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Bassist RUDY SARZO Remembers RANDY RHOADS

Debby Rao of KNAC.COM recently conducted an interview with veteran hard rock/heavy metal bassist Rudy Sarzo (OZZY OSBOURNE, WHITESNAKE, QUIET RIOT, DIO). A couple of excerpts from the chat follow: KNAC.COM: What are your thoughts on HEAVEN AND HELL? Sarzo: I am a huge fan of that version of SABBATH. I am very ...

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ANTHRAX: More 'Battlestar Galactica' Set Visit Photos Posted Online

TalkingMetal.com has posted more never-before-seen photos of ANTHRAX members Scott Ian and Frankie Bello and webmaster Brent Thompson on the set of their favorite TV show, "Battlestar Galactica". Ian and Bello are pictured with cast member, Tricia Helfer, this month's Playboy magazine covergirl, as well as cast members James Callis and Jamie Bamber. The photos ...

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SUFFOCATION: European Tour Dates Announced

Legendary New York death metallers SUFFOCATION have lined up the following European tour dates: Mar. 29 - Paris, FRA @ Scene Bastille Mar. 30 - Rijssen, NETH @ Lucky Mar. 31 - Copenhagen, DEN @ Store Vega Apr. 01 - Glauchau, GER @ Alte Spinnerei (No Mercy Festivals) Apr. 02 - Prague, CZR @ Abaton ...

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QUIET RIOT Guitarist Schedules NAMM Appearance

QUIET RIOT guitarist Alex Grossi will appear at Paul Reed Smith Guitars NAMM booth on Saturday, January 20 at 1:00 p.m. as part a press conference to be held by company founder Paul Reed Smith himself. The conference will include the debut of many of Paul Reed Smith's new models for 2007, as well as ...

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Label Owner To CHUCK SCHULDINER's Sister: Stop Weeping And Treat CHUCK's Legacy With Respect

Guido Heijnens, owner of the now-defunct Dutch record label Hammerheart Records (which was "resurrected" for a short while under the Karmageddon Media banner) has responded to comments made by Beth Schuldiner, sister of late DEATH/CONTROL DENIED mastermind Chuck Schuldiner, regarding the fate of the unreleased second CONTROL DENIED album and Hammerheart/Karmageddon Media's reasons ...

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CHUCK SCHULDINER's Sister: CONTROL DENIED's Second Album Will be Released This Year

Beth Schuldiner, sister of late DEATH/CONTROL DENIED mastermind Chuck Schuldiner, has issued a response to statements and accusations made by Guido Heijnens, owner of the now-defunct Dutch record label Hammerheart Records (which was "resurrected" for a short while under the Karmageddon Media banner) regarding the fate of the unreleased second CONTROL DENIED album and Hammerheart/Karmageddon ...

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QUIET RIOT: Free Ringtones Available

DADAmobile is offering the following ten QUIET RIOT ringtones free of charge by clicking here: 01. Cum On Feel the Noize 02. Condition Critical 03. Red Alert 04. Sign of the Times 05. Stay with Me Tonight 06. Love's a Bitch 07. Gonna Have a Riot 08. Alive and Well 09. Don't Wanna ...

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QUIET RIOT Drummer Mourns Passing Of JAMES BROWN

QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali has posted the following message on his official web site: "Very sad news on this Christmas day 2006 with the passing of Mr. James Brown. Truly another giant in the world of music. It is impossible to calculate all of his monumental contributions. "James Brown's music has always been a ...

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SUFFOCATION Drummer To Guest On 'Headbanger's Ball' This Weekend

SUFFOCATION drummer Mike Smith will be a guest on MTV2's "Headbanger's Ball" this Satuday night, December 16. Smith will be unveiling the group's first video, for the track "Abomination Reborn", from their brand-new self-titled album. The clip was shot in Brooklyn, NY with director Frankie Nasso (MUDVAYNE, HATEBREED, MISERY INDEX) and producers Dale Resteghini and ...

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LUPARA Frontman Pays Tribute To DIMEBAG

LUPARA vocalist Noa Brady recently got a new tattoo as a tribute to late PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott. A famous Dimebag photo taken by rock-photographer Chad Lee inspired the ink. The tattoo was done by Paul Miller of In Your Face Tattooz in Beaver Dam, WI. Noa had this to say about immortalizing Dime ...

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SUFFOCATION: 'Abomination Reborn' Video Posted Online

Legendary New York death metallers SUFFOCATION have unveiled the first video, for the track "Abomination Reborn", from their brand-new self-titled album, exclusively at YouTube.com. The clip was shot in Brooklyn, NY with director Frankie Nasso (MUDVAYNE, HATEBREED, MISERY INDEX) and producers Dale Resteghini and Melissa Manousos of Raging Nations Films. "Suffocation" saw its ...

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SLIPKNOT Guitarist Featured In LUPARA Video

SLIPKNOT guitarist Mick Thomson is featured as the main actor in the first video from LUPARA, the Chicago-based extreme metal band formed by ex-BROKEN HOPE guitarist Jeremy Wagner. The storyline for the clip — "No Pity On the Ants" — revolves around a sadistic killer who enslaves half-a-dozen prisoners for his own twisted enjoyment. The ...

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LUPARA Prepares To Film First-Ever Video

LUPARA, the Chicago-land extreme metal band formed by ex-BROKEN HOPE guitarist Jeremy Wagner, will film its first video for the track "No Pity On the Ants", which is taken from the group's self-titled debut album, out now on Crash Music, Inc. The clip will be shot in the band's hometown this Saturday, November 18 and ...

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QUIET RIOT Drummer Discusses 'Rehab'

Metal Asylum recently conducted an interview with QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow: Metal Asylum: Tell us about the new record. Who wrote the music and lyrics and what were some conscious decisions you and Kevin [DuBrow] wanted to fulfill while making the record? Frankie: Kevin ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH To Jam With ANTHRAX Members In NYC This Friday

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach has issued the following update: "The reunion of SAVAGE ANIMAL! My good buddy Scott Ian [of ANTHRAX] has opened a brand new bar in New York City and my band is gonna go jam with Scott, Frankie Bello [ANTHRAX bassist] and Pearl Aday [MOTHER PEARL frontwoman, Scott Ian's fiancée ...

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AEROSMITH, VELVET REVOLVER, ANTHRAX, VINNIE PAUL: New Audio Interviews Posted Online

TalkingMetal.com has posted episode 107 of their "Talking Metal" podcast. This special episode features red carpet interviews host John Ostronomy conducted at the MÖTLEY CRÜE/Hard Rock Cafe 35th Anniversary Party in New York City. Guests include AEROSMITH's Steven Tyler, Brad Whitford, and Joey Kramer, ANTHRAX members Scott Ian and Frankie Bello, VELVET REVOLVER's Matt Sorum ...

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FRANKIE BANALI's 'Now' And 'Then' Drum Kits

QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali has posted the following message on his official web site: "I bought my first Ludwig drum set with a 14 X 26 bass drum when I was 18 years old. I was working after school giving lessons to younger drummers at Brown's Music store in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. I saved ...

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