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JUDAS PRIEST Targeted By PETA Over "Hell Bent For Leather"

JUDAS PRIEST have become the latest targets of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), according to EntertainmentIdaho.com. PETA fired off a letter to band members last week, asking that they change their 1978 album Hell Bent for Leather to Hell Bent for Pleather. "Actually, I'm a big JUDAS PRIEST fan," spokeswoman Lisa Franzetta ...

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EVERGREY: New Producer Needed!

Swedish "progressive power metal" band EVERGREY have been forced to look for a new producer to man the knobs during the recording sessions for their upcoming fourth full-length album after US immigration-related issues prevented original choice, British-born Neil Kernon (i.e. CANNIBAL CORPSE, NEVERMORE, QUEENSRŸCHE), from travelling abroad at this time. Here is Kernon's official statement ...

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KONKHRA To Remix New Album

Danish extreme metallers KONKHRA have posted the following update via the group's official web site at www.konkhra.com: "OK, we did mix the [new] record but we are going to run it by again. There are a couple of leads that turned out a little low, and we want to make sure that everything ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Speak Out On New Album, Dysfunctional Relationships

QUEENSRŸCHE drummer Scott Rockenfield has been busy working on the group's forthcoming studio CD with bandmates Michael Wilton (guitar) and Eddie Jackson (bass) and "everything is going very well," according to a posting from Rockenfield on his official web site. "Michael, Eddie and myself have been working extremely hard, and things are sounding great!!!! [Vocalist] ...

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WATCHTOWER Guitarist In Finishing Stages Of New SPASTIC INK CD, Joins Texas Cover Band

WATCHTOWER/SPASTIC INK guitarist/composer Ron Jarzombek has finally found a drummer to lay down the tracks for the last remaining tune, "A Chaotic Realization of Nothing Yet Misunderstood", for the long-awaited SPASTIC INK sophomore release, Ink Compatible. Originally scheduled to be handled by Jarzombek's brother Bobby (i.e. HALFORD), the drum parts on the above-mentioned track were ...

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DEICIDE's GLEN BENTON To Guest On New VITAL REMAINS CD

DEICIDE frontman Glen Benton will perform all lead vocals on the forthcoming VITAL REMAINS album, entitled Dechristianized, which is due in late August/early September through Olympic Records in the US and Century Media Records in Europe. In an interview with Benton and VR members Tony Lazaro (guitar) and Dave Suzuki (drums) posted at

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MÖTLEY CRÜE Sued By Former Producer For Back Royalties

Veteran producer Tom Werman is suing MÖTLEY CRÜE and their record company for back royalties. According to the papers filed in California Superior Court in Los Angeles, MÖTLEY CRÜE and Beyond Music have "deliberately, persistently, and repeatedly breached" Werman's agreement with the band by purposely withholding financial statements and monies owed him for his work ...

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LAYNE STALEY Officially Declared Dead Following Autopsy

ALICE IN CHAINS frontman Layne Staley has been officially declared dead after The King County Medical Examiner positively identified Staley's body following an autopsy earlier today, CNN has reported. Exact time and cause of death are pending, as laboratory results could take several weeks. Here are some more details about Staley's tragic death, as reported ...

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STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Frontman Goes Panties-Shopping

The following item originally appeared in today's edition of The New York Post: STONE TEMPLE PILOTS frontman Scott Weiland was on the streets of SoHo yesterday in his pajamas, asking passersby where he could buy women's panties. Weiland wasn't back on drugs. When he flew in from California to play the Hammerstein Ballroom last night, ...

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JELLO BIAFRA Sues DEAD KENNEDYS For "Impersonation"

Ex-DEAD KENNEDYS singer Jello Biafra is suing his former bandmates for allegedly recording new music and performing live with a “Biafra impersonator” (DR. KNOW's Brandon Cruz) at the microphone. Biafra — whose birth name is Eric Reed Boucher — sued his former bandmates for misrepresenting themselves by leading promoters to believe that Biafra is performing ...

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EDGUY Cancel METAL MELTDOWN IV Appearance!

German melodic metallers EDGUY have cancelled their appearance at the Metal Meltdown IV festival, which is scheduled to take place on April 5th and 6th at the Convention Hall in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Here is an official statement on the matter by EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet: “Hey friends in the US, “I am really ...

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LIMP BIZKIT Frontman Sells House Due To "Bad Vibes"

LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst has reportedly sold his West Los Angeles home for $3.7 million$300,000 less than his asking pricebecause it had the wrong vibes, according to The Los Angeles Times. Quoting an unnamed source, the newspaper reports that Durst moved from the property due to vibes that were not quite correct to him. ...

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SLAYER's TOM ARAYA: DAVE MUSTAINE Is "Wrong Person" To Unite Metal Community

SLAYER frontman Tom Araya has slammed MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine over the latter's desperate attempts at regaining the momentum lost during the band's ultimately unsuccessful forays into a more commercial songwriting approach. In an interview with Canada's Jam! Showbiz, Araya stated that "MEGADETHtried [moving into the mainstream] and weren't very successful. Rather than sticking to ...

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JASON NEWSTED: The Exclusive Interview!!

During a candid January 28th interview with journalist Martin Carlsson, portions of which appeared in the Swedish newspaper Expressen, former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted revealed interesting facts about his departure from METALLICA, James Hetfield's battle with addictions, the infamous Playboy feature, the postponement of VOIVOD's next album, the formation of a dream metal band with ...

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AETERNUS Part With Hammerheart, Cancel European Tour

Norway's AETERNUS have left Hammerheart Records after having issued four full-length and two mini albums through the label. “We would like to state very clearly that no bad things have happened,” the group stated on their official web site. “AETERNUS finished their contract and were free to go. Hammerheart offered them a new deal but ...

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KING DIAMOND Slams Metal Blade Records, Fate Of US Tour Uncertain

KING DIAMOND leader and namesake has slammed Metal Blade Records over the record company's apparent inability/refusal to provide the band with adequate support necessary to put the group out on the road in support of their upcoming Abigail II: The Revenge CD (which is due on January 29th). In a soon-to-be-published interview with the German ...

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MESHUGGAH Drums For Sale

MESHUGGAH drummer Tomas Haake is selling his Pearl Masters custom set (in “mint condition”) consisting of 2 x 22" bass drums 10", 12", 14", 16", 16" toms 12" (and 14") snare drums, 7x double-armed cymbal stands, x-hats, clamps, hardware, pedals, and lots more. Asking price: 50,000 SEK or approximately $4,900 (list price approximately 120,000 SEK ...

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LED ZEPPELIN Tribute...On His Back!

According to the British paper Evening Times, a UK rock fan has had the entire lyrics of LED ZEPPELIN's Stairway to Heaven tattooed on his back in a tribute to a dead friend. 38-year-old Gordon Roy reportedly lost his pal five years ago in an accident in Wishaw, Lanarkshire, when he was run over by ...

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DREAMS OF DAMNATION Add New Vocalist

Los Angeles thrash metal act DREAMS OF DAMNATION, featuring former DARK ANGEL/current HIRAX axeman Jim Durkin, have added a new lead vocalist: Loana dP Valencia. Comented Durkin: "What can I say? We've been friends for a few years and I never even knew she sang. After hearing her at an impromptu jam session with us, ...

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Archive News Nov 27, 2001

Former CELTIC FROST guitarist/vocalist Tom G. Warrior (aka Thomas Gabriel Fischer) has contacted BLABBERMOUTH.NET to refute the reports of am imminent reunion of the band's classic line-up of Fischer, bassist Martin Eric Ain and drummer Reed St. Mark, the rumors of which gained fervor in the past week following the publication ...

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Archive News Nov 23, 2001

Veteran German thrashers KREATOR will be recording a live CD and DVD on their upcoming European tour, according to an official statement posted at the group's web site. The album will reportedly include 24 songs from all periods of KREATOR's history, while the DVD will contain one professionally-recorded, full-length live concert, as ...

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Archive News Nov 13, 2001

STUCK MOJO will be supported by 420 MONKS, the band led by MOJO frontman Bonz, at the former group's upcoming reunion gig at The Cotton Club in Atlanta, Georgia on New Year's Eve. In related news, SICK SPEED, the post-MOJO band of guitarist Rich Ward and drummer Bud Fontsere, will play their ...

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