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Gone Forever - GOD FORBID

All this "new wave of American metal" stuff (as GOD FORBID's label people like to term it) is kind of the musical equivalent of a sneering tough guy discovering his feminine side. Alongside SHADOWS FALL and a few other notables, GOD FORBID have widened the remit to embellish unrelenting HATEBREED-style pit violence sounds with the ...

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HENRY ROLLINS: New Band To Launch This Summer

Punk rock icon Henry Rollins has told Lawrence.com that he is currently in the process of putting together a new band, with tentative plans to launch it later in the year. "I have another project planned for this summer, and all the people are in place and everyone's on board," he said. "I've just got ...

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KORN Singer To Participate In Online Chat

KORN frontman Jonathan Davis will be chatting online Sunday, February 29 at 8:00 p.m. PST in the "Korn Korner" section of the band's official web site, Korn.com. "We look forward to seeing some old faces, and some new ones as well," reads a post on the web site. "For those that have not previously joined ...

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Former TESTAMENT Guitarist Comments On The Group's Early Albums

Former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE guitarist Alex Skolnick recently gave an interview to JamBands.com in which he discussed his time in TESTAMENT and his progression away from the heavy music scene into a more jazz/fusion-influenced approach. Asked if playing in front of large crowds during TESTAMENT's early days was a strange experience for him at such a young ...

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CRYSTAL EYES Welcome Addition To Family

Congratulations are in order for CRYSTAL EYES guitarist Jonathan Nyberg and his girlfriend Marika, who welcomed a son this past Sunday (Feb. 1). The "little rocker" has been named Ville, according to a posting on the band's web site. CRYSTAL EYES' third full-length album, "Vengeance Descending", was released last May through DMP Sweden Records. The ...

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Review: KORN Play To A Reduced Crowd In Korea

O Youn-hee and Andrew Petty of The Korea Herald reviewed KORN's January 29 concert with the hugely popular local rock artist SEO TAI-JI show at Olympic Park in Seoul, Korea. "Before KORN took the stage, a chunky portion of the audience left — mostly people who had not heard of the American band," they wrote. ...

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EXODUS Guitarist Talks About Upcoming Record-Release Party

EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt has posted the following message in regards to the band's upcoming record-release party (scheduled to take place on Thursday, March 11 at DNA Lounge in San Francisco): "Okay, here's the scoop on the record release party. There is NO opening band. First band on is us, EXODUS. We are going to ...

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KORN Frontman Produces DRAMA Debut

KORN singer Jonathan Davis has has signed a band called DRAMA to his own group's Elementree Records and will produce DRAMA's debut album for release later this year, according to MTV.com. "It's a band out of Sacramento by way of Seattle," Davis said. "It's really dark, dark rock. I'm excited about it. It's definitely going ...

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Report: KELLY OSBOURNE 'Doing It' for ABC Pilot

Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Kelly Osbourne is making her first foray into scripted series with ABC's drama pilot "Doing It". Based on British author Melvin Burgess' controversial young-adult novel, "Doing It" centers on the sexual antics of three 16-year-old Seattle boys: Dino (Sean Farris), Jonathan (Chris Lowell) and Ben (Jon Foster). Osbourne, star of ...

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Report: AEROSMITH Feud With NFL Over SUPER BOWL Rehearsal Time

Gayle Fee and Laura Raposa of the Boston Herald report that after 24 hours of intense — and sometimes tense — negotiations, AEROSMITH is Back in the Saddle Again for Super Bowl XXXVIII. "We worked it out," said National Football League spokesguy Brian McCarthy. "We're looking forward to a great show." On Friday afternoon the ...

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VELVET REVOLVER: Bringing Chaos Back Into The Rock World

VELVET REVOLVER's official biography, written by David Wild and provided by the group's record label, RCA/BMG Records, includes additional information about the band's formation and their forthcoming debut CD, "Contraband", due on May 11 (postponed from the previously announced April 27 date). Here it is in its entirety: VELVET REVOLVER is everything the band's name ...

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KORN Singer To Speak At NAMM Producer Roundtable

This Saturday, January 17, at NAMM in Los Angeles, KORN frontman Jonathan Davis will be speaking at the 11th Annual Producers SoundTable, which will take place inside the Anaheim Marriott, Salons E & F, between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Featured guests include Dave Adelson (moderator), Michael Beinhorn, Ron Fair, Patrick Leonard and Don Was. ...

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KORN Frontman Developing Video Game

KORN frontman Jonathan Davis is developing a video game called "Pop Scars", according to MTV.com. "It's basically a celebrity fighting game, but in the context of a 'Soul Calibur' or 'Mortal Kombat', where it's a real fighting game and it's not just a cheap fighting engine, just for the hell of it because it's celebrity ...

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VILE Confirm Lineup For Upcoming Tour

Californian brutal death metallers VILE have announced that the group's lineup for their upcoming North American tour with CANNIBAL CORPSE, HYPOCRISY and EXHUMED will include original members Colin Davis (guitar) and Matt Faivre (bass) as well as ORIGIN vocalist James Lee, Denmark's Reno Kiilerich (FROZEN SUN, PANZERCHRIST, 12 GAUGE, EXMORTEM, KOBEAST) on drums and new ...

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KORN To Release DVD Of CBGB Gig

KORN frontman Jonathan Davis has told MTV.com that the band have plans to release a DVD of their recent surprise show at New York's 350-capacity CBGB, "We filmed it all," he said. "I don't know how to explain that show, it was just crazy. It was brutal. I see people getting almost killed in the ...

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KORN: 'Live At CBGB's' To Premiere On MTV2

A television special recorded during KORN's unannounced Nov. 24 concert at New York's legendary CBGB punk club will premiere Tuesday (Dec. 16) on MTV2 at 9:00 p.m. ET. "Korn: Live at CBGB's" will feature frontman Jonathan Davis & Co. playing "Take a Look in the Mirror" tunes like "Right Now" and "Did My Time", plus ...

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KORN Return To 'Sheer Hate And Anger' On Upcoming CD

KORN frontman Jonathan Davis recently told MTV.com that the group's sixth LP, "Take a Look in the Mirror", due November 25, is their return to form. "The whole album is about love, hate and my hate of people and just losing my mind," Davis explained. "The previous albums I did, I think the last three, ...

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Police: Man Says Rifle Was Present For KID ROCK

Gordon Wilczynski of The Macomb Daily reports that a 43-year-old Michigan man was arrested in downtown Mount Clemens late Tuesday when police searched his car and found an assault rifle in his trunk, which he said he planned on giving to Kid Rock. Kid Rock, who is from Romeo and also known at Bob Ritchie, ...

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