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Former BUCKCHERRY Singer Gets Unplugged

Former BUCKCHERRY singer Josh Todd played an acoustic version of the solo track "Shine" during a recent appearance on the Detroit radio station WRIF. Listen to the performance and the accompanying interview with WRIF DJ Mike Staff at this location (Windows Media). As previously reported, Todd released his highly anticipated solo debut, "You ...

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MELISSA AUF DER MAUR To Support THE OFFSPRING In North America

Former HOLE/SMASHING PUMPKINS bassist Melissa Auf Der Maur will support THE OFFSPRING on their North American tour beginning May 11 in Minneapolis, according to Billboard.com. Auf Der Maur will be on the road to promote her solo debut, "Auf Der Maur", due on May 18 through Capitol Records. "We did a three-week tour in Europe ...

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QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE To Enter Studio In April

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE mainman Josh Homme has told MTV.com that he will return to the studio in April with the remaining QUEENS members — guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen and drummer Joey Castillo — to work on the band's next album. "I gotta be honest," he said. "I knew this [split with bassist Nick ...

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SCOTT WEILAND: DUI Case Postponed

MTV.com reports: "A California court has postponed the DUI case of VELVET REVOLVER singer Scott Weiland until April 23. Last October, Weiland was arrested for driving under the influence of drugs after crashing his BMW into a parked van. On Tuesday, the singer is scheduled to receive a progress report from the Los Angeles district ...

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VIRGIN STEELE To Perform Covers For Charity

VIRGIN STEELE's David DeFeis (vocals), Edward Pursino (guitar) and Josh Block (bass) will team up with former EXORCIST drummer Geoff Fontaine and keyboard wizard Lynn Delmato to perform another gig of "Strange & Beautiful" cover tunes. This show will take place on May 8 at: Mulcahy's (3232 Railroad Avenue) in Wantagh, New York. The concert ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Bassist Sets Release Date For Solo Debut

GUNS N' ROSES bassist Tommy Stinson has set a July 27 release date through Sanctuary Records for his debut solo album. The founding REPLACEMENTS member told Billboard.com last summer that he recorded the material for the set in a Los Angeles studio owned by Charles Thompson (a.k.a. Frank Black) with contributions from A PERFECT CIRCLE ...

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VELVET REVOLVER: 'Contraband' Release Pushed Back To June

The release date of VELVET REVOLVER's much-anticipated debut album, "Contraband", has been postponed to June 8 from the previously announced May 18, according to the web site of the group's record label, RCA Records. No reason was given for the delay. The album's first single, "Slither", will be delivered to radio for airplay consideration in ...

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JOSH HOMME: NICK OLIVERI Wanted To Be The Next SID VICIOUS

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE frontman Josh Homme has given a lengthy interview to MTV.com about his decision to fire bassist Nick Oliveri from the group. Regarding the speculation that rampant drug use was responsible for Oliveri's removal, Homme said "Our whole band is full of hard partiers. We have put more people in rehab ...

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CRISIS Set Release Date For 'Like Sheep Led To Slaughter'

CRISIS have set a May 25 release date through The End/Children Of Rage Records for their new album, "Like Sheep Led To Slaughter". The follow-up to 1997's "The Hollowing" was recorded at Desert Moon Studios in Anaheim, Ca. with legendary producer Billy Anderson (CLUTCH, BRUTAL TRUTH, ORANGE GOBLIN, NEUROSIS, SLEEP) and is slated to include ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH: 'I Am Not Looking For A New Record Label'

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach has issued a statement refuting reports that he is currently looking for a new record label. Bach's statement comes one day after BLABBERMOUTH.NET re-published an online posting from Trustkill Records owner Josh Grabelle in which Grabelle implied that Bach had semi-seriously inquired about signing with Trustkill during ...

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JOSH HOMME's DESERT SESSIONS To Make Live Debut

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE mainman Josh Homme is making plans for the full-fledged live debut of his ongoing DESERT SESSIONS project, which has released eight volumes of music in recent years, according to Billboard.com. The group will play a full set May 1 at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Homme's Indio, ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Bassist Completes Work On Solo Album

GUNS N' ROSES bassist Tommy Stinson has completed work on his debut solo album, due later in the year through Sanctuary Records. "It's done!! The album is finished! The mixing is finished! It is done!!" Tommmy writes in a posting to his web site dated Feb. 20. "I take off for New York tomorrow morning ...

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CRISIS Announce East Coast Dates

CRISIS, the reformed group which up until early 2003 performed and recorded in Los Angeles under the name SKULLSICK NATION, have lined up the following East Coast dates in April: Apr. 02 – The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY (w/ ALL OUT WAR, SKINLESS) Apr. 03 – Valentine's – Albany, NY (w/ ALL OUT WAR, MISERY ...

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JOSH TODD: New Band Photos Posted Online

Former BUCKCHERRY singer Josh Todd his backing band — Jesse Logan (guitars), Mike Hewitt (guitars), Mark John (bass) and Kent Ross (drums) — did a studio photo session with Larry Marano of London Features International Ltd. on Friday, February 13 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Check it out here. As previously reported, Todd will ...

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NICK OLIVERI: 'I Didn't Quit QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE'

Former QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE bassist Nick Oliveri has spoken out about his departure from the group, claiming that he "didn't quit" the group and insisting that he wants to continue being in a band with QUEENS mainman Josh Homme. In a statement posted at the web site of Oliveri's MONDO GENERATOR project (MondoGenerator.net), ...

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