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RUSH Drummer Inks Endorsement Deal With SABIAN Cymbals

Sabian, the world's leading cymbal manufacturer, has added legendary drummer Neil Peart of RUSH to its stellar line-up of artists who play Sabian cymbals, according to an official press release. Aside from switching exclusively to Sabian, Peart has also created his own signature line of Sabian cymbals, titled Paragon, that has led the company to ...

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Swedish Thrashers DENATA Split Up

Swedish thrashers DENATA have officially split up after releasing three full-length albums. "April 25 the day we never thought would come… but it did," the band write on their web site. "The lack of inspiration has been overwhelm[ing] the last months and our motto has always been to do what we do because it's fun. ...

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MACHINE HEAD's PHIL DEMMEL: 'I'm Living Large'

MACHINE HEAD guitarist Phil Demmel has told the Contra Costa Times that touring with a bunch of family men in their 30s is much different than it was a decade-and-a-half ago when he first hit the road as a member of the legendary Bay Area thrashers VIO-LENCE. "Everybody's married, nobody does drugs, we only drink ...

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MORTAL SIN Seek Management, Record Deal

Reunited Australian metal band MORTAL SIN are on a worldwide search for management. The band are happy to take care of their affairs in Australia, but need European or American representation and/or distribution for the band's upcoming DVD release and recording of the next album. The group would also be interested in hearing from prospective ...

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DIMEBAG DARRELL Has No Fear About Facing PHILIP ANSELMO

DAMAGEPLAN guitarist Dimebag Darrell was recently asked by Belgium's Concreteweb.be what might happen if he were to run into his former PANTERA bandmate, SUPERJOINT RITUAL singer Philip Anselmo, at a festival somewhere. "What will I do? I don't fear that day ever!" Dimebag replied. "I just get on with my business, and do my fucking ...

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MORTAL SIN To Release Live DVD

Legendary Australian metal band MORTAL SIN will release a DVD of their first show back on the road (March 5, 2004 at the Annandale Hotel in Sydney). The release date is not confirmed, but the disc is expected to be ready by the time the band go on tour in June. The DVD will contain ...

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UFO: Rescheduled American Tour To Begin In August

According to Ticketmaster.com's ticket alert, the UFO show originally scheduled to take place n May 2 at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, New Jersey has been postponed to August 18. Original tickets will be honored for the new date, or you may obtain a refund by mailing your tickets to: Ticketmaster Attention Customer Service 4445 ...

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MALEVOLENT CREATION Set Release Date For 'Warkult'

Florida death metal veterans MALEVOLENT CREATION have set a June 28 European release date through Nuclear Blast Records for their ninth full-length album, "Warkult". The album is expected in the U.S. in late July. Said to be the band's "most diverse and punishing record to date," "Warkult" was recorded at Liquid Ghost Recording Studio in ...

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UFO: American Tour Cancelled

UFO's American tour has been officially cancelled. The following is guitarist Vinnie Moore's statement on the matter: "Hello everyone, Vinnie here. I am extremely sorry to have to report that the UFO U.S. tour has been postponed. I was just informed that we have run into an immigrations problem that no one in their wildest ...

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Report: Has Heavy Metal Gone Soft?

Rafer Guzmán of Newsday writes: "Is heavy metal — once the angriest and scariest form of rock on the planet — going soft? The genre has always taken different forms, from the devilish BLACK SABBATH in the 1970s to the rap-rocking LIMP BIZKIT of today. But these days, metal is taking on a surprising new ...

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TOMMY LEE Working On CD Of Electronic Dance Music

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee has revealed to People magazine that he is currently working on a new CD of electronic dance music. "I'm absolutely passionate about dance music," he said. "It's one big party." Lee has also confirmed that he has been romantically involved with supermodel Naomi Campbell. "I've been kind of going ...

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UFO 'Can Hardly Wait' For Start Of U.S. Tour

UFO have posted the following message on their official web site: "Dear friends, we successfully finished the first part of the European tour (February 28 through March 28) and I am happy to say the new line up was fantastic. Everyone who saw the band live was very enthusiastic and said that UFO is now ...

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MY RUIN Launch Search For New Bassist

MY RUIN, the Los Angeles-based band fronted by ex-TURA SATANA singer Tairrie B., are currently seeking a replacement for bassist Meghan Mattox, who was "asked to leave" the group following their recent U.S. tour with SOIL. Interested parties can contact Century Media's Phil Hinkle at [email protected] The band have set up these requirements: "You must ...

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DEICIDE Kicked Off SUPERJOINT RITUAL Tour?

DEICIDE have reportedly dropped off the SUPERJOINT RITUAL U.S. trek for reasons that are not entirely clear. Although no official statement has yet been released on the matter, one attendee at SUPERJOINT's show in Huntington, West Virginia Tuesday night (April 6) has told BLABBERMOUTH.NET that SUPERJOINT frontman Phil Anselmo was allegedly heard announcing from the ...

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REVOLTING COCKS: New Lineup Revealed, Album On The Way

MINISTRY frontman Al Jourgensen has reassembled his REVOLTING COCKS side-project and is currently recording a new album with the group. Joining Jourgensen in the new lineup are Phil "Phildo" Owen (SKATENIGS), John Monte (M.O.D., MIND FUNK, DRAGPIPE), Mike Scaccia (RIGOR MORTIS, MINISTRY) and Mark Baker (HELLIONS, SHADOW REICHENSTEIN). Click here to see a ...

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CLOCK: DEF LEPPARD Side-Project Announce Los Angeles Gig

CLOCK, the California-based band featuring DEF LEPPARD guitarist Vivian Campbell and former FOREIGNER drummer Mark Schulman, will be performing at Molly Malone's Irish pub (575 Fairfax Ave.) in Los Angeles on Friday, March 26. The group will take the stage at 11:00 p.m. Said Vivian: "It's gonna be with Sascha [Krivstov, bass] again, and this ...

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MACHINE HEAD Finish Recording New Song

MACHINE HEAD and longtime mix-master Colin Richardson have wrapped up production of a brand new track this week, to be included on the upcoming North American release of their new album, "Through The Ashes Of Empires", scheduled to hit stores on April 20. The new song, titled "Seasons Wither", will be added to the new ...

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EXODUS: DNA Lounge Photos Posted Online

A bunch of photos taken at EXODUS' record-release show on March 11 at the DNA Lounge in San Francisco, California have been posted at this location. Also available are pictures of opening act, MERCYFUL FATE tribute band HAIL SATAN, whose set included a guest appearance by MACHINE HEAD guitarist Phil Demmel. EXODUS' new ...

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MACHINE HEAD Guitarist Guests On SOMETHING MUST DIE Demo

MACHINE HEAD axeman Phil Demmel has recorded a guest appearance on lead guitar for the new demo from San Jose, California's SOMETHING MUST DIE. Demmel is said to have contributed a "ripping solo" to "Bleed For No One", one of four cuts featured on the CD, which was recorded at Castle Ultimate studios in Oakland, ...

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TOMMY LEE's 'Rok Bar' In Miami To Open In Two Weeks

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee is one of the co-owners of the much-hyped Rok Bar in Miami, which was expected to open last Tuesday, but has once again been delayed, according to The Miami Herald. "Perhaps Lee was too busy hanging thistight with Naomi Campbell, P. Diddy and Lenny Kravitz at 6 a.m. Monday ...

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TOMMY LEE DJs, Parties In Miami

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee was a guest DJ at Wet Grooves 2004 at the Shelborne Hotel pool in South Beach, Miami on Monday (March 8). Check out pictures from LFI. Lee and rumored fling, supermodel Naomi Campbell, were also on hand for 2004 Miami Winter Music Conference - Debi Nova at ...

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TOMMY LEE, NAOMI CAMPBELL An Item?

The New York Post is reporting that supermodel Naomi Campbell, who was linked to Sean Lennon last month, hooked up with former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee last weekend at the Winter Music Conference in Miami. "They were all over each other at a party at the Delano," the Post's spies said. Campbell and Lee ...

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CAMPBELL, BAIN, MENZA Among Special Guests Performing At L.A. Gig

Phil Campbell (MOTÖRHEAD), Jimmy Bain (ex-DIO, RAINBOW), and Nick Menza (ex-MEGADETH) are among the special guests scheduled to perform on Friday, March 19 at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles. The occasion is the birthday party of DARK32 rhythm guitarist D*stortion, who has requested an all-star tribute to the life of Mutly Pillbox, D*stortion's ...

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