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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Former ANTHRAX Guitarist Joins MEAT LOAF!

Former ANTHRAX and current SEBASTIAN BACH guitarist Paul Crook has joined MEAT LOAF's touring band. Having previously worked with the likes of Bach, ANTHRAX, GLENN HUGHES and movie director John Carpenter, Crook couldn't be more excited to work with MEAT LOAF and such a talented group of musicians. "First off, I am honored to play ...

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ROB ZOMBIE: Excited About Future Movie Projects

Although ROB ZOMBIE's first movie, "House Of 1000 Corpses", was dropped by Universal and delayed countless times (it is now slated for a March release through Lion's Gate Films), the singer says he's excited to move on to his next movie project. "Well, there's a couple of different movies, and I don't know which one ...

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HALFORD's RAY RIENDEAU: I Haven't Left The Band

HALFORD bassist Ray Riendeau has dismissed as false rumors that he has left the band and has been replaced by FLOTSAM AND JETSAM bassist Jason Ward. As previously reported, Ward was set to fill in for HALFORD's Ray Riendeau during the group's West Coast mini-tour this week after Riendeau's family suffered a tragic loss that ...

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ZAKK WYLDE To Appear On Chicago's Channel 19

OZZY OSBOURNE/BLACK LABEL SOCIETY guitarist Zakk Wylde and BLS drummer Craig Nunenmacher (ex-CROWBAR) will appear on the Chicago-area cable TV show "3 Guys Pickin" on Monday, Jan. 13 at 10:30 p.m. on cable channel 19. Zakk will perform "Spoke In the Wheel" and clips of the BLS show in Chicago last September will be shown. ...

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CLAWFINGER Push Back Release Date, Set Tentative Track Listing

Swedish rap-metallers CLAWFINGER have set a May 2003 release date for their forthcoming fifth full-length CD, which was recently recorded at Stockholm's Polar Studios and at a recording studio they co-own with MESHUGGAH in the outskirts of the city. The tentative track listing for the as-yet-untitled effort is as follows: 01. Are You Talking To ...

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