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COAL CHAMBER Split Up!

COAL CHAMBER have officially split up, guitarist Miguel "Meegs" Rascon has confirmed in an online posting. Writing on the official web site of his new band, PIÑATA, Meegs says, "After COAL CHAMBER, I went through a rough time, and having gone through that, I'm happy to have found five individuals [in my new band] that ...

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INTERNAL BLEEDING Announce New Guitarist, Part Ways With Bassist

Long Island death metallers INTERNAL BLEEDING have announced the addition of guitarist Matt Ferrara (ex-REPUDILATION, GFY, 420) to the group's lineup. He will be taking the place of the recently departed Chris Pervelis. In other news, the band have parted ways with bassist Jason Carbone due to "family commitments." A new bassist will be named ...

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KELLY OSBOURNE Lands Part In 'Live Freaky! Die Freaky!'

Kelly Osbourne is the latest cast addition to the forthcoming animated/puppetry film "Live Freaky! Die Freaky!", according to the film's official web site (www.livefreakydiefreaky.com). The Hellcat Pictures production was written and directed by independent filmmaker John Roecker and produced by RANCID/TRANSPLANTS guitarist/vocalist Tim Armstrong. Described as "an epic motion picture of puppet proportions," the film ...

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CAMP FREDDY To Play Las Vegas Later In The Month

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 be heading back to Las Vegas to perform at ...

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The Press-Enterprise: Metal Fans' Journey Leads To OZZFEST

Matt Surman of The Press-Enterprise reports in the paper's Sunday edition that the Ozzfest concert Saturday (July 5) at the Hyundai Pavilion at Glen Helen in Devore, California was attended by thousands of people representing various classifications of metal fans: the black-wearers, the muscled and tattooed, the shockers with dyed hair and piercings, the women ...

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INCANTATION Release Statement Regarding Australian Car Crash

INCANTATION have posted a message on their official web site offering more details about the car accident in Australia last week that caused the cancellation of the band's gig at Forest Inn in Bexley. The group's statement reads as follows: "As some people may have already heard, on Friday June 28th 2003, Kyle, John and ...

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MISERY INDEX Finalize Track Listing For 'Retaliate'

Baltimore, Maryland-based MISERY INDEX — featuring Jason Netherton (bass/vocals, ex-DYING FETUS), Sparky Voyles (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, M.O.D.) and Matt Byers (drums) — have finalized the track listing for their debut album, "Retaliate" (view cover artwork here), due on August 25 through Nuclear Blast Records. The album, which was recorded at Wild Studio in ...

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THE BLUEPRINT To Support FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND In The U.K.

THE BLUEPRINT, the Nottingham, U.K.-based group consisting of former PITCHSHIFTER guitarist Matt Grundy, ex-EARTHTONE9 singer Karl Middleton, ex-PITCHSHIFTER bassist Mark Clayden, CONSUMED guitarist Will Burchell and CONSUMED drummer Chris Billam, will be promoting their new EP, "Ecliptic", by supporting FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND on their forthcoming U.K. tour. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jul. 24 ...

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METALLICA, LINKIN PARK Against Legal Downloading

Rolling Stone reports that METALLICA and LINKIN PARK are among the artists that are refusing to make their songs available for download via online music services such as Apple's recently launched iMusic Store. The bands and their managers claim that their concerns are artistic, not monetary. "Certain songs might not fit on radio for one ...

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SOCIETY 1 Announce Tour Dates

Matt Zane and his band of depraved marauders, SOCIETY 1, will be leaving their home base of L.A. this summer for a full U.S. tour. The first leg is with ZUG IZLAND, the second leg is with TWIZTID. Dates with ZUG IZLAND: Aug. 02 - Agora Theatre - Cleveland, OH Aug. 04 - Ranch Bowl ...

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SAMMY HAGAR Slams DIAMOND DAVE (Again), Addresses VAN HALEN Reunion

Sammy Hagar, who, along with fellow ex-VAN HALEN frontman David Lee Roth, spent last summer co-headlining the laboriously titled "Sammy Hagar and David Lee Roth Tour 2002: Song for Song, the Heavyweight Champs of Rock and Roll", is once again dissing Diamond Dave's oversize ego and deteriorating singing voice. In an interview with Cleveland's Music's ...

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Former GUNS N' ROSES Drummer To Appear On MR. BIG Tribute CD

Former GUNS N' ROSES and current VELVET REVOLVER drummer Matt Sorum is one of the featured musicians on the upcoming MR. BIG tribute project, "Influences And Connections", tentatively due in Japan later in the year through Pony Canyon Records. The album, the initial pressing of which will come in a special package including a bonus ...

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VELVET REVOLVER: 'Set Me Free' Takes Off On Radio, iTunes

VELVET REVOLVER's single "Set Me Free", which is featured on Decca/Universal's soundtrack to "The Hulk", is among the most-requested songs on alternative stations WBCN in Boston and KROQ in Los Angeles, according to Billboard. The group's managers, Dana Millman-DuFine and David Codikow of Immortal Entertainment, pacted with Apple's new iTunes download service to offer the ...

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PROBOT: A Tribute To Underground Metal

Former NIRVANA drummer Dave Grohl has confirmed to MTV.com that his much-anticipated metal side project PROBOT will finally surface in early fall on Southern Lord Recordings. "It's not unlike [SANTANA's 'Supernatural'] record in that it really kick ass, but it's not the kind of thing that you'd expect," Grohl said of the album. "There's a ...

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VELVET REVOLVER To Perform Live In Los Angeles!

VELVET REVOLVER, the new band formed by STONE TEMPLE PILOTS singer Scott Weiland and former GUNS N' ROSES members Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum, will perform a short set this Thursday evening, June 19, at El Rey Theatre (5515 Wilshire Blvd.) in Los Angeles, California. The exclusive invitation-only event — which is being sponsored ...

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REPULSION To Reunite For Appearance At 2003 MILWAUKEE METALFEST

Death metal/grindcore innovators REPULSION have reunited nearly fifteen years after the release of their classic album "Horrified". REPULSIONScott Carlson (vocals/bass), Aaron Freeman (guitar), Matt Olivo (guitar) and Dave Grave (drums) — have announced plans to perform live — for the first time in over 10 years — as one of the headlining acts ...

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VELVET REVOLER: Live-In-The-Studio Footage To Air Tonight!

The first live-in-the-studio footage of VELVET REVOLVER performing "Set me Free" will be seen at the beginning of halftime of the NBA basketball game on ABC TV tonight. The footage will be interspersed with scenes from the movie "The Hulk", for which the song was written. The game starts at 5:30 p.m. PST. "Set Me ...

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ZWAN Cancel European Dates

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 ex-A PERFECT CIRCLE bassist Paz Lechantin, have cancelled the remainder of their European tour due to "family reasons." No other details are currently available. ...

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