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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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JOHNNY MORROW: The Official Statement

An official statement has been issued about former the passing of former IRON MONKEY/MURDER ONE frontman Johnny Morrow, was found dead in his apartment on Saturday morning, June 22nd, by his housemate, ex-IRON MONKEY guitarist Jim Rusby. "On Saturday June 22nd, John Paul Morrow passed away," begins the statement. "He was vocalist and frontman for ...

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Former IRON MONKEY Frontman Found Dead

MURDER ONE/ex-IRON MONKEY frontman Johnny Morrow was found dead in his apartment on Saturday morning, June 22nd, by his housemate, ex-IRON MONKEY guitarist Jim Rusby. "We don't know what's happened," former IRON MONKEY drummer Justin Greaves told Metal Hammer. "He played on Friday with MURDER ONE and he was on fine form, and then his ...

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APARTMENT 26 To Support STONE SOUR At Los Angeles Gig

APARTMENT 26—the group fronted by Biff Butler, son of BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler— have been confirmed as one of the support acts for STONE SOUR, the side project of SLIPKNOT vocalist Corey Taylor and rhythm guitarist Jim Root, at the latter's headlining performance at the Los Angeles club Whisky A Go-Go on Wednesday, June ...

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SLIPKNOT Side Project MP3 Posted Online

STONE SOUR, the side project of SLIPKNOT vocalist Corey Taylor and rhythm guitarist Jim Root, have posted an MP3 of the track "Get Inside" at this location. "Get Inside" comes off the group's self-titled debut, which is currently being mixed by Toby Wright and is set for a September 9th release through Roadrunner ...

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DREAM THEATER, FATES WARNING, GORDIAN KNOT Supergroup Takes Off

DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy, FATES WARNING guitarist Jim Matheos, and CHROMA KEY/ex-DREAM THEATER keyboardist Kevin Moore were at the Carriage House Studios in Stamford, Connecticut, between June 2nd and June 9th writing and recording material for a project that was brought to life by Matheos, and which is scheduled for release on Inside Out ...

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SLIPKNOT Members To Unmask For New Video

SLIPKNOT vocalist Corey Taylor and rhythm guitarist Jim Root will remove their masks at the end of the month for a video shoot for "Get Inside", the first single from their side project, STONE SOUR, according to MTV.com. The video will be shot onstage on June 26th at the Los Angeles club Whisky A Go-Go. ...

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FINNTROLL Frontman Exits Group

FINNTROLL frontman Katla has announced his departure from the group due to a longer-than-expected recovery period following his recent surgery for a tumor in his vocal cords. Here is Katla's official statement on the matter: "Hail fans of the mighty FINNTROLL! With a great sorrow in my heart and soul I am forced to bring ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO: "Sometimes It Feels Good To Be Miserable"

In the new issue of Sweden's premiere metal publication, Close-Up Magazine, journalist Martin Carlsson speaks at length with vocalist Phil Anselmo on a number of topics, including his numerous side projects, PANTERA and Anselmo's past and present drug use. The interview was conducted over the phone on May 4th, while the singer was staying at ...

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PAIN OF SALVATION Singer Gets Booted From Prog-Rock Supergroup

PAIN OF SALVATION vocalist/guitarist Daniel Gildenlöw will no longer partake in the as-yet-unnamed progressive rock supergroup featuring DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy, FATES WARNING guitarist Jim Matheos, CHROMA KEY/ex-DREAM THEATER keyboardist Kevin Moore, and bassist Sean Malone (GORDIAN KNOT, CYNIC). "In April I was contacted by Jim Matheos of FATES WARNING. He asked me if ...

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Former SKID ROW Frontman To Host "The New Sideshow"

Former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach will be hosting the TV special The New Sideshow on TLC (The Learning Channel). According to Bach, "you will be SHOCKED & AMAZED at the STUNNING & INCREDIBLE acts of such schock-meisters as the Brothers Grim Sideshow, Carnival Diablo, Lucifire, Jim Rose, & lots more!" The New Sideshow airs ...

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HENRY ROLLINS: "West Memphis 3" Album Will Be A Monster!

HENRY ROLLINS has issued a press release detailing the conception of the West Memphis Three benefit album for the three young men—Damien Echols, Jessie Misskelley and Jason Baldwin—who were allegedly convicted unfairly of murder. The album—tentatively due in November—will reportedly consist of ROLLINS and his backing band, MOTHER SUPERIOR, covering classic BLACK FLAG songs, with ...

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SEAN MALONE Speaks Out On Much-Anticipated Supergroup

GORDIAN KNOT/ex-CYNIC bassist Sean Malone has posted another comment via his official web site at www.seanmalone.net about the as-yet-unnamed project featuring Malone, DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy, FATES WARNING guitarist Jim Matheos, CHROMA KEY/ex-DREAM THEATER keyboardist Kevin Moore, and PAIN OF SALVATION vocalist Daniel Gildenlöw. According to Sean, "Jim sent the demos to ...

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PITCHSHIFTER Guitarist To Rejoin PRODIGY

PITCHSHIFTER guitarist Jim Davies will be rejoining PRODIGY on a "full-time" basis during the latter's upcoming festival appearances, according to Kerrang! magazine. However, there are no plans for Davies to leave PITCHSHIFTER. "The work doesn't clash at the moment and the PITCHSHIFTER guys have been really cool about it," the guitarist said. ...

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DREAM THEATER, FATES WARNING Members Join Forces In Brand New Supergroup

DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy, FATES WARNING guitarist Jim Matheos, CHROMA KEY/ex-DREAM THEATER keyboardist Kevin Moore, GORDIAN KNOT/ex-CYNIC bassist Sean Malone and PAIN OF SALVATION vocalist Daniel Gildenlöw have joined forces in a brand new, as-yet-unnamed supergroup which is scheduled to record its debut album in early June for a late October/early November release—possibly through ...

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SLIPKNOT, PENNYWISE, HENRY ROLLINS, Others To Collaborate On West Memphis Three Benefit Album

SLIPKNOT's Corey Taylor, PENNYWISE's Jim Lindberg, and X's Exene Cervenka are among the vocalists tentatively scheduled to appear on a benefit album for the West Memphis Three currently being spearheaded by Henry Rollins. The album will reportedly consist of Rollins and his backing band, MOTHER SUPERIOR covering classic BLACK FLAG songs, with featured performances from ...

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SLIPKNOT: No New Music Until Summer 2003

SLIPKNOT will not commence work on the follow-up to Iowa until early next year, according to frontman Corey Taylor. A summer 2003 release through Roadrunner Records is expected. In the meantime, the group will perform at several European festivals in August, including the UK's Reading and Leeds festivals, and Germany's Off Limits festival. In related ...

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Former ALIEN Singer Bounces Back With Solo Release

Former ALIEN singer Jim Jidhed, one of the greatest voices of AOR, is coming back with his first solo album in 12 years. Containing material written largely by Jidhed himself, the singer's first solo album since 1990 is being produced by Tommy Denander and will also include songs penned by Steve Perry (JOURNEY), Cliff Magness ...

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DEF LEPPARD: Second DVD Party To Be Held At L.A.'s Cat Club

A party is being held tonight (Sunday, May 5th) at Slim Jim Phantom's Cat Club in Los Angeles, celebrating the DVD re-releases of DEF LEPPARD's Visualize/Video Archive home videos. Organized by "Happenin' Harry", a friend of DEF LEPPARD frontman Joe Elliott, the party will feature DVD showings and giveaways, live music and special appearances. The ...

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SUPERJOINT RITUAL Lens Videos, Plan US Tour

SUPERJOINT RITUAL are said to have recently lensed videos for the tracks "F.ck Your Enemy" and "The Alcoholik" with director Jim VanBebber (MY SWEET SATAN, SPASMOLYTIC) at frontman Phil Anselmo's house. Both tracks come off SUPERJOINT RITUAL's upcoming full-length debut, Use Once And Destroy, which is due on May 21st through Sanctuary Records. SUPERJOINT RITUAL ...

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DEAD BRAIN CELLS Release Posthumous CD

Long-defunct Montreal act DEAD BRAIN CELLS (a.k.a. DBC) have released a CD collection Galy Records of demos recorded in 1990 and 1991 for what would have been the band's third full-length album. Dropped from Combat Records in 1991, DBC played their last show that year and have been unheard from ever since. Until now, that ...

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DEF LEPPARD DVD Party Scheduled For Los Angeles' Cat Club

A party is being held tonight at Slim Jim Phantom's Cat Club in Los Angeles, celebrating the DVD re-releases of DEF LEPPARD's Historia/In The Round In Your Face home videos. Organized by "Happenin' Harry", a friend of DEF LEPPARD frontman Joe Elliott, the party will feature DVD showings and giveaways, live music and special appearances. ...

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MURDER ONE To Record Debut EP

Britain's MURDER ONE, featuring vocalist John Morrow (ex-IRON MONKEY), vocalist Paul Catten (ex-MEDULLA NOCTE), guitarist Jim Palmer (CHARGER), guitarist Mark Seddon (ex-MEDULLA NOCTE), drummer Jammer (ex-MEDULLA NOCTE) and bassist Adam (LABRAT), will enter a recording studio on April 15th to record an EP, due later in the year. ...

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