELBACK, and VELVET REVOLVER, while in the Metal category they're up against CRADLE OF FILTH, HATEBREED, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, and MOTÖRHEAD. After five previous losses with SLIPKNOT and STONE ...

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