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SUPERJOINT RITUAL Bassist: PHILIP ANSELMO Is In A 'State Of Shock'

SUPERJOINT RITUAL bassist Hank Williams III has posted the following message regarding the death of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist Dimebag Darrell: "It just ain't fuckin right... Alcohol should have killed Dime, not a fuckin piece of shit worthless fuck with a gun trying to recreate the John Lennon's killing... This happened on the same day, if you ...

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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH Pays Tribute To DIMEBAG DARRELL

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich has issued the following statement regarding the death of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist Dimebag Darrell: "This is unbelievable. To sit here and talk about Darrell in the past tense seems so wrong, so unfair, so unjust, I don't even know what to say. My heart goes out to Vinnie, to their families, to ...

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UPDATED: Tributes From Metal Musicians Pour In For DIMEBAG DARRELL

A number of heavy metal musicians have paid tribute to Dimebag Darrell (DAMAGEPLAN, ex-PANTERA) who was tragically murdered last night. ------------------------------------------------- Ozzy Osbourne: "Dimebag was a dear friend of mine. I'm absolutely beside myself with grief. I can't for the life of me understand why someone would do this. PANTERA toured with me many, many ...

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BLOODSIMPLE To Film Video In New York City

BLOODSIMPLE, the new project featuring VISION OF DISORDER members Tim Williams (vocals) and Mike Kennedy (guitar), along with ex-MEDICATION bassist Kyle Sanders and drummer Chris Hamilton, plus guitarist Nick Rowe (guitar), will be shooting a video for an as-yet-undisclosed track off their upcoming album at Manitobas, located at 99 Ave. B (between 6th and 7th) ...

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DROWNING POOL: Starting All Over

DROWNING POOL guitarist C.J. Pierce recently spoke to Carolyn Lamberson of The Register-Guard about rebuilding the band following the death of lead singer Dave Williams in August 2002 due to an undiagnosed heart condition. Regarding Williams' replacement, Jason "Gong" Jones, Pierce said, "He's a super nice guy, he's got a big heart. But ...

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BLOODSIMPLE Putting Finishing Touches On Debut Album

BLOODSIMPLE, the new project featuring VISION OF DISORDER members Tim Williams (vocals) and Mike Kennedy (guitar), along with ex-MEDICATION bassist Kyle Sanders and drummer Chris Hamilton, plus guitarist Nick Rowe (guitar), are scheduled to complete the mixing process for their debut album at a Vancouver studio this weekend. Producing the effort is Garth Richardson, who ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE To Perform For PRINCE CHARLES

Scotsman.com is reporting that Ozzy Osbourne will perform at this year's Royal Variety show, it was announced today. The rocker — who grappled with a burglar at his Surrey mansion earlier this week — will give his only U.K. performance of the year. Wife Sharon will also take the stage at the event, held at ...

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PURE SWEET HELL Sign With CRASH MUSIC

PURE SWEET HELL, the metal band featuring NEVERMORE drummer Van Williams, have inked a deal with Crash Music, Inc. The group's full-length debut, "The Voyeurs of Utter Destruction As Beauty", is scheduled for release on February 22, 2005. PURE SWEET HELL consists of Williams, Christ Eichhorn, who has spent much of his time writing music ...

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BUDGIE: Remaster Series Bonus Tracks Detailed

BUDGIE will be reissuing their first two albums, "Budgie" (1971) and "Squawk" (1972), as part of a remaster series. The albums have been digitally remastered from the original master tapes and will include 12-page booklets containing quotes from recent interviews with Burke Shelley (bass/vocals), Tony Bourge (guitar) and Ray Phillips (drums). In addition to the ...

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BEHEMOTH Enter Polish Album Chart At No. 15

BEHEMOTH's new CD, "Demigod", has entered the Polish album chart at position No. 15. The Polish black metallers' latest effort left behind such artists as R.E.M. and ROBBIE WILLIAMS, according to a posting on the group's web site. "Demigod" — scheduled for release in the U.S. in early 2005 — was mixed by BEHEMOTH frontman ...

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SAMMY HAGAR Birthday Report From Cabo

According to a report at ZRock.com, VAN HALEN frontman Sammy Hagar headed back to northern California yesterday after wrapping up a record-breaking six-night run at his Cabo Wabo Cantina in Cabo San Lucas. Joined onstage each night by his beloved WABORITAS (drummer David Lauser, bassist Mona and guitarist extraordinaire Vic Johnson), Sammy spread ...

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Former RAINBOW Singer Comments On URIAH HEEP Tour

Former RAINBOW and current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN singer Doogie White has commented on his upcoming U.K. tour supporting URIAH HEEP with a band called WHITE NOISE. While Doogie is in America, WHITE NOISE — who consist of members of MOSTLY AUTUMN — are rehearsing up a set of RAINBOW songs from Doogie's time with Ritchie Blackmore ...

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EYEHATEGOD Singer Talks About New Projects

According to a posting on the Southern Lord Records web site, the EYEHATEGOD/CRIPPLE BASTARD split 7" single will be re-pressed. A total of 555 copies on green vinyl and 555 copies on purple vinyl will be made. In other EYEHATEGOD-related news, the band's singer Michael D. Williams was interviewed by Con.Sect (Connected Sections) ...

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GARBAGE Singer Comments On METALLICA Documentary

GARBAGE frontwoman Shirley Manson has posted the following message in the "Diary" section of the group's web site: "Went to see the METALLICA movie 'Some Kind of Monster' last night and was completely spellbound. I mean... first off... I'm in LOVE with James Hetfield, but more importantly...it completely resonated with me in terms of the ...

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