It's Official: SHIHAD Become PACIFIER

New Zealand's SHIHAD have officially changed their name to PACIFIER due to their previous moniker's similarities to the Islam word for Holy War jihad. The band recently made an unannounced appearance under the new name at The Viper Room in West Hollywood, thus confirming that PACIFIER is indeed the name they love and are sticking ...

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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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