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FEAR FACTORY Frontman Checks In, Offers Another MP3 Download

THE WATCHERS, the new project featuring FEAR FACTORY frontman Burton C. Bell and longtime FEAR FACTORY collaborator/keyboardist John Bechdel, have updated their official web site with another personal message from Bell and another full-length MP3 from their recently completed "Iconoclast" six-song demo. The following is Burton's latest posting in its entirety: "It has nearly been ...

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Tribute for GREAT WHITE Guitarist Planned

GREAT WHITE guitarist Ty Longley, among 97 people killed in a nightclub fire in Rhode Island, will be remembered with a musical tribute featuring groups from his home town, his family said Wednesday. "It's going to be a jam session," Ty's father, J. Patrick Longley, told the Associated Press. "I don't want it to be ...

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RUSH To Take A Permanent Break?

RUSH will make their first, and likely only, public appearance of 2003 tomorrow when the legendary rock trio is inducted into the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame. The presentation takes place during a closed gala ceremony during the Canadian Music Industry Awards at Toronto's Westin Harbour Castle hotel. Guitarist Alex Lifeson suggested to Karen ...

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JASON NEWSTED To Audition For OZZY OSBOURNE!

In what has the potential to turn into a bizarre game of musical chairs, former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted is set to audition for the slot in OZZY OSBOURNE's band left vacant by the recent departure of current METALLICA four-stringer Robert Trujillo, a spokesperson for Newsted has told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. Jason, who is already confirmed to ...

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It's Official: ROBERT TRUJILLO Joins METALLICA!

As first predicted here last week, METALLICA have officially announced the addition of bassist Robert Trujillo to the group's ranks. Trujillo, a former member of SUICIDAL TENDENCIES and OZZY OSBOURNE, fills the slot left vacant by the departure of Jason Newsted. "We've all known, and have been huge fans of Rob since ...

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MSG Singer To Guest On PAT TRAVERS Solo CD

MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP frontman Chris Logan has laid down backing vocals a few songs for a new PAT TRAVERS solo album, due in the spring through Shrapnel Records. The album, which was recorded at Field Of Dreams Studios in Las Vegas, is "definitely a real rocker," according to Logan. "Definitely be on the lookout for ...

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CAMP FREDDY: Rehearsal Photos Posted Online

Photos of CAMP FREDDY rehearsing for their Feb. 22 appearance at Roseland Ballroom in New York City as part of MTV's "Rock The Vote Awards" show have been posted online at this location. CAMP FREDDY is the Los Angeles-based "jam" band consisting of JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro, former THE CULT touring bassist ...

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Former GUNS N' ROSES Drummer Unveils Details Of New Band

Former GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler has unveiled the details of his new band, tentatively dubbed ADLER'S APPETITE. Joining Steven in the new group are RATT/ex-LOVE/HATE singer Jizzy Pearl, ex-SLASH'S SNAKEPIT guitarist Keri Kelli, FASTER PUSSYCAT guitarist Brent Muscat, and ex-VINCE NEIL/BLACK N' BLUE/RATT bassist Robbie Crane. The band will kick off a U.S. ...

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AC/DC Jam With ROLLING STONES At Sydney Gig

AC/DC guitarist duo Angus and Malcolm Young joined the ROLLING STONES on stage at the Enmore Theatre in Sydney, Australia last night (Feb. 18) for a rendition of the B.B. KING blues classic "Rock Me Baby". The intimate show at the 2,000 seater Enmore Theatre was the only small show the STONES were ...

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DEE SNIDER, GAVIN ROSSDALE To Jam With CAMP FREDDY At NYC Gig

TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider and BUSH singer Gavin Rossdale are the latest celebrity musicians to have confirmed their participation in an all-star jam set to take place during CAMP FREDDY's appearance at Roseland Ballroom in New York City on Saturday, Feb. 22 as part of MTV's "Rock The Vote Awards" show. Also set to ...

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THE CULT, FUEL Members To Join CAMP FREDDY At NYC Gig

THE CULT's Billy Duffy, MOBY and FUEL's Bret Scallions will be among the guest stars performing with CAMP FREDDY during their appearance at Roseland Ballroom in New York City on Saturday, Feb. 22 as part of MTV's "Rock The Vote Awards" show. CAMP FREDDY is the Los Angeles-based "jam" band consisting of JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist ...

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CAMP FREDDY Announce New York City Show!

CAMP FREDDY, the "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, have announced a one-off East Coast concert on Saturday, Feb. 22 at Roseland Ballroom in New York City. The group, ...

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IRON MAIDEN Studio Update: NICKO Lays Down Vocals!

IRON MAIDEN producer Kevin Shirley, who is currently working with the band at a London studio on their as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2000's "Brave New World", has posted the following recording update via his web site: "We started the day [Tuesday, Feb. 4] trying to recut this tune of Steve and Dave's which we were busy ...

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EXODUS: We Are Still Searching For A Singer!

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS are still seeking a permanent replacement for Steve "Zetro" Souza following several promising jam sessions with John Miller, a local Bay Area singer who had previously spent time with EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt and drummer Tom Hunting in the mid-'90s metal demo act WARDANCE. "We are still searching ...

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TURBONEGRO To Issue 'Scandinavian Leather' In April

Norway's TURBONEGRO — recently reformed after a four-year break — have set "Scandinavian Leather" as the title for their upcoming CD, due on April 28 through Sweden's Burning Heart Records. The cover art for the new album is going to be designed by Klaus Voormann, an artist and musician from Hamburg who received a Grammy ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN: 'Music For Speeding' Promo Tour Underway!

The official web site of former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman has released the following update on Friedman's current and upcoming activities: "Marty is in Japan now continuing a massive promotional tour for 'Music For Speeding'. The tour started with 2 weeks of all day live radio interviews and jam sessions, with stations in Tokyo and ...

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SOULFLY: Helsinki Photos Posted Online

A bunch of high-quality photos of SOULFLY performing live at Tavastia in Helsinki, Finland last night (Jan. 30) have been posted online at this location. The group's complete set list for last night's performance was as follows: 01. Downstroy 02. Seek 'N' Strike 03. Spit (SEPULTURA) 04. Jumpdaduckup / Bring It 05. Brasil ...

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LOVE/HATE Line Up U.K. Dates

Reunited Los Angeles rockers LOVE/HATE, who feature in their ranks current RATT frontman Jizzy Pearl, have lined a U.K. tour in April. Confirmed dates are as follows: Apr. 16 - The Underworld - London, UK Apr. 17 - Krazyhouse - Liverpool, UK Apr. 18 - Bradford Rios - Bradford, UK Apr. 19 - Rock City ...

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EXODUS' GARY HOLT: Nothing Will Stop Us

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS are forging ahead despite the departure this week of frontman Steve "Zetro" Souza. The band, who completed a short European tour in December, made a decision to fire Souza when it became apparent that he had no intention of touring extensively with the group, a prospect that didn't ...

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NY Daily News: Angry KID ROCK Still 'Has It Out' For TOMMY LEE

The following item appeared in yesterday's edition of the New York Daily News: Pam Anderson has finally settled her custody battle with ex-husband Tommy Lee, but her fiancé, Kid Rock, apparently still has it out for the former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer. Lee and Anderson this week reached an agreement in which, sources say, she agreed ...

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STATIC-X To Appear At NAMM Convention

STATIC-X will be appearing at this year's NAMM show at Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. The details are as follows: Saturday, Jan. 18: 11:00 a.m.: Tripp at the BC Rich Guitars booth 1:00 p.m.: Wayne & Tripp at the Marshall Amps booth 2:00 p.m.: Ken at the Pearl Drums booth 2:30 p.m.: Tony & ...

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SOILWORK, CHILDREN OF BODOM To Team Up For European Tour

Sweden's SOILWORK and Finland's CHILDREN OF BODOM will be teaming up for a European tour this spring. Confirmed dates, according to www.soilwork.com: Apr. 18 - Stockholm, SWE @ Arenan Apr. 19 - Oslo, NOR @ Rockefeller Apr. 20 - Gothenburg, SWE @ Karen Apr. 21 - Lund, SWE @ Mejeriet Apr. 22 - Hamburg, GER ...

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