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MURDERDOLLS: "Musical Equivalent Of Being Kicked In The Teeth"

MURDERDOLLS, the new band featuring SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison on guitar, singer Wednesday 13 (formerly of North Carolina horror-metal outfit FRANKENSTEIN DRAG QUEENS FROM PLANET 13), ex-DOPE/current STATIC-X guitarist Tripp Eisen, bassist Erik Griffin and drummer Ben Graves, are currently mixing their debut album at SR Audio studios in Des Moines, Iowa for a late ...

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JASON NEWSTED: METALLICA Will Crush Everybody's Head Again

Despite METALLICA's widely-publicized recent setbacks—which include the departure of bassist Jason Newsted and frontman James Hetfield's battle with alcoholism—the band are far from over and should not be counted out, according to Newsted. "Losing hope or doubting METALLICA, stuff like that? I don't see that as a wise move," the bassist is quoted as saying ...

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SLIPKNOT To Issue New Single In July

SLIPKNOT's forthcoming UK single, "My Plague (New Abuse Mix)", will be released on July 8th. The full track listing for it is as follows: 01. My Plague (New Abuse Mix) 02. The Heretic Anthem (live) 03. (sic) (live) 04. My Plague (New Abuse Mix) (video) The two live tracks were recorded on January 22nd, 2002 ...

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AEROSMITH VH1 "Behind The Music" Special In The Works

An AEROSMITH Behind The Music special is currently being produced by VH1 for a tentative early July air date, according to AEROSMITH fan site Aero Force One. "Over the last couple weeks they caught up with old managers and producers," states a message on the site. "They once again sat down with [drummer] Joey Kramer ...

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SLIPKNOT: Side Project Update

The forthcoming debut CD from CLOSURE, the solo project of SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor, will include 11 or 12 of the 16 songs recently laid down by the five-piece band at Catamount Studios in Cedar Falls, Iowa, according to a report posted at MTV.com. Produced by the band and Tom Tatman (i.e. LIVING SACRIFICE, CRAIG ...

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MANOWAR Embrace New Technology On Latest CD

MANOWAR's newest release, Warriors Of The World, will reportedly mark the first heavy metal album to ever be released not only on CD and vinyl but also on the new audio format Super Audio CD (SACD) , developed by Philips who also invented the Compact Disc in the 80's. As with the the normal CD, ...

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ENGINE Line Up West Coast Dates

ENGINE, featuring vocalist Ray Alder (FATES WARNING), bassist Joey Vera (ARMORED SAINT), guitarist Bernie Versailles (AGENT STEEL) and drummer Pete Parada (FACE TO FACE), will perform the following dates during June: Jun. 21 - The Roadhouse - Sacramento, CA Jun. 25 - The Galaxy Theatre - Santa Ana, CA Jun. 26 - Brick By Brick ...

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EUROPE To Make A Comeback?

In an interview with the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet published on Tuesday, April 30th, ex-EUROPE guitarist John Norum (currently playing with DOKKEN) confirmed that all former members of the group are into doing a comeback album. It would be a shame if we didn't do it before we get too old, Norum stated. There's an incredible ...

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The SLIPKNOT/STATIC-X Collaboration: "We Didn't Break Up"

SLIPKNOT's Joey Jordison and STATIC-X guitarist Tripp Eisen, who recently decided to drop the band name THE REJECTS for their long-running side project, have issued the following statements explaining their decision to part ways with singer Dizzy and recruit vocalist Wednesday 13 of THE FRANKENSTEIN DRAG QUEENS FROM PLANET 13: Joey Jordison: "Listen...... I don't ...

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RAMONES Family, Friends Feuding Over Joey's Birthday Bash

The following article originally appeared in today's edition of the New York Post: Joey Ramone's mother and brother are blasting friends and former bandmates of the late punk legend for staging a birthday bash the same night as a family fete in his honor. Joey's brother, Mickey Leigh, and mother, Charlotte Lesher, are throwing a ...

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SAVATAGE's CHRIS CAFFERY Speaks Out On Guitarist Change

SAVATAGE guitarist Chris Caffery has issued a personal statement regarding the recent departure of SEVEN WITCHES axeman Jack Frost and recruitment of former MEGADETH guitarist Al Pitrelli to the group's ranks. Says Caffery: “I want to thank Jack for a great job and a fun 10 months on the road. You are a great guy ...

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New ENGINE MP3 Available For Download

ENGINE, featuring vocalist Ray Alder (FATES WARNING), bassist Joey Vera (ARMORED SAINT), guitarist Bernie Versailles (AGENT STEEL) and drummer Pete Parada (FACE TO FACE), have made available for download the track "Realize", taken from the group's forthcoming Superholic CD, at this location. Superholic is scheduled to be released on May 21st through Metal ...

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THE REJECTS To Return To Studio To Record Additional Material

THE REJECTS, a long-running project featuring vocalist Dizzy Reject, SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison (on guitar), and STATIC-X guitarist Tripp Eisen, will go back into the studio in early April to record six or seven new songs for the group's much-anticiated debut album, which is tentatively due to be released during the summer through an as-yet-undisclosed ...

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ARMORED SAINT/FATES WARNING Bassist Joins SEVEN WITCHES

SEVEN WITCHES, featuring ex-CRIMSON GLORY vocalist Wade Black and SAVATAGE guitarist Jack Frost, have announced the addition of bassist Joey Vera (i.e. ARMORED SAINT, FATES WARNING, ENGINE) to the group's ranks. Joey will reportedly join the group on their upcoming European tour with ANNIHILATOR and will also play on the next SEVEN WITCHES CD. Joey, ...

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JAXX Concert Hall Owner: I Don't Need MANOWAR's Bullsh.t

Jay Nedry, owner of the Jaxx concert hall in West Springfield, Virginia, has commented on the reasons behind the cancellation of MANOWAR's gig at the venue, originally scheduled for March 30th. According to Nedry, we had bought MANOWAR and two other acts [for the show on March 30th]. We also were told specifically that we ...

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Former FAITH NO MORE Frontman Offers Explanation For Pissing Incident (Sort Of)

Former FAITH NO MORE and current TOMAHAWK/FANTOMAS frontman Mike Patton and his record label, Ipecac Recordings, have issued the following “tongue-in-cheek” statement about the reported incident that occurred in London on March 10th that involved Patton pissing on security guards at the London Astoria last Sunday: "So Mike Patton and the band TOMAHAWK roll into ...

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ENGINE Track To Be Featured Miller Genuine Draft Download

ENGINE, featuring vocalist Ray Alder (FATES WARNING), bassist Joey Vera (ARMORED SAINT), guitarist Bernie Versailles (AGENT STEEL) and drummer Pete Parada (FACE TO FACE), will have their track "Mine", from their forthcoming sophomore album Superholic, featured as one of the Miller Genuine Draft's exclusive downloads along with seven artists of various genres. MGD's Blind Date ...

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Over 2,000 SLIPKNOT Fans Turned Away At Glasgow In-Store

Over 2,000 SLIPKNOT fans were turned away from a scheduled SLIPKNOT in-store appearance at Glasgow's Virgin Megastore this afternoon, February 14th, after more than 3,000 people showed up in hopes of meeting their masked heroes. According to a NME.com account, the doors were locked at noon after 1,000 devotees were already packed inside the store ...

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Former LOVE/HATE Frontman Makes Rarities Available Online

Former LOVE/HATE and current RATT frontman Jizzy Pearl has made available for download via his official web site LOVE/HATE's entire fourth album, I'm Not Happy, as well as a host of LOVE/HATE demos recorded at various points during the band's career. According to Pearl, “I have included the fourth LOVE/HATE record I'm Not Happy as ...

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MARILYN MANSON Gets "Evil", Continues Work On New CD

MARILYN MANSON has revealed the titles of the four instrumental pieces that he has composed for inclusion on the forthcoming Resident Evil soundtrack, which is set to be issued through Roadrunner Records on March 12th. They are as follows: 01. Seizure Of Power 02. Cleansing 03. Reunion 04. Resident Evil Main Title Theme According to ...

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MANOWAR: We'll Die In The Name Of Metal!!

More information has surfaced about the upcoming MANOWAR studio album, entitled Warriors Of The World, which is scheduled to be released in Europe on Monday, May 27th through Nuclear Blast Records. During a February 9th press conference held at Galaxy Studios in Belgium, where the album was mixed, members of MANOWAR discussed the making of ...

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JASON NEWSTED: The Exclusive Interview!!

During a candid January 28th interview with journalist Martin Carlsson, portions of which appeared in the Swedish newspaper Expressen, former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted revealed interesting facts about his departure from METALLICA, James Hetfield's battle with addictions, the infamous Playboy feature, the postponement of VOIVOD's next album, the formation of a dream metal band with ...

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JAG PANZER To Re-Record Early Classics For Upcoming CD

After five years of trying to secure the rights to reissue their back catalog, Colorado power metallers JAG PANZER appear to have been unable to reach an agreement with ex-guitarist Joey Tafolla to allow them to re-release the early classics through the Century Media label. As a result, the band have decided to take the ...

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THE REJECTS Acquire New Drummer

THE REJECTS, a long-running project featuring vocalist Dizzy Reject, SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison (on guitars), and STATIC-X/ex-DOPE guitarist Tripp Eisen, have acquired drummer Katie Scabs to replace former GENITORTURERS skinsman Racci Shay, who recently left the group. Expect a summer release for THE REJECTS upcoming debut album, which has already been recorded and is likely ...

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Former ANTHRAX Men To Launch New Band

Former ANTHRAX guitarist Dan Spitz and vocalist Joey Belladonna are reportedly collaborating in an as-yet-unnamed new project. No further details are presently available about the rest of the group's line-up or the band's future plans. ...

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Joey Ramone: Solo CD, RNR Hall Of Fame Induction Ahead

Joey Ramone's posthumous debut solo album, entitled Don't Worry About Me, is due out on February 19th via Sanctuary Records. Among the musicians performing on the CD are Andy Shernoff (DICTATORS, who also co-wrote the track "Stop Thinking About It"), drummer Frank Funaro (ex-DICTATORS, ex-DEL-LORDS, current member of CRACKER), as well as drummer Marky Ramone. ...

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