DROWNING POOL Singer Found Dead

DROWNING POOL singer Dave Williams was found dead on the band's tour bus Wednesday afternoon (August 14th), according to a spokesperson for the group. He was 30 years old. The Dallas quartet was on tour with Ozzfest when Williams' body was discovered. Ozzfest had played the Verizon Wireless Music Center in Noblesville, Indiana, on Tuesday. ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE Ink Deal To Turn Autobiography Into Film

MÖTLEY CRÜE have just signed a deal to turn their autobiography, The Dirt, into a film, bassist/mainman Nikki Sixx told Billboard magazine. "You don't want it to be too watered-down," Sixx said, "but at the same time, I think it's kind of a survival story of four guys that came from these four completely different ...

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Ex-MEGADETH Guitarist MARTY FRIEDMAN Pays Tribute To Fallen Legend

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman says that he and fellow ex-MEGADETH member, bassist Dave Ellefson, injected a rock'n'roll feel to the unfinished BUDDY HOLLY tune, "That Makes It Tough", which the duo helped re-record last weekend for an upcoming album by vocalist STEVE RICHARDS (as first reported here on Monday). "Buddy would have rocked it ...

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RUSH Add New Leg Of North American Tour Dates

Veteran Canadian prog-rockers RUSH have tacked on a new leg of North American tour dates in support of their latest Anthem/Atlantic Records album, Vapor Trails. Vapor Trails debuted at No. 6 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 254,000 copies in the US, according to SoundScan. RUSH's new tour dates are as follows: Oct. 05 ...

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CRIMINAL To Participate In Online Chat

CRIMINAL, the formerly Chile-based act featuring former PENTAGRAM mainman Anton Reisenegger, ex-CRADLE OF FILTH bassist Rob Eaglestone, ex-EXTREME NOISE TERROR drummer Zac O'Neil and former ENTWINED keyboardist Mark Royce, will be participating in a live chat via their official web site (www.criminal.cl) this Sunday, August 18th at 22:00 GMT. As previously reported, CRIMINAL ...

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EXODUS, TECHNOCRACY To Perform Hometown Gig

The reunited EXODUS and up-and-coming Bay Area act TECHNOCRACY, who feature in their ranks current MACHINE HEAD touring guitarist Phil Demmel (also a member of VIO-LENCE), will be appearing at the Pound in San Francisco, California on Friday, September 13th. As previously reported, EXODUS will embark on a short European tour during December. Among the ...

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