EXODUS Drummer Pulls Out Of ANGEL WITCH Reunion

EXODUS drummer Tom Hunting has pulled out of the planned ANGEL WITCH reunion project in order to focus all his time on upcoming touring and recording commitments with his main band. In his place, ANGEL WITCH mainman Kevin Heybourne, bassist Jon Torres (WARNING SF, ULYSSES SIREN, LAAZ ROCKIT) and Lee Altus (HEATHEN, DIE KRUPPS) have ...

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FILTER's PATRICK: 'I'm Doing Crazy Stuff With My Music'

FILTER frontman Richard Patrick has posted the following message to the group's official web site: "It's all about the rock: I've written 5 songs for the new record and right now this feels so much like 'the Richard Patrick drum machine record', it's awesome. Not that I'm excluding Geno and the guys, but time and ...

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Former EUROPE/DOKKEN Guitarist Joins UFO

UFO have officially recruited former EUROPE/DOKKEN guitarist John Norum as a replacement for Michael Schenker. Norum was last rumored to be possibly joining the band back in 1996 when the "Walk On Water" tour went belly-up, but now after a recent stint with DOKKEN, he finally joins the band officially. ...

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Former NIRVANA Bassist To Receive NORTHWEST IMPACT AWARD

Former NIRVANA bassist and JAMPAC (Joint Artists and Music Promotions Political Actions Committee) founder Krist Novoselic has been selected as one of the recipients of the new Northwest IMPACT Award. The Pacific Northwest Branch of the Recording Academy will hold the first annual Northwest IMPACT Awards on Wednesday, April 2 at the Westin Grand Ballroom ...

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PUDDLE OF MUDD: New Album Delayed

PUDDLE OF MUDD have pushed back the projected release date of their sophomore album, tentatively titled "Life Of Display", to August. The band recorded 17 songs for their follow-up to 2001's "Come Clean", but will remain in the studio to lay down three newly written tunes. "Recording new songs is gonna push the record back ...

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STRATOVARIUS Cancel Russian Concert

Finland's STRATOVARIUS have been forced to cancel their previously announced show in Moscow, Russia on May 2. According to the group's official web site, "The promoter, 'Ghost Music', did not fulfill the terms we agreed on twice and didn't send the money to pay the flights to Moscow. After the second deadline ran out last ...

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STEVEN ADLER And NIKKI SIXX Reunited!

Former GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler and MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx were recently reunited after not being in contact with one another for several years. According to The Official Steven Adler Fan Site, Steven ran into his "old buddy" Sixx "at a recent fashion expo in Las Vegas . . . The ...

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