PISSING RAZORS Part With Vocalist, Announce Replacement

Texas' PISSING RAZORS have parted ways with vocalist Jason Bragg due to "creative differences." Bragg, who joined the band in early 2001 and appeared on the band's last album, Where We Come From, has gone on to start his own ventures. He is replaced in the group by Andre Acosta, a "very talented and dedicated ...

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DAVE LOMBARDO On Next SLAYER CD: 'I'm Definitely In'

SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo has once again reaffirmed his desire to play on the group's forthcoming studio effort, which is not expected to surface before 2004 at the earliest. "I didn't jump in right away and say, 'OK, yeah, I wanna do this and that,' " Lombardo told MTV.com about his decision to record the ...

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PAPA ROACH Undergo Management 'Adjustment'

PAPA ROACH have undergone a management "adjustment," parting ways with Big Time Management's Bret Bair and upping road manager Dennis Sanders to full-time management duties, according to Hits Daily Double. Sanders previously co-managed the band with Bair. ...

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SAL ABRUSCATO On LIFE OF AGONY Reunion: 'It's Gonna Be Awesome'

Former LIFE OF AGONY/TYPE O NEGATIVE drummer Sal Abruscato has officially confirmed plans for the classic line-up of L.O.A.Keith Caputo (vocals), Alan Robert (bass), Joey Z (guitar) and Abruscato — to reunite for a series of shows during the early part of 2003. "Can't give dates or anything like that yet but it's ...

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Ex-HELLOWEEN Frontman Finalizes Track Listing For New CD

SUPARED, the new group fronted by former HELLOWEEN singer Michael Kiske, have finalized the track listing for their long-awaited debut album (Kiske's third as a solo artist), due in January through Noise/Sanctuary Records. It is as follows: 01. Reconsider (Taraxes/Kiske) 02. Can I Know Now? (Kiske) 03. Let's Be Sun-Like (Kiske) 04. He Pretends (Kiske) ...

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GODSMACK Frontman To Publish Autobiography

GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna is in the process of writing his autobiography which he hopes to release sometime next year. "The book is basically just my life from the time I was born until GODSMACK started," Erna told MTV.com. "I wanted to write about the whole experience of trying to get there, and hopefully that ...

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DEEP PURPLE Compile Footage For Upcoming Documentary

DEEP PURPLE frontman Ian Gillan has reportedly been compiling video footage for an upcoming documentary. In addition, several concerts on the last tour with Jon Lord were recorded, including the second show at London's Hammersmith Apollo (with members of IRON MAIDEN making a guest appearance during "Smoke On The Water"), the gig at Birmingham's NEC ...

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THE WILDHEARTS Score Top 40 Hit

THE WILDHEARTS have scored their first Top 40 hit in almost five years with new single, "Vanilla Radio", which crashed into the UK charts at number 26. The band's last single, "Urge", also debuted in the UK Top 40 at number 26 back in 1997. ...

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METALIUM Announce Italian, Brazilian Gigs

Germany's METALIUM have lined up the following gigs during October: Oct. 18 – Milan, ITA @ TBA (w/DOMINE) Oct. 19 – Prato, ITA @ TBA (w/DOMINE) Oct. 20 – Milan, ITA @ TBA (w/DOMINE) Oct. 23 - Porto Alegre, BRA @ TBA (w/EDENBRIDGE) Oct. 24 – Curitiba, BRA @ TBA (w/EDENBRIDGE) Oct. 26 - Sao ...

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