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THE PROJECT HATE Announce New Singer

Sweden's THE PROJECT HATE, featuring Jörgen Sandström of ENTOMBED/GRAVE fame on lead vocals, have posted the following update via their official web site: "Let us introduce you fuckers to our new vocalissa. We welcome Ms. Jo Enckell to the family of HATE. You have yet to wait to hear what she sounds like, ...

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PARADOX: Lineup Shuffles Galore

Veteran German power metallers PARADOX have rejoined forces with guitarist Kai Pasemann and have now parted ways with bassist Oliver Holzwarth (SIEGES EVEN) and drummer Alex Holzwarth (RHAPSODY, ANGRA, SIEGES EVEN, AVANTASIA). According to the group's official web site, "the process which led to this decision has taken many months, as you know, but now ...

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WINGER Guitarist In Talks To Rejoin DOKKEN

WINGER guitarist Reb Beach is strongly rumored to be eyeing a return to the DOKKEN lineup for the group's upcoming U.S. tour with WHITESNAKE and THE SCORPIONS. When asked about the possibility of rejoining forces with Don Dokken following the latter's stints with John Norum and Italian guitarist Alex De Rosso, Beach said, "Looks good ...

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SAMMY HAGAR: 'DAVE LEE ROTH Is Unreasonable And He's Shot'

In a recent interview with CNN, vocalist Sammy Hagar revealed that the possibility of rekindling his friendship with the Van Halen brothers was his primary motivation for touring with Dave Lee Roth this summer as part of the laboriously titled "Sammy Hagar and David Lee Roth Tour 2002: Song for Song, the Heavyweight Champs of ...

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JACK OSBOURNE Mingles With Other Rock Star Offpsring

The following item comes to us courtesy of today's edition of the New York Post: Jack Osbourne seems to fraternize only with other rock star offspring. Ozzy's teenage son recently gawked at topless models sporting the ROLLING STONES' lingerie line with Keith Richards' daughters Theodora and Alexandra, Lizzy Jagger, Ron Wood's daughter Leah, Roy Orbison's ...

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NECROPHAGIA To Release 'The Divine Art of Torture' In February

NECROPHAGIA — featuring mainman Killjoy, drummer Wayne Fabra Iscariah (ex-IMMORTAL, bass), Frediablo (GORELORD/WURDULAK, guitars), Fug (WURDULAK, guitars), and Mirai Kawashima (SIGH, keyboards) — have finalized the track listing for their new album, "The Divine Art of Torture", due in February 2003 through Season Of Mist Records. It is as follows (in no particular order): 01. ...

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RUSH: European Tour Off The Table!

It's official: RUSH will not be touring Europe in support of their latest CD, "Vapor Trails". "[The European tour] is off the table," guitarist Alex Lifeson recently confirmed. "To be honest, we know we have fans there but the album sales and interest in promoters is seriously lacking in Europe. A lot of that is ...

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THEORY OF RUIN Embark On First U.S. Tour

San-Francisco based THEORY OF RUIN, which features in its ranks musician/producer Alex Newport (ex-FUDGE TUNNEL, NAILBOMB), David Link (ex-SLAPSHOT, CLAYMORE), and Ches Smith (touring member of MR. BUNGLE), are in the midst of their first U.S. tour. The band will be joined at various times by fellow San Franciscans TOTIMOSHI, Philadelphia's LICKGOLDENSKY (ex-TURMOIL), and FLOOR. ...

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ATROCITY's ALEX KRULL To Appear On German TV

ATROCITY frontman Alex Krull will be appearing on the Halloween Special Show "48 Stunden Angst" on German TV channel Pro Sieben. A special adventure show about the mysteries of the castle Corvin in Transylvania, it is scheduled to air today at 10:30 p.m. CET. For more information, click here. ...

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PISSING RAZORS Confirm Guitarist's Departure

PISSING RAZORS have officially confirmed the departure of guitarist Cesar Soto, who has since teamed up with fellow ex-PR members Joe Rodriguez (vocals) and Mat Lynch (guitar) in a new band called FUELED II FIRE. According to a message on PISSING RAZORS' official web site, "the reasons behind why this site had not ...

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C.R.A.N.K.: MP3 Samples Posted Online

C.R.A.N.K., the Stockholm-based project featuring CANDLEMASS guitarist Mats "Mappe" Björkman, singer Alex Swerdh, guitarist Ulf Larsson (of the KISS cover band KYSS), and ex-LIONS SHARE members Johan Koleberg (drums) and Pontus Egberg (bass), have posted MP3 clips of four cuts from their recently-recorded five-song demo via the group's official web site at this ...

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TOOL Artwork Available For Purchase

A few pieces of the artwork seen in TOOL's current stage show can be purchased through artist Alex Grey's web site at alexgrey.com. One of the works, "Interbeing", is for sale as a poster, while another, "Collective Vision", is available in a limited-edition print hand-signed and numbered. ...

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C.R.A.N.K. Launch Official Web Site

C.R.A.N.K., the Stockholm-based project featuring CANDLEMASS guitarist Mats "Mappe" Björkman, singer Alex Swerdh, guitarist Ulf Larsson (of the KISS cover band KYSS), and ex-LIONS SHARE members Johan Koleberg (drums) and Pontus Egberg (bass), have launched their official web site at this location. As previously reported, C.R.A.N.K. — whose musical direction is described as ...

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ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO Announce Upcoming Dates

New York's ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO, led by former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE guitarist Alex Skolnick, have lined up the following dates in support of their album, Goodbye To Romance: Standards For A New Generation: Oct. 15 - Berkeley, CA @ Blakes on Telegraph Oct. 17 - San Jose, Ca @ Plant 51 Oct. 19 - San Francisco, CA ...

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MINISTRY's AL JOURGENSEN Gets Hitched!

MINISTRY mastermind Al Jourgensen has gotten married, according to Alex Zander, editor-in-chief of MK Ultra magazine. "I was out shopping at my favorite clothing store in Chicago, and the store owner showed me the photos," says Zander. Al was allegedly wearing a white tuxedo with his trademark cowboy hat over his dyed bright red hair, ...

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MOTÖRHEAD's LEMMY Ripped Off By Former Assistant

A former management assistant to MOTÖRHEAD's Lemmy Kilmister has been charged with ripping off the rock'n'roll legend, according to Allstar. Alex Guerrero is facing multiple counts of forgery and grand theft to the tune of just over $30,000. He's been released on a $15,000 bond and has his first court appearance set for October 9th. ...

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RHAPSODY Commence Work On Fifth Album

RHAPSODY guitarist Luca Turilli and keyboardist Alex Staropoli are working on the material for the group's fifth album, which they describe as their "most 'cinema-oriented' album" to date. A summer 2003 release is expected. In related news, Turilli will be releasing a six-track EP, Demonheart, on September 30th as a "foretaste" of his full-length solo ...

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SAMMY HAGAR: VAN HALEN Reunion Is Inevitable

A reunion between Sammy Hagar and his former VAN HALEN bandmates is "inevitable," the singer told MTV backstage at last week's MTV Video Music Awards, shortly after presenting an award with David Lee Roth. "I mean come on, how could it not [happen]?" While Hagar confessed that he hasn't spoken with either of the Van ...

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BLIND GUARDIAN Utilize RHAPSODY Drummer During Brazilian Tour

BLIND GUARDIAN are utilizing the services of RHAPSODY drummer Alex Holzwarth for the duration of their Brazilian tour due to a tendon infection suffered by regular BG skinsman Thomas Stauch which is preventing him from performing live for the next few weeks. The following is a statement issued by Stauch to the Brazilian fans explaining ...

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Former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE Guitarist Announces US Dates

New York's ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO, led by former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE guitarist Alex Skolnick, will embark on the first of several tours in support of their album, Goodbye To Romance: Standards For A New Generation in late August/early September. According to Skolnick, "this has been the subject of much planning and organizing which continues as we speak. ...

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THEORY OF RUIN To Issue Debut In September

San Francisco Bay Area's THEORY OF RUIN, featuring former NAILBOMB/FUDGE TUNNEL frontman Alex Newport, have pushed back the release date of their full-length debut, entitled Counter-Culture Nosebleed, to September 17th through Escape Artist Records. However, for those who just can't wait, they will be available in advance from the Escape Artist web site ...

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SAMMY HAGAR: VAN HALEN Is Over For Good!

Former VAN HALEN frontman Sammy Hagar revealed several interesting items about VAN HALEN's comeback plans during a recent interview with reporter Patrick Berkery of the Philadelphia Inquirer. Among the revelations that are due to be detailed in the article—which is set to be published on August 16th—are the following: **VAN HALEN is over for good, ...

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CANDLEMASS, LIONS SHARE Members Join Forces In C.R.A.N.K.

C.R.A.N.K. is the name of a brand new Stockholm "supergroup" consisting of CANDLEMASS guitarist Mats "Mappe" Björkman, LIONS SHARE members Johan Koleberg (drums) and Pontus Egberg (bass), as well as singer Alex Swerdh and guitarist Ulf Larsson (of the KISS cover band KYSS). Described as a cross between MARILYN MANSON, RAMMSTEIN and PAIN, the quintet ...

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