JERRY CANTRELL And SEVENDUST "Chummy Again": TVT Records Spokesperson

Former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell and SEVENDUST exchanged phone calls over the weekend and have smoothed things over after last week's blow-up at Ontario's Edgefest. "It was all a big misunderstanding and everyone is friends again," SEVENDUST reportedly said via a label spokesperson. The TVT Records representative also added that a possibility exists ...

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DEF LEPPARD Announce Low-Key Dates

DEF LEPPARD have lined up the following dates in support of their forthcoming X album, due in North America on July 30th: Jul. 11 - Leeds, UK @ Temple Newsam Jul. 13 - Sheffield, UK @ Sheffield Arena Jul. 13 - Stoke-On-Trent, UK @ Brittania Stadium Jul. 26 - Minneapolis, MN @ Quest Club Jul. ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE: New Singer Will Enable Us To Grow

New KILLSWITCH ENGAGE frontman Howard Jones (formerly of Connecticut-based BLOOD HAS BEEN SHED) has stated the following regarding his new band: "I had heard that things were up in the air with [former frontman] Jesse [Leach] so after a lot of tossing and turning at night I gave the guys a call. It really clicked ...

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HALFORD, ANTHRAX In Talks About Possible US Tour

HALFORD and ANTHRAX are reportedly in talks about a joint US tour sometime this fall. However, it should be noted that nothing has yet been confirmed and the tour is far from a done deal. ANTHRAX's ninth studio album, entitled We've Come For You All, is due to be released through Sanctuary Records in North ...

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TAPEWORM Continue Work On Perennially-Delayed CD

NINE INCH NAILS frontman Trent Reznor and TOOL/A PERFECT CIRCLE singer Maynard James Keenan recently hit Southern Tracks Recording Studios in Atlanta, Georgia (see photographic evidence here) to continue work on Reznor's pet project TAPEWORM, which also features NIN's Charlie Clouser and Danny Lohner. In the works for several years, TAPEWORM is essentially ...

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VIO-LENCE: MILWAUKEE METALFEST Is A No-Go

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers VIO-LENCE will not be appearing at this year's Milwaukee Metalfest, according to a message posted via the band's official web site. No reason was given for the group's decision to pull out of the event. ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Guitarist Welcomes Newest Addition To Family

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY leader/OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist Zakk Wylde and family welcomed their newest addition, Hendrix Halen Michael Rhoads Wylde, on Tuesday, July 9th, at 3:40 AM Pacific time. Hendrix is the third child in the Wylde clan. Zakk Wylde is already back at work rehearsing for Ozzfest 2002 which kicks off tomorrow night in Scranton, ...

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