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CORETEZ To Make Live Debut In November

CORETEZ, the new band featuring former ILL NINO members Roger Vasquez and Marc Rizzo (SOULFLY), will make their live debut on November 13 at The Downtown in Farmingdale, New York. Also performing on the bill will be BLOODSIMPLE (featuring VISION OF DISORDER members Tim Williams (vocals) and Mike Kennedy (guitar), along with ex-MEDICATION bassist Kyle ...

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DEE SNIDER Talks About Singing At SCHWARZENEGGER Rally

In a recent interview with Perfect Pitch Online, TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider described the experience of singing the SISTER classic "We're Not Gonna Take It" at an Arnold Schwarzenegger rally in Sacramento earlier this month. "[Arnold] was very gracious and cool," Dee said. "Backstage, we talked about some USO stuff – TWISTED's ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Deemed Not Worthy In Bid For Hometown Honor

Ozzy Osbourne will not be getting the Freedom of Birmingham, it was revealed today, according to icBirmingham.co.uk. The campaign to give the former BLACK SABBATH singer the U.K. city's greatest honor has been effectively torpedoed by Liberal Democrat councillors who warned they would vote against any attempt to nominate him. "Frankly I don't ...

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LIFE OF AGONY Set Release Date For Live CD/DVD

LIFE OF AGONY have set an October 14 release date in the U.S. and October 20 in Europe for their forthcoming double live album and DVD, titled "River Runs Again: Live 2003". The two-disc set was recorded during the group's sold-out reunion shows at Irving Plaza in New York City on January 3-4, 2003 and ...

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LIFE OF AGONY Announce Two Long Island Dates!

The classic LIFE OF AGONY lineup of Keith Caputo (vocals), Alan Robert (bass), Joey Z (guitar) and Sal Abruscato (drums) will be appearing Wednesday, December 10 and Thursday, December 11 at Downtown in Long Island, New York. Direct support for the two shows will come from BLOODSIMPLE, featuring VISION OF DISORDER members Tim Williams (vocals) ...

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Plan To Honor OZZY OSBOURNE Splits His Childhood Community

A plan to give Ozzy Osbourne the freedom of his Birmingham birthplace has split the community where he once lived, according to icBirmingham.co.uk. Coun Tony Kennedy (Lab, Aston) is leading a crusade to honor the bat-eating rocker in Aston where he was born and bred. But Coun Ayoub Khan (Lib-Dem, Aston) said: "This would send ...

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MARILYN MANSON On The Dead Rock Star

MARILYN MANSON has penned an article for the latest issue of Rolling Stone on the subject of the dead rock star. He writes, "It's not just death that turns you into an icon. It's how many people are watching when you die, and the way the camera can turn you into a martyr. I had ...

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HAZEN ST. To Record Full-Length Debut In The Summer

HAZEN ST., the new band featuring H2O frontman Toby Morse, NEW FOUND GLORY guitarist Chad Gilbert, MADBALL singer Freddy Cricien, BOX CAR RACER guitarist Dave Kennedy, MADBALL bassist Hoya Roc, and ex-CRO-MAGS/BAD BRAINS drummer Mackie Jayson, will record their debut album in June/July for a late 2003 release through Drive Thru Records. In addition, the ...

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METALLICA To Work With PUSHEAD On 'St. Anger' Cover

METALLICA are leaning towards using their old friend Pushead to design the cover for their forthcoming album, "St. Anger", drummer Lars Ulrich revealed during an interview with Canadian radio station 97.7 HTZ FM. In addition, Ulrich offered two more working songtitles for the upcoming CD: "All Within My Hands" and "Dirty Window". Other known working ...

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FIX 8 Become BLOODSIMPLE

FIX 8, the new project featuring VISION OF DISORDER members Tim Williams (vocals) and Mike Kennedy (guitar), along with ex-MEDICATION bassist Kyle Sanders and drummer Chris Hamilton, have officially changed their name to BLOODSIMPLE. The band are currently recording a new demo and playing select dates in the Northeast. ...

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MEDICATION Split Up!

MEDICATION, the once-promising Los Angeles band featuring former MACHINE HEAD/SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader, ex-UGLY KID JOE/LIFE OF AGONY vocalist Whitfield Crane, ex-ADAYINTHELIFE guitarist Blunt, and ex-THE PIECE DOGS bassist Kyle Sanders, have announced their decision to disband following the cancellation of a European tour and a split with their record label, Locomotive Music. "While [the ...

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H2O, MADBALL, NEW FOUND GLORY Collaboration Finds New Name

H2O frontman Toby Morse, NEW FOUND GLORY guitarist Chad Gilbert, MADBALL singer Freddy Cricien, BOX CAR RACER guitarist Dave Kennedy and MADBALL bassist Hoya Roc have set F.T.W. as the name for their brand new collaboration (the previously-announced ALL AGES has now apparently been scrapped), which is expected to release a debut album later in ...

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VISION OF DISORDER Guitarist, Singer Form New Project

VISION OF DISORDER guitarist Mike Kennedy and vocalist Tim Williams have formed a new project and are currently writing and recording material for what will presumably be the group's debut demo. A name for the band has already been selected but is apparently being kept under wraps at the moment. More information will be available ...

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NOTHINGFACE: New Demo Track Posted Online

NOTHINGFACE have made available for download a brand new demo track, entitled "Machination", from their official web site at this location. NOTHINGFACE are scheduled to begin recording their new album later this month at Armoury Studios in Vancouver, B.C. with producer Bill Kennedy (MEGADETH, MORBID ANGEL, NIN, MONSTER MAGNET) for an early 2003 ...

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MEGADETH To Issue Posthumous Compilation CD

On September 10th, MEGADETH will issue a posthumous CD, entitled Still, Alive... And Well?, containing studio and live recordings spanning their entire career, including previously unreleased live performances of "Use The Man" and "Conjuring". The album will surface via Sanctuary Records. The title of the CD was chosen by frontman Dave Mustaine himself. "You may ...

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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT: New Songs Have "Fighting Spirit"

The brand new issue of Rolling Stone magazine (issue #904, cover date: September 5, 2002) includes a short METALLICA studio report containing a few more details about the group's approach to the recording process for the band's much-anticipated new CD, tentatively due in early 2003. Among the topics covered in the article are the following: ...

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PITCHSHIFTER Line Up UK Tour

PITCHSHIFTER will embark on a UK tour in the fall—the group's first in support of their recently-released P.S.I. album. Confirmed dates are as follows: Sep. 20 – Belfast, IRE @ Limelight Sep. 21 – Dublin, IRE @ Ambassador Sep. 22 – Cork, UK @ Nancy Spains Sep. 24 – Glasgow, UK @ Garage Sep. 25 ...

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METALLICA Celebrate Web Site Launch, "Audition" Bassists

METALLICA threw a party on Saturday, July 6th to belatedly celebrate the launch of their new web site. A hundred or so contest winners were invited, given the mandatory tours of the sites in the Bay Area, the studio and treated to seeing METALLICA bass player "auditions." 12 tried out for the coveted slot, and ...

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VISION OF DISORDER Duo Seek Musicians For Side Project

VISION OF DISORDER (V.O.D.) vocalist Tim Williams and guitarist Mike Kennedy have used the group's recent downtime to work on a new project, the name for which has not yet been divulged, according to Beneath The Green. An album's worth of material has already been written (including the only known song title so far, "Cruel ...

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"THE OSBOURNES": The Media Overkill Continues

The following article appeared in today's edition of New York Daily News: Ozzy Osbourne should be worried. After years of cultivating his image as rock's Prince of Darkness, the former BLACK SABBATH singer has been hailed by Dan Quayle as a swell dad. In a speech marking the 10th anniversary of his trashing of Candice ...

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V.O.D. Part Ways With TVT Records, Deny Band Split

V.O.D. have officially parted ways with TVT Records following the disappointing sales performance of the group's From Bliss To Devastation CD. However, contrary to recent rumors, the band have not broken up and will presumably regroup in the near future to begin demoing new material with a view toward landing another record deal. The members ...

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GLENN HUGHES Makes Guest Appearance On THE ALCHEMIST's "Westside"

Former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH singer Glenn Hughes makes an appearance on a new release by a band called THE ALCHEMIST, entitled Westside, which is due to be issued via the LedSled label on May 21st. According to an official press release from LedSled, “THE ALCHEMIST is the brainchild of composer/ producer/multi-instrumentalist Carl Kennedy, who most ...

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Archive News Dec 04, 2001

METALLICA have posted the following update on the present condition of frontman James Hetfield via their official web site at www.metallica.com:

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“Yes folks, we have word from James, and the news is all good. His recovery has gone exceedingly well, he is back out, about and feeling rather ...

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Archive News Dec 03, 2001

APOLLYON SUN, featuring former CELTIC FROST mainman Tom Gabriel Fischer, are currently composing and demoing new material for the group's upcoming sophomore full-length album at the band's own rehearsal studio facility (where the act have just upgraded the computer-based recording system) and at Oakland Recording, the group's long-time home when recording in ...

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Archive News Nov 29, 2001

Despite having just joined the ranks of Canada's ANNIHILATOR, former NEVERMORE axeman Curran Murphy has no intention of leaving his longtime outfit AGGRESSION CORE, which is currently in the process of recording its sophomore CD, according to a statement sent by the guitarist to BLABBERMOUTH.NET. The upcoming CD, entitled Victim Or Enemy ...

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