ADEMA's CHAVEZ: New Album Will Be Rock, Not Metal

ADEMA, the California-based group that features in its ranks Jonathan Davis' little half-brother Marky Chavez, will undergo a directional shift on their forthcoming sophomore album, focusing on crafting more melodically structured rock songs than was the case on their gold-certified debut. "We've matured a lot," Chavez told MTV. "The record we're working on is going ...

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CKY: No Regrets About GUNS N' ROSES Tour

Although the GUNS N' ROSES North American comeback tour started and ended in riots and was ultimately cut short, CKY has no regrets. "We got to play Madison Square Garden with GUNS N' ROSES," guitarist Chad Ginsberg told Rollingstone.com. "That's cool as shit! Axl gave us a great opportunity. He was really into us." CKY ...

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JASON NEWSTED: 'METALLICA Are A Joke!'

Ex-METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted has slammed his former bandmates over their decision to tour this summer with LINKIN PARK and LIMP BIZKIT, calling the move "an obvious cash thing" and claiming that the group are "not staying true to their words." "It's a joke, I think METALLICA are just a joke," Newsted told Britain's

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STRATOVARIUS Begin Mixing 'Elements Pt. 2'

STRATOVARIUS guitarist Timo Tolkki entered Finnvox studios Tuesday (Feb. 11) in Helsinki with Mikko Karmila to begin mixing the songs for the group's next full-length album, titled "Elements Pt. 2". Some vocal overdubs will also be recorded during the sessions. "Elements Pt. 2" is tentatively due for release in October and will include the following ...

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HELLOWEEN: CROSS Out, SCHWARZMANN In?

Veteran German metallers HELLOWEEN are strongly rumored to have replaced drummer Mark Cross (ex-METALIUM) with ex-RUNNING WILD/ACCEPT skinsman Stefan Schwarzmann. Cross joined HELLOWEEN in August 2001 as a replacement for Uli Kusch but was unable to accompany the group during the recording sessions for their upcoming album after he was struck this past September by ...

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CRUEFEST 2003 Lineup Takes Shape

MÖTLEY CRÜE tribute band LIVEWIRE83, DRUG UNDER, THE MIMSIES, LOVETOYZ, THE LOVEHAMMERS, ESOVAE, SPIDERS & SNAKES, REXWAY, 13TH STEP and BLACK LAMB will be performing at The 3rd Annual CrueFest on July 12 at Whisky A Go-Go in Hollywood, California. Cruefest is an annual event established by the fans of the rock band MÖTLEY CRÜE. ...

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MEMORY GARDEN Collaborate With MERCYFUL FATE Guitarist On New Demo

Stockholm, Sweden's MEMORY GARDEN, featuring former ABSKTRAKT ALGEBRA guitarist Simon Johansson, are in the process of recording three new songs for promotional and shopping purposes. "We are once again working together with [producer] Mike Wead [MERCYFUL FATE, KING DIAMOND] and are really happy with this collaboration," writes Johansson on the band's official web site. "What ...

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