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ROLLINS BAND Mapping Return To Live Stage

MTV.com is reporting that the ROLLINS BAND are mapping their return, according to a posting on frontman Henry Rollins' web site. Rollins, guitarist Chris Haskett, drummer Sim Cain and bassist Melvin Gibbs "have been practicing on and off for months now, slowly getting it together," Hank wrote. "We are back together and are planning on ...

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JEFF KOLLMAN: New Live And Studio Albums On The Way

Guitarist Jeff Kollman (GLENN HUGHES, MOGG/WAY, UFO) and his band COSMOSQUAD will be appearing at the Baked Potato, 3878 Cahuenga Blvd. W. in Universal City, CA this Saturday, April 1 for a double header. The first set kicks off at 9.30pm. States Kollman: "We'll be recording for a solo live album, with our good friend ...

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ARTIMUS PYLEDRIVER Sign With DRT ENTERTAINMENT

Atlanta's own ARTIMUS PYLEDRIVER have inked a deal with DRT Entertainment. The band's self-titled DRT debut will be in stores June 6. "This album is just the beginning of our sonic assault on Southern rock and hardcore," raves singer Dave Slocum. "This is the shit that bridges the gap between DAVID ALLEN COE and BLACK ...

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MERCYFUL FATE Guitarist To Record Solo Album

MERCYFUL FATE/FORCE OF EVIL guitarist Hank Shermann has announced plans to record a solo album, tentatively due in March 2007. "I have 'tons' of ideas and unused material dating back to the days of MERCYFUL FATE in the early '80s , and also it will be my 30-year anniversary as a guitar player," Shermann states. ...

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SUPERJOINT RITUAL Bassist's Sisters Hurt In Car Crash

The Associated Press is reporting that two sisters of SUPERJOINT RITUAL bassist Hank Williams III remained hospitalized after being badly injured in a one-vehicle wreck in northern Mississippi. Hilary Williams, 27, underwent eight hours of emergency surgery at the Regional Medical Center on Wednesday night. She had a second operation Thursday to reconstruct her hip ...

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COURTNEY LOVE's Father Threatens To Sue Over LSD Allegations

According to Britain's Sunday Times, Courtney Love's father, a former rock manager called Hank Harrison, is preparing to sue her and Faber & Faber, publisher of Love's upcoming book (entitled "Dirty Blonde") based on her "intimate" journals, if she alleges that he put her on the road to drug addiction by giving her LSD as ...

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Reunited FATE To Release New Album In April

Reunited Danish hard rockers FATE will release their new album, "V", in April via MTM Music. Formed back in the early '80s, FATE made themselves quite a name on the metal/rock scene with their four superb albums. The band came to life in 1984 when guitarist Hank Shermann left MERCYFUL FATE. Hank hooked up with ...

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SUPERCHRIST To Release First Single

Chicago's self-described heavy metal derelicts SUPERCHRIST will be releasing their first-ever single in March through Famine Records. Featuring two brand-new songs ("Ladycutter" and "Baby Blood"), the 7" vinyl release is said to be a preview of the direction of the band's upcoming fifth album, "Headbanger", which is due later in 2006. Listen to the song ...

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MEGADETH Guitarist Interviewed On Toronto Radio: Audio Available

MEGADETH guitarist Glen Drover (also in EIDOLON) was a guest on "The Kim Mitchell Show" on Toronto's classic rock station Q107 on Friday, February 3. Glen was interviewed and he performed a snippet from one of Mitchell's classic solo tracks — "Rocklandwonderland" (from 1989's "Wonderland" album). Download the audio of the interview at

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Sis Masis - HARMFUL

Exercises in futility don't get much more futile than this one. I'm not talking about "Sis Masis", obviously, because it's a monster of an album with a high rating. But it almost seems silly to write a review for a disc so obscure I had to hunt it down and special order it for $35 ...

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Former CARCASS Frontman JEFF WALKER: Solo Album Delayed

Fractured Transmitter Records has pushed back the projected release date of the solo album from former CARCASS bassist/vocalist Jeff Walker, entitled "Welcome to Carcass Cuntry", to May 9 from the previously announced March 14. No reason was given for the delay. The CD, which consists exclusively of country and blues covers, will include tracks from ...

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FORCE OF EVIL: Live Video Posted Online

FORCE OF EVIL, the new Danish band featuring guitarist Michael Denner (ex-MERCYFUL FATE), guitarist Hank Shermann (MERCYFUL FATE), bassist Hal Patino (KING DIAMOND), drummer Bjarne Holm (MERCYFUL FATE), and vocalist Martin Steene (ex-IRONFIRE), have uploaded a short video clip of their last live performance, which took place on August 5, 2005 at The Rock in ...

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MEGADETH's DROVER Brothers Begin Mixing New EIDOLON Album

MEGADETH/EIDOLON guitarist Glen Drover has posted the following message on the EIDOLON web site: "Shawn [Drover, MEGADETH/EIDOLON drummer] will be arriving in Toronto today (December 26th) to start the mixing and mastering (after we all do some family time) of the long-overdue EIDOLON album — 'The Parallel Otherworld'. The album should be 100% finished by ...

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Former CARCASS Frontman JEFF WALKER: Solo Album Track Listing Revealed

Former CARCASS bassist/vocalist Jeff Walker has finalized the track listing for his upcoming solo album consisting exclusively of country and blues covers. The CD, entitled "Welcome to Carcass Cuntry", will include tracks from such artists as SKEETER DAVIS, HANK WILLIAMS, JOHNNY CASH, CONNIE SMITH, and JOHN DENVER — albeit with a metallic spin. A March ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Begin Writing Material For New Album

STRAPPING YOUNG LAD drummer Gene Hoglan has posted the following tour update at the band's official web site: "What's happening? We're pulling into Tulsa, Oklahoma, and I've got my eyes peeled for that 900 ft. Jesus. I don't see anything. But hey man, if Jesus saves, I'd like to know where he shops... "Our three ...

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Former CARCASS Frontman's Country/Blues Solo Album To Surface Early Next Year

Fractured Transmitter Records will be issuing former CARCASS bassist/vocalist Jeff Walker's solo album consisting exclusively of country and blues covers from artists including SKEETER DAVIS, HANK WILLIAMS, JOHNNY CASH, CONNIE SMITH, and JOHN DENVER — albeit with a metallic spin. The CD, entitled "Welcome to Carcass Cuntry", is tentatively scheduled for release in February/March 2006. ...

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EIDOLON: MEGADETH Guitarist Issues New Album Update

EIDOLON guitarist Glen Drover (MEGADETH) has posted the following update on the band's official web site: "Here is an update to let you know where we stand with the progress of recording the new EIDOLON album, 'The Parallel Otherworld'. "All that is left now are two bass tracks, my solos and Nils' [K. Rue, vocals; ...

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BEHEMOTH Frontman Checks In From BLACKEST OF THE BLACK Tour

Polish black metallers BEHEMOTH are currently in the middle of their most prestigious U.S. tour with DANZIG, CHIMAIRA, HIMSA, MORTIIS and THE AGONY SCENE. The band have just hit the East Cost. Mainman Nergal checks in from the road with the following statement: "This tour has been great success for us. Every night we play ...

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PSYOPUS Guitarist Joins ASSJACK's Touring Lineup

PSYOPUS guitarist Chris Arp has joined the touring lineup of ASSAJCK, the hardcore/punk metal band led by SUPERJOINT RITUAL bassist Hank Williams III. "Chris will be taking over lead guitar duties throughout this tour and and is sure to amaze everyone with his shredding style," reads a posting on hank's web site. In addition to ...

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