KITTIE's MORGAN On FALLON's Departure: We've Lost Something

KITTIE frontwoman Morgan Lander recently told New York Daily News that the band have yet to fully recover from the departure of former guitarist Fallon Bowman in 2001. "It's mostly just personally frustrating," Lander said. "You all work together and you feel like you're a team, and then someone brings forth this idea that they're ...

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HADES Drummer Stricken With Cancer

HADES drummer Ron Lipnicki is battling testicular cancer which has spread to his lymph nodes. He is currently undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatment to fight the disease. Stated HADES guitarist Dan Lorenzo: "[Ron] is only 31 [years old and a] REALLY nice guy. Unlike me, I've never heard him say a bad word about anyone. ...

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DISHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Announce Dutch, German Dates

Reunited Austrian death metal veterans DISHARMONIC ORCHESTRA have announced the following dates in March: Mar. 06 - Ajz – Wermelskirchen, GER Mar. 07 - Gigant – Eindhoven, NETH* Mar. 08 - Staddijk – Nijmegen, NETH* Mar. 09 - Effenaar – Eindhoven, NETH* * with NO RETURN, ABSORBED DISHARMONIC ORCHESTRA have also confirmed their appearance at ...

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W.A.S.P.'s LAWLESS: 'In PETE We Trust'

W.A.S.P. mainman Blackie Lawless has issued a public letter of support for THE WHO guitarist Pete Townshend over accusations that the latter has downloaded pornographic images of children over the Internet. Lawless' letter reads as follows: "Gathering support for Townshend... "Judge not lest ye be judged.... I have watched the events in the last few ...

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THIN LIZZY Confirmed For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD 2003

THIN LIZZY are the latest act to have been confirmed for the next installment of Bang Your Head festival, scheduled to take place Jun. 27-28, 2003 in Balingen, Germany. The list of artists set to appear at Bang Your Head 2003 now looks like this: TWISTED SISTER U.D.O HAMMERFALL THIN LIZZY DOKKEN SODOM OVERKILL ANNIHILATOR ...

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HELLION In Writing Mode

HELLION's new album, "Will Not Go Quietly", has not yet been released (it is due on Jan. 27 via Massacre), but the group have already commenced the songwriting process for its follow-up. "The band is about 1/2 done with the writing for yet another new album," frontwoman Ann Boleyn wrote on the band's official web ...

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EXODUS Split With Singer, Seek Replacement

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS have parted ways with frontman Steve "Zetro" Souza. The group, who were most recently in the process of completing the songwriting sessions for their first studio album since 1992's "Force Of Habit", are said to have split with Souza over the singer's lack of commitment to the band ...

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