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DOKKEN Split With Drummer Following Punch-Up

DOKKEN have reportedly parted ways with drummer Mick Brown following an alleged physical altercation between Brown and frontman Don Dokken several days prior to the completion of the band's Rock Fest 2002 tour. As a result, the group performed a show in Tucson, Arizona with L.A. GUNS bassist Adam Hamilton filling in on drums while ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE Ink Deal To Turn Autobiography Into Film

MÖTLEY CRÜE have just signed a deal to turn their autobiography, The Dirt, into a film, bassist/mainman Nikki Sixx told Billboard magazine. "You don't want it to be too watered-down," Sixx said, "but at the same time, I think it's kind of a survival story of four guys that came from these four completely different ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE's VINCE NEIL Wanted On Assault Charges

Police in Beverly Hills have issued a warrant for the arrest of MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil, who allegedly attacked a record producer in a nightclub parking lot, according to MTV.com. The warrant, issued Wednesday, stems from an April 28th incident involving Michael Schuman, who accuses Neil of taunting him outside of a club and ...

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To Serve Man - CATTLE DECAPITATION

What immediately strikes you about this Cali foursome's music is the total lack of effects. They definitely look like your typical goregrind band on the surface. But where IMPALED, SEPSISM, DISGORGE (both of them), COCK AND BALL TORTURE, REGURGITATE and zillions of others tailor their heaviness with severely downtuned guitars and/or heinously manipulated vocals, CATTLE ...

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ROCK FEST 2002: Second Leg Announced

The second leg of the Rock Fest 2002 tour, featuring DOKKEN, RATT, WARRANT, FIREHOUSE and L.A. GUNS, has been announced. Confirmed dates are as follows: Aug. 07 – Seattle, WA @ Show Box No - Fire House Aug. 09 - Las Vegas, NV @ The Hard Rock Casino Aug. 10 – Winnemuca, NV @ Winnemuca ...

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ROCK FEST 2002 Tour Gets Expanded

The first leg of the Rock Fest 2002 tour, featuring DOKKEN, RATT, WARRANT, FIREHOUSE and L.A. GUNS, has been expanded to include a few more dates. Confirmed shows so far are as follows: Jun. 20 – Fargo, ND @ Red River Valley Fair Jun. 21 - Cedar Rapids, IA @ Hitters Sports Park Jun. 22 ...

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VICTORY FLAG To Open For GRAVES In Cleveland

VICTORY FLAG will be winding down their Magical Misery Tour in support of their latest release, The Soundtrack To Your Miserable Life, with an opening gig for GRAVES, featuring ex-MISFITS members Michael Graves and Dr. Chud, on June 13th at The Hi-Fi Club in Cleveland, Ohio (a club owned by WARRANT guitarist Billy Morris). ...

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L.A. GUNS Finish Recording New CD

L.A. GUNS have finished recording their new album with producer Andy Johns and will mix it shortly for a late summer release through Spitfire Records. According to bassist Adam Hamilton, “if you are a fan of L.A. GUNS, I promise that you will love this record. I myself have always been a fan as well, ...

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DOKKEN, RATT, WARRANT To Co-Headline Summer Tour

The proposed summer tour featuring DOKKEN, RATT, WARRANT, FIREHOUSE and L.A. GUNS (in that order) will feature DOKKEN, RATT and WARRANT in the co-headlining slots, with L.A. GUNS opening the show and FIREHOUSE going on after them. The proposed trek is tentatively slated to begin on June 21st and may include as many as 55 ...

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INSANE CLOWN POSSE Member Receives Probation In Assault Case

INSANE CLOWN POSSE member Violent J received 12 months of unsupervised probation in St. Louis Circuit Court on Wednesday, February 6th, stemming from an altercation outside radio station KPNT 105.7 last February. According to Allstar, the assault was the result of a long-running dispute between Violent J and a local DJ named Cookie, who allegedly ...

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MALEVOLENT CREATION Replace Frontman With HATE PLOW's Simmons!

Veteran Florida death metallers MALEVOLENT CREATION have kicked out vocalist Brett Hoffmann and replaced him with HATE PLOW singer Kyle Simmons. Here is guitarist/founder Phil Fasciana's official statement on the matter: “For the 2nd time in his career, vocalist Brett Hoffmann has been fired from the band. In 1997 when he was asked to rejoin ...

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Introduction to Mayhem - PRIMER 55

Hailing from Memphis, PRIMER 55 is one of Island/Def Jam's first forays into the rap/metal genre, and to these ears, it is a rather unspectacular one. Boasting a sound that can best be described as a heavier, more aggressive early LIMP BIZKIT, PRIMER 55 are by-the-numbers rapcore that invariably revolves around quieter, "rappy" verses and ...

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Archive News Sep 04, 2001

A riot was started following a presumed cancellation of a SYSTEM OF A DOWN scheduled free show in Los Angeles, California on Monday, September 3rd, with fans reportedly rushing barricades, looting and destroying all of the band's equipment and attacking security guards. Set up as a “thank you” to their hometown fans, the gig— ...

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Archive News Aug 06, 2001 - update 1

BLACK SABBATH frontman Ozzy Osbourne went into the studio last Thursday, August 2nd, to add his vocals the track “Iron Head” for the forthcoming, as-yet-untitled follow-up to ROB ZOMBIE's 1998 Hellbilly Deluxe CD, which is due to be released through Geffen Records on October 30th. As previously reported, the CD will also include contributions ...

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Archive News Jul 26, 2001

The Brazilian online magazine Cidade Internet has conducted an interview with SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser about the group's recent split with Roadrunner Records and the controversial Veja article (the Brazilian weekly mag equivalent of Time/Newsweek), in which the story's author, Sergio Martins, all but dismissed the group as a band on its 'last legs' ...

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Archive News Apr 29, 2001

According to an article published in The New York Post, METHODS OF MAYHEM are involved in a legal battle over their name with a Swedish company, who claims that Lee and co. stole their moniker from a disc of sound samples created in 1995, which the Swedes have copyrighted. Both Tommy Lee and his label ...

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Archive News Mar 25, 2001

SLIPKNOT have been forced to push back the mixing sessions for their upcoming studio effort, rumored to be titled Iowa, by a full week due to producer/mixer Andy Wallace running behind schedule while mixing the debut effort from PUDDLE OF MUDD, one of the first groups signed to Fred Durst's Flaweless Records label. SLIPKNOT will ...

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Archive News Mar 19, 2001

In what has to be one of the more bizarre pairings we have heard about in quite some time, Sweden's ENTOMBED have apparently agreed to put on a string of performances at the Royal Opera Hall in Stockholm as part of a show called Unreal Estate, with the band doing a 45-minute set of brand ...

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Archive News Mar 13, 2001 - update 2

The fourth installment of the Fuck The Commerce festival will be taking place between May 24th and May 26th in Neiden, Holland. The following bands are confirmed so far:

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CRYPTOPSY (Can)

EXHUMED (US)

REGURGITATE (Swe)

C.S.S.O. (Jap)

SKINLESS (US)

DEFLESHED (Swe)

DESASTER (Ger)

CENTINEX (Swe)

HOUWITSER (NL)

GROINCHURN (RSA)

BELPHEGOR (A)

CRIPPLE BASTARDS (Ita)

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Archive News Mar 11, 2001 - update 1

CONTROL DENIED are presently recording a double-album at Morrisound Studios in Tampa with producer Jim Morris. The as-yet-untitled effort will be released later in the year.


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ENTOMBED have entered Polar Studios in Stockholm, Sweden to record their seventh studio album, tentatively titled Morning Star. 12 songs are being recorded with producers Nico Elgstrand and ...

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Archive News Mar 08, 2001 - update 2

TAPROOT are tentatively set to take some time off in April/May to continue writing new material for their next album, which they hope to begin recording shortly after their Ozzfest stint ends later in the summer. Among the tracks set to appear on TAPROOT's sophomore offering for Velvet Hammer / Atlantic Records is 'Poem To ...

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