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Former LIFE OF AGONY Frontman Cancels European Tour

Former LIFE OF AGONY frontman Keith Caputo was forced to cancel a European tour with his new Holland-based band, BELLA MAJESTIK, as a result of yet another family emergency (the singer's father passed away in March, reportedly from a drug overdose, while his mother died under similar circumstances several years ago). "I deeply apologize to ...

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DOKKEN Split With Drummer Following Punch-Up

DOKKEN have reportedly parted ways with drummer Mick Brown following an alleged physical altercation between Brown and frontman Don Dokken several days prior to the completion of the band's Rock Fest 2002 tour. As a result, the group performed a show in Tucson, Arizona with L.A. GUNS bassist Adam Hamilton filling in on drums while ...

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TALISMAN To Record New CD In Italy

Legendary Swedish/American hard rock act TALISMAN, featuring former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN members Jeff Scott Soto (vocals) and Marcel Jacob (bass), will travel to Italy next week to begin recording their new studio album, due in early 2003 through Frontiers Records. While in Italy, TALISMAN will also be appearing at the EUROPE Convention in Parma with ex-EUROPE ...

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ENTOMBED Finalize Track Listing For "Sons Of Satan Praise The Lord"

ENTOMBED have finished mastering a double-CD collection of previously-recorded cover versions, entitled Sons Of Satan Praise The Lord, for a tentative September/October release through Music For Nations Records in Europe and Koch International in the USA. The full track listing for the effort is as follows: CD 1 01. Black Breath (REPULSION) 02. Albino Flogged ...

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ROB ZOMBIE And PETE'S WICKED ALE Team Up To Rock Halloween

ROB ZOMBIE will team up with Pete's Brewing Company for a special Halloween-themed promotion. A national sweepstakes winner will be sent to Los Angeles for the world premiere of the horror-rocker's movie, House of 1,000 Corpses. Here's an official press release on the matter: Pete's Brewing Company has joined forces with Lion's Gate Entertainment, Spencer ...

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Ex-PEARL JAM Drummer In Talks To Join BROWN

Raleigh, North Carolina's BROWN, featuring former CORROSION OF CONFORMITY drummer Reed Mullin on guitar/vocals, have reportedly been in discussions with ex-PEARL JAM sticksman Dave Abbruzzese about possibly joining the group. BROWN, who no longer include in their ranks producer John Custer (i.e. C.O.C., DAG, CRY OF LOVE) on guitar, are said to have been utilizing ...

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LAST CRACK To Reunite With Original Frontman For November Mini-Tour

Once-promising midwest hard rockers LAST CRACK will reportedly reunite with original frontman Buddo for a Wisconsin mini-tour in mid-November. So far, the following two dates have been announced: Nov. 15 – Madison, WI @ Annex Nov. 16 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Globe As previously reported, LAST CRACK — featuring Buddo's replacement, vocalist Shawn Anthony ...

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PAUL SAMSON: 1953-2002

Guitarist Paul Samson, leader and founder of the seminal NWOBHM act SAMSON, passed away at his Norfolk, England home during the afternoon of Friday, August 9th following a lengthy battle with cancer. Paul was 49 years old. Anyone wishing to express his/her sympathies can do so by signing Samson's official guestbook/book of condolences at

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KREATOR To Embark On North American Tour

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: German Metal Pioneers KREATOR Embark on North American Hell Comes To Your Town Tour Celebrating 17 years of performing potent yet influential heavy metal music, Germany's KREATOR is geared to devastate North American venues to support its most recent endeavor Violent Revolution, released through SPV Music. KREATOR possesses an extensive history, pioneering ...

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SAMSON Guitarist Suffering From Cancer, Has Weeks To Live

Guitarist Paul Samson, leader and founder of the seminal NWOBHM act SAMSON, is suffering from cancer and is said to have "only weeks to live," according to vocalist Nicky Moore, who sang on several of the group's albums during the '80s. Most recently, Paul and Moore had reportedly completed work on a new SAMSON album, ...

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SAMMY HAGAR: DAVE LEE ROTH Is An Asshole!

The following item appeared in today's edition of the New York Post: Sammy Hagar, finished with fellow VAN HALEN frontman David Lee Roth, is dissing Diamond Dave's oversize ego, deteriorating singing voice and vanishing hairline. Hagar and Roth had been co-headlining this summer's laboriously titled "Sammy Hagar and David Lee Roth Tour 2002: Song for ...

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LAST CRACK To Reunite For Wisconsin's ATWOOD SUMMERFEST

Once-promising midwest hard rockers LAST CRACK will reunite for one show at the Atwood Summerfest on August 3rd in Madison, Wisconsin. Two stages featuring distinctly different styles of music, community vendors, food and plenty of Berghoff beer will be available at the event, all proceeds from which benefit the Atwood Community Center. Admission is free. ...

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SUPERMASSIV Announce Hometown Gig

SUPERMASSIV, the new band formed by ex-TYPE O NEGATIVE/LIFE OF AGONY drummer Sal Abruscato, guitarist Rob Hudson, and former URANIUM 235 members Matt Brown (guitar) and Billy Kelly (vocals), have lined up a gig at L'Amour in Brooklyn, New York on Saturday, July 27th. Also appearing on the bill will be FENIXDOWN, THE ELECTRIK SHOES, ...

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TILES To Work With RUSH Producer On Forthcoming CD

Detroit-based prog rockers TILES will once again be utilizing the services of former RUSH/VOIVOD producer Terry Brown during the recording sessions for their upcoming album, tentatively titled Window Dressing. According to guitarist/songwriter Chris Herin, the band "experimented a lot, drew upon new influences, and tried to knock down some of our more obvious musical signposts. ...

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ELEKTRIK MISTRESS Reconsider Break-Up Plans

Despite a previous announcement to the contrary, Canadian "stoner rockers" ELEKTRIK MISTRESS will carry on with a new line-up, which presently drummer Shannon Boone and bassist Jeff "Hippie". According to Stoner Rock, guitarist/vocalist Kurt Kuthe originally thought a name change would be in order, but decided against it. "I liked the name to much," Kurt ...

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GEOFF TATE: Seattle Set List Revealed

QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate performed the following tracks during his live appearance at the EMP (Experience Music Project) in Seattle on Saturday, June 22nd: 01. The Killing Words 02. Gonna Get Close To You 03. Spool 04. Forever 05. Helpless 06. Lady Jane 07. Out Of Mind 08. Over Me 09. Passenger 10. Real World ...

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HERMANO Set Release Date For Debut CD

HERMANO, the new group featuring UNIDA/ex-KYUSS frontman John Garcia, EARSHOT/ex-DISENGAGE guitarist Mike Callahan, SUPAFUZZ/BLACK CAT BONE guitarist David Angstrom, ex-AGHAN WHIGS drummer Steve Earle, and ORQUESTA DEL DESIERTO bassist Dandy Brown, will release their long-awaited debut album, entitled Only a Suggestion, on July 9th through Tee Pee Records. Described as "classic KYUSS strained through a ...

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Former TESTAMENT/FORBIDDEN Guitarist Outlines Upcoming Activities

Former TESTAMENT/FORBIDDEN guitarist Glen Alvelais has confirmed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET his current involvement with F-BOMB, the San Francisco Bay Area act that also features in its ranks EXODUS frontman Steve "Zetro" Souza, bassist Kevin Moore, drummer Jeremy Colson (who replaced VIO-LENCE drummer Perry Strickland earlier this year), and guitarist Jason Brown. Colson, who had previously played ...

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Ex-TESTAMENT/FORBIDDEN Guitarist Joins Forces With EXODUS Frontman

Former TESTAMENT/FORBIDDEN guitarist Glen Alvelais has joined forces with EXODUS frontman Steve "Zetro" Souza in the latest incarnation of Souza's F-BOMB. In addition, Alvelais is keeping busy with his long-running BIZARRO project and plans are afoot for the guitarist to reactivate LD/50, which had previously recorded material with GEEZER frontman Clark Brown. According to Glen's ...

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Former VOIVOD Bassist Speaks Out On Reunion With SNAKE

Ex-VOIVOD bassist Jean-Yves Thériault (a.k.a. Blacky), who left the band back in 1991 under acrimonious circumstances, recently took time out to answer several questions for BLABBERMOUTH.NET regarding the group's recently-launched reunion with original vocalist Denis "Snake" Belanger (which Jean-Yves is not part of) and his current activities in the music world and elsewhere. Read on: ...

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SUPERMASSIV MP3 Samples Posted Online

SUPERMASSIV, the new band formed by ex-TYPE O NEGATIVE/LIFE OF AGONY drummer Sal Abruscato, guitarist Rob Hudson, and former URANIUM 235 members Matt Brown (guitar) and Billy Kelly (vocals), have posted MP3 samples of all six tracks from their current Resurrection EP at this location. The songs featured are as follows: 01. Fake ...

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KORN Add Dates To "Tour With No Name"

KORN have tacked on 11 new dates to their Tour With No Name trek (also featuring PUDDLE OF MUDD and DEADSY), scheduled to start June 20 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. The confirmed dates are as follows: Jun. 20 - Wilkes-Barre, PA @ First Union Arena Jun. 21 - Hartford, CT @ Hartford Civic Center Jun. 23 ...

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"THE OSBOURNES": The Media Overkill Continues

The following article appeared in today's edition of New York Daily News: Ozzy Osbourne should be worried. After years of cultivating his image as rock's Prince of Darkness, the former BLACK SABBATH singer has been hailed by Dan Quayle as a swell dad. In a speech marking the 10th anniversary of his trashing of Candice ...

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ELEKTRIK MISTRESS Call It A Day!

Canadian "stoner rockers" ELEKTRIK MISTRESS have called it a day, according to a report posted at www.stonerrock.com. "I have officially fired the guys and will be taking a much needed break for much of this summer doing lots of writing and jamming...," guitarist/vocalist Kurt Kuthe is quoted as saying. "I already have over ...

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