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QUEENSRŸCHE Guitarist: GEOFF TATE Spat In My Face, Punched Me And Called Me A 'Pussy'

QUEENSRŸCHE members Michael Wilton, Eddie Jackson, Scott Rockenfield and Parker Lundgren announced on June 20 that they were parting ways with singer Geoff Tate and recruiting powerhouse vocalist Todd La Torre of CRIMSON GLORY as his replacement. The new QUEENSRŸCHE lineup has already performed live, having played two shows in their home city of Seattle ...

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PANTERA's Final Three Albums To Be Reissued On Vinyl

Earlier this year, Rhino unveiled the 20th-anniversary edition of PANTERA's "Vulgar Display Of Power", which featured the debut of the incendiary lost track "Piss". Following up on "Vulgar"'s success, Rhino continues to honor PANTERA's legacy as one of metal's most influential bands by offering the Texas quartet's final three releases on 180-gram vinyl. Presented in ...

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FOZZY: 'Sin And Bones' Track Listing Revealed

FOZZY — the band featuring WWE wrestling superstar Chris Jericho and STUCK MOJO mastermind Rich "The Duke" Ward — will release its new album, "Sin And Bones", on August 14 (one day earlier internationally) via the group's new label, Century Media Records. The cover artwork for the CD can be seen below. "Sandpaper", the lead ...

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KILL RITUAL To Film 'Old School Thrasher' Video

KILL RITUAL, the band featuring former members of IMAGIKA, DARK ANGEL and ELDRITCH, will film a video for the song "Old School Thrasher" on Friday, July 13 at Soundwave Studios in Oakland, California. Mike Sloat (MACHINE HEAD, TESTAMENT) will handle the production, directing and editing. "Old School Thrasher" comes off KILL RITUAL's debut album, "The ...

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Go Fishing With IN FLAMES

Peter Iwers and Björn Gelotte of Swedish metallers IN FLAMES, along with Nicka Hellenberg and Mathias Larsson of Fiskejournalen, the largest fishing magazine in Europe, will meet you in Mehamn, where you will enjoy the grandeur of the Norwegian landscape, some pleasant company and, above all, some almost sinfully exciting fishing. Nordic Safari in Mehamn ...

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WOLF Guitarist Ties The Knot

Guitarist Simon Johansson of Swedish metallers WOLF, MEMORY GARDEN and BIBLEBLACK married his girlfriend Anette this past weekend in Gålö, about 45 km southeast of Stockholm. Mike Wead (KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE) served as best man at the wedding, which was also attended by Niklas Stalvind and Anders Modd of WOLF; Stefan, Tom, Ante and ...

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DREAM THEATER: Buenos Aires Concerts To Be Filmed For DVD Release

DREAM THEATER's August 19 and August 20 concerts at Estadio Luna Park in Buenos Aires, Argentina will be professionally filmed and recorded for the band's next live DVD, to be released sometime next year. DREAM THEATERJames LaBrie (vocals), John Myung (bass), John Petrucci (guitar and vocals), Jordan Rudess (keyboards and continuum) and Mike ...

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SOIL Plays Acoustic Set In Indiana (Video)

SOIL played an acoustic set and took part in a signing session on Saturday, June 30 at the Wooden Nickel Music store in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Video footage of their performance can be seen below. SOIL released its first-ever DVD, entitled "Re-LIVE-Ing The Scars", on May 8 via Bieler Bros. Records. The two-disc set, which ...

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BLAZE BAYLEY Performs A Cappella In Czech Republic; Video Available

After his concert in Jaromer, Czech Republic on June 30 as part of the Rock Rebellion festival was reportedly canceled by the promoter, British heavy metal vocalist Blaze Bayley (IRON MAIDEN, WOLFSBANE) performed impromptu a cappella versions of the songs "The Clansman" (IRON MAIDEN) and "Soundtrack Of My Life" (BLAZE) while accompanied by a couple ...

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RAGNAROK: 'Collectors Of The King' Video Released

Norwegian black metallers RAGNAROK have released a video for the title track of their latest album, "Collectors Of The King". The clip was produced by William Brovold, directed by Stefan E. Pedersen and features cinematography by Lasse Roed. Commented RAGNAROK drummer and founder Jontho: "It's the first official video we've done for the band, and ...

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TOM MORELLO Joins Thousands to Stop 'Walmartization' of Los Angeles Jobs

In the largest-ever protest against Walmart, thousands of Southland residents marched through L.A.'s Chinatown to call for an end to the "Walmartization" of L.A. Chinatown residents, community organizations, faith and labor leaders, musicians Tom Morello and Ben Harper, civil rights leader Dolores Huerta, U.S. congresswoman Judy Chu, L.A. labor leader Maria Elena Durazo and union ...

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THE UNGUIDED Announces New Touring Drummer

THE UNGUIDED — the new Swedish band featuring former SONIC SYNDICATE members Richard Sjunnesson (vocals), Roland Johansson (vocals) and Roger Sjunnesson guitar; (Richard's brother) — has issued the following update: "We are happy to announce that our friend Richard Schill (KING LEAF EXPERIENCE, MY COLLAPSE, ex-SHINING) from Halmstad will fill in on drums for THE ...

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MASTERPLAN Taps CRADLE OF FILTH Drummer For New Album

German/Norwegian melodic metallers MASTERPLAN have tapped Czech musician Martin "Marthus" Skaroupka (CRADLE OF FILTH) to lay down the drum tracks for the band's new album. Commented MASTERPLAN guitarist/mastermind Roland Grapow (formerly of HELLOWEEN): "We are very happy that we found Martin. He is a very talented and powerful drummer and besides that he is an ...

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ADRENALINE MOB: New Video Interview With MIKE ORLANDO

On Friday, June 29, Planetmosh conducted an interview with ADRENALINE MOB guitarist Mike Orlando before the band's concert at King Tut's Wah Wah Hut in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom. You can now watch the chat below. ADRENALINE MOB features in its ranks Orlando, singer Russell Allen (SYMPHONY X), drummer Mike Portnoy (formerly of DREAM THEATER) ...

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USURPRESS To Release Debut LP This Summer

Selfmadegod Records will release the debut LP from Swedish death metal horde USURPRESS this summer. Following their "In Permanent Twilight" MCD released via Selfmadegod this past spring — in addition to recently released split EPs with PYRAMIDO (Plague Island) and BOMBS OF HADES (Doomentia) — the first full-length from USURPRESS is ready for disbursement, available ...

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DREAM THEATER: Video Report From The Road

Progressive metal giants DREAM THEATERJames LaBrie (vocals), John Myung (bass), John Petrucci (guitar and vocals), Jordan Rudess (keyboards and continuum) and Mike Mangini (drums) — launched a major North American headlining summer tour on June 15 in Rochester, New York. The tour includes stops at the Gibson Amphitheater in Los Angeles and the ...

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MIKE PORTNOY Wins 'Best Drummer' And 'Best Progressive Drummer' In 17th Annual 'Drummies'

Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, ADRENALINE MOB, FLYING COLORS) proves for a second straight year that his prog drumming makes him perhaps the most popular drummer in the world. Portnoy won "Best Drummer" and "Best Progressive Drummer", with more than 9,000 drummers voting in DRUM! magazine's 17th annual readers poll. Unlike last year when ...

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