SCOTT WEILAND Warned Off Drugs

Reuters reports that a U.S. judge has allowed STONE TEMPLE PILOTS/VELVET REVOLVER lead singer Scott Weiland to remain free while he tries to kick a persistent drug habit, but has warned him that could change if he has another "dirty" drug test. Judge Colette Serio on Monday (October 20) congratulated Weiland on completing most of ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH To Reunite With ROB AFFUSO Live On Stage!

Sebastian Bach has confirmed that he will be joined by his former SKID ROW bandmate/drummer Rob Affuso at select dates on his upcoming solo tour. The following is Sebastian's latest posting from his official web site: "Well I was gonna keep it a secret , but screw it !!! Joining me on stage, for the ...

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JERRY CANTRELL To Guest On New FILTER Album?

FILTER mainman Richard Patrick has posted the following message to the "Rich's Words" section of the group's official web site: "Ladies and gentlemen the new FILTER record is unbelievable, it's coming along nicely and it's full of lots of variety. [Engineer] Rae Dileo and I are pounding out the songs and I've been talking to ...

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DEVILDRIVER Frontman Checks In From The Road

DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez Fafara (ex-COAL CHAMBER) has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "How's everybody doing? We just did three shows, and then a day off. The first show in Columbus, OH was off the hook. It was good to see people pittin', and everyone hanging out afterwards talking to the ...

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MÖRK GRYNING: KIMERA To Handle The Axe During Upcoming Tour

Swedish black metallers MÖRK GRYNING have announced that Kimera (real name Peter Nagy) will once again the handle the guitar during the band's upcoming tour. It will mark his first time playing the axe since the group's appearance at the Dragon's Blaze festival in Belgium last May. MÖRK GRYNING will be teaming up with GREEN ...

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DEATH ANGEL Guitarist: 'The Intensity Level Is Peaking The Meter!'

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area metallers DEATH ANGEL will enter a Northern California studio with producer Brian Dobbs (MANMADEGOD, VOIVOD) on December 1 to begin recording their first CD since 1990's "Act III", tentatively due in the spring through Nuclear Blast Records. "We are still looking around for [a studio] that best suits us, but ...

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GODHATE: Album Release 'On Hold'

Swedish death metallers GODHATE (formerly THRONEAEON) have put the release of their self-titled debut "on hold" until they have secured a new record deal. The CD, which was recorded under the band's previous moniker, contains "furious, blasphemous and uncompromising death metal in the vein of SLAYER, DEICIDE and MORBID ANGEL with a touch of the ...

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THE CROWN Enter Studio To Re-Record 'Crowned In Terror'

Swedish thrashers THE CROWN are currently in the studio working on the vocals for the new version of "Crowned In Terror", tentatively due in early 2004 through Metal Blade Records. The new CD will feature returning frontman Johan Lindstrand in place of Tomas Lindberg (ex-AT THE GATES), who was responsible for the vocal tracks on ...

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