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Rock Musicians Speak Out On Possible War With Iraq

An increasing number of rock artists are speaking their minds about a possible war with Iraq, with many of them seeing the potential military operation to oust Saddam Hussein as an issue that affects more than just enlisted soldiers and their families. Others, on the other hand, argue that even if Saddam Hussein doesn't pose ...

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GODSMACK Frontman Loves Being Club Owner

GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna co-owns a New York City club, Dorsia, in the Chelsea section of Manhattan, and it's been a popular destination with locals and celebrities alike. Erna recently spoke about what it's like being a club owner. "I'm very psyched about it. It's really, really cool. We had [actress] Cameron Diaz in there ...

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GODSMACK Party With STING After GRAMMY Nods

The members of GODSMACK celebrated their two 2003 Grammy nominations with fellow nominee Sting (ex-THE POLICE) at the New York City club Dorsia, which is co-owned by GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna, according to the New York Post. GODSMACK's "I Stand Alone" is up for "Best Hard Rock Performance" and for "Best Rock Song" at the ...

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GODSMACK Set First Single From Upcoming CD

GODSMACK have set "Straight Out Of Line" as the first single from their upcoming album, "Faceless", due on Apr. 8, 2003 through Republic/Universal Records. The single is scheduled to hit radio next month. In other news, GODSMACK vocalist/songwriter Sully Erna says that the group's two Grammy Award nominations took the band by surprise, because they ...

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GODSMACK: Facing The Demons

GODSMACK have now set "Faceless" as the tentative title of the follow-up to 2000's "Awake", currently being recorded at The Hit Factory/Criteria Studios in Miami for a March release through Republic/Universal. "It's heavy in a GODSMACK way — it's punchy, it's got a lot of grooves, but it's a little more melodic than the older ...

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Halloween Brings Out The Rockers On Both Coasts

The following item originally appeared in today's edition of the New York Post: Halloween is shaping up to be a rockin' night for revelry. GODSMACK singer Sully Erna opens his new club, Dorsia, on West 19th Street, JANE'S ADDICTION frontman Perry Farrell mans the deejay booth at Lotus, and hard-bodied Heidi Klum hosts a costume ...

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GODSMACK Frontman To Publish Autobiography

GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna is in the process of writing his autobiography which he hopes to release sometime next year. "The book is basically just my life from the time I was born until GODSMACK started," Erna told MTV.com. "I wanted to write about the whole experience of trying to get there, and hopefully that ...

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GODSMACK's SULLY ERNA Contemplates Acting Gigs

GODSMACK singer Sully Erna recently signed on with talent agency William Morris and is currently reading a number of film scripts in hopes of hitting the silver screen, according to his manager, Paul Geary. "They'd like him to read for these parts but there's nothing we think he's right for yet,'' Geary told Boston Herald. ...

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GODSMACK's SULLY ERNA: New Material Is Really Powerful

GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna has spoken to MTV.com about the recent addition to the group's ranks of former AMEN drummer Shannon Larkin and the musical direction on the band's forthcoming third full-length CD, due in March 2003. "[Shannon] was my first choice," said Erna. "I'm a drummer also, and I was really influenced by his ...

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GODSMACK's SULLY ERNA Speaks Out On Drummer Switch

GODSMACK are currently in Miami, Florida completing work on the material for their as-yet-untitled third album, which they hope to begin recording by October 1st for a February/March 2003 release through Republic/Universal Records. "We took a lot of time to ourselves before we even started writing again because we were sooo burnt out from touring ...

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JESUS CHRYSLER SUPERSKUNK To Self-Finance Recording Of Debut Album

Germany's JCS (JESUS CHRYSLER SUPERSKUNK), who feature in their ranks former DESTRUCTION members Sven Vormann (drums), Michael "Ano" Piranio (guitar, also in EPHEMERA'S PARTY) and Thomas Rosenmerkel (vocals, also in EPHEMERA'S PARTY), along with DRYROT guitarist Micheal Gerstlauer, and NECRONOMICON/EPHEMERA'S PARTY bassist Bernhard "Erna" Matt, are contemplating the possibility of self-financing the recording of the ...

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JESUS CHRYSLER SUPERSKUNK Confirmed For Germany's METALFORCES Festival

Germany's JCS (JESUS CHRYSLER SUPERSKUNK), who feature in their ranks former DESTRUCTION members Sven Vormann (drums), Michael "Ano" Piranio (guitar, also in EPHEMERA'S PARTY) and Thomas Rosenmerkel (vocals, also in EPHEMERA'S PARTY), along with DRYROT guitarist Micheal Gerstlauer, and NECRONOMICON/EPHEMERA'S PARTY bassist Bernhard "Erna" Matt, will perform live at the Metalforces Festival, which is scheduled ...

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GODSMACK Part Ways With Drummer, Continue Work On New CD

GODSMACK have amicably parted ways with drummer Tommy Stewart, according to an official statement issued by the group. "Tommy is a great guy and a tremendous drummer," singer Sully Erna said. "We wish him all the success in the world. ... He deserves it." GODSMACK have yet to name a replacement for Stewart, who will ...

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Former DESTRUCTION Members Launch New Band, Web Site

Germany's JCS (JESUS CHRYSLER SUPERSKUNK), who feature in their ranks former DESTRUCTION members Sven Vormann (drums), Michael "Ano" Piranio (guitar, also in EPHEMERA'S PARTY) and Thomas Rosenmerkel (vocals, also in EPHEMERA'S PARTY), along with DRYROT guitarist Micheal Gerstlauer, and NECRONOMICON/EPHEMERA'S PARTY bassist Bernhard "Erna" Matt, have launched their official web site at this ...

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STAIND, GODSMACK, AEROSMITH Big Winners At Boston Music Awards

GODSMACK, STAIND, and AEROSMITH received two trophies each at this year's Boston Music Awards, which were held on Thursday, April 11th at the Orpheum. STAIND took home award for Act Of The Year, and nabbed the Single Of The Year prize for "It's Been Awhile". Meanwhile, GODSMACK received the Rock Band award, and their singer, ...

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Archive News Nov 20, 2001

After a prolonged self-imposed absence, PRONG mastermind Tommy Victor is getting things back in gear with an eye toward releasing a new album in 2002. Currently based in Los Angeles, Victor has been quietly working on new demos over the past few months with the help of several musicians, including DIESEL ...

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Archive News Sep 11, 2001

Desperately seeking to make peace to everyone who has previously supported the group in an attempt to rebuild a career that has inarguably seen its best days, MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine is continuing to reach out to former foes through personal postings via the group's official web site at www.megadeth.com. In the wake of ...

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Archive News Sep 07, 2001

It's official!!! As first reported here on June 30th (another BLABBERMOUTH.NET worldwide exclusive that we have to pat ourselves on the back for), VOIVOD have finally confirmed the return of original vocalist Snake (aka Denis Belanger) and addition of former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted to the group's current recording line-up, which is completed by ...

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Archive News Sep 03, 2001

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich and guitarist Kirk Hammett got up on stage to jam with METALLICA cover band CREEPING DEATH at Metallibash 2001, a METALLICA fan gathering which was held at San Francisco's Maritime Hall on Saturday, September 1st. According to reports, Ulrich and Hammett appeared at the event about 1 ½ hours into ...

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Archive News Jul 18, 2001

Several unconfirmed dates for the upcoming Doomsday In The USA tour—featuring POWERMAN 5000 and SALIVA, plus a rotating opening slot that will include MACHINE HEAD, STEREOMUD and HALFCOCKED—have been leaked. The unconfirmed dates are as follows:

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Sept. 10 - Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room

Sept. 11 - ...

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Archive News Jun 07, 2001

While awaiting the start of the mixing process on the group's much-anticipated Supercharger opus with producer Colin Richardson, MACHINE HEAD mainman Robert Flynn has spoken out about the recording process of and the musical direction on the the follow-up to the underrated The Burning Red release (1999). Here is what Flynn had to say in ...

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Archive News Apr 07, 2001

More information has surfaced about METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich's unexpected appearance at the GODSMACK concert at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago on Wednesday night (April 4th). According to an eyewitness account posted on Encyclopedia Metallica, “At the end [of the regular set], when GODSMACK left, all the fans were still on their feet, requesting an ...

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Archive News Apr 06, 2001 - update 1

In an online chat with Australia's Radio Undercover, KISS' Gene Simmons revealed that KISS would be performing at Moscow's Red Square for the first time in front of 200,000 people later in the year. According to Simmons, “we're just going there by ourselves and the government is already making some noise over there about the ...

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Archive News Mar 09, 2001 - update 1

Bassist Tony Franklin recently addressed the persistent rumors of a reunion of the original BLUE MURDER line-up, featuring Franklin, guitarist/vocalist John Sykes and drummer Carmine Appice, by acknowledging that 'things are starting to happen. There's still some ground to cover, but it looks like a reunion will happen. As far as details go, i.e. which ...

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