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STABBING WESTWARD: Where Are They Now?

Former STABBING WESTWARD frontman Chris Hall is reportedly working on a solo album, due out sometime next year. Meanwhile, keyboardist/programmer/guitarist Walter Flakus is said to be working as a DJ/music director for a radio station in Albany, New York. Drummer Andy Kubiszewski is apparently looking to join a new project, while there is no further ...

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420 MONKS: Upcoming Dates Announced

Atlanta's 420 MONKS, featuring former STUCK MOJO frontman Bonz, ex-CHUM (Puerto Rico) drummer Carlos Torres, guitarist John B., and former PUBLIC ENEMY touring DJ DJ Lord, have lined up the following dates during July/August: Jul. 19 - Fayetteville, NC @ Skate Park Jul. 20 - Huntington, WV @ The Zoo (w/RASCLAAT, POINT OF ANGER, GMC, ...

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Former FAITH NO MORE Frontman Asked To Join INXS

Former FAITH NO MORE and current FANTOMAS/TOMAHAWK frontman Mike Patton has sensationally revealed that he was asked to be the singer for INXS after Michael Hutchence died back in 1997. Speaking to the East Bay Express, Patton denied that he made up the story, stating "Absolutely it's true! I couldn't make something like that up!" ...

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420 MONKS Make Live Debut With New Bassist

Atlanta's 420 MONKS, featuring former STUCK MOJO frontman Bonz, ex-CHUM (Puerto Rico) drummer Carlos Torres, guitarist John B., and former PUBLIC ENEMY touring DJ DJ Lord, made their live debut with new bassist Craig Maul on Friday, May 24th at the Al Rosa Villa in Columbus, Ohio. About 600-700 people were on hand to witness ...

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TEAM SLEEP Announce One-Off Hometown Gig

TEAM SLEEP, which features in its ranks DEFTONES frontman Chino Moreno, DJ Crook, and guitarist Todd Wilkinson, will be performing live at Harlow's in Sacramento, California on Thursday, June 6th. Also appearing on the bill will be SOUL CLAP and another as-yet-unannounced act. TEAM SLEEP's self-titled Tone Def/Maverick Records debut is tentatively scheduled for release ...

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EXCLUSIVE: DINO CAZARES Speaks Out On FEAR FACTORY Split

Since FEAR FACTORY officially called it quits in early March, very little has been heard from the band themselves, with the four members of the group choosing to each deal with the break-up of this long-running group by immersing themselves in new projects rather than speaking out publicly on what was, by all accounts, a ...

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MANOWAR Single Continues To Climb European Charts

MANOWAR's new single, "Warriors Of The World United", has risen to position #15 on the German single charts during its third week of release, thus breaking the group's own record (set a week earlier) for the highest-ever single chart position for a Nuclear Blast recording artist. The single has also reached position #2 in the ...

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420 MONKS Part With Bassist, Cancel South Carolina, Tennessee Gigs

Atlanta's 420 MONKS, featuring former STUCK MOJO frontman Bonz, ex-CHUM (Puerto Rico) drummer Carlos Torres, guitarist John B., and former PUBLIC ENEMY touring DJ DJ Lord, were forced to cancel their shows in Columbia, South Carolina and Johnson City, Tennessee this weekend after parting ways with bassist Dave Saunders. The band, who are currently working ...

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Former CHUM Members Resurface In HYATARI

HYATARI is a newly-formed audio/visual venture conceived and executed by guitarist Mac Walker and bassist Chris Tackett, formerly of Huntington, West Virginia artists CHUM (Century Media), and electronic composer/DJ Brett Fuller. Blending elements from metal to noise to psychedelic, the HYATARI project “attempts to challenge genre specifications while retaining a cohesive yet expansive foundation”. For ...

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MORDRED End Reunion Bid, Vow To Carry On Under New Name

The reunited San Francisco Bay Area funk-metallers MORDRED, featuring vocalist Scott Holderby, bassist Art Libbon, guitarist James Sanguinetti, DJ/keboardist Aaron Pause Vaughn, and drummer Gannon Hall, will change their name and pursue a style of music that bears little resemblance to their past efforts, according to an announcement made by the group at their final ...

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420 MONKS To Lens Video Clip

Atlanta's 420 MONKS, featuring former STUCK MOJO frontman Bonz, ex-CHUM (Puerto Rico) drummer Carlos Torres, ex-ERACISM bassist David Saunders, guitarist John B., and former PUBLIC ENEMY touring DJ DJ Lord, will shortly film a video with director Josh Haygood for the track "Ill Dreamz", from their soon-to-be-issued debut full-length CD. The clip will reportedly be ...

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SEPULTURA: Without A Record Deal, Pursuing Side Projects

SEPULTURA have parted ways with Rick Sales Management (i.e. SLAYER, SYSTEMATIC) and have broken off contract negotiations with Sanctuary Records following the group's split with Roadrunner last year, drummer Igor Cavalera has exclusively told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. Although initial discussions between Sanctuary and SEPULTURA had taken place (a fact that was affirmed by a Sanctuary label ad ...

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420 MONKS Line Up Additional Live Appearances

Atlanta's 420 MONKS, featuring former STUCK MOJO frontman Bonz, ex-CHUM (Puerto Rico) drummer Carlos Torres, ex-ERACISM bassist David Saunders, guitarist John B., and former PUBLIC ENEMY touring DJ DJ Lord, have announced further live appearances during April. Here is a complete list of the group's upcoming performances: Mar. 29 - Greenville, SC @ Sub-Zero Mar. ...

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MORDRED Announce Upcoming Gigs

The reunited San Francisco Bay Area funk-metallers MORDRED, featuring vocalist Scott Holderby, bassist Art Libbon, guitarist James Sanguinetti, DJ/keboardist Aaron Pause Vaughn, and drummer Gannon Hall, are scheduled to perform at The Bourbon Street Bar And Grill in Concord, California on March 8th. The group are also set to play at The Pound in San ...

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420 MONKS Demo Details, Upcoming Shows Announced

Atlanta's 420 MONKS, featuring former STUCK MOJO frontman Bonz, ex-CHUM (Puerto Rico) drummer Carlos Torres, ex-ERACISM bassist David Saunders, guitarist John B., and former PUBLIC ENEMY touring DJ DJ Lord, will shortly begin shopping a four-song demo culled from the band's ongoing album recordings to interested labels with a view toward securing a record contract ...

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LIMP BIZKIT And EMINEM End Feud, Collaborate On New Track

LIMP BIZKIT and EMINEM have reportedly ended their long-running feud and collaborated on a new track, according to Worldpop. The song, entitled "New World Order", is rumored to contain lyrics dealing with the subject of American troops hunting down Osama Bin Laden. EMINEM reportedly plays Bin Laden taunting America with his raps on the track ...

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CELTIC FROST Mainman Pays Tribute To Late EXODUS Frontman

CELTIC FROST/APOLLYON SUN mainman Tom Fischer (aka Tom Warrior) has issued the following statement as a tribute to the late EXODUS frontman Paul Baloff, who recently passed away after suffering a massive stroke: I knew Paul in person, he made it a point to come to visit us at our hotel in Oakland when we ...

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BEAUTIFUL CREATURES Part With Guitarist, Vow To Carry On

BEAUTIFUL CREATURES have parted ways with guitarist DJ Ashba. No reason was given for Ashba's departure, but according to an official statement from the rest of the group, “BEAUTIFUL CREATURES will continue. We believe in the band, the music and especially our fans. The band has never been about individuals, it's about a promise to ...

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JASON NEWSTED: The Exclusive Interview!!

During a candid January 28th interview with journalist Martin Carlsson, portions of which appeared in the Swedish newspaper Expressen, former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted revealed interesting facts about his departure from METALLICA, James Hetfield's battle with addictions, the infamous Playboy feature, the postponement of VOIVOD's next album, the formation of a dream metal band with ...

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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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420 MONKS Set Track Listing For Debut Full-Length CD

Atlanta's 420 MONKS, featuring former STUCK MOJO frontman Bonz, ex-CHUM (Puerto Rico) drummer Carlos Torres, ex-ERACISM bassist David Saunders, guitarist John B., and former PUBLIC ENEMY touring DJ DJ Lord, will shortly begin work on their debut full-length CD for a tentative summer release through an as-yet-undisclosed label. The full track listing for the effort ...

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Former STUCK MOJO Frontman Bounces Back With 420 MONKS

Atlanta's 420 MONKS, featuring former STUCK MOJO frontman Bonz, ex-CHUM (Puerto Rico) drummer Carlos Torres, ex-ERACISM bassist David Saunders, guitarist John B., and former PUBLIC ENEMY touring DJ DJ Lord, will begin work on a new full-length CD, which will include re-recorded versions of the six songs from the group's demo CD as well as ...

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