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KING'S X: DOUG PINNICK Clinics Announced

KING'S X singer Doug Pinnick will be joining forces with Kenny Aronoff for the following clinics: Monday, April 12 @ 6pm Daddy's Springfield 935 Riverdale St. Springfield, MA 413-737-4443 Tuesday, April 13 @ 6pm Daddy's Boston 165 Mass Ave. Boston, MA 617-247-0909 Wednesday, April 14 @ 6pm* Daddy's Nashua 293 Daniel Webster Highway Nashua, NH ...

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VAN HALEN Bassist Wants To Make You Sweat It Out On The Can

VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony has joined forces with the company Ring of Fire to produce a tongue-sizzling brand of hot sauce. Bottling is expected to begin in approximately two weeks. The sauce will initially be available this fall on Anthony's official web site, Mad Anthony's Cafe, as well as the Ring of Fire site, ...

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DREADLOCK PUSSY Part Ways With Drummer, Seek Replacement

Dutch metal band DREADLOCK PUSSY have parted ways with longtime drummer Twixy. "It was no longer possible for Twixy to combine the uncertain band life with his other obligations," the band write in a statement. DREADLOCK PUSSY have vowed to carry on and are busy working on a new album with the help of producer/drummer ...

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PUNCHYOURFACE Singer Gets His Face Busted Up

PUNCHYOURFACE, the new band featuring INTERNAL BLEEDING members Frank Buffalino (guitar) and Matt Ferrara (guitar, ex-REPUDILATION, GFY, 420), have posted the following message on their web site: "This past weekend we played some really fun shows, the 1st being here in NY at Saints & Sinners. Thanks to Sean and the staff for always taking ...

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SAMMY HAGAR To Open Cabo Wabo Cantina In Lake Tahoe

Former VAN HALEN frontman Sammy Hagar has announced plans to give his Cabo Wabo Cantina a second home on U.S. soil at Harveys in beautiful Lake Tahoe. The Grand Opening party for the new location will be held Friday, April 30 - Sunday May 1. This weekend-long celebration will include great music, delicious food, skiing, ...

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ADLER'S APPETITE Cancel Remainder Of Mini-Tour, Blame Tour's Promoter

ADLER'S APPETITE (formerly SUKI JONES), the new band featuring ex-GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler, RATT/ex-LOVE/HATE singer Jizzy Pearl, ex-SLASH'S SNAKEPIT guitarist Keri Kelli, FASTER PUSSYCAT guitarist Brent Muscat, and ex-VINCE NEIL/RATT bassist Robbie Crane, have cancelled the remainder of their mini-tour with EVERY MOTHER'S NIGHTMARE after their contract with the tour's promoter was "not ...

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VICIOUS RUMORS To 'Crush The World' With New DVD

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area melodic metallers VICIOUS RUMORS have confirmed that they have signed a multi-album recording contract with Holland's Mascot Records (as first reported here last week). "Mascot Records is a very 'guitar shred'-oriented label signing guitar legends such as Michael Schenker, Paul Gilbert, Marty Friedman and now VICIOUS RUMORS' Geoff ...

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Atlanta Radio Station Drops Hint About VAN HALEN Reunion

LiveDaily.com reports: "One of the worst-kept secrets in rock may soon be publicly revealed Atlanta radio station 96 Rock's website features an item under the heading 'The Reunion They Said Wouldn't Happen,' next to which is a blurred, 1995 photograph of guitarist Eddie Van Halen. " 'Keep listening for a major concert announcement ...

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THE GATHERING Singer: Toronto Venue Owner Lied To Us

THE GATHERING singer Anneke van Giersbergen has issued a statement accusing the owners of a Toronto venue and associated concert promoters of leaving them "without any kind of equipment to play" during their recent appearance in the city and "lying about everything" with regards to what transpired on the night in question. As previously

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ATTACKER Video Posted Online

Reunited New Jersey metallers ATTACKER have posted a video for the track "The End" at this location (file size: 9.2 MB). The clip was shot last December at the band's return performance at Maxwell's in Hoboken, New Jersey. "The End" comes off ATTACKER's new album, "Soul Taker", which was released last month through ...

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THE GATHERING, Concert Promoter Engage In War Of Words Over Toronto Show Cancellation

Holland's THE GATHERING have accused the owners of a Toronto venue and associated concert promoters of trying to "rip [them] off financially" during their recent appearance in the city. THE GATHERING's second Toronto show (Feb. 14), originally announced on Wednesday (Feb. 11) as a last-minute replacement for their canceled New York (L'Amour) date, was called ...

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METALLICA Schedule 'Rockline' Appearance

METALLICA will be the featured guests on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" airing Monday, March 1. The live show begins at 8:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET, and fans are encouraged to call in with questions during the program at (800) 344-ROCK (7625). To find a station near you, check out

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QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE Part Ways With Bassist NICK OLIVERI

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE have officially parted ways with bassist Nick Oliveri. According to MTV.com, Oliveri has unexpectedly left the band, breaking off a musical relationship with frontman Josh Homme that goes back to their days playing together in KYUSS in the early '90s. "A number of incidents occurring over the last 18 months ...

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THE HAUNTED Singer To Guest On PREACHER EP

THE HAUNTED frontman Peter Dolving is in talks to record a guest vocal track on the upcoming EP from the Vancouver-based metal band PREACHER. The disc, which is tentatively due later in the year, will also include guest appearances by guitarist Christofer Malmström (DARKANE) and drummer Ryan Van Poederooyen (THE DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND, GOD AWAKENS ...

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VENOM's CRONOS: 'DAVE GROHL's Not A Rock-Star Dick'

VENOM frontman Conrad "Cronos" Lant recently spoke to Rock Sound magazine about his involvement with the PROBOT project, the one-off metal album put together by ex-NIRVANA drummer/current FOO FIGHTERS guitarist/vocalist Dave Grohl. "Fuck, [Dave] is a totally down-to-earth guy, not a rock-star dick or nothing!" Cronos said. "We were hanging out an and having beers ...

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INFINITED HATE Sign With DISPLEASED RECORDS

Dutch "extreme death metal" act INFINITED HATE, featuring members of SINISTER and HOUWITSER, have inked a two-album deal with Displeased Records. The group will enter AM studios in Gouda, Holland shortly with producer Andre van de Ree to record their full-length debut, "Revel In Bloodshed", due later in the year. Artwork for the forthcoming album ...

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TWISTED SISTER's SNIDER Speaks: Audio Available

TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider has posted another "audio" installment of his regular online update, "Dee Speaks", at this location. Among the topics covered in the latest update are the band's current status, the group's plans to re-record their entire "Stay Hungry" album to mark its 20-year anniversary, Dee's VAN HELSING'S CURSE ...

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