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CKY's DERON MILLER Offers Updates On DEATH Tribute Album, FOREIGN OBJECTS Side Project

CKY guitarist/vocalist Deron Miller has issued the following update on the highly anticipated DEATH tribute album "Within The Mind - In Homage To The Musical Legacy Of Chuck Schuldiner", his FOREIGN OBJECTS side project (featuring legendary ex-DEATH/TESTAMENT guitarist James Murphy) and the upcoming CKY album: "It's been a while since anyone has heard an update ...

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KILLING MIRANDA: New Song Available For Download

Britain's KILLING MIRANDA have uploaded an MP3 of their new track "Conspiracy Theory" at this location. "Conspiracy Theory" comes off the group's new album, "Consummate", due on October 25 via Cadiz Music. Distribution is being handled by Pinnacle (U.K.) and Soulfood/Sony (Europe). U.K. dates in support of the album will be confirmed shortly. ...

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BLACK SABBATH: Unreleased Song Posted Online

A 53-second MP3 sample of an unreleased BLACK SABBATH song called "When I Came Down" has been posted online at the OZZY OSBOURNE fan site Ozzyhead.com. According to the Sept. 2003 edition of Record Collector magazine, "When I Came Down" was included on a two-track BLACK SABBATH acetate 45 rpm record, which was ...

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GENE SIMMONS Wants To Blast Into Space

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons is among the celebrities that have expressed their desire to travel into space via Virgin Galactic, a space travel venture founded by British airline and entertainment magnate Sir Richard Branson, according to CNET.com. The cost for the two-hour flight, five minutes of which will be spent weightless, hovering above Earth, is ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Bassist Checks In From The Road

GUNS N' ROSES bassist Tommy Stinson has posted the following message on his web site: "Spent my B-day in Brussells. Got a lot of love from the people at the show. Thank you Brussells. In Copenhagen today. First time here. What a beautiful place! Been cruising around looking for an Internet Cafe seeing the sites ...

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CONSTRUCDEAD To Record New EP

CONSTRUCDEAD, the Swedish band featuring TERROR 2000 drummer Erik Thyselius, will enter Fear And Loathing Studio (co-owned by CLAWFINGER and MESHUGGAH) in late October to record an EP. "The CD will contain three brand new songs and the 'Wounded' video!" the band write on their web site. "No release date has been set yet for ...

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THE KILL Hard At Work On Material For Sophomore Album

THE KILL, the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma-based band featuring former FORTE members Richard Sharp (guitar), Greg Nicholson (bass) and Kevin Valliquette (vocals), have finished writing four of the ten tracks that are projected to appear on the group's second effort, tentatively set for an early spring 2005 release. The group, whose lineup also includes former members ...

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TENEBRE Part Ways With Guitarist

Sweden's TENEBRE have parted ways with guitarist Peter Mårdklint. According to a tongue-in-cheek posting on the group's web site, Peter "has left for Australia for studies of feces and will therefore not be a part of TENEBRE anymore." As a result of Peter's departure, bassist Richard Lion will switch to guitar while the bass duties ...

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Drummer BOBBY JARZOMBEK Talks About Landing ICED EARTH Gig

Former HALFORD and current ICED EARTH drummer Bobby Jarzombek recently spoke to Ferrante's Power Equipment about how he landed the ICED EARTH gig and his gear and technique. Several excerpts from the interview follow: Ferrante's Power Equipment: How did you get the Iced Earth gig? Did you have to audition? Bobby Jarzombek: "I got the ...

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KILLING MIRANDA Set Release Date For New Album

Britain's KILLING MIRANDA have set an October 25 release date through Cadiz Music for their new album, "Consummate". Distribution is being handled by Pinnacle (U.K.) and Soulfood/Sony (Europe). U.K. dates in support of the album will be confirmed shortly. Commented singer Richard Pyne (a.k.a. Filthy Rikky): "[The new CD] is way beyond anything we've done ...

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WITCHERY: In Mixing Mode

WITCHERY guitarist Patrik Jensen (THE HAUNTED) has posted the following message at the Earth-Dog.com message board: Alright, so where do I start... It's been a long time since WITCHERY has done anything... I think the last thing we did was the tour of Mexico we did together with THE HAUNTED and TO/DIE/FOR.. can't even remember ...

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PIG DESTROYER Announce U.K. Headlining Tour

Virginia's extreme sound nihilists PIG DESTROYER have announced their first tour of 2004 in support of their forthcoming album, "Terrifyer". PIG DESTROYER will kick off a week-long U.K. headlining tour beginning November 12 in Nottingham at the Old Angel. The tour will conclude on November 19 in London with a special PIG DESTROYER CD release ...

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KISS To Kick Off CHEVY ROCK N' ROLL WEEKEND

WhoWon.com reports: Kevin Harvick, Inc.'s No. 6 Chevrolet Silverado will don the special paint scheme of America's legendary rock band KISS in Thursday night's (Sept. 9) running of the Kroger 200 at Richmond International Raceway. Matt Crafton, driver of the No. 6 GM Goodwrench truck for KHI, will be the first of three ...

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TOMMY LEE To Star In New Reality TV Series

The Futon Critic is reporting that former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee will be the focus of NBC TV's latest reality entry, a half-hour unscripted comedy in which Lee will enroll in college with cameras following his every move (as first reported here on August 22). Eddie October ("Bands Reunited", "Wanda Does It") ...

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CONSTRUCDEAD Announce New Bassist

CONSTRUCDEAD, the Swedish band featuring TERROR 2000 drummer Erik Thyselius, have announced the addition of bassist Johan Magnusson (ex-CARNAL FORGE guitarist) to the group's ranks. "The band has started rehearsing new material, and they are planning to enter the studio in the beginning of 2005 to record the follow-up to [their sophomore album] 'Violadead'," reads ...

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ALICE COOPER's Snake Undergoes Emergency Surgery

The Associated Press is reporting that just hours before ALICE COOPER was to take the stage at the careerbuilder.com Oakdale Theater in Wallingford, Cooper's 8-foot-long snake ate a live rat and then mistakenly swallowed a 12-by-14 inch heating pad, wires and all, left in its cage by mistake. Before Saturday night's show, Cooper's roadies saw ...

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CHIMAIRA Blame 'Visa' Issues For Drummer's Departure

CHIMAIRA have issued a short statement confirming their split with former SOILWORK drummer Richard Evensand and the addition of ex-MISERY INDEX skinsman Kevin Talley to the group's ranks. "There are many reasons for the split, most of which have to do with visa issues," the band write on their web site. "CHIMAIRA kick off the ...

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CHIMAIRA's Record Label Confirms Drummer Switch

CHIMAIRA's record label, Roadrunner Records, has issued a statement confirming that the band have parted ways with former SOILWORK drummer Richard Evensand and replaced him with Kevin Talley, formerly of MISERY INDEX. Recommended to the band by SLAYER's Kerry King, Kevin will be behind the kit for CHIMAIRA's co-headline run with MACHINE HEAD on the ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Bassist TOMMY STINSON: More Tour Details Revealed

GUNS N' ROSES bassist Tommy Stinson will be embarking on a solo tour in August/September. Stinson will be touring in support of his solo debut, "Village Gorilla Head", which was released this week through Sanctuary Records. The founding REPLACEMENTS member told Billboard.com last summer that he recorded the material for the set in a Los ...

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PLATITUDE Part Ways With Drummer, Announce Replacement

Swedish progressive power metal band PLATITUDE have parted ways with drummer Marcus Höher. "This was an entirely professional decision, we parted ways because of musical differences," the group write on their web site. "We want to thank Marcus for the time spent, and the impact on the band and our music. We wish him all ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Bassist To Embark On Solo Tour

GUNS N' ROSES bassist Tommy Stinson will be embarking on a solo tour in August/September. Stinson will be touring in support of his solo debut, "Village Gorilla Head", due on July 27 through Sanctuary Records. The founding REPLACEMENTS member told Billboard.com last summer that he recorded the material for the set in a Los Angeles ...

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Heavy Metal's Premier Guitarists Pick Their Dream G3 Lineups

Norway's Imhotep zine recently asked more than 100 guitarists to choose their own dream G3 lineups. "The respect that the guitar players have for Joe Satriani and Steve Vai is a proven fact," writes the magazine's Thiago Pinto Corrêa Sarkis (also of Brazil's Whiplash). "Anyway, talking with some musicians, I could realize that the G3 ...

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LEASH LAW Launch Drummer Search

LEASH LAW guitarist Emo Mowery (TIWANAKU, ex-NOCTURNUS) has issued the following update: "As most of you already know our drummer Mr. Richard Christy has taken the place of Stuttering John of 'The Howard Stern Show'. All of us in LEASH LAW and TIWANAKU are very happy for him as he is living his dreams! We ...

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