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Former LED ZEPPELIN Frontman Launches Attack On British Pop Star

Former LED ZEPPELIN frontman Robert Plant has launched an outspoken attack on British pop star Robbie Williams (ex-TAKE THAT), branding him a "jerk" who will never crack the lucrative American market. Speaking at the launch of a new college record label in Kidderminster, near where he lives, Plant said Williams "can't sing". Robert hoped the ...

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METALLICA Frontman Records Track For WAYLON JENNINGS Tribute

METALLICA frontman James Hetfield has recently completed work on a contribution for the forthcoming Waylon Jennings tribute album, to be released in February of 2003 by RCA Records. The track he chose, titled "Don't You Think This Outlaw Bit's Done Got Out of Hand", comes from Jennings' September 1978 release, I've Always Been Crazy. The ...

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MANNHAI Revise Track Listing For 'Evil Under the Sun'

Finnish "stoner rockers" MANNHAI, featuring former AMORPHIS bassist Oppu Laine and ex-XYSMA frontman Joanitor Muurinen, have revised the track listing for their new album, Evil Under the Sun, due on November 18th through Spinefarm Records. The revised track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. Laugh Like Insane 02. Sweat Of Love 03. Between ...

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INME To Film Video, Perform On BBC RADIO 1

INME, widely hailed as one of the most exciting of the current crop of UK rock bands, will be traveling to Toronto, Canada to film the video for their forthcoming single, "Crushed Like Fruit", due on January 6th through Music For Nations Records. The band have also been confirmed to perform three tracks live-to-air on ...

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DEFTONES Courted By Management Companies Prior To Release Of New CD

Nearly every major artist management company has made the flight to Sacramento to meet with the DEFTONES about representing the group following their split with longtime manager Warren Entner last month, according to Hits Daily Double. That is, everyone with the exception of a "very busy" Cliff Burnstein and Peter Mensch of Q Prime (METALLICA, ...

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DROWNING POOL Decide To Carry On, Will Search For New Singer

The surviving members of DROWNING POOL have decided to carry on with the group following the death of frontman Dave Williams and are looking towards making new music and hiring a new singer. Guitarist C.J. Pierce told Launch that the Texas-based group "just started jamming again a week ago, writing new songs. We're gonna try ...

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UPDATE: DROWNING POOL Frontman Died From Heart Disease

DROWNING POOL frontman Dave Williams died of cardiomyopathy, a disorder affecting the heart muscle resulting in inadequate heart pumping, according to a spokesperson for the Medical Examiner's Office for the Northern District of Virginia. The disorder can be caused by several factors, including viral infections, heart attacks, alcoholism, and severe hypertension, among others. On August ...

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DROWNING POOL Singer Died Of Natural Causes

DROWNING POOL frontman Dave Williams' death was due to natural causes and was not drug or alcohol related, as had been widely speculated. On August 14th, the 30-year-old frontman was found dead in a bunk on his tour bus. The band was in Manassas, Virginia, on its way to the next day's Ozzfest show in ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Named Greatest Hell-Raiser Ever In Internet Poll

OZZY OSBOURNE was named the greatest rock hell-raiser ever by nearly a third of those polled by Internet firm blueyonder. Osbourne took 31% of the votes, while ROLLING STONES frontman Mick Jagger managed 17%. The late Sid Vicious of the SEX PISTOLS, came in third while Robbie Williams placed fourth. Chad Raube of Telewest Broadband ...

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LEADFOOT To Release 'We Drink For Free' In October

North Carolina's LEADFOOT, who feature in their ranks former C.O.C. vocalist Karl Agell and bassist Phil Swisher, will release their third full-length album, entitled We Drink For Free, on October 7th through Lunasound Recordings. The CD was recorded earlier in the year with the help of Grammy Award-nominated engineer Mark Williams. ...

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DROWNING POOL Death Photo A Hoax: Former Tour Manager

A former tour manager for DROWNING POOL has dismissed as a hoax a recently-circulated photo purported to have been taken of late DP frontman Dave Williams' lifeless corpse in a body bag shortly after he was found dead on the band's tour bus on August 14th. Writing on DROWING POOL's official message board under the ...

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PITCHSHIFTER Collaborate With 2000AD On T-Shirt Design

PITCHSHIFTER have been working in collaboration with 2000AD artist Cliff Robinson to produce a special PITCHSHIFTER/Judge Dredd T-shirt design. The shirt features a futuristic toddler listening to the PSI album, sporting a PITCHSHIFTER T-shirt and giving Dredd a hard time. Commented bassist Mark Clayden: "Well what can you say? This is a great collaboration. We're ...

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JACOBS DREAM Continue Search For Lead Vocalist

Columbus Ohio's JACOBS DREAM are continuing their vocalist search following the departure of David Taylor. Commented guitarist John Berry: "We are scheduling a date at a studio to work on some tracks with a vocalist. He is quite good. A classical tenor voice. A good songwriter and studio engineer as well. When we get done ...

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MANNHAI Complete Work On 'Evil Under the Sun'

Finnish "stoner rockers" MANNHAI, featuring former AMORPHIS bassist Oppu Laine and ex-XYSMA frontman Joanitor Muurinen, have completed work on the follow-up to last year's The Sons Of Yesterday's Black Grouse CD, entitled Evil Under the Sun, for a November release through Spinefarm Records. Evil Under the Sun was recorded at Gothenburg, Sweden's Studio Mega and ...

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INFERNAL COMBUSTION #26 Launched

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The newest issue of the more-or-less monthly metal parody webzine Infernal Combustion is online now at www.infernalcombustion.com. This issue may be the most controversial yet -- the hate mail has begun. Everything from MESHUGGAH's packaging to Jason Newsted's clout to Vince Neil's unpaid bar tab to Dave Williams' "friends" to ...

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SOILENT GREEN Drummer Joins JONES'S LOUNGE

New Orleans-based JONES'S LOUNGE, featuring Kyle Thomas (EXHORDER, FLOODGATE), Dax Thieler (GREEN LEAF CULT), and Jason Portera (PITS VS. PREPS), have begun rehearsing with SOILENT GREEN drummer Tommy Buckley. However, "this is not an indication that Tommy is leaving SOILENT GREEN," stated Thomas. "It's merely a situation that presented itself. Tommy and I have been ...

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DAVE WILLIAMS' Public Funeral Service: An Eyewitness Account

Fans got a chance to pay their respects to Dave Williams, singer for DROWNING POOL, at a public funeral service yesterday (Sunday, August 18th) at the Plano Center in Plano, Texas. A smaller, more private viewing was also held for friends and family on Saturday evening from 6-9 PM Central Time. According to one of ...

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ENDO's ZELICK Pays Tribute To Fallen DROWNING POOL Frontman

Zelick, bassist for Miami, Florida's ENDO, has posted the following message in memory of late DROWNING POOL frontman Dave Williams, who was found dead last Wednesday: "Our deepest condolences go out to our brothers in DROWNING POOL and all of their friends and families. We have had the pleasure of sharing the stage with DP ...

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DROWNING POOL Bus Auction "Hoax" Pulled From EBay

The tour bus in which DROWNING POOL frontman Dave Williams was found dead Wednesday afternoon was never for sale despite the fact that someone claiming to own the bus was attempting to sell it online through auction site eBay on Thursday, August 15th for $650,000, according to the tour bus company, Ziggy Coaches, ...

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DAVE WILLIAMS Autopsy "Inconclusive"

An autopsy conducted Thursday morning on the body of deceased DROWNING POOL frontman Dave Williams proved inconclusive, according to a Prince William County police spokesperson. A cause of death is expected to be determined from toxicology tests, which generally take four to six weeks. A public service will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday ...

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PURE SWEET HELL Land On MTV2

PURE SWEET HELL, the side project of NEVERMORE drummer Van Williams, have apparently made it to MTV2. Here's the band's official press release on the matter: "Iann Robinson, the lone Metal Crusader who does MTV News (you know the dude with the tattoos, sporting the mohawk), at the end of one of his news broadcasts ...

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