JASON NEWSTED: The Exclusive Interview!!

During a candid January 28th interview with journalist Martin Carlsson, portions of which appeared in the Swedish newspaper Expressen, former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted revealed interesting facts about his departure from METALLICA, James Hetfield's battle with addictions, the infamous Playboy feature, the postponement of VOIVOD's next album, the formation of a dream metal band with ...

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Former TWISTED SISTER Frontman Becomes Official Promo Voice Of MSNBC

Former TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider is now the official promo voice of MSNBC. The raspy-voiced Snider has been doing voiceovers for the likes of Brian Williams, Ashleigh Banfield and Alan Keyes since last winter, according to an article published in the New York Observer. The Long Island-based vocalist, of course, very publicly fought with ...

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DESECRATION Complete Sophomore CD, Re-Record Debut

Welsh deathsters DESECRATION have completed work on their sophomore full-length CD, entitled Pathway To Deviance, with producer Martin Barbour (i.e. CAPDOWN, MEDULLA NOCTE) at Philia Studios in Oxon, UK. Set for release through Copro Records on April 22nd, the album is the group's first with new guitarist Lee Evans. In other news, DESECRATION have also ...

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EARTHTONE9 To Issue EP, Embark On Headlining Run

Britain's EARTHTONE9 will be issuing a brand new EP, entitled Omega, through Copro Records on April 8th. The CD will feature three new cuts, recorded during the summer of 2001 at The Fallout Shelter in London, plus other rarities and live recordings. The full track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Amnesia 02. ...

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DEADSY To Play Viper Room On March 2nd

DEADSY, who feature in their ranks guitarist/vocalist Elijah Blue Allman (the son of actress Cher), will play a show at the Viper Room in Los Angeles on March 2nd. The Viper Room is a 21-and-over venue. You can purchase advance tickets by calling (310) 358-1881 between 11 AM and 7 PM. Payment is by credit ...

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VACANT STARE Prepare Debut CD, Headlining Tour

Britain's VACANT STARE will release their debut album, entitled Vindication, through Copro Records in the UK on March 18th and in the rest of Europe during April. Recorded and mixed over a two-month period at Philia and Backstage studios, the album was recorded by Martin Barbour (i.e. CAPDOWN, MEDULLA NOCTE), Dave Chang (i.e. STAMPIN' GROUND, ...

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IRON MAIDEN Frontman Back On The Airwaves

IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson will be hosting The Rock Show on Saturdays and The Freak Zone on Sundays via a new BBC-affiliated digital radio channel called 6 Music, which is scheduled to launch on March 11th. Bruce's first shows will take place the following weekend: Saturday, March 16th - The Rock Show – 9 ...

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MASTERPLAN Continue Work On Debut CD

MASTERPLAN, the new project formed by former HELLOWEEN guitarist Roland Grapow and drummer Uli Kusch, are preparing to return to the studio on February 25th to complete the vocals and solo parts for their upcoming debut CD, which is tentatively scheduled to be released in early summer. The group are planning on spending ten days ...

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