Former EMPEROR Drummer To Play On DISSECTION Comeback CD

Former EMPEROR drummer Bård "Faust" Eithun will be sitting behind the kit for DISSECTION's comeback release, due in late 2004. According to Eithun's newly-launched official web site, "the plan is [for Faust and currently-incarcerated DISSECTION mainman Jon Nödtveit to] start rehearsing during the spring 2003 and it seems like the constellation will be ...

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ANDREW WK To Appear On "CONAN O'BRIEN"

ANDREW WK (full name: Andrew Wilkes-Krier), whose backing band includes former OBITUARY drummer Donald "D.T." Tardy, will appear on Late Night with Conan O'Brien this Thursday, July 11th. Check your local listings for exact air times. ...

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MOTOGRATER Select MUDVAYNE Producer For Upcoming Debut

Santa Barbara, California-based quintet MOTOGRATER will shortly enter a Vancouver, British Columbia studio with producer GGGarth Richardson (i.e. MUDVAYNE, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, SPINESHANK) to begin work on their debut effort for No Name/Elektra Records. A fall release is expected. As previously reported, the much-talked-about group had originally signed with COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara's ...

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HANOI ROCKS Drummer To Sit In With SNAKEGOD

HANOI ROCKS drummer Kari "Lacu" Lahtinen will reportedly fill in for SNAKEGOD skinsman Mikael Hakamies during the latter band's upcoming shows. Hakamies is said to be receiving treatment for an undisclosed ailment in a Finnish hospital. Confirmed SNAKEGOD dates (with Lahtinen behind the kit) are as follows: Jul. 16 - Tampere, FIN @ TBA Jul. ...

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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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