KORN: Initial Summer Tour Dates Announced

According to MTV, these are the initial dates for KORN's upcoming summer headlining tour: Jun. 20 - Wilkes-Barre, PA @ TBA Jun. 21 - Hartford, CT @ TBA Jun. 23 - New York, NY @ TBA Jun. 26 - Toronto, ON @ TBA Jun. 27 - Montreal, QC @ TBA Jun. 29 - Pittsburgh, PA ...

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JASON NEWSTED: “MEGADETH Was A Watered-Down METALLICA”

Despite MEGADETH guitarist Dave Mustaine's close links to the METALLICA camp and undeniable contributions to the latter act's early sound, former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted has never been particularly impressed with Mustaine's post-METALLICA offerings. In a recent interview with the Dallas-based Harder Beat, Newsted refers to MEGADETH as a “watered-down METALLICA” and implies, in no ...

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Former ANTHRAX Bassist Comments On “Behind The Music” Special

Former ANTHRAX and current S.O.D. bassist Danny Lilker has contacted BLABBERMOUTH.NET and asked us to publish the following statement regarding the way his contributions to ANTHRAX's early years were portrayed in the VH1 Behind The Music special on the group, which premiered last weekend: “I would just like it to be known that I was ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH: I Am Innocent Until Proven Guilty

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach has issued a brief statement in response to the news reports of him having been charged with making terroristic threats and drug possession after a dispute with a bartender at a Midletown, New York restaurant last Wednesday night (March 13th). Here is Bach's statement in its entirety: “There is ...

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TOMMY LEE Secures New Band Line-Up, Prepares To Hit The Road

Former MOTLEY CRUE drummer Tommy Lee has been joined by new guitarist J3 and drummer Will Hunt (SKRAPE, ex-STUCK MOJO) in the latest incarnation of his solo band (previously known as METHODS OF MAYHEM), whose sophomore CD, entitled Never A Dull Moment, is due to be released through MCA Records on May 21st. To view ...

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THE CULT's BILLY MORRISON: We Have Not Split Up

THE CULT have not split up and are officially “on a break”, according to THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison. In a statement posted at Morrison's official web site, the bassist insists that “[vocalist] Ian [Astbury] and [guitarist] Billy [Duffy] are involved in other things for a few months, and [drummer] Matt [Sorum] also has ...

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IRON MAIDEN To Record Benefit Gigs

IRON MAIDEN's three benefit gigs at the Brixton Academy in London, which are scheduled to take place later in the week, will be recorded by producer Kevin Shirley for “documentation” purposes and will not necessarily be issued in CD form at a later date, according to a posting on Shirley's official web site. ...

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THE HELLACOPTERS US Tour Announced

Sweden's THE HELLACOPTERS, featuring former ENTOMBED drummer Nicke Andersson (now going by the name Nick Royale) on guitar/vocals, have announced the dates for their forthcoming US tour. They are as follows: Mar. 29 - San Diego, CA @ Canes Mar. 30 - Los Angeles CA @ Troubadour Apr. 01 - San Francisco, CA @ Slims ...

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