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DISINTER Part Ways With Singer, Seek Replacement

Chicago-based black/death metallers DISINTER have announced the departure of their longtime frontman Zion. The singer, who will be leaving for California in December, will perform his last gig with the group on December 6 at Café Lura in Chicago. DISINTER are currently seeking a replacement vocalist. "We are looking for someone within the metal community ...

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PRIMAL FEAR Change Album Title, Announce European Tour

German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR have changed the title of their forthcoming studio CD to "Devil's Ground" from the previously announced "In Metal". The band will enter the studio on Tuesday (September 30) to begin recording the effort for a February 23, 2004 release through Nuclear Blast Records (JVC/Victor in Japan). The tentative track listing ...

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ANTHRAX To Film Video For 'What Doesn't Die'

ANTHRAX will be shooting a video for the track "What Doesn't Die" in early November with director Brian Posehn. "I won't give away any details because if I do some other band will steal our idea," guitarist Scott Ian writes in the latest installment of his online diary. "It will be intense." The band are ...

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LIMP BIZKIT's 'Results' Down From Previous Albums

According to early reports from national accounts, OUTKAST's new double album, "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" is on track to sell as many as 500K units for the week, followed by DAVE MATTHEWS' solo debut, "Some Devil", which looks like it will move over 450K. Third up is LIMP BIZKIT's "Results May Vary", set for sales of ...

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New LIMP BIZKIT Guitarist Explains How He Landed Gig

LIMP BIZKIT guitarist Mike Smith recently spoke to Australia's The Daily Telegraph about the chain of events that led to his joining the group in April of this year. According to Smith, his destiny took its course when the now-defunct band SNOT were invited to tour on Ozzfest in 1998, which featured LIMP BIZKIT as ...

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DREAM THEATER Keyboardist To Participate In Online Jam

On the back of their last successful online outing, DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess and Richard Lainhart are teaming up again to bring another online jam to the live Internet community. Jordan and Richard will be performing live online on Saturday, September 13 at 4:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Savings Time. Jordan will be playing a ...

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SYMPHONY X: European Tour Dates Announced

Prog-metallers SYMPHONY X have announced a host of European headlining gigs in October/November. Confirmed dates are as follows: Oct. 18 - Mean Fiddler - London, UK Oct. 19 - Elysee Montmartre - Paris, FrA Oct. 20 - Effenaar - Eindhoven, NETH Oct. 21 - Melkweg - Amsterdam, NETH Oct. 22 - Biebob - Vosselaar, BEL ...

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FIREHOUSE Guitarist Comments On Bassist's Passing

FIREHOUSE guitarist Bill Leverty has issued a statement regarding the tragic passing of former FIREHOUSE bassist Bruce Waibel, who was found dead at his Florida home on Tuesday (September 2). No word on the cause of death will be released until an autopsy is completed. Waibel, who was 39, was born in Dover, New Jersey, ...

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GODSMACK To Show 'The Other Side' In November

GODSMACK have set "The Other Side" as the title for their upcoming eight-song acoustic album, featuring four new songs and four unplugged versions of album cuts, according to MTV.com. Two of the previously unreleased tracks, "Running Blind" and "Voices", are old songs GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna wrote but never recorded, one will be by DROPBOX, ...

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SAMMY HAGAR: EDDIE VAN HALEN Has Lost Touch

Former VAN HALEN singer Sammy Hagar recently spoke to Goldmine magazine about frequent jam partner/VH bassist Michael Anthony's views on the current VAN HALEN situation. "[Michael is] basically like everyone else out there," Hagar said. "He's completely lost touch with any of the VAN HALEN situation. He hasn't talked to any of those guys in ...

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DANKO JONES To Release New Album, Hit The Road

Canada's DANKO JONES will release their new album, "We Sweat Blood", in Europe on October 6 through Bad Taste Records. The group's full-length debut, "Born A Lion", will finally receive a U.S. release on September 6 via Simba Recordings. Upcoming DANKO JONES tour dates: Sep. 05 – Toronto, CAN - CityTV Schoomze FilmFestival Party Sep. ...

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GODHEAD Officially Confirmed For PARADISE LOST's European Tour

GODHEAD, now featuring former STATIC-X drummer Ken Jay, have been officially confirmed as the support band for PARADISE LOST on their upcoming European tour, scheduled to kick off on October 22 in Stockholm, Sweden. Additional support at the Scandinavian dates will come from Finland's AMORPHIS. PARADISE LOST tour dates with GODHEAD: Oct. 22 - Arena ...

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Review: AEROSMITH's Power Leaves KISS Behind

Steve Morse of The Boston Globe reports that KISS had the gimmicky, arena-style pyrotechnics, but AEROSMITH had the true heat at this entertaining matchup of so-called rock superpowers Monday night (August 25) at the Tweeter Center. "As KISS singer Paul Stanley told the sold-out crowd, 'We got two major superpowers — the Aerosmith Aeroforce and ...

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ADLER'S APPETITE: West Coast Dates Announced

ADLER'S APPETITE (formerly SUKI JONES), the new band featuring ex-GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler, ex-SLASH'S SNAKEPIT guitarist Keri Kelli, FASTER PUSSYCAT guitarist Brent Muscat, and ex-VINCE NEIL/RATT bassist Robbie Crane, have lined up the following dates during September: Sep. 18 - The Galaxy Theatre - Ocean City, CA Sep. 19 - Shooters - Riverside, ...

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Former BIG WRECK Frontman Signs With CHAD KROEGER's Label

Jam! Music reports former BIG WRECK frontman Ian Thornley has signed with his friend Chad Kroeger's Universal-distributed label 604 in Canada, and Roadrunner for the rest of the world. He will begin recording with Toronto producer Gavin Brown (THREE DAYS GRACE, BILLY TALENT) in September. The album, expected in the first quarter of 2004, will ...

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CAMP FREDDY To Perform At LOLLAPALOOZA In Los Angeles

CAMP FREDDY, the Los Angeles-based "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 (the son of 1960s U.K. folk-rock icon Donovan), will perform on the second stage at the Los Angeles ...

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ZEPFEST 2003: A Gathering Of LED ZEPPELIN Fans

Zepfest 2003, a social gathering for LED ZEPPELIN fans from all over North America, will take place October 24-25 at the Travelodge Grand Hotel Niagara in Niagara Falls, New York. According to an official press release, "Zepfest is more than just a sale of LED ZEPPELIN-related merchandise such as books, t-shirts, magazines, fan magazines, souvenirs, ...

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LIMP BIZKIT To 'Surrender' In September?

During an appearance on KROQ on Friday, August 8, LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst announced that the group's new album will be called "Surrender". He also played snippets of four songs from the CD, including "Microphone Fiend" and a track believed to be titled "Red Light, Green Light", which features a guest appearance by rapper ...

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FATES WARNING Bassist: Tales From The Road

FATES WARNING bassist Joey Vera has posted the following message on his web site: "I'm back in black! The post-tour decompression is in progress. Glad to be home after the 6-week tour. I truly had the best time on the tour with FATES WARNING (supporting DREAM THEATER and QUEENSRŸCHE). We were treated with great respect ...

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MACHINE HEAD To Embark On European Tour

MACHINE HEAD are currently finalizing plans for a blistering full-scale, European headlining tour, set to kick off in late October and continue through December. The following dates have been confirmed so far: Nov. 04 - Paris, FRA - Elysee Montmartre Nov. 06 - Barcelona, SPA - Razzmatazz Nov. 07 - Bergara, SPA - Sala Jam ...

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LIMP BIZKIT Frontman On Free London Gig: 'It's Gonna Be A Big Day'

LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst recently spoke to Kerrang! magazine about the group's upcoming free, 30,000-capacity gig in London. The unprecedented show, which takes place in Finsbury Park on Saturday, September 6, will see the band bring their full U.S. production and, for the first time, guitarist Mike Smith (ex-SNOT) to British shores. The show ...

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EVANESCENCE Kick Off NINTENDO FUSION TOUR

EVANESCENCE kicked off The Nintendo Fusion Tour at Universal Amphitheatre in Universal City, California Monday night (August 4). Check out pictures from Wire Image. Joining EVANESCENCE on the run through the month of August are COLD, REVIS and CAUTERIZE. FINGER ELEVEN steps in for CAUTERIZE during the outing's newly added September dates. The ...

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LIMP BIZKIT: New Single Posted Online

A radio-quality rip of LIMP BIZKIT's new single, "Eat You Alive", has been posted in MP3 format at this location. The song is the first single from LIMP BIZKIT's forthcoming, as-yet-untitled fourth album, due on September 23 through Flip/Interscope Records. The single is expected to impact radio as early as Monday, August 4, ...

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