Singer SHIMON MOORE Says He Was Fired From SICK PUPPIES

Frontman Shimon Moore says that he was surprised by his ousting from SICK PUPPIES, the band he co-founded in Australia with bassist Emma Anzai in 1997 while the two were in high school. Anzai and drummer Mark Goodwin, the trio's remaining members, issued a statement on October 20 in which they said that Moore was ...

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AVENGED SEVENFOLD To Begin Writing New Album By Next Summer

AVENGED SEVENFOLD singer M. Shadows says that the band "should" begin working on material for a new studio by next summer for a tentative 2016 release. AVENGED SEVENFOLD's latest album, "Hail To The King", was certified gold in July by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association Of America) for shipments in excess of 500,000 copies. Released ...

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VINNIE PAUL: 'I Still Drink Every Night And I Love It'

Former PANTERA and current HELLYEAH drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott says that the "fun side of rock and roll" seems to be missing from many of the tours nowadays, with most musicians preferring to relax on their buses and catch up with their loved ones instead of partaking in the kind of debauchery that was embraced ...

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'Harry Potter' Star DANIEL RADCLIFFE Listened To MEGADETH's 'Sweating Bullets' To Prepare For 'Horns' Role

"Harry Potter" star Daniel Radcliffe says that he prepared for his new role in the supernatural thriller "Horns" by listening to heavy metal music, in particular the bands METALLICA and MEGADETH. In "Horns", Radcliffe plays Ignatius "Ig" Perrish, a 26-year-old guy suspected of murdering his girlfriend who awakes from a drunken stupor with power-possessing horns ...

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SNOT Recruits VITIATE Frontman CARL BENSLEY For Upcoming Tour

Reunited legendary Santa Barbara metal/punk rock hybrid SNOT has tapped Carl Bensley (VITIATE, CONSUME THE FIRE) to sing for the band following the recent departure of Tommy "Vext" Cummings (ex-DIVINE HERESY). SNOT guitarist Mikey Doling says: "[Carl] is an incredible monster vocalist and great dude. [We're] very excited to rock with him." SNOT's U.S. tour, ...

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