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ECHO DRAIN Accuse JASON NEWSTED Of Cybersquatting

More details have emerged about the lawsuit filed by Dallas-based ECHO DRAIN against former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted, his post-METALLICA band ECHOBRAIN, and Newsted's Chophouse Records over the two bands' similar-sounding names. In addition to alleging that fans are confusing the two groups and that some music fans believe that ECHO DRAIN stole the name ...

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FEAR FACTORY's "Concrete" To Surface On July 30th

FEAR FACTORY may have recently passed on into heavy metal history following their latest album Digimortal, but the band's legacy lives on not only in their catalog, which includes the gold-certified Obsolete, but in the forthcoming release of their never-before heard album Concrete, produced by heavy music guru Ross Robinson. On July 30th, fans of ...

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MY RUIN's TAIRRIE B: "DINO CAZARES Is A Worthless Piece Of Shit!"

MY RUIN frontwoman Tairrie B, who was previously involved in a romantic relationship with former FEAR FACTORY singer Burton C. Bell, has issued a public statement in response to the recent news of FEAR FACTORY's break-up, focusing, in particular, on her well-publicized hatred for ex-FF axeman Dino Cazares. Here is her statement in its entirety: ...

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AC/DC Bassist Makes Guest Appearance

AC/DC bassist Cliff Williams reportedly makes a guest appearance on an album by Bosnian-American act EMIR AND THE FROZEN CAMELS. The CD in question, entitled Sans, allegedly features Williams playing bass on all tracks and is presently only available via mail order. For further info, send an e-mail to: [email protected] ...

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Former ALIEN Singer Bounces Back With Solo Release

Former ALIEN singer Jim Jidhed, one of the greatest voices of AOR, is coming back with his first solo album in 12 years. Containing material written largely by Jidhed himself, the singer's first solo album since 1990 is being produced by Tommy Denander and will also include songs penned by Steve Perry (JOURNEY), Cliff Magness ...

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Former FEAR FACTORY Members Plan Next Move

Former FEAR FACTORY frontman Burton C. Bell is reportedly collaborating with ex-FEAR FACTORY keyboardist John Bechdel (i.e. PRONG, KILLING JOKE, REVOLTING COCKS, MURDER INC.) on an “alternative/stoner rock” project at Bechdel's home studio in Pennsylvania. Meanwhile, former FEAR FACTORY drummer Raymond Herrera is said to be keeping busy working on “electronica”-styled music for possible inclusion ...

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AC/DC Duo Jam Out With BILLY JOEL At Florida Concert

In what has to be one of the most bizarre pairings in recent memory, “piano man” BILLY JOEL was joined by AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson and bassist Cliff Williams during JOEL's recent Tampa, Florida gig (where he performed with ELTON JOHN) for a rendition of the AC/DC classic "Highway To Hell". Despite BILLY JOEL's predominantly ...

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Former FEAR FACTORY Frontman Speaks Out On Band Split

Former FEAR FACTORY frontman Burton C. Bell has issued the following statement regarding his decision to leave the groupeffectively causing the band's break-up after a nearly 12-year existence: On Saturday, March 2nd, 2002, I met with all the members of FEAR FACTORY. At that meeting, I announced my personal feelings about the present situation within ...

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FEAR FACTORY Split Up!!

FEAR FACTORY have split up following frontman Burton C. Bell's decision to leave the band, a source within the group has confirmed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET. According to reports, Bell had become increasingly unhappy with FEAR FACTORY's musical direction and no longer felt angry enough to sing in one of the world's most high-profile extreme metal bands. ...

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KARMA TO BURN Enlist All-Star Cast For Upcoming CD

FEAR FACTORY's Burton C. Bell, C.O.C.'s Pepper Keenan, SPEEDEALER's Jeff Hirshberg and CLUTCH's Neil Fallon are some of the singers that will contribute lead vocals to the forthcoming CD from West Virginia's KARMA TO BURN, which will be recorded over the course of the coming months for a tentative late 2002 release through Spitfire Records. ...

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Digimortal - FEAR FACTORY

On their fourth album, industrial/death kingpins FEAR FACTORY have taken the unique and dynamic sound that they've established on their first three albums (not including a couple of remix releases) and basically streamlined it down to the bare essentials, creating a compact and fast-moving effort that doesn't break any new ground but, in some ways, ...

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Archive News Nov 01, 2001

Correction: ANTHRAX will now appear on the Late Night With Jay Leno show on Friday, November 2nd. Although details are sketchy at the moment, ANTHRAX's appearance is said to involve a previously-taped skit that will be aired via video. In related news, former ANTHRAX vocalist Neil Turbin has just signed to Metal ...

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Archive News Oct 19, 2001

HATEBREED have issued an official statement regarding the recent cancellation of their involvement with the God Hates The World Tour, headlined by SLAYER, in order to concentrate on finishing up their major label debut, entitled Perseverance: “First off all, we as a band would like to sincerely apologize to everyone ...

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Archive News Oct 12, 2001

Former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted has sensationally announced that he would happily work with METALLICA again in the future, despite walking out on the group earlier this year. Newsted cited 'private and personal reasons, and the physical damage I have done to myself over the years while playing the music that I love' as ...

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Archive News Aug 27, 2001 - update 1

Based on recent “off the record” statements made by drummer Michel Langevin (aka Away), the current incarnation of VOIVOD—which includes Langevin, guitarist Denis D'Amour (aka Piggy), and returning frontman Denis Belanger (aka Snake)—will take up to a year composing material for the group's upcoming studio album and will likely complete most of the initial ...

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Archive News Aug 06, 2001 - update 2

Australia's ALCHEMIST have signed a three-album recording deal with Relapse Records for the whole world except Australia, where they will remain with Chatterbox Records. As part of the deal, Relapse will issue the band's Organasm CD worldwide in October. The band is currently writing new material for a new studio album, which is due ...

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Archive News Jul 31, 2001

METALLICA guitarist/vocalist James Hetfield spoke out for the first time about his ongoing battle with alcoholism and “other addictions” via a statement posted on the METALLICA Club web site. James' short message reads as follows: “It took a lot for me to admit to my problems, and it's a great feeling to have the ...

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