JACKYL Frontman Speaks Out On AC/DC Collaboration

JACKYL frontman Jesse James Dupree recently spoke to Electricbasement.com about the group's collaboration with AC/DC vocalist Brian Johnson on the track "Kill The Sunshine" for JACKYL's as-yet-untitled new album. "I am very proud of it," Dupree stated. "It sounds like AC/DC but what do you expect when him and I are writing together? I think ...

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KREATOR To Embark On North American Tour

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: German Metal Pioneers KREATOR Embark on North American Hell Comes To Your Town Tour Celebrating 17 years of performing potent yet influential heavy metal music, Germany's KREATOR is geared to devastate North American venues to support its most recent endeavor Violent Revolution, released through SPV Music. KREATOR possesses an extensive history, pioneering ...

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INFERNAL COMBUSTION: Acclaimed Parody Webzine Returns From Hiatus

Infernal Combustion, the acclaimed parody heavy metal webzine, has returned from a six-month hiatus and launched its 25th batch of "slander, lies and mockery" upon the metalheads of the Internet. Frequently referred to as "The Onion of metal," Infernal Combustion features satirical stories sending up both modern and classic metal bands, written in a straight-faced ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND: I Really Want To Produce BURTON C. BELL's Solo Album

Multi-talented Canadian musician Devin Townsend (i.e. STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) has expressed interest in producing the forthcoming solo CD from ex-FEAR FACTORY frontman Burton C. Bell. "I would really like to produce Burton's new record," Townsend stated in an recent online newsletter. "I bet you it's going to be cool. Would I play on it? Maybe." ...

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Bassist BILLY MORRISON Quits THE CULT

Bassist Billy Morrison has officially left THE CULT. "It's official," Morrison stated via his web site. "I will not be playing in THE CULT anymore. I had a great time last year, and feel privileged to have had the opportunity to be a part of that band's long history. I move on now, and plan ...

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METALLICA Select RAMONES Cover For Tribute CD

METALLICA have selected the track "53rd & 3rd" as their contribution to the upcoming RAMONES tribute album, We're A Happy Family, which is due later in the year through DV8/Columbia Records, according to www.metallica.com Although the band had ended up recording and mixing no less than four RAMONES covers before deciding which track ...

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THE HAUNTED Postpone Recording Of Third CD

Swedish high-energy thrashers THE HAUNTED have reportedly pushed back the projected release date of their highly-anticipated third full-length album to early next year. Initially scheduled to be recorded in late August/September for a November release through Earache Records, the follow-up to The Haunted Made Me Do It is said to have been postponed as a ...

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SEPULTURA Finish Recording Covers EP

SEPULTURA have completed the recording process for their upcoming covers EP at Trama studios in São Paulo, Brazil with producer Steve Evetts (i.e. EARTH CRISIS, SNAPCASE) and are currently mixing the CD for a tentative October release. The complete track listing for the EP is as follows: 01. Mongoloid (DEVO) 02. Angel (MASSIVE ATTACK) 03. ...

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KISS' GENE SIMMONS: ACE FREHLEY Is Still In The Band

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons recently conducted an interview with Metal Edge magazine for their October 2002 issue in which he was asked point-blank to confirm that guitarist Ace Frehley was no longer a member of the band. "No, [he isn't out of the band]," Simmons told the magazine. "Statement of fact, statement of intention, statement ...

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