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JASON NEWSTED: 'BOB ROCK's No Bass Player'

METALLICA's forthcoming "St. Anger" album, the group's first since 1997's "Reload", features bass tracks courtesy of longtime producer Bob Rock, an accomplished musician whose own rock-star aspirations were documented on several CDs, including the largely-ignored self-titled 1992 LP from his now-defunct band ROCKHEAD. Although ex-METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted believes that the group's decision to hire ...

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Former SKUNK ANANSIE Guitarist To Issue Solo Album

Former SKUNK ANANSIE guitarist Ace will issue his long-awaited solo album, "Still Hungry", on June 23 through West 46th Records/Snapper Music. Among the guest musicians appearing on the CD are MOTÖRHEAD's Lemmy Kilmister, ONE MINUTE SILENCE's Brian "Yap" Barry and SKINDRED's Benji. The full track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Jet To ...

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P.O.D. Begin Work On New Album

P.O.D. have entered a Los Angeles studio with producer Howard Benson (MOTÖRHEAD, COLD, REVEILLE, SEPULTURA) studio to begin work on the band's third album, due on Nov. 4 through Atlantic Records. The forthcoming album will be the group's first since the departure of guitarist Marcos Curiel, who has been replaced with former LIVING SACRIFICE axeman ...

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JASON NEWSTED Joins SEPULTURA On Second Guitar!

Former METALLICA and current VOIVOD bassist Jason Newsted joined SEPULTURA onstage on second guitar during the latter band's headlining gig at the Quest Club in Minneapolis, Minnesota last night (May 7) for renditions of "Refuse/Resist" and "Territory". SEPULTURA are in the middle of a North American tour with VOIVOD and are scheduled to appear at ...

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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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MOTHRA: New Song Posted Online

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), have posted an MP3 of an instrumental track called "Sonic" at this location. MOTHRA will spend the summer writing and rehearsing material for their upcoming debut ...

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JONES'S LOUNGE Announce Louisiana Gig

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 Zeppelin's in Metairie on Saturday, May 17. Also appearing on the bill will be KILLING MERCY. JONES'S LOUNGE have yet to secure a label deal for their ...

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PAIN OF SALVATION Singer To Guest On SPASTIC INK Album

PAIN OF SALVATION vocalist/guitarist Daniel Gildenlöw will be contributing lead vocals to one track on the long-awaited SPASTIC INK sophomore release, "Ink Compatible", tentatively due before the end of the year. "[Daniel] is easily one of the most dramatic singers out there," said SPASTIC INK mastermind Ron Jarzombek (WATCHTOWER) of his decision to collaborate with ...

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A Tribute To The VAN HALEN Throats

On May 27, Versailles Records will release "Best of Both Worlds: A Tribute to Van Halen's David Lee Roth And Sammy Hagar". A first of its kind in the world of tributes, this record features hits from both David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar's solo catalogs, as well as hits from the VAN HALEN catalog ...

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Former NEUROTICA Drummer Joins PITBULL DAYCARE

Former NEUROTICA drummer Jason West has joined San Antonio, Texas-based band PITBULL DAYCARE. West made his live debut with the group on April 14 at the Sunset in San Antonio as the support act for MINISTRY. PITBULL DAYCARE, who recently acquired a new guitarist by the name of Andy "Loosey" Escalante, are currently in negotiations ...

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JASON NEWSTED Falls Ill, Misses First Show In 17 Years

VOIVOD bassist Jason Newsted missed his first show in 17 years when a case of food poisoning kept him from taking the stage in Anaheim, California this past Monday, according to antiMUSIC. Newsted was reportedly taken to an area hospital at approximately 3:00 p.m. on Monday where he was diagnosed with food poisoning and severe ...

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METALLICA Had Doubts About Their Ability To Carry On

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich has admitted to Revolver magazine that there were times during the past couple of years when he had doubts about the band's ability to bounce back from the departure of bassist Jason Newsted and frontman James Hetfield's much-publicized battles with alcoholism "and other addictions." "To be honest with you, a year ...

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MS2 Announce Upcoming Dates

Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based MS2, who feature in their ranks former members of the acclaimed death metal act MORTA SKULD, have lined up a couple of gigs in early May. They are as follows: May 02 - Topeka, KS @ Bobbie Trap May 03 – Wichita, KS @ Champs Consisting of Andrew Broas (vocals), Dave Gregor (guitar/vocals), ...

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GODHEAD Members To Perform Acoustic Show

GODHEAD members Jason Miller (guitar/vocals) and Mike Miller (lead guitar) will be playing a rare acoustic show on May 3 at Highland Grounds in Hollywood, California. This is an all-ages show and the cover is only $5. Highland Grounds is located at 742 N Highland Ave in Los Angeles, California. ...

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No ROSS For P.O.D.

P.O.D. will not be utilizing the services of producer Ross Robinson for their forthcoming full-length album and will once again team up with longtime collaborator Howard Benson (MOTÖRHEAD, REVEILLE), who also helmed P.O.D.'s last two albums, "Satellite" (2002) and "The Fundamental Elements of Southtown" (1999). P.O.D. are tentatively set to enter the studio in May ...

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P.O.D. To Work With ROSS ROBINSON On New CD?

P.O.D. are reportedly in discussions with producer Ross Robinson (SLIPKNOT, KORN, LIMP BIZKIT) about collaborating on the group's next studio album, tentatively due on November 4 through Atlantic Records. The forthcoming album will be the group's first since the departure of guitarist Marcos Curiel, who has been replaced with former LIVING SACRIFICE axeman Jason Truby. ...

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JASON NEWSTED: Interview MP3s Posted Online

Several MP3 clips of former METALLICA and current VOIVOD bassist Jason Newsted talking about his new band, his replacement in METALLICA and the musical direction of VOIVOD's brand new album can be heard at this location. VOIVOD are currently rehearsing in California for their upcoming North American co-headlining tour with SEPULTURA. The month-long ...

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P.O.D. To Release New Album In November

P.O.D. have set a tentative November 4 release date for their next album, the group's first since the departure of guitarist Marcos Curiel. The band, who replaced Curiel with former LIVING SACRIFICE axeman Jason Truby, will enter the studio in May to begin recording the CD, for which they've already penned 11 songs. "With Jason, ...

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METALLICA Announce Official 'St. Anger' Track Listing

METALLICA have finalized the official track listing for their eighth studio album, "St. Anger", due on June 10 through Elektra Records. Produced by Bob Rock, the album was recorded at the group's own studios inside their San Rafael headquarters. In addition to the eleven tracks on "St. Anger", the package will include a free DVD ...

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PAPA WHEELIE Bassist Forms Metal Band

PAPA WHEELIE bassist Joe Ledesma (a.k.a. Joefus) has formed a new metal band called KRUCIBLE. The group — who are completed by Satawn (vocals), Jason Lonich (guitar), and Eric Berry (drums) — will be performing live at Bourbon Street Bar & Grill in Concord, California on Saturday, April 12. Tentative plans exist to record a ...

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HALFORD Part Ways With Bassist, Announce Replacement

HALFORD have officially parted ways with bassist Ray Riendeau and have replaced him with former LIZZY BORDEN four-stringer Mike Davis. Davis, 38, was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, and had reportedly played in OZZY OSBOURNE's band for a week until he "got booted due to politics and other miscellaneous issues." Mike had also ...

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VOIVOD: TARRAT Set List Revealed

VOIVOD performed the following set during their "secret" show at Bourbon Street Bar And Grill in Concord, California on Friday (April 4): 01. Voivod 02. Rebel Robot 03. Gasmask Revival 04. The Prow 05. Blame Us 06. Les Cigares Volants 07. Astronomy Domine 08. We Carry On The band, who appeared under the name TARRAT, ...

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VOIVOD To Play 'Secret' Club Gig In San Francisco

Former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted will make his live debut with VOIVOD tonight (April 4) at a "secret" show at Bourbon Street Bar And Grill in Concord, California. The band will appear under the name TARRAT and will run through a full set in preparation for their upcoming co-headlining tour with SEPULTURA. Also performing will ...

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SEPULTURA Manager Says Band Have Yet To Sign U.S. Deal

SEPULTURA's manager, Jim Lewis, stated today that heated, ongoing negotiations between the band and numerous labels continue, and that no deal has been reached (yet) with No Name/Elektra Records. SEPULTURA are currently on a 14-date sold-out tour of European capital cities. Following their headlining tour, SEPULTURA look forward to their confirmed US dates with VOIVOD ...

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