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JASON NEWSTED To Partake In Recording Session For Real-Life 'School Of Rock'

Former METALLICA and current OZZY OSBOURNE/VOIVOD bassist Jason Newsted will team up with Tom Johnson (DOOBIE BROTHERS), blues guitarist Roy Rogers and singer Austin Willacy to record cover versions of songs written by the students of Little Kids Rock, an innovative non-profit organization that teaches low-income kids how to play and compose their own, original ...

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SPASTIC INK: New Song Available For Download

WATCHTOWER guitarist/composer Ron Jarzombek has posted a track from his long-awaited sophomore SPASTIC INK release, "Ink Compatible". The song, titled "Aquanet", features Jarzombek on guitar, Jason McMaster (WATCHTOWER, DANEGROUS TOYS) on vocals, Bobby Jarzombek (ex-HALFORD, RIOT) on drums, Pete Perez (RIOT) on bass and Jens Johansson (STRATOVARIUS, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) on the synthesizer. Download it

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JEFF PILSON Jams At STATION FAMILY FUND Benefit

Former DOKKEN bassist Jeff Pilson has posted the following message on his web site: "I jammed at the Benefit for the Station Family Fund on Friday the 7th — what a blast! I played with Vinny Appice (still one of my dearest friends, along with wife Justine), Alan Krigger (also long-time friend and drummer for ...

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Former SOULFLY Bassist Officially Joins ABLOOM

Jon "Tumor" Fahnestock (ex-SNOT, AMEN, LO-PRO) has officially turned over the bassist position in ABLOOM to Marcello D. Rapp (ex-SOULFLY). "The decision had to be made recently with the departure of the SOULFLY lineup [from mainman Max Cavalera]," Fahnestock writes on his web site. "ABLOOM needed a bass player to be there for them in ...

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VEHEMENCE Part Ways With Keyboardist

VEHEMENCE, the self-styled "chaotic melodic death metal" band from Phoenix, Arizona, have parted ways with keyboardist Jason Keesecker. There are no plans for a replacement, although a session pianist will be used for the upcoming album. According to the band, "the recording of the new CD, 'Helping The World To See', is going very smoothly, ...

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MESHUGGAH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD To Appear On THE MELVINS Tribute CD

MESHUGGAH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, HIGH ON FIRE and DOG FASHION DISCO are among the artists confirmed to appear on an upcoming tribute CD to THE MELVINS. Titled "We Reach: The Music Of The Melvins", the album will be the second release through Fractured Transmitter Records, the label formed by MUSHROOMHEAD vocalist Jason ...

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JASON NEWSTED Teaches Kids How To Rock

Former METALLICA and current VOIVOD bassist Jason Newsted was among the special guest teachers who came to San Francisco's Spring Valley Elementary school Tuesday (October 21) to share their knowledge and excitement about music to kids, according to KPIX.com. Popular music is a regular part of Ms. Chinn-Smoot's classes of 8, 9, 10, and 11-year-olds ...

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Tribute To RITCHIE BLACKMORE To Arrive In November

A tribute to former DEEP PURPLE/RAINBOW guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, titled "Blackmore's Castle: A Tribute to Deep Purple and Rainbow", is slated for release on November 11 through Lion Music. The complete track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. MISTER KITE – Bloodsucker 02. TRANSCENDENCE – Perfect Strangers 03. ARABESQUE – STARGAZER 04. LARS ...

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GODHEAD To Support EVANESCENCE With Or Without Drummer

Despite drummer Ken Jay's (ex-STATIC-X) health issues which have forced GODHEAD to withdraw from their European tour with PARADISE LOST, the band will still open the U.S. EVANESCENCE tour beginning in Tucson on November 21 and running through mid-December. Band frontman Jason Miller explains, "Ken's illness came too close to the start of the European ...

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GODHEAD Apologize For European Tour Cancellation

GODHEAD have issued a statement explaining their decision to drop off the forthcoming PARADISE LOST European tour in order to allow their drummer Ken Jay (ex-STATIC-X) sufficient time to recover from an undisclosed illness. "It is with much regret that we have to make this announcement, but our European tour must be postponed," the band's ...

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PANTERA's New Found Power Has A Name: DAMAGEPLAN

PANTERA guitarist Dimebag Darrell and drummer Vinnie Paul have officially named their new band DAMAGEPLAN. The group, whose debut album is due January 27 through Elektra Records, also features singer Patrick Lachman, who used to play guitar in HALFORD and DIESEL MACHINE. Former JERRY CANTRELL back-up guitarist Shawn Matthews, who played bass in an early ...

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Former SOULFLY Members Join Forces In ABLOOM

Former SOULFLY members Mikey Doling (guitar), Marcello D. Rapp (bass), and Roy Mayorga (drums) have rejoined forces in ABLOOM, the California-based group formerly known as MOTHRA. The band, whose lineup is rounded out by guitarist Levon Sultanian and vocalist Jason Radford (both of ONESIDEZERO), played two shows (in San Diego and Santa Barbara) last weekend ...

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BURNTHE8TRACK Sign With ABACUS RECORDINGS

Winnipeg-based BURNTHE8TRACK have inked a deal with Abacus Recordings. The four-piece, whose members include brothers Derek and Jason Kun, Sam Osland and Mike Goreski, formed in the summer of 2001. In the last two years they have opened for a number of high-profile artists, including PROPAGHANDI, THE ATARIS, SUM 41 and THE MISFITS. Packing a ...

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ZEBRA Singer Joins AKRON SYMPHONY In LED ZEPPELIN Tribute

Amy Bracken Sparks of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that the Akron Symphony Orchestra will tackle the work of Page, Plant, Bonham and Jones this weekend at the E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall in Akron, Ohio, the orchestra's regular home. According to Jeffrey Sperry, executive director of the 52-year-old orchestra, 50 members of the 83-member ...

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PETE WAY: The Latest On The New UFO And WAYSTED Albums

UFO bassist Pete Way has posted the following message to his official web site: "Hello everybody, "I am putting together the final arrangements on getting overseas to join UFO and begin recording. I should be leaving for Hanover, Germany within the week. "I am so excited about this record! I have heard some great stuff ...

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Former MACHINE HEAD Guitarist Solidifies New Band

Former MACHINE HEAD/SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader has solidified the lineup of his new band, NEW BLACK. Joining Mader (who handles guitar and lead vocals in the new group) and collaborator/guitarist Lucas Banker (formerly of LIFE OF AGONY singer Keith Caputo's solo band) are drummer Christopher Antanopolis, bassist/backing vocalist Jason Evagen and guitarist Clyde Shorey. As ...

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MESHUGGAH Speak Out On Label Situation, Upcoming EP

Swedish experimental extreme metal band MESHUGGAH have posted the following update on their official web site: What's up guys!? Thought we should post a 'little something' regarding these darn label rumors. We're releasing a 'one-off' thing on a small label called Fractured Transmitter Records. "The label is owned by Jason Mann of MUSHROOMHEAD — we're ...

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Suicide Concert Halted By Web Attack

A concert by Florida shock-rockers HELL ON EARTH which was to feature an on-stage suicide of a terminally ill person was postponed Saturday because of problems with the planned broadcast of the event over the Internet, according to The Associated Press. The band's web site was attacked Saturday evening by a flood of data from ...

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VOIVOD Drop Off OZZY's European Tour

Despite previous reports to the contrary, veteran Montreal metallers VOIVOD have announced that they will NOT be touring Europe with OZZY OSBOURNE. Instead, the band will spend the remainder of the year in Montreal working on their next album and plan on touring Europe in 2004. Jason Newsted (ex-METALLICA) will be touring Europe with Ozzy ...

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MESHUGGAH To Release New Music In The Spring

Swedish experimental extreme metal band MESHUGGAH will issue a new EP in the spring through Fractured Transmitter Records, the label formed by MUSHROOMHEAD vocalist Jason Mann. The one-song disc will reportedly clock in at over 20 minutes and will "bring the world of extreme music to its knees," according to a posting on the record ...

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MESHUGGAH Singer Guests On New MUSHROOMHEAD Album

MESHUGGAH vocalist Jens Kidman has recorded a guest appearance on MUSHROOMHEAD's forthcoming CD, "XIII", due on October 14 through Universal Records. Kidman reportedly shares lead vocal duties with MUSHROOMHEAD frontman Jason Mann in the track "The Dream Is Over". As previously reported, MESHUGGAH have started writing material for the follow-up to last year's "Nothing", ...

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P.O.D.: New Single Posted Online

P.O.D.'s new single, "Will You", has been posted online in streaming audio at this location. "Will You" comes off the group's forthcoming CD, "Payable on Death", due on November 4 through Atlantic Records. A video for the track, directed by Marc Webb (AFI, GOOD CHARLOTTE), is currently in the works. The 12-track album ...

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P.O.D. Finalize Track Listing For 'Payable On Death'

Billboard reports that P.O.D. have set the track listing for their new album, "Payable on Death", due on November 4 through Atlantic Records. A video for the album's first single, "Will You", directed by Marc Webb (AFI, GOOD CHARLOTTE), is currently in the works. "We are so excited to get going again," frontman Sonny Sandoval ...

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Retaliate - MISERY INDEX

Baltimore, Maryland — home to not really anything to speak of lately, save for a few gas-pumping citizens who became swiftly acquainted with their maker. Fellow citizens MISERY INDEX probably aren't about to hide in their car trunks and take pot shots at people, but their mission is almost as vicious. Blending bare-bones grindcore with ...

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New PROFESSIONAL MURDER MUSIC Album To Feature Guest Appearance By TOMMY LEE

PROFESSIONAL MURDER MUSIC will release their new album, "Looking Through", on October 21 on their own label Wormhole Records via distribution through Underground Inc./ Caroline. The CD reportedly features guest appearances by former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee on the track "Disconnect" and GODHEAD frontman Jason Miller on "Don't Stop". Live dates with PIGFACE are ...

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VICTORY FLAG Name New CD

VICTORY FLAG have set "Red Right 88" as the title for their forthcoming CD, due late 2003/early 2004 through Sin Klub Entertainment. The follow up to their EP, "The Soundtrack To Your Miserable Life", will be their second release with the label. Art will be done once again by Jeff Gaither (THE MISFITS, THE ACCUSED, ...

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Former NEUROTICA Frontman Unveils New Band

STARRFACTORY, the new project led by former NEUROTICA/ATHEIST frontman Kelly Shaefer, have announced the details of their current lineup. Joining Shaefer in the new band are ex-SANCTUARY (pre-NEVERMORE) drummer Dave Budbill, and guitarists Donny Jaurols (ex-E3, SERRAPHINE) and Noah Thompson (ex-MEGALABLATTA). Says Shaefer: "Donny has been a friend of mine for the last few years, ...

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