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RAMONES Tribute CD Pushed Back Once Again?

The long-awaited tribute album to the RAMONES, "We're a Happy Family: A Tribute to the Ramones", appears to have had its release date changed once again. According to Hits Daily Double, the album being released by manager Andy Gould's DV8 Records through Columbia is now coming out on Jan. 14. As previously reported, the following ...

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PRIMAL FEAR Split With Guitarist, Announce Replacement

German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR have parted ways with guitarist Henny Wolter (ex-THUNDERHEAD) and have replaced him with SINNER axeman Tom Naumann. The following is the band's official statement on the matter: "Hi fans & supportes of the Metal Commando. Today we have to make a shocking announcement, and to be honest, we don't have ...

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CELTIC FROST Re-Envisioned!

CELTIC FROST have begun the initial part of the recording sessions for the group's long-awaited new album, tentatively titled "Probe". As has been anticipated by a variety of sources, the group currently consists of the classic "To Mega Therion" and "Into the Pandemonium"-era line-up of Reed St. Mark (drums/percussion), Martin Eric Ain (bass/vocals), and Tom ...

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AUDIOSLAVE'S CORNELL, MORELLO Speak Out On Band Chemistry

Former SOUNDGARDEN and current AUDIOSLAVE frontman Chris Cornell is confident that fans of his previous group will find plenty on AUDIOSLAVE's self-titled debut to keep them happy. "I don't think that fans of RAGE [AGAINST THE MACHINE] or SOUNDGARDEN will be disappointed," Cornell told Kerrang! magazine recently. "The album was written in the first three ...

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SINNER To Support HAMMERFALL In Germany

The current incarnation of the long-running German act SINNERMat Sinner (vocals/bass, also in PRIMAL FEAR), Frank Rössler (keyboards), Fritz Randow (drums, SAXON), Henny Wolter (guitar), and Tom Naumann (guitar) —have announced the first couple of shows in support of their new album, "There Will Be Execution", due on Jan. 13, 2003 through Nuclear ...

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AUDIOSLAVE Collaborate With DMX!

AUDIOSLAVE, the new group featuring ex-SOUNDGARDEN frontman Chris Cornell and former RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE members Tim Commerford (bass), Brad Wilk (drums), and Tom Morello (guitar), have written and recorded a pair of songs with rapper DMX, according to Billboard.com. One of the two collaborations with DMX is a pairing of the rapper and all ...

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AUDIOSLAVE Cough Up Cash For Rights To Name

The following article comes to us courtesy of NME.com: AUDIOSLAVE, the supergroup featuring former members of SOUNDGARDEN and RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, have handed over $30,000 just to share their name with an unsigned Liverpool, UK band. AUDIOSLAVE were formed in 2001 with ex-SOUNDGARDEN singer Chris Cornell on vocals and RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE members ...

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AUDIOSLAVE's TOM MORELLO: Material For Second CD Already Written

Despite the fact that AUDIOSLAVE's self-titled debut has yet to see the light of day, the band are already thinking about a follow-up. "There's almost another album's worth of stuff [already done]," Morello told MTV.com. "The most difficult part of the process was narrowing down the [tunes for the first] record because the other songs ...

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AUDIOSLAVE Album Cover Posted Online

The cover artwork for AUDIOSLAVE's much-anticipated self-titled debut, due on November 19 through Epic Records, has been posted online at this location. AUDIOSLAVE features in its ranks ex-SOUNDGARDEN frontman Chris Cornell and former RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE members Tim Commerford (bass), Brad Wilk (drums), and Tom Morello (guitar). ...

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DAVE GROHL Nixes UNLEASHED Frontman For PROBOT Project Over Questionable Politics

FOO FIGHTERS mainman Dave Grohl contemplated approaching UNLEASHED frontman Johnny Hedlund to contribute lead vocals to one of the songs for his upcoming metal project, PROBOT, but changed his mind after learning of the Swedish death metal vocalist's rumored Nazi leanings, Grohl revealed in an interview with Sweden's Close-Up magazine. "I love UNLEASHED's music — ...

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AUDIOSLAVE Guitarist Posts Audio Message

Former RAGE AGAINST and current AUDIOSLAVE guitarist Tom Morello has posted an audio message online. The 62-second message, in which Morello describes AUDIOSLAVE's video for first single, "Cochise", as "absolutely insane" and praises the new Michael Moore film, "Bowling for Columbine", as "one of the best movies I've ever seen", can be heard at the ...

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AUDIOSLAVE Video Teaser Posted Online

AUDIOSLAVE, the new group featuring ex-SOUNDGARDEN frontman Chris Cornell and former RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE members Tim Commerford (bass), Brad Wilk (drums), and Tom Morello (guitar), have posted a "teaser" for the upcoming video for the first single off their self-titled debut album, "Cochise", at this location. ...

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AUDIOSLAVE To Appear On 'Letterman'

AUDIOSLAVE, the new group featuring ex-SOUNDGARDEN frontman Chris Cornell and former RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE members Tim Commerford (bass), Brad Wilk (drums), and Tom Morello (guitar), are scheduled to perform live on The Late Show With David Letterman on November 20th. The band's much-anticipated self-titled debut is due on November 19th through Epic Records. ...

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RAMONES Tribute Delayed Until March

The long-awaited tribute album to the RAMONES, We're a Happy Family: A Tribute to the Ramones, has been pushed back to March 2003. No reason was given for the delay. The Rob Zombie-produced CD, which had previously-scheduled release dates in December, November, and August, will surface through DV8/Columbia Records. The track listing for the album ...

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AUDIOSLAVE's TOM MORELLO: 'We Are United In Our Rock Power'

Former RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE and current AUDIOSLAVE guitarist has admitted that the newly-formed supergroup had almost been called off due in part to Morello and the rest of his former RATM bandmates having a separate management deal from the band's frontman, ex-SOUNDGARDEN singer Chris Cornell. "Well, there was a tremendous amount of drama and ...

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BALLISTIC Commence Work On New CD

BALLISTIC, the new band of former DEUCE / TENSION / WARDOG mainman Tom Gattis and JAG PANZER drummer Rikard Stjernquist, are very busy writing (and re-writing) material for the group's upcoming CD, which will reportedly be "much heavier and faster than before." Among the cuts set to appear on the as-yet-untitled effort are the following: ...

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RUSH To Issue Best-Of Collection In January

RUSH will issue a new best-of collection, entitled The Spirit Of Radio: Greatest Hits (1974-1987), on January 28th through Mercury/UME. All the selections on the 16-song set — which comprises tracks taken from the band's Mercury Records output — have been digitally remastered, and a 16-page booklet is included in the packaging. The complete tracklisting ...

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UNWRITTEN LAW Part Ways With INTERSCOPE

UNWRITTEN LAW have parted ways with Interscope Records following executive Tom Whalley's exit from the label. "Tom signed the band. His departure affected the long-term development plan that we created," group representative Bill Silva Management told Hits Daily Double. "We are grateful that Interscope agreed that the band could better achieve their goals and vision ...

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DAVE LOMBARDO On Next SLAYER CD: 'I'm Definitely In'

SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo has once again reaffirmed his desire to play on the group's forthcoming studio effort, which is not expected to surface before 2004 at the earliest. "I didn't jump in right away and say, 'OK, yeah, I wanna do this and that,' " Lombardo told MTV.com about his decision to record the ...

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Ex-MEGADETH Guitarist Jams With Former Bandmates

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman was briefly reunited with his former DEUCE bandmates (including ex-TENSION and current BALLISTIC mainman Tom Gattis) on September 29th in Washington, D.C. for a "furious" jam through a set of the group's "hits," according to the guitarist's official web site. For more information on DEUCE, click here. ...

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DAVE LOMBARDO: I Will Play On The Next SLAYER Album

Drummer Dave Lombardo has confirmed that he will appear on the next SLAYER studio album, and if he has it his way, the record will see the light of day sooner rather than later. "There is going to be a [SLAYER] record," Lombardo told Canada's Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles. "There will be a record ...

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RAMONES Tribute Album Gets Pushed Back

The long-awaited tribute album to the RAMONES, We're a Happy Family: A Tribute to the Ramones, has been pushed back to December. The Rob Zombie-produced CD, which was originally expected in August and was then pushed back to November 12th, is now due on December 24th via DV8/Columbia Records. The full track listing for the ...

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