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ANN BOLEYN Manager Accused Of Soliciting Murder

54-year-old James Howard Paul, Jr., who had previously managed HELLION frontwoman and horror movie actress Ann Boleyn, was arraigned on August 27th in Van Nuys Superior Court for soliciting the murder of his wife. As a result, Boleyn has announced the termination of her business relationship with Paul effective August 15th. "Right now Jim's focus ...

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DARK ANGEL: San Francisco Headlining Gig Announced

The reformed DARK ANGEL — featuring guitarists Jim Durkin and Eric Meyer, vocalist Ron Rinehart, and drummer Gene Hoglan — are due to perform a headlining show at the Pound in San Francisco, California on Saturday, December 7th, according to the club's official web site. A headlining date at The Galaxy Theater in ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE Frontman Returning To Club After Walk-Off

MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman Vince Neil will return to a Steamboat Springs, Colorado nightclub after walking off stage last week, his manager told the Associated Press on Friday. Neil left the Levelz nightclub in this resort town on August 14th after someone threw something on stage, manager Burt Stein said. Stein said Neil felt threatened and ...

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GENE HOGLAN Rejoins DARK ANGEL!!

The reunited DARK ANGEL have been rejoined by drummer Gene Hoglan (i.e. STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) after a short stint with interim skinsman Al "Mayhem" Mendez, guitarist Jim Durkin has informed BLABBERMOUTH.NET. "Gene never said he would NOT [become part of the reunion at some point]," Durkin explained when asked what made Hoglan change his mind ...

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PORCUPINE TREE Frontman To Appear On OSI Debut

PORCUPINE TREE frontman Steven Wilson has contributed lead vocals to two songs on the forthcoming debut album from OSI (ORCHESTRA OF STRATEGIC INFLUENCE), which features in its ranks DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy, FATES WARNING guitarist Jim Matheos, CHROMA KEY/ex-DREAM THEATER keyboardist Kevin Moore, and GORDIAN KNOT/ex-CYNIC bassist Sean Malone. Moore and Matheos reportedly commenced ...

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DARK ANGEL To Make Unannounced Appearance At KREATOR/DESTRUCTION Gig

The reformed DARK ANGEL — featuring guitarists Jim Durkin and Eric Meyer, vocalist Ron Rinehart, bassist Jeremy Peto (ex-MORGION) and drummer Al "Mayhem" Mendez (DREAMS OF DAMNATION) — are strongly rumored to be planning a surprise appearance (likely for only one or two songs) at the September 30th show by KREATOR/DESTRUCTION at The Galaxy Theater ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE Singer Berates Audience, Walks Out

MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman Vince Neil walked off a nightclub stage in a huff — apparently because the audience didn't know the lyrics of some of his solo numbers, according to the Associated Press. Neil was performing with a backup band in Steamboat Springs, Colorado Thursday night. Jim Turczynski, manager of Levelz nightclub, says Neil played ...

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Stone Sour - STONE SOUR

Most of the time, side projects by members of a band are either exercises in pure vanity that only reveal the artist's own shortcomings outside the group he or she is part of. In other instances, the side project is so outside the realm of music previously offered by the artist that fans find it ...

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DARK ANGEL Reunite, Begin Work On New Material

Legendary Los Angeles thrashers DARK ANGEL have reunited and are in the process of writing material for a possible new album, guitarist Jim Durkin has told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. Three-fifths of the line-up that recorded the acclaimed 1989 CD, Leave ScarsDurkin, guitarist Eric Meyer, and vocalist Ron Rinehart — has teamed up with bassist Jeremy ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: AXL ROSE Speaks!!

A few hours before GUNS N' ROSES arrived in China for the start of the band's Chinese Democracy World Tour (they will be performing tonight at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Center), frontman Axl Rose conducted a brief interview from which the following excerpts are provided: On launching the tour in China: Axl: "It's ...

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SEAN MALONE Comments On Much-Anticipated OSI Debut

GORDIAN KNOT/ex-CYNIC bassist Sean Malone has commented on his recently-completed contributions to the debut album from OSI (ORCHESTRA OF STRATEGIC INFLUENCE), also featuring DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy, FATES WARNING guitarist Jim Matheos, and CHROMA KEY/ex-DREAM THEATER keyboardist Kevin Moore. Says Malone: "It's always hard to explain the style of any kind of music, especially ...

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COREY TAYLOR: I Was Getting Burnt Out On SLIPKNOT

SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor has admitted to Rolling Stone magazine that has was "really getting burnt out" with what he was doing with SLIPKNOT prior to the band's decision to embark on a lengthy hiatus to allow the individual members to pursue side projects. "I needed to get back to where I came from — ...

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MURDER ONE: We Will Carry On!

Britain's MURDER ONE have announced plans to carry on despite late frontman Johnny Morrow's death. The band, who also feature ex-MEDULLA NOCTE members Paul Catten, Jammer and Mark, and current CHARGER guitarist Jim Palmer, played their first London show the day before Johnny passed away from heart failure on June 22nd. Vocalist Catten said: "In ...

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STABBING WESTWARD: Where Are They Now?

Former STABBING WESTWARD frontman Chris Hall is reportedly working on a solo album, due out sometime next year. Meanwhile, keyboardist/programmer/guitarist Walter Flakus is said to be working as a DJ/music director for a radio station in Albany, New York. Drummer Andy Kubiszewski is apparently looking to join a new project, while there is no further ...

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APARTMENT 26 Announce New Drummer

APARTMENT 26 have recruited drummer Brad Booker from the Jefferson City, Missouri-based act STIR. The group played their first show with the newest member at the Whisky in West Hollywood, California on June 26th as support to STONE SOUR (featuring Corey Taylor and Jim Root from SLIPKNOT), and "fun was had by all, which is, ...

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REVELATION Confirmed For Germany's DOOM SHALL RISE Festival

The reformed classic REVELATION line-up of Dennis Cornelius (vocals/ guitar), Jim Hunter (bass) and Steve Branagan (drums)—accompanied by ex-OVERSOUL guitarist Chris Greenway—has been confirmed for the first-ever European two-day doom metal festival, dubbed Doom Shall Rise, to be held in Crailsheim, Germany on February 7th and 8th, 2003. So far, the following artists are scheduled ...

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ORCHESTRA OF STRATEGIC INFLUENCE: The Prog-Rock Supergroup!

DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy, FATES WARNING guitarist Jim Matheos, CHROMA KEY/ex-DREAM THEATER keyboardist Kevin Moore, and GORDIAN KNOT/ex-CYNIC bassist Sean Malone have set OSI (ORCHESTRA OF STRATEGIC INFLUENCE) as the name of their much-anticipated prog-rock "supergroup" project, which commenced the recording sessions for their self-titled debut album in early June at the Carriage House ...

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Former VENOM Guitarist Resurfaces In PASSION PLAY

Former VENOM guitarist Jim Clare (a.k.a. Jimi C.) has joined forces with TYGERS OF PAN TANG drummer Craig Ellis and bassist Willie Angus in a brand new project called PASSION PLAY, which is currently recording material for a late 2002 release. No further information is available at this time. ...

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PITCHSHIFTER Recruit Ex-EARTHTONE 9 Guitarist For London Gig

PITCHSHIFTER have recruited former EARTHTONE 9 guitarist Joe Roberts to fill in for Jim Davies at their show with IGGY POP at London's Brixton Academy on Saturday, July 13th. Davies is unable to play due to his live commitments with THE PRODIGY, who are scheduled to headline the Wittness festival in Meath the same night. ...

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STONE SOUR Debut Gets Pushed Up

STONE SOUR, the side project of SLIPKNOT vocalist Corey Taylor and rhythm guitarist Jim Root, have pushed up the release date of their self-titled debut album to August 27th through Roadrunner Records. In other news, the song "Bother" from the above-mentioned release (which also appears in slightly different form on the Spider-Man soundtrack) is currently ...

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