AMARAN Announce New Drummer

Swedish progressive metallers AMARAN have announced the addition of drummer Pär Hjulström to the group's ranks. Hjulström joins AMARAN as a temporary replacement for Robin Bergh, who left the band in March for personal reasons. Pär will play with the band at the 2000 Decibel festival which takes place May 21-22 in Bengtsfors, Sweden. If ...

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No More 'The Osbournes'?

The following item appeared in the "Page Six" column of today's New York Post: "Finally, the final season of 'The Osbournes' may be upon us. When 'Entertainment Tonight' asked Jack Osbourne about the future of the show, the recovering pill addict sighed: 'I don't know. It's been mentioned. I don't know if I really want ...

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IAN ASTBURY Has No Future Plans With THE CULT

Former THE CULT frontman Ian Astbury recently spoke to Live Daily about his work with THE DOORS OF THE 21ST CENTURY and his upcoming solo album. Asked if he has any future plans with THE CULT, Astbury said, "At the moment, no. We revisited THE CULT after a four-year hiatus, we released an album, and ...

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DEATH ANGEL To Guest On 107.7 THE BONE

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area metallers DEATH ANGEL will be appearing on 107.7 The Bone's "Metal Zone" with Billy Steel this Friday night (April 30) between 9:00 p.m. and midnight PST. DEATH ANGEL will be talking about their upcoming CD, "The Art of Dying", and will be premiering several cuts off the album. Listen to ...

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THRESHOLD To Tour Europe With DEAD SOUL TRIBE

U.K. progressive metallers THRESHOLD will be teaming up with DEAD SOUL TRIBE, the band fronted by ex-PSYCHOTIC WALTZ vocalist Devon Graves (a.k.a. Buddy Lackey), for a European tour beginning on September 6. Prior to the start of the tour, THRESHOLD will play three U.K. shows (Sept. 2-4) with such bands as POWER QUEST, GAMMA RAY ...

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PRIMATE To Play Free Show In Hollywood

PRIMATE, the San Francisco-based featuring former members of SYSTEMATIC and SKINLAB, will be performing a free show at The Viper Room in West Hollywood, CA on Monday, May 17. The show starts at 9:15 p.m. The band, who are currently putting the finishing touches on a new demo, are also playing three shows with DEATH ...

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METALLICA: 'Frantic' Video Honored With PRISM Award

METALLICA's "Frantic" was honored with the "Music Video" award at the eighth annual Prism Awards, presented for accurate portrayals of drug, alcohol and tobacco use within entertainment programming. The awards were presented Thursday night (April 29) at the Hollywood Palladium by the Entertainment Industries Council Inc. in partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and ...

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ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO To Contribute Song To Jazz Compilation

ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO, the jazz ensemble led by former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE guitarist Alex Skolnick, will be contributing a track to "Expressions In Jazz Major", a limited-edition jazz compilation album to be released this July. The album will benefit the Instruments for the Youth Foundation. The Florida based non-profit organization works to provide free musical instruments to ...

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Former EUROPE Guitarist KEE MARCELLO Resurfaces With K2

K2, the new band led by former EUROPE guitarist Kee Marcello, will release their debut album, "Melon Demon Divine", on June 17 through Frontiers Records. As a member of EUROPE, Kee recorded two highly successful albums ("Out of This World" and "Prisoners In Paradise") and did three world tours including the one in support of ...

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