JOHN NORUM Leaves DOKKEN Halfway Through European Tour

Former EUROPE guitarist John Norum has reportedly left DOKKEN halfway through the band's European tour in support of the new Long Way Home album. Although his departure is being attributed officially to an amp falling on him and injuring his arm, there seems to be growing skepticism that this actually the case. It is not ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO: "Sometimes It Feels Good To Be Miserable"

In the new issue of Sweden's premiere metal publication, Close-Up Magazine, journalist Martin Carlsson speaks at length with vocalist Phil Anselmo on a number of topics, including his numerous side projects, PANTERA and Anselmo's past and present drug use. The interview was conducted over the phone on May 4th, while the singer was staying at ...

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Ex-RATT Guitarist ROBBIN CROSBY Passes Away At Age 41

Former RATT guitarist Robbin Crosby (full name: Robbinson Lance Crosby) passed away at 11:15 A.M. (PST) on Thursday, June 6th. He was 41 years old. Crosby reportedly died peacefully at home in Hollywood, California and was in no pain. The paramedics on the scene gave the preliminary cause of death as a heart attack. Details ...

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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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