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MORGION Split Up

Californian death-doomsters MORGION have officially split up, according to a statement released by the group's record label, Dark Symphonies. The message reads as follows: "After a five-year hiatus, a successful tour of Europe in 2003 with the Doomination Tour, and their most successful and critically acclaimed release with 'Cloaked By Ages, Crowned In Earth' (Dark ...

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Brother Of Ex-VAN HALEN/EXTREME Frontman Releases New Solo CD

Boston-based singer/songwriter Greg Cherone — brother of former VAN HALEN/EXTREME frontman Gary Cherone — has just released an independent, self-titled five-song CD featuring material that he describes as "edgy, classic rock." According to Greg, Gary was heavily involved in the production and sang vocal harmonies on the CD, which also features the Cherones' kid brother, ...

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'Be Cool' Flick Starring AEROSMITH Singer Coming To Theaters In March

AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler plays himself in "Be Cool", the hotly anticipated sequel to "Get Shorty", directed by F. Gary Gray. The flick features Uma Thurman and John Travolta, along with Christina Milian, Cedric the Entertainer, Harvey Keitel, Danny DeVito, Vince Vaughn, and Andre Benjamin (better known as OUTKAST's Andre 3000). Fans at the AEROSMITH ...

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RESURGE Seek Vocalist

RESURGE, the new band featuring guitarist Dave Urban (ex-25 TA LIFE, FACTION ZERO) and drummer Bryan Essing (ex-BLITZSPEER), have reportedly lost their singer due to "illness" and are currently seeking a replacement. If you are a frontman "with energy and a strong voice," contact the group at [email protected] If anyone has contact with Matt Holt ...

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MEGADETH To Play ESP's 30th Anniversary Party

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has posted the following message in the "Forums" section of the band's official web site "Over the last few weeks I have had the privilege to talk with a few friends, Jamey from HATEBREED, Scott from ANTHRAX, Gary from EXODUS, Brian from DIAMOND HEAD, and Phil from SUPERJOINT RITUAL. We all ...

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Have A Slice Of Pizza For DIMEBAG DARRELL

Bud Kennedy of the Star-Telegram reports that the original New York-style pizza restaurant around Dallas is Charlie's, serving the best of Long Island since 1982 off Loop 820. Now an Arlington man who grew up on Charlie's pizza is gone too soon. Charlie's was a 1980s hangout for the young heavy-metal rockers of ...

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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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EXODUS Guitarist Says Touring With MEGADETH Was 'Awesome'

EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt has posted the following message on the group's official web site regarding their recently completed tour with MEGADETH: "Well, it's been a grind, with the Brazil trip directly preceeding this tour and all, but I must say what a pleasure this tour has been. My hat is off to Dave [Mustaine], ...

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SHADOW GALLERY Sign With INSIDEOUT MUSIC

Progressive power metallers SHADOW GALLERY have inked a deal with InsideOut Music. The group are currently recording their fifth album, tentatively titled "Room Five", for an early 2005 release. The follow-up to 2001's "Legacy" will be a concept album and will be a continuation of the "Tyranny" story, according to a posting on the InsideOut ...

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STATETROOPER: Live Videos Posted Online

STATETROOPER, the reunited British hard rock outfit fronted by former MSG (MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP) singer Gary Barden, have posted live videos of the tracks "Casablanca" and "I'm Alive" at their official web site. The songs, which were recorded on May 15, 2004 at The Underworld in Camden Town, London, can be downloaded at

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ENTOMBED, CROWBAR, PRO-PAIN, THE MIGHTY NIMBUS To Team Up For U.S. Tour

Candlelight Records, in cooperation with Metal Maniacs and Revolver magazines, has announced its first label tour for the United States. Set to kick off February 7 at B.B. King's in New York, the tour will feature Stockholm's ENTOMBED, New Orleans' CROWBAR with Florida-based PRO-PAIN and Minnesota's THE MIGHTY NIMBUS. ENTOMBED, earlier this year seeing the ...

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Ex-WAYSTED Guitarist Explains His Recording Approach

Ex-WAYSTED guitarist Paul Chapman has fired back at his former bandmates over their claim that Chapman's slow way of working in the studio would have prevented the group's new album, "Back From the Dead", from ever coming out. Writing to his official web site, Chapman said, "After reading [new WAYSTED guitarist] Chris George's [

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STATETROOPER: U.K. Tour Dates Announced

STATETROOPER, the reunited British hard rock outfit fronted by former MSG (MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP) singer Gary Barden, will embark on their first tour in 18 years during January. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Jan. 15 – The Queens Tap – Swindon, UK * Jan. 21 – The Cartoon - Croydon, South London, UK ...

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ALSTON To Release Debut Album In February

ALSTON, the New York-based band featuring former PRIMER 55 bassist Kobie Jackson (on guitar and vocals), guitarist/vocalist Ron Paige, bassist Alex Cando, and drummer Woody Wurzburg, will release their debut album, "Voodoo For Fun And Profit", on February 1, 2005 via Repossession Records. The album contains eleven songs, including "Recon Seed", "Anna", "Rock Star", "Ordinary", ...

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EXTREME To Reunite For Japanese Tour

According to MelodicRock.com, EXTREME will reunite for a series of Japanese shows in January. The line-up of Gary Cherone (vocals, ex-VAN HALEN), Nuno Bettencourt (guitar), Paul Geary (drums) and new bassist Carl Restivo will head to Japan for the following dates: Jan. 12 Tokyo Shibuya-AX 7:00pm Jan. 13 Tokyo Shibuya-AX 7:00pm Jan. 14 ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE: Box Set Track Listing Revealed

The complete track listing has been revealed for the upcoming OZZY OSBOURNE box set, which has apparently been re-titled "The Prince of Darkness", according to IGN.com. The 52-song set, due on February 8, chronicles Ozzy's career via his biggest hits and most memorable collaborations, but the clincher is that the fourth disc of ...

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