Former FAITH NO MORE Frontman Asked To Join INXS

Former FAITH NO MORE and current FANTOMAS/TOMAHAWK frontman Mike Patton has sensationally revealed that he was asked to be the singer for INXS after Michael Hutchence died back in 1997. Speaking to the East Bay Express, Patton denied that he made up the story, stating "Absolutely it's true! I couldn't make something like that up!" ...

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RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS' ANTHONY KIEDIS Gives It Away

The following item appeared in today's edition of the New York Post: Meet Ardasha Benjamin, the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS' No. 1 fan. When the band played Ellis Island last week, Benjamin managed to get backstage and remind frontman Anthony Kiedis that they'd once met in Seattle. The next morning, the 18-year-old model/actress from Brooklyn ...

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TOM MORELLO: I'm Mad About Leaked CORNELL/RAGE Recordings

Ex-RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE guitarist Tom Morello has broken his silence about the leaked demo recordings of the unnamed project featuring Morello, former RATM bandmates Tim Commerford (bass) and Brad Wilk (drums), and ex-SOUNDGARDEN frontman Chris Cornell, which are widely available on the Internet and through various file-sharing applications. Asked to reveal his feelings about ...

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ORCHESTRA OF STRATEGIC INFLUENCE: The Prog-Rock Supergroup!

DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy, FATES WARNING guitarist Jim Matheos, CHROMA KEY/ex-DREAM THEATER keyboardist Kevin Moore, and GORDIAN KNOT/ex-CYNIC bassist Sean Malone have set OSI (ORCHESTRA OF STRATEGIC INFLUENCE) as the name of their much-anticipated prog-rock "supergroup" project, which commenced the recording sessions for their self-titled debut album in early June at the Carriage House ...

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TESTAMENT Frontman To Host MILWAUKEE METALFEST XVI

TESTAMENT frontman Chuck Billy will be "special guest host" at Milwaukee Metalfest XVI, set for July 26 - July 27 at U.S. Cellular Arena in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Among the artists scheduled to appear at the event are EXODUS, DRAGONLORD, NOVEMBERS DOOM, INCANTATION, NILE, SEVEN WITCHES, ARCH ENEMY, DEW SCENTED, JAG PANZER, DEBRIS INC., and KATAKLYSM. ...

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Producer ANDY SNEAP In Talks To Mix New OPETH CD

Acclaimed producer Andy Sneap has been in discussions with OPETH about mixing the group's forthcoming two CDs, which they're scheduled to begin recording at Nacksving/Maestro Music studios on July 22nd with producer Fredrik Nordström. As previously reported, OPETH are planning on issuing two separate CDs at the same time—one heavy, one mellow. The heavy CD ...

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