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JAMES MURPHY: DEATH Tribute Album Update

Former TESTAMENT/DEATH guitarist James Murphy has issued the following update regarding his upcoming DEATH tribute project, "Within The Mind - In Homage To The Musical Legacy Of Chuck Schuldiner" (web site), tentatively due in June through Holland's Mascot Records: "This past Saturday [Feb. 21] I traveled to Orlando to Richard Christy's [ICED EARTH, ...

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CROSSFADE To Release Debut In April

CROSSFADE, the Swedish band featuring vocalist Göran Edman (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, STREET TALK, KHARMA, MADISON), are scheduled to release their debut album, "White on Blue", on April 5 through MTM Music. Joining Edman in the new group are Per Lindvall on drums, Sven Lindvall on bass, Lars Hallbäck on guitars, and Richard Stenström on keyboards. The ...

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It's Official: GENE SIMMONS Is An '***hole'

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons has set "***hole" as the title of his highly anticipated solo album, due on April 20 through Simmons Records/Sanctuary Music Group. The title track, ""***hole", will be the first single released to rock radio on April 15. This release will mark the second solo album from Simmons since his self-titled platinum ...

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RAMMSTEIN Guitarist Talks To The NY TIMES About Recording At Home

RAMMSTEIN guitarist Richard Kruspe-Bernstein recently spoke to the New York Times about how the widespread use of near-professional equipment is letting musicians record in their bedrooms, though the neighbors may still notice the noise Some musicians said home studios and computer equipment are making recording quieter. Richard said the recording process is less collaborative now, ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Bassist Completes Work On Solo Album

GUNS N' ROSES bassist Tommy Stinson has completed work on his debut solo album, due later in the year through Sanctuary Records. "It's done!! The album is finished! The mixing is finished! It is done!!" Tommmy writes in a posting to his web site dated Feb. 20. "I take off for New York tomorrow morning ...

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OZZY And His Team Of Doctors On OZZFEST Tour

Richard Johnson of The New York Post's "Page Six" reports: "Ozzfest is going to be a little less raucous this year due to Ozzy Osbourne's recent all-terrain-vehicle accident in England. 'His doctors have said he needs six to eight months of rehab, which will end exactly when Ozzfest begins,' said our insider. 'His doctors did ...

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KATAKLYSM, Ex-PESTILENCE, GORGUTS Members Confirmed For DEATH Tribute

Jean-Francois Dagenais (KATAKLYSM), Patrick Mameli (ex-PESTILENCE), and Luc Lemay (GORGUTS) and are he latest musicians confirmed to appear on the upcoming DEATH tribute project, "Within The Mind - In Homage To The Musical Legacy Of Chuck Schuldiner", tentatively due in June through Holland's Mascot Records. As previously reported, the project, which was conceived by CKY ...

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LEMMY's Rockabilly Project To Release Live DVD

LEMMY, SLIM JIM & DANNY B., the rockabilly project featuring MOTÖRHEAD's Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister, STRAY CATS' Slim Jim Phantom and THE ROCKATS' Danny B. Harvey, filmed their January 13 performance at The Cat Club in Hollywood, California for an upcoming DVD, due later in the year. Among the cover songs performed by the group during ...

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OPETH Drummer To Guest On DEATH Tribute CD?

OPETH drummer Martin Lopez is the latest high-profile metal musician linked with the upcoming DEATH tribute project, "Within The Mind - In Homage To The Musical Legacy Of Chuck Schuldiner", tentatively due in June through Holland's Mascot Records. "At [Monday] night's OPETH concert in Tampa, drummer Martin Lopez expressed his interest in playing at least ...

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ICED EARTH Drummer RICHARD CHRISTY Issues Latest Update

Drummer Richard Christy (ICED EARTH, ex-DEATH, CONTROL DENIED) has issued the following update on his current activities: "My band BURNING INSIDE is confirmed to play the Sun N' Steel Metal Fest in Tampa, Florida the weekend of March 6 and 7. BURNING INSIDE is also playing the Sunshine Plaza Performing Arts Center, 2400 S. Ridgewood ...

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MTV: JERRY CANTRELL To Jam With ALICE IN CHAINS Bandmates

Since moving from Seattle to Los Angeles eight months ago, former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell has re-established lines of communication with former CHAINS bassist Mike Inez and drummer Sean Kinney, and plans to jam with them later this month, according to MTV.com. "We don't have any expectations," he stressed. "We're gonna get in ...

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EVIL MASQUERADE Sign With FRONTIERS RECORDS

EVIL MASQUERADE, the Danish metal band featuring guitarist Henrik Flyman (ex-MOAHNI MOAHNA, ZOOL, WUTHERING HEIGHTS) and original ROYAL HUNT vocalist Henrik Brockmann, have inked a deal with Frontiers Records. The group's debut CD, entitled "Welcome to The Show" (view cover here), is due on April 5 and is described in an official press ...

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SCARVE Drummer Talks About SOILWORK Session Gig

SCARVE's Dirk Verbeuren, who was recently announced as the stand-in drummer for SOILWORK during the band's upcoming European tour with THE FORSAKEN, spoke to Portugal's LOUD! Magazine on Wednesday (February 4) about his session work with the Swedish band. "I start touring with SOILWORK in a couple days," he said. "I've been in Sweden, rehearsing ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist Records Song With THE COMPULSIONS

GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Richard Fortus has recorded a song called "Betrayed" with the New York band THE COMPULSIONS, according to ElectricBasement.com. The recording also features Jimmy Grillo (ex-TOILET BOYS) on bass, Jay Dee Dougherty (PATTI SMITH GROUP) on drums and COMPULSIONS founder Rob Carlyle on vocals and acoustic guitar. Fortus also appears on THE ...

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Former FORTE Members Resurface In THE KILL

THE KILL, the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma-based band featuring former FORTE members Richard Sharp (guitar), Greg Nicholson (bass) and Kevin Valliquette (vocals), have almost completed production of their self-financed full-length CD, titled "The Kill". The group, who are currently seeking a record deal, have posted several free demo-song downloads via their official web site. Check them ...

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JAMES MURPHY Discusses Upcoming DEATH Tribute CD

Former DEATH/TESTAMENT/OBITUARY guitarist James Murphy has provided BLABBERMOUTH.NET with the following exclusive update on his current activities: "The DEATH tribute project I am working on organizing and will soon begin recording is officially titled: 'Within The Mind - An Homage To The Musical Legacy Of Chuck Schuldiner'. I will begin pre-production rehearsals with primary drummer ...

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Ex-SOILWORK Drummer Says CHIMAIRA Songs Are Harder To Play Than He Originally Thought

New CHIMAIRA drummer Richard Evensand (ex-SOILWORK) recently answered a few questions for the web site of Roadrunner Records (CHIMAIRA's record label). The following are some of the highlights of that conversation: Roadrunner Records: How long you been in Cleveland? Richard Evensand: "Almost two weeks now. I've been living at the rehearsal space. But we're going ...

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CAMP FREDDY Begin Recording Debut Album

CAMP FREDDY, the Los Angeles-based "jam" band consisting of JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro, former THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar), ex-GUNS N' ROSES/THE CULT drummer Matt Sorum, bassist Scott Ford, and vocalist Donovan Leitch (the son of 1960s U.K. folk-rock icon Donovan), entered a Los Angeles studio last week to begin recording ...

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LED ZEPPELIN: New 1970 Audience Tape Unearthed

Led-Zeppelin.com reports: "Easily one of the most exciting new tapes unearthed ever features [LED ZEPPELIN's] last concert of 1970 — the 2 1/2 hour evening performance at Madison Square Garden (9/19/70). Not only is it likely the best show of the tour, it contains an unusual setlist with some surprises including a thunderous rendition of ...

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ICED EARTH's RICHARD CHRISTY Offering Drum Lessons

ICED EARTH/ex-DEATH drummer Richard Christy is currently accepting students in the Central Florida area. If interested, contact Richard at [email protected] Christy's band BURNING INSIDE will be performing a show in Daytona Beach, Florida on February 13. Venue details will be made available soon. BURNING INSIDE are in the process of completing their third studio album. ...

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Report: IRON MAIDEN Helps SANCTUARY Buck The Downbeat Trend

Richard Wray of The Guardian is reporting that live music's return to popularity helped Sanctuary Group, one of the world's largest independent music companies, buck the downbeat trend set by the industry last year. The group, which counts IRON MAIDEN, SLAYER and JANE'S ADDICTION among its bankable live acts, saw sales for the year to ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Bassist Inks Solo Deal With SANCTUARY

GUNS N' ROSES bassist Tommy Stinson has inked a solo deal with Sanctuary Records. The following is Tommy's official update on his web site regarding the making of his first solo album: "I have finally completed all of the recording for my first solo record. It has taken longer than anticipated, but it usually does. ...

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LEASH LAW: Debut Album Details Revealed

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 finalized the track listing for their debut album, "Dogface", due this spring through Greece's Black Lotus Records. "We ...

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