SUPERZERO Part With Singer, Drummer, Continue Work On New Material

SUPERZERO, the New England-based act featuring Markus Cherone (the brother of former VAN HALEN/EXTREME vocalist Gary Cherone) on guitar, have parted ways with vocalist Tommy Dempsey and drummer Robbie Dempsey. Cherone and bassist Stephen Powell are presently auditioning drummers while continuing to write material for the follow-up to last year's Hogwash CD. ...

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A PERFECT CIRCLE Axeman Lends A Helping Hand

A PERFECT CIRCLE guitarist Billy Howerdel joined ABANDONED POOLS (featuring former EELS bassist Tommy Walter on vocals) during the latter act's performance at the Roxy in West Hollywood, California on Wednesday, March 13th. Howerdel performed on the group's "Mercy Kiss" and its latest single, "The Remedy". In other news, the APC axeman recently appeared on ...

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DOKKEN Mixing Long Way Home With MICHAEL WAGENER

DOKKEN mainman Don Dokken, former BATON ROUGE/JOHN NORUM singer Kelly Keeling and veteran producer Michael Wagener (i.e. SKID ROW, HAMMERFALL, ACCEPT) are ensconced at a Tennessee studio mixing DOKKEN's forthcoming CD, entitled Long Way Home, for a late spring/early summer release through CMC International Records. Among the tracks that are tentatively scheduled to appear on ...

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JAXX Concert Hall Owner: I Don't Need MANOWAR's Bullsh.t

Jay Nedry, owner of the Jaxx concert hall in West Springfield, Virginia, has commented on the reasons behind the cancellation of MANOWAR's gig at the venue, originally scheduled for March 30th. According to Nedry, we had bought MANOWAR and two other acts [for the show on March 30th]. We also were told specifically that we ...

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ENTOMBED Ballet Photos Available Online

Several photos taken of ENTOMBED during their appearances at the Royal Opera Hall in Stockholm, Sweden as part of a show called Unreal Estate have been posted online and can be viewed at this location. As previously reported, ENTOMBED completed eight performances as part of the above-mentioned show, with the band doing a ...

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ANTHRAX Make Management Change, Continue Work On Ninth CD

ANTHRAX have reportedly acquired new management in the shape of Larry Mazer at Entertainment Services Unlimited (i.e. MEGADETH, SOIL, DUST TO DUST). As previously reported, ANTHRAX are on the verge of inking a US deal with Sanctuary Records prior to the completion of their ninth studio album, which is tentatively due to be issued during ...

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THE BLACK HAND Enlist VOIVOD Drummer To Draw CD Artwork

Canadian thrashers THE BLACK HAND have enlisted VOIVOD drummer Away (aka Michel Langevin) to draw the very VOIVOD-like artwork for their upcoming full-length CD/LP, entitled War Monger, due through New York's Chainsaw Safety Records in the coming weeks. The quintet are tentatively scheduled to embark on their first-ever European tour in May/June. ...

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