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APPICE/BAIN/CAVAZO Supergroup To Collaborate With BONHAM Singer

The new band featuring drummer Vinny Appice (ex-BLACK SABBATH, DIO), bassist Jimmy Bain (ex-DIO, RAINBOW) and guitarist Carlos Cavazo (ex-QUIET RIOT) are scheduled to do some writing with vocalist Chas West (BONHAM) this week, an informed source has told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. It is not presently clear if West will become a permanent member of this as-yet-unnamed ...

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UFO: New Album Samples Available For Download

UFO fan site Strangers In The Night has posted MP3 clips of all 12 tracks that are set to appear on the new UFO album, "You Are Here", due in Europe on February 16 through SPV Records (March in the U.S.). Check them out here. The group's first effort to feature new guitarist ...

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JASON NEWSTED's PAPA WHEELIE Project: New Songs Posted Online

PAPA WHEELIE, the "stoner punk metal" crew consisting of former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted (a.k.a. Jaylor) on guitar/vocals, Steven Wiig (a.k.a. Swiiglor) on drums and Joe Ledesma (a.k.a. Joefus) on bass, have posted three new tracks recorded at Newsted's The Chophouse studio in October 2003. Commented Jason: "The noisiest metal on two wheels is alive ...

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JASON NEWSTED At NAMM: Photos Available

Chophouse Records has posted a bunch of photos of former METALLICA/current VOIVOD bassist Jason Newsted appearing at this year's NAMM show in Anaheim, Ca. on Saturday (January 17). Check them out here. As previously reported, Jason has officially joined the Honorary Board of Directors of Little Kids Rock, an innovative non-profit organization that ...

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GODHEAD Collaborate With Ex-EVANESCENCE Guitarist, Singer Sheds More Light On Break-Up Rumors

In spite of a recent false report on several Internet sites (including BLABBERMOUTH.NET) that GODHEAD frontman Jason Miller had decided to break up the band, GODHEAD are still together and are planning a U.S. tour in support of their current release on Reality Entertainment, "Evolver". In addition, they are writing material with former EVANESCENCE guitarist ...

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ABLOOM: More Live Dates Announced

ABLOOM (formerly MOTHRA), the California-based group featuring former SOULFLY members Mikey Doling (guitar), Marcello D. Rapp (bass), and Roy Mayorga (drums), have lined up the following dates during January/February: Jan. 28 - Velvet Jones - Santa Barbara, CA (w/ REVOLUTION SMILE) Feb. 20 - The Rock - Tucson, AZ Feb. 21 – Static - Scottsdale, ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Bassist Inks Solo Deal With SANCTUARY

GUNS N' ROSES bassist Tommy Stinson has inked a solo deal with Sanctuary Records. The following is Tommy's official update on his web site regarding the making of his first solo album: "I have finally completed all of the recording for my first solo record. It has taken longer than anticipated, but it usually does. ...

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Singer: GODHEAD Did Not Split Up!

GODHEAD vocalist Jason Miller has issued a statement refuting the reports that the band have split up. An e-mail sent to The Official Godhead Club mailing list yesterday (January 14) from someone claiming to be Miller stated simply: "I am here to announce the end of GODHEAD. It has been a long road. ...

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GODHEAD Call It Quits?

GODHEAD have reportedly split up. In an e-mail sent to The Official Godhead Club mailing list earlier today (January 14), frontman Jason Miller stated simply: "I am here to announce the end of GODHEAD. It has been a long road. Thanks for the support." No further information is available at this time. GODHEAD's most recent ...

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ABLOOM To Open For THE REVOLUTION SMILE In California

ABLOOM (formerly MOTHRA), the California-based group featuring former SOULFLY members Mikey Doling (guitar), Marcello D. Rapp (bass), and Roy Mayorga (drums), will be opening for THE REVOLUTION SMILE at Velvet Jones in Santa Barbara, California on January 28. ABLOOM's current lineup is rounded out by guitarist Levon Sultanian and vocalist Jason Radford (both of ONESIDEZERO). ...

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MISERY INDEX To Film New Video

MISERY INDEX, the Baltimore, Maryland-based band featuring Jason Netherton (bass/vocals, ex-DYING FETUS), Sparky Voyles (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, M.O.D.), Matt Byers (drums) and Bruce Greig (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, NEXT STEP UP), will be filming a video for the track "The Great Depression" on January 31 at the Ottobar in Baltimore, according to a posting on the ...

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BLAZE Guitarist Discusses Upcoming CD

BLAZE guitarist Steve Wray has posted the following message to the band's official discussion forum: " [BLAZE's forthcoming third album] 'Blood & Belief' is a 10-track album which at this point certainly seems to have a theme or feel if you like. It's not a concept album. If anything this album is all about honesty ...

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MARK MOOTS Quits DECEMBER

DECEMBER vocalist guitarist Mark Moots has left DECEMBER after 10 years with the group. Moots, who performed his last show with DECEMBER on December 28 in Reno, Nevada, has helped to redefine extreme music several times, most notably with 2002's mind- and bone-crushing Earache Rec debut "The Lament Configuration". Drummer Jason Thomas, guitarist Julian Peach, ...

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ABLOOM: New Music Posted Online

ABLOOM (formerly MOTHRA), the California-based group featuring former SOULFLY members Mikey Doling (guitar), Marcello D. Rapp (bass), and Roy Mayorga (drums), have posted two new tracks in MP3 format at their official web site. The songs, "January 2nd" and "What You Came For", will be available for download for one day only. ABLOOM's ...

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'LED ZEPPELIN DVD' Sales In The U.S. Pass Half-Million Mark

LED ZEPPELIN's double-disc DVD, entitled simply "Led Zeppelin DVD", has sold 525,000 copies so far this year in the U.S., according to the New York Times. Released in May by Atlantic Records, "Led Zeppelin DVD" achieved by far the highest-ever first-week and single-week sales for a music DVD, its 120,000 SoundScan figure doubling the previous ...

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Taiwan's CHTHONIC To Perform In Front Of President's Hall

Taiwanese metal band CHTHONIC will finish out a momentous year in their career with two more extraordinary events: playing the annual New Year's Eve concert in front of President's Hall and the release of the band's Mandarin theme for the 21st Century Fox Taiwan release of "Freddy vs. Jason". CHTHONIC will play with New Year's ...

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MISERY INDEX: Live Video Posted Online

A video of MISERY INDEX performing the track "Manufacturing Greed" live in Ludwigsburg, Germany on December 17, 2003 has been posted online in Windows Media format at this location (scroll down, file size: 7.86 MB). Based out of Baltimore, Maryland, MISERY INDEX feature in their ranks Jason Netherton (bass/vocals, ex-DYING FETUS), Sparky Voyles ...

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BLAZE Name New Album

BLAZE, the British band led by former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE singer Blaze Bayley, have set "Blood and Belief" as the title of their third studio album, tentatively due in March 2004 through SPV Records. The group, who finished recording the CD on December 20, performed the album's projected title track Saturday night (December 27) at the ...

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UFO: New Album Artwork Posted Online

UFO have posted the cover art for their new album, "You Are Here", at this location. The group's first effort to feature new guitarist Vinnie Moore, "You Are Here" was recorded near Hannover, Germany with producer Tommy Newton (HELLOWEEN, CONCEPTION, VICTORY, ELEGY, ARK, TEN) and is due in Europe on February 16, 2004 ...

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NIKKI SIXX Defends MÖTLEY CRÜE's 'Glam' Era

Jason Ferguson of Orlando Weekly recently spoke with MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx about the band's first of three four-CD box sets, "Music to Crash Your Car To, Volume 1". Ferguson told Sixx that his "14-year-old self" crossed the band off his cool list in 1985, having determined they had turned into complete sellout pussies. ...

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BLAZE: Video Diary Posted Online

BLAZE, the British band led by former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE singer Blaze Bayley, have posted a three-minute video update from the recording sessions for the group's third full-length album, tentatively due in March 2004 through SPV Records. Check it out here (Windows Media). As previously reported, BLAZE are utilizing the services of former PITCHSHIFTER ...

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GODHEAD: Acoustic Shows Announced

GODHEAD frontman Jason Miller and lead guitarist Mike Miller will be playing two acoustic shows on Saturday, January 10 at Highland Grounds in Hollywood, California. There will be an early show at 8:00 p.m. and a late show at 10:00 p.m. Both shows are all ages. Advance tickets are available online only for $8 at ...

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MONSTROSITY's 'Rise To Power' To Receive European Release

Metal Blade Records Europe has signed a licensing deal with Conquest Music Inc. for the European release of the fourth MONSTROSITY album, "Rise To Power". "MONSTROSITY stands for classical American death metal," a spokesperson for Metal Blade said in a statement. "They are a band that always delivered quality and never disappointed their fans. We ...

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GODHEAD Frontman To Perform At Charity Event

GODHEAD frontman Jason Miller will be performing two songs with Reeves Gabrels (DAVID BOWIE, THE CURE) at Tangier in Los Filez, California Wednesday night (Dec. 10). This is a charity event for "The Crib", a transitional home for young mothers. Jason will take the stage at approximately 10:00 p.m. Tangier is located at 2138 Hillhurst ...

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Former SOULFLY Members To Support ADEMA

ABLOOM (formerly MOTHRA), the California-based group featuring former SOULFLY members Mikey Doling (guitar), Marcello D. Rapp (bass), and Roy Mayorga (drums), will support ADEMA at four shows on the West Coast beginning on December 16. Confirmed dates are as follows: Dec. 16 - Marquee Theatre - Tempe, AZ (w/ ADEMA) Dec. 17 - Galaxy Theatre ...

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JASON NEWSTED Comments On OZZY Departure

Former METALLICA/current VOIVOD bassist Jason Newsted has issued the following statement regarding his recent departure from OZZY OSBOURNE's band: "I would like to thank the Osbournes for including VOIVOD in their tours this year. I am honored to have had the privilege to share the stage with Ozzy, [guitarist] Zakk [Wylde] and [drummer] ...

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