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Ex-Manager: TRENT REZNOR's Complete Lack Of Integrity Is Astounding

Former Trent Reznor manager John Malm has slammed the NINE INCH NAILS mainman for his "complete lack of loyalty and integrity," calling Reznor's lawsuit against him an attempt by Trent to blame everyone in the world "for his problems except himself." As previously reported, Reznor sued his longtime friend Malm, along with business manager/accountant Richard ...

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THE KILL: Former FORTE Members Sign Distribution Deal With HELLION RECORDS

THE KILL, the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma-based band featuring former FORTE members Richard Sharp (guitar), Greg Nicholson (bass) and Kevin Valliquette (vocals), have signed a distribution deal with Hellion Records. The group, whose lineup also includes former members of THE DREAM KINGS, recently completed work on their self-financed full-length CD, titled "The Kill". THE KILL describe ...

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ICED EARTH: Japanese Tour Postponed

ICED EARTH have been forced to postpone their previously announced Japanese tour due to the recent departure of drummer Richard Christy. "Though we tried everything in our power to keep this from happening we have no other alternative," ICED EARTH mainman Jon Schaffer writes on the group's web site. The affected dates are as follows: ...

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LEASH LAW Set U.S. Release Date For Debut Album

LEASH LAW, the new Florida-based group featuring vocalist Wade Black (ex-CRIMSON GLORY, SEVEN WITCHES), guitarist Rick Renstrom (ROB ROCK), drummer Richard Christy (ICED EARTH, ex-DEATH), bassist Stephen Elder (ROB ROCK), and guitarist Emo Mowery (TIWANAKU, ex-NOCTURNUS), have set a May 25 U.S. release date through Black Lotus Records for their debut album, "Dogface". Distribution for ...

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DREAM THEATER's RUDESS, YES' WAKEMAN To Perform Together

DREAM THEATER's Jordan Rudess and YES legend Rick Wakeman will be performing together tonight, May 18h at the Moog Fest. The event will be held at B.B. King's in New York City. As previously reported, Jordan Rudess and Richard Lainhart, synthesist extraordinaire, will be performing live online on Sunday, May 23, at 1 PM Eastern ...

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FILTER's RICHARD PATRICK Hangs Out With SLIPKNOT

FILTER mainman Richard Patrick has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "Hey guys I'm back as promised. My girlfriend got me an official die cast model of the Millennium Falcon for my birthday earlier this week. It's this big four-pound replica of the model they used in 'Episode IV' of the ...

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MARILYN MANSON Files Lawsuit Against Former Guitarist

Billboard.com is reporting that Marilyn Manson and bandmate Madonna Wayne Gacy have filed suit against former guitarist Daisy Berkowitz and a Florida record label over the release of "Lunch Boxes & Choklit Cows", an album of 1993 material cut by Manson's early band THE SPOOKY KIDS. The suit, which claims damages of at least $500,000, ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Bassist Names Solo Debut

GUNS N' ROSES bassist Tommy Stinson has set "Village Gorilla Head" as the title of his solo debut, due on August 3 through Sanctuary Records. The founding REPLACEMENTS member told Billboard.com last summer that he recorded the material for the set in a Los Angeles studio owned by Charles Thompson (a.k.a. Frank Black) with contributions ...

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DREAM THEATER Keyboardist To Perform Live Online

DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess and Richard Lainhart, synthesist extraordinaire, will be performing live online on Sunday, May 23, at 1 PM Eastern Daylight Savings Time, to honor American maverick inventor Bob Moog on his 70th birthday. 50 years ago, Moog began developing electronic instruments that altered the course of modern music for all time ...

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FILTER Frontman: 'The Best Music I've Ever Made'

FILTER frontman Richard Patrick has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "Hey everybody, sorry I haven’t been posting the 'Rich Words' [section of the web site] as frequently as in the past, but as you can probably imagine, I've been pretty busy working on the new recordings. I hate to pat ...

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FILTER Collaborators Talk About The Band's New Album

Legendary JANE'S ADDICTION bassist Eric Avery, FAILURE mastermind Ken Andrews and FILTER's Frank Cavanaugh recently answered a few questions for FILTER's official web site about their work on the new FILTER album, tentatively due later in the year: Q: What does the new FILTER album sound like? Ken: "It sounds really good. Rich ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM's ALEXI LAIHO Jams With ANDREW W.K.

CHILDREN OF BODOM guitarist Alexi Laiho joined ANDREW W.K. onstage during the latter's concert in Milwaukee Friday night (April 23) for a special rendition of "She Is Beautiful". Commented Andrew: "We were playing in one of the downstairs rooms [at the Rave/Eagles Club], and upstairs there was another show. ICED EARTH and CHILDREN OF BODOM ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Keyboardist Schedules East Coast Dates

GUNS N' ROSES keyboardist Dizzy Reed will take HOOKERS N BLOW to the East Coast for a handful of dates in early June. The last time HOOKERS played New York City at Don Hills, Richard Fortus (GUNS N' ROSES guitarist) showed up and did a few tunes including the BOB DYLAN classic "Knockin' on Heaven's ...

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METALLICA Garner Three CALIFORNIA MUSIC AWARDS Nominations

METALLICA have garnered three nominations at this year's California Music Awards, which are scheduled to be held June 6 from noon-6 p.m. at the Frank H. Ogawa Plaza in front of Oakland City Hall. The San Francisco-based heavy metal band are nominated for outstanding hard rock album ("St. Anger"), best guitarist (Kirk Hammett) and best ...

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Battery Case Against VINCE NEIL Dismissed

A misdemeanor battery case against former MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil was dismissed Wednesday (April 7) after he completed more than 100 hours of community service, according to the Associated Press. Superior Court Judge Richard Stone granted a March 26 request to dismiss the case against Neil, said Jane Robison, a spokeswoman for the Los ...

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JANE SCHULDINER: CHUCK's Last Masterpiece Deserves To Be Heard

Jane Schuldiner, mother of late DEATH/CONTROL DENIED frontman Chuck Schuldiner, has abandoned her previously announced plan to make available for free download the unfinished recordings originally slated to appear on the sophomore CONTROL DENIED album. As previously reported, Chuck, who passed away in December 2001 after a battle with pontine glioma, a rare ...

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Former BLACK CROWES Singer CHRIS ROBINSON To Release New Album

Former BLACK CROWES frontman Chris Robinson and his band THE NEW EARTH MUD will release their debut album, "This Magnificent Distance", on June 29 through Vector Recordings. For "This Magnificent Distance", Robinson penned five songs and co-wrote six with Paul Stacey and one with Audley Freed, formerly of THE BLACK CROWES. The tracks were produced ...

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CONSTRUCDEAD To Support DISMEMBER On Swedish Mini-Tour

CONSTRUCDEAD, the Swedish band featuring TERROR 2000 drummer Erik Thyselius, will support DISMEMBER on a mini-tour of their homeland in April. Confirmed dates are as follows: Apr. 12 – Skylten – Linköping, SWE Apr. 13 - Musikens Hus – Gothenburg, SWE Apr. 14 – Klubben – Stockholm, SWE As previously reported, CONSTRUCDEAD CONSTRUCDEAD's sophomore album, ...

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MURDERDOLLS' WEDNESDAY 13: U.K. Tour Photos Posted Online

MURDERDOLLS frontman Wednesday 13 has uploaded a bunch of photos from his recently completed U.K. solo tour to promote the new FRANKENSTEIN DRAG QUEENS CD and his brand-new merchandise line, Thirteen Dead Kids. Backing him on these shows were Floridian "grave rockers" DEATH BECOMES YOU. Check out the photos here. Commented Wednesday: "I ...

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CONSTRUCDEAD: Record-Release Party Photos Posted Online

CONSTRUCDEAD, the Swedish band featuring TERROR 2000 drummer Erik Thyselius, have uploaded several photos from their March 24 record-release party at Debaser in Stockholm. Check them out at this location. CONSTRUCDEAD's sophomore album, "Violadead" was released in Sweden earlier this week through Sound Pollution Records. Download a full-length MP3 of the album track ...

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ICED EARTH Drummer To Land Job On 'The Howard Stern Show'?

ICED EARTH drummer Richard Christy (ex-DEATH, CONTROL DENIED) appears to be the favorite to land the job on "The Howard Stern Show" previously held by Stuttering John (who recently made the move to "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno"). Christy, a self-professed "huge fan of Howard's show for years," has submitted several audition tapes for ...

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KING DIAMOND Drummer Records Track For DEATH Tribute CD

KING DIAMOND drummer Matt Thompson has recorded a guest appearance for the upcoming DEATH tribute CD, "Within The Mind - In Homage To The Musical Legacy Of Chuck Schuldiner". Thompson is featured on a cover version of the track "Spirit Crusher", which originally appeared on the final DEATH studio album, "Sound Of Perseverance", released in ...

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