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QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE Mainman Welcomes Baby Daughter

According to ContactMusic.com, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE mainman Josh Homme and his girlfriend, THE DISTILLERS frontwoman Brody Dalle, have become parents to their first child, baby daughter Camille. The three-kilogram (six-pound, 15-ounce) baby was born in Los Angeles on Tuesday, January 17. In a statement, the couple reveal mother and daughter are doing very ...

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SEPULTURA's Webmaster On IGOR CAVALERA's Status: 'Either You Do It Right Or Don't Do It At All'

SEPULTURA's official webmaster Estevam Romera has confirmed in an online posting that drummer Igor Cavalera will not be joining the band on their upcoming European tour (as exclusively reported by BLABBERMOUTH.NET on January 13). Responding to a fan question regarding the lack of an official statement from the band addressing the situation, Romera wrote, "[I] ...

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SHADOWS FALL Drummer To Play With ANTHRAX

SHADOWS FALL drummer Jason Bittner will fill in for ANTHRAX's Charlie Benante for the last couple of dates on ANTHRAX's U.S. tour while Benante and his wife Sandra (who is currently in labor back home in Chicago) await the birth of their first child. As a result of this unexpected development, the group's show in ...

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SLIPKNOT's JORDISON To Play With ANTHRAX?

SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison has reportedly been approached to fill in for ANTHRAX's Charlie Benante for the last couple of dates on ANTHRAX's U.S. tour while Benante and his wife await the birth of their first child. No further information is available at this time. Remaining ANTHRAX tour dates: Jan. 18 - Boulder, CO @ ...

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SILENT FORCE Guitarist Becomes First-Time Father

SILENT FORCE guitarist Alex Beyrodt and his wife have announced the birth of their first child. Melody Mimi Beyrodt was born on Sunday, January 15 at 6:49 p.m. She weighed in at 3.5 kg and is 52 cm tall. SILENT FORCE, which also features in its ranks ex-ROYAL HUNT singer D.C. Cooper, are currently recording ...

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SEPULTURA's IGOR CAVALERA Becomes Fourth-Time Father

SEPULTURA drummer Igor Cavalera became a fourth-time father on Sunday (Jan. 15) when his second wife, Laima, gave birth to the couple's first child, Antonio Leyton Cavalera. Both mother and son are said to be doing fine. Igor has three children with his first wife, Monika. As previously reported, SEPULTURA will embark on their European ...

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SEPULTURA's KISSER To Conduct Guitar Clinic At Hollywood's Musicians Institute

SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser will be conducting a special clinic at the Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California on Wednesday, January 25. Kisser will be in town to lay down guitar leads on the upcoming album from ASESINO, the death metal/grindcore project featuring ex-FEAR FACTORY/BRUJERIA guitarist Dino Cazares and STATIC-X bassist Tony Campos (on bass/vocals). The ...

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SEPULTURA Drummer IGOR CAVALERA: 'I'm Just Taking A Break'

Igor Cavalera is taking a break from Brazilian thrashers SEPULTURA to spend time with his new wife while they await the birth of their first child together, but he has no intention of leaving the band, the drummer told BLABBERMOUTH.NET Friday night. Cavalera, who recently remarried after splitting up with his wife of 10 years, ...

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Exclusive: Drummer IGOR CAVALERA Quits SEPULTURA; ROY MAYORGA Steps In

Drummer Igor Cavalera has left Brazilian thrashers SEPULTURA, BLABBERMOUTH.NET can exclusively reveal. Replacing Igor on the band's upcoming European trek will be none other than former SOULFLY skinsman Roy Mayorga. Mayorga, who has yet to rehearse with SEPULTURA, spent quite a bit of time jamming with SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser in preparation for the recently ...

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DOKKEN Guitarist Talks About Upcoming Album

A brand-new interview with DOKKEN guitarist John Levin has been posted on the band's official web site. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow: Q: That is awesome. Now tell me, how is the new DOKKEN album coming along? When are you going into the studio to finish it? John Levin: "Well, it is ...

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LACUNA COIL Frontwoman: 'Image Is Just A Surface'

LACUNA COIL frontwoman Cristina Scabbia recently spoke to Metal Edge magazine about her status as one of the most talented and beautiful rising female stars in metal. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow: On being the focus of so much attention: "Some days I don't realize I am doing this job that will ...

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DOWNLORD Working With Former DIMMU BORGIR Drummer

DOWNLORD, the Danish death metal band featuring former members of BOLT THROWER/BENEDICTION, INIQUITY, and SACRIFICIAL, are utilizing the services of drummer Reno Kiilerich (DIMMU BORGIR, OLD MAN'S CHILD, DEW-SCENTED, EXMORTEM, VILE, PANZERCHRIST) for the recording of their new demo. Commented DOWNLORD frontman Dave Ingram: "We're really looking forward to working with Reno. He's been a ...

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KATAGORY V: New Song Available For Download

A full-length, CD-quality MP3 of the song "Will You Remember", taken from Utah-based progressive/power metallers KATAGORY V's upcoming album, "The Rising Anger", has been posted online on the group's official web site at this location. The band had posted several short clips from the new album on the website several months ago when ...

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SUSPERIA: Brand New Live Video Posted Online

DoomsdayMusic.com has posted a live, bootleg-quality SUSPERIA video at this location. The live clip was filmed at SUSPERIA's show in Berlin, Germany on December 13, 2005. SUSPERIA recently released a new EP, entitled "Devil May Care". The band entered the single chart for the first time in their career in October when the ...

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AUDIOSLAVE Getting Ready To Make Third Album

Launch Radio Networks reports: AUDIOSLAVE is getting ready to enter the studio and begin recording its third album, just eight months after the release of its second effort, "Out of Exile". Lead singer Chris Cornell told Launch that the band doesn't plan to stay off the road for very long, even while recording the new ...

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POISON Frontman Works For Juvenile Diabetes

Syndicated newspaper columnists Marilyn Beck and Stacy Jenel Smith are reporting that POISON frontman Bret Michaels will take time out from his current "Freedom of Sound" tour in early 2006 to do a TV campaign for juvenile diabetes. "I've been a juvenile diabetic since I was 6," says Michaels. "We've started a web site because ...

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FEAR FACTORY Drummer To Hold Signing Sessions At NAMM

FEAR FACTORY drummer Raymond Herrera will be doing autograph signings in the Zildjian booth on Friday, January 21 and Saturday, January 22 at the NAMM convention in Anaheim, California. The details are as follows: Company: Avedis Zildjian Company Booth: 2940 Location: Hall D www.zildjian.com/EN-US/home.ad2 The NAMM convention will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center ...

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ANTHRAX Begin Writing New Material

ANTHRAX members Frankie Bello (bass), Charlie Benante (drums) and Scott Ian (guitar) got together in Chicago (where Benante lives with his wife) in early December to jam on new material. According to Ian, rough "skeletons" of three new songs came out of these sessions, with the band scheduled to continue writing in early 2006. ANTHRAX ...

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AUDIOSLAVE Members Have Different Takes On Christmas

Launch Radio Networks reports: AUDIOSLAVE members Chris Cornell and Tim Commerford both focus their Christmas celebrations around their families. Commerford, the band's bassist, told Launch that his approach to the holiday is based on his kids. "My oldest son Xavier is sort of a Christmas junkie," he said. "He's into it. Three and a half, ...

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KORN Frontman Does Well Around Christmas

Launch Radio Networks reports: KORN frontman Jonathan Davis got an early Christmas present this year with the successful release of the band's seventh studio album, "See You on the Other Side". But Davis told Launch that he's generally done okay around the holidays, with his coolest present coming when he was a young child. "I ...

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NIGHTWISH Drummer Becomes Second-Time Dad

Congratulations are in order for NIGHTWISH drummer Jukka Nevalainen and his wife Satu, who welcomed their second child, a baby boy, on December 19. Both mother and child are doing well, according to a posting on the band's web site. As previously reported, Spinefarm Records has set a June 7, 2006 release date for the ...

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'String Quartet Tribute to GUNS N' ROSES' CD Now Available

Vitamin Records last month reissued the "String Quartet Tribute to Guns N' Roses" CD, featuring four bonus tracks. The complete track listing for the album is as follows: 01. Welcome To The Jungle 02. Sweet Child O' Mine 03. Paradise City 04. Don't Cry 05. November Rain 06. Mr. Brownstone 07. Yesterdays 08. Patience 09. ...

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Fear in a Handful of Dust - HURTLOCKER

One moment while I Q-Tip the blood out of my ears. There we go. So why does it take a label in Austria to sign a fearsome thrash-beast from Chicago when said band has been in our midst since 2000? For shame U.S. labels, you've missed a golden opportunity to sign a band called HURTLOCKER, ...

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