THE CROWN Part Ways With TOMAS LINDBERG

Sweden's THE CROWN have parted ways with vocalist Tomas Lindberg (ex-AT THE GATES) due to personal differences. A message on the group's official web site states simply that "any questions to this statement will be answered with 'no comment'." Lindberg joined THE CROWN in March 2001 as the replacement for Johan Lindstrand, who left the ...

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PAIN OF SALVATION Singer Gets Booted From Prog-Rock Supergroup

PAIN OF SALVATION vocalist/guitarist Daniel Gildenlöw will no longer partake in the as-yet-unnamed progressive rock supergroup featuring DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy, FATES WARNING guitarist Jim Matheos, CHROMA KEY/ex-DREAM THEATER keyboardist Kevin Moore, and bassist Sean Malone (GORDIAN KNOT, CYNIC). "In April I was contacted by Jim Matheos of FATES WARNING. He asked me if ...

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TECHNOCRACY: New Demo Tracks Posted Online

San Francisco Bay Area's TECHNOCRACY, who feature in their ranks current MACHINE HEAD touring guitarist Phil Demmel (also a member of VIO-LENCE), have posted three brand new demo tracks in MP3 format at this location. The three cuts featured, which were completed earlier this month, are as follows: 01. Consuming 02. Under 03. ...

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Former GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist To Issue Solo CD In August

Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Izzy Stradlin will issue his long-awaited solo album, entitled On Down The Road, through Universal Victor Records in Japan during August. The CD is of particular interest to GNR fans due to the fact that all bass tracks on it were performed by ex-GNR bassist Duff McKagan, while fellow ex-GUNNER ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE And Family Sign Master Licensing Deal

OZZY OSBOURNE and family have signed a master licensing deal with Signatures Network in San Francisco to allow the firm to market hundreds of OZZY OSBOURNE products, including backpacks, notebooks, caps, wallets, hosiery, loungewear, stickers, dart boards and action figures. Prices will range from 50 cents for a magnet to more than $40 for a ...

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SOULBENDER: EP Will Not Be Available To Public

SOULBENDER, the new band formed by QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Michael Wilton, ex-MY SISTER'S MACHINE singer Nick Pollock, guitarist Dave Groves, and drummer Wes Hallam, will not make their forthcoming seven-song EP to the public, according to a message on Wilton's official web site. "Unfortunately, the 7-song EP will only be available to industry people. As soon ...

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DIO To Battle TENACIOUS D In New Video For "Push"

TENACIOUS D's Jack Black and Kyle Gass will appear in DIO's latest video, "Push", the first single off of the new album Killing The Dragon. This may sound like a strange pairing to some, but anyone that knows TENACIOUS D is aware of their respect for THE ROCK and appropriate Icons not to mention the ...

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Former NOCTURNUS Duo Enlist ex-CRIMSON GLORY Singer For New Band

Former NOCTURNUS guitarist Mike Davis and bassist/vocalist Emo Mowery have enlisted SEVEN WITCHES/ex-CRIMSON GLORY singer Wade Black for their as-yet-unnamed new project, according to an update issued by Season Of Mist Records. The new group will reportedly be "much more aggressive and versatile" than NOCTURNUS, according to Mowery. ...

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THE HELLACOPTERS Enter Studio To Record New CD

Sweden's THE HELLACOPTERS, featuring former ENTOMBED drummer Nicke Andersson (now going by the name Nick Royale) on guitar/vocals, have entered the studio with producer Chips K. (i.e. THE NOMADS, SATOR, THE TURPENTINES) to record their as-yet-untitled new CD, due later in the year. According to drummer Robert Eriksson, "a total of 20 brand new killer ...

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