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AVENGED SEVENFOLD Salute DIMEBAG On 'City Of Evil'

Singer M. Shadows of the Huntington Beach, California-based quintet AVENGED SEVENFOLD has told MTV.com that the death of PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott inspired him to pen the track "Betrayed" from the newly released AVENGED SEVENFOLD album, "City of Evil". The song is written from the points of view of an innocent bystander, Shadows and ...

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SLASH Action Figure Officially Unveiled

McFarlane Toys has officially unveiled the Slash action figure, which is scheduled to hit store shelves — the toy aisle, not the music aisle — in late September. One of the best-known, most-talented and easily recognizable artists in music, Slash (VELVET REVOLVER, ex-GUNS N' ROSES) is a human action figure just waiting to happen. McFarlane ...

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MESHUGGAH's 'Catch Thirty-Three' To Air In Its Entirety Tomorrow

Tune in to Hard Attack, Channel 27 on Thursday, May 19, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. EST on Sirius Satellite Radio, as they nationally debut MESHUGGAH's highly anticipated new mindmelt, "Catch Thirty-Three" from Nuclear Blast Records, even before it hits U.S. stores beginning May 31. Sirius will slash your ears three times on three different days ...

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SLASH To Promote X GAMES 11

ABC ePrep reports that VELVET REVOLVER guitarist Slash will be featured in upcoming TV ads for X Games 11, which will take place August 4-7 in Los Angeles. According to MTV News, Slash will be part of a choir that includes extreme sports stars, including Danny May and Dave Mirra. ...

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VELVET REVOLVER Begin Work On Material For Sophomore Album

ABC ePrep reports: VELVET REVOLVER recently kicked off their Electric Wonderland Show tour, and their next show is tonight at the Santa Barbara Bowl in Santa Barbara, California. This tour marks VELVET REVOLVER's first arena tour, and frontman Scott Weiland says that it's a challenge to bring an intimate quality to a large venue. He ...

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SLASH Pays Tribute To Classic AEROSMITH

In the special "Immortals" issue of Rolling Stone magazine chronicling "The 100 Greatest Artists of All Time," VELVET REVOLVER/ex-GUNS N' ROSES axeman Slash pays tribute to classic AEROSMITH. Says Slash: "I don't think this generation has a clue what classic AEROSMITH was all about. But they were the template for what I do, ...

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Fire Falls and the Waiting Waters - VICIOUS ART

With members of DARK FUNERAL, ENTOMBED and GUIDANCE OF SIN aboard, it'd be easy to look warily upon VICIOUS ART as yet another self-indulgent side project. Fear not, these are all ex-members, and while the point of the band seems to be mainly to have a good time, get drunk and play metal, these guys ...

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MOTÖRHEAD To Release 30th-Anniversary Double DVD In July

MOTÖRHEAD will be issuing a 30th anniversary DVD on July 4 via SPV Records. The two-disc set will feature the band's December 2004 concert in Düsseldorf, Germany on one disc and a documentary feature on the second disc. More information will be made available soon. MOTÖRHEAD are planning to commemorate the milestone with a concert ...

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SLASH Named 'Best Guitarist' By ESQUIRE Magazine

VELVET REVOLVER guitarist Slash (ex-GUNS N' ROSES) won the "Best Guitarist" prize in the 2005 Esky Music Awards in Esquire magazine. A write-up in the magazine announcing Slash's win reads as follows: "He's who we see ourselves as everytime we strap on an air guitar. The top hat. The hair. The dangling cigarette. The near-death ...

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STARBREAKER: 'Lies' Video Posted Online

STARBREAKER, the new project featuring TNT frontman Tony Harnell, have posted their video for the track "Lies" at Frontiers.it (MPG file, 30 MB). "Lies" comes off the group's self-titled debut album, due on March 21 via Frontiers Records. Joining Harnell in STARBREAKER's lineup is Magnus Karlsson, the Swedish guitar master who revealed himself ...

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SLASH To Make Music For Video Game

Billboard.com is reporting that VELVET REVOLVER guitarist Slash will make his first foray into video game music on an upcoming EA Sports NASCAR game, due later this year. "There will be theme music," he told Billboard.com. "No words or anything like that, because there is dialogue all the way through. This will be background music ...

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MOTÖRHEAD: 'Ace of Spades: Classic Album' DVD Due Next Week

MOTÖRHEAD's legendary "Ace of Spades" LP will be the focus of Eagle Entertainment's latest installment of its "Classic Album" DVD series. Due on March 22, "Ace of Spades: Classic Album" sees bandmembers Lemmy, "Fast" Eddie Clarke and Philip "Philthy Animal" Taylor talking candidly about the writing and recording of the album and the goings on ...

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BLACK SABBATH's IOMMI is Metal Hammer's No. 1 Metal Guitarist

BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi has topped the poll of "Riff Lords" — best metal guitarists — in Metal Hammer magazine's March 2005 issue. The magazine praises Tony's "highly distinctive style of fretsmanship that's economical yet crushingly effective." And it anticipates the comments from readers of "it was so obvious that you guys were going ...

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SLASH Comments On Return Of His Top Hat

VELVET REVOLVER guitarist Slash's trademark black top hat — one of rock's most recognizable images — is finally back in his possession after it was missing for over four weeks. The acclaimed guitarist's hat was taken from his limo the night of the 2005 Grammy Awards (Sunday, February 13) in Los Angeles. It was recently ...

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Continuing Reports Of SLASH's Hat Being Missing Are False

Despite Internet reports to the contrary, BLABBERMOUTH.NET has confirmed that VELVET REVOLVER guitarist Slash (ex-GUNS N' ROSES) has in fact recovered his top hat, which went missing, presumed stolen at the Grammys last month. The hat was collected last Friday night (March 4) and a "small reward" was paid to the man that claimed he ...

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