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Former DEATH Guitarist Brings Out The Funk With JUNKIE RUSH

Former DEATH guitarist Bobby Koelble, whose virtuoso playing can be heard on the bands 1995 Roadrunner release "Symbolic", is now the vocalist/guitarist/songwriter for the Orlando-based JUNKIE RUSH. The band combine modern rock with elements of funk, reggae, Latin and world music, punctuated by world-class musicianship. Consisting of Koelble, Aaron O'Riley (bass), Abdias Garcia (drums) and ...

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MOTHRA Change Name, Announce Los Angeles Gig

MOTHRA, the new project featuring guitarist Mikey Doling (ex-SNOT, SOULFLY), bassist Jon "Tumor" Fahnestock (ex-SNOT, AMEN), drummer Roy Mayorga (SOULFLY), guitarist Levon Sultanian (ONESIDEZERO), and vocalist Jason Radford (ONESIDEZERO), have officially changed their name to ABLOOM, according to a posting on Tumor's web site. The band will play their first gig under the new name ...

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COLD To Release New EP In The Winter

COLD plan to record an EP for release this winter with a number of special guests, including STAIND's Aaron Lewis and members of SEVENDUST. "ALICE IN CHAINS did 'Sap' and they had a bunch of their friends from like MUDHONEY and SOUNDGARDEN . . . join in," COLD frontman Scooter Ward told Launch. "[We] talked ...

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Former SNOT/AMEN Bassist Joins LO-PRO

Former SNOT/AMEN bassist Jon "Tumor" Fahnestock has joined LO-PRO, the new project featuring former members of ULTRASPANK and GODSMACK. LO-PRO recently completed tracking their upcoming debut release for STAIND frontman Aaron Lewis' new Geffen/Interscope imprint label, tentatively dubbed A.D.D. The as-yet-untitled album was recorded with producer Don Gilmore (LINKIN PARK, TRUST COMPANY) and a mixer ...

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STAIND Set Release Date For New CD

STAIND have set a May 6 release date through Elektra Records for their as-yet-untitled follow-up to their multi-platinum 2001 effort, "Break the Cycle". When asked if the success of "Break The Cycle" put more pressure or lessened the pressure on the band when writing and recording the forthcoming album, STAIND vocalist Aaron Lewis said, "When ...

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Former GODSMACK Drummer Joins LO-PRO

Former GODSMACK drummer Tommy Stewart has joined LO-PRO, the band featuring ex-ULTRASPANK members Pete Murray (vocals) and Neil Godfrey (guitar). The group, who are STAIND frontman Aaron Lewis' first signing to his new Geffen/Interscope imprint label, tentatively titled A.D.D., will start recording their debut album Jan. 6 with producer Don Gilmore (LINKIN PARK, TRUST COMPANY). ...

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STAIND Frontman Launches Label, Signs First Act

STAIND frontman Aaron Lewis is following in the footsteps of fellow Firm Management client Jonathan Davis of KORN in creating his own record label. "I just signed my first band to my record label," Lewis told Launch. "Well I don't have a name for the label yet. It's going under ADD right now, but I'm ...

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SEVENDUST's Hollywood Gig Brings Out The Stars

SEVENDUST's show at Hollywood's House Of Blues this past Tuesday, September 10th, drew a number of rock celebrities, including Aaron Lewis of STAIND, David Draiman of DISTURBED and Tommy Lee. SEVENDUST reportedly rocked the house with a blistering set that included selections from all three of the band's CD releases thus far. ...

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