December 2005 - Blabbermouth Archive

DEFTONES Cover JOHN LENNON For AMNESTY

DEFTONES are among the artists who are recording John Lennon songs to raise funds for human rights organization Amnesty International. The recordings, which will be released as downloads through Amnesty.org, will be part of Amnesty's new youth-oriented music campaign that begins in January. Other contributors include AVRIL LAVIGNE, BLACK EYED PEAS, SUM 41 and DURAN ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Go Sightseeing In Moscow: Photos Available

JUDAS PRIEST Management Co-Ordinator Jayne Andrews has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Glenn [Tipton, guitar], Ian [Hill, bass], some of the crew and I all had a great day out in Moscow — checking out all the tourist sights — the Kremlin, Red Square, Lenin's Tomb, St. Basil's Cathedral etc. ...

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H.I.M., SKINDRED Audio Interviews Posted Online

StriglsMusicNews.com has posted episode 24 of their "Talking Metal" podcast. The episode features interviews co-host John Ostronomy conducted with H.I.M. members Ville Valo, Mige Amour, Gas Lipstick and Linde Lindstrom as well as an interview with SKINDRED drummer Dirty Arya. Host Mark Strigl and Ostronomy also discuss such topics as legendary New York City clubs ...

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AMORPHIS: More 'Eclipse' Details Revealed

The new AMORPHIS album, "Eclipse", is scheduled for release on February 17, 2006 on Nuclear Blast Records. The first single, "House of Sleep", will be released January 4, 2006. Introducing new vocalist Tomi Joutsen (SINISTHRA), AMORPHIS' seventh full-length release in their 15-year career marks a fresh start for the Finnish band. Thematically, however, the group ...

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Heavy Metal Musicians Remember DIMEBAG DARRELL

MTV News spoke with members of some 30 hard rock and metal bands about their memories of late PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott. They told MTV how much he'd meant to them, they shared fond memories and spoke of the impact he made on their lives and their music. A few excerpts from ...

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DARKANE Attend 'The Tonight Show With Jay Leno' Taping

DARKANE guitarist Christofer Malmström has posted the following tour reports on the band's official web site: "Yes, tonight we played the 32nd show of the U.S. tour here in Seattle, WA and tomorrow we'll end the tour in Vancouver where I will finally meet the drummer of my solo project NON-HUMAN LEVEL, Ryan van Poederooyen. ...

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