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DAMAGEPLAN Drummer Calls COLD Singer An 'Asshole'

In the latest installment of his "Ask Vinnie" column in Revolver magazine, DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA drummer Vinnie Paul was asked which bands he used to get into fights with on the road, and which ones he would want to fight if he had the chance. "We always made friends with all the bands we ever toured with," ...

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DAMAGEPLAN: Enter To Win WASHBURN Prize Package

DAMAGEPLAN, the new band featuring former PANTERA members Dimebag Darrell (guitar) and Vinnie Paul (drums), are offering one lucky fan a chance to win Washburn Dime 332 prize package, including the Washburn Dime 332 signature series guitar, a Seymour Duncan SH-13 Dimebucker pickup, a free shirt, a free hat, and Dimebag strings. Click

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DAMAGEPLAN's VINNIE PAUL Offers Drumming Tips To TOMMY LEE

In a recent interview with Rhythm magazine, former PANTERA and current DAMAGEPLAN drummer Vinnie Paul was asked to offer some drumming tips. "Okay, well first off, every drummer I meet wants to know how to play [PANTERA's] 'Becoming'," Vinnie replied. "The way I came up with that part was just messing around in the studio ...

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PANTERA's 'Best Of' CD Certified Gold

PANTERA's career overview CD, "The Best of Pantera: Far Beyond the Great Southern Cowboys' Vulgar Hits!" (Elektra/Rhino), has been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for shipments of more than 500,000 copies in the U.S. The 16-song "Vulgar Hits!" CD, originally issued in September 2003, was packaged with a bonus DVD ...

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Ashes Of The Wake - LAMB OF GOD

LAMB OF GOD leads the pack in what some are already calling "the New Wave of American Heavy Metal." While we're not quick to start categorizing things again — after all, look what happened to the so-called "nu metal" movement — it seems clear that there's some sort of underground uprising that's been occurring, and ...

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SHADOWS FALL, DAMAGEPLAN Comment On Upcoming Tour

SHADOWS FALL are set to embark on a massive co-headlining U.S. tour with DAMAGEPLAN this fall. The trek, scheduled to begin on October 27 and run through December 9, covers major markets and will see both SHADOWS FALL and DAMAGEPLAN swapping the closing spot each night, which will also feature THE HAUNTED in the support ...

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DAMAGEPLAN To Play Free Show In Illinois

DAMAGEPLAN, the new band formed by ex-PANTERA members Dimebag Darrell (guitar) and Vinnie Paul (drums), will play a free concert at at Davis Park in Rockford, IL on September 18, according to the Rockford Register Star. No opening acts have yet been announced for the show. Gates open at 4 p.m., with the first band ...

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SUPERJOINT RITUAL's PHILIP ANSELMO: 'It's Time To Rise'

SUPERJOINT RITUAL frontman Philip Anselmo recently spoke to KNAC.com about the group's participation in this year's Ozzfest and their upcoming recording plans. Several excerpts from the interview follow: On when the third album from SUPERJOINT RITUAL will arise: Philip Anselmo: "Well, we have done an extensive amount of touring since then. I think ...

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SOULFLY Hard At Work On First DVD

SOULFLY are currently working on their first DVD, tentatively titled "The Song Remains Insane". The disc, which is unlikely to surface before early next year, will feature "lots of European festival footage, maybe even footage from the band's South Africa travels," according to the band's label, Roadrunner Records. More information will be made available soon. ...

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DEF LEPPARD, PANTERA Reach New Multi-Platinum Heights

DEF LEPPARD's breakthrough 1983 album, "Pyromania", has been certified at the RIAA's (Recording Industry Association of America) diamond level (10 million copies shipped) last month, according to Billboard.com. Produced by Robert John "Mutt" Lange, "Pyromania" benefited greatly from MTV's relentless airing of the album's first two singles, "Photograph" and "Rock of Ages". The U.K. group ...

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CROWBAR Sign With CANDLELIGHT RECORDS

New Orleans sludge-meisters CROWBAR have signed a worldwide deal with Candlelight Records. The group's new album, "Life's Blood For The Downtrodden", is expected to see a February 8, 2005 Stateside release date. Final studio work on the album, produced by the working team of Warren Riker (DOWN) and Rex Brown (PANTERA, DOWN), is planned in ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO: 'PANTERA Is Dead'

Ben Ratliff of The New York Times is reporting that SUPERJOINT RITUAL, a raw, sloppy hardcore punk band led by former PANTERA singer Philip Anselmo, is on a quixotic mission to convince the world that his new group is better than his old one. "The exercise is both fun and enervating to watch; it involves ...

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Win Autographed ZAKK WYLDE Guitar Pedal

National Noise magazine is offering fans a chance to win an autographed Zakk Wylde Dunlop pedal. For more information, click here. Wylde's BLACK LABEL SOCIETY will be featured on the Ozzfest main stage starting July 10 in Hartford, Connecticut and will continue for 26 shows. Joining BLS is the much-anticipated JUDAS PRIEST reunion, ...

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CROWBAR: Photos Of New Lineup Posted Online

Several photos of the new CROWBAR lineup performing live at Markthalle in Hamburg, Germany Monday night (June 28) have been posted online at this location (courtesy of Metal-Inside.de). As previously reported, CROWBAR's current touring lineup is as follows: Kirk Windstein (DOWN) - Guitar and Vocals Patrick Bruders (GOATWHORE) - Bass Steve Gibb (ex-BLACK ...

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SOIL Recording Acoustic Tracks With DAMAGEPLAN's VINNIE PAUL

SOIL are currently at Chasin Jason studio (owned by Dimebag Darrell of DAMAGEPLAN) in Dallas, Texas recording a few acoustic tracks with producer Vinnie Paul (DAMAGEPLAN) during two days off from the SHINEDOWN/SOIL tour. Sterling Winfield (PANTERA, MERCYFUL FATE, DAMAGEPLAN) is engineering the sessions. More details will be made available soon. ...

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Portrait Of The Abyss Within - ELDRITCH

Although you might not hear their name spoken in the same reverential tones as, say, RHAPSODY or LABYRINTH, fellow Italian power metal diehards ELDRITCH have been there (since '91), seen it, done it and slain just as many dragons along the way. Probably. Although not nearly as prolific as Luca Turilli and the boys — ...

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CROWBAR: New Album Delayed Until 2005?

CROWBAR frontman Kirk Windstein has told Germany's Metal-Inside.de that the group's long-awaited new album, "Life's Blood For The Downtrodden", will be mixed after the band return from their German tour in August and is unlikely to surface before early 2005. The follow-up to 2001's "Sonic Excess In Its Purest Form", "Life's Blood For ...

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DAMAGEPLAN's DIMEBAG Talks Guitar

DAMAGEPLAN guitarist Dimebag Darrell (ex-PANTERA) recently spoke to Guitar.com about his current guitar set-up and the recording process for the band's debut album, "New Found Power". The following are some of the highlights of that interview: Guitar.com: So tell me about your latest guitar arsenal. Do you have any new gear? Dimebag: "We're ...

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