NEVERMORE Hire TESTAMENT Axeman For Upcoming Tour

TESTAMENT/DRAGONLORD axeman Steve Smyth will reportedly be filling the vacant second guitarist slot in NEVERMORE during the latter's upcoming European tour and Vans Warped dates. Smyth will be replacing Curran Murphy, who resigned from his position as NEVERMORE's touring guitarist in order to join Canada's ANNIHILATOR and continue work on his own AGGRESSION CORE project. ...

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KISS' PETER CRISS Shows Up At GENE SIMMONS' Mag Launch Party

KISS drummer Peter Criss, whose position in the group has been uncertain for much of the last year, came face-to-face with bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons at the latter's official release party for Gene Simmons Tongue magazine on Wednesday night, June 5th at Studio 54 in New York City. After the encounter and embrace, Simmons talked about ...

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COAL CHAMBER To Appear On "Rockline"

COAL CHAMBER will appear on the syndicated radio show Rockline at 8:30 PM PST/11:30 PM EST on Monday, June 10th. If you want to call in and speak with the band, the toll-free number is 1 800 344 ROCK (7625). You can also e-mail questions for COAL CHAMBER that may be answered on Rockline to: ...

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KISS, QUEEN, JOURNEY Producer Dead At 51

Acclaimed UK rock music producer Mike Stone—best known for his work with JOURNEY, ASIA, TEN, QUEEN and KISS, among others—died last week at the age of 51. ASIA will dedicate the forthcoming Geffen Years - Anthologia to his memory. Although no cause of death was listed in any of the recent press reports, Mike was ...

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LIMP BIZKIT Tour Manager Blames Concert Organizers For Fan Death

A LIMP BIZKIT tour manager blamed concert organizers yesterday, June 6th, for the death of a 15-year-old fan who was crushed during a concert in Australia last year. Chris Gratton said the concert promoters had failed to control the "absolute crowd mayhem" and rejected claims LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst aggravated and provoked the crowd ...

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