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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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Archive News Jun 22, 2001

Former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted gave his first official interview since leaving the band on Wednesday night, June 20th, when he appeared on KNAC.com's Breath Of Fire show (hosted by Lonn Friend). Three tracks from Newsted's upcoming ECHOBRAIN CD—including a song containing a Kirk Hammett guitar lead—were aired during the bassist's appearance, ...

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Archive News Jun 19, 2001

The official JUDAS PRIEST web site has posted a bunch of photos online that were taken at the group's concert in London, UK on Friday, June 15th. You can check them out here.


SLIPKNOT are tentatively scheduled to release a DVD through Roadrunner in November of this year. According to the label's official web ...

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Archive News Jun 07, 2001

While awaiting the start of the mixing process on the group's much-anticipated Supercharger opus with producer Colin Richardson, MACHINE HEAD mainman Robert Flynn has spoken out about the recording process of and the musical direction on the the follow-up to the underrated The Burning Red release (1999). Here is what Flynn had to say in ...

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Archive News Jun 02, 2001

All the shows for the upcoming Tattoo The Planet European tour—featuring PANTERA, SLAYER, CRADLE OF FILTH and STATIC-X—have been announced. The dates are as follows:

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Sept. 14 - Birmingham, UK @ NIA Academy

Sept. 15 - London, UK @ Wembley Arena

Sept. 16 - Glasgow, UK @ S.E.C.C.

Sept. 18 - Leuven, BEL @ ...

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Archive News May 01, 2001 - update 1

The full track listing for JUDAS PRIEST's forthcoming Demolition opus can finally be revealed. The song titles are as follows (in no particular order):

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01. Machine Man

02. One On One

03. Hell Is Home

04. Feed On Me

05. Jekyll &amp Hyde

06. Devil Digger

07. Close To You

08. Subterfuge

09. Metal ...

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Archive News May 01, 2001 - update 2

The full track listing for JUDAS PRIEST's forthcoming Demolition opus can finally be revealed. The song titles are as follows (in no particular order):

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01. Machine Man

02. One On One

03. Hell Is Home

04. Feed On Me

05. Jekyll &amp Hyde

06. Devil Digger

07. Close To You

08. Subterfuge

09. Metal ...

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Archive News Apr 04, 2001

According to MORBID ANGEL's management, vocalist/bassist Steve Tucker will not be appearing with MORBID ANGEL on their upcoming US and European tours due to family and personal problems. The bass and vocal duties at all upcoming dates will be handled by Jared Anderson of the Florida band HATE ETERNAL. MORBID ANGEL will be heading to ...

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Archive News Mar 23, 2001 - update 1

Demolition is the title of the upcoming JUDAS PRIEST studio album, the second to feature vocalist Tim “Ripper” Owens, who replaced Rob Halford in 1996. Demolition is currently in the mixing stages, and it is tentatively set for a June release. According to JUDAS PRIEST Management Co-ordinator Jayne Andrews, the band will be playing a ...

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Archive News Mar 17, 2001 - update 2

Guitar aficionados and METALLICA fans will be interested to know that ESP Guitars is releasing several new Kirk Hammett models:

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KH-2 Relic - The KH-2 is an exact reproduction of Kirk Hammett's main stage guitar. Every detail was considered, including the wear and tear resulting from years of extensive touring. Production in 2001 will ...

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Archive News Mar 06, 2001 - update 3

Universal Pictures has decided not to release Rob Zombie's House of 1000 Corpses after dubbing the film's final cut as 'far more intense than we could have possibly imagined,' according to Universal big shot Stacey Snider. 'When I looked at the cumulative effect of the entire film, it was clear that the best version of ...

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Archive News Mar 02, 2001 - update 3

Talk about a bitter split. Having disbanded late last year after getting dropped by the Elektra label, the members of California's THE DEADLIGHTS have wasted little time in slamming each other in various postings on the Internet, with guitarist Billy Roan claiming, among other things, that he was ripped off monetarily and had his jaw ...

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