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QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE Part Ways With Bassist NICK OLIVERI

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE have officially parted ways with bassist Nick Oliveri. According to MTV.com, Oliveri has unexpectedly left the band, breaking off a musical relationship with frontman Josh Homme that goes back to their days playing together in KYUSS in the early '90s. "A number of incidents occurring over the last 18 months ...

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SLIPKNOT Set Release Date For New Album

SLIPKNOT have set a May 25 release date through Roadrunner Records for their much-anticipated, as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2001's "Iowa". The band are currently preparing to hit the road as part of the fourth installment of the Jägermeister Music Tour, beginning March 30 in Orlando, Florida. FEAR FACTORY and CHIMAIRA are also onboard for the five-week ...

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ANTHRAX: 'Metallum Maximum Aeturnum' Track Listing Revealed

ANTHRAX have announced the list of winning tracks to be recorded for the group's collection of Joey Belladonna/Neil Turbin-era songs sung by current vocalist John Bush, dubbed "Metallum Maximum Aeturnum". The songs, which were selected by the fans via the band's official homepage as part of ANTHRAX's 20th Anniversary Celebration, are as follows: 01. Anthrax ...

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'Music As A Weapon II' DVD/CD Preview Posted Online

The "Music As A Weapon II" DVD/CD set is scheduled for release on February 24 through Reprise/Warner. The set features highlights from DISTURBED's "Music As A Weapon II Tour", which also included CHEVELLE, TAPROOT, and ÜNLOCO. Here is the track listing for both the CD and DVD: 01. DISTURBED – "Loading The Weapon" 02. DISTURBED ...

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Label: SLIPKNOT To Record 3-4 More Songs For New Album

According to a posting at the Roadrunner Records web site, SLIPKNOT are officially back in the Hollywood Hills, California as of Monday, January 12 finishing up the recording of their as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2001's "Iowa", tentatively due this summer. "Word has it the band is still going to lay down 3-4 more full songs, and ...

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SOCIETY 1: Live Suspension Show Scheduled For March

Before entering the studio to record their second album for Earache Records, SOCIETY 1 will give one final performance in support of their Earache debut, "Exit Through Fear"...and this won't be any ordinary show! Thursday, March 11, at The Key Club in West Hollywood, California... Not only will SOCIETY 1 play a full set of ...

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MURDERDOLLS Singer To Embark On 'Solo' U.K. Tour

MURDERDOLLS frontman Wednesday 13 (formerly of North Carolina horror-metal outfit FRANKENSTEIN DRAG QUEENS FROM PLANET 13) will embark on a U.K. solo tour in March. Backing him on these shows will be Floridian "grave rockers" DEATH BECOMES YOU. Confirmed dates are as follows: Mar. 13 – Birmingham, UK @ Academy Mar. 14 - London, UK ...

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MURDERDOLLS Singer: THIRTEEN DEAD KIDS Web Site Launched

MURDERDOLLS frontman Wednesday 13 (formerly of North Carolina horror-metal outfit FRANKENSTEIN DRAG QUEENS FROM PLANET 13) has launched the web site for his brand-new merchandise line, Thirteen Dead Kids. Check it out here. As previously reported, Wednesday 13 has announced plans to do a few select solo dates to promote the merchandise line. ...

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AEROSMITH Get Charitable

AEROSMITH guitarist Brad Whitford and JANE'S ADDICTION frontman Perry Farrell are among the stars appearing on the Disney album "A World of Happiness", due February 2. Farrell and Deborah Harry perform together on the track "The Patience Bossa", one of two songs the BLONDIE singer appears on. Billboard reports that a percentage of proceeds from ...

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MURDERDOLLS To Play California In January

MURDERDOLLS, the 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 guitarist Acey Slade, bassist Erik Griffin, and drummer Ben Graves, have lined up the following dates in January: Jan. 15 - Key Club - Hollywood, CA Jan. 17 - ...

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MURDERDOLLS Singer To Launch Merchandise Line

MURDERDOLLS singer Wednesday 13 (formerly of North Carolina horror-metal outfit FRANKENSTEIN DRAG QUEENS FROM PLANET 13) has issued the following update via his official web site, Wednesday13.com: "Seasons beatings to one and all. Here is a report from camp Wednesday. "I've been busy as fuck as of lately. After the IRON MAIDEN and ...

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Report: New SLIPKNOT Album To Surface In May Or June

SLIPKNOT's much-anticipated follow-up to 2001's "Iowa", which is currently being recorded in the Hollywood Hills, California with producer Rick Rubin (SYSTEM OF A DOWN, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, AUDIOSLAVE, SLAYER), has had its projected release date pushed back to May or June 2004, according to a studio report posted at MTV.com. "The cool thing about ...

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RHAPSODY: Setting New Standards In 'Film Score Metal'

Acclaimed actor Christopher Lee ("Star Wars - Episode 2: Attack of the Clones", "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring", "Gremlins II", "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow") will join the symphonic metal band RHAPSODY on their next CD. Mr. Lee is no stranger to music and recording studios as he is a ...

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ARMORED SAINT Finalize Track Listing For New DVD

ARMORED SAINT have completed work on their new DVD, "Armored Saint Magazine: Lessons Not Well Learned", tentatively scheduled for a late spring release. Directed by bassist Joey Vera, the DVD will include a one-hour feature, which contains 12 live bootleg videos ranging from the "Symbol of Salvation" tours (1991) through the "Nod to the Old ...

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CANDLEMASS, TROUBLE In Stockholm: A Wicked Night Of Doom!

Swedish doom masters CANDLEMASS have posted the following report from their Nov. 29 Stockholm gig with TROUBLE and FORCE OF EVIL: "Both TROUBLE and FORCE OF EVIL arrived to Stockholm on the Friday. FORCE OF EVIL got in late and chose to have an early night after some pasta, while TROUBLE and CANDLEMASS had loads ...

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ANTHRAX To Record Live Shows For Upcoming CD/DVD

ANTHRAX will record their upcoming shows in Chicago (Dec. 5), Flint (Dec. 6) and Cleveland (Dec. 7) for a live CD/DVD that will accompany the group's previously announced collection of Joey Belladonna/Neil Turbin-era songs sung by current vocalist John Bush. As previously reported, the studio portion of the set, dubbed "Metallum Maximus Aeternus", will be ...

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INCANTATION Cancel Chilean Tour Dates, Slam Session Guitarist

INCANTATION have been forced to cancel their previously announced Chilean tour dates due to the alleged incompetence of their Chilean tour promoter. The following is the band's official statement on the matter: "INCANTATION and Tumba Records would like to apologize to the Chilean metal fans because INCANTATION are unable to play on their 'Rotting With ...

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NYC Street Named For JOEY RAMONE

The corner of Second Street and Bowery near the legendary CBGBs club in New York City has been officially christened "Joey Ramone Place" for THE RAMONES' lead singer, who died of cancer in 2001 at 49. Check out pictures from Film Magic, Newsday. "Joey was a true New Yorker," said bandmate ...

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ARMORED SAINT: DVD Update

FATES WARNING/ARMORED SAINT bassist Joey Vera has posted the following message on his web site: "Just a quick update on the progress on the new SAINT DVD I'm working on: This new DVD will feature ARMORED SAINT during the years 1991-2002. Mostly comprised of live bootleg videos from various tours, the total running program will ...

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JOEY RAMONE Has Street Named After Him

The corner of Second Street and the Bowery on New York's Lower East Side will be renamed Joey Ramone Place in a ceremony to take place Sunday, Nov. 30, featuring speakers and testimonials from the late performer's friends, family and fans, according to Hits Daily Double. The location is a half a block away from ...

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SLIPKNOT Drummer: 'We Are Coming Back To Reclaim The Crown'

SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison has released the following update regarding the progress of the recording sessions for the group's much-anticipated follow-up to 2001's "Iowa": "What better place to make the new SLIPKNOT record than an old abandoned mansion in the Hollywood Hills, a place where my door will open at 9:00 a.m. every morning no ...

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DANZIG/MURDERDOLLS Halloween Show Cancelled

The DANZIG/MURDERDOLLS show that was to take place at The Orange Pavilion in San Bernardino, California this Halloween (Oct. 31) has been cancelled due to the California wildfires. MURDERDOLLS guitarist Joey Jordison (better known as the drummer in SLIPKNOT) recently spoke to RoadrunnerRecords.com about the importance of Halloween. "Halloween has always been my favorite holiday," ...

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