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SLIPKNOT Members To Contribute To DEATH Tribute Album

SLIPKNOT guitarist Mick Thomson and bassist Paul Gray have both been confirmed as "major contributors" to the forthcoming DEATH tribute album currently being put together by former DEATH/TESTAMENT guitarist James Murphy, ex-MALEVOLENT CREATION/SUFFOCATION drummer Dave Culross, ex-MALEVOLENT CREATION vocalist Brett Hoffmann and CKY guitarist Deron Miller, Murphy has revealed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET. In addition, former DEATH/MASSACRE ...

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JETHRO TULL Leader To Embark On Solo Tour

JETHRO TULL leader Ian Anderson will embark on a two-month solo tour in the fall in support of his forthcoming disc, "Rupi's Dance". The solo tour — dubbed "Rubbing Elbows with Ian Anderson" — is described on JETHRO TULL's web site as "an intimate evening of acoustic songs, music and bawdy tales." "Rupi's Dance", due ...

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SOCIETY 1 Announce Tour Dates

Matt Zane and his band of depraved marauders, SOCIETY 1, will be leaving their home base of L.A. this summer for a full U.S. tour. The first leg is with ZUG IZLAND, the second leg is with TWIZTID. Dates with ZUG IZLAND: Aug. 02 - Agora Theatre - Cleveland, OH Aug. 04 - Ranch Bowl ...

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VINCE NEIL: 'My MÖTLEY CRÜE Days Are Over'

MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil was recently asked by Hard Radio to comment on where his ex-bandmates are at psychologically right now, beginning with former CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee. "Well, me and Tommy went to high school together and we were great friends when we were younger," Vince said. "You know, I think Tommy just ...

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A DEEP PURPLE/URIAH HEEP Collaboration?

According to URIAH HEEP guitarist Mick Box, a new CD is currently being recorded in Florida by the following lineup of musicians: Lee Kerslake (URIAH HEEP, OZZY OSBOURNE) – drums Bob Daisley (OZZY OSBOURNE) – bass Jimmy Barnes (COLD CHISEL) - vocals Jon Lord (DEEP PURPLE) – keyboards Steve Morse (DEEP PURPLE) – guitars No ...

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BÖHSE ONKELZ/STONES Controversy Rages On

Worried sponsors severed their links with a planned ROLLING STONES concert in a continuing row over the group's support band. T-Mobile and NDR 2 radio station earlier this month scrapped plans to help publicize the August 8 concert in protest over the act who are alleged to have had a racist past. A spokesman said ...

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BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION Fail To Land Slot On AEROSMITH/KISS Tour

MÖTLEY CRÜE/BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION bassist Nikki Sixx has posted the following message to the "Rock'n'Roll Diary" section of CRÜE's official web site: "As you've heard, Mr. [John] Corabi has left the building. We're all the greatest of friends and there is nothing but respect and love for each other... We each have our own journey ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE Bassist To Perform With SALIVA In Hollywood

MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx will join SALIVA on stage for "a song or two" during their appearance at the House Of Blues in Hollywood, California on Friday, March 28. Sixx co-penned the new SALIVA single, "Rest in Pieces", with James Michael and made a cameo appearance in the video for the track, which is ...

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GREAT WHITE's TY LONGLEY: A Former Porn Star?

GREAT WHITE guitarist Ty Longley, one of 99 people to die from injuries suffered in a Feb. 20 fire at The Station nightclub in West Warwick, R.I., had worked as an adult film actor prior to joining GREAT WHITE three years ago, according to AVN.com (Adult Video News). Longley, who is widely believed ...

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MY RUIN Singer And Guitarist Complete Work On Spoken-Word CD

MY RUIN vocalist Tairrie B and guitarist/boyfriend Mick Murphy have completed a spoken-word CD, titled "LVRS" (Love Violence Religion Sex). For more information, click here. Mick also just recorded a metal instrumental record called "Neanderthal". MY RUIN's third full-length album, "The Horror Of Beauty", is due later in the year through an as-yet-undisclosed ...

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KURT COBAIN's Guitar To Be Auctioned Off

The guitar played by Kurt Cobain during NIRVANA's breakthrough "Nevermind" tour is to be auctioned, according to NME.com. The black Stratocaster was used throughout the band's now legendary 1991 world tour, and is expected to go for around £15,000 (approximately $24,000) when it goes under the hammer in London. Cobain's axe is expected to be ...

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DEFECATION: 'Intention Surpassed' Details Unveiled

DEFECATION, the legendary extreme act founded by NAPALM DEATH/ex-RIGHTEOUS PIGS guitarist Mitch Harris and ex-NAPALM DEATH drummer Mick Harris, will release their comeback effort, "Intention Surpassed", through Nuclear Blast Records in January. The follow-up to 1989's "Purity Dilution", which apparently doesn't include contributions from Mick, will contain the following track listing: 01. Continuum 02. Worldy ...

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THE CLASH's JOE STRUMMER: 1952-2002

Joe Strummer (real name John Graham Mellor), one of the key members of the seminal British punk rock band THE CLASH, died died on Sunday at his farmhouse in Somerset, southwestern England at the age of 50. The cause of his death was not announced. A message dated Dec. 23 on strummersite.com confirmed the singer's ...

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MOTÖRHEAD's MIKKEY DEE: 'HAMMERFALL Can Suck My Cock'

MOTÖRHEAD drummer Mikkey Dee has slammed fellow Swedes HAMMERFALL for "acting like rock stars" and "completely ripping off" bands like HELLOWEEN, IRON MAIDEN and KING DIAMOND in order to attain their current level of success. Speaking to Metal Rules, Dee stated, "Look at a band like HAMMERFALL and shit. They're going through the roof. When ...

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PRIMER 55 Drummer Bangs With SOCIETY 1

PRIMER 55 drummer Preston Nash has taken over the drum throne for SOCIETY 1 for the remaining dates of the Jagermeister $12 Riot Tour, on which both bands are touring with headliner DOPE. Nash took over drumming duties after SOCIETY 1 drummer Dagon suffered an injury to his ankle, sustained during a post-show party in ...

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L/P Ink Deal With SPITFIRE RECORDS

L/P, the new group featuring former DOKKEN members George Lynch (guitar) and Jeff Pilson (bass/vocals), are about to sign a domestic deal with Spitfire Records and "we're over-the-top excited about it," Pilson wrote on his official web site. "A final release date has yet to be named, but my guess is March or April, shouldn't ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Announces Florida Dates

YNGWIE MALMSTEEN's current touring lineup — Malmsteen (guitar), Doogie White (vocals), Mick Cervino (bass), Patrik Johansson (drums), and Joakim Svalberg (keyboards) — have announced two warm-up shows in Florida prior to the start of the band's Asian tour. Confirmed dates are as follows: Nov. 27 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ The Factory Nov. 29 - ...

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NAPALM DEATH Guitarist Resurrects DEFECATION

NAPALM DEATH/ex-RIGHTEOUS PIGS guitarist Mitch Harris has resurrected DEFECATION, the legendary extreme act he founded with ex-NAPALM DEATH drummer Mick Harris. The group, whose current lineup apparently doesn't include Mick, are presently working on the follow-up to 1989's "Purity Dilution", titled "Intention Surpassed", for an early 2003 release through Nuclear Blast Records. ...

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DOKKEN Band Members Sued By Former Bassist

Former DOKKEN bassist Jeff Pilson has filed suit against two of his ex-bandmates, singer-guitarist Don Dokken and drummer Mick Brown, to dissolve their musical and financial partnership. The lawsuit, filed Monday (Nov. 4) in California Superior Court in Los Angeles, claims Don Dokken wrongfully hired a replacement bassist for this year's "Long Way Home" album ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH Frontman Offers Update On New CD

CRADLE OF FILTH are continuing work on their much-anticipated Damnation And A Day CD at New Rising studios in Essex, England for a late 2002/early 2003 release through Sony Music. "Basically, we are busy doing a million and one things all worth absolutely nothing and suffering badly from the 'hurry up and wait' process that ...

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