UPDATE: DROWNING POOL Frontman Died From Heart Disease

DROWNING POOL frontman Dave Williams died of cardiomyopathy, a disorder affecting the heart muscle resulting in inadequate heart pumping, according to a spokesperson for the Medical Examiner's Office for the Northern District of Virginia. The disorder can be caused by several factors, including viral infections, heart attacks, alcoholism, and severe hypertension, among others. On August ...

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Internet T-Shirt Company Moves Forward With $15 Million Dollar Lawsuit Against The OSBOURNES

NEW YORK, Sep. 24 – While settlement talks continue, Internet t-shirt company, TShirtHell.com, has moved forward with their $15 million dollar trademark infringement lawsuit against the Osbourne family by serving the defendants in the case with summons and complaints on Tuesday. This follows the filing of their lawsuit over the summer. Defendants served, who have ...

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JERRY CANTRELL To Reissue 'Degradation Trip' As Double Album

Former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell will reissue his latest CD, Degradation Trip, on November 19th as a double album — the way Cantrell originally intended. The new tracks featured on Degradation Trip Volumes 1 & 2 were recorded late last year during the same sessions as songs that made the first cut, and ...

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AGATHODAIMON Begin Work On New Material, Part Ways With Vocalist

German black metallers AGATHODAIMON are currently working on the material for their as-yet-untitled fourth album, which they plan to record early next year for a tentative summer 2003 release. "We'll surely deliver an album that again combines elements of all previous albums, but also will further show some new elements in our sound," guitarist Sathonys ...

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Ex-MEGADETH Guitarist Announces Additional European Appearances

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman will be conducting several European guitar clinics in late October/early November. The short trek will include an October 21st appearance at Domont Guitare Village in Paris, France and an October 22nd date at Le Mans France Guitar Seminar at Music Center in Lyon, France. Friedman will also appear in Brussels, ...

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DOWN Line Up Japanese Gigs

DOWN will be performing two shows in Japan during December. The dates are as follows: Dec. 12 - Osaka, JAP @ On Air Osaka Dec. 14 - Chiba, JAP @ Makuhari Event Hall (Beast Feast) ...

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COCKSTAR Enter Studio To Record Demo

COCKSTAR, the new band featuring MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx, L.A. GUNS axeman Tracii Guns, ADEMA drummer Kris Kohl, former MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman John Corabi, and previously-unknown vocalist London, are scheduled to enter the studio this week to record six original cuts, presumably to be used to shop around for a record deal. "We've had ...

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