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ZAKK WYLDE Hits Studio To Record LYNYRD SKYNYRD Cover

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY/OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist Zakk Wylde went into the studio on Tuesday, January 24 to lay down his version of a LYNYRD SKYNYRD classic for the upcoming tribute album, "Heavy Helping", due later in the year via Sanctuary Records. Other artists that have reportedly contributed to the CD include METALLICA, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, SEBASTIAN ...

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RAZER: Former WARDOG Members Make New Song Available For Download

RAZER, the Phoenix, Arizona-based group featuring ex-WARDOG and current MARTY FRIEDMAN bassist/vocalist Chris Catero, ex-WARDOG members Paul Sullivan (guitar) and Eric Bongiorno (drums), and ex-LTO guitarist Jeromy Graves, have made the song "Superpaun" from their soon-to-be-completed EP available for download. The song was mixed by Ralph Patlan, who had recently remixed the entire MEGADETH catalog ...

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NINE INCH NAILS: New Lineup Revealed

According to a posting at The NIN Hotline, NINE INCH NAILS mainman Trent Reznor has spoken to Kerrang! magazine about his new band, confirming that Jeordie White (a.k.a. Twiggy Ramirez, A PERFECT CIRCLE, ex-MARILYN MANSON) and Jerome Dillon (drums) are on board, along with "newcomer guitarists Ralph Dieter and Alessandro Cortini." The group's ...

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METALLICA, SEBASTIAN BACH, ZAKK WYLDE To Appear On LYNYRD SKYNYRD Tribute CD

METALLICA, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, SEBASTIAN BACH, KID ROCK, SALIVA, Zakk Wylde (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, OZZY OSBOURNE) and Dee Snider (TWISTED SISTER) are among the many artists that have reportedly contributed LYNYRD SKYNYRD tunes to an upcoming tribute album, "Heavy Helping", due later in the year via Sanctuary Records. C.O.C.'s contribution reportedly comes in the shape ...

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Former MEGADETH Guitarist MARTY FRIEDMAN Looks Back At 2004

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman recently gave an interview to his official web site regarding the events of 2004 as it relates to Friedman's career. Several excerpts from the interview follow: Q: So what stood out in 2004 for you? Marty Friedman: "So much happened for me this year but right now it’s gotta be ...

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BELPHEGOR To Tour Europe With ARKHON INFAUSTUS, IN AETERNUM

Austrian death/black metal act BELPHEGOR will be teaming up with ARKHON INFAUSTUS (France) and IN AETERNUM (Sweden) for a two-and-a-half week European tour beginning on March 31, 2005. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon. In other news, BELPHEGOR recently parted ways with drummer Torturer and replaced him with Nefastus from Germany, who has ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH: Remembering DIMEBAG DARRELL

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach has issued the following statement in memory of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott: "My relationship to this sick series of events goes way back, some 18 years. I joined a band from Detroit called MADAM X back in 1986 and the very first place I ever played on the ...

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BELPHEGOR: New Album Release Pushed Back A Week

Austrian death/black metal act BELPHEGOR have had the European release date of their fifth full-length album, "The Goatreich - Fleshcult" (Napalm Records), pushed back a week to February 28, 2005. The follow-up to last year's "Lucifer Incestus", "The Goatreich - Fleshcult" was recorded at Mastersound Studio in Fellbach, Germany and will be available in the ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH: 'Bach To Europe' Tour Diary

Daniel Stanton of Anger Management/Coallier Entertainment has submitted the following tour diary documenting Sebastian Bach's (ex-SKID ROW) most recent "Bach To Europe" European trek: "With many tours under my belt, nothing will come close to the psychotic world of working with the hyper madman named Sebastian Bach. No matter how you slice it, this 'Basmanian ...

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BELPHEGOR Set Release Date For 'The Goatreich – Fleshcult'

Austrian death/black metal act BELPHEGOR have set a February 21, 2005 European release date through Napalm Records for their fifth full-length album, "The Goatreich - Fleshcult". The follow-up to last year's "Lucifer Incestus" was recorded at Mastersound Studio in Fellbach, Germany and will be available in the following formats: the regular CD, LP (limited to ...

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Bassist STEVE DIGIORGIO Joins SEBASTIAN BACH

Bassist extraordinaire Steve DiGiorgio (TESTAMENT, SADUS, ex-DEATH, ICED EARTH) has officially joined former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach's touring band. "Yes it's true," Sebastian writes on his web site. "I am now finalizing the heaviest lineup I have ever played with on a stage at any time in my 20-year career. Joining the band on ...

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M3 Drummer Comments On IOMMI/HUGHES Sessions

M3 drummer Jimmy Copley (ex-PAUL RODGERS, GILLAN, BECK) has issued the following update regarding his recent collaboration with Tony Iommi (BLACK SABBATH) and Glenn Hughes (ex-DEEP PURPLE, BLACK SABBATH) on the "The 1996 DEP Sessions" CD: "I can't tell you how great it is to work with Tony and Glenn. I was blown away with ...

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LAMB OF GOD Doing Their Bit For Democracy

LAMB OF GOD drummer Chris Adler has told Vancouver's Straight.com that he and his bandmates have been paying close attention to the presidential debates of the past few weeks. What they've seen isn't going to change their votes, though, mostly because they've already done their bit for democracy. Adler, singer Randy Blythe, guitarists ...

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NAPALM DEATH Frontman Slams GEORGE W. BUSH: 'The Whole System Needs An Overhaul'

Birmingham's fathers of grindcore NAPALM DEATH kick off their 36-date North American tour tonight with their headlining show in Toronto, Canada. The first eight dates the band performs with MISERY INDEX, and the remaining dates take the band across the U.S. with CANNIBAL CORPSE, KATAKLYSM and GOATWHORE. Always outspoken about politics, NAPALM DEATH vocalist Barney ...

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AEROSMITH Singer Says He Is Not A BUSH Supporter

The Boston Globe reports: "You really can't believe everything you read. Last week, on the eve of the Republican National Convention, the conservative Washington Times reported President Bush has a long list of celebrity supporters, including singer Steven Tyler. Huh? Since when was AEROSMITH interested in politics? The band's L.A.-based publicist, Mitch Schneider, called to ...

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ICED EARTH Bassist Explains Lineup Changes

ICED EARTH bassist James MacDonough has posted a message on the ICED EARTH fan message board Iced-Realm.de regarding the recent departures of drummer Richard Christy and guitarist Ralph Santolla: "Ok, just so you can stop freaking out and saying all kinds of outlandish things this statement should be sufficient for the situation. "All of us ...

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METALLICA's HETFIELD, ULRICH To Guest On CNBC's 'McEnroe'

METALLICA's James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich will be the featured guests on "McEnroe" airing Thursday night (July 8) at 10:00 p.m. on CNBC. Other guests scheduled to appear on tonight's show include Ralph Nader (Presidential candidate) and Karch Kiraly (Olympic gold medalist). "McEnroe", the new show hosted by tennis great John McEnroe, features McEnroe alongside ...

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