IMPIOUS Replace Drummer

Sweden's IMPIOUS have replaced drummer Ulf Johansson with Mikael Norn. According to an official statement from the band, [Ulf] is now playing the bass in a band called TRIBAL INK, known from Wannabe, which is a Swedish national TV program/documentary about how a rock band is formed [the Swedish equivalent of MTV's Making The Band]. ...

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FOZZY Complete Work On Happenstance

FOZZY, who include in their ranks WWF wrestler Chris Jericho (aka Moongoose McQueen), ex-STUCK MOJO/currentSICK SPEED guitarist Rich Ward (aka Duke Larue), ex-STUCK MOJO/current SICK SPEED drummer Bud Fontsere (aka KK Laflame), and acclaimed British metal producer Andy Sneap (aka Lord Bayden Powell), will release their second CD, entitled Happenstance, through Megaforce Records in July. ...

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ILL NINO Confirmed For OZZFEST UK

ILL NINO have been added to the bill of this year's UK Ozzfest. The full line-up of artists currently scheduled to appear at the May 25th event, which will take place at Castle Donington, is as follows: OZZY OSBOURNE SYSTEM OF A DOWN TOOL SLAYER CRADLE OF FILTH BLACK LABEL SOCIETY LOSTPROPHETS HUNDRED REASONS MUSHROOMHEAD ...

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STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Turn Down OZZFEST In Favor Of Studio Work

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS were offered a chance to participate in this year's Ozzfest, but reportedly turned down the offer in order to concentrate on studio work. According to singer Scott Weiland “[we turned down Ozzfest] not because we don't think OzzFest is a viable tour, it obviously is a viable tour. It's been around for ...

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LANA LANE, ERIK NORLANDER Line Up All-Star Live Band

Lana Lane and Erik Norlander will launch their 2002 world tour with a special warm up concert at the world-famous Troubadour, Monday, April 22, 2002, in West Hollywood, California. This will be their only US appearance on the tour, and they have arranged a very special musician line-up to deliver their usual 2-1/2 hour concert. ...

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AC/DC Duo Jam Out With BILLY JOEL At Florida Concert

In what has to be one of the most bizarre pairings in recent memory, “piano man” BILLY JOEL was joined by AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson and bassist Cliff Williams during JOEL's recent Tampa, Florida gig (where he performed with ELTON JOHN) for a rendition of the AC/DC classic "Highway To Hell". Despite BILLY JOEL's predominantly ...

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MARILYN MANSON: Use Your Fist And Not Your Mouth

MARILYN MANSON is presently putting the finishing touches to the group's upcoming album—described by the singer as “a hard and violent mix of industrial-strength punk vaudeville with 30s Berlin cabaret decadence”—which is currently being co-produced by MANSON and Tim Skold (KMFDM, ex-SHOTGUN MESSIAH) at a Los Angeles studio for a tentative late spring/early summer release ...

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