JERRY CANTRELL, BILLY DUFFY Talk About Their Involvement In SWEET RELIEF

Former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell and ex-THE CULT axeman Billy Duffy have spoken to the Hollywood Reporter about their involvement in Sweet Relief, a nonprofit organization that helps needy musicians cover medical expenses. Sweet Relief is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year with a concert series of "Badass Benefits" produced by Music for ...

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Battery Case Against VINCE NEIL Dismissed

A misdemeanor battery case against former MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil was dismissed Wednesday (April 7) after he completed more than 100 hours of community service, according to the Associated Press. Superior Court Judge Richard Stone granted a March 26 request to dismiss the case against Neil, said Jane Robison, a spokeswoman for the Los ...

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SLIPKNOT Schedule London In-Store Appearance

SLIPKNOT have confirmed a one-off special signing session in London to mark the release of their new album, "Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)". The appearance will take place on Sunday night, May 23 at the Virgin Megastore on Oxford Street (nearest tube station Tottenham Court Road). Fans who show up at the store will get ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN Explains His Non-Participation In MEGADETH Reissues

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman has responded to speculation regarding his non-participation in the listening session in Arizona for the upcoming MEGADETH remixes/reissues which are being spearheaded by the group's mainman/mastermind Dave Mustaine. Writing to MEGADETH's official message board last weekend, Mustaine revealed that he is currently "making arrangements now to have the ex-[MEGADETH] members ...

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MY RUIN Launch Search For New Bassist

MY RUIN, the Los Angeles-based band fronted by ex-TURA SATANA singer Tairrie B., are currently seeking a replacement for bassist Meghan Mattox, who was "asked to leave" the group following their recent U.S. tour with SOIL. Interested parties can contact Century Media's Phil Hinkle at [email protected] The band have set up these requirements: "You must ...

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Former MORTIFICATION Guitarist Launches Instrumental Solo Project

Former MORTIFICATION guitarist Jeff Lewis is currently working a solo project which he describes as "instrumental metal with a constant heaviness throughout." Compared to his "Abolishment of Hate Demo 2001", the new material is "a little more tasteful" and "more shred-orientated," according to Jeff, who is based in Canada. Samples of Lewis' recent recordings, as ...

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