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Ex-ANTHRAX Vocalist Announces U.S. Tour

Former ANTHRAX frontman Joey Belladonna has announced several concert dates as part of his summer tour that will kick off in early June. The following are the confirmed and tentative dates so far: Jun. 03 – New York, NY @ Don Hills Jun. 04 - Clifton, NJ @ Connections Jun. 05 - Baltimore, MD @ ...

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LYNCH MOB To Release Live DVD

Former DOKKEN and current LYNCH MOB/LP guitarist George Lynch has posted the following message to his official web site, www.georgelynch.com: "I'm sorry it's been so long since the last update, but we [LYNCH MOB] have all been really busy rehearsing and getting the show on the road. We just finished the first 2 ...

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SKUMLOVE Seek Drummer

Los Angeles-based SKUMLOVE, whose current touring line-up includes former FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares, and SX-10/CYPRESS HILL bassist Frank Mercurio, are seeking a new drummer. Interested parties should contact Skum at [email protected] SKUMLOVE's next live show will take place on March 17 (St. Patrick's Day) at the Viper Room in Hollywood, California. Also appearing on ...

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40 GRIT: U.S. Tour Dates Announced

San Francisco Bay Area metallers 40 GRIT have announced the following tour dates: March 6 Bakersfield, CA - Lucky's (w/ ANKLA) March 7 Las Vegas, NV - The Rock (w/ ANKLA) March 8 Ontario, CA - Sick Life Tattoo (w/ ANKLA) March 9 San Diego, CA - Dream Street (w/ ANKLA) March 10 Newport Beach, ...

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Ex-RATT Singer Re-Records Classic For Upcoming B-Side

Former RATT frontman Stephen Pearcy and his solo band have recorded a 2003 version of the RATT smash "Round And Round". It will reportedly appear as the B-side to Pearcy's "In Like Pink" single, the lead-off cut from the singer's first-ever solo album, "Social Intercourse". In other news, Pearcy has lined up the following tour ...

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VAN HALEN Bassist Jams With TRIBE OF JUDAH, METAL SHOP

VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony dropped in at The Viper Room in West Hollywood, California Monday night [Jan. 20] to check out ex-VAN HALEN singer Gary Cherone's new band, TRIBE OF JUDAH. At the end of their set, "Michael jumped up on stage, hijacked TRIBE OF JUDAH bassist] Pat Badger's bass and the boys tore ...

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Former WHITE ZOMBIE Bassist Resurfaces In ROCK CITY MORGUE

New Orleans, Louisiana-based ROCK CITY MORGUE, featuring former WHITE ZOMBIE bassist Sean Yseult, ex-MAN SCOUTS OF AMERICA frontman Rik Slave, and ex-SYRUP drummer Michael Brueggen, have finished recording a six-song EP, titled "Some Ghouls", with producer Daniel Rey (RAMONES). "The recording took place at New Orleans new Truck Farm Studios, and the band was very ...

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SHAMAN Perform Special Hometown Gig

Brazil's SHAMAN, featuring former ANGRA members Andre Matos (vocals), Luis Mariutti (bass) and Ricardo Confessori (drums), performed the following songs during their special set at Via Funchal in Sao Paulo on Saturday, September 14th: 01. Ancient Winds 02. Here I Am 03. Distant Thunder 04. Time Will Come 05. For Tomorrow 06. Wings of Reality ...

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LAVABONE Complete New Demo

San Francisco Bay Area's LAVABONE, featuring former PRIMER 55 drummer Kevin Jackson, have completed work on a new demo with producer/engineer Dave Dominguez (i.e. ADEMA, PAPA ROACH, STAIND). For full-length MP3 downloads of the tracks "Here I Am", "Sometimes", and "Broken Soul", visit the band's official web site at this location. In other ...

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GODHEAD To Play Last Show Of Summer At Hollywood Club

GODHEAD will play their last show of the summer on Monday, July 15th at the Viper Room in Hollywood, California. This will be the group's final gig before they enter the studio to record their new album, due in early 2003. As previously reported, GODHEAD are still seeking a new label home following the apparent ...

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LAVABONE Announce Upcoming Gigs

San Francisco Bay Area's LAVABONE, featuring former PRIMER 55 drummer Kevin Jackson, have lined up the following gigs during July/August: Jul. 24 – San Jose, CA @ The Usual Jul. 28 – Campbell, CA @ Campbell Gaslighter Aug. 17 –Hollywood, CA @ The Viper Room Aug. 24 – Livermore, CA @ Pine Street Bar and ...

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It's Official: SHIHAD Become PACIFIER

New Zealand's SHIHAD have officially changed their name to PACIFIER due to their previous moniker's similarities to the Islam word for Holy War jihad. The band recently made an unannounced appearance under the new name at The Viper Room in West Hollywood, thus confirming that PACIFIER is indeed the name they love and are sticking ...

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DEADSY To Play Viper Room On March 2nd

DEADSY, who feature in their ranks guitarist/vocalist Elijah Blue Allman (the son of actress Cher), will play a show at the Viper Room in Los Angeles on March 2nd. The Viper Room is a 21-and-over venue. You can purchase advance tickets by calling (310) 358-1881 between 11 AM and 7 PM. Payment is by credit ...

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Former GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist Announces Live Dates

Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Gilby Clarke has announced the following live appearances during the coming weeks: Feb. 18 - Viper Room, Hollywood, CA Feb. 22 - Mason Jar, Phoenix, AZ Feb. 23 - Pink E's, Las Vegas, NV Feb. 27 - Icon Supperclub, Palo Alto, CA Feb. 28 - The Roadhouse, Sacramento, CA Mar. ...

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Archive News Nov 22, 2001

As a result of a tremendous increase in traffic since the anthrax terrorist attacks started, ANTHRAX (the band) have decided to move their official web site to http://www.anthraxtheband.com. According to a statement issued by anthraxheband.com webmaster Brent, “we've been getting immense numbers of hits (at times greater than starwars.com got to download ...

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Archive News Nov 09, 2001

Former HELLOWEEN vocalist Michael Kiske will make a guest appearance on several tracks on the upcoming album from ex-HELLOWEEN guitarist Roland Grapow and drummer Uli Kusch, it was announced yesterday. Although recent reports indicated that SYMPHONY X vocalist Russell Allen would be absent from the project's recording line-up following Grapow and ...

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Archive News Oct 29, 2001

POWERMAN 5000 have parted ways with bassist Dorian Heartsong and drummer Al Pahanish, according to informed sources. Although the exact reasons for the pair's departure have not yet been revealed, the duo were recently seen moving their gear out of the band's rehearsal studio and were reported to have been jamming with ...

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Archive News Oct 25, 2001

Norwegian black metal legends MAYHEM have finally broken their silence regarding the recent reports of vocalist Maniac's departure and rumors of a possible split. According to the band's official web site, “MAYHEM is NOT breaking up, nor is Maniac leaving.” Commented guitarist Blasphemer (aka Rune Erickson): 'Maniac felt tired and fed up ...

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Archive News Oct 24, 2001

Due to a technical problem at the server side (completely out of our control), we were unable to post any updates to these pages during the last two days. Although the problem appears to have been resolved, there is no guarantee that this sort of thing will not happen again in the ...

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Archive News Oct 17, 2001

KUSH, the long-running project of FEAR FACTORY bassist Christian Olde Wolbers, FEAR FACTORY drummer Raymond Herrera, DEFTONES guitarist Stephen Carpenter and CYPRESS HILL frontman B-Real, will be appearing at the Viper Room in West Hollywood, California on October 27th.


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Archive News Oct 16, 2001

CANDLEMASS bassist/mainman Leif Edling has confirmed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET that the Swedish doomsters' most celebrated line-up—including Edling and vocalist Messiah Marcolin—have been officially approached by the organizers of the Sweden Rock Festival (Michael Ivarsson) to appear at next year's installment of the event, which is scheduled to take place on June 7-8, 2002 ...

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