VANDEN PLAS Line Up Guest Appearances, Reschedule Dates

VANDEN PLAS drummer Andreas Lill has recorded drums for Danish guitarist Torben Enevoldsen's project SECTOR A. Derek Sherinian (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/ex-DREAM THEATER) will play keyboards, and Andy Engberg (ex-LION'S SHARE) will handle the vocals on the upcoming CD. In related news, Lill and VANDEN PLAS singer Andy Kuntz have teamed up with ELEGY frontman Ian Parry, ...

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PINK To Cover GUNS N' ROSES Classic On Upcoming Tour

Rising pop star PINK will reportedly be covering the GUNS N' ROSES classic "Sweet Child O' Mine" on her upcoming tour, according to Rolling Stone magazine. PINK, whose latest release, Missundaztood, has been certifed double-platinum for sales in excess of two million copies in the US, is said to be a longtime GNR fan. In ...

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NAPALM DEATH Vs. BOLT THROWER: Let The Mud-Slinging Begin!

A public war of words has erupted between NAPALM DEATH and BOLT THROWER over what is being perceived as a mutual lack of respect and behind-the-scenes bickering that has apparently been going on for years. Although personal issues between the two camps have been brewing for quite some time now, the tension between the pioneering ...

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GUNS N' ROSES, SLIPKNOT Confirmed For UK's READING, LEEDS Festivals

GUNS N' ROSES and SLIPKNOT have reportedly been confirmed for the UK's Reading and Leeds festivals, which are scheduled to take place between Friday, August 23rd and Sunday, August 25th. Although the full line-up will not be officially announced until later today, NME has reported that FOO FIGHTERS will be another headliner at the festival, ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO: LAYNE STALEY Wasn't Strong Enough To Fight Addiction

PANTERA/DOWN singer Philip Anselmo has spoken out about the passing of late ALICE IN CHAINS frontman Layne Staley and the growing indications that his death was drug-related. Anselmo, who went through a well-publicized heroin overdose in July 1996, told Billboard magazine that Layne “wasn't strong enough to shake it off”. “There's a way you can. ...

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CELTIC FROST Prepare To Record New CD

CELTIC FROST are currently writing and developing material for a new album in Zurich, Switzerland. This is the culmination of a process initially set in motion during the compilation of the official CELTIC FROST re-issue CDs in late summer 1999. The re-issue project reflected the first time the various former members of the band worked ...

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