HECATE ENTHRONED Announce New Singer

British black metallers HECATE ENTHRONED have announced the addition of singer Dagon (HEATHEN DEITY) to the group's ranks. In addition, keybardist Pete has officially returned to the fold and "has settled in very well," according to a posting on the group's web site. "He has learnt the stuff very quickly and we are looking forward ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Bassist To Record New Material

GUNS N' ROSES bassist Tommy Stinson is in the process of writing material for a b-side he will be putting out with a single and a video early next year, according to a posting on his web site. In addition, he is planning on embarking on a tour of the U.K. and U.S. in January/February. ...

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VELVET REVOLVER Singer Gets Political: Is GEORGE BUSH A Fascist?

VELVET REVOLVER singer Scott Weiland has released the following political statement on the eve of the U.S. presidential elections: "Ever since the fall of the Soviet Union there has been a lack of a balance of power. This lacking has created an environment whereas any American president — or 'two' presidents with the same name ...

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TOOL/A PERFECT CIRCLE Frontman Talks Politics

A PERFECT CIRCLE/TOOL frontman Maynard James Keenan recently spoke to Chris Steffen of the Dallas Music Guide about the presidential elections and APC's upcoming releases "eMOTIVe" and "aMOTION". Several excerpts from the interview follow: Dallas Music Guide: Is the war the most important issue in the election or is it a massive combination ...

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MEGADETH: New Live Photos Posted Online

Several photos of MEGADETH's new lineup performing live at the Palladium in Hollywood, CA on Friday (Oct. 29) have been posted online at Launch (all photos by Stephanie Cabral). MEGADETH are in the middle of their "Blackmail the Universe" North American tour with EXODUS and EARSHOT. A list of the remaining tour dates ...

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Former THE CROWN Guitarist To Launch New Project

Former THE CROWN guitarist Marko Tervonen is currently working on a new project. No lineup details have yet been revealed, but according to Tervonen, he has already composed enough material for a full-length album. "If THE CROWN's music was more about high-energy, speed and aggression, this album is more about heaviness, fat riffing, melodies with ...

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