S.O.D.'s BILLY MILANO: "CHARLIE BENANTE And SCOTT IAN Are Fired!"

S.O.D. frontman Billy Milano has issued a follow-up statement in response to the growing criticism over his decision to seek out replacements for guitarist Scott Ian and drummer Charlie Benante, both of whom are widely viewed as integral members of the group. "First off, as far as [former FEAR FACTORY drummer] Ray [Herrera] is concerned, ...

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DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN: The European Sabotage!

A message from DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN: "Unfortunately kids... we have been sabotaged! A certain European booking agent decided to f.ck up a bunch of our dates (most of which were to take place in Germany) because we fired him. Why did we fire him you ask... because he didn't abide to a verbal contract of ...

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ENSLAVED Part Ways With Guitarist, Commence Work On New Material

Norway's ENSLAVED have parted ways with guitarist R. Kronheim following the band's UK tour in March, according to an official statement from the group. "Upon returning from their UK tour in March 02, all four members agreed that the situation within the band needed serious evaluation," mainman Ivar Bjoernson said. "As a result, all four ...

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BUSH Split With Guitarist, Recruit HELMET Axeman

BUSH have parted ways with guitarist Nigel Pulsford and have replaced him with ex-HELMET guitarist Chris Traynor. "[Nigel] didn't get kicked out," mainman Gavin Rossdale told MTV. "He didn't want to be on tour, and you can't kick someone out that isn't there. There was not a bad word, not any arguments. I respect him ...

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KISS Officially Part Ways With UNIVERSAL RECORDS GROUP

KISS have officially parted ways with the Universal Records Group (i.e. Mercury/PolyGram) and currently seeking a new record deal, frontman Paul Stanley has confirmed. "After our long relationship with our record company, it seemed to be in our best interest to part ways and to look to all the options to decide where we go ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Rumored To Be Linking Up With ROCK FEST 2002

JUDAS PRIEST are rumored to be lining up US dates with RATT, DOKKEN, FIREHOUSE, and L.A. GUNS later in the summer. However, it should be noted that no official announcement has yet been made regarding this report. Meanwhile, JUDAS PRIEST appear to be confirmed for the following dates (according to Ticketmaster and Pollstar): Jul. 07 ...

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