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Tributes To Fallen Ex-WHIPLASH Bassist Continue Pouring In

Since our announcement of the tragic passing of ex-WHIPLASH/INTO ANOTHER bassist Tony Bono due to a heart attack, a number of friends, former bandmates and fans have posted heartfelt tributes to the man that was universally considered to be among the most down-to-earth, friendly and good-natured people one could ever hope to meet. Among those ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, DEREK SHERINIAN Trade Guest Appearances

Former DREAM THEATER keyboardist Derek Sherinian has finished tracking his parts for the forthcoming YNGWIE MALMSTEEN CD, entitled Attack, which is currently being recorded in Miami, Florida for a late summer release through Spitfire Records. According to Derek, "[Yngwie] was very specific in what he wanted, which unfortunately did not include any keyboard solos. But... ...

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Ex-PRONG Drummer TED PARSONS: The New PRONG Is A Joke

Former PRONG/GODFLESH drummer Ted Parsons has slammed PRONG mainman Tommy Victor for resurrecting the group with all-new members and attempting to pick up where the band left off at the time of their original split in 1996. "I wanted to continue PRONG with Tommy in 1996 when we got dropped from Epic [Records]," Parsons wrote ...

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WESTWORLD Change Title, Cover To Upcoming CD

WESTWORLD, featuring TNT frontman Tony Harnell and RIOT guitarist Mark Reale, have decided to change the title and cover artwork for their forthcoming third studio album. The album has now been renamed Cyberdreams and will be released on July 29th through Z Records. ...

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Former WHIPLASH Bassist Dies After Suffering Apparent Heart Attack

Former WHIPLASH/INTO ANOTHER bassist Tony Bono passed away on Friday night/Saturday morning after suffering an apparent heart attack at the age of 38, ex-WHIPLASH/SLAYER drummer Tony Scaglione has confirmed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET. A viewing will reportedly be held on Tuesday, May 28th at a funeral home in Bloomfield, New Jersey, with exact funeral arrangements yet to ...

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DEICIDE's GLEN BENTON To Guest On New VITAL REMAINS CD

DEICIDE frontman Glen Benton will perform all lead vocals on the forthcoming VITAL REMAINS album, entitled Dechristianized, which is due in late August/early September through Olympic Records in the US and Century Media Records in Europe. In an interview with Benton and VR members Tony Lazaro (guitar) and Dave Suzuki (drums) posted at

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DEEDS Set Tentative Release Date For "Blown"

DEEDS (formerly DIRTY DEEDS) bassist Tony Newton, who has recently relocated to Los Angeles, California from his native England, has posted the following update via the group's official web site: "The Japanese release date [for our third full-length album, entitled Blown] is August 28th. We will be touring there just before this to promote the ...

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DEREK SHERINIAN's Upcoming Solo Effort To Feature Host Of Name Musicians

Yngwie Malmsteen, Billy Sheehan, Tony Franklin (ex-BLUE MURDER/THE FIRM), Al DiMeola, Zakk Wydle, Brian Tichy (ex-OZZY OSBOURNE) and Simon Philips are among the artists scheduled to make guest appearances on the forthcoming solo album from former DREAM THEATER and current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN keyboardist Derek Sherinian. As yet untitled, the effort is due in September. ...

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DEE SNIDER East Coast Dates Announced

Former TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider and his current touring band—AJ Pero (ex-TWISTED SISTER, drums), Dan McCafferty (guitar), Tony Palmucci (guitar), and Freddy Villano (bass)—have lined up the following dates during June: Jun. 14 - TBA - NJ Jun. 15 - The Webster Theatre - Hartford CT Jun. 21 - The Downtown – Farmingdale, NY ...

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EXCLUSIVE: DINO CAZARES Speaks Out On FEAR FACTORY Split

Since FEAR FACTORY officially called it quits in early March, very little has been heard from the band themselves, with the four members of the group choosing to each deal with the break-up of this long-running group by immersing themselves in new projects rather than speaking out publicly on what was, by all accounts, a ...

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Former FEAR FACTORY Guitarist Recruits Ex-BUILT XL Singer For New Band

Former FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares has recruited 28-year-old ex-BUILT XL frontman Jason "Gong" Jones to sing in his as-yet-unnamed new outfit, BLABBERMOUTH.NET can exclusively reveal. Cazares and Jones have spent the last couple of weeks reworking three of the five songs originally demoed for what would have been FEAR FACTORY's fifth studio album, and ...

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FORCED ENTRY To Reunite For ABRASIVE ROCK Appearance

Acclaimed Seattle thrashers FORCED ENTRY will reunite to perform at the upcoming Abrasive Rock Festival on Saturday, August 3rd at the Capitol Theater in Olympia, Washington. Guitarist Brad Hull will team up with vocalist/bassist Tony Benjamins and drummer Colin Mattson to perform live for the first time in over a decade. Other acts set to ...

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MOLLO/MARTIN Set Release Date For "The Cage 2"

Former BLACK SABBATH frontman Tony Martin's collaboration with Italian guitarist Dario Mollo, which goes by the name, will release their sophomore effort, entitled The Cage 2, in Europe and Japan on May 22nd. No US release date has been scheduled as yet. The final track listing for the album is as follows: 01. Terra Toria ...

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TNT Ink Deal With Z Records

The reunited classic line-up of TNTvocalist Tony Harnell, guitarist Ronni Le Tekro, bassist Morty Black and drummer Diesel Dahlhave inked a deal with Z Records and will begin work on new material in May. According to Harnell, It's great to have finally worked out a plan for TNT. Ronni and I have been talking along ...

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TAETRE Complete Work On Third Full-Length CD

Sweden's TAETRE have completed work on their third full-length album, entitled Divine Misanthropic Madness, at KING DIAMOND guitarist Andy LaRocque's Los Angered Recordings for a late 2002 release through Mighty Music Records. The group's first release since the departure of guitarist Danyael Nilsson will include guest appearances from LaRocque and Tony Jelencovich (TRANSPORT LEAGUE). ...

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RING OF FIRE Record Japanese Shows For Upcoming DVD

RING OF FIRE, led by former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN frontman Mark Boals, reportedly recorded several of the shows from their recent Japanese tour for an upcoming DVD, which is due to be released in the coming months. Boals' touring band consisted of guitarist Tony Macalpine, drummer Virgil Donati, keyboardist Vitalij Kuprij, and bassist Philip Bynoe. ...

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Former BLACK SABBATH Singer Completes Work On New THE CAGE CD

The long awaited new DARIO MOLLO/TONY MARTIN THE CAGE album (featuring ex-BLACK SABBATH singer Tony Martin), simply entitled 2, has been completed and is scheduled for a simultaneous European and Japanese release on May 22nd. The final track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. Terra Toria 02. Overload 03. Life Love and Everything ...

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WESTWORLD Prepare For "Act III"

New York's WESTWORLD, featuring TNT frontman Tony Harnell and RIOT guitarist Mark Reale, have set Act III as the title of their forthcoming third full-length album, which is currently being recorded for a late spring release through Z Records. ...

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THE RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS Prepare New CD, Announce European Appearances

THE RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS are currently in intensive songwriting sessions for the follow-up to the group's quadruple-platinum Californication CD, which is tentatively set for a June release. Guitarist John Frusciante recently commented on the initial rehearsals for the forthcoming effort: "There was just all kinds of new rhythms and new sounds and nobody really ...

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NILE To Enter Studio In Early March, July Release Expected

Acclaimed death metallers NILE will enter Soundlab Studios in Columbia, South Carolina on March 4th to record their third full-length CD, tentatively titled In Their Darkened Shrines. Eight tracks have been written so far for the album, which is set to feature nearly an hour's worth of music. Among the song titles set to appear ...

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HELIX Frontman Launches Side Project

HELIX frontman Brian Vollmer, guitarist Bill Gadd, bassist Tony Paleschi, and drummer Archie Gamble will be entering Reiner's Studios in London, Ontario on March 3rd to record four new tracks that they've recently collaborated on: Panic, Wanna Be Stoned, Hard to Feel the Sunshine (When Your Heart Is Filled With Rain) and When the Whip ...

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Former SABBATH Frontman Completes Work On "The Cage II"

CAGE, featuring Italian guitarist Dario Mollo and former BLACK SABBATH vocalist Tony Martin, have completed recording their new album, entitled The Cage II. Currently in the mixing stages under the direction of Dario at Damage Inc. Studios in Ventimiglia, Italy, the album's full track listing is as follows: 01. Terra Toria 02. Overload 03. Amore ...

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HELLOWEEN Announce Compilation Details

HELLOWEEN have confirmed that their upcoming Best Of double-CD set will be called Treasure Chest and it will have a lot of special packaging, making it a nice collector's item for any HELLOWEEN fan new or old. All of the songs have been remixed and remastered to modern standards. The full track listing for Treasure ...

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RONDINELLI To Confess Sins In May

RONDINELLI, who include in their ranks former RAINBOW/BLACK SABBATH and current BLUE OYSTER CULT drummer Bobby Rondinelli, ex-SABBATH/WHITESNAKE bassist Neil Murray, former SABBATH frontman Tony Martin and guitarist Teddy Rondinelli, will issue their sophomore album, entitled Our Cross — Our Sins, through MTM Records in May. Featuring a musical direction that is said to be ...

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TONY FRANKLIN Unveils "Secret" Project

Bassist extraordinaire Tony Franklin (i.e. DAVID COVERDALE, BLUE MURDER) has shed light on his much-rumored “secret” project which he has been hinting at but not offered any concrete information about in his previous postings on his official web site. Until now, that is. According to Franklin, “the 'Secret Project' is now out in the open! ...

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