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SLIPKNOT, PENNYWISE, HENRY ROLLINS, Others To Collaborate On West Memphis Three Benefit Album

SLIPKNOT's Corey Taylor, PENNYWISE's Jim Lindberg, and X's Exene Cervenka are among the vocalists tentatively scheduled to appear on a benefit album for the West Memphis Three currently being spearheaded by Henry Rollins. The album will reportedly consist of Rollins and his backing band, MOTHER SUPERIOR covering classic BLACK FLAG songs, with featured performances from ...

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Former VOIVOD Bassist Speaks Out On Reunion With SNAKE

Ex-VOIVOD bassist Jean-Yves Thériault (a.k.a. Blacky), who left the band back in 1991 under acrimonious circumstances, recently took time out to answer several questions for BLABBERMOUTH.NET regarding the group's recently-launched reunion with original vocalist Denis "Snake" Belanger (which Jean-Yves is not part of) and his current activities in the music world and elsewhere. Read on: ...

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RUMBLEFISH Change Name, Prepare Debut CD

Los Angeles-based RUMBLEFISH, who recently inked a deal with Roadrunner Records, have changed their name to HIGHLAND FALLS. Consisting of Mike Maine (vocals), Jason DeCosta (guitar/vocals), Dungus (bass/vocals), and Possum (drums), HIGHLAND FALLS spent the last two years honing their craft and warming up audiences with heavyweights such as LINKIN PARK, CRAZYTOWN, SOULFLY, MUDVAYNE and ...

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MEDICATION Recruit Fill-In Drummer, Finalize Track Listing For "Prince Valium"

Los Angeles-based MEDICATION, who feature in their ranks former MACHINE HEAD/SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader, ex-UGLY KID JOE/LIFE OF AGONY vocalist Whitfield Crane, ex-ADAYINTHELIFE guitarist Blunt, and ex-THE PIECE DOGS bassist Kyle Sanders, have recruited drummer Jason Loree for the group's current US tour, which kicked off last night in Chicago Heights, Illinois. It is currently ...

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PAPA WHEELIE Set Release Date For "Unipsycho"

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, will issue their debut CD, entitled Unipsycho, on May 26th through Newsted's own Chophouse Records. "Produced" by Jave Steson and recorded at Jason's home ...

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EXCLUSIVE: DINO CAZARES Speaks Out On FEAR FACTORY Split

Since FEAR FACTORY officially called it quits in early March, very little has been heard from the band themselves, with the four members of the group choosing to each deal with the break-up of this long-running group by immersing themselves in new projects rather than speaking out publicly on what was, by all accounts, a ...

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Former FEAR FACTORY Guitarist Recruits Ex-BUILT XL Singer For New Band

Former FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares has recruited 28-year-old ex-BUILT XL frontman Jason "Gong" Jones to sing in his as-yet-unnamed new outfit, BLABBERMOUTH.NET can exclusively reveal. Cazares and Jones have spent the last couple of weeks reworking three of the five songs originally demoed for what would have been FEAR FACTORY's fifth studio album, and ...

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Former ALIEN Singer Bounces Back With Solo Release

Former ALIEN singer Jim Jidhed, one of the greatest voices of AOR, is coming back with his first solo album in 12 years. Containing material written largely by Jidhed himself, the singer's first solo album since 1990 is being produced by Tommy Denander and will also include songs penned by Steve Perry (JOURNEY), Cliff Magness ...

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ROB HALFORD Goes Back To Selling Porn

Former JUDAS PRIEST and current HALFORD frontman Rob Halford has been filmed selling smut behind the counter of a Santa Monica adult book store as part of a scene for the upcoming Jonas Akerlund film Spun, which stars Mickey Rourke, Brittany Murphy and Jason Schwartzman. "When I had my audition, Jonas said, 'As soon as ...

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VOIVOD: New Album Progress Report

VOIVOD have reportedly completed the music and lyrics for three new songs and have rough skeletons of another two for the band's long-awaited comeback CD, which is tentatively due to be recorded in late 2002 for an early 2003 release. Former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted will play bass on the CD and will produce the ...

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BRITNY FOX: Cover-Bound

BRITNY FOX guitarist Michael Kelly Smith's band RAZAMANAZ will have a track called "Feel It" included on the Perris Records compilation called Hollywood Hairspray. RAZAMANAZ will also have a full-length, 15-song CD that was recorded in the early/mid 1990's out in July on Perris. In related news, BRITNY FOX frontman Tommy Paris will be on ...

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PAPA WHEELIE Sample Available Online

A sample of the track "The Real Me", taken from PAPA WHEELIE's forthcoming Unipsycho debut CD, can now be heard via the Chophouse Records web site at this location. PAPA WHEELIE is a self-proclaimed stoner punk metal crew consisting of former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted (a.k.a. Jaylor) on guitar/vocals, Steven Wiig (a.k.a. Swiiglor) ...

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Former 16 Members Reunite In MAXMILLION

Ex-16 guitarist Bobby Ferry, ex-16 drummer Jason Corley, and “skateboarding hero” Chris Jones have teamed up in a new project dubbed MAXMILLION. In the seven years since the last time Jason and Bobby played together, they had spent time in acts such as DOWNER and TRENCHANT, among others. Jason also did a project called SHADOWCAST ...

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JASON NEWSTED's PAPA WHEELIE: Full Track Listing Unveiled

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, will shortly be issuing their debut CD, entitled Unipsycho, through Newsted's own Chophouse Records. The full track listing for the effort is as follows: ...

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KID ROCK Joins GOV'T MULE, NEWSTED For SABBATH Covers

KID ROCK joined GOV'T MULE onstage at the latter's Wednesday, April 17th performance at the Beacon Theatre in New York City for renditions of BLACK SABBATH's "Sweet Leaf" and "War Pigs", as well as MARSHALL TUCKER BAND's "Can't You See". According to Allstar, KID ROCK left midway through "War Pigs" because he didn't know the ...

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JASON NEWSTED: JAMES HETFIELD Is A Changed Man

Former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted stopped by the New York City headquarters of Hard Attack, the nation's first 24-hour metal radio station on Sirius Satellite Radio, yesterday (Tuesday, April 16th) and spoke at length on topics ranging from his recent dinner meeting with METALLICA frontman James Hetfield to his feelings on the break-up of MEGADETH ...

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JASON NEWSTED To Sing, Play Guitar On PAPA WHEELIE's Debut

Former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted will follow up his touring activities with ECHOBRAIN with the release of the debut CD from PAPA WHEELIE, entitled Unipsycho, through Newsted's own Chophouse Records. Featuring Jason on guitar/lead vocals, Steven Wiig on drums and Joe Ledesma on bass, PAPA WHEELIE's Unipsycho reportedly follows a "punk/stoner" musical direction and will ...

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Former MEGADETH Drummer Lines Up Musicians For Touring Band

Former MEGADETH drummer Nick Menza has recruited ex-SUICIDAL TENDENCIES guitarist Anthony Gallo, former SAMANTHA 7/GREAT WHITE axeman Ty Longley and bassist Jason Levin for his touring band, which is still searching for a suitable frontman. That is still in the works, explains Menza. I have to find the right guy, so we have been auditioning ...

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JASON NEWSTED Goes "Unipsycho" On PAPA WHEELIE's CD Debut

The next release from former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted's record company Chophouse Records will be the debut album from Newsted's "punk/stoner" band PAPA WHEELIE (in which he reportedly plays guitar and sings), entitled Unipsycho. Among the tracks tentatively set to appear on the effort are the following: 01. Ride This 02. Tread 02. Sprocket Man ...

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VOIVOD To Begin Work On New Album, Compile "Best Of" CD

Former METALLICA and current ECHOBRAIN bassist Jason Newsted will join Canadian cyber-metallers VOIVOD in the studio this summer for the recording of the group's tenth studio album, which is tentatively due to be released through Century Media Records in early 2003. Also in the works is a Best Of CD spanning the band's entire career ...

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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT: DAVE ELLEFSON Is Not Our New Bass Player

Contrary to recent rumors, former MEGADETH bassist Dave Ellefson has not been selected to replace Jason Newsted in METALLICA, according to METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett, who made a brief appearance in the members-only chat room of the band's official web site on Friday, April 5th. Hammett reportedly offered no further information about Newsted's possible replacement ...

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METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD To Guest On GOV'T MULE Track

METALLICA frontman James Hetfield and PRIMUS bassist Les Claypool make guest appearances on GOV'T MULE's track "Drivin' Rain", which is set to be included on the forthcoming NASCAR-sponsored compilation, entitled Crank It Up, which will be released through MCA Records on May 21st. Hetfield, a longtime fan of GOV'T MULE who had previously interviewed the ...

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