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VELVET REVOLVER Guitarists Discuss 'Libertad'

Claire Davies of the U.K.'s Total Guitar magazine (web site) recently conducted an interview with VELVET REVOLVER's Slash and Dave Kushner. A couple of excerpts follow: Total Guitar: Your debut album "Contraband" was huge, so how does "Libertad" compare in sound and style – does it live up to your expectations? Slash: "We ...

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Former STATIC-X Guitarist Out On Parole

According to the web site of the New Jersey Department of Corrections, former STATIC-X and DOPE guitarist Tripp Eisen was paroled from the Mid-State Correctional Facility and was released from custody on April 17, 2007 after serving time for allegedly meeting and sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl in January 2005. Eisen (

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HARLOTS Sign With LIFEFORCE RECORDS

Lifeforce Records America has announced the signing of Ohio's HARLOTS. Formed in Ohio during the winter of 2002/2003, the band has released two full-length albums, "The Woman You Saw is the Great City that Rules Over the Kings of the Earth" (Feeling Faint Productions, 2004) and "This is the Second Death" (Corrosive Recordings, 2006) which ...

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H.I.M.: 'Venus Doom' Track Listing Revealed

According to a posting on the web site of the Los Angeles newspaper The Rockit, Finnish goth metallers H.I.M. have finished mixing their sixth studio album, "Venus Doom", at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, California. Once again, the band entered the studio with producer/mixer Tim Palmer (TIN MACHINE, THE CURE, THE HOUSE OF LOVE, ...

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TED NUGENT: 'Love Grenade' Track Listing Revealed

Ted Nugent recently spent time at Jack Blades' Cock & Bottle Studio recording his new album, entitled "Love Grenade". According to MelodicRock.com, tracks for the album were initially rehearsed over a two-week period by the full band for the record, which includes bassist Barry Sparks, drummer Tommy Clufetos and, of course, Ted Nugent on guitars ...

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SIEGES EVEN: 'Paramount' Artwork Revealed

Reformed cult German progressive metal band SIEGES EVEN has revealed the cover artwork for its new album, "Paramount", due in September via Inside Out Music. The photo was taken by British artist David J. Nightingale, while Thomas Ewerhard was responsible for the actual cover design. "Paramount" track listing (not final sequence): 01. When ...

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WORLD UNDER BLOOD Joined By DECREPIT BIRTH Bassist

WORLD UNDER BLOOD, the melodic death metal side project of CKY guitarist/vocalist Deron Miller, has announced the addition of bassist Risha Eryavec (DECREPIT BIRTH) to the group's ranks. The band's lineup is now as follows: Deron Miller (CKY): Guitar/Vocals Tim Yeung (DIVINE HERESY, VITAL REMAINS, HATE ETERNAL): Drums Risha Eryavec (DECREPIT BIRTH): Bass WORLD UNDER ...

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DIO Guitarist CRAIG GOLDY To Guest On XM's The Boneyard On Monday

DIO/HYDROGYN guitarist Craig Goldy will be a guest on Eddie Trunk's show on XM Satellite Radio Channel 41, The Boneyard, on June 11 betweeen 6:00 p.m. and 9;00 p.m. EST. Goldy will talk about DIO, HYDROGYN and his Destiny Bridge project for up-and-coming artists. Goldy recently stated regarding his decision to join West Virginia's HYDROGYN, ...

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DAN SWANÖ Talks About New NIGHTINGALE Album

CenZu of the Finnish Dan Swanö fan site www.swano.net recently conducted an interview with Dan Swanö (EDGE OF SANITY, NIGHTINGALE, SECOND SKY, BLOODBATH). A couple of excerpts from the question-and-answer session follow: Q: How have you been, you have had a busy year I've understood. Would you care to tell us a little ...

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KORN: New Album Preview

Todd Martens of Billboard.com reports: Veteran rock act KORN has settled on "Untitled" as the name of its next album, due July 31 via Virgin. The 12-track set will be KORN's first without longtime drummer David Silveria, who is on hiatus from the band, and its second without founding guitarist Brian "Head" Welch, ...

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TOM MORELLO Adds More Solo Dates To Schedule

Launch Radio Networks reports: RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE and ex-AUDIOSLAVE guitarist Tom Morello has added a batch of late June tour dates with THRICE frontman Dustin Kensrue to his schedule. The trek begins on June 17 in Dallas, finishing up on June 27 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Morello is going out as his political folk alter ...

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RAGING SPEEDHORN Guitarist Issues Tour Recap

RAGING SPEEDHORN guitarist Gareth Smith has issued the following update: "We came home from our three week tour of Europe just yesterday. Today I'm trying to come to terms with 'normal life' again..a life of showers, sofas, good food and unfortunately… work. Gotta pay the bills until next time. "I just want to say first ...

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DIO Guitarist To Guest On 'Raise The Horns' Tomorrow

On Saturday, May 26, "Raise the Horns" with Progmetal Angel will showcase Destroy All Records artists. Craig Goldy from DIO and HYDROGYN, Sean Peck from CAGE, Tommy from the band VITALY, Carlos from the Brazilian metal band RECKONING, and Jeff Westlake of HYDROGYN will all be interviewed on the program, which airs on

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Count Me In - DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR

Boston's DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR has been touring so non-stop these past few years that it is hard to believe that "Count Me In" is their first full-length album for Bridge Nine. Following the reissue of "Friends Family Forever", the new album sounds like a band that has honed its classic hardcore style from touring the ...

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RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE Guitarist Announces More Solo Dates

Launch Radio Networks reports: RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE guitarist Tom Morello has added to his solo touring schedule as his political folk alter ego, THE NIGHTWATCHMAN. In addition to the dates he's already announced, Morello has booked a number of new shows in July, starting on the 10th in Detroit. Morello will also perform with ...

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DIO Guitarist Joins HYDROGYN

DIO guitarist Craig Goldy has joined West Virginia melodic hard rockers HYDROGYN. Comments Goldy: "While Ronnie is touring and recording with HEAVEN AND HELL, I am proud to announce my journey with HYDROGYN. I am looking forward to writing, recording and touring with them during the all too often well-known 'hiatus' of the band DIO. ...

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You Too Can Be As 'Successful' As DIO Guitarist CRAIG GOLDY

DA Records Entertainment has announced its partnership with Craig Goldy (DIO guitarist) and his one-of-a-kind project Destiny Bridge. According to a press release, "Destiny Bridge is a program built to help you develop your craft using the 12 qualities that help make a hit song and band. It is aligned with the best record companies ...

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QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE's JOSH HOMME Rules Out KYUSS Reunion

Writer Joel McIver recently interviewed QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE/EAGLES OF DEATH METAL's Josh Homme for Music Mart magazine's June issue. Excerpts from the chat follow: On the frequent offers from concert promoters to reform his previous band, KYUSS: "The offers come in all the time. They're getting more and more expensive, and more and ...

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SWORN ENEMY Recording New Album 'Maniacal' With All-Star Cast

Taking their sound to raised levels of brutality, SWORN ENEMY are currently recording their new album that will be released this fall through Abacus Recordings. Since SWORN ENEMY formed in 1997 they have represented New York hardcore well, having released two highly popular full lengths and touring the world countless times with bands such as ...

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