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PHILIP ANSELMO: I Would Sing PANTERA Songs With DAMAGEPLAN

After months of trading verbal jabs with his former bandmates, frontman Philip Anselmo appears to have finally softened his stance with regards to one day sharing the stage again with ex-PANTERA guitarist Dimebag Darrell and drummer Vinnie Paul (both currently in DAMAGEPLAN). Asked in a live phone interview on the "Friday Night Rocks" show on ...

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DIMEBAG DARRELL Has No Fear About Facing PHILIP ANSELMO

DAMAGEPLAN guitarist Dimebag Darrell was recently asked by Belgium's Concreteweb.be what might happen if he were to run into his former PANTERA bandmate, SUPERJOINT RITUAL singer Philip Anselmo, at a festival somewhere. "What will I do? I don't fear that day ever!" Dimebag replied. "I just get on with my business, and do my fucking ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO 'Clears Things Up' On All Things OZZFEST

SUPERJOINT RITUAL/ex-PANTERA frontman Philip Anselmo has posted the following message in the "Tour Diary" section of SUPERJOINT's web site: "This is the most infamous Philip H. Anselmo, writing to you fucks on the computer. Just to clear things up, a few hilariously dick headed (what else?) supposed 'truths' out there, about me, the 'zodiac' of ...

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CROWBAR: More European Tour Dates Announced

New Orleans sludge-meisters CROWBAR have announced more dates as part of their upcoming European tour. They are as follows: Jun. 25 – Koln, GER - Underground Jun. 26 – Herne, GER - Pressure Fest Jun. 27 – Tilburg, NETH - 013 Jun. 28 – Hamburg, GER - Knust Jun. 29 – Salzgitter, GER - Forellenhof ...

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Exclusive: New DIMMU BORGIR Drummer Speaks Out!

DIMMU BORGIR's session drummer Reno Kiilerich has spoken exclusively to BLABBERMOUTH.NET about landing a job with what is arguably the most commercially successful black metal band in the world. Kiilerich, who hails from Denmark, was previously a member of several acclaimed death metal groups, including PANZERCHRIST, EXMORTEM and VILE. His first rehearsal session with DIMMU ...

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CROWBAR Announce New Guitarist, Line Up European Tour Dates

New Orleans sludge-meisters CROWBAR have recruited former BLACK LABEL SOCIETY bassist Steve Gibb as their new guitarist. "I'm really stoked and so is Steve," CROWBAR frontman Kirk Windstein writes on the band's web site. "He's a great guy. I've been knowing him for about four years now, and it looks like he'll be in it ...

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PUMPJACK, SINNOCENCE, LORD SLUGG Confirmed For SLUG FEST 2004

PUMPJACK, the Texan band featuring vocalist Thurber T. Mingus of PANTERA offshoot group GASOLINE, will be headlining the Slug Fest 2004 on Saturday, April 17 at Lone Star Country Club in Coppell, TX. A total of 14 bands will be performing at the all-day event, including SINNOCENCE, LORD SLUGG, BENEATH THE BLACK SKY and AS ...

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SUPERJOINT RITUAL: More U.S. Tour Dates Announced

SUPERJOINT RITUAL, the New Orleans-based band fronted by ex-PANTERA singer Philip Anselmo, have announced more dates as part of their upcoming U.S. tour. Support at all shows will come will come from ZEKE, with DEICIDE added to the bill from April 6 onwards. The trek is shaping up as follows: Mar. 26 – Tallahassee, FL ...

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DAMAGEPLAN Jam Out PANTERA Tunes During Japanese Tour

DAMAGEPLAN, the new band featuring former PANTERA members Dimebag Darrell (guitar) and Vinnie Paul (drums), ex-HALFORD/DIESEL MACHINE guitarist Patrick Lachman (on lead vocals), and bassist Bob Zilla, have just concluded their short Japanese tour — the very first time the group performed in concert anywhere in the world. Here is DAMAGEPLAN's setlist for their Osaka, ...

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SUPERJOINT RITUAL's BOWER: The DAMAGEPLAN Album Is A 'Piece Of Shit'

SUPERJOINT RITUAL guitarist Jimmy Bower recently spoke to Rob Ridner about the war of words between SUPERJOINT singer Philip Anselmo and his former PANTERA bandmates Dimebag Darrell (guitar) and Vinnie Paul (drums). "Fuck Dimebag Darrell and Vinnie Paul, fuck them!" Jimmy said. "They fucked me out of a deal with Randall, personally. The things they ...

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OZZFEST 2004: The Official Press Release

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 20, 2004--"The day OZZfest comes to town is the best day of summer for hardcore fans of hard rock and metal music. They know they're getting value beyond what they paid for." So says OZZfest founder Sharon Osbourne. "The music starts at 9:30 a.m. and doesn't stop until Ozzy leaves the stage ...

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37 STABWOUNDZ Sign With GARDEN OF EXILE RECORDS

Dutch metal/hardcore act 37 STABWOUNDZ have signed a deal with new label Garden of Exile Records. The band, who play and create a blend of groovy crossover-metal with influences from bands like CROWBAR, MERAUDER and PANTERA, recently had their debut album, "Embrace Solitude", mastered by Tue Madsen of Antfarm Studios (BORN FROM PAIN, THE HAUNTED, ...

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DAMAGEPLAN To 'Jam' With Their Fans

DAMAGEPLAN, the new band featuring former PANTERA members Dimebag Darrell (guitar) and Vinnie Paul (drums), ex-HALFORD/DIESEL MACHINE guitarist Patrick Lachman (on lead vocals), and bassist Bob Zilla, have posted the following message on their official web site: "The band's uncompromising commitment to their fans has been revealed with an ingenious 'plan' to include their fans ...

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UNEARTH Officially Added To 'Headbanger's Ball Tour II'

Massachusetts-based metallers UNEARTH have been officially added to the forthcoming "Headbangers Ball Tour II", featuring HATEBREED, DAMAGEPLAN and DROWNING POOL. "Touring with HATEBREED, the most credible, hard working hardcore/metal band around today is something we have wanted to do since this band's inception," UNEARTH write on their web site. "As a lot of you know, ...

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DAMAGEPLAN's Debut Cracks BILLBOARD Top 40

DAMAGEPLAN's much-hyped debut CD, "New Found Power", sold 44,676 copies in the U.S. during its first week of release to debut at position No. 38 on next week's The Billboard 200 chart, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The group, which includes ex-PANTERA members Dimebag Darrell (guitar) and Vinnie Paul (drums), fared substantially better than their former ...

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BLABBERMOUTH.NET Giveaway: Win A Signed DAMAGEPLAN Guitar!

BLABBERMOUTH.NET and Blistering.com are currently hosting a joint giveaway for DAMAGEPLAN, the new band featuring former PANTERA members Dimebag Darrell (guitar) and Vinnie Paul (drums). Enter to win a one of Dimebag's brand new signature model Stealth V guitars from Washburn, signed by the entire band. Several runner-ups will also be chosen to receive prize ...

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SUPERJOINT RITUAL Confirmed For OZZFEST Main Stage

SUPERJOINT RITUAL, the New Orleans-based band fronted by ex-PANTERA singer Philip Anselmo, have been confirmed to appear on the main stage at this year's Ozzfest, according to a posting on the band's official web site. Other groups believed to have secured slots on the main stage include SLAYER, JUDAS PRIEST and headliner OZZY ...

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STRATOVARIUS Fans Give New Singer Shit (Literally!)

STRATOVARIUS mainman Timo Tolkki has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "The STRATOVARIUS forum has been closed because 2 individuals sent an email to the Finnish police and claimed that STRATOVARIUS supports Nazis. This claim is outright ridiculous and deserves that I tell these 2 idiots: FUCK OFF!!! "The forum was ...

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DAVE GROHL Responds To ZAKK WYLDE's Threat

Former NIRVANA drummer/current FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl has responded to Zakk Wylde's infamous 2001 quote in which the OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist threatened to "kick [Grohl's] ass" because he wrote this cheese-dick song for OZZ that Zakk had to play on during the recording sessions for OSBOURNE's "Down To Earth" CD. In the November 2001 ...

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MTV: JERRY CANTRELL To Jam With ALICE IN CHAINS Bandmates

Since moving from Seattle to Los Angeles eight months ago, former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell has re-established lines of communication with former CHAINS bassist Mike Inez and drummer Sean Kinney, and plans to jam with them later this month, according to MTV.com. "We don't have any expectations," he stressed. "We're gonna get in ...

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New Found Power - DAMAGEPLAN

The fall of PANTERA could have been predicted by anyone keeping an eye on the band for the last few years. Increasingly erratic performances and behavior from singer Philip Anselmo, as well as his predilection for going off and attempting enough side projects to fill a record store, made it clear that the quartet was ...

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DAMAGEPLAN Karaoke Coming To APPLE's iTUNES

According to an online posting at the Steve Hoffmann Forums (the official web site of "audiophile music restoration specialist" Steve Hoffmann), DAMAGEPLAN will soon have karaoke-like tracks available for purchase via Apple's iTunes Music Store: "Today I put together different mixes from the new band DAMAGEPLAN (formerly PANTERA) to be sold on iTunes," ...

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ROTTING CORPSE To Reunite For Album, Tour

Renowned '80s thrash band ROTTING CORPSE, whose original lineup included current SOLITUDE AETURNUS mainman John Perez, will finally record and release an album, according to guitarist Walter Trachsler (former DEATH touring guitarist/roadie). "Many well-known guest musicians have expressed interest in playing on and playing with Texas' first thrash metal band," says Walter. "CORPSE will than ...

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DAMAGEPLAN Webcast Scheduled For This Weekend

DAMAGEPLAN, the new band featuring former PANTERA members Dimebag Darrell (guitar) and Vinnie Paul (drums), ex-HALFORD/DIESEL MACHINE guitarist Patrick Lachman (on lead vocals), and bassist Bob Zilla, will be participating in a live web broadcast from Dime's house this Sunday, February 8 at 6:00 p.m. (PST). Fans will be able to chat with the band ...

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