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OIL Part Ways With Bassist, Seek Replacement

Long Beach, California-based Christian metallers OIL, featuring DARK ANGEL frontman Ron Rinehart, have parted ways with bassist Matthew Joy and are currently seeking a replacement. "Upcoming album release shows or any other concert bookings will not be affected," states a message on the band's official web site. "Our friend — and smokin' bass player — ...

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ADEMA To Issue 'Unstable' In August

ADEMA, the California-based group featuring Jonathan Davis' little half-brother Marky Chavez, have completed work on their second full-length album, "Unstable", due on Aug. 19 through Arista Records. In advance of the "Unstable" single, scheduled for radio adds on June 23, ADEMA will hit the road for six weeks of headlining U.S. dates. Shows kick off ...

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HALFORD Officially Split With SANCTUARY RECORDS

HALFORD have officially parted ways with Sanctuary Records after having released two studio albums and one double live CD through the label. The band, who recently cancelled the North American leg of their The Metal Gods 2003 tour due to contractual difficulties, "were released from [their] recording agreement with Sanctuary, with two albums remaining, in ...

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KORN Frontman To Play Crack Dealer In New Movie

KORN frontman Jonathan Davis will star in a new film called "Seeing Other People", due next year. The movie is in production now, and Davis plays a crack dealer, the singer revealed in an online chat. "Seeing Other People" is being directed by Wallace Wolodarsky, and stars Alex Borstein (formerly of "Mad TV"), Josh Charles, ...

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COURTNEY LOVE Records KIM CARNES Cover For Upcoming Solo CD

Former HOLE frontwoman Courtney Love has recorded a cover of Kim Carnes' 1981 #1 hit "Bette Davis Eyes" for possible inclusion on her upcoming solo debut, "America's Sweetheart". Love is recording "America's Sweetheart" in France with producer Jim Barber for an expected fall release. A number of tracks on the CD were reportedly co-written with ...

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GOD FORBID Deny Singer Departure, Prepare To Record New Album

New Jersey-based quintet GOD FORBID have finally broken their silence regarding the status of their singer, Byron Davis. Davis was previously rumored to have left the group just as they were preparing to enter the studio to begin work on the follow-up to their critically acclaimed Century Media debut, "Determination". "In an effort to dispel ...

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KORN's JONATHAN DAVIS Says He 'Loves' CRADLE OF FILTH

KORN vocalist Jonathan Davis says that he is looking forward to seeing second-stage headliners CRADLE OF FILTH at this year's Ozzfest. "I love that band," Davis said. "It's some English grind-core, death metal. It's just funny they all look like vampires, and I love their T-shirts. Like, they have nuns masturbating and 'Jesus Is A ...

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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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HALFORD Part Ways With Bassist, Announce Replacement

HALFORD have officially parted ways with bassist Ray Riendeau and have replaced him with former LIZZY BORDEN four-stringer Mike Davis. Davis, 38, was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, and had reportedly played in OZZY OSBOURNE's band for a week until he "got booted due to politics and other miscellaneous issues." Mike had also ...

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GOD FORBID Hard At Work On New Material

GOD FORBID are tentatively scheduled to enter the studio in May to begin recording their new album, tentatively titled "A Perfect World", for a late 2003 release through Century Media Records. The band, who were recently rumored to have parted ways with frontman Byron Davis, have completed the following new tracks, among others: 01. Anti-Hero ...

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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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KORN Singer Writes Ten Songs For Upcoming CD

KORN frontman Jonathan Davis has written ten songs for the follow-up to last year's "Untouchables" and plans for the band to co-produce the forthcoming album. However, Davis says he's still unsure of its direction. "Can't really say yet," he said. "I'll know once I get digging into it. It's basically all about us coming together." ...

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KORN's DAVIS: SHARON OSBOURNE Is A 'Shit Talker'

Despite having been called "has-beens" and "just too fucking gay from the word go" by Sharon Osbourne in a Rolling Stone article last fall, KORN are confidently pressing ahead with their decision to tour this summer under the Ozzfest banner. "She started rumors about us, but that is just how she is," Jonathan Davis said ...

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KORN Singer Re-Records 'The Twilight Zone' Theme

Jonathan Davis, lead singer of the Grammy-nominated nu-metal band, KORN, has re-recorded the theme song for UPN's "The Twilight Zone". The new recording will make its debut on Wednesday, February 26, 9:00 p.m. –10:00 p.m. ET/PT on UPN opening an original episode featuring Eriq La Salle, Vivica A. Fox, Wayne Knight and Bonnie Sommerville. Davis ...

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KORN To Premier New Material At OZZFEST 2003

KORN are currently working on their follow-up to "Untouchables", vocalist Jonathan Davis revealed revealed during the press conference Tuesday (Feb. 18) to announce the lineup for the eighth annual outing of Ozzfest. He also noted that fans on Ozzfest will probably be the first to hear all brand-new material from KORN. "Yeah we're working on ...

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ADEMA's CHAVEZ: New Album Will Be Rock, Not Metal

ADEMA, the California-based group that features in its ranks Jonathan Davis' little half-brother Marky Chavez, will undergo a directional shift on their forthcoming sophomore album, focusing on crafting more melodically structured rock songs than was the case on their gold-certified debut. "We've matured a lot," Chavez told MTV. "The record we're working on is going ...

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KRITICKILL Turn Down NICKELBACK Offer

Killeen, Texas-based act KRITICKILL have reportedly turned down a record deal offer from 604 Records, the label venture headed by NICKELBACK frontman Chad Kroeger and his longtime attorney Jonathan Simkin. Although no specific reason was given for their decision, the group are said to have ended contract negotiations with the label on the advice of ...

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ADEMA Sign Management Deal

ADEMA, who feature in their ranks Jonathan Davis' little half-brother Marky Chavez, have inked a management deal with Scott Welch and Mark Botting at Mosaic Media Group (GREEN DAY, ALANIS MORISSETTE, OUTKAST, THEY WILL KNOW US BY THE TRAIL OF THE DEAD). The band, who were previously managed by Terry Lippman, are preparing to record ...

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ADEMA To Commence Pre-Production On New CD

ADEMA will start pre-production on their sophomore album on Jan. 6 in Los Angeles, California. The band, who feature in their ranks Jonathan Davis' little half-brother Marky Chavez, will be collaborating with producer Howard Benson (P.O.D., BLINDSIDE, SEPULTURA) on the CD, tentatively due in late spring/early summer through Arista Records. ...

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KORN Cancel 'Pop Sux' Tour Dates

KORN have had to cancel the last five nights of their "Pop Sux Tour" in the United States for fear that Jonathan Davis may cause permanent damage to his voice if the shows continue. Davis is suffering from strained vocal chords and is under doctors orders to stop the shows. Only the final five U.S. ...

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