JASON NEWSTED To Record Bass Solo For New VOIVOD CD

VOIVOD's forthcoming album, "The Multiverse", will feature a bass solo by the group's newest addition, former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted (a.k.a. Jasonic). The following is Newsted's latest "VOIVOD Studio Diary" entry as it appears on the Chophouse Records web site: "Big day for me today. Lots of loud cool bass...full on distortion tones on every ...

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PRIMAL FEAR Split With Guitarist, Announce Replacement

German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR have parted ways with guitarist Henny Wolter (ex-THUNDERHEAD) and have replaced him with SINNER axeman Tom Naumann. The following is the band's official statement on the matter: "Hi fans & supportes of the Metal Commando. Today we have to make a shocking announcement, and to be honest, we don't have ...

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AC/DC To Issue New Album In March, Launch North American Tour

AC/DC are planning on issuing a new studio album in March 2003, with a North American tour scheduled to kick off in late spring/early summer. The as-yet-untitled effort is reportedly being recorded at Bryan Adams' studio in Vancouver, British Columbia, The Warehouse Studio, and will be preceded by the band's induction into the Rock and ...

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Vancouver Arena Officials Release Statement On GUNS N' ROSES Riot

Orca Bay Sports and Entertainment, who operate General Motors Place in Vancouver, British Columbia, have issued the following statement in order to "provide additional context and information relating to [Thursday night's] cancellation of the GUNS N' ROSES concert": "GUNS N' ROSES was scheduled to perform at General Motors Place Thursday, November 7. A decision to ...

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NUCLEAR ASSAULT To Launch U.S. Tour In Support Of 'Alive Again'

Reunited New York thrashers NUCLEAR ASSAULT have set "Alive Again" as the title for their upcoming live album, due shortly through the Screaming Ferret Wreckords label. The upcoming CD, which represents NUCLEAR ASSAULT's first release in over nine years, will be supported by a world tour, with confirmed dates in the U.S from end of ...

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ARCH ENEMY Guitarist Guests On New THE HAUNTED CD!

ARCH ENEMY guitarist Michael Amott has laid down a guest solo on the new THE HAUNTED CD, tentatively titled "One Kill Wonder". "That was really cool," commented Amott. "Their new album is sounding frighteningly good [laughs]. That was pretty scary, but I enjoyed playing on that. Me and Anders [Björler], the lead guitar player, traded ...

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