GUNS N' ROSES Bassist To Hit The Road: Tour Dates Announced

Tommy Stinson, founding member and bass player for the seminal rock group THE REPLACEMENTS and bass player of the new GUNS N' ROSES, will embark on a three-week U.S. tour in late August along with Hearbox Records recording artists THE FIGGS. Performing in an acoustic setting, Stinson will be previewing some of the songs from ...

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FLOTSAM AND JETSAM To Appear On METALLICA Tribute DVD

FLOTSAM AND JETSAM will be contributing a song to the upcoming METALLICA tribute DVD currently being produced by Bob Kulick (brother of Bruce) for release through Cleopatra Records. "This will be the second such project for the label, and as you may already know, [FLOTSAM AND JETSAM singer] Eric A.K. was on the first one ...

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SHADOWS FALL To Be Featured On FSN's '54321'

SHADOWS FALL will be featured on "54321", FSN's (Fox Sports Net) new daily extreme sports show this Tuesday, July 15. This feature will include an interview with the band along with some live footage from their Ozzfest performance in Los Angeles. "54321" airs at 5:00 p.m. PST on Fox Sports West. The show also provides ...

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METALLICA Sell Out Shows In Sydney And Melbourne

METALLICA's Australian shows in Sydney and Melbourne, scheduled to take place in January 2004, have completely sold out, according to Undercover News. Some tickets are still available for Brisbane at Brisbane Entertainment Centre on January 19 and shows for Auckland, Adelaide and Perth are yet to be announced. METALLICA are set to be the headline ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS: Life After JUDAS PRIEST

Former JUDAS PRIEST singer Tim "Ripper" Owens says that he was on a road trip — in a minivan visiting out-of-state relatives — when his former bandmembers made the announcement last Friday (July 11) that he was being replaced by the group's longtime frontman Rob Halford. "I wish I could have been in town, but ...

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Former WHITE ZOMBIE Drummer Seeking Musicians For New Project

Former WHITE ZOMBIE drummer Ivan de Prume is forming a new band and is looking for a guitarist, bassist, vocalist and keyboardist/programmer to complete the group's lineup. Says Ivan, "[All applicants] must have similar taste to write and collaborate with from the ground up. I have a particular vision in mind that I need to ...

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MARILYN MANSON To Tour Australia In September

MARILYN MANSON will embark on a short tour of Australia in September. Confirmed dates are as follows: Sep. 13 – Brisbane, AUS @ Brisbane Entertainment Centre Sep. 15 – Melbourne, AUS @ Vodafone Arena Sep. 19 – Sydney, AUS @ The Entertainment Centre Tickets go on sale Friday, July 25. ...

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AMON AMARTH Confirmed For Austria's SKELETON BASH

Sweden's AMON AMARTH have been confirmed for this year's Skeleton Bash festival, set to take place July 25-26 in Innsbruck, Austria. They will play on Saturday, July 26 between 9:40 and 10:40 p.m. Other bands scheduled to appear at the event include MY DYING BRIDE, DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER, DARKSEED, ANCIENT, HOLLENTHON, ASHES YOU LEAVE, DOOMSWORD, ...

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MERLIN Drummer Killed In Car Accident

Nick Byckoff, drummer for Russia's "most aggressive and brutal" death metal band MERLIN, was reportedly killed in a car accident on Sunday, July 13. An official statement from the group is expected shortly. MERLIN are currently recording their third album for Great White North Records, entitled "Brutal Constructor". The studio sessions should resume within the ...

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DISTURBED Singer Talks About His Label Imprint

DISTURBED frontman David Draiman recently spoke to Metal Edge magazine about his Warner Bros.-backed label imprint, Intoxication Records. "[The label] is mine and [DISTURBED guitarist] Danny [Donegan]'s, who I invited in on it with me," Draiman revealed. "I value his judgment and his ear for music is fantastic. He's my songwriting partner, and there's nobody ...

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