SCOTT WEILAND Pleads No Contest To DUI

VELVET REVOLVER lead singer Scott Weiland pleaded no contest Friday (July 2) to a misdemeanor count of driving under the influence, according to the Associated Press. His sentencing was set for July 8. The 36-year-old singer was ordered in January to return to a live-in drug detoxification center after he left earlier than he was ...

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BUSH Frontman GAVIN ROSSDALE Names New Band

BUSH frontman Gavin Rossdale has announced the name of his new band as INSTITUTE. In a posting at the BUSH web site, Rossdale said in part, "I have recorded 14 tracks for my record. The plan is to do three more in about a month so I am writing now. The plan is to go ...

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SOCIETY 1 Enter The Studio To Record 'The Sound That Ends Creation'

SOCIETY 1 have entered NRG Studios in North Hollywood, California with producer Wade Norton (STATIC-X) to begin recording their second Earache album, "The Sound That Ends Creation". This marks the first recording with the current SOCIETY 1 line-up: founding members Matt "The Lord" Zane and Sin, with drummer Preston Nash (PRIMER 55, DOPE) and bassist ...

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SILENT FORCE Name New Album

SILENT FORCE, the band featuring ex-ROYAL HUNT singer D.C. Cooper, have set "Worlds Apart" as the title of their third album, due late 2004 through Noise Records. The follow-up to 2001's "Infatuator" was produced by Dennis Ward (ANGRA, PINK CREAM 69) at House of Audio studio in Karlsdorf, Germany. SILENT FORCE parted ways with InsideOut ...

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Guitarist RALPH SANTOLLA Leaves ICED EARTH, Joins SEBASTIAN BACH

Guitarist Ralph Santolla has officially left ICED EARTH and joined SEBASTIAN BACH's solo band. "There are several reasons for this decision, and for the moment I will keep them to myself," Santolla writes in a statement sent to BLABBERMOUTH.NET. "The other guys [in ICED EARTH] know my reasons, and hopefully this won't turn into a ...

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