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VINNIE PAUL: PHILIP ANSELMO Stabbed Us In The Back

DAMAGEPLAN drummer Vinnie Paul spoke to Music Mania Magazine Thursday (Jan. 29) about the breakup of PANTERA and DAMAGEPLAN's forthcoming debut CD, "New Found Power". Asked if there is any possibility of a PANTERA reunion at some point in the future, Vinnie said, "I don't think so. It would have been real easy for [former ...

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BLUE MURDER To Tour Japan In April?

Guitarist John Sykes (WHITESNAKE, THIN LIZZY) will reportedly play a few dates in Japan as BLUE MURDER in April. It is not presently clear which musicians will make up the rest of Sykes' touring band. According to the Japanese promoter Creativeman, BLUE MURDER will play the following shows: Apr. 16 – Osaka, JPN ...

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SKID ROW Announce New Drummer

SKID ROW have announced the addition of drummer Tim DiDuro to the group's ranks. An Orlando, Florida native, DiDuro replaces Phil Varone, who abruptly left the band due to "personal reasons." Tim has signed on to play with the band for the first leg of SKID ROW's 2004 World Tour, which starts in Vernal, UT ...

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SKID ROW Announce More Tour Dates

SKID ROW have added more tour dates to their upcoming itinerary. Their schedule is now shaping up as follows: Feb. 18 – Vernal, UT @ Club XS Feb. 19 – Nephi, UT @ Salt Creek Sports Lounge Feb. 20 – Boise, ID @ The Big Easy Concert House Feb. 21 – Spokane, WA @ The ...

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UFO: New Album Samples Available For Download

UFO fan site Strangers In The Night has posted MP3 clips of all 12 tracks that are set to appear on the new UFO album, "You Are Here", due in Europe on February 16 through SPV Records (March in the U.S.). Check them out here. The group's first effort to feature new guitarist ...

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DIMEBAG, VINNIE PAUL: 'Dope-Fucked' PHILIP ANSELMO Can't Keep His Story Straight

Former PANTERA members Dimebag Darrell (guitar) and Vinnie Paul (drums) have slammed ex-bandmate Philip Anselmo over his assertions that he "wasn't the one" who wanted to end PANTERA, calling his claims "bullshit" and implying in no uncertain terms that Anselmo's alleged drug problem is largely to blame for the singer's often-bizarre public statements. During an ...

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Report: Florida Newspaper Feels The Wrath Of RUSH Fans

Phil Lewis of Florida's Naples Daily News is reporting that John Henderson, the reporter handling the newspaper's police beat New Year's Day, was roundly criticized via e-mail for taking the address of RUSH guitarist Alex Lifeson's North Naples condominium from booking sheets and including it in the story about Lifeson's arrest following a ...

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SKID ROW Announce North American Tour Dates

SKID ROW have lined up the following dates in February: Feb. 18 – Vernal, UT - Club XS Feb. 19 - Nephi UT - Salt Creek Sports Lounge Feb. 20 – Boise, ID - The Big Easy Concert House Feb. 21 – Spokane, WA - The Big Easy Concert House Feb. 22 – Surrey, BC ...

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SKID ROW Confirm Drummer's Departure, Secure Replacement

SKID ROW have confirmed via their official web site that drummer Phil Varone has left the group for "personal reasons." The band, who released their latest CD, "Thickskin", in August, have already found a replacement and will be going ahead with plans to shoot a video for the track "Ghost" later this month in Miami, ...

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PHIL VARONE Leaves SKID ROW

SKID ROW drummer Phil Varone (ex-SAIGON KICK) has left the band, according to a posting at Metal Sludge. Varone, who had been with SKID ROW since 1999, is said to have exited the group on Thursday, January 8 for "personal reasons." SKID ROW are currently on a break from touring before they regroup for a ...

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JEFF KOLLMAN BAND To Play Pre-NAMM Show In Hollywood

The JEFF KOLLMAN BAND, featuring guitarist Jeff Kollman (COSMOSQUAD, GLENN HUGHES), bassist Paul Shannon (SCOTT HENDERSON), and drummer Charlie Waymire (EGH, SPEAK NO EVIL), will make a pre-NAMM show appearance at the Baked Potato, 3878 Cahuenga Blvd W., North Hollywood this coming Wednesday, January 14. In addition to songs from both COSMOSQUAD releases and Jeff ...

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Report: Canadian Man Sues Over Alleged Fraud In NIRVANA Guitar Sale

Terri Theodore of Canada.com is reporting that a businessman who thought he had a guitar belonging to late NIRVANA frontman Kurt Cobain is suing a Washington state man for fraud. The lawsuit filed in B.C. Supreme Court claims Earnest "Guitar" Bailey falsely represented a left-handed Fender Stratocaster guitar as Cobain's. Phil Gross, a resident of ...

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REQUIEM Complete Work On New CD

Swiss death metallers REQUIEM have set "Government Denies Knowledge" as the title of their new album, tentatively due in the spring through Reality Entertainment. The provisional track listing for "Government Denies Knowledge" is as follows: 01. Government Denies Knowledge 02. Bloodcult 03. Nothing Seen, Nothing Heard, Nothing Done 04. Falling Down 05. No Answer (Ignorant ...

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UFO: New Album Artwork Posted Online

UFO have posted the cover art for their new album, "You Are Here", at this location. The group's first effort to feature new guitarist Vinnie Moore, "You Are Here" was recorded near Hannover, Germany with producer Tommy Newton (HELLOWEEN, CONCEPTION, VICTORY, ELEGY, ARK, TEN) and is due in Europe on February 16, 2004 ...

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MALEVOLENT CREATION Name New Album

Florida death metal veterans MALEVOLENT CREATION have set "Warkult" as the title for their ninth full-length album, tentatively due in June 2004 through Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to 2002's "The Will To Kill" will be recorded in February with producer Jean-Francois Degenais (KATAKLYSM, MISERY INDEX) and will coincide with the band's planned European summer ...

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Through The Ashes Of Empires - MACHINE HEAD

MACHINE HEAD's fifth studio album, "Through The Ashes Of Empires", is the band's most brutally heavy effort since the one-two punch of their 1994 debut, "Burn My Eyes", and its '97 follow-up, "The More Things Change…". Parts of this album rank right up there as classic MACHINE HEAD moments in terms of sheer aggressiveness, yet ...

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REQUIEM Ink Deal With REALITY ENTERTAINMENT

Swiss death metal band REQUIEM have signed a worldwide deal with Reality Entertainment. The group will enter Silvercloud Studios in Los Angeles in early 2004 to record their sophomore album, tentatively due in the spring. REQUIEM were recently rejoined by drummer Adi Fuhrer, who had previously played with the band from 1999 to 2002. In ...

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Ex-PANTERA Drummer: 'PHILIP ANSELMO Was Afraid Of Success'

Ex-PANTERA drummer Vinnie Paul recently spoke to Revolver magazine about the circumstances that led to the group's demise two years after the release of their critically acclaimed "Reinventing The Steel" CD. "With the last couple of PANTERA records, we kept getting more and more narrow-minded because of Phil," Vinnie said. "He didn't want to experiment ...

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NINE INCH NAILS' DANNY LOHNER Offers Update On TAPEWORM Project

NINE INCH NAILS man Danny Lohner has spoken to Metal Hammer magazine about his TAPEWORM project, the semi-mythical supergroup that has, in five or so years since its inception, featured contributions from NIN mastermind Trent Reznor, A PERFECT CIRCLE/TOOL frontman Maynard Keenan and PANTERA's Phil Anselmo. According to Lohner, the band has undergone a complete ...

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DAMAGEPLAN: Debut Album Delayed, New Bassist Announced

DAMAGEPLAN, the new band featuring former PANTERA members Dimebag Darrell (guitar) and Vinnie Paul (drums), have pushed back the release date of their debut album, "New Found Power", to February 10 through Elektra Records. The group, who have just announced the addition of bassist Bobzilla to their ranks, are fronted by Patrick Lachman, who used ...

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AC/DC Return To Their Roots

Australian Associated Press reports that when AC/DC played at the Hammersmith Odeon in London on their first tour outside Australia in 1976, lead singer Bon Scott took the train to the gig and had to buy a ticket to get into the venue after he couldn't get past bouncers. But when AC/DC on Tuesday night ...

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