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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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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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