MOB RULES Part Ways With Guitarist, Announce Replacement

German melodic metallers MOB RULES have parted ways with guitarist Oliver Fuhlhage. "Oliver left the band for new horizons in private and professional matters," the group write on their web site. "Having eight great years with him, his performance on the strings pushed us forward and we'd like to have him a great time and ...

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GENE SIMMONS Comments On SPACESHIPONE Launch

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons has posted the following message on his web site: "Woke up at 2:30 am Monday morning, drove out to the Mojave desert to be a guest at an historic event. Was invited to attend the fantastic second launch of SpaceshipOne by Bob Lorsh. This is the commercial venture that successfully went ...

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AMORPHIS Launch Vocalist Search

Finland's AMORPHIS have launched a search for an "experienced vocalist." Send all applications (including a photo and CD/CDR) by the end of October to: Amorphis-Yhtymä, c/o Piikkikasvi, Tallberginkatu 1/40, 00180 Helsinki Finland As previously reported, longtime AMORPHIS singer Pasi Koskinen left the band in August. Pasi's last live appearance with the band took place at ...

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MARILYN MANSON: Wedding Planned In November?

Marilyn Manson will marry his girlfriend Dita von Teese in Berlin and the two are looking for a castle in the area where they can hold the ceremony, the German news site DW-World.de reports. The 35-year-old singer, known for his macabre lyrics and gruesome stage shows, plans to stay for a few months and may ...

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U.D.O. Drummer Sits Out European Tour

U.D.O. drummer Lorenzo Milani has been forced to sit out the band's current European due to "personal problems," according to a posting on the group's web site. Filling in for the tour behind the kit is Francesco Jovino. In other news, U.D.O. have announced that they have terminated their working relationship with Frank Trzaskosky of ...

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DISTANT THUNDER To Perform As HELSTAR In San Antonio

DISTANT THUNDER, the new band featuring former HELSTAR/DESTINY'S END and current SEVEN WITCHES frontman James Rivera, will play a special HELSTAR set at Sam's Burger Joint in San Antonio, Texas on October 29. Also appearing on the bill will be ANCIENT CROSS and ONE OF SIX. The show will serve as a warm-up gig for ...

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DYING FETUS Part Ways With Singer

DYING FETUS have parted ways with vocalist Vince Matthews. "This action was taken due to a number of musical, professional, and personal reasons that we feel do not need elaboration at this time," the band write on their web site. "However, Vince remains a longtime friend of several DYING FETUS members and we wish him ...

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