ENGINE Cancel BLACKBIRD Appearance

ENGINE, featuring vocalist Ray Alder (FATES WARNING), bassist Joey Vera (ARMORED SAINT), guitarist Bernie Versailles (AGENT STEEL) and drummer Pete Parada (FACE TO FACE), have been forced to cancel their appearance at the Blackbird Rock Festival on Labor Day weekend due to an unspecified "scheduling conflict." ...

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TROUBLE Bassist Joins PLACE OF SKULLS

TROUBLE bassist Ron Holzner is the latest addition to the ranks of Knoxville, Tennessee's PLACE OF SKULLS, according to the group's official web site. "After a very sucessful rehearsal/audition last weekend in Tennessee, none other than ex-TROUBLE bassist Ron Holzner has become the newest member in PLACE OF SKULLS," reads the message on the site. ...

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WEEZER To Open For GUNS N' ROSES In London

WEEZER will open for GUNS N' ROSES at the London Arena on Monday, August 26th. The two bands shared a stage at the Summer Sonic Festival in Tokyo last week, at which Axl Rose watched Rivers Cuomo and company's show from the side of the stage. ...

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JERRY CANTRELL: I'm Still Dealing With LAYNE STALEY's Loss

Former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell told Launch that he's still trying to deal with the loss of late AIC singer Layne Staley, who was found dead on the couch in his apartment from a heroin and cocaine overdose on April 19th, surrounded by drug paraphernalia. "Everything's different now that Layne's gone and I'm ...

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SKINLAB To Support SOIL On UK Tour

SKINLAB have been confirmed to support SOIL on their upcoming UK tour. Confirmed dates are as follows: Oct. 15 - Norwich, UK @ Waterfront Oct. 16 - Wolverhampton, UK @ Wulfrun Hall Oct. 17 - Manchester, UK @ Academy Oct. 19 - Bristol, UK @ Academy Oct. 20 - Edinburgh, UK @ Liquid Rooms Oct. ...

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EYES ADRIFT Announce U.S. Tour

EYES ADRIFT, the new "supergroup" featuring former NIRVANA bassist Krist Novoselic, ex-SUBLIME drummer Bud Gaugh, and MEAT PUPPETS guitarist/vocalist Curt Kirkwood, will embark on a tour next month in support of their self-titled debut album, which is set for a September 24th release. Confirmed dates are as follows: Sep. 25 - Dallas, TX - Curtain ...

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