IZZY STRADLIN Joins VELVET REVOLVER Onstage At Italian Festival

Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Izzy Stradlin joined VELVET REVOLVER onstage at the Independent Days festival in Bologna, Italy Sunday night (Sept. 5) for a rendition of GNR's "It's So Easy". According to one attendee, Izzy had been hanging out in the backstage area unrecognized by most people, wearing sandals, black pants and a black ...

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SCOTT WEILAND Fumes Over STP Sticker Slight

People.co.uk reports that VELVET REVOLVER frontman Scott Weiland freaked out during a CD signing session at the Piccadilly Virgin Megastore on Friday (September 3) in London after seeing a sticker on the band's CD which said, "Featuring members of GUNS N' ROSES," but contained no mention of Weiland's old band, STONE TEMPLE PILOTS. Weiland demanded ...

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SLASH Discusses His MCFARLANE Toy

BBC Radio 1 spoke to guitarist Slash backstage before the VELVET REVOLVER gig in London on Thursday night (Sept. 2). Asked about the Slash figure that is being developed by McFarlane Toys (the same company that has previously produced toys for OZZY OSBOURNE and KISS), Slash responded, "It's not an action figure, you know, I ...

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THUNDRA Sign With NEW AEON MEDIA

Norwegian metallers THUNDRA, featuring former members of EINHERJER and ENSLAVED, have inked a deal with Karmageddon Media subsidiary New Aeon Media. The group, who were previously signed to Spinefarm Records, are completing work on their sophomore album at Black Dimension studio for an early 2005 release. The group's 2003 demo (featuring the cuts "On Thorns", ...

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DAYLIGHT DIES Complete Songwriting Process For New Album

North Carolina-based doom/death metallers DAYLIGHT DIES have completed the songwriting process for their as-yet-untitled sophomore album. "The finishing touches and details are being added to all songs and the band will soon book studio time," the band write on their web site. "There are eight songs in total with all the material clocking in a ...

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OBITUARY Bassist: We Will Make The Heaviest Album We've Ever Recorded

OBITUARY bassist Frank Watkins recently spoke to Decibel magazine about the songwriting process for the group's new studio album, tentatively due in 2005 through an as-yet-undetermined label (most likely Roadrunner). Watkins described the group's new material as "Going towards more of our older style, more like the 'Slowly We Rot' or 'Cause of Death' era; ...

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SEPULTURA: New Album Due In Early 2005

Brazilian thrashers SEPULTURA have commenced the songwriting process for their new album, tentatively due in early 2005. "The guys have been really busy down here," reads a posting on the band's web site. "Shows all over Brazil in the weekends and practice during the week. And they are also practicing a lot of surprises for ...

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BEHEMOTH: 'Demigod' Cover Posted Online

Polish black metallers BEHEMOTH have posted the cover artwork for their new album, "Demigod", at this location. "Demigod" was mixed by BEHEMOTH frontman Nergal and producer Daniel Bergstrand (MESHUGGAH, IN FLAMES) at Dug-Out studios in Uppsala, Sweden, while mastering duties were handled at the Cutting Room studios in Stockholm. A guest appearance by ...

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