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Former EXHORDER Frontman: We 'Lost An Innovator, A Warrior, And A Metal God'

Vocalist Kyle Thomas of the much-missed New Orleans metallers EXHORDER, cited by many as the originators of the riff-heavy power-groove approach popularized by PANTERA, has issued the following statement in memory of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott: "I was awakened at about 7:30 a.m. the morning after Darrell Abbott was murdered by a phone call ...

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ROB ZOMBIE: 'No One Can Replace A Giant Talent Like DARRELL'

ROB ZOMBIE has issued the following statement regarding the death of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist Dimebag Darrell: "I don't know exactly what to write concerning the death of Darrell. This is beyond shocking and horrible. I still can't believe it is true. I got the call from my manager Andy Gould, who, along with Walter O'Brien, used ...

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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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DON DOKKEN Says GEORGE LYNCH Is His Own Worst Enemy

DOKKEN mainman Don Dokken recently spoke to KNAC.com's Jeff Kirby about his reputation for being "difficult" and ex-DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch, among other topics. A couple of excerpts from the interview follow: KNAC.com: There was a report that DOKKEN was slated to do a show at the Anaheim House of Blues, but that ...

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MACHINE HEAD's ROBERT FLYNN Gets Dissed By SLAYER's KERRY KING

MACHINE HEAD frontman Robert Flynn has posted another installement in his online "diary" at the group's official web site. An excerpt from the entry follows: "Played in Paris with SLIPKNOT and SLAYER. MASTODON opened the show, which was really cool. Hung with them for a while, really nice guys, drinking absurd amounts of booze together, ...

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Former MÖTLEY CRÜE Singer Completes Work On Autobiography

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE singer John Corabi's authorized autobiography is finished, and is reportedly being bid over by several publishers. Expect a summer 2005 release date. In April 2005, co-author Jake Brown will begin work with HANOI ROCKS members Michael Monroe and Andy McCoy on the band's authorized autobiography. In other rock biography news, the Brown-authored ...

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LAST CRACK Set Release Date For Double Live Album

Reunited Midwest hard rockers LAST CRACK have set "Burning Funkhouse Live" as the title of their upcoming double live album, slated to be released digitally on December 15, 2004 on Rökker Records' download site and on CD on January 15, 2005. "Burning Funkhouse Live" documents LAST CRACK's reunion concert on November 15, 2002 ...

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M3: German Tour Dates Announced

M3, the "classic WHITESNAKE" tribute band featuring Bernie Marsden (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Micky Moody (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Neil Murray (ex-WHITESNAKE, BLACK SABBATH), Jimmy Copley (drums, ex-PAUL RODGERS, GILLAN, BECK), Mark Stanway (keyboards, ex-MAGNUM) and Stefan Berggren (vocals, SNAKES IN PARADISE, COMPANY OF SNAKES, RAZORBACK), have lined up the following dates in early 2005: Jan. 26 - The ...

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ROSEWATER: Former Members Of MASI And YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Join Forces

Vocalist Kyle Michaels (MASI, ANIMAL, BIRD OF PREY, RAVAGE) has teamed up with guitarist Rex Carroll (FIERCE HEART, WHITECROSS, KING JAMES) and drummer Mike Terrana (BEAU NASTY, HANOVER FIST, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, AXEL RUDI PELL, METALIUM, RAGE) in a brand new band called ROSEWATER. Michaels was most recently involved with the DAVID SHANKLE GROUP, the new ...

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SINGLE BULLET THEORY Added To AMORPHIS' North American Tour

Philadelphia's technical metal newcomers SINGLE BULLET THEORY have been added to the U.S. tour featuring veteran Finnish metal band AMORPHIS, BEYOND THE EMBRACE and INTO ETERNITY. SINGLE BULLET THEORY will be touring in support of their brand new disc, "Behind Eyes of Hatred", recently released by Crash Music Inc. The record was produced by James ...

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DIMEBAG DARRELL Says PHILIP ANSELMO And REX BROWN Took PANTERA For Granted

DAMAGEPLAN guitarist Dimebag Darrell (ex-PANTERA) recently spoke to SMNnews.com about the group's upcoming second album, the possibility of a PANTERA reunion and Dimebag's plans to record a guitar album with Zakk Wylde (OZZY OSBOURNE, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) and Kerry King (SLAYER). Several excerpts from the interview follow: On the upcoming DAMAGEPLAN album: Dimebag ...

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CODESEVEN To Tour With A STATIC LULLABY, HOPESFALL

North Carolina's CODESEVEN will be embarking on a nationwide this fall alongside A STATIC LULLABY and HOPESFALL. The group will be supporting their latest album, "Dancing Echoes/Dead Sounds", which was produced by Michael Birnbaum (COHEED & CAMBRIA, STRAYLIGHT RUN). A video for "All The Best Dreams" was directed by Dale Resteghini (FEAR FACTORY, GOD FORBID, ...

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DOKKEN: Tour Dates Announced

DOKKEN have lined up the following dates during November/December: Nov. 13 - Monterrey, MEX @ Auditorio Coca-Cola * Dec. 03 - Fort Collins, CO @ Aggie Theatre Dec. 04 - Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre Dec. 06 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Velvet Room Dec. 07 - Boise, ID @ Big Easy Dec. ...

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DEF LEPPARD: 'Best Of' Enters U.K. Album Chart At No. 6

DEF LEPPARD's "Best of", a European-only compliation album of featuring the band's greatest hits plus one new song (a cover of THE KINKS' "Waterloo Sunset") has entered the U.K. album chart at No. 6 for week ending October 31, 2004. In other news, LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen recently spoke to Malaysia's The Star Online about ...

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WHITESNAKE Perform In Dublin: Photos Available

WHITESNAKE performed live in concert at the Olympia Theatre in Dublin, Ireland on Wednesday (Oct. 27). Check out pictures from Rex Features. As previously reported, WHITESNAKE's Oct. 20 concert at the Hammersmith Apollo in London, England was filmed for an upcoming DVD, tentatively due next year. No further information is currently available. WHITESNAKE ...

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BLACK SABBATH Bassist Hard At Work On New Solo Album

Vocalist Clark Brown is currently in the studio with BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler recording the follow-up to Butler's 1997 solo release, "Black Science" (issued under the GEEZER banner), tentatively titled "Ohmwork". A 2005 release is expected. In the meantime, Clark can be heard on several new tracks from his metal/hardcore band SYMATIC, based out ...

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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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CROWBAR: In Mixing Mode

New Orleans sludge-meisters CROWBAR are currently mixing their new album, "Life's Blood For The Downtrodden", in Miami, FL for a February 8, 2005 Stateside release through Candlelight Records. "Life's Blood For The Downtrodden" was produced by the working team of Warren Riker (DOWN) and Rex Brown (PANTERA, DOWN). Brown also handled the bass duties on ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE: Boxed Set Details Revealed

Ozzy Osbourne has recorded covers of ROLLING STONES' "Sympathy for the Devil", BEATLES' "In My Life", KING CRIMSON's "21st Century Schizoid Man" and ARTHUR BROWN's "Fire" for an upcoming covers CD, one of four to be featured in a boxed set due next February, Osbourne told Reuters in an interview at his Beverly ...

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DEF LEPPARD Bassist Ties The Knot

Sheffield Today is reporting that two members of multi-million-selling Sheffield band DEF LEPPARD have gotten hitched in a matter of weeks. Bass player Rick Savage was the latest to get married — the bells having barely stopped ringing after band frontman Joe Elliott married his girlfriend Kristine at a star-studded bash in a ...

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