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RESPONSE NEGATIVE: New Concert Date Announced

RESPONSE NEGATIVE, the new Florida-based death/thrash metal band featuring former OVERKILL/GRIP INC. guitarist Bobby Gustafson, will be performing live at The Culture Room in Ft. Lauderdale on Sunday, June 29. Also set to appear on the bill are SAQ, CHI PROJECT, and INHUMANE. For more information on RESPONSE NEGATIVE, visit the group's official web site ...

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Former DEATH Guitarist Brings Out The Funk With JUNKIE RUSH

Former DEATH guitarist Bobby Koelble, whose virtuoso playing can be heard on the bands 1995 Roadrunner release "Symbolic", is now the vocalist/guitarist/songwriter for the Orlando-based JUNKIE RUSH. The band combine modern rock with elements of funk, reggae, Latin and world music, punctuated by world-class musicianship. Consisting of Koelble, Aaron O'Riley (bass), Abdias Garcia (drums) and ...

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PAINMUSEUM Drop Off HALFORD/TESTAMENT Dates

PAINMUSEUM, the new band featuring HALFORD guitarist Metal Mike Chlasciak, vocalist Tim Clayborne, HALFORD drummer Bobby Jarzombek and longtime Metal Mike collaborator Steve Booke on bass, have withdrawn from their previously announced Los Angeles, Anaheim and Las Vegas dates in support of HALFORD and TESTAMENT, citing "economic and logistical constraints" as the reason for their ...

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PRIMAL FEAR: 'Unbelievably Disappointed And Sad' Over THE METAL GODS Tour Cancellation

German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR have issued a statement explaining their position regarding the recent cancellation of The 2003 Metal Gods North American Tour. As previously reported, the multi-band package trek featuring HALFORD, co-headliners TESTAMENT, IMMORTAL, CARNAL FORGE, PRIMAL FEAR, PAINMUSEUM, and AMON AMARTH was called off last Friday (May 2) due to "contractual difficulties." ...

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PAIN OF SALVATION Singer To Guest On SPASTIC INK Album

PAIN OF SALVATION vocalist/guitarist Daniel Gildenlöw will be contributing lead vocals to one track on the long-awaited SPASTIC INK sophomore release, "Ink Compatible", tentatively due before the end of the year. "[Daniel] is easily one of the most dramatic singers out there," said SPASTIC INK mastermind Ron Jarzombek (WATCHTOWER) of his decision to collaborate with ...

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Former OVERKILL Guitarist Resurfaces In RESPONSE NEGATIVE

Former OVERKILL/GRIP INC. guitarist Bobby Gustafson has resurfaced in a new South Florida-based band called RESPONSE NEGATIVE. A self-proclaimed power/death metal group, RESPONSE NEGATIVE have apparently yet to record any material with Gustafson, who, along with drummer Jim McCourt, is a recent addition to the band. Upcoming RESPONSE NEGATIVE dates: Apr. 12 – West Palm ...

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PAIN MUSEUM Replace SYMPHONY X On THE 2003 METAL GODS TOUR

PAIN MUSEUM, the new band featuring HALFORD members Metal Mike Chlasciak (guitar) and Bobby Jarzombek (drums), have replaced SYMPHONY X on the bill of the much-anticipated The 2003 Metal Gods Tour, a multi-band package featuring HALFORD, co-headliners TESTAMENT, IMMORTAL, DARK TRANQUILITY, AMON AMARTH, and CARNAL FORGE. SYMPHONY X reportedly pulled out of the trek in ...

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Former RATT Duo Share Stage For First Time In 12 Years

Former RATT members Stephen Pearcy (vocals) and Juan Croucier (bass) shared the same stage for the first time in 12 years last Thursday (Feb. 13) at the Key club in Hollywood, California. Croucier, who's been keeping busy in the recent years running a recording studio and playing with his new band LIQUID SUNDAY, joined Pearcy's ...

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POISON Frontman To Release First Enhanced Solo CD And Video

Singer/songwriter Bret Michaels will be releasing his first full-length enhanced solo CD, "Songs Of Life", on April 22 on his own Poor Boy Records. Written and produced by Michaels, all 14 tracks on "Songs Of Life" are exactly that, songs inspired by events in his life. The music tells a strong story and the CD ...

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TRIBE OF JUDAH Keyboardist Joins POPULATION-1

Steve Ferlazzo, keyboardist for TRIBE OF JUDAH (the band fronted by former VAN HALEN/EXTREME frontman Gary Cherone), will be touring Japan later this month with POPULATION-1, the new group featuring ex-EXTREME guitarist Nuno Bettencourt. The band, who recently issued their debut CD, also include in their ranks TOMMY LEE bassist Marty O'Brien. Confirmed tour dates ...

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TOMMY LEE: In Writing Mode

TOMMY LEE bassist Marty O'Brien has posted the following update via the message board of the unofficial LEE web site www.joysmayhem.com: "Both Tommy and I are just spending lots of time at home writing new songs... He's up at Tommyland in the big studio working on new stuff, and I'm over at uh… Martyland?… working ...

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HALFORD Drummer Issues 'Performance & Technique' Video

Drummer Bobby Jarzombek, best known for his work with HALFORD, RIOT, and SPASTIC INK, has just released his first ever drum video. "Performance & Technique" spotlights Bobby's unique approach to drumming and features two free-form solos, footage of a RIOT-era drum solo performed live in Japan, and full-length performances of "Peppered Cancer" and "School", two ...

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HALFORD Announce New Guitarist!

Former JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford introduced the new HALFORD guitarist, Chad Tarrington, at the meet-and-greet prior to the group's show last night in Anaheim, California. Rob chose yesterday to introduce Chad because he wanted the fans to be the first to take photos of the new HALFORD line-up: Rob, Chad, Mike Chlasciak (guitar), Ray ...

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JEFF PILSON Gets Excited About L/P Marketing, Touring Plans

Former DOKKEN and current L/P bassist Jeff Pilson has posted the following update to his official web site: "As of the meeting with Spitfire [Records] on January 30, the release date for L/P [Pilson's collaboration with ex-DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch] will be April 22nd. As of today [Feb. 4th] it still says April 8th on ...

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KROKUS Debut At Swiss #1!

Veteran hard rockers KROKUS have debuted at #1 on the Swiss album chart with their latest effort, "Rock The Block". The CD, which was recorded at Soundlake Studio in Lausanne, Switzerland, is the group's first since being rejoined by vocalist Marc Storace. KROKUS still stand as the only Swiss rock band to have achieved gold ...

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NY Daily News: 'THE OSBOURNES' In Danger Of Becoming A One-Off Wonder

The following article appeared in yesterday's (Jan. 21) edition of the New York Daily News: Viewers are growing weary of MTV's F-bomb-spewing "The Osbournes". Ratings for the reality series have fallen dramatically this season, putting it in danger of becoming a one-off wonder. "In the case of 'The Osbournes', this was an inevitability," said Prof. ...

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PRIMER 55 Split Up!

PRIMER 55 have announced their decision to disband "due to creative and personal issues." The band, who recently completed the Jagermeister $12 Riot U.S. tour with DOPE, had previously issued two full-length albums through the Island/Def Jam label. The following is guitarist Bobby Burns' statement on the split: "Hey everyone... What I'm about to tell ...

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HALFORD To Embark On THE 2003 METAL GODS WORLD TOUR

Former JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford has issued the following statement regarding the postponement of HALFORD's West Coast dates and the group's upcoming touring activities: "Well, hello from Walsall, England. "I'm pleased to see that all information regarding my misfortune has been disclosed. I've always enjoyed a very close relationship with my supporters ...

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MOTÖRHEAD's LEMMY To Record New Music With THE DAMNED

MOTÖRHEAD legend Lemmy Kilmister will once again be teaming up with members of THE DAMNED to create music together. Details are pretty sketchy at the moment, but it appears that Lemmy will be joined by THE DAMNED frontman Dave Vanian, bassist Captain Sensible (born Ray Burns) and drummer Andrew "Pinch" Pinching during a recording session ...

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KROKUS Set Release Date For 'Rock The Block'

Veteran Swiss hard rockers KROKUS have set Jan. 18, 2003 as the release date through WEA Switzerland of their new album, "Rock The Block". The CD, which was recorded at Soundlake Studio in Lausanne, Switzerland, is the group's first since being rejoined by vocalist Marc Storace and guitarist Fernando Von Arb. KROKUS still stand as ...

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REVENGE OF THE TRIADS Cease To Exist

REVENGE OF THE TRIADS, the project featuring Jason Slater (SNAKE RIVER CONSPIRACY), Charlie Clouser (NINE INCH NAILS), Troy Van Leeuwen (A PERFECT CIRCLE), and Eddie Nappi (HANDSOME), has officially disbanded. The group, who were working on their debut album at the time of their split, were signed to "a bullshit record label called LMC Records ...

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