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AMONG THIEVES To Release 'Soundscam' In May

AMONG THIEVES, the New York-based band featuring former LIFE OF AGONY bassist Alan Robert and BIOHAZARD drummer Danny Schuler, will release a full-length CD, entitled "Soundscam", on May 28 through Japan's Daymare Recordings. The 11-track CD includes three studio tracks produced and mixed by Michael Barbiero (METALLICA, GUNS N' ROSES) and seven live songs recorded ...

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LYNCH MOB: 'Revolution' CD Gets Pushed Back

Cleopatra Records pushed back the release date of LYNCH MOB's "REvolution" to May 20. "REvolution", which features remakes of early DOKKEN and LYNCH MOB classics, includes contributions from ex-DOKKEN and current L/P bassist Jeff Pilson and ex-LYNCH MOB frontman Robert Mason. ...

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VOIVOD: Rehearsal Photos Posted Online

Several pictures of VOIVOD rehearsing at the legendary Plant Recording Studios as part of an event organized by Little Kids Rock (LKR) have been posted online at this location. LKR, which brings free music classes into public schools in California, New York, New Jersey and Tennessee, had invited students, parents, and teachers from ...

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GARDENIAN Pull Out Of Sweden's 2000 DECIBEL Festival

Sweden's GARDENIAN have cancelled their previously announced appearance at the fourth edition of the 2000 Decibel festival, which will be held on May 17 in Bengtsfors, Sweden (180 km north of Gothenburg). "We are sad to announce that we are forced to cancel the appearance at 2000 Decibel in Bengtsfors due to the fact that ...

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MACHINE HEAD Officially Recruit PHIL DEMMEL As Second Guitarist

MACHINE HEAD have officially recruited ex-VIO-LENCE/TECHNOCRACY axeman Phil Demmel as their new full-time guitarist. Phil joins the band as a replacement for Ahrue Luster, who amicably left the group last May due to "creative differences." The San Francisco Bay Area band are thrilled to welcome Demmel to the camp, as he brings along exceptional guitarist ...

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METALLICA Announce Official 'St. Anger' Track Listing

METALLICA have finalized the official track listing for their eighth studio album, "St. Anger", due on June 10 through Elektra Records. Produced by Bob Rock, the album was recorded at the group's own studios inside their San Rafael headquarters. In addition to the eleven tracks on "St. Anger", the package will include a free DVD ...

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VOIVOD To Play 'Secret' Club Gig In San Francisco

Former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted will make his live debut with VOIVOD tonight (April 4) at a "secret" show at Bourbon Street Bar And Grill in Concord, California. The band will appear under the name TARRAT and will run through a full set in preparation for their upcoming co-headlining tour with SEPULTURA. Also performing will ...

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METALLICA Re-Sign With MERCURY RECORDS!

METALLICA have signed a new agreement with Mercury Records for territories outside the United States and Japan. The new deal includes the band's multi-Grammy-winning back catalogue and comes ahead of the release in June of the band's eighth studio album, "St Anger". Mercury has been the home for METALLICA these last 15 years outside North ...

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THIN LIZZY: European, American Tour Dates Announced

The current lineup of THIN LIZZYJohn Sykes (guitar/vocals), Scott Gorham (guitar), Michael Lee (drums, ex-PAGE/PLANT, THE CULT, LITTLE ANGELS), and Guy Pratt (bass, ex-PINK FLOYD, GARY MOORE) — have announced the following dates during the coming months: May 01 - Silja Rock, SWE May 03 – TBA - FIN May 05 – KB ...

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NAIL WITHIN Part Ways With Singer

Israeli thrashers NAIL WITHIN (formerly EMBLAZE) have parted ways with vocalist Yishai Sweartz. According to the group's official web site, Yishai decided to leave the band "due to personal reasons." A replacement singer has yet to be named. NAIL WITHIN's self-titled debut, which was produced by Harris Johns (SODOM, KREATOR, DESTRUCTION) at Spiderhouse Studio in ...

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JASON NEWSTED: 'I Want To Play Some Old SABBATH Tunes With OZZY'

Former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted is making no bones about the fact that he is extremely excited to be performing with OZZY OSBOURNE on his upcoming Canadian and Ozzfest tours. Newsted, who was replaced in METALLICA by former OZZY bassist Robert Trujillo, is particularly psyched to have the opportunity to jam on some SABBATH classics ...

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MACHINE HEAD: Cover-Song Contest Results Announced

MACHINE HEAD have announced the winning entries in their recently-launched cover-song contest. As previously reported, the members of the group's official forum were asked to list three songs that they would like to hear MACHINE HEAD cover, after which the band picked the 10 most interesting requests they felt they could do justice to. All ...

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STAR ONE: 'Live On Earth' Track Listing Announced

STAR ONE, the project led by AYREON mastermind Arjen Lucassen (ex-BODINE, VENGEANCE), will issue a live CD and DVD recorded during the band's recent Intergalactic Space Crusaders European tour. In addition to Lucassen, the group's touring lineup included drummer Ed Warby (AYREON, STAR ONE, GOREFEST), bassist Peter Vink (AYREON, FINCH, Q65), keyboardist Joost van den ...

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ROBERT TRUJILLO: How I Found Out I Got The METALLICA Gig

New METALLICA bassist Robert Trujillo recently spoke to Kerrang! magazine about his addition to the group and his decision to leave OZZY OSBOURNE's band in order to hook up with the San Franciscian metal pioneers. When asked how he found out he got the gig, Robert said, "METALLICA called me [in late February]. They said, ...

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OZZY On JASON NEWSTED: I'm 'Fucking Thrilled' He's Joining The Band

OZZY OSBOURNE unveiled his new lineup with a special media showcase/press conference Monday (March 17) at the group's North Hollywood, California rehearsal space. New bassist Jason Newsted (formerly of METALLICA) joined Osbourne, guitarist Zakk Wylde, and drummer Mike Bordin for a blinding four-song set featuring "War Pigs", "Believer", "No More Tears", and "Crazy Train". "I ...

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LARS ULRICH: 'METALLICA Have Never Sounded So Good'

The April 3, 2003 issue of Rolling Stone magazine features a short write-up on METALLICA recent bassist addition, former SUICIDAL TENDENCIES/OZZY OSBOURNE veteran Robert Trujillo, and includes a couple of quotes from drummer Lars Ulrich and Trujillo about the auditioning process that led to Robert being chosen to fill the slot left vacant by Jason ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE: JASON NEWSTED Will Play Bass On Upcoming Tour

OZZY OSBOURNE announced during last night's one-off gig at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada that former METALLICA and current VOIVOD bassist Jason Newsted would be joining the group as its new touring bassist. The Hard Rock concert marked the final performance with OSBOURNE of longtime member Robert Trujillo, who was selected to ...

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METALLICA To Be Spotlighted On MTV's 'mtvICON'

METALLICA's 20-year career will be spotlighted on MTV's annual music tribute, "mtvICON", to premiere Tuesday, May 6 at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT). The show will be taped before a live audience in Los Angeles on May 3, featuring performances and testimonials from artists and celebrities who have been influenced by the band, their videos and music. ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN Bassist Sues Security Company

SYSTEM OF A DOWN bassist Shavo Odadjian has sued a Grand Rapids, Michigan security company, claiming assault, ethnic intimidation and humiliation by guards who threw him out of his own concert at Van Andel Arena, according to The Grand Rapids Press. Odadjian left the stage to join two female guests in the audience when his ...

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