HARLEY FLANAGAN Slams CRO-MAGS 'Farewell' Tour Plans

CRO-MAGS co-founder Harley Flanagan (bass/vocals) has issued a statement slamming his former bandmate, vocalist John Joseph, over his plans to embark on a CRO-MAGS "farewell" tour next month with an all-new lineup that does not include Flanagan. The statement reads as follows: "Harley Flanagan WILL NOT be touring with John Bloodclot and his NO-MAGS. This ...

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AGNOSTIC FRONT Guitarist Signs Deal With STILLBORN RECORDS

Stillborn Records, the label headed up by HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta, have inked a deal with AGNOSTIC FRONT guitarist Vinny Stigma. Also freshly signed to the label are Connecticut's WITH HONOR, who include in their ranks former members of HAMARTIA and IN PIECES. WITH HONOR's first release for Stillborn will be an EP that they ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER Quits UFO — Again

Guitarist Michael Schenker has quit UFO. The official statement announcing Schenker's departure from the group reads as follows: "Michael Schenker quits UFO!!! Michael gives back his 50% so they can tour (without Michael Schenker). Be aware if you buy a UFO concert ticket — it will be without Michael Schenker! Don't be fooled again." In ...

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L/P Set American Release Date For Debut CD

L/P, the new group featuring former DOKKEN members George Lynch (guitar) and Jeff Pilson (bass/vocals), have set an April 8 release date through Spitfire Records for their debut self-titled offering. The complete track listing for the album is as follows: 01. Breath & A Scream 02. Beast In The Box 03. When You Bleed 04. ...

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LIMP BIZKIT Frontman Takes 'Inspirational, Romantic' Trip

LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst has posted the following message at www.limpbizkit.com: "Just got back from La Jolla, CA. Night before last, I decided to go on an inspirational romantic trip to a private Spanish estate on the cliffs above black beach. I took a helicopter there and had such an amazing time. No one ...

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TOMMY LEE Is Drinkin' Heavy, Tippin' Light

The following item was originally published in today's edition of the New York Post: Randy rocker Tommy Lee was well-lubricated for a recent recording session. Lee and his bandmates showed up to Rande Gerber's The Whiskey in the W Times Square the other night and proceeded to drink dirty gin martinis. Then, they tottered out ...

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ICED EARTH Mainman To Publish Band Autobiography

ICED EARTH mainman Jon Schaffer has posted the following message via the group's official web site (www.icedearth.com): "Greetings, "Well, now that the [record] deal [with SPV/Steamhammer] is finally done, studio arrangements are being made. We are getting a later start than I wanted but that's rock n roll. We should be recording in mid-March and ...

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ANKLA Announce Upcoming Gigs

Los Angeles-based ANKLA, featuring guitarist Ramon Ortiz (PUYA), Brazilian vocalist Ikaro Stafford, L.A local J.J. McNeal on bass, and drummer Aaron Rossi (STRIFE, SHELTER, MEDICATION), have announced the following dates in February: Feb. 14 – Concord, CA @ Bourbon St Bar and Grill Feb. 15 – Alameda, CA @ Rooster House ...

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