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SLIPKNOT Bassist To Tour With UNIDA

SLIPKNOT's Paul Gray will be playing bass for UNIDA on their upcoming West Coast tour. "[Paul] is a very good friend of the band and we thank him very much for coming out and jamming with us so we can make this tour happen," the group said in an official statement. UNIDA tour dates: Jun. ...

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SKID ROW: New Album Delayed

SKID ROW have been forced to delay the release of their new album, "Thickskin", to August 5. "Seems that this delay is thanks to distributor ADA wanting to properly get the disc in stores," reads a posting on the unofficial SKID ROW web site SkidRow.net. "The guys aren't too happy about it because ...

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St. Anger - METALLICA

In many ways, "St. Anger" is the most anticipated, yet most dreaded, metal release since, well, the last METALLICA album. Twenty years (to the month) after the arrival of their monumental debut, "Kill 'Em All", this band still has the ability to command the attention of the entire metal community — from their legions of ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE In Amsterdam: Photos Posted Online

QUEENSRŸCHE kicked off the European leg of their summer tour at the Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam, Holland Wednesday night (June 4). Check out pictures from LFI. QUEENSRŸCHE's new studio album, "Tribe", is due on July 22 through Sanctuary Records. One-minute MP3 samples of all of the album's 10 tracks can be downloaded ...

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SUKI JONES To Play Vegas Next Week

SUKI JONES, the new band featuring former GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler, RATT/ex-LOVE/HATE singer Jizzy Pearl, ex-SLASH'S SNAKEPIT guitarist Keri Kelli, FASTER PUSSYCAT guitarist Brent Muscat, and ex-VINCE NEIL/RATT bassist Robbie Crane, will be performing at The Railhead (Boulder Station) in Las Vegas, Nevada on Friday, June 13. For more information, call (702) 432-7777. ...

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SUKI JONES To Become ADLER'S APPETITE

SUKI JONES, the new band featuring former GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler, RATT/ex-LOVE/HATE singer Jizzy Pearl, ex-SLASH'S SNAKEPIT guitarist Keri Kelli, FASTER PUSSYCAT guitarist Brent Muscat, and ex-VINCE NEIL/RATT bassist Robbie Crane, will be officially changing their name to ADLER'S APPETITE. According to The Official Steven Adler Fan Site, "Steven said that so many ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Premier Two New Songs At European Tour Opener

QUEENSRŸCHE premiered two new songs — "Open" and "Desert Dance" — during the kick-off date of their European tour Wednesday night (June 4) at the Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam, Holland. Filling in on second guitar during the group's performance was Mike Stone (ex-KLOVER, CRAIG GOLDIE'S RITUAL, JONAS HANSSON BAND, CRISS), who performed a similar ...

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SKID ROW To Release 'Thickskin' In July

SKID ROW have set a July 22 release date through Skid Row Records for their new album, "Thickskin". " 'Thickskin' has been two years in the making. We're very excited about this, especially since it's the first SKID ROW record for [singer] Johnny [Solinger] and [drummer] Phil [Varone]," said bassist Rachel Bolan. "It took a ...

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Vocalist MATT BARLOW Leaves ICED EARTH!

Vocalist Matt Barlow has announced his departure from ICED EARTH in order to pursue a career doing administrative work for the Department of Homeland Security. The following is Barlow's official statement on the matter: "In December of last year, prior to ICED EARTH signing a new record deal, [ICED EARTH mainman] Jon [Schaffer] and I ...

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Hard Rock Musicians Get Charitable

Sebastian Bach (ex-SKID ROW), Nikki Sixx (MÖTLEY CRÜE), Tommy Lee (ex-MÖTLEY CRÜE), and Steven Adler (ex-GUNS N' ROSES) are among the hard rock musicians scheduled to appear Saturday night (May 31) at the "Meatloaf & Friends All Star Jam & Pool Party" at Skin at the Palms in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event will be ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH To Jam For Charity

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach will be taking part in a jam-for-charity event this Saturday night (May 31) at The Palm in Las Vegas, Nevada. Also set to appear are former ANTHRAX and current MEAT LOAF guitarist Paul Crook, Dennis Quaid, Meatloaf, and Kasim Sultan, among others. No further information is available at this ...

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NICKELBACK In Lawsuit Over Royalties

A recording studio in suburban White Rock has filed a breach of contract lawsuit against NICKELBACK in B.C. Supreme Court, according to Jam! Music. In the suit, Larry Anschell of Turtle Recording claims his company had production royalties and property rights to songs performed by NICKELBACK on the album "Curb". Anschell is suing for general ...

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SUKI JONES: Live Photos Posted Online

MB Imaging has posted photos of SUKI JONES performing live in Albany and Long Island earlier in the month. Check them out: Albany, Long Island. SUKI JONES is the new band featuring former GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler, RATT/ex-LOVE/HATE singer Jizzy Pearl, ex-SLASH'S SNAKEPIT guitarist Keri Kelli, ex-VINCE NEIL/RATT bassist ...

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STRYPER Frontman To Sell New Two-Song CD

Two songs recently recorded by STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet, entitled "Miles Away" and "Strong", are being made available for purchase via the singer's official web site, www.michaelsweet.com. As previously reported, Sweet will be performing at the MARS HILL record-release party on Friday, May 30 at J.R.s in Cranston, Rhode Island. Michael will be ...

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PEARL JAM Bassist Collaborates With KING'S X Singer

PEARL JAM bassist Jeff Ament and KING'S X frontman Doug Pinnick are collaborating on a project they hope to finish this year. Friends since 1988, Ament and Pinnick got together for the first time "a little over a year ago," when, along with drummer Richard Stuverud, they recorded ten songs in one week. "We just ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE: New Song Posted Online!

A new QUEENSRŸCHE track, titled "Desert Dance", has been posted online in MP3 format at this location. "Desert Dance" comes off the group's new album, "Tribe", due on July 22 through Sanctuary Records. "Tribe", which features a guest appearance by original QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Chris DeGarmo, was engineered by Scott Olson, who has worked ...

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VOIVOD, SEPULTURA Jam At Connecticut Tour Closer

VOIVOD bassist Jason Newsted joined headliners SEPULTURA on stage for renditions of "Refuse/Resist" and "Territory" at the two groups' tour-closing show in Hartford, Connecticut on Sunday (May 18). Afterwards, all members of VOIVOD joined SEPULTURA for a cover of MOTÖRHEAD's "We Are The Road Crew". Click here to see pictures. (Thanks:

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GENE SIMMONS Says He Will No Longer Buy PEARL JAM Albums Following VEDDER's Anti-BUSH Outburst

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons recently told Insight magazine that if fellow rock performers continue to do outrageous politically-charged things such as stabbing a Bush mask onstage, they should expect their record sales to go down. "I don't think everybody that booed will stop buying PEARL JAM records or going to PEARL JAM concerts," Gene said ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE: 'Tribe' To Surface In Late July

Despite previously published reports to the contrary, QUEENSRŸCHE have issued a statement via their official web site, www.queensryche.com, reaffirming July 22 as the projected release date through Sanctuary Records for their new studio opus, "Tribe". In addition, a new track called "Desert Dance" has been made available for listening in streaming audio to ...

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DIMMU BORGIR Set Release Date For 'Death Cult Armageddon'

DIMMU BORGIR have set a tentative September 8 European release date through Nuclear Blast Records for their new album, titled "Death Cult Armageddon". The CD, which is currently being mixed at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden, will contain the following tracks (in no particular order): 01. Allegiance 02. Blood Hunger Doctrine 03. For The World ...

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STRYPER Frontman To Perform At MARS HILL Record-Release Party

STRYPER vocalist Michael Sweet will be performing at the MARS HILL record-release party on Friday, May 30 at J.R.s in Cranston, Rhode Island. Massachusetts-based MARS HILL have just released "Sink or Swim", an album which Michael produced, played a little guitar and helped out with backing vocals on. As part of the party, Michael will ...

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WARRANT Guitarist To Join SUKI JONES For East Coast Dates

SUKI JONES, the new band featuring former GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler, RATT/ex-LOVE/HATE singer Jizzy Pearl, ex-SLASH'S SNAKEPIT guitarist Keri Kelli, and ex-VINCE NEIL/RATT bassist Robbie Crane, have now recruited WARRANT guitarist Erik Turner as a temporary replacement for Brent Muscat (FASTER PUSSYCAT). Turner will be joining the group on their upcoming East Coast ...

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