THE DICTATORS Part Ways With Guitarist

Legendary New York band THE DICTATORS have parted ways with guitarist Scott "Top Ten" Kempner. Kempner is said to have left the group and relocated to the West Coast to pursue a singer/songwriter career, according to the band's official web site. "We're not replacing [Top Ten]," said the band in an official statement. "We're now ...

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PEARL JAM Pen Song About Death of ALICE IN CHAINS Frontman

PEARL JAM have apparently written a song about the death of ALICE IN CHAINS frontman Layne Staley, according to Britain's Metal Hammer magazine. The as-yet-untitled track will however not be included on the band's forthcoming studio album, Riot Act, due in November through Epic Records. Frontman Eddie Vedder even went as far as to say ...

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Former MÖTLEY CRÜE Frontman Joins COCKSTAR

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman John Corabi has joined COCKSTAR, the new band formed by MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx, L.A. GUNS axeman Tracii Guns, ADEMA drummer Kris Kohl and previously-unknown vocalist London. Corabi will handle second-guitar duties and will sing backing vocals in the group, which is currently writing material for a debut CD, due ...

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JUDAS PRIEST To Take Lengthy Break, Pursue Outside Projects

JUDAS PRIEST have announced that they will be taking a lengthy break following the completion of the group's recent world tour to rest before beginning work on the band's next album, which is not expected to surface before late 2004. "I want to make at least two more albums with JUDAS PRIEST," guitarist Glenn Tipton ...

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MARILYN MANSON's Bathroom Toys

The following item appeared in yesterday's edition of the New York Post: MARILYN MANSON proved to be a little too much for Interview editor Ingrid Sischy and Karl Lagerfeld. The duo has been doing photo spreads on celebrity homes for the celeb-friendly magazine, with Lagerfeld taking the pictures. But when they were shooting Manson's macabre ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Named Greatest Hell-Raiser Ever In Internet Poll

OZZY OSBOURNE was named the greatest rock hell-raiser ever by nearly a third of those polled by Internet firm blueyonder. Osbourne took 31% of the votes, while ROLLING STONES frontman Mick Jagger managed 17%. The late Sid Vicious of the SEX PISTOLS, came in third while Robbie Williams placed fourth. Chad Raube of Telewest Broadband ...

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DARK ANGEL Announce West Coast Dates

The reformed DARK ANGEL — featuring guitarists Jim Durkin and Eric Meyer, vocalist Ron Rinehart, and drummer Gene Hoglan (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) — have lined up the following West Coast dates during December: Dec. 02 - Phoenix, AZ @ Mason Jar Dec. 04 - San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick Dec. 05 – Hollywood, ...

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LIMP BIZKIT DJ Threatens To Kill THE ICARUS LINE

LIMP BIZKIT's DJ Lethal allegedly threatened to kill Travis Keller from Buddyhead and Joe Cardamone (a.k.a. Jack Mormon) from THE ICARUS LINE after the duo taunted the short-tempered DJ while hosting an underground hip hop/rock show last week. The following account was posted at the web site of British rock magazine Rock Sound: ...

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