PANTERA's New Found Power Has A Name: DAMAGEPLAN

PANTERA guitarist Dimebag Darrell and drummer Vinnie Paul have officially named their new band DAMAGEPLAN. The group, whose debut album is due January 27 through Elektra Records, also features singer Patrick Lachman, who used to play guitar in HALFORD and DIESEL MACHINE. Former JERRY CANTRELL back-up guitarist Shawn Matthews, who played bass in an early ...

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DARKANE Postpone Recording Sessions For New Album

Sweden's DARKANE have postponed the recording sessions for their fourth album until after their upcoming European tour with DEATH ANGEL. The delay is due to the fact that the group's guitarist Klas Ideberg recently underwent surgery for a slipped disc in his back and also because the band want to spend extra time building their ...

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SAXON: Songwriting Sessions Underway

SAXON frontman Biff Byford has posted the following update to the band's official web site: "Well its about time I filled you in on what's happening SAXON wise. So the DVD finally came out and it seems everybody loves it, it took some time to locate somebody to make the booklet and put it all ...

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HUNDRED REASONS To Support AC/DC In London

British five-piece HUNDRED REASONS have been confirmed as support for AC/DC at London Carling Hammersmith Apollo on October 21. As previously reported, AC/DC sold more than 4,000 tickets for the one-off U.K. show in just four minutes. AC/DC's appearance at Carling Apollo Hammersmith will be the band's first U.K. show since playing Milton Keynes Bowl ...

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JOURNEY's NEAL SCHON To Make G3 Appearance

According to the official JOURNEY web site, Neal Schon will be making two special guest appearances on the G3 '03 tour with Joe Satriani, Yngwie Malmsteen and Steve Vai. He will perform on Friday, October 17 at the Chronicle Pavilion in Concord, California and Monday, October 27 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. (Thanks: ...

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THE GATHERING Singer Guests On LAWN CD

THE GATHERING frontwoman Anneke van Giersbergen has recorded a guest appearance for the new CD from Dutch post-rockers LAWN. A release party for the album, titled "Backspace", will take place on October 24 at Vera in Groningen, Holland and Anneke will join the group on stage to perform the track live. For more information, visit ...

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