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MÖTLEY CRÜE's MICK MARS: 'I'm In For The Long Haul'

Launch Radio Networks reports: The other members of MÖTLEY CRÜE have been telling everybody that, despite his recent hip replacement surgery, guitarist Mick Mars is fit and ready to rock. Now Mars has stepped forward and told Launch they weren't lying. "I'm great. I'm great," he said. "I'm out here doing it, working it. I'm ...

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MACHINE HEAD Guitarist To Jam With SOIL At DIMEBAG Benefit Concert

MACHINE HEAD guitarist Phil Demmel will join SOIL onstage at tomorrow's benefit show in memory of slain DAMAGEPLAN/PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott. Demmel will reportedly appear during the band's rendition of their signature song "Halo". Also scheduled to perform at the February 23 show at Chicago's Aragon Ballroom are DISTURBED, DROWNING POOL and ANTHRAX. The ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE To Guest On ABC's 'Live With Regis And Kelly'

MÖTLEY CRÜE will be the featured guests on ABC's "Live with Regis and Kelly" airing Thursday, March 3 at 9:00 a.m. As BLABBERMOUTH.NET exclusively reported yesterday, MÖTLEY CRÜE will ring the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Wednesday, March 2 at 4 p.m. EST. MÖTLEY CRÜE are scheduled to perform a sold-out ...

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Forged by Fire - FIREWIND

Greek Guitar God Gus G. (damn, that's a lot of Gs!) never rests. Even after leaving DREAM EVIL to focus more attention on his pride and joy, FIREWIND, he still does time with NIGHTRAGE and MYSTIC PROPHECY. All these bands have benefited greatly from his massive chops; his chunky riffs and ferocious leads are matched ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE To Ring NYSE Closing Bell

MÖTLEY CRÜE will ring the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Wednesday, March 2, 2005, at 4 p.m. EST, informed sources have told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. MÖTLEY CRÜE are scheduled to perform a sold-out show at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Thursday, March 3 as part of their "Red, White, and ...

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Report: Children Who Lost Parents In GREAT WHITE Fire Coping

The following report was issued by the Associated Press: Nathan Mattera's summers now include bereavement camp, and his after-school activities have been pared to counseling and playing near home. He stays close to his grandmother, now his legal guardian, and occasionally sleeps at the foot of her bed. The 11-year-old boy's life was uprooted when ...

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REVIVER Sign With REMEDY RECORDS

Dutch heavy power metal band REVIVER have inked a deal with the German label Remedy Records (PARAGON, TWISTED TOWER DIRE). The group's self-titled debut album was recorded at Steelworks Studio in Purmerend, Holland and is scheduled for release on March 21. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Cycles", "Osiris Eyes", "Bringer of Evil", ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE: Brand New 'Backstage' Photos Posted Online

MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman Vince Neil officially announced the 2005 Skylar Neil Memorial Golf Tournament and ZRock Crue for the Cure rock-a-thon backstage at the Office Depot Center Thursday night (Feb. 17) prior to CRÜE's North American tour opener. The 2005 Skylar Neil Memorial Golf Tournament will be held on Cinco de Mayo — Thursday, May ...

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FRANTIC BLEEP Part Ways With Drummer

Norway's FRANTIC BLEEP have parted ways with drummer Sten Svendheim. "His decision to leave the band was due to musical differences, concerning FRANTIC's new musical direction and that he felt that the band consumed too much of his time," the band write on their web site. "The remaining FRANTIC members have allready found a worthy ...

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VINNIE PAUL Joins BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION For Toast To DIMEBAG

PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN drummer Vinnie Paul made an appearance Thursday night (Feb. 10) at the Dallas, TX club Trees for a performance by BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION as part of the Dallas Music Fest. Paul and PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN drum tech John "Kat" Brooks (who was wounded in the Dec. 8 shooting in Columbus, OH that claimed the lives of ...

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PROJECT: FAILING FLESH: Debut Album To Receive U.S. Release In March

Candlelight Records USA has set a March 22 release date for PROJECT: FAILING FLESH's debut album, "A Beautiful Sickness". "A Beautiful Sickness" was previously released in Europe last September through Holland's Karmageddon Media (formerly Hammerheart Records). PROJECT: FAILING FLESH have almost completed work on their sophomore album, "The Conjoned". "Only additional keys and vocals remain ...

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GORY BLISTER Sign With MASCOT RECORDS

Long-running Italian technical death metallers GORY BLISTER have inked a deal with Holland's Mascot Records. The group's first release for the label will be a new full-length album, tentatively due mid-to-late summer 2005. GORY BLISTER's full-length debut, "Art Bleeds", was released in 2003 via France's Sekhmet Records. GORY BLISTER recently contributed a cover of DEATH's ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Recording Shows For Upcoming DVD

QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate recently spoke to The Saratogian about the group's current tour and their forthcoming CD, the next chapter to the 1988 ground-breaking concept album, "Operation: Mindcrime", tentatively titled "Operation: Mindcrime II". According to Tate, the band's current tour is an introduction to the new album — a 15-year later outlook. ...

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KYLESA Complete Work On New Album; Audio Available

Savannah GA's crust-metal-punk hybrid KYLESA have completed work on "To Walk A Middle Course" with producer Alex Newport (MELVINS, AT THE DRIVE-IN, NAILBOMB, THE LOCUST). The album is set for release on March 22 through Prosthetic Records. You can sample the track "In Memory" here. The band will embark on a nationwide tour ...

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HEATHEN Hard At Work On New Demo

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers HEATHEN hit the studio earlier this month to record a three-song demo. Darren Minter completed his drum tracks and guitarist Lee Altus is due to record his parts this week, followed by bassist Jon Torres and singer Dave White. The demo is expected to be finished by the end ...

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TESLA To Headline STATION FAMILY FUND Benefit Concert

TESLA, SHINEDOWN and VANILLA FUDGE (featuring Pat Travers and Carmine Appice) will take part in a benefit concert on February 25 for the survivors of the Station nightclub fire. The event, which will be hosted by the Wake Up the Love Foundation, will be held at the Providence Performing Arts Center in Providence, Rhode Island. ...

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DISTURBED Singer Talks About DIMEBAG: Audio Available

Scoop of the Columbus, Ohio radio station The Blitz WBZX 99.7 FM spoke to DISTURBED frontman David Draiman on Friday (Jan. 7) about his memories of late DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott and DISTURBED's Feb. 23 show at Chicago's Aragon Ballroom to benefit the Dimebag Darrell Memorial Fund (also featuring ANTHRAX, DROWNING POOL and SOIL). ...

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EPICA, ENTHRONED, GOD DETHRONED Confirmed For Belgium's MONS METAL MEETING 3 FESTIVAL

EPICA, ENTHRONED, GOD DETHRONED and GOREROTTED have been confirmed for the Mons Metal Meeting 3 Festival on April 15-16 at The Wauxhall in Mons, Belgium. The two-day festival with feature hardcore and "nu-metal" acts on the first day (ETHS, BLACK BOMB A, L'ESPRIT DU CLAN, CALDERA, SOULBLEED, D'MAIJIRA, BOMBSHELL CREW) and black/death/heavy/thrash metal on the ...

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Finnish DIMEBAG DARRELL Tribute Concert: More Details Revealed

Finnish melodic thrashers HEVEIN have revealed more information about the upcoming "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott (PANTERA, DAMAGEPLAN) tribute concert that is scheduled to be held January 15 at VR Makasiinit in Helsinki. According to a posting on HEVEIN's web site, at least 25 classic PANTERA songs will be played in memory of Dimebag by dozens of ...

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HEATHEN Sign Distribution Deal With IDN

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers HEATHEN have inked a North American distribution deal with the New York-based based Innovative Distribution Network (IDN). The band, who are currently unsigned, released their latest CD, "Recovered", independently this past spring. The effort featured covers of songs from QUEEN, THIN LIZZY, TYGERS OF PAN TANG and SWEET SAVAGE, ...

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AEROSMITH Frontman to Help Launch New Marchitecture

According to TheInquirer.net, AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler and Intel's boss Craig Barrett will announce the UmixIT marchitecture on Janaury 6 at Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas. Using antique techniques of online journalism TheInquirer.net's Fuad Abazovic discovered that UmixIT is actually sound mixer powered by the famous music application Cakewalk. It's a way to allow ...

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