METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT, ROB ZOMBIE Remember JOHNNY RAMONE

METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett and Rob Zombie are among the musicians that have contributed testimonials to the enduring influence of Johnny Ramone and his seminal punk rock outfit the RAMONES in the latest issue of Rolling Stone magazine. Kirk Hammett: "I would come into contact with Johnny in the mid-Eighties, and I was intimidated. I'd ...

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VINCE NEIL Collaborates With DESMOND CHILD On New Solo Single

MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman Vince Neil has collaborated with songwriting legend Desmond Child (BON JOVI, AEROSMITH, RICKY MARTIN) on a new song called "Promise Me". A video for the track will be filmed during Neil's appearance at The Palms Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV on October 3. The free event, which will serve as ...

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OMEGA TRIBE To Begin Recording Third Album In November

Bristol, Tennessee's hardcore metallers OMEGA TRIBE will enter Sonic Designs studio in Bristol with producer Mike Stephenson in November to begin recording their third album, tentatively titled "III". Songtitles set to appear on the album include "War Inside", "Callous", "Bottom Feeder", "Man-Ape", "Night Terror", "Godless", "Under One Sun", "Charmed", "No Love Lost" and "No End". ...

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Former THE ALMIGHTY Bassist Diagnosed With Leukemia

Former THE ALMIGHTY bassist Floyd London has been diagnosed with leukemia. Floyd will commence treatment straight away and "we have every reason to believe that he will come out fighting and will beat it!" reads a posting on the group's web site. "If you would like to leave your messages for Floyd — please log ...

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RUDY SARZO, BOBBY ROCK Among Guest Musicians On Upcoming MICHAEL ANGELO CD

Rudy Sarzo (DIO, ex-QUIET RIOT, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, WHITESNAKE, OZZY OSBOURNE), Bobby Rock (SLAUGHTER), Mark Tremonti (ALTER BRIDGE, ex-CREED), Jim Gillette (ex-NITRO) and Doug Marks ("Metal Method" founder) are among the musicians scheduled to appear on the new solo CD from former NITRO guitarist Michael Angelo Batio, tentatively due in early 2005. In other news, Michael ...

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CAMP FREDDY: More House Of Blues Shots Posted Online

More photos from CAMP FREDDY's performance at the House of Blues in Anaheim, CA Saturday night (Sept. 25) have been posted online at this location. CAMP FREDDY were joined by a host of well-known guest musicians during the show, including Scott Weiland (VELVET REVOLVER, ex-STONE TEMPLE PILOTS), Courtney Love (HOLE), Jerry Cantrell (ex-ALICE ...

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IN FLAMES: CBGB Show Cancelled?

The IN FLAMES show in New York City, originally scheduled for Wednesday, September 29, appears to have been cancelled. TicketWeb, the company that sells tickets for the CBGB venue in New York City, has apparently sent out an e-mail to all ticket holders stating that the tickets purchased for the show "will be automatically refunded ...

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SLAYER Forced To Cut Munich Show Short After TOM ARAYA Loses Voice

SLAYER were forced to cut their set short in Munich, Germany Monday night (Sept. 27) after frontman Tom Araya lost his voice mid-performance. The following report was e-mailed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET by a web site visitor in Munich: "[The show] started quite good with a lively HATEBREED performance. SLIPKNOT doing a nice show as well. And ...

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TOMMY LEE To Embark On Book-Signing Tour

MTV.com reports: In what is sure to be the literary event of the year, former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee will be hitting bookstores across the U.S. on a tour in support of his biography "Tommyland". Lee will be signing copies of the book on the nine-day tour beginning October 25 at the Rockefeller Center ...

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