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THE CULT, FUEL Members To Join CAMP FREDDY At NYC Gig

THE CULT's Billy Duffy, MOBY and FUEL's Bret Scallions will be among the guest stars performing with CAMP FREDDY during their appearance at Roseland Ballroom in New York City on Saturday, Feb. 22 as part of MTV's "Rock The Vote Awards" show. CAMP FREDDY is the Los Angeles-based "jam" band consisting of JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist ...

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Former GUNS N' ROSES Members To Star In Reality TV Show

Former members of GUNS N' ROSES — guitarist Slash, bassist Duff McKagan, and drummer Matt Sorum — plus newcomer guitarist Dave Kushner (formerly of McKagan's post-GN'R project LOADED) are holding tryouts in Los Angeles to fill the vacant singer slot in their new band, and VH1 is filming the proceedings for a new show. "I ...

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CAMP FREDDY Announce New York City Show!

CAMP FREDDY, the "jam" band consisting of JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro, former THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar), ex-GUNS N' ROSES/THE CULT drummer Matt Sorum, bassist Scott Ford, and vocalist Donovan Leitch, have announced a one-off East Coast concert on Saturday, Feb. 22 at Roseland Ballroom in New York City. The group, ...

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ZWAN Land At #3 On BILLBOARD Album Chart

Chicago-based ZWAN, the new band featuring former SMASHING PUMPKINS mainman Billy Corgan, ex-PUMPKINS drummer Jimmy Chamberlin, former CHAVEZ guitarist Matt Sweeney, ex-SLINT guitarist David Pajo, and A PERFECT CIRCLE bassist Paz Lechantin, are the highest debuting act on the next Billboard 200 albums chart, having sold 90,025 copies of their debut album, "Mary Star of ...

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PISSING RAZORS Name New CD, Announce Live Show

PISSING RAZORS have set "Evolution" as the title for their upcoming studio album, tentatively due in April through Spitfire Records. The follow-up to 2001's "Where We Come From" marks the recording debut with the group of new guitarist Matt Difabio (ex-SINGLE BULLET THEORY) and vocalist Andre Acosta. In other news, the band have announced a ...

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ARTISAN Announce New Drummer, Complete Work On Demo

California-based ARTISAN, the band featuring ex-DESTINY'S END guitarist Perry Grayson, have been joined by former COLD MOON drummer Justin Bouchee. ARTISAN's previous drummer Matt Conley left the band on good terms in November. The group are currently mixing their four-song demo, and they hope to have it out in spring. For more information on ARTISAN, ...

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STEELHEART Frontman Auditions For Ex-GUNS N' ROSES Project

STEELHEART frontman Mike Matijevic is the latest singer to have publicly admitted having auditioned for the vocalist slot in the new band featuring former GUNS N' ROSES members Slash (guitar), Duff McKagan (bass) and Matt Sorum (drums). Matijevic, who is currently working on a new STEELHEART album, reportedly put down lead vocals over four instrumental ...

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KING DIAMOND Prepare To Record 'The Puppet Master'

KING DIAMOND have finished writing 12 songs for their next studio album, "The Puppet Master", tentatively due in October through Metal Blade Records. According to the band's official web site, "King wrote nine songs this time and finished writing the music for those songs about two weeks ago. [KING DIAMOND guitarist] Andy [LaRocque] contributed three ...

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ZWAN: Live Photos Posted Online

Several photos taken during ZWAN's performance at their album release party at The Museum Of Science And Industry in Chicago, Illinois have been posted online at this location. ZWAN feature in their ranks former SMASHING PUMPKINS mainman Billy Corgan, ex-PUMPKINS drummer Jimmy Chamberlin, former CHAVEZ guitarist Matt Sweeney, ex-SLINT guitarist David Pajo, and ...

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HARLEY FLANAGAN Slams CRO-MAGS 'Farewell' Tour Plans

CRO-MAGS co-founder Harley Flanagan (bass/vocals) has issued a statement slamming his former bandmate, vocalist John Joseph, over his plans to embark on a CRO-MAGS "farewell" tour next month with an all-new lineup that does not include Flanagan. The statement reads as follows: "Harley Flanagan WILL NOT be touring with John Bloodclot and his NO-MAGS. This ...

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MISERY INDEX Outline Recording Plans

Baltimore, Maryland-based MISERY INDEX — featuring Jason Netherton (bass/vocals, ex-DYING FETUS), Bruce Greig (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, TOGETHER WE FALL, NEXT STEP UP), Sparky Voyles (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, M.O.D.) and Matt Byers (drums) — will enter Wild Studio in St-Zenon, Quebec with producer Jean-Francois Dagenais (KATAKLYSM, MALEVOLENT CREATION) to begin recording their debut album, entitled "Retaliate". ...

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LED ZEPPELIN 'As Close As Ever' To Reuniting: JEFF PILSON

LED ZEPPELIN are "as close as they have ever been" to reuniting, according to former DOKKEN bassist Jeff Pilson, a close friend of Jason Bonham — son of late ZEPPELIN drummer John Bonham — who jammed with Jason briefly in an early incarnation of Jeff's current group L/P (also featuring ex-DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch). "[George ...

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ZWAN Cover IRON MAIDEN Classic On Upcoming Single

Former SMASHING PUMPKINS mainman Billy Corgan's new band, ZWAN, have recorded a cover of the IRON MAIDEN classic "Number of the Beast" for inclusion on their upcoming "Honestly" single. The three-track CD will also feature the non-album track "Freedom Ain't What It Used To Be". ZWAN, whose lineup is completed by ex-PUMPKINS drummer Jimmy Chamberlin, ...

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MISERY INDEX Prepare To Record Debut

Baltimore, Maryland-based MISERY INDEX — featuring Jason Netherton (bass/vocals, ex-DYING FETUS), Bruce Greig (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, TOGETHER WE FALL, NEXT STEP UP), Sparky Voyles (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, M.O.D.) and Matt Byers (drums) — will begin recording their full-length debut at an undisclosed Canadian studio in late March with producer Jean-Francois Dagenais (KATAKLYSM guitarist). The band ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH: Not Waiting Around For SLASH And Co.

In a brand new interview with Asheville Citizen-Times, former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach reiterated his desire to join the new band formed by ex-GUNS N' ROSES members Slash, Izzy Stradlin, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum, but expressed his concern that the two parties' conflicting schedules may ultimately make such a union impossible. "We're talking ...

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Canadian Singer Confirms Audition With Ex-GUNS N' ROSES Members

Vancouver-based singer Todd Kerns, of AGE OF ELECTRIC and STATIC IN STEREO fame, has confirmed that he has been invited to audition for the lead vocalist position in a new band comprised of former members of GUNS N' ROSES. The band, tentatively dubbed THE PROJECT, features Slash, Duff McKagan, Izzy Stradlin and Matt Sorum, all ...

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ZWAN Debut To Include Limited-Edition DVD

A limited-edition pressing of ZWAN's debut album, "Mary Star of the Sea", will include a bonus DVD, featuring 35 minutes of behind the scenes footage of the band recording the album and an interview with each member. Chicago-based ZWAN is the new band featuring former SMASHING PUMPKINS mainman Billy Corgan, ex-PUMPKINS drummer Jimmy Chamberlin, former ...

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CAMP FREDDY Perform At Strip Club Opening

CAMP FREDDY, the "jam" band consisting of JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro, former THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar), ex-GUNS N' ROSES/THE CULT drummer Matt Sorum, bassist Scott Ford, and vocalist Donovan Leitch, performed at the opening of what is purported to be "the world's largest strip club", Sapphire Gentlemen's Club, on Dec. ...

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MISERY INDEX Prepare To Record Full-Length Debut

Baltimore, Maryland-based MISERY INDEX — featuring Jason Netherton (bass/vocals, ex-DYING FETUS), Bruce Greig (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, TOGETHER WE FALL, NEXT STEP UP), Sparky Voyles (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, M.O.D.) and Matt Byers (drums) — have posted the following update via their official web site: "Presently we are locked away in our basement writing songs ...

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CAMP FREDDY Announce Free Show Details

CAMP FREDDY, the "jam" band consisting of JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro, former THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar), ex-GUNS N' ROSES/THE CULT drummer Matt Sorum, bassist Scott Ford, and vocalist Donovan Leitch, will perform a free show at the Henry Fonda Theater in Hollywood, California on Monday, Dec. 16. The first 400 ...

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