A PERFECT CIRCLE: Spring U.S. Tour Dates Announced

A PERFECT CIRCLE will be embarking on a North American spring tour in support of their current album "Thirteenth Step". The trek will kick off March 18 in Salt Lake City and is expected to last through an April 16 concert in Chicago. Opening acts for the tour have not yet been announced. Released in ...

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HATEBREED Singer In The Studio With AGNOSTIC FRONT

HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta is currently at Planet Z studios in Massachusetts doing pre-production for the new AGNOSTIC FRONT album, tentatively titled "Another Voice". Says Jasta: "This stuff is amazing. It's easily their heaviest most crossover album yet! [AGNOSTIC FRONT singer] Roger [Miret] leaves for tour with THE DISASTERS soon so when we finish up ...

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MONSTER MAGNET Confirmed For Holland's WALDROCK Festival

MONSTER MAGNET are the latest band confirmed for this year's installment of the Waldrock festival, set to be held June 19, 2004 in Bergum, Holland. Also scheduled to appear are TESTAMENT, CRADLE OF FILTH and CANNIBAL CORPSE. A total of 14 acts will perform at the event, which is expected to draw around 12,000 metalheads. ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Bassist Parts Ways With Ex-HELMET Leader

Former ROB ZOMBIE/current OZZY OSBOURNE bassist Rob "Blasko" Nicholson has parted ways with the new project headed up by ex-HELMET leader Page Hamilton, according to MTV.com. Guitarist Chris Traynor (ex-HELMET, BUSH) will be handling bass duties in the studio for the time being. As previously reported, Hamilton has signed a deal with Interscope Records for ...

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Former ABIGOR Drummer To Play With GRAVEWORM

Former ABIGOR and current DARKWELL/SHADOWCAST drummer Moritz Neuner will be filling in behind the kit for Italian gothic black metal band GRAVEWORM during much of 2004, according to an official press release. Neuner is the temporary replacement for regular skinsman Martin Innerbichler who will concentrate the whole year on "growing static buildings." After the very ...

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Former BLACK CROWES Singer Becomes A Dad

Former BLACK CROWES singer Chris Robinson and his wife, actress Kate Hudson, welcomed their first child. Ryder Russell Robinson was born Wednesday in Los Angeles. He weighed eight pounds, 11 ounces, said the couple's spokesman, Brad Cafarelli. Hudson, 24, is the daughter of actor Goldie Hawn. She and Robinson, 37, have been married since 2000. ...

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THE HEAVILS To Begin Recording With Producer DEVIN TOWNSEND

Metal Blade recording artists THE HEAVILS will begin tracking their sophomore album Thursday (January 8) at Greenhouse Studios in Vancouver, Canada with producer Devin Townsend (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, LAMB OF GOD, DECEMBER). The follow-up to 2003's "The Heavils" will feature a guest appearance by CHEAP TRICK guitarist Rick Nielsen. A spring release is expected. In ...

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