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TESLA Guitarist Enters Rehab For Addiction

TESLA guitarist Tommy Skeoch has entered an undisclosed facility to seek treatment for addiction, "an illness that cannot be defeated without help," according to a statement from the rest of the group. "We hope you will all join us in wishing him a very healthy recovery so that he is able to return to the ...

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SILVER Sign With MTM MUSIC

SILVER, the band featuring singer Gary Barden (MSG, STATETROOPER, PRAYING MANTIS), guitarist Michael Voss (DEMON DRIVE, CASANOVA, MAD MAX, ex-BONFIRE), and keyboard player Don Airey (DEEP PURPLE, ex-OZZY OSBOURNE, WHITESNAKE, GARY MOORE), have inked a deal with MTM Music. The group are currently working on the follow-up to their debut album, "Dream Machines" (2002), for ...

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VELVET REVOLVER's SLASH Recalls Days Of Road Excess

VELVET REVOLVER guitarist Slash has told the U.K.'s Guardian that in the decade since he left GUNS N' ROSES, he has become an enthusiastic husband and father, having just flown in from L.A., where his wife had given birth to their second child. "I woke up the other day in my hotel room and I ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH: 'Nymphetamine' Release Date Set

Roadrunner Records has set a September 13 release date for the new CRADLE OF FILTH album, "Nymphetamine". The follow-up to last year's "Damnation and a Day", "Nymphetamine" (roughly translated as the druggish beast-like addiction to beautiful, classical women) was produced by ANTHRAX guitarist Rob Caggiano, who has previously worked with the group during the mixing ...

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Singer PERRY FARRELL Comments On JANE'S ADDICTION's Split

JANE'S ADDICTION frontman Perry Farrell has spoken to Rolling Stone magazine about the group's decision to go their separate ways less than a year following the release of their first album of original material since 1990's "Ritual de lo Habitual", 2003's "Strays". "The band went astray, falling into shallow holes," Farrell told Rolling Stone. "There ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH Singer Talks About New Album

CRADLE OF FILTH singer Dani Filth (a.k.a. Dani Davey) has commented on the band's upcoming CD, "Nymphetamine", the group's first for new label Roadrunner Records. The follow-up to last year's "Damnation and a Day", "Nymphetamine" (roughly translated as the druggish beast-like addiction to beautiful, classical women) was produced by ANTHRAX guitarist Rob Caggiano, who has ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH Prepare To Film New Video

CRADLE OF FILTH will film a video for an as-yet-undisclosed track off their upcoming Roadrunner Records debut, "Nymphetamine", in early August in either Los Angeles or the U.K. The follow-up to last year's "Damnation and a Day", "Nymphetamine" (roughly translated as the druggish beast-like addiction to beautiful, classical women) was produced by ANTHRAX guitarist Rob ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION Split Up Again?

JANE'S ADDICTION appear to have split up again, according to an online statement posted jointly by bandmates Dave Navarro (guitar), Stephen Perkins (drums) and Chris Chaney (bass). "We know we can't avoid this anymore so we will give it our best shot," the statement reads. "What's the deal? The deal is that it ...

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LOLLAPALOOZA Cancelled Due to Poor Ticket Sales

The 2004 edition of the Lollapalooza tour has been abruptly cancelled due to poor ticket sales, according to the event's official web site. "This morning (June 22), tour organizers and concert promoters, faced with several million dollars of losses, made the very tough decision to pull the tour," the site says. "My heart aches along ...

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SCOTT WEILAND: I Only Used Drugs Three Or Four Times In The Last Year

RollingStone.com has posted a lengthy VELVET REVOLVER article in which the bandmembers talk about everything from their previous groups to their battles with drug addiction. Several excerpts follow: Singer Scott Weiland attempting to "clear up" erroneous information about him that has appeared in the press: "I kicked my heroin habit a year ago, in May. ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION Members Form New Band

JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro has teamed up with Chris Chaney and Stephen Perkins, also of JANE'S ADDICTION, and former SKYCYCLE singer Steve Isaacs in a brand-new band. "[Steve] actually used to be an MTV VJ," Navarro told MTV.com. "He went by the name of Spooky around town. Long black hair and kind of that ...

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LAST CRACK Receive Radio Airplay In Iraq

LAST CRACK's "Energy Mind", a song Metal Maniacs magazine called "one of the greatest songs of the decade (1990s), if not all time," from the group's 1991 Roadrunner Records release "Burning Time", produced by Dave Jerden (JANE'S ADDICTION, ALICE IN CHAINS), became the first song to be played on 94.6 FM Special Ops Radio in ...

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KELLY OSBOURNE Talks About Her Drug Abuse

Kelly Osbourne has spoken about her spiral into drink and drugs — and blamed it on wanting to escape her "chubby English girl" image, according to Ananova. Kelly was interviewed on ITV1's "Tonight with Trevor McDonald" program by her brother Jack as he presented a show on teen drug and drink addiction. Kelly, who was ...

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CAMP FREDDY To Perform Acoustically On CBS' 'Craig Kilborn'

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, and vocalist Donovan Leitch (the son of 1960s U.K. folk-rock icon Donovan), will be appearing on "The Late Late Show With Craig Kilborn" next Friday ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: New Air Date For VH1 Documentary

The projected air date of the upcoming VH1 documentary covering the early days of GUNS N' ROSES has been changed to Wednesday, June 16, 2004, informed sources have told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. The "Behind the Music"-style show, which will feature contributions from original members Slash (guitars) and Steven Adler (drums), will be followed by "The Making of ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: Tentative Air Date Set For VH1 Documentary

The upcoming VH1 documentary covering the early days of GUNS N' ROSES is tentatively set to premier Sunday, June 20, 2004, informed sources have told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. The "Behind the Music"-style show, which will feature contributions from original members Slash (guitars) and Steven Adler (drums), will be followed by "The Making of Velvet Revolver", a behind-the-scenes ...

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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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