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ROTTING CORPSE Demos To Be Released On CD

Renowned '80s thrash band ROTTING CORPSE, whose original lineup included current SOLITUDE AETURNUS mainman John Perez and former DEATH touring guitarist/roadie Walter Trachsler, are planning on releasing all their demos on one CD. In a 2002 interview with Metal-Rules.com, Perez talked about ROTTING CORPSE's formation and the possibility of the band reuniting to record an ...

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It's Official: SPOCK'S BEARD Drummer To Join FATES WARNING On European Tour

As widely expected, legendary progressive metallers FATES WARNING have officially recruited SPOCK'S BEARD drummer Nick D'Virgilio to replace Mark Zonder on their upcoming European tour. Nick is a first-class drummer and toured with such artists as TEARS FOR FEARS, MIKE KENEALLY, JONATHAN BROOKE, ERIC BURDON, SPOCK'S BEARD, KEVIN GILBERT, DEBARGE and THE LEGENDS OF CLASSIC ...

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ZAKK WYLDE Comedy Sketches Posted Online

A couple of hilarious comedy/music sketches starring "heavy metal" comedian Jim Breuer ("Saturday Night Live") and Zakk Wylde (OZZY OSBOURNE, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) have been posted online at Crapshoot.tv. According to one BLABBERMOUTH.NET visitor, "There's lots of Zakk playing, and even one where he actually remembers how to sing normally!" Check them out at

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FATES WARNING Confirmed For Holland's HEADWAY FESTIVAL

Legendary progressive metal act FATES WARNING have been confirmed as the headliners of the Headway Festival in Amstelveen, Netherlands on April 3. The band's appearance at Headway and their previously announced five headlining shows in February will most likely be their only shows in Europe this year. After April, FATES WARNING guitarist Jim Matheos will ...

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Ex-HADES Guitarist DAN LORENZO: New Solo CD Nearing Completion

Former HADES guitarist Dan Lorenzo has issued the following update: "I should finish my third solo CD 'Cut From A Different Cloth' in a couple of days. "Recording at Crystal Studios went even quicker than normal. I think I finally got more than adequate vocal performances. "Ron Lipnicki [HADES] recorded his drum tracks to eight ...

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THE DOORS Manager DANNY SUGERMAN Dies Of Cancer

Danny Sugerman, longtime manager of THE DOORS and author of the GUNS N' ROSES book "Appetite For Destruction: The Days Of Guns N' Roses", died Wednesday (Jan. 5) in West Hollywood after a long battle with cancer, according to the Hollywood Reporter. He was 50. Sugerman became involved with THE DOORS as a teenage fan ...

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Former METALLICA Bassist Comments On Upcoming VH1 Special

Former METALLICA bassist Ron McGovney has revealed more information about the upcomingVH1 METALLICA special called "When Metallica Ruled The World", which is scheduled to air later in the year. In a posting to the METALLICA message board, McGovney wrote, "I haven't been on the boards for a while, so someone may have already mentioned that ...

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HATE ETERNAL Mixing New Album

HATE ETERNAL guitarist Erik Rutan has commented on the recording process for the band's new album, "I, Monarch", due in April 2005 via Earache Records. The group have released one special advance version of the title track for use on an upcoming Earache CD, to be given away free with the January 19 issue of ...

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QUIET RIOT Bassist Offers Update On Recent Activities

QUIET RIOT bassist Chuck Wright has posted the following message on his official web site: "Early October I hit the road with Steven Adler from GUNS N' ROSES and his ultimate party band. I also spent a good portion of October working on art-related projects, one of which was for a female vocalist named Stefana. ...

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SHADOWS FALL Drummer Reports From DIMEBAG's Funeral

SHADOWS FALL drummer Jason Bittner has issued the following report from the funeral services and public memorial for slain DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, which were held on Tuesday (Dec. 14) in Arlington, Texas: "I have just gotten to my computer today after returning home from Dimebag Darrell Abbott's funeral and I wanted to share ...

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Update: PHILIP ANSELMO Barred From DIMEBAG's Funeral; JERRY CANTRELL Performs Acoustically

BLABBERMOUTH.NET has confirmed that former PANTERA singer Philip Anselmo did NOT attend the the funeral of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott — apparently because he was told that he was "not welcome" at any of the events honoring the late musician who was slain last week at a nightclub in Columbus, Ohio. Anselmo's former PANTERA/DOWN ...

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IMPALED: Release Date Set For 'Death After Life'

Century Media Records has set a March 8, 2005 release date for the third album from Oakland, California's demented, maniacal surgeons known as IMPALED. Entitled "Death After Life" (view cover here), the follow-up to 2002's "Mondo Medicale" was recorded by Billy Anderson (CATHEDRAL, MR. BUNGLE, L7, SLEEP), Trey Spruance (MR. BUNGLE, SECRET CHIEFS ...

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Dallas Hockey Team Mourns Passing Of DIMEBAG DARRELL

The Associated Press is reporting that the Dallas Stars on Thursday mourned the death of rocker "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, who with his brother was part of the group that performed the club's official theme song during its 1999 Stanley Cup run. Abbott, a heavy metal guitarist with DAMAGEPLAN, and three other people were killed before ...

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Former HADES Guitarist Gets HBO Air Time

Former HADES guitarist Dan Lorenzo has issued the following update: "All this week you can hear my Blabbermouth-inspired song 'BONjour', from my new CD ('Nice Being Alone') on HBO's 'Inside The NFL'. My buds, comedians Jim Florentine and Don Jamieson, are usually on the last five minutes of the show — which airs new shows ...

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Former JUDAS PRIEST Singer TIM OWENS Completing Work On Solo Demo

Former JUDAS PRIEST/current ICED EARTH frontman Tim "Ripper" Owens is in the process of recording his first solo material with a view towards landing a record deal. "My demo is gonna be either three or four songs!" Owens told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. "Mixing it at Morrisound [studios in Tampa, Florida] right now with [producer] Jim Morris, then ...

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CHIMAIRA Drummer To Guest On New DAATH Album

Kevin Talley (CHIMAIRA, DYING FETUS, MISERY INDEX) will lay down a few tracks on the upcoming sophomore album from Atlanta-based technical death metallers DAATH. The CD, entitled "The Hinderers", will also feature guest guitar solos by Jim Malone (ARSIS) and James Murphy (TESTAMENT, OBITUARY, DEATH). Murphy is also scheduled to mix the record, which is ...

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A New U.K. Rock/Metal Radio Station To Launch Next Week

A new British rock/metal radio station called Arfm will officially launch from the NEC in Birmingham, U.K. on Wednesday, November 24 at 12 noon (GMT) from the Sound Broadcast Exhibition. British rockers MAGNUM will be part of the launch program with Bob Catley and Al Burrow joining presenters Adrian Juste, Steve Price and Simon Gausden. ...

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MOTÖRHEAD's LEMMY Offers Update On Solo Album

In a recent interview with Metal Maniacs magazine, MOTÖRHEAD frontman Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister offered the following update on his upcoming solo album: "I got seven tracks done already. I've got two with SKEW SISKIN [reportedly titled 'Stand Upon The Mountain' and 'Don't Matter To Me' — Ed.], which are fucking great! And I've got two ...

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