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Former DEATH Guitarist Joins ICED EARTH

Former DEATH touring guitarist and current MILLENIUM axeman Ralph Santolla has officially joined ICED EARTH as the group's second guitarist. Santolla replaces Larry Tarnowski, who left the group earlier in the year in order to continue his studies. Santolla reportedly plans to keep working on new MILLENIUM material and has recently welcomed singer Todd Plant ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER Forms New Band

Legendary guitarist Michael Schenker (MSG, UFO, THE SCORPIONS) has reportedly teamed up with vocalist/guitarist Amy Schugar in a new project, tentatively dubbed THE SCHUGAR/SCHENKER BAND. The group, which is currently in the studio recording demos, is rounded out by Matt Indes (drums), Mark Lehman (bass), and Fred Robinson (guitar). MSG (MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP)'s new album, ...

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It's Official: SCOTT WEILAND To Front Ex-GUNS N' ROSES Band

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS frontman Scott Weiland has been officially selected as the vocalist for the new band featuring former GUNS N' ROSES members Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum. According to Arlett Vereecke, the publicist for the group, "no official band name" has yet been chosen for the project, which was previously rumored to be ...

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SINGLE BULLET THEORY Confirmed To Headline The Crash Music 2003 Tour

Philadelphia-based SINGLE BULLET THEORY, featuring PISSING RAZORS guitarist Matt Difabio and ex-SEVEN WITCHES bassist Bill Mez, have been confirmed to headline the month-long Crash Music 2003 Tour beginning on Aug. 14 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Crash tour will be sponsored by Rhino Amplification, Dirtbag Clothing, Metal Maniacs and Jagermeister and will also feature Crash recording ...

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Vocalist MATT BARLOW Leaves ICED EARTH!

Vocalist Matt Barlow has announced his departure from ICED EARTH in order to pursue a career doing administrative work for the Department of Homeland Security. The following is Barlow's official statement on the matter: "In December of last year, prior to ICED EARTH signing a new record deal, [ICED EARTH mainman] Jon [Schaffer] and I ...

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All-Star BEATLES Tribute Band To Issue Live DVD

YELLOW MATTER CUSTARD, the BEATLES cover band consisting of Paul Gilbert (RACER X/ex-MR. BIG) on guitar, Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER) on drums, Neal Morse (ex-SPOCK'S BEARD) on guitar and keyboards, and Matt Bissonette (DAVID LEE ROTH) on bass, recorded their one-off headlining gig at B.B. King's in New York City Sunday night (May 18) for ...

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NOTHINGFACE Singer Explains Tour Cancellation

NOTHINGFACE singer Matt Holt has issued a statement regarding the band's decision to cancel the remaining dates of their headlining tour in order to rest up for the group's upcoming appearance at Ozzfest 2003. Holt's statement reads as follows: "To all our fans, "Unfortunately we have been forced to cancel the last eight dates of ...

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NOTHINGFACE Cancel Headlining Dates

NOTHINGFACE have cancelled the remaining dates of their headlining tour in order to rest up for the group's upcoming appearance at Ozzfest 2003. "[Vocalist] Matt [Holt] has been battling throat problems since the beginning of the tour including a 10-day fight with bronchitis," reads the band's statement regarding the cancellation. "The last night of the ...

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STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Singer Arrested For Drug Possession

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS singer Scott Weiland was released on $10,000 bail after police arrested him for investigation of drug possession, according to The Associated Press. Police officers stopped Weiland just before midnight Saturday (May 17) on a routine traffic stop, said Burbank Police Sgt. Tracy Sanchez. "It was for driving without his lights on," Sanchez ...

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MARILYN MANSON Offers Sneak Peak At Touring Act

MARILYN MANSON performed a seven-song set at the Key Club in Hollywood, California Monday night (May 12) as part of a special sneak peak at the act he'll take on the road this summer on Ozzfest and beyond. In addition to "The Beautiful People" from 1996's "Antichrist Superstar" and "The Dope Show", from 1998's "Mechanical ...

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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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EYES OF FIRE To Release 'From Ashes To Ember' In Late Summer

EYES OF FIRE, the experimental Orange County, California-based featuring Matt Fisher and Dan Kaufman from the legendary cultists MINDROT, have finished mastering their Century Media debut, "From Ashes To Ember", with Cameron Webb (DANZIG, MONSTER MAGNET) for a late summer release. An EP, titled "Disintegrate", will precede album in early June. EYES OF FIRE's music ...

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DEADSETT: New Demo Track Posted Online

DEADSETT, the new band featuring former PISSING RAZORS frontman Jason Bragg, have posted a full-length MP3 of the track "Lead The Way" at this location. The song comes off the band's recently completed demo, which was recorded at the Los Angeles Recording Workshop with engineer/producer Matt Snell. ...

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