AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE: Why We Left COAL CHAMBER Tour

AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE bassist Chad Hanks has issued the following statement regarding the group's decision to withdraw from the ongoing COAL CHAMBER/MEDICATION US tour: "The Official Reason We Have Dropped Off of the Coal Chamber Tour: Our producer and label owner, Rick Rubin, has requested that we take these next 5-7 weeks (depending on if ...

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QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE: No GROHL At Next Batch Of Dates

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE will not utilize the services of FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl on drums for their next batch of dates. As previously reported, Grohl was behind the kit for QUEENS' upcoming Interscope album, Songs for the Deaf, and a spring North American club tour, but will play his last show with ...

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ANTHRAX's SCOTT IAN: You Cannot Kill What Doesn't Die

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian has posted a message on the group's official web site in an attempt to clarify drummer Charlie Benante's previous post in which Benante revealed that the band were " once again experiencing some obstacles in getting the new record out." "I've gotten swamped by e-mails expressing your concerns about ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE's GEOFF TATE: Gimme Back The Sax

QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate had his saxophone was stolen from the Birch Hill Nite Club in Old Bridge, New Jersey on Friday, July 12th. Anyone with information that directly leads to getting it back will receive an Empire platinum album signed by Geoff. E-mail any info you may have to: [email protected] ...

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BUCKCHERRY Split: The Official Statement

BUCKCHERRY have issued a brief "official" statement announcing the group's split following the departure of vocalist Joshua Todd (as first reported here yesterday). It is as follows: "Josh has recently decided to quit BUCKCHERRY and pursue a different musical path. He was no longer having fun being in BUCKCHERRY and the process of making the ...

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STEEL PROPHET Part Ways With Vocalist RICK MYTHIASIN

Nuclear Blast recording artists STEEL PROPHET have parted ways with vocalist Rick Mythiasin due to "musical and personal differences". The split was reportedly amicable and the remaining members of STEEL PROPHET would like to wish Mythiasin all the best in his future musical endeavors. As for the future of STEEL PROPHET, bassist Vince Dennis says ...

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H.I.M. Become HER

In the "we-are-not-kidding" department: Finland's H.I.M. (which stands for HIS INFERNAL MAJESTY) recently serviced their European smash single, "Join Me", to US stations under the group moniker HER after they were threatened with legal action by a band from Chicago who registered the HIM name in the US. The Illinois-based act's mainman, Doug Sharin, appears ...

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