ABORTED Announce New Drummer

Belgian gory death metallers ABORTED have announced the addition of drummer Gilles Delecroix to the group's ranks. Gilles replaces longtime drummer Frank, who amicably left the group last month due to "musical differences." "This French little pervert will be playing all shows from now on & we can tell you we're thrilled to have him ...

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DOKKEN Set Release Date For 'Hell To Pay'

DOKKEN have set a May 18 release date through Sanctuary Records for their new album, "Hell To Pay". The follow-up to 2002's "Long Way Home" is expected to feature the lineup of Don Dokken (vocals), Barry Sparks (bass, TED NUGENT, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, MSG), Mick Brown (drums) and John Devin (guitar, ex-DORO). No further information is ...

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GUNS N' ROSES' Petition Turned Down

The U.S. District Court in L.A. turned down GUNS N' ROSES' petition today seeking a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction against Geffen Records seeking to prevent the label from releasing a greatest hits record from the band, according to Hits Daily Double. The suit claimed that GNR hasn't "been given the opportunity ...

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ICED EARTH's New York City Concert Sold Out!

ICED EARTH's April 29 performance at B.B. King's in New York City has officially sold out, club officials have confirmed. According to Rena Siwek, P.R. Director for B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, the event was "one of the fastest selling shows here at B.B. King's, but then again, ICED EARTH always pulls them in ...

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TESTAMENT Cancel Hometown Show

San Francisco Bay Area thrashers TESTAMENT have been forced to pull out of their previously announced hometown show at the Avalon Ballroom on March 27 due to the fact that "the promoter never delivered on major commitments related to advertising," according to a post on the band's web site. "Refunds for tickets should be made ...

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TAPROOT Collaborate With BILLY CORGAN, DEFTONES' CARPENTER

TAPROOT recently collaborated with former SMASHING PUMPKINS/ZWAN mainman Billy Corgan on material for the group's upcoming third Velvet Hammer/Atlantic album. "We went to meet Billy hoping to learn how to approach songwriting in a new way," drummer Jared Montague told Billboard.com. "We ended up getting about a year's worth of music and life education in ...

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