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VOIVOD: Three Days Away From Completing 'The Multiverse'

VOIVOD — vocalist Snake (a.k.a. Denis Belanger), guitarist Piggy (a.k.a. Denis D'Amour), drummer Away (a.k.a. Michel Langevin), and Jasonic (a.k.a. ex-METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted) — are three days away from having completed the mixing process for the group's new album, "The Multiverse", at Sausalito, California's The Plant studios. The band, who recently withdrew from a ...

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AMONG THIEVES To Perform At WSOU Holiday Show

AMONG THIEVES, the New York-based band featuring former LIFE OF AGONY bassist Alan Robert and BIOHAZARD drummer Danny Schuler, will perform at the WSOU holiday show on Dec. 14 at the Rex Plex in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Also scheduled to appear at the event is former LIFE OF AGONY frontman Keith Caputo, among others. ...

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GEORGE LYNCH Completes Work On Album Of DOKKEN/LYNCH MOB Remakes

Former DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch has commenced the mixing process for the as-yet-untitled an album of current remakes of DOKKEN and LYNCH MOB songs, which he recently recorded with the help of ex-DOKKEN and current L/P bassist Jeff Pilson (who sings on the DOKKEN tunes) and ex-LYNCH MOB frontman Robert Mason (who handles the LYNCH ...

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JASON NEWSTED: I Have Always Aspired To Play Bass In VOIVOD

Former METALLICA and current VOIVOD bassist Jason Newsted has admitted that he has harbored a secret desire to join the latter group for several years — long before his much-publicized split with Hetfield and co. in January 2001. "I guess, over the years at different times, it was always a secret, true aspiration to be ...

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JASON NEWSTED: 'I Would Have Rejoined METALLICA'

Former METALLICA and current VOIVOD bassist Jason Newsted would have rejoined the San Franciscan metal superstars "in a fucking heartbeat" had frontman James Hetfield invited him to contribute to METALLICA's eighth studio album. "James and I had a really good sit-down back in February this year," Newsted told Kerrang! "We hadn't seen each other in ...

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DAVE GROHL: I Should Play Drums For LED ZEPPELIN

Former NIRVANA drummer and current FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl believes that he should play drums on LED ZEPPELIN's much-rumored "reunion" tour. "Here's my new mission. LED ZEPPELIN is doing a reunion tour. John Paul Jones, Robert Plant. I gotta get that drumming gig. I gotta do it if Starkey [a.k.a. Zak Starkey, son of ...

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ROSS ROBINSON To Produce THE CURE Album, VEX RED To Contribute

Ross Robinson, wildely credited for the early success of such acts as KORN, SLIPKNOT and LIMP BIZKIT, will produce the next record from THE CURE. The as-yet-untitled effort, which will be released next year via ArtistDirect Records, will include contributions from the British quintet VEX RED, whose debut album, "Start With A Strong And Persistent ...

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DIABOLIC Announces New Guitarist

Florida death metal band DIABOLIC has parted ways with guitarist Jerry Mortellaro and has replaced him with Eric Hersemann of Chicago's LORD BLASPHEMER. "Eric is an extremely talented professional that will complement perfectly the new solidified DIABOLIC line-up," said guitarist Brian Malone. The revamped group — also featuring COFFIN TEXTS frontman Robert Cardenas — will ...

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LIFE OF AGONY Sell Out Reunion Gig In Less Than 10 Minutes!

LIFE OF AGONY reportedly needed less than 10 minutes to sell out New York City's Irving Plaza (capacity around 1,200), where the group are scheduled to perform a one-off reunion gig on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2003. Also set to appear on the bill are AMONG THIEVES (featuring former LIFE OF AGONY bassist Alan Robert) and ...

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LIFE OF AGONY Tickets Go On Sale This Weekend

Tickets for the LIFE OF AGONY reunion show on January 4 at Irving Plaza in New York City will go on sale this Saturday, October 26 at 1:00 p.m. through Ticketmaster. "The guest list will be super-tight and we're trying to keep it to family only," said drummer Sal Abruscato. "We expect tickets to sell ...

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LED ZEPPELIN Management: No Reunion Tour Planned

LED ZEPPELIN have denied newspaper reports that they are to reunite for a tour in 2003. The group were set for a US tour with Jason Bonham substituting for his late father John Bonham on drums, said the Sunday Times. The newspaper reported that Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones had patched up ...

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GEORGE LYNCH To Rework DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB Songs For Upcoming CD

Former DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch will be releasing another album this next year according to Lynch's official website. The new album will feature current remakes of DOKKEN and LYNCH MOB songs. Former DOKKEN and current L/P bassist Jeff Pilson will be singing on the DOKKEN tunes and Robert Mason on the LYNCH MOB songs. It ...

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VOIVOD's AWAY: 'I Like To Hit Flying Saucers'

VOIVOD drummer Away (a.k.a. Michel Langevin) has posted the following studio update via the Chophouse Records web site: "I like to hit flying saucers in front of my eyes. I usually play a Ludwig set that is a reissue of an old sparkly silver drum kit from the '70's. However, for the recording of this ...

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VOIVOD: The Warriors of Ice Have Awakened

VOIVOD have posted a brief video clip documenting the first day of the recording sessions for the group's forthcoming "The Multiverse" CD via the Chophouse Records web site at this location. The band, who currently include former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted, are presently tracking "The Multiverse" at The Plant studios in Sausalito, California ...

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PAPA WHEELIE To Issue Sophomore Release

PAPA WHEELIE, the "stoner punk metal" crew consisting of former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted (a.k.a. Jaylor) on guitar/vocals, Steven Wiig (a.k.a. Swiiglor) on drums and Joe Ledesma (a.k.a. Joefus) on bass, are preparing to unleash the follow-up release to their debut album, Unipsycho, just in time for Halloween. Live Lycanthropy features updated versions of Unipsycho ...

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VOIVOD: A Near-Miss!

The recording sessions for VOIVOD's much-anticipated new opus, The Multiverse, came very close to having to be delayed after guitarist Piggy and drummer Away nearly missed their flights to California from their native Quebec on Tuesday. According to the Chophouse Records web site, "Piggy and Away arrived at The Plant Recording Studios [yesterday] from Montreal, ...

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BLISSED Complete Work On Debut CD

BLISSED, featuring former STRYPER drummer Robert Sweet, have completed work on their debut album, which they are planning on making available soon via music stores, online retailers and through the group's official web site. In the meantime, a four-song sampler is now available via www.blessed.biz in a limited-edition run of 444 numbered and ...

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LED ZEPPELIN To Tour Next Summer?

LED ZEPPELIN are set to re-group after 22 years for a stadium tour of America, according to Britain's Sun newspaper. The three surviving members — singer Robert Plant, guitarist Jimmy Page and bassist John Paul Jones — plan to hit the road next summer and hope to pocket £6.4million (approximately $10 million) for the shows. ...

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DEEP PURPLE Bassist Jams With GOV'T MULE

DEEP PURPLE bassist Roger Glover joined GOV'T MULE for a jam onstage at New York's Beacon Theatre on Friday, October 11th. Glover reportedly played two songs with the group — "Going Down" and "Maybe I'm A Leo" — as part of GOV'T MULE's three-hour set, which also included renditions of LED ZEPPELIN, JIMI HENDRIX and ...

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JASON NEWSTED: I Will Tour With VOIVOD

Former METALLICA and current VOIVOD bassist Jason Newsted has confirmed plans to tour with the latter outfit following the release of the band's next album, The Multiverse, tentatively due in early March. "We plan to tour together... the original members and myself," Newsted wrote in an Oct. 11 post on the official Chophouse Records message ...

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Former LED ZEPPELIN Frontman Launches Attack On British Pop Star

Former LED ZEPPELIN frontman Robert Plant has launched an outspoken attack on British pop star Robbie Williams (ex-TAKE THAT), branding him a "jerk" who will never crack the lucrative American market. Speaking at the launch of a new college record label in Kidderminster, near where he lives, Plant said Williams "can't sing". Robert hoped the ...

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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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