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TOOL Admit To April Fool's Prank, Continue Writing New Album

TOOL's official web site, ToolBand.com, has been updated with the following message: "Good news, April Fool's fans. The writing and recording is back under way. When approached for comment on his recent encounter with the Son of God, Maynard said, 'That guy's a punk!' "As it turns out, Maynard was out 'location scouting' near the ...

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FOZZY Frontman Schedules CD-Signing Session In Australia

FOZZY frontman Chris Jericho (of WWE wrestling fame) will be conducting a CD-signing session at Utopia Records in George St Sydney, Australia on Saturday, April 9. This will take place at 1:00 p.m. prior to the WWE event in Sydney. FOZZY's third album, "All That Remains", was released in January via SPV Records. A video ...

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DARK NEW DAY: More Tour Dates With CHEVELLE Announced

DARK NEW DAY, the new "supergroup" featuring Clint Lowery (ex-SEVENDUST) on guitar, Brett Hestla (ex-CREED, VIRGOS MERLOT) on vocals, Will Hunt (ex-SKRAPE, TOMMY LEE) on drums, Clint's brother Corey Lowery (ex-STEREOMUD, STUCK MOJO) on bass, and Troy McLawhorn (ex-DOUBLE DRIVE) on guitar, have announced several more stops on their upcoming tour with CHEVELLE. Confirmed dates ...

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DARK NEW DAY: New Audio Samples Posted Online

DARK NEW DAY, the new "supergroup" featuring Clint Lowery (ex-SEVENDUST) on guitar, Brett Hestla (ex-CREED, VIRGOS MERLOT) on vocals, Will Hunt (ex-SKRAPE, TOMMY LEE) on drums, Clint's brother Corey Lowery (ex-STEREOMUD, STUCK MOJO) on bass, and Troy McLawhorn (ex-DOUBLE DRIVE) on guitar, have made available audio streams of three songs from their upcoming debut album, ...

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'Tage Mahal - JON OLIVA'S PAIN

Ah, the Mountain King himself, JON OLIVA, metal's own Brian Wilson. We never know what his status is, we empathize with his losses (brother and bandmate Criss was killed by a drunk driver a decade ago), we worry about his health, and when his voice cracks, or he takes years to release a proper metal ...

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GOREFEST And SIRENIA Confirmed For Belgium's GRASPOP METAL MEETING

GOREFEST and SIRENIA have been confirmed for this year's Graspop Metal Meeting festival, set to take place June 24-26 in Dessel, Belgium. The billing for the 10th-anniversary edition of the the Graspop Metal Meeting is shaping up as follows: Friday, June 24: SYSTEM OF A DOWN WITHIN TEMPTATION PAPA ROACH HELMET ALTER BRIDGE KREATOR CHIMAIRA ...

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REB BEACH Offers Update On Project Featuring KING'S X Frontman

WHITESNAKE/WINGER guitarist Reb Beach has posted a lengthy update at his official web site regarding his collabroative project with KING'S X frontman Doug Pinnick. Read on: "The producer pulled out because of other obligations and the label suggested Kip to produce, and I, of course, was thrilled! Kip [Winger] agreed to do it and I ...

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DARK NEW DAY To Open For CHEVELLE In April

DARK NEW DAY, the new "supergroup" featuring Clint Lowery (ex-SEVENDUST) on guitar, Brett Hestla (ex-CREED, VIRGOS MERLOT) on vocals, Will Hunt (ex-SKRAPE, TOMMY LEE) on drums, Clint's brother Corey Lowery (ex-STEREOMUD, STUCK MOJO) on bass, and Troy McLawhorn (ex-DOUBLE DRIVE) on guitar, have been tapped to open for CHEVELLE beginning in early April. As previously ...

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POWDERBURN Named 'Best Metal Band' At AUSTIN MUSIC AWARDS

Heavy metal outfit POWDERBURN were recognized as the top metal artist at the 2005 Austin Music Awards (AMAs) last week. The AMAs is an annual awards ceremony held during the city's SXSW Music Festival. Awards go to artists of various genres who receive the most votes per The Austin Chronicle, the city's leading entertainment magazine ...

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FOZZY To Open For MOTÖRHEAD In L.A.

FOZZY, the band featuring vocalist Chris Jericho (of WWE wrestling fame) and members of STUCK MOJO, have been confirmed to open for MOTÖRHEAD at their 30th anniversary show on Friday, April 1 at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles, California. CORROSION OF CONFORMITY and ZEKE will also be on the bill. FOZZY's third album, "All ...

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DARK NEW DAY: First Single 'Brother' To Go For Radio Adds Mid-April

DARK NEW DAY, the new "supergroup" featuring Clint Lowery (ex-SEVENDUST) on guitar, Brett Hestla (ex-CREED, VIRGOS MERLOT) on vocals, Will Hunt (ex-SKRAPE, TOMMY LEE) on drums, Clint's brother Corey Lowery (ex-STEREOMUD, STUCK MOJO) on bass, and Troy McLawhorn (ex-DOUBLE DRIVE) on guitar, have selected "Brother" as the first single off their debut album, "Twelve Year ...

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AXIS OF JUSTICE Celebrates Farmworkers' Victory

AUDIOSLAVE's Tom Morello and SYSTEM OF A DOWN's Serj Tankian are proud to join in the celebration of the decisive victory that the farmworkers of Immokalee, Florida (the Coalition of Immokalee WorkersCIW) have just claimed. For more than four years, the CIW has been embroiled in a boycott of Taco Bell, the major ...

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NIGHTWISH Are Tops With Germany's ROCKANTENNE Listeners

Finland's NIGHTWISH recently added two more awards to their already impressive collection: The listeners of Rockantenne, the biggest rock and metal radio station in Southern Germany, named the group's "Once" CD and "Nemo" single the "Best Album" and "Best Song" of 2004, respectively. Other nominated artists included VELVET REVOLVER, ALTER BRIDGE, U2, and EUROPE. As ...

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FOZZY Frontman's XM SATELLITE Show To Debut This Weekend

FOZZY singer/WWE wrestling superstar Chris Jericho's XM Satellite Radio show is scheduled to debut on Channel 41, Da Boneyard, on Sunday, March 6 at 8 p.m. EST. "The Rock of Jericho" will be a weekly show that provides Chris the forum to play whatever he wants and showcase his "huge and sometimes ridiculous" knowledge of ...

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STATIC-X Guitarist Is Believed To Have Met Teenage Victim Via Online Singles Community

STATIC-X guitarist Tripp Eisen (real name Tod Rex Salvador) is believed to have met the 14-year-old Sayreville, New Jersey girl he is accused of sexually assaulting in January on the web site FetischMusic.com (via their "Find-a-Freek" online singles community), where he used the screen name "groverygodadat" under the heading "never married male looking for female." ...

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All That Remains - FOZZY

I've got to be honest here. I've never paid a whole hell of a lot of attention to FOZZY, including the outrageous (though quite comical) stolen-tune spoof, the cover songs, and the whole wrestling connection with Chris Jericho. Although I slowly started to pay more attention when word got out that "All that Remains" is ...

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Former MUSHROOMHEAD Singer Explains His Departure

Former MUSHROOMHEAD frontman J. Mann (a.k.a. Jason Popson) recently spoke to DomainCleveland.com about his departure from the group, about his Fractured Transmitter record label and his other projects. Several excerpts from the interview follow: DomainCleveland.com: I'll just cut right to the chase, First and foremost, many MUSHROOMHEAD fans have been asking, Why, J. ...

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