JOSH HOMME: NICK OLIVERI Wanted To Be The Next SID VICIOUS

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE frontman Josh Homme has given a lengthy interview to MTV.com about his decision to fire bassist Nick Oliveri from the group. Regarding the speculation that rampant drug use was responsible for Oliveri's removal, Homme said "Our whole band is full of hard partiers. We have put more people in rehab ...

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HEALER: Former WHITE ZOMBIE, STRIFE Members Recording New Demo

HEALER, the new Los Angeles-based band featuring former WHITE ZOMBIE drummer Ivan de Prume and ex-STRIFE guitarist Andrew Kline, are currently in the recording studio finishing vocal tracks for their upcoming demo. The band plan to begin playing live shows in the Los Angeles area in April. Joining the duo in the group are violinist/Canada ...

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DOHENY: Another Hollywood Date Announced

DOHENY, the California-based band formed by ex-THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar) and PITCHSHIFTER frontman Jon "J.S." Clayden, have announced another Hollywood date next month. Confirmed shows so far are as follows: Mar. 13 - The Gig – Hollywood, CA Apr. 02 - The Gig - Hollywood, CA Apr. 15 – King King ...

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LORDI To Release Sophomore Album In April

Finnish "monster metal" band LORDI have set an April 14 release date for their second, as-yet-untitled album. The group shot a video for the album's first single, "Blood Red Sandman", at a Helsinki studio last week. The CD was produced by Hiili Hiilesmaa (H.I.M., SENTENCED, AMORPHIS) and will contain the following track listing: 01. Blood ...

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SONATA ARCTICA Begin Recording New Album, Welcome Addition To Family

Finnish melodic metallers SONATA ARCTICA have commenced the recording sessions for the follow-up to 2003's "Winterheart's Guild", tentatively due later in the year through Spinefarm Records. In other news, SONATA ARCTICA drummer Tommy Portimo became the father of a "beautiful little baby girl" (46 cm, 2950 g) early in the morning on Saturday, March 6. ...

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SLIPKNOT To Film 'Duality' Video Later This Month

SLIPKNOT will be filming a video for their new single, "Duality", later this month at an as-yet-undisclosed location. More information will be made available soon. "Duality" is the first single off SLIPKNOT's as-yet-untitled new CD, due on May 25 through Roadrunner Records. The song will impact radio stations on May 4. The band will make ...

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REVEREND BIZARRE To Release New Vinyl EP In The Summer

Finland's REVEREND BIZARRE have set "Thulsa Doom" as the title of their new vinyl EP, tentatively due this summer through Aftermath Music. The release will feature two exclusive tracks from the band — "The Tree of Suffering" and "The Children of Doom" — and the first pressing will be limited to 500 "blood-red" copies. As ...

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DANZIG: New Album To Surface In Late May

DANZIG have set a tentative May 25 release date through Glenn Danzig's label Evilive for their eighth studio album, the as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2002's "777: I Luciferi". The CD will be released in Europe through Sweden's Regain Records. DANZIG's current lineup (click here to view photo) consists of Glenn Danzig (vocals), Tommy Victor ...

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