PAGE HAMILTON Explains Decision To Reactivate HELMET

HELMET mainman Page Hamilton has spoken to Billboard magazine about his decision to reactivate the seminal hard rock act with guitarist Chris Traynor, former WHITE ZOMBIE/TESTAMENT drummer John Tempesta and former ANTHRAX bassist Frank Bello. "I never felt it was musically done," Hamilton said. "I always felt I had more HELMET records to write." With ...

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ABSU/MELECHESH's PROSCRIPTOR To Launch New Record Label

ABSU/MELECHESH drummer/vocalist Proscriptor (a.k.a Russ R. Givens) is launching a unique and revolutionary label, Tarot Productions, this summer. "My objective is to furnish the underground communities with high quality releases, the first of which will be my solo project titled PROSCRIPTOR'S 'THOTH MUSIC(K)' limited to 500 vinyl Eps," he says. "Rare and limited releases from ...

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VYNDIKATOR Part Ways With Singer, Seek Replacement

After four years of existence, VYNDYKATOR and Bob Mitchell (current ATTACKER and former SLEEPY HOLLOW and ALCHEMY X vocalist) have amicably parted ways. "Personal and private commitments as well as musical direction have led to this decision," the band write in a statement. "We thank Bob for all he has done for VYNDYKATOR and wish ...

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DYING FETUS Cancel European Tour

DYING FETUS have posted the following message on their official web site: "We regret to announce the cancellation of our European shows this month. This is the result of problems with our European booking agent: At first we were informed late that they were likely to cancel our dates, and then even more belated they ...

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POISON Frontman To Perform At COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION Festival

Bret Michaels of POISON fame and occasional country crooner, will perform at CMA Music Festival/Fan Fair Sunday night (June 13) at The Coliseum in Nashville, Tennessee with Capitol Nashville artist Chris Cagle. "This is what CMA Music Festival is all about," said CMA Executive Director Ed Benson. "Exciting and fresh musical collaborations." "The fact that ...

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Lawyer: GUNS N' ROSES Riot Cops Went Overboard

The Province reports: A lawyer for Vancouver B.C.'s Police Complaints Commission says the actions of two Vancouver police officers during the GUNS N' ROSES riot in 2002 were unreasonable and unnecessary. Dana Urban told a public hearing that to simply accept the word of the two officers that their actions were justified would ...

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