MR. BIG Issue Farewell Message Following Split

MR. BIG have posted a farewell message via their official web site explaining the reasons for their decision to disband and go their separate ways. Here is the message in its entirety: "MR. BIG has had 12 great years of making music all over the world. We thank all of our friends and fans everywhere. ...

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CANDLEMASS To Play First UK Show In Over A Decade

The reunited classic line-up of CANDLEMASSvocalist Messiah Marcolin, bassist/founder Leif Edling, guitarist Mats Bjrkman, lead guitarist Lars Johansson and drummer Jan Lindhwill play their first show in the UK for over a decade at the Mean Fiddler in London on July 13th. Also on the bill are CRIMINAL, with other acts to be announced soon. ...

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D.R.I. Tribute CD: Full Details Unveiled

MR. BUNGLE, 40 GRIT and RATOS DE PORAO are among the artists confirmed to appear on the forthcoming D.R.I. tribute CD, entitled We Don't Need Society, due for release later in the year. The full track listing for the album will be as follows (in no particular order): 01. 40 GRIT - "Nursing Home Blues" ...

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House Owned By AEROSMITH's TOM HAMILTON Burned Down

The Cape Cod home of AEROSMITH bass guitarist Tom Hamilton was destroyed in a fire, according to the Associated Press. No one was in the house when a fire started just before 7:00 PM Saturday, firefighter James Murphy said. An addition to Hamilton's home was under construction. Minutes later, a second fire was reported at ...

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EXCLUSIVE: DINO CAZARES Speaks Out On FEAR FACTORY Split

Since FEAR FACTORY officially called it quits in early March, very little has been heard from the band themselves, with the four members of the group choosing to each deal with the break-up of this long-running group by immersing themselves in new projects rather than speaking out publicly on what was, by all accounts, a ...

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Ex-UGLY KID JOE Guitarist Produces New Album From BOY SETS FIRE

Former UGLY KID JOE guitarist Dave Fortman has just finished producing the latest album from Delaware quintet BOY SETS FIRE, who are presently mixing the as-yet-untitled effort at North Hollywood's NRG facility with Jay Baumgardner (i.e. PAPA ROACH, ALIEN ANT FARM, SYSTEM OF A DOWN) at the helm. "It is truly amazing that our first ...

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STONER KINGS Sign With Massacre Records, Prepare To Repackage, Reissue "Brimstone Blues"

Finland's STONER KINGS have inked a deal with Germany's Massacre Records and will issue a repackaged version of their self-released LP opus, entitled Brimstone Blues, through the label in June. "We are ecstatic about the possibilities with Massacre," stated STONER KINGS Canadian leader/vocalist Starbuck. "They are a fantastic label with an extensive and influential history ...

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