M3 Confirm TONY MARTIN's Departure, Seek Replacement

M3, the "classic WHITESNAKE" tribute band featuring Bernie Marsden (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Micky Moody (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Neil Murray (ex-WHITESNAKE, BLACK SABBATH), Jimmy Copley (drums, ex-PAUL RODGERS, GILLAN, BECK), and Mark Stanway (keyboards, ex-MAGNUM), have issued a statement confirming the departure of vocalist Tony Martin (ex-BLACK SABBATH) from the group's ranks. Commented Marsden, guitarist and driving force ...

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SCOTT WEILAND: DUI Trial Postponed

MTV.com reports: "Scott Weiland got a breather on Friday when his DUI trial was postponed. He's next due in court on May 11, two days before his band VELVET REVOLVER are set to launch their tour in St. Louis." VELVET REVOLVER's debut album, "Contraband", is scheduled for release on June 8 through RCA Records. The ...

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DREAM EVIL Set U.S. Release Date For 'The Book Of Heavy Metal'

DREAM EVIL — the Swedish band featuring acclaimed producer Fredrik Nordström (HAMMERFALL, IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, etc.), drummer Snowy Shaw (KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE, MEMENTO MORI, NOTRE DAME), and guitarist Gus G. (MYSTIC PROPHECY, NIGHTRAGE) — have set a July 13 U.S. release date through Century Media Records for their third album, "The ...

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YOB Part Ways With ABSTRACT SOUNDS, Seek New Label Home

Eugene, Oregon's YOB have parted ways with their record label, Abstract Sounds. "It was a amicable split, and YOB is fortunate to have worked with the truly fantastic folks at Abstract Sounds," reads a post on the group's web site. "Our new record, 'The Illusion Of Motion', will be finished May 3rd. We have not ...

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Michigan Girl Dies After Attending SLIPKNOT Concert

Danielle Quisenberry of Central Michigan Life reports that Alecia Holst had no idea when she left for Detroit Friday night (April 16) to attend a SLIPKNOT concert at Harpos Concert Theatre that it would be her last. Holst did not return to Mount Pleasant. While at the concert, she went into sudden cardiac arrest, her ...

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SAURON Finish Recording New Album

Dutch black metallers SAURON have completed the recording sessions for their second full-length album, "For A Dead Race", tentatively due in September through Neurotic Records. Mixing and mastering sessions are scheduled to take place next week. The follow-up to 2003's "Universe Of Filth" was recorded at Double Noise Studio and is said to be "more ...

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THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN Begin Recording New Album

Relapse Records recording artists THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN have begun the recording of their new full-length album, entitled "Miss Machine". The innovative band are recording at both NYC's Mission and Water recording studios with Steve Evetts (HATEBREED, THE CURE, SEPULTURA, etc). The much-anticipated follow up to "Calculating Infinity", "Miss Machine" will be mixed at NYC's ...

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