CANTRELL Gets NICKELBACKed!

ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell reportedly joined NICKELBACK on stage last night at the latter band's headlining performance in Calgary, Alberta, Canada for a rendition of the AIC classic "It Ain't Like That". The reactions were so positive that it appears Jerry will be making another appearance with the group tonight in Edmonton at ...

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PARADISE LOST Prepare New CD, Negotiate US Deal

PARADISE LOST have set September as the release date for their forthcoming studio album, which is due to be recorded shortly with an as-yet-undetermined producer. Although PARADISE LOST had completed the initial pre-production sessions for the follow-up to their Believe In Nothing opus with John Pennington, who had previously acted as the group's live engineer, ...

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TROUBLE To Play Shortened Reunion Set, Continue Writing New Material

TROUBLE will only play seven songs—including two brand new compositions—at their much-anticipated reunion set at Night Cap in Chicago (5007 W. Irving Park Road) on Saturday, January 26th, according to guitarist Rick Wartell, who made an appearance on Rebel Radio on Wednesday night to talk about the show and the group's future plans. Wartell, vocalist ...

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SKINDRED To Issue "Heavyweight System" In April

Welsh crew SKINDRED, featuring former members of DUB WAR, have completed the recording sessions for their upcoming debut album, entitled Heavyweight System, at a Los Angeles studio with producer Howard Benson (i.e. P.O.D., SEPULTURA, MOTORHEAD, ZEBRAHEAD, etc.) and are currently mixing the effort with Rick Will (i.e. INCUBUS). An April release through BMG Records in ...

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CHUCK SCHULDINER's Sister: We'll Go After The Auction Fraudsters

Bethann Schuldiner, the sister of late DEATH/CONTROL DENIED frontman and executor of his estate, is reportedly considering legal action against a club in Lyon, France, that she claims held a sold-out Schuldiner benefit concert but only handed over $900. "I'm just mortified," Bethann told MTV. "As hard as Chuck struggled, it sickens me to think ...

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SOULFLY Set Tentative Release Date For Third Album

SOULFLY have set a tentative release date of May 20th (Europe) and May 21st (US) for their as-yet-untitled third full-length effort, which was recently produced by mainman Max Cavalera and engineered by Otto D'Agnolo at Phoenix's (Brill Street) Chaton Studios. At this time, no decision has yet been made with regards to the identity ...

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METALLICA Adds New Member To Its Family!

METALLICA frontman James Hetfield and his wife Francesca gave birth to a healthy baby daughter on Thursday, January 17th. Marcella Francesca Hetfield, born in San Francisco, weighed in at 8 pounds, 5 ounces and 21 1/4 inches. Marcella, her proud parents, sister Cali, 3 1/2 and brother Castor 20 months, are home and doing well. ...

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