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CROWBAR: New MP3 To Be Available Online This Weekend

Candlelight Records has announced the worldwide premiere of "Dead Sun" from CROWBAR's soon-to-be-released new album, "Lifesblood for the Downtrodden". Candlelight will premiere the song, also the album's lead video, beginning at 9:00 a.m. EST on Saturday, January 22. Bring your browser to the label's recently launched U.S. site at this location to download ...

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IRON MAIDEN: '2 Minutes to Midnight' Promo Single Sold For $4,000

Following last week's sale of IRON MAIDEN's famous "Twilight Zone" brown vinyl misprint, another highly sought-after item for collectors was sold for yet another record price. The IRON MAIDEN "2 Minutes to Midnight" Japanese 7" promo is considered by some the ultimate collector item to possess and maybe the rarest one. It has been sold ...

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Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Singer Guests On Japanese Concept Album

Vocalist Mark Boals' (RING OF FIRE, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) official web site has been updated with the following message: "Mark sang a song for Japanese musician/songwriter/producer Tomio Terada's new album. On Mr. Terada's upcoming album 'Flight of the Soul', Mark sang the song 'Tempestus Rex'. The music and concept of this album was written by Terada ...

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CROWBAR's WINDSTEIN Auctioning Custom Guitar

CROWBAR guitarist/vocalist Kirk Windstein is auctioning a Les Paul custom guitar on eBay. "I just struck a deal with ESP and I'll be using them primarily," he writes on the group's web site. "I used this guitar for the drop B songs ('Bury Me In Smoke' and 'Eyes Of The South') on most ...

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DISTURBED Frontman Talks About DIMEBAG MEMORIAL FUND Benefit Concert

RollingStone.com is reporting that DISTURBED frontman David Draiman took a break from recording the band's third album to organize a benefit for the Dimebag Darrell Memorial Fund on February 23 at Chicago's Aragon Ballroom. The fund was established to cover medical and bereavement expenses for three victims of the Columbus, Ohio, nightclub shooting on December ...

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CROWBAR To Support HATEBREED In U.K.

New Orleans-based sludge-meisters CROWBAR will be supporting HATEBREED on a U.K. tour beginning in early March. Confirmed dates are as follows: Mar. 05 - Leeds, UK @ Cockpit Mar. 06 - Sheffield, UK @ Corporation Mar. 07 - Glasgow, UK @ Garage Mar. 08 - Newcastle, UK @ Northumbria Uni Mar. 09 - Manchester, UK ...

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SYMATIC Add Second Guitarist

SYMATIC, the Worcester, Massachusetts-based group featuring GEEZER vocalist Clark Brown, have announced the addition of second guitarist Paul "Chief" Reynolds (IF, GOD STANDS STILL) to the group's ranks. "Chief has been a great addition to the band and will allow Clark to do what he does best, rip the vocals," the band write on their ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH: Remembering DIMEBAG DARRELL

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach has issued the following statement in memory of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott: "My relationship to this sick series of events goes way back, some 18 years. I joined a band from Detroit called MADAM X back in 1986 and the very first place I ever played on the ...

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Ex-OZZY OSBOURNE/BADLANDS Guitarist JAKE E. LEE: New Album Details Revealed

More details have been revealed about the upcoming "covers" album currently being recorded by former OZZY OSBOURNE/BADLANDS guitarist Jake E. Lee. The CD, which is being engineered by Michael Lardie (formerly of GREAT WHITE), will feature the following lineup of musicians: Jake E. Lee (OZZY OSBOURNE, BADLANDS): guitars Chris Logan (MSG): Vocals Tim Bogert (VANILLA ...

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Former WHITESNAKE Guitarist Completes Work On Solo Album

Former WHITESNAKE/current M3 guitarist Bernie Marsden has posted the following message on his official web site: "The new album is finished, the working title of 'Stacks' seems to have become the finished title. I'll explain: "I wanted to record some of the songs of people that really influenced me. Many of these recordings were on ...

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BLACK SABBATH Bassist To Release New Solo Album In April

BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler is scheduled to release the follow-up to his 1997 solo CD, "Black Science" (issued under the GEEZER banner), tentatively titled "Ohmwork", on April 19, 2005 via Sanctuary Records. Joining Butler on the album will once again be vocalist Clark Brown, whose previous credits include of LD/50 (featuring former TESTAMENT/FORBIDDEN guitarist ...

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Former OZZY Drummer BRIAN TICHY: 'DIMEBAG Was A Genuine Badass'

Former OZZY OSBOURNE/PRIDE & GLORY drummer Brian Tichy has issued the following statement in memory of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott: "To Vinnie, DAMAGEPLAN, PANTERA and all of Dime's friends and family.... I am so shocked by this. I feel so sorry for Vinnie and all of Dime's friends. Without a doubt, Dime was one ...

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CROWBAR: New Album Artwork Posted Online

The cover art for CROWBAR's new album, "Lifesblood for the Downtrodden", has been posted online at Nodferatu's Lair. The follow-up to 2001's "Sonic Excess In Its Purest Form", "Lifesblood for the Downtrodden" is scheduled for release on February 8 through Candlelight Records. "Lifesblood For The Downtrodden" was produced by the working team of ...

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SHADOWS FALL Drummer Reports From DIMEBAG's Funeral

SHADOWS FALL drummer Jason Bittner has issued the following report from the funeral services and public memorial for slain DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, which were held on Tuesday (Dec. 14) in Arlington, Texas: "I have just gotten to my computer today after returning home from Dimebag Darrell Abbott's funeral and I wanted to share ...

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Former ANTHRAX Guitarist Remembers DIMEBAG DARRELL

Former ANTHRAX/SEBASTIAN BACH guitarist Paul Crook attended the public memorial service for slain DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott on Tuesday night (Dec. 14) in Arlington, Texas. Regarding the service, Crook said, "[Tuesday] night was both incredibly sad and beautiful. I didn't know whether to laugh or cry at times. Zakk [Wylde] and Edward [Van Halen] ...

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WEDNESDAY 13: Solo Album Mastered, E-Card Available

MURDERDOLLS frontman Wednesday 13 has issued the following update on his recent activities: "I just got back from NY visiting the fine people at Roadrunner Records to discuss the album and plans for the future. Everything is looking great and everyone seems to be on the same page as how to market and promote this ...

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TED NUGENT, ZZ TOP To Jam At Presidential Inaugural Ball

According to Launch Radio Networks, Ted Nugent is coming to town in January for the presidential inauguration. The Motor City Madman, now a resident of Crawford, Texas — where re-elected President George W. Bush also has a ranch — will perform along with ZZ TOP at the Texas State Society Black Tie & Boots Ball ...

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Update: PHILIP ANSELMO Barred From DIMEBAG's Funeral; JERRY CANTRELL Performs Acoustically

BLABBERMOUTH.NET has confirmed that former PANTERA singer Philip Anselmo did NOT attend the the funeral of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott — apparently because he was told that he was "not welcome" at any of the events honoring the late musician who was slain last week at a nightclub in Columbus, Ohio. Anselmo's former PANTERA/DOWN ...

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HATE ETERNAL Guitarist: 'DIMEBAG's Spirit Will Carry On Forever'

HATE ETERNAL/ex-MORBID ANGEL guitarist Erik Rutan has issued the following statement in memory of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott: "I have thought so long and hard on what I could possibly say that has not already been said about the tragic death of Dimebag Darrell Abbott but I felt compelled to make a statement with ...

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