PHILIP ANSELMO: LAYNE STALEY Wasn't Strong Enough To Fight Addiction

PANTERA/DOWN singer Philip Anselmo has spoken out about the passing of late ALICE IN CHAINS frontman Layne Staley and the growing indications that his death was drug-related. Anselmo, who went through a well-publicized heroin overdose in July 1996, told Billboard magazine that Layne “wasn't strong enough to shake it off”. “There's a way you can. ...

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CELTIC FROST Prepare To Record New CD

CELTIC FROST are currently writing and developing material for a new album in Zurich, Switzerland. This is the culmination of a process initially set in motion during the compilation of the official CELTIC FROST re-issue CDs in late summer 1999. The re-issue project reflected the first time the various former members of the band worked ...

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ARCH ENEMY To Support OPETH In UK

ARCH ENEMY will be supporting OPETH during the latter's upcoming UK tour. ARCH ENEMY guitarist Michael Amott commented: This ones gonna be fun! We haven't played the UK since '99 with CRADLE OF FILTHand now we are coming over with OPETH, who are an amazing bandsee you all you UK metal freaks in May/June! The ...

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JERRY CANTRELL: North Carolina Set List Revealed

Here is former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell's set list from last night's (April 27th) show at City Fest in Charlotte, North Carolina: 01. Psychotic Break 02. Bargain Basement Howard Hughes 03. Hellbound 04. Cut You In 05. Angry Chair 06. Man In The Box 07. My Song 08. Solitude 09. Castaway 10. What ...

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PLANET US: Hard Rock Supergroup Make Unnannounced Appearance At CALIFORNIA MUSIC AWARDS

PLANET US, the side project band featuring Michael Anthony (bassVAN HALEN), Neal Schon (guitarJOURNEY), Sammy Hagar (vocalsex-VAN HALEN), and Deen Castronovo (drumsJOURNEY), performed two songs at the 2002 California Music Awards this Saturday, April 27th at the Henry J. Kaiser Arena in Oakland, California. The tracks were described as very heavy and different to anything ...

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EMINENCE In Pre-Production For "Humanology"

Brazil's EMINENCE, featuring former SEPULTURA guitarist Jairo Guedz on bass, are currently in pre-production for their forthcoming CD, entitled Humanology, which is scheduled to be recorded shortly with veteran producer Neil Kernon (i.e. NEVERMORE, CANNIBAL CORPSE) at the helm. Among the cuts set to appear on the upcoming album are the following: 01. Overload 02. ...

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VICIOUS RUMORS Line Up Live Dates

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area power metallers VICIOUS RUMORS have lined up the following live performances during the coming months: May 10 – San Jose, CA @ Cactus Club Aug. 16 - Brescha, ITA @ Agglutination Metal Festival ...

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