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VOIVOD To Support OZZY OSBOURNE In Canada

Long-running Montreal metallers VOIVOD, featuring former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted, will support OZZY OSBOURNE on his upcoming tour of Canada, according to Chart Attack. Also appearing on the bill will be FINGER ELEVEN. As previously reported, the tour will kick off in Van City the first of June and will end in Quebec ...

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MOTHRA To Play Los Angeles Gig In May

MOTHRA, the new project featuring guitarist Mikey Doling (ex-SNOT, SOULFLY), bassist Tumor (ex-SNOT, AMEN), drummer Roy Mayorga (SOULFLY), guitarist Levon Sultanian (ONESIDEZERO), and vocalist Jason Radford (ONESIDEZERO), will make their next live appearance in Los Angeles in May, according to the group's official web site. More information will be made available soon. ...

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JASON NEWSTED To Guest On 107.7 THE BONE

Former METALLICA and current VOIVOD bassist Jason Newsted will hanging out with Billy Steel tonight on his "Metal Zone" show on 107.7 The Bone. Jason will be on the air from 9:00 p.m. PST to midnight, and anticipates playing the entire new VOIVOD record. For those of you not in the Bay Area, catch the ...

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VOIVOD's AWAY: Why We Decided To Reform The Band

In a recent interview with Germany's Voices From The Darkside, VOIVOD drummer and founding member Michel Langevin (a.k.a. Away) revealed the circumstances that led to the departure of previous bassist/vocalist Eric Forrest and the return to the group of original singer Denis Belanger (a.k.a. Snake). "[Eric] didn't leave the band actually," Away explained. "In early ...

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JASON NEWSTED To Audition For OZZY OSBOURNE!

In what has the potential to turn into a bizarre game of musical chairs, former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted is set to audition for the slot in OZZY OSBOURNE's band left vacant by the recent departure of current METALLICA four-stringer Robert Trujillo, a spokesperson for Newsted has told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. Jason, who is already confirmed to ...

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VOIVOD Added To OZZFEST 2003!

Long-running Canadian metallers VOIVOD — who currently feature in their ranks former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted — have secured a slot on the second stage at this year's Ozzfest. An official press release is expected shortly. VOIVOD's self-titled CD is due on March through Newsted's Chophouse label in association with Surfdog Records. A month-long headlining ...

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It's Official: ROBERT TRUJILLO Joins METALLICA!

As first predicted here last week, METALLICA have officially announced the addition of bassist Robert Trujillo to the group's ranks. Trujillo, a former member of SUICIDAL TENDENCIES and OZZY OSBOURNE, fills the slot left vacant by the departure of Jason Newsted. "We've all known, and have been huge fans of Rob since ...

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ROBERT TRUJILLO To Join METALLICA?

According to a Sony Records Germany newsletter, OZZY OSBOURNE bassist Robert Trujillo is the top candidate to fill the slot in METALLICA left vacant by the departure of Jason Newsted. Although presently unconfirmed, this report appears to have been given more credence after it was published on the official web site of the top German ...

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COURTNEY LOVE's Meltdown

The following article was published in the current edition of the National Enquirer: Shortly before Courtney Love was busted by cops for an air-rage outburst, the rude rocker tore through a Hollywood newsstand and wreaked havoc, charges the irate owner. "When Courtney came in, it was like a hurricane suddenly hit my newsstand," a still ...

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P.O.D. Split With Guitarist, Announce Replacement

P.O.D. have parted ways with founding member and guitarist Marcos Curiel. Curiel is said to have left the band a few weeks ago to start a new project — tentatively dubbed THE ACCIDENT EXPERIMENT — with members of a local San Diego band called SPRUNG MONKEY. The news of Marcos' departure came via a letter ...

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JASON NEWSTED: 'METALLICA Are A Joke!'

Ex-METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted has slammed his former bandmates over their decision to tour this summer with LINKIN PARK and LIMP BIZKIT, calling the move "an obvious cash thing" and claiming that the group are "not staying true to their words." "It's a joke, I think METALLICA are just a joke," Newsted told Britain's

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HALFORD Launch Bassist Search

HALFORD have launched a bassist search in time for the forthcoming North American and European tours. It is not presently clear if Ray Riendeau will return to the band prior to the recording of their next album or if he is being permanently replaced in the group. Interested parties should send their VHS (NTSC), CD ...

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VOIVOD To Kick Off Tour In Early April

Canadian metallers VOIVOD, now featuring in their ranks former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted, are set to kick off a North American tour in support of their self-titled new album on April 10, according to Newsted's latest online posting. "Voivod" is due on March 4 through Jason's Chophouse Records in association with Surfdog Records. The following ...

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AC/DC Road Movie: Casting Has Begun

The Herald Sun reports that casting has begun for the AC/DC road movie "Thunderstruck". The most prominent actor to be cast is Stephen Curry ("The Castle"). Newcomer Jason Gann, star of the short film "Wilfred", has also won a part. The film is about five friends who make a pact during AC/DC's Australian Tour in ...

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AKERCOCKE Complete Recordings For 'Choronzon'

The U.K. Satanic black/death metal band AKERCOCKE have finalized the track listing for their third album, "Choronzon", tentatively due in late spring. The band completed the recordings for the CD in late December and currently are in discussions with "numerous producers" about mixing the effort, which is being described as "faster, heavier, more disturbing and ...

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SLAVES ON DOPE Set Release Date For 'Metafour'

Montreal's SLAVES ON DOPE have set a May 6 release date through Bieler Bros./ MCA Records for their sophomore album, "Metafour". The follow-up to 2000's "Inches From The Mainline" was recorded in Boca Raton, Florida with producer Jason Slater (SNAKE RIVER CONSPIRACY, EARSHOT). ...

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JASON NEWSTED And METALLICA Settle Legal Issues

Despite the fact that it's already been two years since bassist Jason Newsted announced he was leaving METALLICA, the legal aspects of the separation have just now been fully resolved. "We're just now actually coming to a resolution on all of our agreements for our business things and stuff," Newsted told Launch. "It took awhile ...

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VOIVOD Shoot Video On Location In San Francisco

VOIVOD are hard at work producing the first music video for their new self-titled album, due on March 4 through Chophouse Records in partnership with Surfdog Records. Filming for the video for the album's first single, "We Carry On", was shot on location in San Francisco January 24-25 by directors Keith McCabe and Jeff Ertl. ...

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JONES'S LOUNGE Announce New Orleans Date

Louisiana-based JONES'S LOUNGE, featuring Kyle Thomas (EXHORDER, FLOODGATE), Dax Thieler (GREEN LEAF CULT), Jason Portera (PITS VS. PREPS), and Tommy Buckley (SOILENT GREEN), have announced a show at The Howlin' Wolf in New Orleans on Saturday, Feb. 8. Also set to appear on the bill are 4 MAG NITROUS and SLAVES OF FREEDOM. ...

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DEADSETT Announce Upcoming Dates

DEADSETT, the new band featuring former PISSING RAZORS frontman Jason Bragg, have announced the following dates during the coming weeks: Feb. 27 – Downey, CA @ The Stardust Mar. 06 – Hollywood, CA @ Coconut Teaszer ...

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VOIVOD Work With GEORGE LUCAS Team On New Video

VOIVOD shot their parts for the "We Carry On" video in the San Francisco Bay Area last weekend, and have since handed the footage over to the workers at George Lucas's Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) for editing and post-production. ILM, who are said to be longtime VOIVOD fans and have also worked on special ...

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SLAVES ON DOPE Name New CD

Montreal's SLAVES ON DOPE have set "Metafour" as the title for their sophomore CD, due in late April early May through Bieler Bros/MCA Records. The follow-up to 2000's "Inches From The Mainline" was recorded in Boca Raton, Florida with producer Jason Slater (SNAKE RIVER CONSPIRACY, EARSHOT). "Finishing touches are being added to the record and ...

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U.K. Road To Be Named After Late LED ZEPPELIN Drummer

A town road named after late LED ZEPPELIN drummer John Bonham is reportedly under consideration by the city officials in Bonham's former hometown, Redditch, U.K. At a recent executive meeting, Councillor Phil Mould said "John Bonham" should be included in the list of possible names for future roads. ...

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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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VOIVOD Scrap Album Title, Prepare To Film Video

Montreal metallers VOIVOD have scrapped "The Multiverse" as the title for their forthcoming studio effort and have now opted to make the CD a self-titled affair, according to a spokesperson for the band's label, Chophouse Records. The group, who feature in their ranks former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted, are set to film a video for ...

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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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