GODSMACK Part Ways With Drummer, Continue Work On New CD

GODSMACK have amicably parted ways with drummer Tommy Stewart, according to an official statement issued by the group. "Tommy is a great guy and a tremendous drummer," singer Sully Erna said. "We wish him all the success in the world. ... He deserves it." GODSMACK have yet to name a replacement for Stewart, who will ...

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VOIVOD's Original Line-Up Reunites For Signing Session

The four original members of VOIVOD—vocalist Snake (a.k.a. Denis Belanger), guitarist Piggy (a.k.a. Denis D'Amour), drummer Away (a.k.a. Michel Langevin), and bassist Blacky (a.k.a. Jean-Yves Thériault)—conducted an autograph-signing session in Montreal this past Sunday, June 2nd, as part of the three-day Weekend Extreme celebrating 20 years of metal music in Quebec. Photos taken at the ...

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AL PITRELLI/TONY HARNELL's MORNING WOOD Gets European Release

MORNING WOOD, a little-known early '90s collaboration between TNT/WESTWORLD frontman Tony Harnell and SAVATAGE/ex-MEGADETH guitarist Al Pitrelli, will finally have its acclaimed self-titled debut released in Europe through Escape Music. Containing four original songs and eight covers (i.e. THE HEART, SUPERTRAMP, NAZARETH, THE EAGLES, etc.), the CD was recorded in September 1993 and originally released ...

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420 MONKS Make Live Debut With New Bassist

Atlanta's 420 MONKS, featuring former STUCK MOJO frontman Bonz, ex-CHUM (Puerto Rico) drummer Carlos Torres, guitarist John B., and former PUBLIC ENEMY touring DJ DJ Lord, made their live debut with new bassist Craig Maul on Friday, May 24th at the Al Rosa Villa in Columbus, Ohio. About 600-700 people were on hand to witness ...

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THE 69 EYES Go Gold With "Paris Kills"

THE 69 EYES' Paris Kills CD has been certified gold for sales in excess of 15,000 copies in the band's native Finland. The album was just released in Germany, where the group's previous album, Blessed Be, has sold approximately 30,000 units. (Thanks: Tuomas Toivonen) ...

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KORN Line Up UK Dates

KORN have lined up the following UK dates in September: Sep. 07 - London, UK @ Docklands Arena Sep. 11 - Glasgow, UK @ SECC Sep. 12 - Manchester, UK @ Arena KORN's new CD, Untouchables, will be issued on June 11th through Immortal/Epic Records. ...

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Poll: THE OSBOURNES Are In Danger Of Overexposure

OZZY OSBOURNE and his family are in danger of media overexposure, according to 58% of voters taking part in a recently completed Billboard.com poll. Out of 5,302 respondents, 31% believe that the family's television show, the Ozzfest concert tour, book deals, and a seemingly endless stream of media appearances have tarnished their initial appeal. An ...

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