Former BLUE MURDER Bassist Joins FENDER's Artist Relations Dept.

Former BLUE MURDER/THE FIRM bassist Tony Franklin has joined Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) as part of its Artist Relations Department. Bringing more than twenty five years of professional experience on stage and in the studio, as well as his lifelong love of making music, Franklin will utilize his numerous music industry relationships to help ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Drummer Out?

Drummer Tom Gomes is strongly rumored to have left KILLSWITCH ENGAGE. His replacement, according to unconfirmed reports, is Justin Foley from KILLSWITCH ENGAGE singer Howard Jones' other band, BLOOD HAS BEEN SHED. No further information is available at this time. ...

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SLAYER: 'Soundtrack' Box Set To Surface In Late November

SLAYER's long-awaited four-disc box set "The Soundtrack To The Apocalypse" will now surface on November 25, according to a source close to the band. The set will include album tracks, live material and soundtrack contributions. As previously reported, SLAYER have written seven songs for a new album they hope to have out early next year. ...

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SEPULTURA To Record Brazilian TV Special

SEPULTURA will record a TV special later this week about the soundtrack to the movie "Lisbela e o Prisioneiro", on which they appear with two previously unreleased tracks — a cover song, "A Dança Das Borboletas", and the instrumental "O Matador". Next week, SEPULTURA will fly to Santiago, Chile to play a show at Instituto ...

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LINKIN PARK To Perform At SMOKEOUT FESTIVAL

LINKIN PARK will be performing at this year's Smokeout Festival at the NOS Events Center in San Bernadino, California on November 15. Other confirmed artists include DMX, CYPRESS HILL and PENNYWISE, with many others soon to be announced. Tickets go on sale Saturday, October 16 and are available at Ticketmaster outlets and via Ticketmaster.com. ...

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DARK FUNERAL: Live Album Details Revealed

DARK FUNERAL guitarist Lord Ahriman has posted the following update on the band's official web site: "It has been quite some time since DARK FUNERAL has released any official news. We might have been quiet but we sure haven't been inactive! After a successful gig at the Wacken Open Air Festival in Germany the first ...

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GODSMACK Rethink Acoustic EP Idea

GODSMACK appear to have changed their minds about releasing an all-acoustic EP, titled "The Other Side", next month through their label, Republic/Universal Records. The band recorded acoustic versions of "Serenity" and seven other songs during sessions in Hawaii this summer with producer David Bottrill. A tentative Nov. 18 release date is set, but LiveDaily.com quotes ...

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