DREAM THEATER Drummer Announces Clinics, Autograph Sessions

DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy has lined up the following clinic/autograph sessions during December: Dec. 07 Drum Day LA (live appearance) House of Blues 8430 Sunset Blvd. W. Hollywood, CA. 90069 Dec. 09 Lemon Percussion (autograph appearance) 820 Willow St. #200 San Jose, CA. 95125 330-434-3138 Dec. 10 Drum Headquarters (autograph appearance) 7241 Manchester Rd. ...

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PUSHED Announce West Hollywood Gig

Southern California's PUSHED, featuring former TESTAMENT/SLAYER drummer Jon Dette and ex-TESTAMENT bassist Greg Christian, have announced a show at the Whiskey A Go-Go in West Hollywood, California on Tuesday, Nov. 26. The band is scheduled to take the stage at 7:30 p.m. ...

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EXCITER Part With Bassist

Canadian thrashers EXCITER have parted ways with bassist Marc Charron, who left the band to pursue his career in the high tech industry. A new bass player is auditioning for the vacant spot later this week. In other news, the group have a new email address: [email protected] ...

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SLIPKNOT's THE CLOWN: ' We're The Biggest Punk Band In The World'

SLIPKNOT percussionist/mastermind Shawn Crahan, also known as Clown, claims that he's supportive of vocalist Corey Taylor and guitarist Jim Root's massively-successful STONE SOUR project. "If I didn't support him or fuckin' love what he's doing, I wouldn't be a friend," Crahan told Launch. "I wouldn't have meant any of the words I've said in SLIPKNOT. ...

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MACHINE HEAD Offer Fans Chance To Name Live Album

MACHINE HEAD are giving their fans a chance to name the group's upcoming live album, tentatively due in February through Roadrunner Records. To participate, simply send an e-mail with your suggestions to [email protected] If one of your choices is picked, you'll see your title on the cover, get credit in the album, and receive a ...

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KORN, DISTURBED Celebrate Halloween On Stage

KORN dressed as cowboys and performed a country rendition of "Here To Stay" during their Halloween night performance in Dallas, Texas on the Pop Sux! tour. Meanwhile, opening act DISTURBED came dressed as KORN and played a rendition of the classic KORN tune, "Blind", as part of their regular set. Vocalist David Draiman and co. ...

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MARILYN MANSON Discusses Collaboration With Chicago House DJ

MARILYN MANSON has discussed a musical collaboration with Chicago house DJ/producer-turned-electroclash-savior Felix Da Housecat and Felix's girl group proteges, GLAMORAMA, according to Allstar. Felix is currently negotiating to provide parts of the soundtrack for the upcoming biopic on NYC clubkid Michael Alig, "Party Monster", in which Manson has a cameo. ...

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STEVE DIGIORGIO Offers Update On SUICIDE SHIFT, CONTROL DENIED

Former DEATH/CONTROL DENIED and current TESTAMENT/SADUS bassist Steve DiGiorgio has released an update on his official web site on the status of the much-anticipated SUICIDE SHIFT project (featuring DiGiorgio, SADUS guitarist Darren Travis, and TESTAMENT frontman Chuck Billy) and the possibility of a second CONTROL DENIED album ever seeing the light of day. "I know ...

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