DREAM THEATER Drummer To Pen Liner Notes For New RUSH CD

DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy will pen the liner notes for the Japanese version of the upcoming RUSH CD, entitled Vapor Trails. Says Portnoy: “I am honored to have been asked to write the liner notes for the Japanese version of their long-awaited, upcoming CD Vapor Trails, so I have been listening to this since ...

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JASON NEWSTED Goes "Unipsycho" On PAPA WHEELIE's CD Debut

The next release from former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted's record company Chophouse Records will be the debut album from Newsted's "punk/stoner" band PAPA WHEELIE (in which he reportedly plays guitar and sings), entitled Unipsycho. Among the tracks tentatively set to appear on the effort are the following: 01. Ride This 02. Tread 02. Sprocket Man ...

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SAVATAGE's CHRIS CAFFERY Speaks Out On Guitarist Change

SAVATAGE guitarist Chris Caffery has issued a personal statement regarding the recent departure of SEVEN WITCHES axeman Jack Frost and recruitment of former MEGADETH guitarist Al Pitrelli to the group's ranks. Says Caffery: “I want to thank Jack for a great job and a fun 10 months on the road. You are a great guy ...

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NICKELBACK Confirmed For Britain's V2002 Festival

NICKELBACK have been confirmed for this year's V2002 festival, where they will appear third on the bill below headliners STEREOPHONICS and PRIMAL SCREAM. The festival takes place on the weekend of August 17th and 18th at Chelmsford and Staffordshire in the UK. In other news, the band will be issuing their debut album, Curb, through ...

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CRYSTAL BALL To Support DOKKEN, Release New CD

Swiss melodic metallers CRYSTAL BALL will support DOKKEN at the following European dates: May 26 Zrich, SWI @ Alpenrock House May 29 Wien, AUS @ Planet Music May 30 Budapest @ E-Club May 31 Kaufbeuren, GER @ Zeppelinhalle Jun. 01 Schtzenhaus, SWI @ Wangen Jun. 02 Ludwigsburg, GER @ Rockfabrik Jun. 05 Rockhaus, AUS @ ...

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SOULFLY To Support SLAYER In UK, Fight Off Stalkers

SLAYER will reportedly tour the UK in late June with SOULFLY in support. In related news, Metal Hammer has reported that mainman Max Cavalera has a stalker who breaks into his Arizona ranch on a weekly basis. The individual in question apparently breaks into the family's weekend residence which is about an hour outside Phoenix, ...

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