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PRIMAL FEAR Drummer Promises To Give '150%'

PRIMAL FEAR drummer Klaus Sperling has issued a statement regarding his decision to sit out the group's upcoming The 2003 Metal Gods Tour, also featuring HALFORD, co-headliners TESTAMENT, IMMORTAL, CARNAL FORGE, PAINMUSEUM, and AMON AMARTH. "Hi fans & friends, I'm really sorry, that I can't be a part of the touring line up of the ...

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PRIMAL FEAR Officially Confirmed For THE 2003 METAL GODS TOUR

PRIMAL FEAR have been officially confirmed for the upcoming The 2003 Metal Gods Tour, a multi-band package also featuring HALFORD, co-headliners TESTAMENT, IMMORTAL, CARNAL FORGE, PAINMUSEUM, and AMON AMARTH. PRIMAL FEAR, who will appear fourth on the bill, will be utilizing the services of ANNIHILATOR drummer Randy Black as a replacement for Klaus Sperrling, who ...

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FRED DURST Meets CHELSEA CLINTON

The following item was published in today's edition of the New York Post: He has nothing nice to say about Britney Spears, but it turns out Fred Durst is a big fan of Chelsea Clinton. The randy rocker dropped by Campagna on Tuesday night to meet Clinton, who was dining with a group that included ...

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JOSH TODD Bucks GUNS N' ROSES

Former BUCKCHERRY frontman Josh Todd recently spoke to Rolling Stone about his failed attempt at becoming the frontman of a new group featuring former GUNS N' ROSES members Slash (guitar), Matt Sorum (drums), and Duff McKagan (bass). After a much-talked-about live performance last April at the Randy Castillo benefit concert in Hollywood with Slash, McKagan, ...

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ANIMAL To Hit The Road In April

ANIMAL, the new group featuring original W.A.S.P. guitarists Randy Piper and Chris Holmes, have lined up the following tour dates during April: Apr. 04 – Cudahy, WI @ Vnuk's Lounge Apr. 05 – Chicago, IL @ Nite Cap's Apr. 13 – Springfield, OH @ Blue Cat Apr. 17 – Clifton, NJ @ Connections Apr. 18 ...

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HASTE Name New Album

Birmingham, Alabama's HASTE have set "The Mercury Lift" as the title for their forthcoming third full-length release, tentatively due in May through Century Media Records. According to the label, "The title was derived from an incident that occurred at the Univ. of Alabama as one of their labs was handling mercury improperly. Suddenly the lab ...

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HASTE Begin Recording Third CD

Birmingham, Alabama's HASTE have entered Synchromesh studios in their hometown to begin recording their third album for a tentative May release through Century Media Records. "We will be recording 10 to 12 songs and have several surprises in the way of guest vocals," the band said in an official newsletter. "One we will go ahead ...

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TOMMY LEE Is Drinkin' Heavy, Tippin' Light

The following item was originally published in today's edition of the New York Post: Randy rocker Tommy Lee was well-lubricated for a recent recording session. Lee and his bandmates showed up to Rande Gerber's The Whiskey in the W Times Square the other night and proceeded to drink dirty gin martinis. Then, they tottered out ...

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DROWNING POOL: 'We Are Not Looking For DAVE WILLIAMS II'

Since reconvening late last year, the surviving members of DROWNING POOL have written more than half a dozen instrumental songs, which drummer Mike Luce described to Rolling Stone as ranging from their heaviest material ever to a track that might be their lightest (tentatively titled "Pussy Control"). "The only thing that kept us positive was ...

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ODIN To Reunite For One-Off Hollywood Show

Los Angeles metal legends ODIN have announced that they will be reuniting for a one-off show at the Troubadour in Hollywood, California on Feb. 08. The band feature the original lineup of Randy O., brothers Jeff and Shawn Duncan and Aaron Samson. The group, who were heavily featured in the movie "The Decline Of Western ...

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SLASH Speaks Out On AXL ROSE, New Project With Ex-GN'R Bandmates

Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash has spoken to MTV.com about the new project he has formed with ex-GN'R bandmates Duff McKagan, Izzy Stradlin and Matt Sorum and the as-yet-unnamed group's ongoing vocalist search. Here are some of the more interesting quotes from the interview: On how the new band came together: "There's just a ...

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ARK Split With JORN LANDE!

ARK, who feature in their ranks ex-CONCEPTION guitarist Tore Østby, former MALMSTEEN drummer John Macaluso, and ex-MALMSTEEN bassist Randy Coven, have reportedly parted ways with former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/current MASTERPLAN vocalist Jorn Lande. In addition, the group are said to have split with Inside Out Records and are currently seeking a new record deal. ARK, who ...

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ENTOMBED Announce December Gigs

Sweden's ENTOMBED has lined up the following gigs during December: Dec. 12 - Stockholm, SWE @ Debaser Dec. 14 - Linköping, SWE @ Skylten As first reported here on Oct. 21, ENTOMBED has now officially confirmed via its web site that it has selected FIRESIDE guitarist Pelle Gunnerfeldt to produce the group's next studio album, ...

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ANIMAL Set Release Date For '900 Lb. Steam'

ANIMAL, the new group featuring original W.A.S.P. members Randy Piper (guitar), Chris Holmes (guitar), and Tony Richards (drums), has set "900 Lb. Steam" as the title for its debut album, due on Nov. 26 through Perris Records. Click here to view a photo of the band taken at a recent show at Sneaky's ...

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ARK Commence Work On New CD

ARK, who feature in their ranks former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/current MASTERPLAN vocalist Jorn Lande, ex-CONCEPTION guitarist Tore Østby, former MALMSTEEN drummer John Macaluso, and ex-MALMSTEEN bassist Randy Coven, have entered Area 51 Studios in Celle, Germany to begin recording their new album with producer Tommy Newton (HELLOWEEN, VICTORY). "ARK reunited in Southern France six weeks ago, ...

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ENTOMBED Select FIRESIDE Guitarist To Produce Next CD

ENTOMBED have selected FIRESIDE guitarist Pelle Gunnerfeldt to produce the group's next studio album, tentatively due in early 2003 through Music For Nations Records. Gunnerfeldt, whose previous production credits include THE HIVES and RANDY, will be accompanying the band into the studio on November 25th to begin recording the follow-up to 2001's self-produced "Morning Star", ...

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Former W.A.S.P. Members Regroup As ANIMAL

ANIMAL, the new group featuring three original W.A.S.P. members Randy Piper (guitar), Chris Holmes (guitar), and Tony Richards (drums), have inked a deal with Perris Records. More information about the band's upcoming full-length debut is expected next week. ...

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ALTARIA To Be Joined By NIGHTWISH Guitarist During Upcoming Gigs

Finnish melodic metal band ALTARIA, featuring SONATA ARCTICA guitarist Jani Liimatainen, will be joined by NIGHTWISH guitarist Emppu Vuorinen on second guitar during some of their forthcoming live shows, according to ALTARIA's official web site. In other news, ALTARIA will record a song called "Stranger" from CACOPHONY's Go Off! CD for the Jason Becker Tribute ...

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ZAKK WYLDE Threatens Interviewer Over "Gay" Comment

OZZY OSBOURNE/BLACK LABEL SOCIETY guitarist Zakk Wylde snapped during an interview with St. Louis DJ Guy Favazz (of KSHE-95 Real Rock Radio) on Monday, August 19th after being asked about the rumors of baseball superstar Mike Piazza (Zakk's "best friend" and Godfather of one of his children) being gay. The following is Favazz's account of ...

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BOB DAISLEY: Recent OZZY Reissues Are Insult To RANDY RHOADS' Memory

Former OZZY OSBOURNE bassist Bob Daisley is continuing his fight in the court of public opinion over the fact that OZZY's early solo albums were recently re-issued with re-recorded bass and drum tracks courtesy of current OSBOURNE bassist Robert Trujillo and drummer Mike Bordin. Speaking to Chart Attack, Daisley acknowledged being responsible for all of ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE: "I'm Flavor Of The Month"

OZZY OSBOURNE has no problems with people laughing at him while watching The Osbournes, the reality sitcom about Osbourne and his colorful family life, and he is completely aware of the fact that his popularity is likely to wane as the show loses its popularity in the months to come, the singer told Rolling Stone ...

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