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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GOD AMONG INSECTS: Debut Album Details Revealed

GOD AMONG INSECTS, the Swedish "old-school" death metal band featuring vocalist Emperor Magus Caligula (DARK FUNERAL), guitarist Lord K (a.k.a. Kenth Philipson) (THE PROJECT HATE), bassist Tomas Elofsson (SANCTIFICATION) and drummer Tobias Gustafsson (VOMITORY) will enter Abyss Studios on Saturday, March 20 with engineer Tommy TÃĪgtgren to begin recording their debut album, "World Wide Death", ...

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GEORGE LYNCH To Release Tribute To His Influences

Former DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch will be issuing a new solo album, entitled "Furious George", in April through Shrapnel Records. "It is a compilation of sometimes-obscure songs that were inspirational to me growing up playing guitar," George said. Songs set to appear on the CD are: 01. Blood of the Sun (MOUNTAIN) 02. Precious and ...

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KREATOR Complete Rough Versions Of Seven New Songs

The following update was posted at KREATOR's official web site: "The songwriting process of the new KREATOR album is slowly but surely taking form! Those who've already heard some material describe it as complex, intense, fast, violent and melodic." Commented KREATOR guitarist/vocalist Mille Petrozza: "Dear friends. Writing and arranging a new record is always exciting, ...

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RICKY WARWICK To Attend Tattoo Contest

Former THE ALMIGHTY frontman Ricky Warwick is tentatively scheduled to make an appearance at the The 2nd Annual Saints and Sinners Tattoo Contest being sponsored by Harry's Tattoo Shop (web site). The event, which will benefit "A Little Life", is slated to take place June 19 at Harry's Tattoo Shop (2333 Riverside Drive) ...

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SADUS: More European Tour Dates Announced

More details have been revealed about SADUS' upcoming European tour, which is scheduled to kick off in early April. The group's itinerary is shaping up as follows: Mar. 27 - San Francisco, CA - Avalon Ballroom (w/ TESTAMENT, DEATH ANGEL) Apr. 02 - Thessiloniki, GRE - Mylos Xilourgio Apr. 03 - Athens, GRE - An ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist To Embark On Solo Tour

GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Buckethead (who is rumored to no longer be a member of the Axl Rose-fronted combo) will be opening for the band PARTICLE on the following dates: Mar. 31 - Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Club Apr. 01 - Minneapolis, MN @ Cabooze On West Bank Apr. 02 - Madison, WI @ Luthers ...

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