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ANTHRAX's SCOTT IAN Reacts To JOHN ENTWISTLE's Death

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian has posted the following message in response to the news of the recent passing of THE WHO bassist John Entwistle: "I was completely shocked today when Lonn Friend called to tell me that The Ox, John Entwistle had died in Vegas. Absolutely stunned. The man was a giant among men. The ...

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DEEP PURPLE's IAN GILLAN: JON LORD To Return For UK Tour

DEEP PURPLE frontman Ian Gillan has confirmed plans for former keyboardist Jon Lord to join the group for the upcoming UK tour. "I have it on good authority, i.e. from Jon Lord, that he will be joining us for the UK dates in September," stated Gillan. "Given the circumstances then and now, we've all decided ...

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S.O.D. Dies Again: By SCOTT IAN

S.O.D./ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian has posted the following message on the official ANTHRAX web site at www.anthraxtheband.com: "Sergeant D, Icon of Race Relations, Zombie, Raconteur, Dies Again "Sergeant D, one of the most controversial figures of the last two decades, died again yesterday in Bayside, New York. Cause of death was given as ...

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S.O.D. Bassist DANNY LILKER: The Band Is Over

Despite S.O.D. frontman Billy Milano's well-publicized attempts to resurrect the group with an all-new line-up following the "firing" of guitarist Scott Ian and drummer Charlie Benante, there will be no further recordings or live appearances from the band, according to bassist Danny Lilker. "I spoke with Bill, and he is no longer going to attempt ...

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S.O.D.'s BILLY MILANO: "CHARLIE BENANTE And SCOTT IAN Are Fired!"

S.O.D. frontman Billy Milano has issued a follow-up statement in response to the growing criticism over his decision to seek out replacements for guitarist Scott Ian and drummer Charlie Benante, both of whom are widely viewed as integral members of the group. "First off, as far as [former FEAR FACTORY drummer] Ray [Herrera] is concerned, ...

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S.O.D. Frontman Confirms Approaching FEAR FACTORY Duo

S.O.D. frontman Billy Milano has confirmed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET that he has spoken to former FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares and drummer Raymond Herrera about the possibility of having them replace Scott Ian and Charlie Benante (both of ANTHRAX), respectively, in the current S.O.D. line-up. "I approached Ray and Dino four weeks ago [about joining S.O.D.]," ...

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Former FEAR FACTORY Duo Approached To Join S.O.D.

Former FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares and drummer Raymond Herrera have been contacted by S.O.D. frontman Billy Milano about the possibility of replacing Scott Ian and Charlie Benante (both of ANTHRAX), respectively, in the current S.O.D. line-up, Herrera has revealed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET. Although initial discussions between Milano and the ex-FEAR FACTORY pair had taken place, ...

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VANDEN PLAS Line Up Guest Appearances, Reschedule Dates

VANDEN PLAS drummer Andreas Lill has recorded drums for Danish guitarist Torben Enevoldsen's project SECTOR A. Derek Sherinian (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/ex-DREAM THEATER) will play keyboards, and Andy Engberg (ex-LION'S SHARE) will handle the vocals on the upcoming CD. In related news, Lill and VANDEN PLAS singer Andy Kuntz have teamed up with ELEGY frontman Ian Parry, ...

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ROYAL HUNT Mainman Sets Solo CD Release Date

The second solo album from ROYAL HUNT main composer and keyboardist Andre Anderson, entitled Black On Black, will be released on in Europe on June 17th through Frontiers Records. Handling all lead vocals on the CD is ELEGY singer Ian Parry, while other musician featured include Rene Realand (ex-WITCH CROSS) on guitar and Kaj Laege ...

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GLENN HUGHES Makes Guest Appearance On THE ALCHEMIST's "Westside"

Former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH singer Glenn Hughes makes an appearance on a new release by a band called THE ALCHEMIST, entitled Westside, which is due to be issued via the LedSled label on May 21st. According to an official press release from LedSled, “THE ALCHEMIST is the brainchild of composer/ producer/multi-instrumentalist Carl Kennedy, who most ...

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MARILYN MANSON Slapped With Wrongful Death Lawsuit

A wrongful death suit has been filed against MARILYN MANSON by the mother of actor Keanu Reeves' late girlfriend Jennifer Syme accusing the frontman of supplying her daughter with cocaine and encouraging her to drive while inebriated. Maria St. John reportedly claims that MANSON supplied 28-year-old Syme with various quantities of an illegal controlled substance ...

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KAMELOT Initial Pre-Production Sessions For Next CD Completed

An update from the KAMELOT camp: “[KAMELOT frontman] Khan [has returned] to Norway after a fantastic writing session in Florida. Two weeks of brainstorming and artful creations that will lead to the next KAMELOT epic were made on the small island of Anna Maria, Florida. The next step is for [KAMELOT guitarist] Thomas Youngblood to ...

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ANTHRAX's SCOTT IAN Issues Public Apology To DANNY LILKER Over "Behind The Music" Special

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian has contacted BLABBERMOUTH.NET in order to publicly apologize to former ANTHRAX (and current S.O.D.) bassist Danny Lilker for any misrepresentation of facts or confusion brought on by the recently-aired VH1 Behind The Music documentary on the group. Here is Ian's statement in its entirety: Hello blabbermouth. I'm sending you this letter ...

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THE CULT's BILLY MORRISON: We Have Not Split Up

THE CULT have not split up and are officially “on a break”, according to THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison. In a statement posted at Morrison's official web site, the bassist insists that “[vocalist] Ian [Astbury] and [guitarist] Billy [Duffy] are involved in other things for a few months, and [drummer] Matt [Sorum] also has ...

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ROYAL HUNT: Solo Releases, European Tour Announced

ROYAL HUNT leader and main songwriter Andre Andersen will issue his second solo CD, entitled Black On Black, via Frontiers Records/Now & Then Productions in June. Featuring appearances by ELEGY singer Ian Parry, plus Rene Rieland on guitars and Kaj Laege on drums, the album will include the following tracks: 01. Coming Home 02. Tell ...

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ELEGY Complete Work On "Principles Of Pain"

Holland's ELEGY have completed work on their ninth studio CD, entitled Principles of Pain, at Madrid's Sonora Studios for an April 29th Japanese release through Maquee Records and a May release through Locomotive Music in the rest of the world. Produced by frontman Ian Parry, the album's full track listing is as follows: 01. Under ...

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