Canadian Singer Confirms Audition With Ex-GUNS N' ROSES Members

Vancouver-based singer Todd Kerns, of AGE OF ELECTRIC and STATIC IN STEREO fame, has confirmed that he has been invited to audition for the lead vocalist position in a new band comprised of former members of GUNS N' ROSES. The band, tentatively dubbed THE PROJECT, features Slash, Duff McKagan, Izzy Stradlin and Matt Sorum, all ...

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SLIPKNOT's SHAWN CRAHAN: 'COREY TAYLOR Is A Genius'

SLIPKNOT percussionist/mastermind Shawn Crahan (a.k.a. Clown), who is believed to be recording material for a side project with producer Rick Rubin (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, SLAYER, SYSTEM OF A DOWN), recently spoke out in support of STONE SOUR and MURDERDOLLS, the SLIPKNOT offshoot bands featuring Crahan's cohorts Joey Jordison, Corey Taylor and Jim Root. "Joey ...

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SYSTEMATIC Set Tentative Track Listing For 'Pleasure To Burn'

San Francisco Bay Area metallers SYSTEMATIC have commenced the mixing process for their sophomore CD, "Pleasure To Burn", due in late spring through Elektra Records. The album — the group's first to feature ex-SLAYER drummer Paul Bostaph and former ECHO 3/MAXIMUM PENALTY bassist John Mark Bechtel (a.k.a. Johnny Chow) — is being produced by Howard ...

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LIFE OF AGONY: Reunion Set List Revealed

The classic LIFE OF AGONY lineup of Keith Caputo (vocals), Alan Robert (bass), Joey Z (guitar) and Sal Abruscato (drums) performed a blistering 17-song set at New York City's Irving Plaza last night that spanned the band's entire career while leaning heavily on the material from the group's 1993 debut, "River Runs Red". Despite some ...

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ANTHRAX Push Back Release Date For 'We've Come For You All'

ANTHRAX have pushed back the release date for their new CD, "We've Come For You All", until Apr. 15 in all territories outside Japan and Europe, where it is still scheduled to surface on Feb. 4 and Feb. 24, respectively. "We've Come For You All" will be issued through ArtistDirect/BMG Records in North America and ...

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DEFTONES Scrap Album Title, Refuse To Discuss New Music

DEFTONES have scrapped "Lovers" as the title for their much-anticipated fourth full-length album, due in the spring through Maverick Records. "The thing is that 'Lovers' was the title for a while, but not now because we've had a lot of fun watching it get reported everywhere," drummer Abe Cunningham told Kerrang! magazine. "But it's cool ...

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SKID ROW's SCOTTI HILL: Why We Split With DOC MCGHEE

SKID ROW guitarist Scotti Hill has spoken out on the group's decision to split with longtime manager Doc McGhee prior to the release of the group's recently-completed album, "ThickSkin". In an interview posted at the group's official web site (www.skidrow.com), Hill explained the decision by saying that "[bassist] Rachel [Bolan], [guitarist] Snake and I had ...

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