APARTMENT 26 Announce U.K. Dates

APARTMENT 26, who feature in their ranks singer Biff Butler (son of former BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler), will be hitting the road in the U.K. later this month in preparation for the release of their sophomore album. "Music For The Massive", due on January 27 through Atlantic Records, was produced by Tchad Blake and ...

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Former ANTHRAX Singer To Perform At California's SOUTH BAY MUSIC AWARDS

Former ANTHRAX frontman Neil Turbin will be appearing live at the South Bay Music Awards on Saturday, November 8 at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center in Rendondo Beach, California. Performing with Neil will be guitarists Vernon Anderson (INVICTA) and Mitch Perry (MSG, HEAVEN), drummer Henry Moreno (IMAGIKA), and bassist Jamie Carter (GARY HOEY). Neil ...

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BESEECH Set Release Date For 'Drama'

Swedish "gothic metallers" BESEECH have set a January 26 release date through Napalm Records for their fourth full-length album, "Drama". The CD will also include a special enhanced portion featuring some "great surprises", according to the band. The follow-up to 2002's "Souls Highway" was recorded at Studio Mega and was mastered at Cutting Room. The ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: No Bonus Material Included On Forthcoming DVDs

GUNS N' ROSES' forthcoming DVD editions of the 1998 home video "Welcome to the Videos", plus the separate 1992 home videos "Use Your Illusion I" and "Use Your Illusion II: World Tour - 1992 in Tokyo" will include no bonus features not available on the original VHS releases, according to Billboard.com. Due on October 28 ...

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CLAWFINGER Guitarist Quits The Music Business

Longtime CLAWFINGER guitarist Erlend Ottem has left the band in order to pursue a career as a software specialist. "It has been a tough decision for me, but I have decided to settle down and focus on other directions such as family life and my profession," he said in a statement. "I will never forget ...

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SLIPKNOT's CLOWN: 'I Want To Go To Colleges And Give Seminars'

SLIPKNOT percussionist Shawn Crahan (a.k.a. The Clown) recently spoke to The New York Times about the debut CD from his side project TO MY SURPRISE. Earlier this year two murder suspects said that they listened to SLIPKNOT for motivation before stabbing a friend to death. For these and other reasons, finding a kinder, gentler project ...

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VELVET REVOLVER Guitarist Says Debut CD Will Be 'Unbelievable'

VELVET REVOLVER, the much buzzed-about rock group featuring STONE TEMPLE PILOTS vocalist Scott Weiland, former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash, bassist Duff McKagan, drummer Matt Sorum and guitarist Dave Kushner from Dave Navarro's (JANE'S ADDICTION) band, have officially selected Josh Abraham (STAIND, ORGY, POWERMAN 5000) to produce their much-anticipated debut album. The as-yet-untitled CD, which ...

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CAMP FREDDY To Play One-Off Show In Hollywood

CAMP FREDDY, the Los Angeles-based "jam" band consisting of JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro, former THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar), ex-GUNS N' ROSES/THE CULT drummer Matt Sorum, bassist Scott Ford, and vocalist Donovan Leitch (the son of 1960s U.K. folk-rock icon Donovan), will be playing a one-off show on November 15 at ...

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SCOTT WEILAND Files For Divorce

Scott Weiland, lead singer for the STONE TEMPLE PILOTS and VELVET REVOLVER, filed for divorce Tuesday (October 14) from his wife, according to the Associated Press. The couple married in May 2000 and separated in September 2002, documents said. Mary Weiland filed for divorce after their separation, but dropped the matter in August. Scott Weiland, ...

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