MARILYN MANSON Split With TWIGGY RAMIREZ, Enlist KMFDM Man As Replacement

MARILYN MANSON have split with longtime bassist Twiggy Ramirez and have replaced him with Tim Skold (ex-SHOTGUN MESSIAH/KMFDM). Skold, originally from Sweden, joins fellow MANSON family members John 5 (guitar), M.W. Gacy (keyboards) and Ginger Fish (drums). "I have spent eight months transforming this band and our new songs into an unstoppable juggernaut, and sadly ...

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MURDERDOLLS: "Musical Equivalent Of Being Kicked In The Teeth"

MURDERDOLLS, the new band featuring SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison on guitar, singer Wednesday 13 (formerly of North Carolina horror-metal outfit FRANKENSTEIN DRAG QUEENS FROM PLANET 13), ex-DOPE/current STATIC-X guitarist Tripp Eisen, bassist Erik Griffin and drummer Ben Graves, are currently mixing their debut album at SR Audio studios in Des Moines, Iowa for a late ...

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THE BLUEPRINT Launch Official Web Site

THE BLUEPRINT, the Nottingham, UK-based group consisting of former PITCHSHIFTER guitarist Matt Grundy, ex-EARTHTONE9 singer Karl Middleton, PITCHSHIFTER bassist Mark Clayden, CONSUMED guitarist Will Burchell and CONSUMED drummer Chris Billam, have launched their official web site at this location. ...

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HENRY ROLLINS: "West Memphis 3" Album Will Be A Monster!

HENRY ROLLINS has issued a press release detailing the conception of the West Memphis Three benefit album for the three young men—Damien Echols, Jessie Misskelley and Jason Baldwin—who were allegedly convicted unfairly of murder. The album—tentatively due in November—will reportedly consist of ROLLINS and his backing band, MOTHER SUPERIOR, covering classic BLACK FLAG songs, with ...

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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH Sued By Former Business Associate

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich is being sued for an undetermined sum for breach of contract by the former co-founder of The Music Company, the ill-fated label imprint the pair formed in 1996. Tim Duffy sued Ulrich in Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday, May 24th, claiming the drummer forced him from his role as the ...

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DAMNAGED Confirmed For DANZIG US Tour

Seattle-based DAMNAGED have been selected as the opening act on the forthcoming DANZIG US headlining tour, also featuring Swedish black metallers MARDUK. Vocalist/lead guitarist Nick Woodward, rhythm guitarist Jeff Roderick, bass guitarist Trevor Fox and drummer Chris Johnson will tour the country with DANZIG from June through mid-August. DAMNAGED's new CD, Aggression Therapy, is available ...

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DEATH ANGEL: San Francisco Club Gig Date Change

Reunited Bay Area metallers DEATH ANGEL will play a (not so very) "secret" club show at San Francisco's The Pound on Saturday, July 6th and not Friday, July 5th, as previously announced, according to The Pound's official web site. Opening the show will be DEPRESSOR. DEATH ANGEL will perform the gig under the name KILL ...

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