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BEWKENHEIMER Part Ways With Bassist, Announce Replacement

Worcester, Massachusetts' BEWKENHEIMER (formerly DR. BEWKENHEIMER), who feature in their ranks GEEZER/LD/50 vocalist Clark Brown, have parted ways with bassist Matt Cole and have replaced him with Brendan Cheever (ex-CONTROLLED AGGRESSION). The group, who recently added a second guitarist in the shape of Dan Bongiorno (also ex-CONTROLLED AGGRESSION), are working on the material for the ...

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CHIMAIRA's Video Set Goes Up In Flames

Cleveland, Ohio's CHIMAIRA met with misfortune earlier this week when the Los Angeles studio where they were about to shoot the video for their upcoming single "Down Again" caught fire. The video was to feature the band playing inside a giant mass of gauze, but before shooting could begin, the gauze ignited and the flames ...

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Updated: PANTERA, Ex-HALFORD Members Join Forces In NEW FOUND POWER

PANTERA guitarist Dimebag Darrell and drummer Vinnie Paul have teamed up with DIESEL MACHINE/ex-HALFORD guitarist Patrick Lachman (on vocals!) and ex-JERRY-CANTRELL guitarist Shawn Matthews (on bass) in a brand new band called NEW FOUND POWER. The group are said to be in the process of writing material for their debut album, tentatively due later in ...

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DOWN/CROWBAR Guitarist Joins VALUME NOB

DOWN/CROWBAR guitarist Kirk Windstein has joined New Orleans' VALUME NOB as the band's temporary bassist. Windstein, who recently commenced the songwriting process for the next CROWBAR album, made his live debut with the group on Friday (Jan. 17) at Dixie Taverne in New Orleans and will reportedly be appearing with the band at all of ...

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NIKKI SIXX Biography Available For Pre-Order

Black Market Publishing has released "An Education in Rebellion: The Biography of Nikki Sixx", by Jake Brown, on paperback, and available for order at www.blackmarketpublishing.com prior to its April in-store release. Featuring exclusive interviews with ex-girlfriend Lita Ford, legendary producer Tom Werman, former RIP magazine editor Lonn Friend, legendary rock photographer Neil Zlozower, substance-abuse specialist ...

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Police Make Arrest In 1993 MIA ZAPATA Slaying

The 1993 killing of Seattle punk-rock singer Mia Zapata of THE GITS, which baffled police and her fans for nearly a decade, appears to have been solved with the arrest of a man in Miami, according to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Jesus C. Mezquia, a 48-year-old fisherman and laborer with a history of assaults on women ...

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BLACK CROWES Guitarist Resurfaces In HOOKAH BROWN

HOOKAH BROWN, the new band launched by BLACK CROWES guitarist Rich Robinson, will kick off an eight-date tour on Jan. 21 in Baltimore, according to Rolling Stone. In addition to Robinson on guitar and vocals, HOOKAH BROWN features drummer Bill Dobrow, and a pair of British musicians, bassist Fionn O'Lochlainn and singer John Hogg. Hogg, ...

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POISON Drummer To Issue Solo Album

Rikki Rockett, drummer of the multi-platinum group POISON, is set to release his first solo record Tuesday, Jan. 7. The album, entitled "Glitter 4 Your Soul", contains 11 tracks of remakes of 1970's "glitter" songs by such artists as DAVID BOWIE ("Fame"), T. REX ("Rock On"), THE NEW YORK DOLLS ("Trash'), THE ROLLING STONES ("Star, ...

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BROWN Prepare New CD, Live Dates

Raleigh, North Carolina's BROWN, featuring former CORROSION OF CONFORMITY drummer Reed Mullin on guitar/vocals, will spring back into action in April with the announcement of upcoming live dates and "some new releases," the details of which have yet to be divulged. BROWN, who no longer include in their ranks producer John Custer (C.O.C., DAG, CRY ...

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IMPALED Push Back EP Release

IMPALED have pushed back the release date of their upcoming EP, "Medical Waste", to early February via Necropolis Records in the U.S. and Century Media Records in Europe. "The delay may be fortuitous, though, as IMPALED have completed their first music video!," according to the band's official web site. "Directed by Sean 'Bloodbath' McGrath himself, ...

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KID ROCK: 'I've Got Two Albums In The Can'

KID ROCK is set to take a huge leap back into the music world in 2003. "I got two albums in the can and more to come," Rock told MTV News. "I want to do a country album, a rap album, another KID ROCK album, a TWISTED BROWN TRUCKER BAND album and some other side ...

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L/P Ink Deal With SPITFIRE RECORDS

L/P, the new group featuring former DOKKEN members George Lynch (guitar) and Jeff Pilson (bass/vocals), are about to sign a domestic deal with Spitfire Records and "we're over-the-top excited about it," Pilson wrote on his official web site. "A final release date has yet to be named, but my guess is March or April, shouldn't ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: 'Chinese Democracy' In Stores By June

GUNS N' ROSES' long-awaited new album, "Chinese Democracy" should be in stores by June, according to keyboardist Dizzy Reed. "There are just a few odds and ends left to do - a couple of finishing touches, a couple of vocals — and we need to mix it," he said. In the meantime, GN'R — long ...

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AMONG THIEVES To Perform At WSOU Holiday Show

AMONG THIEVES, the New York-based band featuring former LIFE OF AGONY bassist Alan Robert and BIOHAZARD drummer Danny Schuler, will perform at the WSOU holiday show on Dec. 14 at the Rex Plex in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Also scheduled to appear at the event is former LIFE OF AGONY frontman Keith Caputo, among others. ...

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LORD BELIAL: 'We Are NOT Nazis!!'

Despite rumors to the contrary, Sweden's LORD BELIAL are NOT Nazi sympathizers and do not support any nazi/racist organizations, guitarist/vocalist Thomas Backelin clarified in an official statement sent to BLABBERMOUTH.NET. "I have seen that lots of people are referring to us as nazis/rasists," begins the statement. "I am just so sick and tired of people ...

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KISS Murder Trial Update: Cusano's Daughters Kept Secret

As previously reported, the murder trial of a man accused of killing the ex-wife of former KISS guitarist Vinnie Vincent got underway on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at the Superior Court in Hartford, Connecticut. Police arrested Gregory McArthur, 41, on Sept. 2, 2000, and charged him with the January 1998 murder of Annemarie Cusano. Cusano worked ...

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HANOI ROCKS Frontman To Issue New Solo Album

HANOI ROCKS frontman Michael Monroe will issue his new solo album, titled "Whatcha Want" on Jan. 27, 2003. The complete track listing for the album is as follows: 01. Do Anything You Wanna Do (EDDIE & THE HOT RODS cover) 02. Right Here, Right Now 03. Stranded 04. I Won't Lie Down And Die (UK ...

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DOKKEN Band Members Sued By Former Bassist

Former DOKKEN bassist Jeff Pilson has filed suit against two of his ex-bandmates, singer-guitarist Don Dokken and drummer Mick Brown, to dissolve their musical and financial partnership. The lawsuit, filed Monday (Nov. 4) in California Superior Court in Los Angeles, claims Don Dokken wrongfully hired a replacement bassist for this year's "Long Way Home" album ...

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PERRY FARRELL, SEBASTIAN BACH, SLASH, Others Perform At CAMP FREDDY's Pre-Halloween Bash

JANE'S ADDICTION frontman Perry Farrell, ex-SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach, PUDDLE OF MUDD mainman Wes Scantlin, ex-MARILYN MANSON bassist Twiggy Ramirez, and former GUNS N' ROSES members Slash (guitar) and Duff McKagan (bass) were among the guest musicians that performed onstage with all-star "jam band" CAMP FREDDY during their appearance at Ivar in Hollywood Wednesday ...

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KULT OV AZAZEL Prepare To Record New CD

South Florida black metallers KULT OV AZAZEL are due to enter the studio on October 28th to begin the recording process for their new album, titled Oculus Infernum, for an early 2003 release through Arctic Records. Among the song titles set to appear on the upcoming CD are the following: 01. Perpetual Demise Of The ...

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MAN WILL DESTROY HIMSELF Line Up North Carolina Appearance

Raleigh, North Carolina-based MAN WILL DESTROY HIMSELF, featuring Reed Mullin (BROWN/ex-C.O.C.) on drums, Abe Quinn (NEGATIVE STATE, LORD NECK) on bass/vocals, Ronnie Dalgo (AFTERMATH AD, BONE SHELTER) on guitar/vocals, and Sam Madison (PIT BOSS, BLOODMOBILE) on guitar/vocals, have announced a show on November 16th at Duke Coffee House in Durham, North Carolina. Also set to ...

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JEFF PILSON Speaks Out On DOKKEN, L/P And World Politics

Former DOKKEN and current L/P bassist Jeff Pilson has addressed the rumors surrounding his previous group, the plans for his new band and the current political situation in a lengthy posting via his official web site. According to Pilson, "I don't know if [drummer] Mick [Brown] is still in DOKKEN or not. And as for ...

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MUDVAYNE Announce Headlining Dates

MUDVAYNE have announced a host of dates for their upcoming fall headlining tour. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Oct. 25 - Clifton Park, NY - Northern Lights Oct. 26 - Elizabeth, NJ - Rex Plex @ The Elizabeth Center Oct. 27 - Hartford, CT - Webster Theatre Oct. 29 - Allentown, PA - ...

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