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DREAM THEATER Keyboardist To Participate In Online Jam

On the back of their last successful online outing, DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess and Richard Lainhart are teaming up again to bring another online jam to the live Internet community. Jordan and Richard will be performing live online on Saturday, September 13 at 4:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Savings Time. Jordan will be playing a ...

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BALL Change Name To BLEED DEFEAT

BALL, the Los Angeles-based band featuring former OZZY OSBOURNE/PRIDE AND GLORY and current BILLY IDOL drummer Brian Tichy on guitar/vocals, have changed their name to BLEED DEFEAT. "We switched some guys around and sent out a new CD with some new songs," Tichy writes on his web site. "We sent them to all kinds of ...

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TIWANAKU: Demo Cuts To Air On 'Fight For Rock'

TIWANAKU, the new band featuring former CRIMSON GLORY/SEVEN WITCHES vocalist Wade Black, ex-NOCTURNUS bassist Emo Mowery and ICED EARTH/ex-DEATH drummer Richard Christy, will have two of their recently completed demo tracks played at 2:00 p.m. EST during the Metal-Rules metal hour on Fight For Rock at this location. TIWANAKU, who are currently unsigned, ...

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CONSTRUCDEAD To Play Gothenburg In September

Sweden's CONSTRUCDEAD, the band featuring TERROR 2000 drummer Erik Thyselius, will perform at Club Nocturnal in Gothenburg on September 13. CONSTRUCDEAD recently finished mixing their as-yet-untitled sophomore album at Helsingborg's Queenstreet Recording with producer Richard Larsson. The follow-up to 2002's "Repent" is due in the fall through Sound Pollution Records. The group, who were recently ...

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FILTER Singer: 'Seriously Loud Motherfuckin' Rock Music!'

FILTER mainman Richard Patrick has posted the following message to the "Rich's Words" section of the group's official web site: "Holy shit, it's been awhile [since I've last written] but I apologize – as always I've been a busy man. A lot of stuff has been going on behind the scenes. I just finished working ...

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EMO MOWERY Joins LEASH LAW

LEASH LAW, the new Florida-based group featuring former CRIMSON GLORY/SEVEN WITCHES vocalist Wade Black, ROB ROCK guitarist Rick Renstrom, ICED EARTH/ex-DEATH drummer Richard Christy, and ROB ROCK bassist Stephen Elder, have announced the addition of guitarist Emo Mowery (TIWANAKU, ex-NOCTURNUS) to the group's ranks. Emo's "monster seven-string rhythms add even more to this modern classic," ...

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CRIMSON GLORY: Original Lineup To Reunite?

CRIMSON GLORY, one of the best and most influential prog-metal bands to emerge from the 1980s, appears to be one step closer to a full-fledged reunion. Former CRIMSON GLORY guitarist Ben Jackson, who has spent the last few years pursuing a solo career of sort with BEN JACKSON GROUP, has posted the following message to ...

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IRON MAIDEN Drummer Arrested After Hitting Man With Car

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher of Newsday is reporting that IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain was arrested and charged with assault yesterday (July 26) after intentionally hitting a parking attendant with his car before a concert at the Tommy Hilfiger at Jones Beach Theater, state park police said. Michael "Nicko" McBrain, 51, of London, was trying to ...

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GREAT WHITE Working Out Details For Kansas Concert

Lawrence Journal-World is reporting that "organizers are working out details for an Aug. 22 concert in Russell [Kansas] by GREAT WHITE, the 1980s band whose pyrotechnics are blamed for starting the Feb. 20 fire that killed 100 — including the band's guitarist — at The Station nightclub in West Warwick, R.I. "The concert would be ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Bassist To Hit The Road: Tour Dates Announced

Tommy Stinson, founding member and bass player for the seminal rock group THE REPLACEMENTS and bass player of the new GUNS N' ROSES, will embark on a three-week U.S. tour in late August along with Hearbox Records recording artists THE FIGGS. Performing in an acoustic setting, Stinson will be previewing some of the songs from ...

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MORBID ANGEL/NOCTURNUS Guitar To Be Auctioned Off

Former NOCTURNUS bassist Emo Mowery is currently auctioning off via eBay a guitar owned and used by both Mike Davis of NOCTURNUS and Trey Azagthoth of MORBID ANGEL. Says Emo: "[The guitar] was used by Mike on the first two NOCTURNUS albums ('The Key' and 'Thresholds') and all three NOCTURNUS tours. After the first demise ...

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TIWANAKU Completing Work On Debut Demo

TIWANAKU, the new band featuring former CRIMSON GLORY/SEVEN WITCHES vocalist Wade Black, ex-NOCTURNUS bassist Emo Mowery and ICED EARTH/ex-DEATH drummer Richard Christy, are putting the finishing touches on a four-song demo at a studio in Florida. "It is about 90% done," Mowery told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. "It has taken longer than expected due to our crazy, music, ...

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MOONSPELL's 'The Antidote' Inspires Portuguese Novel

Portugal's MOONSPELL will be collaborating with José Luis Peixoto, one of the most promising young fictionists from Europe and the most important writer of the Portuguese new generations, on a book based on the group's forthcoming album, "The Antidote". Having published already two novels — 2000's "Not Even A Gaze" (winner of the most prestigious ...

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WITCHERY To Record New Album In The Fall

Sweden's WITCHERY, the group featuring THE HAUNTED guitarist Patrik Jensen and ARCH ENEMY bassist Sharlee D'Angelo, have begun composing material for the follow-up to 2001's "Symphony For The Devil", tentatively due in early 2004. The following is a recent online posting from Jensen outlining the group's current activities: "New songs have been written. [Guitarist] Richard ...

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CONSTRUCDEAD Complete Work On Sophomore CD

Sweden's CONSTRUCDEAD, the band featuring TERROR 2000 drummer Erik Thyselius, have finished mixing their as-yet-untitled sophomore album at Helsingborg's Queenstreet Recording with producer Richard Larsson. The follow-up to 2002's "Repent" is due in the fall through Sound Pollution Records. The group, who were recently joined by GODSIC frontman Peter Tuthill, were previously signed to Cold ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Bassist: 'Chinese Democracy' To Surface This Year

GUNS N' ROSES bassist Tommy Stinson has told Billboard.com that he expects the group's long-awaited new album, "Chinese Democracy", to see the light of day sometime this year. "The record is being completed. Other people are putting their final little touches on things, and then it goes to mix," he explained. "My physical presence wasn't ...

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SOILWORK Announce New Drummer

Sweden's SOILWORK have recruited drummer Richard Evensand (EBONY TEARS, DOG FACED GODS, SORCERER) to replace Henry Ranta, who quit the group last week in order to dedicate more time to his personal life. Check out pictures of Evensand at this location. Richard made his live debut with the group at this past weekend's ...

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RAMMSTEIN Get 'Calm' In Russian

RAMMSTEIN vocalist Till Lindemann and guitarist Richard Kruspe have reportedly collaborated on cover of the track "Shtil" ("Calm") by the Russian band ARIA. The song, which is sung in Russian, was recently broadcast on Russian radio and a 40-second sample was posted online at this location. No further information about the recording is ...

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Former MORBID ANGEL Guitarist, CANNIBAL CORPSE Singer Team Up In PATHS OF POSSESSION

Florida's PATHS OF POSSESSION, the new band featuring former MORBID ANGEL guitarist Richard Brunelle and CANNIBAL CORPSE frontman George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher, will release a limited-edition split CD (also featuring Ft. Pierce, Florida's DARK FAITH) on June 19 through Splattergod Records. Formerly known as SWOLLEN, PATHS OF POSSESSION's contribution to the CD will consist of "six ...

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DUALESC Forced To Scrap FILTER Collaboration

Portland, Oregon's DUALESC have been forced to scrap their previously announced plans of recording their next CD with FILTER's Richard Patrick at the production helm. "Unfortunately, it looks as if we won't be able to make it down to record with Richard Patrick and [engineer] Rae Dileo after all," the band write on their official ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Selected As One Of 'Favorite Dads'

Ozzy Osbourne was selected as favorite dad by 9% of those interviewed for British satellite and cable TV station The Biography Channel, while just 6% chose U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair. Top of the list with 37% of the votes was millionaire Sir Richard Branson. Soccer star David Beckham landed second place with 14%. Favorite ...

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