NOCTURNUS Split UpAgain

Veteran Florida metallers NOCTURNUS have reportedly disbanded once again following the departure of guitarist Mike Davis and bassist/vocalist Emo Mowery due to unspecified "differences". At the time of the group's split, NOCTURNUS had just completed work on a new demo and were preparing to record a new studio album. Emo and Mike are expected to ...

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LIMP BIZKIT: New Guitarist Found?

LIMP BIZKIT have finalized a new guitarist to replace Wes Borland, according to Shoutweb. Although no official announcement has yet been made, recent unconfirmed reports suggest that former SNOT guitarist Mike Smith has been selected as Borland's replacement. Smith had previously worked with SNOT (as a replacement for Sonny Mayo in 1998), theSTART ...

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TIMO KOTIPELTO: More Live Dates Announced

STRATOVARIUS frontman Timo Kotipelto has announced two more live appearances in addition to his previously-announced performance at this year's Wacken Open Air festival. The confirmed dates are as follows: Jul. 20 - Helsinki, FIN @ Tavastia Aug. 01 – Wacken, GER @ Wacken Open Air Aug. 07 – FIN @ Ruisrock ...

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LINKIN PARK, PUDDLE OF MUDD Get Certified!

LINKIN PARK's Hybrid Theory has been certified octuple-platinum for sales in excess of eight million copies in the US. Also freshly-certified is PUDDLE OF MUDD's Come Clean, which reached the double-platinum mark for sales in excess of two million copies in the US. ...

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G3 Rescheduled Mexican Dates Announced

The rescheduled G3 Mexican dates, featuring performances by Joe Satriani, Steve Vai (with assistance from Billy Sheehan), and DREAM THEATER's John Petrucci, are as follows: May 15 - Auditorio Nacional Mexico City - DF, MEX May 17 - Auditorio Coca-Cola Parque Fundidora - Monterrey, MEX ...

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