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KORN's SILVERIA Begins Laying Down Tracks For New Album

KORN's David Silveria is in the studio laying down drum tracks for the follow-up to "Untouchables", frontman Jonathan Davis revealed during an online chat with fans at the Korn.com web site. "We wanted to get back into the studio to do the album we wanted to do," Davis said. " 'Untouchables' was great, but it ...

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LEASH LAW: The Dogs Are Loose

Former CRIMSON GLORY/SEVEN WITCHES vocalist Wade Black has joined forces with ROB ROCK guitarist Rick Renstrom, ICED EARTH/ex-DEATH drummer Richard Christy, and ROB ROCK bassist Stephen Elder in a new band called LEASH LAW. The group, whose musical style is being described in an official press release as "true metal unlike ever heard in this ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist: AXL Is Hard At Work On New CD

GUNS N' ROSES frontman Axl Rose is currently finishing up the vocal overdubs for the band's much-anticipated "Chinese Democracy" CD, according to guitarist Richard Fortus (ex-LOVE SPIT LOVE, PSYCHEDELIC FURS), who was recently spotted by a fan at Don Hill's in New York City. When asked about GN'R's future plans, Richard reportedly said, "Yeah, we're ...

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FILTER's PATRICK: 'I'm Doing Crazy Stuff With My Music'

FILTER frontman Richard Patrick has posted the following message to the group's official web site: "It's all about the rock: I've written 5 songs for the new record and right now this feels so much like 'the Richard Patrick drum machine record', it's awesome. Not that I'm excluding Geno and the guys, but time and ...

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RAMMSTEIN: We Are Not Breaking Up!

Despite rumors to the contrary, German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN have no intention of breaking up. RAMMSTEIN keyboardist Christian "Flake" Lorenz recently posted a logbook entry to the "Fan Area" section on the official site addressing the recent rumors and assuring the fans that the band would carry on. Here is what he wrote: ...

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CAGE: New Album Samples Posted Online

San Diego, California's CAGE have posted clips of three tracks from their forthcoming CD, "Darker Than Black", at this location. The group's third CD, "Darker Than Black" was produced at Silvercloud Studio by Richard Carr (HALFORD, BRUCE DICKINSON) and is slated for an April 22 European release through Massacre Records. The complete track ...

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FILTER's PATRICK: 'Almost Done Writing' New Album

FILTER frontman Richard Patrick has posted the following message to the group's official web site: "Hey guys, sorry I haven't posted in awhile but I've been really busy. Man it's bizarre, because I moved to California and I've kind of had a lot of time by myself, the new stuff is starting to sound a ...

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DEEP PURPLE, LYNYRD SKYNYRD To Tour Europe

DEEP PURPLE and LYNYRD SKYNYRD will be teaming up for a European tour in May/June. Confirmed dates are as follows: May 29 – Schwung Hallen - Roeselare, BEL May 31 - Filaforum - Milan, ITA Jun. 01 – Campo Fiera - Conegliano Veneto (Treviso), ITA Jun. 03 – Palaghiaccio - Roma, ITA Jun. 04 – ...

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RAMMSTEIN To Split Up?

German supergroup RAMMSTEIN are on the verge of splitting up, according to Britain's Metal Hammer magazine. A source close to the band says that "they feel as though they have taken their music/stage show as far as it can go" and are now "looking to pursue other musical projects." Guitarist Richard Kruspe-Bernstein is currently demoing ...

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KORN To Produce Themselves On Upcoming Album

KORN's as-yet-untitled follow-up to "Untouchables" will be a self-produced effort, according to singer Jonathan Davis, who told the Los Angeles Times recently that the change in the group's approach "is really cool. Don't have someone outside coming over to tell us what we need to do. It's the fastest we've ever worked — three weeks ...

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JIMI HENDRIX Video Gets RN'R HALL OF FAME Staffer Fired

Julius Davis, an education programs manager at Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, lost his job Friday, about two weeks after screening a video featuring Jimi Hendrix to a large group of fifth-graders, according to Cleveland's The Plain Dealer. Davis' dismissal came after one teacher complained to the Hall that the presentation ...

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COURTNEY LOVE's Meltdown

The following article was published in the current edition of the National Enquirer: Shortly before Courtney Love was busted by cops for an air-rage outburst, the rude rocker tore through a Hollywood newsstand and wreaked havoc, charges the irate owner. "When Courtney came in, it was like a hurricane suddenly hit my newsstand," a still ...

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KID ROCK Speaks Out In Support Of Imprisoned Drug Kingpin

KID ROCK is advocating parole for Richard Wershe Jr., an imprisoned drug kingpin who became a familiar figure on Detroit-area nightly news in the late 1980s under the name White Boy Rick, according to Detroit Free Press. "With Rick and I coming from the same type of background, I feel he would be able to ...

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KATAKLYSM Split With Drummer, Announce Temporary Replacement

Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM have parted ways with longtime drummer Max Duhamel following the completion of the band's recent European tour. According to an official press release, "Max announced to the band that he will be retiring but accepted nonetheless to do the upcoming North American tour in Feb./March 2003 with HATE ETERNAL, DYING FETUS ...

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GRAVE DIGGER Name New CD

German power metallers GRAVE DIGGER have set "Rheingold" as the title for their upcoming CD, due on May 26 through Nuclear Blast Records. According to an official press release from the band, "The concept is following the Saga of the Nibelungs. We worked out 'The Ring Of The Nibelungs' from Germany's famous composer Richard Wagner. ...

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Former MÖTLEY CRÜE Drummer Back In Court

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee lost his bid Tuesday to add someone else to the lawsuit blaming him for the death of a 4-year-old boy who drowned in his pool. Attorney Philip D. Weiss, representing Lee in the lawsuit filed by the parents of Daniel Karven-Veres, said Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Richard Neidorf's ...

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FILTER's PATRICK: 'I'm Working Really Hard'

FILTER frontman Richard Patrick has posted the following update via the group's official web site: "Hey this is Rich from [my home studio] Abyssinian West — I welcome the daily grind! I'm working really hard these days. I've written five new songs on my acoustic so far and I'm gonna get to work on recording ...

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Former MORBID ANGEL Guitarist Resurfaces In PATHS OF POSSESSION

Florida's PATHS OF POSSESSION, the new band featuring former MORBID ANGEL guitarist Richard Brunelle, will release their debut album, "Legacy In Ashes", in February through Still Dead Productions. The group's musical direction is being described by Brunelle as "a lot different" (i.e. more melodic) than that of his previous group while still retaining a technical, ...

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FILTER's RICHARD PATRICK: 'I Have Come Back Down To Reality'

FILTER frontman Richard Patrick has posted the following update via the group's official web site: "Yes, I have come back down to reality in Los Angeles. I'm still really appreciating Christmas because I had a wonderful time with my mother and father. When I got back last night, my girlfriend and I celebrated the holidays. ...

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NASTY SAVAGE To Issue Collection Of Early Demos, New Tracks

Reunited Florida metallers NASTY SAVAGE will issue a six-song EP containing early demo tracks and newly-recorded compositions on Feb. 18, 2003 through Crook'd Records. "Wage Of Mayhem" will contain the four tracks from the group's 1983 demo of the same name, plus two brand new tracks, recorded in 2002. Two of the four original demos ...

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FILTER Frontman Relocates, Begins Work On New Music

FILTER frontman Richard Patrick has posted the following update via the group's official web site: "Hello, everybody. It's Richard talking to you from my new home in the beautiful mountains of southern California. I have set up my new studio out here, and I'm working on plenty of new music. The studio is now called ...

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PAIN To Record Album Of Covers

Sweden's PAIN, the band led by acclaimed metal producer and HYPOCRISY frontman Peter Tägtgren, are currently in the studio recording a full-length album of covers, due in the spring through Stockholm Records. Among the tracks that are set to be included on the effort are the band's (presumably) metallized versions of such mainstream selections as ...

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WYKKED WYTCH Complete Work On New Demo

Florida female-fronted act WYKKED WYTCH are shopping a newly-recorded four-song demo to interested labels with plans on releasing their third album in 2003. The demo was recorded at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida and features a guest appearance by ICED EARTH/ex-DEATH drummer Richard Christy. The complete track listing for the promotional CD is as follows: ...

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TOMMY LEE Wrongful-Death Lawsuit Gets Trial Date

A Los Angeles judge has set a trial date of April 2 for the wrongful-death lawsuit brought by the parents of a four-year-old boy who drowned last year while attending a birthday party at ex-MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee's Malibu residence. Superior Court Judge Richard Neidorf decided that the case should be heard before a ...

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Ex-NIRVANA Drummer DAVE GROHL: 'I Won't Read KURT's Diaries'

Not everyone wants to read Kurt Cobain's diaries. Cobain's ex-NIRVANA bandmate Dave Grohl is not interested in ever reading the tome. "Well, I'm just saying that I wouldn't read it," Grohl told VH-1 satellite radio's Maria Chambers. "I might pick up a crazy biography of Little Richard's life or something like that, but a friend, ...

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