DEATH ANGEL Added To HALFORD Hollywood Gig

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area metallers DEATH ANGEL have been added to the HALFORD-headlined lineup of bands performing at House Of Blues in West Hollywood, California on Sunday, Feb. 2. Also set to appear at the show are TESTAMENT (direct support), VIO-LENCE and EXHUMED. ...

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DROWNING POOL Begin Singer Search, Cite AC/DC Inspiration

The remaining members of DROWNING POOL have started rehearsing again this week and now will actively seek out a replacement for frontman Dave Williams, who passed away last August. Bass player Stevie Benton told Australia's Undercover News their motivation in moving forward is the example set by AC/DC. "We have actually talked about the 'Back ...

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GODSMACK Set First Single From Upcoming CD

GODSMACK have set "Straight Out Of Line" as the first single from their upcoming album, "Faceless", due on Apr. 8, 2003 through Republic/Universal Records. The single is scheduled to hit radio next month. In other news, GODSMACK vocalist/songwriter Sully Erna says that the group's two Grammy Award nominations took the band by surprise, because they ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE's NIKKI SIXX: No Reunion Tour Until 2004

MÖTLEY CRÜE/BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION bassist Nikki Sixx has posted the following message in the "Rock'n'Roll Diary" section of CRÜE's official web site: "[BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION are] in the studio recording six more songs… 01. I Don't Care 02. Brace Yourself 03. Life 04. Crash (Temp Title) 05. Going Out 06. Shut The Fuck Up "I ...

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Ex-HELMET Man Leaves BUSH

Ex-HELMET/ORANGE 9MM guitarist Chris Traynor has left his spot in BUSH to join RIVAL SCHOOLS as a replacement for Ian Love, according to Buddyhead. An official confirmation of Traynor's departure from the BUSH camp has yet to be made. ...

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DEFTONES' MORENO: New Album Is More Energetic Than 'White Pony'

DEFTONES singer Chino Moreno recently spoke to Revolver magazine about the musical direction of the group's long-awaited fourth album, due in the spring via Maverick Records. "I don't like to drop clues before the album's finished," Moreno said. "This way, when you hear it, you'll hear it fresh. Good things come to those who wait." ...

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BILLY CORGAN Writes With LISA MARIE PRESLEY

Former SMASHING PUMPKINS and current ZWAN frontman Billy Corgan has co-written a song called "Savior" with LISA MARIE PRESLEY for the latter's upcoming debut album, due in stores April 8. Presley, of course, is the daughter of late music legend ELVIS PRESLEY. Meanwhile, ZWAN's "Honestly" video has been posted on the band's official site at ...

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BIOHAZARD Tap AMONG THIEVES Man As Permanent Live Guitarist

BIOHAZARD have tapped Scott Roberts (AMONG THIEVES, THE SPUDMONSTERS) as the group's permanent live guitarist due to the continuing health problems of regular axeman Carmine Vincent, who will continue writing music with the band. BIOHAZARD's latest effort, "Kill Or Be Killed", will surface in America through Sanctuary Records on Mar. 18. The European release through ...

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