SCOTT WEILAND: I Only Used Drugs Three Or Four Times In The Last Year

RollingStone.com has posted a lengthy VELVET REVOLVER article in which the bandmembers talk about everything from their previous groups to their battles with drug addiction. Several excerpts follow: Singer Scott Weiland attempting to "clear up" erroneous information about him that has appeared in the press: "I kicked my heroin habit a year ago, in May. ...

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MEGADETH: Drummer NICK MENZA To Rejoin The Fold?

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has revealed in an online posting at Megadeth.com that he has sent a copy of the new MEGADETH album, titled "The System Has Failed", to former drummer Nick Menza. Mustaine will meet with Menza in Los Angeles or Arizona to see if Nick "has got what it takes to play [the ...

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WIDOW To Release 'On Fire' Early Next Year

Raleigh, NC-based melodic thrashers WIDOW have set "On Fire" as the title of their new album, due in early 2005 on Tribunal Records. They have also added new vocalist Lili to the group. "Lili adds a new dimension to our music," stated lead guitarist Cristof. "I will continue to sing and so will John E, ...

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SHADOWCAST Prepare To Record New Album

Austrian "space metallers" SHADOWCAST, featuring DARKWELL/GRAVEWORM drummer Moritz Neuner and GRAVEWORM singer Stefan Fiori, will enter the studio in August/September to record their third release, tentatively due in February 2005. The new songs are said to be "darker, heavier and more diverse" than the band's previous material. More information is available at this ...

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WARGASM To Play Reunion Show?

Classic early-Nineties thrash band WARGASM are reportedly planning a reunion show on September 18, 2004 as part of a benefit concert at the Middle East club in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Also set to appear is the local thrash band TRIPHAMMER. No further information is currently available. WARGASM split up in 1995 after issuing their third full-length ...

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NECRONOMICON Film New Video

Montreal-based death metallers NECRONOMICON shot a video for their track "Dark Wings of Deceptions" on Thursday (June 17). The song comes off the band's sophomore full-length album, "The Sacred Medicines", which was released last year through Skyscraper Music. Upcoming NECRONOMICON shows: Jul. 13 - Chez Dagobert - Quebec City, QC Jul. 18 - Foufounes Electriques ...

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