TESTAMENT Frontman Reacts To News Of RANDY CASTILLO's Passing

TESTAMENT frontman Chuck Billy, who was diagnosed with cancer early last year, has issued the following statement in response to the news of former OZZY OSBOURNE/MOTLEY CRUE drummer Randy Castillo's passing: Today when I heard of Randy's passing, I was very saddened. Randy and I became friends on [TESTAMENT's] Low tour eight years ago. He ...

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PANTERA Guitarist To Make In-Store Appearance In Texas

PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell will be making an in-store appearance at Mars Music in Arlington, Texas this Saturday, March 30th at 3:00 PM. Dimebag will be promoting his new signature guitar pickup "Dimebucker", courtesy of Seymour Duncan. The address to Mars Music is: 4634 S. Cooper St. #182 & 184, Arlington, TX 76017. ...

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RANDY CASTILLO: December 18, 1950 March 26th, 2002

Former OZZY OSBOURNE/MOTLEY CRUE drummer Randy Castillo reportedly passed away yesterday due to complications stemming from his long-running battle with cancer. Castillo was 51 years old. MOTLEY CRUE bassist Nikki Sixx posted the following message at www.motley.com following Randy's death: You used to joke around with me all the time, saying that we ...

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SOULFLY Enlist TERRY DATE To Mix New CD

SOULFLY have enlisted veteran producer Terry Date (i.e. PANTERA, DEFTONES) to remix their recently-recorded third full-length effort, entitled III, for a tentative June 25th release through Roadrunner Records. The group's first album to be produced by mainman Max Cavalera, III will tentatively include the following track listing: 01. Downstroy 02. Enterfaith 03. Seek And Strike ...

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Ex-TYPE O NEGATIVE/LIFE OF AGONY Drummer Resurfaces In SUPERMASSIV

Former TYPE O NEGATIVE/LIFE OF AGONY drummer Sal Abruscato, ex-URANIUM 235 guitarist Matt Brown, and former URANIUM 235 vocalist Billy Kelly have joined forces in a new band called SUPERMASSIV, which is currently composing original material while seeking a permanent bassist to complete the group's line-up. For more information, visit SUPERMASSIV's official web site at ...

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JASON NEWSTED Joins GOV'T MULE For Five Shows

Former METALLICA and current ECHOBRAIN bassist Jason Newsted will be performing with GOV'T MULE at the following shows: Apr. 17 - Beacon Theatre - New York, NY Apr. 18 - Michigan Theater - Ann Arbor, MI Apr. 19 - Riviera Theatre - Chicago, IL Apr. 20 - State Theatre - Minneapolis, MN Apr. 21 - ...

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