It's Official: BUCKETHEAD Quits GUNS N' ROSES!

As BLABBERMOUTH.NET exclusively reported here yesterday, guitarist Buckethead has officially left GUNS N' ROSES. According to MTV.com, Buckethead became fed up with GUNS' inability to complete an album or tour and stopped working the group late last year, his manager said. Although Buckethead appeared on the green carpet at the Grammy Awards last ...

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Austria's HELLBOUND To Change Their Name

HELLBOUND, the Austrian band featuring former ABIGOR mainman Peter Kubik, have announced plans to change their name into HEIDENREICH, the moniker previously used by one of Peter's other side-projects. "[We are changing the name] mainly because the name suits quite well and the rights of HEIDENREICH are still served through the previous deal with Napalm ...

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JAGGERNAUT To Film Live DVD At Sweden's AXE FEAST Festival

JAGGERNAUT, the new Swedish band featuring former HAMMERFALL drummer Patrik Rafling and FULL STRIKE frontman Niclas Jonsson, will be filming a live DVD during their appearance at the Axe Feast festival, scheduled to take place March 27 at Kåren in Gothenburg, Sweden. Other bands set to appear include FINNTROLL, PATHOS, TRANSPORT LEAGUE, MOONLIGHT AGONY, SOMBER, ...

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IN FLAMES: New Album Preview Posted Online

Three tracks from the forthcoming IN FLAMES album, "Soundtrack to Your Escape", have been posted online in streaming format at the German Metal Hammer web site. Listen to the songs "The Quiet Place", "Touch Of Red" and "Borders And Shading" at this location. Three more cuts from the CD will be uploaded to ...

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DAVE GROHL To Appear On FUSE TV's 'Uranium' This Friday

FOO FIGHTERS frontman and former NIRVANA drummer Dave Grohl will be appearing on Fuse TV's heavy metal program "Uranium" this Friday, March 19. Dave stops by to talk with host Juliya about all things metal in honor of his critically acclaimed "old-school metal" project PROBOT. Also stopping by to take part in the interview are ...

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THE AMENTA Completing Work On Debut Album

Australian extreme metallers THE AMENTA are finishing up the recording of their debut album, "Ocassus", under the guidance of Lachlan Mitchell, keyboardist for legendary Australian black metal terrorists NAZXUL. The CD is being recorded at Sydney's Cue Studios, with the drum tracks for the album currently nearing completion. "Ocassus" will contain 11 tracks and will ...

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METALLICA Honored With GOVERNORS AWARD

METALLICA were honored with the 2004 Governors Award for creative excellence and outstanding achievement by the San Francisco Chapter of the Recording Academy. The 2004 Governors Awards gala — the Chapter's largest fundraiser of the year — was held on Monday, March 15 in the Grand Ballroom of the historic Westin St. Francis Hotel in ...

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MISFITS: European Festival Dates Announced

The MISFITS all-star line up of Jerry Only with special guests Marky Ramone (THE RAMONES) and Dez Cadena (BLACK FLAG) will headline festival dates in Belgium and Holland this April in support of the current CD, "Misfits Project 1950". Confirmed dates and venues are as follows: Apr. 22 - Breda, NETH @ Club Mezz Apr. ...

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