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PHILIP ANSELMO: 'I Would Have Taken A Bullet' For DIMEBAG

Former PANTERA frontman Philip Anselmo has spoken exclusively to Revolver magazine (web site) about the death of "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, Anselmo's much-rumored substance-abuse problems and the role the heavy metal media has played in PANTERA's eventual demise, among many other topics. Several excerpts from the article (published in the magazine's February 2006 issue, ...

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TILES To Enter Studio In February

Detroit-based preogressive rock band TILES have posted the following message on their official web site: "Work on the new songs is coming along great — so much so that we've penciled in early February to begin recording with Terry Brown. In the meantime, we're recording some demos for Terry so he can hear what we're ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE's NIKKI SIXX: Holiday In Cambodia

MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx has posted the following message in his online diary: "Tonight is the last show in Japan. We've had a great time. I received some amazing gifts and spent time doing something I've never done: taking photos. "I was given a great book from a fan called 'The Wall of Fools' ...

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Former PANTERA Drummer Launches BIG VIN RECORDS

Former PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott has launched Big Vin Records, a new Dallas-based record label with distribution via Fontana. Vinnie was a founding member, producer, and one of the masterminds behind the success of PANTERA, the seminal '90s Grammy-nominated metal band whose worldwide album sales total 13.5 million. After the breakup of PANTERA, Paul ...

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SLASH, Former STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Members To Salute STEVIE WONDER

VELVET REVOLVER guitarist Slash (ex-GUNS N' ROSES) and former STONE TEMPLE PILOTS principals Dean and Robert DeLeo are among the artists scheduled to perform and/or appear at a Dec. 10 Grammy Jam at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles to honor legendary singer and 22-time Grammy award winner Stevie Wonder, according to Billboard.com. The ...

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Their Rock Is Not Our Rock - FIREBALL MINISTRY

I've never understood the big deal about FIREBALL MINISTRY. The quartet is a solid rock band with a decent sense of melody, but they aren't the saviors of rock and roll. Maybe I haven't been exposed to enough of the music on previous releases (though I did recently see a strong live performance from the ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Visits BBC RADIO 1 And 2: Audio Available

Ozzy Osbourne dropped by "The Chris Moyles Show" on BBC Radio 1 Friday (November 11) to talk about what it was like to be the world's biggest reality TV star, what the kids are up to, Sharon's spending habits, what he really thinks of Christmas, "The X-Factor" and more. Listen to a replay of the ...

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METALLICA' Superfan' Fugitive Alert

Nicholas Collias of Boise Weekly is reporting that the Idaho Department of Correction is seeking public assistance in locating METALLICA superfan William James Thompson III. Thompson (photo) is currently on felony probation for robbery and aiding and abetting. The Canyon County Court has issued a warrant for his arrest. Thompson is ...

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PRIMER BLACK Release Debut Single

PRIMER BLACK, the new band featuring Ron Kachnic (guitar; MALIGNANCY, MORTICIAN), Desmond Tolhurst (guitar; MALIGNANCY, MORTICIAN, HEAD TRAUMA), Shane Tierney (vocals; LEVIATHAN), Art Micewicz (bass; DIRTY BROWN EYE) and Jim Horan (drums; DIRTY BROWN EYE), have released their debut two-track single, entitled "Blood on the Headlights", on CD and seven-inch vinyl format via Seventh Level ...

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TILES: Original Drummer Rejoins The Fold

Detroit-based rock band TILES have announced the return of original drummer Mark Evans. Evans was a founding member of TILES and appears on the band’s first three releases, "Tiles" (1994), "Fence the Clear" (1997), and "Presents of Mind" (1999). TILES guitarist Chris Herin offers the following comment on Evans' return: "We auditioned some excellent drummers… ...

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AEROSMITH Frontman's Second T-Shirt Design Now Available

In keeping with the spirit of the fall season, Angelwear has added a second color t-shirt designed by AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler. The new fall color is forest green with a warm brown print. Check out pictures at this location. Angelwear is dedicated to raising funds and awareness for non-profit organizations that are making a ...

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DOKKEN: More Tour Dates Announced

DOKKEN have updated their touring schedule. Confirmed dates are as follows: Nov. 30 - Las Vegas, NV - Empire Room Dec. 01 - Anaheim, CA - House Of Blues Dec. 02 - Los Angeles, CA - House Of Blues Dec. 03 - Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre Dec. 05 – El Paso, TX - Stampede ...

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BUCKET OF WEENIES Featuring Members Of LINKIN PARK, ORGY To Make Los Angeles Live Debut

BUCKET OF WEENIES, the band featuring singer Chester Bennington (from the multi-platinum, Grammy-winning act LINKIN PARK), lead guitarist Ryan Shuck (of the alt-metal outfit ORGY), guitarist Mike Rouse (THE BLEEDERS, THE JOHNS), bassist Mike "Cheez" Brown (of hardcore legends TSOL) and drummer Sean Dowdell (GREY DAZE), will make their Los Angeles live debut on Tuesday, ...

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WHITECROSS: Re-Recorded Debut Album To Include Bonus Tracks

Reactivated Christian metallers WHITECROSS have re-recorded their original self-titled debut, featuring the songs from the original album as well as two bonus tracks, "Love on the Line" from the "Love on the Line" EP (never before released on CD), as well as a new guitar solo/song, "Re:Animate" by Rex Carroll. Both bonus cuts are new ...

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Former ENTOMBED Guitarist Explains Departure

On September 8, Sweden's ENTOMBED announced the departure of original guitarist and songwriter Uffe Cederlund. "The last couple of years weren't much fun," says Cederlund in an exclusive interview in the November issue of the Swedish magazine Close-Up. "It feels like we wanted different things in the band, that we have different opinions and values ...

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WORLD BELOW Part Ways With Frontman, Cancel Tour

WORLD BELOW, the Swedish band featuring CARNAL FORGE/CENTINEX guitarist Jonas Kjellgren and CENTINEX drummer Ronnie Bergerståhl, have parted ways with bassist/vocalist Mikael Danielsson (ex-SIDEBURNERS). As a result, the group's previously announced tour with ISOLE has been cancelled. Commented Kjellgren: "Sad but true — Mikael Danielsson has left the band today. Why? I don't really know, ...

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SEVENDUST To Perform On 'The Mancow Show'

SEVENDUST will be making two national radio appearances on Monday, October 24. That morning they'll appear live on "The Mancow Show" from the program's Chicago studio starting at 9:00 a.m. CT. They'll be performing three songs from their latest effort, "Next", and answering questions from host Mancow. Fans should check www.mancow.com for station ...

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SEVENDUST Enter BILLBOARD Chart At No. 20

SEVENDUST sold a little more than 41,000 copies of their fifth album, "Next", in the United States (according to Nielsen SoundScan) in its first week of release to debut at No. 20 on next week's The Billboard 200 chart. The group's previous outing, "Seasons", registered a first-week tally of nearly 68,000 back in October 2003 ...

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Exclusive FEAR FACTORY Track To Appear On 'Rainbow Six' Soundtrack

Calvin Records has set a November 15 release date for the "Rainbow Six: Lockdown Soundtrack", featuring contributions from FEAR FACTORY, TRIVIUM, CHIMAIRA, SOILWORK and STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, among others. Produced by FEAR FACTORY drummer Raymond Herrera and partner Laddie Ervin (3Volution Productions), the soundtrack includes some of the bands' biggest hits, like SOILWORK's "Stabbing the ...

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KING'S X: More U.S. Tour Dates Announced

Riding high off the success of their latest album "Ogre Tones", which was released September 27 via InsideOut Music, KING'S X has announced a fall tour which kicks off October 19 in Birmingham, AL. "Ogre Tones", which is the band's first release under their new deal with InsideOut, was produced by Michael Wagener (METALLICA, ALICE ...

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