JUDAS PRIEST Frontman Hits Cover Circuit

JUDAS PRIEST frontman Tim "Ripper" Owens has been passing time recently by making several live appearances with an Ohio-based cover band THE SICKNESS, whose lineup includes two of Owens' former bandmates, bassist Dennis Hayes (formerly of Tim's pre-PRIEST band WINTERS BANE) and drummer Tim Semelsberger (from an early Ripper-fronted cover band, U.S. METAL). THE SICKNESS, ...

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AUDIOSLAVE Album Cover Posted Online

The cover artwork for AUDIOSLAVE's much-anticipated self-titled debut, due on November 19 through Epic Records, has been posted online at this location. AUDIOSLAVE features in its ranks ex-SOUNDGARDEN frontman Chris Cornell and former RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE members Tim Commerford (bass), Brad Wilk (drums), and Tom Morello (guitar). ...

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KYLE THOMAS Speaks Out On The PANTERA/EXHORDER 'Feud'

Vocalist Kyle Thomas of the much-missed New Orleans metallers EXHORDER, cited by many as the originators of the riff-heavy power-groove approach popularized by PANTERA, has spoken out about his group's alleged influence on the latter band the belief by some that PANTERA "ripped off" EXHORDER in order to attain their early major label success. "Although ...

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BACKYARD BABIES Guitarist Robbed And Assaulted

BACKYARD BABIES guitarist Dregen was robbed and assaulted in the early morning hours of Tuesday, October 15, according to the Swedish newspaper Expressen. Dregen and a friend had spent the night DJ-ing at the club Debaser in central Stockholm, Sweden and were on their way home when a car pulled up next to them at ...

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PRIMER 55 Part With Bassist, Enlist Temporary Replacement

PRIMER 55 have parted ways with bassist Kobie Jackson due to "personal and creative problems" and have temporarily replaced him with former 12V NEGATIVE EARTH four-stringer Toomey. "Due to personal and creative problems, Kobie Jackson has been asked to leave the band," said PRIMER 55 guitarist Bobby Burns in an official statement. "Jason and I ...

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AC/DC Bassist To Tour Eastern Europe

AC/DC bassist Cliff Williams will accompany Bosnian-American act EMIR AND THE FROZEN CAMELS on a mini-tour of Eastern Europe. The following dates have been confirmed thus far: Nov. 28 – Ljubljana, SLO @ TBA Nov. 29 – Zagreb, CRO @ TBA Nov. 30 – Zenica, BIH @ TBA Dec. 01 – Sarajevo, BIH @ TBA ...

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BEAST FEAST 2002: Complete Schedule Announced

The organizers of Beast Feast 2002, a two-day festival set to take place on December 14-15 at Makuhari Messe Event Hall in Tokyo, Japan, have announced the complete schedule for the event. The details are as follows: Saturday, Dec. 14: SOULFLY MOTORHEAD ARCH ENEMY HATEBREED BURNT BY THE SUN BAT CAVE PULLING TEETH UNDOWN YELLOW ...

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Former KISS Guitarist To Tour Switzerland

Former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick has announced a short tour of Switzerland in late November. All shows will feature Bruce with a full band performing material from Kulick's "Audio Dog" solo release and celebrating his KISS years, similar to the format utilized by the guitarist for his Australian appearances earlier in the year. Confirmed dates ...

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