Former MONSTER VOODOO MACHINE, SOULSTORM Members Resurface In SCUZZY

Toronto's SCUZZY, featuring former members of MONSTER VOODOO MACHINE and SOULSTORM, are currently recording a debut EP of "heavy, riff-oriented songs with a classic stoner-type groove" that will be ready for release in the summer. Consisting of Jason Cuddy (vocals/guitar), Junior (lead guitar), Sean Garvey (bass), and John O (vocals, drums, and harmonica), SCUZZY have ...

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ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO To Embark On US Tour In Late Summer

New York's ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO, led by former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE guitarist Alex Skolnick, will embark on the first of several tours in support of their album, Goodbye To Romance: Standards For A New Generation in late August/early September. According to Skolnick, "this has been the subject of much planning and organizing which continues as we speak. ...

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DEE DEE RAMONE Found Dead In Los Angeles

Dee Dee Ramone, a founding member of punk pioneers THE RAMONES, died Wednesday night in his Hollywood home, according to a spokesperson for the L.A. County Coroner's office. The bassist was 50. Ramone (born Douglas Glenn Colvin) was found unresponsive by his wife at approximately 8:40 p.m. PT. She then called the Los Angeles Police ...

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THE (INTERNATIONAL) NOISE CONSPIRACY Announce Summer Tour Dates

Sweden's THE (INTERNATIONAL) NOISE CONSPIRACY, who are fronted by former REFUSED screamer Dennis Lyxzen, have lined up the following gigs during the summer: Jun. 13 – Hultsfred, SWE @ Hultsfredsfestivale Jun. 15 – Salzburg, AUS @ Frequency Festival Jun. 21 – DEN @ Zeitz Festival Jun. 22 - Neuhausen ob Eck, DEN @ Southside Festival ...

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LIMBONIC ART Finalize Track Listing For "The Ultimate Death Worship"

Norway's LIMBONIC ART have finalized the track listing for their brand new CD, entitled The Ultimate Death Worship, which is tentatively due to be released on September 17th through Nocturnal Art Productions/Candlelight Records. The full track listing for the album is as follows: 01. The Ultimate Death Worship 02. Suicide Commando 03. Purgatorial Agony 04. ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE, TONY IOMMI And...PHIL COLLINS?!

OZZY OSBOURNE's backing band on a rendition of BLACK SABBATH's "Paranoid" at this weekend's Queen of England's Golden Jubilee celebration consisted of SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi, bassist Pino Palladino, and none other than ex-GENESIS mainman Phil Collins on drums. No, we're not kidding. In related news, BLACK SABBATH drummer Bill Ward gave an excellent interview ...

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DEE DEE RAMONE Reinvents Himself As A Painter

The following item appeared in today's edition of the New York Daily News: Dee Dee Ramone has been a rapper and a ghost writer since leaving THE RAMONES, and now he's trying his hand as a painter. Dee Dee's art will figure in among works by John Lennon, David Bowie and Bob Dylan at "Rock ...

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IMPELLITTERI To Issue "Best Of" CD

On September 21st, IMPELLITTERI will be issuing a "best of" CD in Japan, featuring unreleased bonus tracks. In other news, IMPELLITTERI is on the verge of inking a major label deal in Europe for the group's latest release, System X. A September release is expected, to be followed by a possible tour. ...

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KISS Perfume On The Way?

The following item appeared in today's edition of the New York Daily News: We're not sure if we'd like to smell like Gene Simmons, but that isn't stopping the KISS rocker from launching a line of perfume named after his band. "KISS just sounds perfect for a fragrance," Simmons told us at Tuesday's FiFi Awards, ...

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