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Former MEGADETH Bassist Covers EDIE BRICKELL AND THE NEW BOHEMIANS

F5, the new Arizona-based band featuring former MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson, ex-SICK SPEED vocalist Dale Steele, drummer David Small, and guitarists Steve Conley and John Davis, are currently shopping a five-song demo/CD to interested record labels. The group, whose sound is being described as guitar-heavy melodic hard rock, recorded the effort at a Phoenix-area studio ...

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KORN Frontman Says Rock Music Isn't Dangerous Anymore

In a brand-new interview with Live Daily, KORN frontman Jonathan Davis spoke about the group's options following the upcoming release of a greatest-hits collection, which will fulfill their seven-album deal with Epic Records. "We make the records we want to make," he said. "We never had [Epic] come back and say, 'Well, this is the ...

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KORN Frontman To Direct Porn Movie

KORN frontman Jonathan Davis will co-direct and co-host an adult movie for Vivid Video this month, his wife, former porn star Deven Davis, told adult video industry magazine AVN Online. "The video will be very hardcore, raw erotic," Deven said when asked to describe the style and tone of the still untitled movie. ...

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Indiana Heavy Metal Singer Assigned To Afghanistan

Jonathan Bethely of Chronicle-Tribune.com is reporting that the Indiana-based "inspiration" heavy metal band RISE FROM RUIN are being forced to go on hiatus after their lead singer was called to active National Guard duty in Afghanistan. Jay Lakin will be among several Indiana National Guard soldiers who will be leaving for Afghanistan in the coming ...

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Report: KORN Singer Sued Over Crime Museum

Reuters reports: KORN singer Jonathan Davis has been sued by a former business associate for breach of contract after announcing plans for a museum of American serial killers to be promoted by a show featuring bikini-clad women. Arthur Rosenblatt, a collector of criminal artefacts, sued Davis, a former mortuary science student, and his associates, for ...

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STRANGULATION To Release Debut CD In July

Swedish brutal death metallers STRANGULATION will be releasing their debut album, entitled "Atrocious Retribution", in July late through the U.K.-based Retribute Records. The complete track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. Atrocious Retribution (mp3) 02. Flesh Harrier 03. Suffer & Die 04. The Strangulation 05. The Art Of Torture 06. Human ...

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PHANTOMBOLA To Support EDGUY In Australia

Australia's PHANTOMBOLA (PTB) have completed work on their debut full-length album, "Harvest". The track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Filter 02. Die4u 03. Timing 04. Dejavu 05. Let Me Out 06. Fade Away 07. Warriors 08. Lean 09. Aunti Lenni 10. Disremember Audio samples from the CD can be heard via the ...

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KORN To Release 'Greatest Hits' Collection In The Fall

KORN will fulfill their seven-album deal with Epic Records by releasing a greatest-hits collection in the fall, according to MTV.com. The album may include the band's forthcoming collaboration with rapper LIL JON, slated to be recorded next week. With regards to what KORN's next move will be, singer Jonathan Davis told MTV.com, "We're assessing things. ...

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NIKKI SIXX: I've Never Been A Big Fan Of The Word 'Metal'

BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION bassist Nikki Sixx (ex-MÖTLEY CRÜE) spoke to the Cleveland Scene about the influence his previous band has had on a generation of metal/hard rock artists, including KORN's Jonathan Davis and SLIPKNOT's Joey Jordison. "I've never been a big fan of the word 'metal,'" Sixx said. "I like 'rock and roll.' I don't ...

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DEADSY Confirm Split With DREAMWORKS RECORDS

DEADSY, the Los Angeles-based band featuring frontman P. Exeter Blue I (a.k.a. Elijah Blue, son of actress/singer Cher and Gregg Allman), have released an official statement confirming their split with Dreamworks Records. The statement reads as follows: "With regard to the recent mutual and amicable split between DEADSY and their former label, Dreamworks, ...

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Former MEGADETH Bassist To Lecture At SCHOOL OF BASS Seminar

Former MEGADETH/current F5 bassist David Ellefson will be giving a music-business lecture at the School of Bass seminar on May 6 in Tempe, Arizona. "My talk will be based on my book 'Making Music Your Business' as well as many professional experiences I've had in the biz," says David. "Also, there will be some incredible ...

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KORN Team Up With HOWARD STERN On New Single

KORN have posted a remixed version of their song "Y'All Want a Single", featuring a guest appearance by embattled shock jock Howard Stern, at their official web site. Download it here. Stern, whose radio show was pulled by Clear Channel off its stations last month because of indecency concerns, has hailed the video ...

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JEFF SCOTT SOTO: Drummer ALEX PAPA Leaves The Fold

Vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (TALISMAN, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) has parted ways with the drummer from his solo band, Alex Papa. "Alex has decided to pursue other avenues in his career," Jeff said in a statement. "I and the rest of the band support his decisions and wish him nothing but every success in his future endeavors. ...

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METALLICA's ULRICH: We Don't Owe People Anything

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich has defended the group's latest album, "St. Anger", against criticism that it is virtually unlistenable, telling The Oregonian that heavy metal fans are not open to their favorite bands changing and experimenting with a tried-and-tested formula. "We needed to make a record that was underproduced, and I think we succeeded!" Lars ...

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