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ECHOBRAIN: Southern California Date Announced

ECHOBRAIN, featuring former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted, have added a West Hollywood date to their upcoming itinerary. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Mar. 20 - Petaluma, CA @ The Mystic Theatre Mar. 21 - San Jose, CA @ The Usual Mar. 23 - Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst Apr. 06 - San ...

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JASON NEWSTED: "I'm Not Any Closer To Rejoining METALLICA"

Ex-METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted has once again addressed the rumors of a possible reconciliation with his former bandmates by clarifying in a new MTV interview that his ongoing conversations with the remaining members of METALLICA are primarily about legal, and not musical, matters. "People keep track of every time we talk to each other," Newsted ...

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METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD Offers Post-Rehab Update

METALLICA frontman James Hetfield has posted the following update on his recovery process from alcoholism and other addictions via the the group's Fan Club magazine So What: "James here!! ALIVE...and getting well...Recovery is the most difficult and challenging thing I've ever attempted (along with parenting). Also the most grounding and gratifying gift I've ever received ...

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ALL BORO KINGS Debut Recorded, Ready To Be Mixed

ALL BORO KINGS, the new project consisting of Dave Neabore (DOG EAT DOG, bass/vocals), Dan Nastasi (ex-DOG EAT DOG/MUCKY PUP, guitar/vocals), Sean Kilkenny (DOG EAT DOG, guitar/vocals) and drummer John Milnes (ex-TRACY BONHAM/THE BLOODHOUND GANG), have finished recording their debut album at Big Blue Meanie Studios in Hoboken, New Jersey with producer Tim Gilles and ...

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ECHOBRAIN Live Dates Announced

ECHOBRAIN, featuring former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted, have announced the first dates of their spring US tour. They are as follows: Mar. 20 - Petaluma, CA @ The Mystic Theatre Mar. 21 - San Jose, CA @ The Usual Mar. 23 - Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst ...

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ABSU Drummer Among Leading Candidates To Join SLAYER

ABSU percussionist Proscriptor (a.k.a. Russ R. Givens) is a strong candidate to fill the vacant SLAYER drummer slot following the departure of Paul Bostaph, who left the group last December due to a chronic elbow injury. Although the drummer has yet to be officially offered the position, Givens reportedly auditioned with SLAYER guitarist Kerry King ...

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JASON NEWSTED: I Will Sit Down With HETFIELD To "Clear Air"

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich called former bassist Jason Newsted last week and suggested that the departed four-stringer meet face-to-face with frontman James Hetfield so that the former bandmates could clear the air surrounding Jason's departure, according to Allstar. "Lars called last week and said that we [James and Jason] should really have a meeting together ...

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JASON NEWSTED Interview Online

Former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted was interviewed by Warlock and Chris Akin on The Metal Show via Cleveland, Ohio's WMMS 100.7 FM last night, February 10th. The 45-minute conversation is currently archived online and can be checked out in streaming audio at this location. This interview will also run in print and online ...

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JASON NEWSTED: The Exclusive Interview!!

During a candid January 28th interview with journalist Martin Carlsson, portions of which appeared in the Swedish newspaper Expressen, former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted revealed interesting facts about his departure from METALLICA, James Hetfield's battle with addictions, the infamous Playboy feature, the postponement of VOIVOD's next album, the formation of a dream metal band with ...

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ALL BORO KINGS Confirmed For Metal Meltdown IV

ALL BORO KINGS, the new project consisting of Dave Neabore (DOG EAT DOG, bass/vocals), Dan Nastasi (ex-DOG EAT DOG/MUCKY PUP, guitar/vocals), Sean Kilkenny (DOG EAT DOG, guitar/vocals) and drummer John Milnes (ex-TRACY BONHAM/THE BLOODHOUND GANG), have been confirmed to appear at the Metal Meltdown IV festival, which is scheduled to take place at the Convention ...

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SILVERGINGER 5 Movie Contribution Confirmed

THE WILDHEARTS mainman Ginger has confirmed via his official web site that SILVERGINGER 5's Walk Like A Motherf.cker" has been selected by famed Swedish video director Jonas kerlund for use in his upcoming movie Spun, which is scheduled to feature actor Mickey Rourke and is due later in the year. Other artists appearing on the ...

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SPEEDEALER Announce Release Date For NEWSTED-Produced CD

Texas aggro rockers SPEEDEALER will issue their fourth album, entitled Second Sight, on May 14th through Palm Pictures, a division of Island Records. Produced by Jason Newsted of METALLICA fame, Second Sight was recorded during September/October at The Plant in Sausalito, California with Kent Matcke (i.e. STABBING WESTWARD) engineering. SPEEDEALER reportedly recorded 17 songs, 12 ...

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RUMBLEFISH Ink Deal With Roadrunner

Los Angeles-based RUMBLEFISH have signed a deal with Roadrunner Records. Consisting of Mike Maine (vocals), Jason DeCosta (guitar/vocals), Dungus (bass/vocals), and Possum (drums), RUMBLEFISH spent the last two years honing their craft and warming up audiences with heavy-weights such as LINKIN PARK, CRAZYTOWN, SOULFLY, MUDVAYNE and the KOTTONMOUTH KINGS, in addition to opening the main ...

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TONY FRANKLIN Unveils "Secret" Project

Bassist extraordinaire Tony Franklin (i.e. DAVID COVERDALE, BLUE MURDER) has shed light on his much-rumored “secret” project which he has been hinting at but not offered any concrete information about in his previous postings on his official web site. Until now, that is. According to Franklin, “the 'Secret Project' is now out in the open! ...

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TRACY G To Record Solo CD, Make Tribute Appearances

Former DIO/WORLD WAR III guitarist Tracy G is at his recording studio working on a solo CD, to be issued later in the year. Among the musicians featured on the recordings is bassist Leon Randolph (aka Randy Wilde). In other news, Tracy G will be donating a track from his upcoming solo CD to the ...

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ECHOBRAIN To Embark On US Tour In March

ECHOBRAIN, featuring former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted, have posted the following update on the band's activities via their official web site at www.echobrain.com: Hey EchoBrainiacs! We want to bring you up to date, so here we go! ECHOBRAIN started up rehearsals on January 8 (on Elvis' 67th Birthday & the 10th anniversary of ...

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ECHOBRAIN Online Chat Scheduled

ECHOBRAIN members Jason Newsted (bass, ex-METALLICA), Brian Sagrafena (drums) and Dylan Donkin (guitars/vocals) will be in the ECHOBRAIN chat room on Friday, January 18th at 6 PM. To partake in the discussion, click here. ...

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Jason Newsted: "METALLICA Has Two Control Freaks"

Ex-METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted on his former bandmates and his current situation (ECHOBRAIN), as quoted by MTV News: “METALLICA has two control freaks," he said, apparently referring to singer/guitarist James Hetfield and drummer Lars Ulrich, "and it's very hard to get any kind of two cents in that monopoly. When it came time to do ...

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VOIVOD: Snake-less SEX!

VOIVOD vocalist Snake was inexplicably replaced by CAFÉINE frontman Xavier during the former group's appearance at Montreal's Foufounes Electrique on December 30th as part of a bill that featured 10 local acts playing covers (as first reported here back on December 21st). VOIVOD guitarist Piggy (aka Denis D'Amour) and drummer Away (aka Michel Langevin) were ...

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Reunited SUBZERO To Record New CD

Acclaimed New York hardcore act SUBZERO have reformed and are due to enter the studio in February to begin recording a new full-length album, which is scheduled to be released in the spring through Century Media Records in Europe. No American deal has yet been secured for the record, which will feature the band's original ...

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COSMOSQUAD To Issue

Progressive metal/fusion triumvirate COSMOSQUAD, featuring guitarist Jeff Kollman (MOGG/WAY, EDWIN DARE), bassist Barry Sparks (DOKKEN, ULI JON ROTH), and drummer Shane Gaalaas (GLENN HUGHES, ULI JON ROTH), have inked a deal with Dutch-based Mascot Records for the release of their sophomore album, Squadrophenia, due out in March. Recorded at Jeff Kollman's Crumb Studios in Granada ...

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MORTA SKULD Acquire New Drummer, Prepare To Record Demo!

Long-running Wisconsin metal act MORTA SKULD have acquired ex-ACROPHET drummer Jason Mooney and are preparing to record a new demo, featuring the group's new musical direction, which is being described as a cross between SKINLAB and STATIC-X. Mooney is a well-known name in metal circles, having previously made the short list for both SLAYER and ...

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FATES WARNING Axeman Contributes To The KNOT!

FATES WARNING guitarist Jim Matheos has completed recording solos for three tracks—two electric and one acoustic—that will be included on the upcoming GORDIAN KNOT release, tentatively entitled Emergent. As previously reported, GORDIAN KNOT is a prog supergroup featuring former CYNIC members Sean Malone (bass), Jason Gobel (guitar), and Sean Reinert, along with former GENESIS guitarist ...

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HELSTAR's Rivera Reflects On The FLOTSAM Experience!

HELSTAR frontman James Rivera has posted the following message on the official FLOTSAM AND JETSAM message board regarding his recent stint as F&J's stand-in singer on the band's short-lived US tour (following the departure of Eric A.K. earlier in the year): Well now that I'm actually back at home in Houston, I can say that ...

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Jason Newsted: The Guitar World Interview!

The February 2002 issue of Guitar World magazine features an interview with former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted, in which the four-stringer speaks at great length about the events that led to his decision earlier this year to leave the aforementioned act. Here are some of the article's highlights (all quotes by Newsted): "[METALLICA frontman] James ...

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VOIVOD Jam Out On The PISTOLS At Debut Reunion Gig!

Three members of the current incarnation of VOIVODvocalist Snake (aka Denis Belanger), guitarist Piggy (aka Denis D'Amour) and drummer Away (aka Michel Langevin)will perform a 30-minute set of SEX PISTOLS songs at Montreal's Foufounes Electrique on December 30th as part of a bill that will feature 10 local acts playing covers. VOIVOD will reportedly be ...

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