SKID ROW Confirm Drummer's Departure, Secure Replacement

SKID ROW have confirmed via their official web site that drummer Phil Varone has left the group for "personal reasons." The band, who released their latest CD, "Thickskin", in August, have already found a replacement and will be going ahead with plans to shoot a video for the track "Ghost" later this month in Miami, ...

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KISS To Tour With LIMP BIZKIT?

According to a posting at www.kisskollector.com, LIMP BIZKIT are strongly rumored to have landed the opening slot on some of the dates currently being finalized for the remainder of KISS' World Domination 2003-04 Tour. "Although management says nothing has been confirmed yet as far as the 'rumored' tours of Australia, Japan and the ...

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NIKKI SIXX: 'MÖTLEY CRÜE Is A Dysfunctional Band'

BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION bassist Nikki Sixx (of MÖTLEY CRÜE) fame and guitarist Tracii Guns recently spoke to Pitriff.com about the much-rumored CRÜE reunion/farewell tour and the early lineup changes that plagued BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION before the group settled into their current four-man format. Regarding the possibility of a MÖTLEY CRÜE tour in light ...

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Label: SLIPKNOT To Record 3-4 More Songs For New Album

According to a posting at the Roadrunner Records web site, SLIPKNOT are officially back in the Hollywood Hills, California as of Monday, January 12 finishing up the recording of their as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2001's "Iowa", tentatively due this summer. "Word has it the band is still going to lay down 3-4 more full songs, and ...

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VINTERSORG To Headline Germany's DONG OPEN AIR Festival

VINTERSORG, the Swedish band led by BORKNAGAR frontman Andreas Hedlund (a.k.a. Vintersorg), have been confirmed as one of the headliners of the 2004 edition of Dong Open Air, set to take place July 16-17 in Neukirchen-Vluyn, near Krefeld, Germany. VINTERSORG will top the bill on Saturday, July 17 while SUIDAKRA and MY DARKEST HATE will ...

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