ALICE IN CHAINS, PANTERA, NICKELBACK, DEFAULT Members Discuss Possible Collaboration

Former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell, PANTERA guitarist Dimebag Darrell, NICKELBACK guitarist/singer Chad Kroeger, and DEFAULT frontman Dallas Smith have had reportedly had discussions about a future all-star collaboration. However, the combo hasn't gotten past the talking stage, according to Cantrell. "Chad and I have talked about doing something, but we haven't really taken ...

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AHRUE LUSTER: "I Was Creatively Unfulfilled In MACHINE HEAD"

Having left MACHINE HEAD due to what is officially being called "creative differences", guitarist Ahrue Luster has spoken exclusively to BLABBERMOUTH.NET about the circumstances that led to his departure from the group his decision to pursue his own musical vision with his next project, the details of which are still being finalized. What follows is ...

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ECHO DRAIN Accuse JASON NEWSTED Of Cybersquatting

More details have emerged about the lawsuit filed by Dallas-based ECHO DRAIN against former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted, his post-METALLICA band ECHOBRAIN, and Newsted's Chophouse Records over the two bands' similar-sounding names. In addition to alleging that fans are confusing the two groups and that some music fans believe that ECHO DRAIN stole the name ...

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LULLACRY Land New Vocalist, Prepare To Record Third CD

Finland's LULLACRY have found a new vocalist to fill their ranks following the recent departure of former singer Tanya. The similarly-named Tanja "proved herself to be more than a fitting replacement for her predecessor, showcasing the requirements and abilities needed to take the band to the next level in their career," according to an official ...

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TheSTART Lose Drummer, Find Temporary Replacement

TheSTART, featuring former HUMAN WASTE PROJECT frontwoman Aimee Echo, have parted ways with drummer Scott Ellis and have temporarily replaced him with touring drummer Brian Ferrero. Says Ellis about his departure: "I love TheSTART as much [the fans] do, but I felt it was time for me to stop. I wish only the best for ...

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Former IRON MONKEY Frontman Found Dead

MURDER ONE/ex-IRON MONKEY frontman Johnny Morrow was found dead in his apartment on Saturday morning, June 22nd, by his housemate, ex-IRON MONKEY guitarist Jim Rusby. "We don't know what's happened," former IRON MONKEY drummer Justin Greaves told Metal Hammer. "He played on Friday with MURDER ONE and he was on fine form, and then his ...

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SINNER Prepare To Record New CD

The current incarnation of the long-running German act SINNERMat Sinner (vocals/bass, also in PRIMAL FEAR), Frank Rössler (keyboards), Fritz Randow (drums, ex-SAXON), Henny Wolter (guitar), and Tom Naumann (guitar)—are due to enter House of Music Studios in Winterbach, Germany during the summer to record their brand new CD, tentatively entitled There Will Be Execution, for ...

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Greece's ROCKWAVE FESTIVAL Cancelled!

Greece's much-anticipated Rockwave Festival, previously scheduled to be held on July 1-3 at the Athens Horse Training Park (KEIPP) in Athens, has been officially cancelled. The event, which was set to include appearances by SLAYER, DREAM THEATER, HALFORD, IN FLAMES, JAG PANZER, MOTÖRHEAD, NEVERMORE, OPETH, PARADISE LOST, and RUNNING WILD, was called off due to ...

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