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Former CANDLEBOX Singer Sponsored By YOO-HOO Chocolate Drink

Jon Healey of the Los Angeles Times reports that former CANDLEBOX singer Kevin Martin is giving a whole new meaning to the notion of rock star beverage dependency. Martin has a different band these days and a new partner to support his musical ventures: Yoo-Hoo Chocolate Drink. Yoo-Hoo's maker, Cadbury Schweppes' Snapple Beverage Group, is ...

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DOHENY To Make Live Debut In Hollywood

DOHENY, the Los Angeles-based band formed by ex-THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar) and PITCHSHIFTER frontman Jon "J.S." Clayden, will make their live debut on Tuesday, November 4 at the Viper Room in Hollywood, California. The group are scheduled to take the stage at 10:30 p.m. Says Billy: "It's time for DOHENY to ...

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PUSHED's JON DETTE: We Have Not Broken Up!

Despite previous reports to the contrary, Southern California's PUSHED have not broken up, according to the band's drummer, Jon Dette (ex-SLAYER, TESTAMENT). "We've replaced guitarist Joe [Johnson] and bassist Greg [Christian, ex-TESTAMENT]," Dette told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. "The new guitar player is Peter Scheithauer (ex-KILLING MACHINE, STREAM, BELLADONNA). Juan Garcia [AGENT STEEL] is most likely going to ...

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New SPEARFISH CD To Feature High-Profile Guest Appearances

Paul Dianno (IRON MAIDEN), Mick Box (URIAH HEEP), Nicky Moore (SAMSON), Manny Charlton (NAZARETH), Stefan Elmgren (HAMMERFALL), and Dave Hill (DEMON) are among the guest artists featured on the forthcoming SPEARFISH CD, "Back, For The Future", due on October 31 through Sweden Rock Records. All proceeds from the album will be donated to the Children's ...

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DRAGONLORD Cancel California Dates

San Francisco Bay Area black metallers DRAGONLORD, featuring members of TESTAMENT, have regretfully announced that they are unable to perform at their previously announced shows on October 24 with DEATH ANGEL at the Cadillac Ranch in Concord, and on October 28 at the Cat Club in San Francisco, due to drummer Jon Allen's "personal family ...

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ICED EARTH's Forthcoming CD To Honor The 'Valor And Sacrifices' Of Hundreds Of Thousands Of Men

ICED EARTH's forthcoming album, "The Glorious Burden", represents a ten-song musical enterprise honoring the valor and sacrifices that made the world what it is today. The band's ninth full-length album will be released through SPV Records on January 13, 2004. Having only hinted at their infatuation with history in the past with "Ghost Of Freedom" ...

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NASUM Announce New Lineup

Swedish grindcore merchants NASUM have been upgraded from a trio to a quartet. Replacing bassist Jesper Liveröd, who exited the band in order to pursue Kerry King-approved noise-mongers BURST, is Jon "Elle" Lindkvist (VICTIMS, SAYYADENA). Also joining the outfit is REGURGUTATE guitarist Urban Skytt. The band the following to say about Jon: "Apart from having ...

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LEMMY, JON OLIVA, BLAZE BAYLEY To Perform With DORO PESCH At 20-Year Anniversary Concert

MOTÖRHEAD's Lemmy, SAVATAGE's Jon Oliva, and Blaze Bayley (ex-IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE) are among the special guests confirmed to appear with Doro Pesch at the veteran German metal singer's 20-year anniversary show on December 13 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Pesch is expected to perform material spanning her entire career, including a couple of early WARLOCK numbers featuring a ...

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DOHENY Drummer Mugged At Gunpoint

Colin LaRocque, drummer for the California-based DOHENY (featuring ex-THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar) and PITCHSHIFTER frontman Jon "J.S." Clayden), was mugged at gunpoint in Los Angeles on Wednesday night (September 10). Three robbers accosted Colin by a friend's house in the early hours of the morning, and after taking his wallet, phone ...

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ICED EARTH: 'The Glorious Burden' Pushed Back To January 2004

The release date of ICED EARTH's new album, "The Glorious Burden", has been officially pushed back to January 13, 2004 (a day earlier internationally), according to SPV Records. A single (view cover here) containing the tracks "The Reckoning (Don't Tread On Me)", "When The Eagle Cries" (Unplugged), "Valley Forge" and "Hollow Man" will ...

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CRISS OLIVA MEMORIAL CONCERT Venue Change

Due to the large number of pre show ticket sales, the venue for the Criss Oliva 10th Anniversary Memorial Concert has been changed. The Memorial Concert will now be held on Friday, October 17, 2003 at The Masquerade located in the historic Ybor City district of Tampa, Florida. Doors will open at 7:00 pm. Details ...

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DOHENY Complete Lineup

DOHENY, the Los Angeles-based band formed by ex-THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar) and PITCHSHIFTER frontman Jon "J.S." Clayden, have completed their lineup with the addition of bassist Tony Freddo. Tony is a California native and has been playing bass for many years. Said Tony: "I am psyched to be a part of ...

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DEATHSTARS: Video Clips Posted Online

Two video clips from recent Nuclear Blast signings DEATHSTARS have been made available for viewing at the label's web site. Check them out: 01. Synthetic Generation (Real Media) 02. Syndrome (Real Media) DEATHSTARS' debut album, "Synthetic Generation" — originally issued in Sweden in March 2002 via the Universal affiliate LED Recordings ...

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Ex-UGLY KID JOE Singer Teams Up With Former FAITH NO MORE Members

Vocalist Whitfield Crane (UGLY KID JOE, LIFE OF AGONY, MEDICATION) has started a new group with former FAITH NO MORE members Billy Gould (bass) and Jon Hudson (guitar). The as-yet-unnamed San Francisco-based project, which is also said to include Craig McFarland from the acclaimed Bay Area band M.I.R.V., are currently seeking a drummer and are ...

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DEEP PURPLE Singer Says JON LORD's Departure Was A 'Relief'

U.K. web site Metro Café have posted a short interview with DEEP PURPLE singer Ian Gillan in which he discussses, among other things, why it took five years to record a follow-up to 1998's "Abandon": "We were reluctant to press on with it at the time because [keyboardist] Jon Lord's been leaving for five years," ...

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DEEP PURPLE/URIAH HEEP Supergroup To Begin Mixing Debut Album

The new supergroup featuring members of URIAH HEEP, DEEP PURPLE and OZZY OSBOURNE's former bass player Bob Daisley is putting the finishing touches on its debut album, tentatively due in late 2003/early 2004 through an as-yet-undisclosed label. The as-yet-unnamed band, which consists of Daisley, Lee Kerslake (URIAH HEEP) on drums, Jon Lord (DEEP PURPLE) and ...

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BON JOVI To Buy Football Team?

Jon Bon Jovi is buying a pro football team, according to the New York Post. The rocker, whose band kicked off last year's NFL season with a free concert in Times Square, is snapping up a 50-percent stake in an arena football team in Philadelphia, not far from his beloved New Jersey. The multimillion dollar ...

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DOHENY Add Drummer

DOHENY, the Los Angeles-based band formed by ex-THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar) and PITCHSHIFTER frontman Jon "J.S." Clayden, have announced the addition of drummer Colin LaRocque to the group's ranks. Colin, a native of Toronto, Canada, has been an L.A. resident for awhile and has been drumming for many years. Says Sean ...

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Former JUDAS PRIEST Singer Joins ICED EARTH!

Former JUDAS PRIEST frontman Tim "Ripper" Owens has officially joined ICED EARTH. Owens, whose split with PRIEST was said to have been amicable, has already finished laying down vocals to the group's new album, "The Glorious Burden", tentatively due this fall through SPV/Steamhammer Records. "The album is done, and it's not just done, it rules!!" ...

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STAIND Guitarist Speaks Out On LO-PRO

STAIND's official web site Staind.com has posted an audio recording of guitarist Mike Mushok talking about LO-PRO, the first signing to STAIND frontman Aaron Lewis' new Geffen/Interscope imprint label, 413 Records. Listen to it here. As previously reported, LO-PRO feature in their ranks former ULTRASPANK members Pete Murray (vocals) and Neil Godfrey (guitar), ...

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METALLICA Hire Psychologist For 'St. Anger' Management

Jon Bream of the Minneapolis Star Tribune is reporting that when shit hit the fan, METALLICA "brought in sports psychologist Phil Towle, who has worked with pro football's St. Louis Rams, an Olympic silver-medalist swimmer and other athletes. "Towle's first session with METALLICA was coincidentally the day bassist Jason Newsted unexpectedly announced he was quitting ...

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SAVATAGE Members To Perform Together For First Time In Eight Years

For the first time in eight years, bassist Johnny Lee Middleton and drummer Steve "Doc" Wacholz will join vocalist Jon Oliva and guitarist Chris Caffery on stage for the Criss Oliva 10th Anniversary Memorial Concert to remember and celebrate the life and contributions of Jon's brother, late SAVATAGE guitarist Christopher Michael Oliva. The concert will ...

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