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HARLEY FLANAGAN Slams CRO-MAGS 'Farewell' Tour Plans

CRO-MAGS co-founder Harley Flanagan (bass/vocals) has issued a statement slamming his former bandmate, vocalist John Joseph, over his plans to embark on a CRO-MAGS "farewell" tour next month with an all-new lineup that does not include Flanagan. The statement reads as follows: "Harley Flanagan WILL NOT be touring with John Bloodclot and his NO-MAGS. This ...

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VAN HALEN Bassist Jams With TRIBE OF JUDAH, METAL SHOP

VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony dropped in at The Viper Room in West Hollywood, California Monday night [Jan. 20] to check out ex-VAN HALEN singer Gary Cherone's new band, TRIBE OF JUDAH. At the end of their set, "Michael jumped up on stage, hijacked TRIBE OF JUDAH bassist] Pat Badger's bass and the boys tore ...

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CRO-MAGS Unveil 'Farewell' Lineup

New York hardcore veterans CRO-MAGS are scheduled to embark on an Australian tour in late February. The band's lineup for what is being billed as the group's "farewell" tour will reportedly consist of the following: John Joseph – vocals Rocky George (SUICIDAL TENDENCIES) – guitar A.J. Novello (LEEWAY) – guitar Franklin Rhi (CROWN OF THORNS, ...

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EXODUS' GARY HOLT: Nothing Will Stop Us

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS are forging ahead despite the departure this week of frontman Steve "Zetro" Souza. The band, who completed a short European tour in December, made a decision to fire Souza when it became apparent that he had no intention of touring extensively with the group, a prospect that didn't ...

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THE WHO's ROGER DALTREY: 'PETE Is Innocent'

THE WHO singer Roger Daltrey yesterday broke his silence on the claims of paedophilia against his guitarist bandmate Pete Townshend and said: "I believe Pete is innocent." Daltrey, 58, said Townshend had spoken to him about campaigning against paedophile material two years ago. He told The Sun: "Pete was very angry about how easy it ...

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Man Convicted In Killing Of Former KISS Guitarist's Ex-Wife

A Hartford Superior Court jury convicted Gregory McArthur of felony murder, manslaughter, larceny and kidnapping charges Friday in connection with the 1998 death of the ex-wife of former KISS guitarist Vinnie Vincent and part-time escort AnnMarie Cusano, according to the Hartford Courant. But the jury acquitted McArthur of charges of murder, capital murder and robbery ...

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Pollstar: GUNS N' ROSES 'Not An Arena Act' In 2002

GUNS N' ROSES have greatly reduced their chances of landing another arena tour following frontman Axl Rose's mysterious failure to show up for a concert in Philadelphia last Friday, according to Gary Bongiovanni, editor of concert-industry trade mag Pollstar. "Rose has damaged his career," he told Entertainment Weekly. "This makes the band a riskier situation ...

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EXODUS: Recording Plans Delayed Until Early 2003

Reunited Bay Area thrashers EXODUS have delayed the recording of their new studio album until early next year. The as-yet-untitled effort — the group's first studio CD since 1992's "Force of Habit" — was originally scheduled to be recorded during November at Sonic Ranch studios (formerly Village Productions) in Tornillo, Texas with producer Andy Sneap ...

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KISS Murder Trial Update: Cusano's Daughters Kept Secret

As previously reported, the murder trial of a man accused of killing the ex-wife of former KISS guitarist Vinnie Vincent got underway on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at the Superior Court in Hartford, Connecticut. Police arrested Gregory McArthur, 41, on Sept. 2, 2000, and charged him with the January 1998 murder of Annemarie Cusano. Cusano worked ...

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EXODUS Drop Off Vegas New Year's Eve Show

Despite previous reports to the contrary, EXODUS will NOT be performing with HALFORD, TESTAMENT, and VIO-LENCE at House Of Blues in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sunday, Dec. 29. "We are sorry for anyone that bought tickets in anticipation of seeing EXODUS perform," the band's manager Steve Warner said in an official statement. "Before the show ...

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GARY CHERONE: VAN HALEN Were Great To Me

Despite the commercial disappointment of the critically-panned Van Halen III album (released in 1998), former VAN HALEN/EXTREME vocalist Gary Cherone claims that he has no hard feelings about his experience in the group. "Those guys were awesome," Cherone told Launch. "(We) did an album, did a tour, started to write stuff for the second record ...

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EXODUS' GARY HOLT: 'Living In The Past Is For Losers'

Even though EXODUS are best known for their classic late '80s recorded output, guitarist Gary Holt refuses to live in the past, insisting that the Bay Area thrash veterans' decision to continue performing their earliest material has nothing to do with nostalgia. "Living in the past in for losers and assholes," Holt told Metal Rules. ...

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DIAMOND REXX Return With 'The Evil'

DIAMOND REXX are back and have a new album hitting stores via Phoenix, Arizona's Crash Music. The group, whose roots go back to the metal days of the early 90's and who once packed venues around the country, reformed in 2001 and have spent the last several months writing and recording what has become The ...

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Former VAN HALEN Frontman Jams With Tribute Band

Former VAN HALEN/EXTREME frontman Gary Cherone joined VAN HALEN tribute band DIVER DOWN on stage for a rendition of "Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love" during the group's performance at club Good Times in Somerville, Massachusetts on Saturday, September 14th. Based in Massachusetts, DIVER DOWN are the longest-running, and perhaps the first, VAN HALEN tribute band, established ...

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TRIBE OF JUDAH To Issue Debut Through SPITIRE RECORDS

Boston's TRIBE OF JUDAH, who feature in their ranks former VAN HALEN/EXTREME vocalist Gary Cherone, Steve Ferlazzo on synths/programming, Leo Mellache on guitar, Tim Bissonette on guitar, Pat Badger (ex-EXTREME) on bass, and Mike Mangini (ex-EXTREME/ANNIHILATOR) on drums, will release their debut album, entitled Exit Elvis, on October 22nd through Spitfire Records. TRIBE OF JUDAH's ...

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Former MSG Frontman Springs Back To Action with New Album, Reissue

SILVER, the new British/German all-star project featuring vocalist Gary Barden (ex-MSG), guitarist Bernie Torme (ex-OZZY OSBOURNE, GILLAN, DESPERADO), keyboardist Don Airey (ex-MSG, TEN), bassist Michael Voss (ex-CASANOVA/currently in DEMON DRIVE) and drummer Marco Minnemann (ex-H-BLOCKX), will issue their second album, entitled Dream Machines, on September 9th through Point Music Records. The full track listing for ...

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VAN HALEN Singer Trio Share Stage In Boston

Former VAN HALEN frontman Gary Cherone joined fellow ex-VH singer Sammy Hagar and VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony for an encore peformance of VAN HALEN's Sammy-era tunes "Dreams" and "When It's Love" during the August 28th stop of the Heavyweight Champs of Rock and Roll tour (also featuring fellow ex-VH singer Dave Lee Roth) at ...

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VAN HALEN Singer Trio To Share Stage In Boston

Former VAN HALEN frontman Gary Cherone will reportedly join fellow ex-VH singer Sammy Hagar and VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony for an encore rendition of one of VAN HALEN's Sammy-era tunes (likely to be "Dreams") during the August 28th stop of the Heavyweight Champs of Rock and Roll tour (also featuring fellow ex-VH singer Dave ...

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EXODUS Prepare To Record New Album, Embark On European Tour

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS are tentatively planning on entering Sonic Ranch (formerly Village Productions) studio in Tornillo, Texas in late October/early November to begin tracking their much-anticipated new CD for a late spring release, according to manager Steve Warner. Manning the knobs during the sessions will be acclaimed producer Andy Sneap (i.e. ...

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GARY MOORE To Support ZZ TOP In Europe

Legendary guitarist GARY MOORE will be supporting ZZ TOP on a three-week European tour in early October. Confirmed dates are as follows: Oct. 01 – Helsinki, FIN @ Hartwall Arena Oct. 03 – Stockholm, SWE @ Hovet Oct. 05 – Alborg, DEN @ Alborg Arena Oct. 07 – Copenhagen, DEN @ Falkoner Oct. 14 – ...

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