JELLO BIAFRA Sues DEAD KENNEDYS For "Impersonation"

Ex-DEAD KENNEDYS singer Jello Biafra is suing his former bandmates for allegedly recording new music and performing live with a “Biafra impersonator” (DR. KNOW's Brandon Cruz) at the microphone. Biafra — whose birth name is Eric Reed Boucher — sued his former bandmates for misrepresenting themselves by leading promoters to believe that Biafra is performing ...

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Former DREAM THEATER Keyboardist Prepares New CHROMA KEY CD

CHROMA KEY, featuring former DREAM THEATER and current FATES WARNING keyboardist Kevin Moore, is in the process of recording a new album, which Moore has described as “more of a strictly 'solo' effort, since [producer/collaborator] Steve [Tushar] is in L.A. and I am here in Costa Rica. However I am beginning to work with several ...

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420 MONKS To Lens Video Clip

Atlanta's 420 MONKS, featuring former STUCK MOJO frontman Bonz, ex-CHUM (Puerto Rico) drummer Carlos Torres, ex-ERACISM bassist David Saunders, guitarist John B., and former PUBLIC ENEMY touring DJ DJ Lord, will shortly film a video with director Josh Haygood for the track "Ill Dreamz", from their soon-to-be-issued debut full-length CD. The clip will reportedly be ...

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DIVERCIA Ink Deal With Hammerheart Records

Finland's DIVERCIA, formerly known as LOST IN TWILIGHT, have inked a deal with Hammerheart Records. Described as a cross between SENTENCED, H.I.M. and NIGHTWISH, DIVERCIA issued an EP called Planeteer under their previous name and are currently working on their debut full-length CD, to be issued in July. ...

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Former HELLOWEEN Guitarist To Appear At Brazilian Tribute Gig

Former HELLOWEEN and current MASTERPLAN guitarist Roland Grapow will be travelling to Brazil on March 18th to partake in a HELLOWEEN tribute concert that is due to be held at Led Slay in São Paulo. Organized by the Brazilian magazine Jornal Rock News as part of their second anniversary celebrations, the show will include appearances ...

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SUICIDE SHIFT: The SADUS/TESTAMENT Collaboration

The new San Francisco Bay Area-based project featuring SADUS/TESTAMENT bassist Steve DiGiorgio, SADUS frontman Darren Travis, and TESTAMENT vocalist Chuck Billy, has tentatively set SUICIDE SHIFT as its moniker, and are presently finalizing work on 10 original compositions, some of which have been completed, while others still “need a lot of work with Chuck”, according ...

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