Former SYSTEMATIC Bassist Joins DOPESICK

Former SYSTEMATIC bassist Nick St. Denis has reportedly joined Bay Area metal act DOPESICK. The band, who also feature in their ranks original SKINLAB guitarist Adam Albright, performed their first show with St. Denis at famed Berkeley nightclub Blakes On Telegraph on Wednesday, August 28th. The group's next show will take place at Pine St. ...

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TOMMY LEE Reality Show Dropped In Favor Of Two Specials

The proposed Tommy Lee reality show for VH1 has been dropped in favor of two hour-long specials that will air on VH1 at a not-yet-determined date, according to Allstar. Although no official reason was given, it is believed that the flood of celebrity-driven TV reality shows like MTV's The Osbournes and Making the Band II ...

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GUNS N' ROSES To Perform At VMAs?

According to Hits Daily Double, GUNS N ROSES will perform as tonight's "surprise" guests at the MTV Video Music Awards, which will also include a special presentation to Michael Jackson. If the reports are to be believed, GNR will be given a full eight minutes (!) to do their thing. We'll believe it when we ...

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METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD Helps Out California Parks

METALLICA frontman James Hetfield recently purchased a large plot of land in San Rafael, California, and he has donated 438 acres to the Marin County Department of Parks, Open Space and Cultural Services, according to MTV.com. Marin County will never exercise development rights on the land, according to Ron Miska, Assistant General Manager for the ...

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BILLY MORRISON: 'I Am Not In JANE'S ADDICTION'

Former THE CULT bassist Billy Morrison has denied rumors that he has joined JANE'S ADDICTION as the group's new touring bassist and has vowed to focus all his time and energy on launching a brand new project with PITCHSHIFTER frontman J.S. Clayden, tentatively dubbed DOHENY. The rumors of Morrison joining JANE'S began circulating after a ...

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Former FROM ZERO Bassist Denies Leaving Over Softer New Direction

Former FROM ZERO bassist Rob Ruccia has rejected Internet rumors that he left the group because of the increasingly softer nature of the band's songwriting. In a posting via the group's official web site, Ruccia stated that "I didn't leave because the music got softer. I left to pursue producing and engineering other bands. My ...

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IRON SAVIOR Postpone German Gigs Due To Drummer's Injury

German power metallers IRON SAVIOR were forced to postpone their previously-announced Mega-Metal-Party shows in September after it was determined that drummer Thomas Nack would require a longer-than-expected recovery period due to a recent hand injury. The new dates are as follows: Nov. 08 – Krefeld, GER @ Kulturfabrik Nov. 22 – Hamburg, GER @ Grünspan ...

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AKERCOCKE Commence Work On 'Choronzon'

The UK Satanic black/death metal band AKERCOCKE are hard at work on their third full-length album, entitled Choronzon, for an early 2003 release. Among the tracks set to appear on the CD are the following: 01. Praise The Name Of Satan! 02. Becoming The Adversary 03. Leviathan 04. Bathykolpian Avatar 05. Scapegoat 06. Enraptured By ...

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AXEL RUDI PELL: Live CD/DVD Track Listing Revealed

German axe hero AXEL RUDI PELL has revealed the track listing for his upcoming double CD and DVD—entitled Knights Live and Knight Treasures (Live and More), respectively—which were recently mixed with engineer Charlie Bauerfeind at HELLOWEEN singer Andy Deris' studio Mi Sueno in Tenerife, Spain. The songs set to be included on the CD are ...

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