JONES'S LOUNGE To Make Live Debut

Louisiana-based JONES'S LOUNGE, featuring Kyle Thomas (EXHORDER, FLOODGATE), Dax Thieler (GREEN LEAF CULT), Jason Portera (PITS VS. PREPS), and Tommy Buckley (SOILENT GREEN), will make their live debut on Thursday, Dec. 19 at The Howlin' Wolf in New Orleans. Joining them on the bill will be the BLACK SABBATH tribute band BLACK EARTH (featuring Kyle, ...

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BLAZE Name Live Album

Britain's BLAZE, the band led by former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE frontman Blaze Bayley, have set "As Live As It Gets" as the title for their forthcoming double live album, due on Mar. 24, 2003 via SPV Records. The CD will feature material from the band's first two studio albums as well as songs from WOLFSBANE and ...

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BLIND GUARDIAN Explain San Antonio Cancellation

BLIND GUARDIAN have issued a statement regarding the cancellation of their scheduled gig in San Antonio, Texas — the second time the group have cancelled a Texan date on their current U.S. tour. It is as follows: "The promoter in San Antonio was told many times by the US tour manager Roger Smith that the ...

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BILLY MILANO: 'SERJ TANKIAN Is An Anti-American Piece Of Shit'

Former S.O.D. and current M.O.D. frontman Billy Milano has slammed SYSTEM OF A DOWN frontman Serj Tankian and AUDIOSLAVE guitarist Tom Morello for their recent condemnation of President George Bush over his foreign policy and the possibility of the U.S. waging war on Iraq. "You know, I love it! People know more about politics then ...

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KORN Cancel 'Pop Sux' Tour Dates

KORN have had to cancel the last five nights of their "Pop Sux Tour" in the United States for fear that Jonathan Davis may cause permanent damage to his voice if the shows continue. Davis is suffering from strained vocal chords and is under doctors orders to stop the shows. Only the final five U.S. ...

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METALLICA Launch Bassist Search: 'The Vibe Is The Most Important Thing'

METALLICA's search to replace bassist Jason Newsted officially got underway last week, the group have announced via their web site (www.metallica.com). The band, who split with Newsted in January 2001 following disagreements over Jason's then-side project ECHOBRAIN, had previously maintained that they would wait until they had finished the recordings for their new album before ...

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TOMMY LEE Wrongful-Death Lawsuit Gets Trial Date

A Los Angeles judge has set a trial date of April 2 for the wrongful-death lawsuit brought by the parents of a four-year-old boy who drowned last year while attending a birthday party at ex-MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee's Malibu residence. Superior Court Judge Richard Neidorf decided that the case should be heard before a ...

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SKINLAB Drop Off DOPE Tour

SKINLAB have dropped off the DOPE U.S. tour "due to a strained nerve in the shoulder of guitarist Snake," according to the band's official web site. "The guys are headed home to seek medical attention. SKINLAB would like to apologize to their fans for any missed dates." ...

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VIO-LENCE: Live Track Posted Online

A rough-mix live recording of VIO-LENCE's "Phobophobia", taken from the band's upcoming live album, has been posted online at this location. The as-yet-untitled effort, which is currently being mixed by Chris Hanson (TECHNOCRACY, THE SERVANTS, M.I.R.V., RIVERRED) at Redcar Lane Productions, is tentatively due for release in early 2003. ...

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