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M3 Drummer Comments On IOMMI/HUGHES Sessions

M3 drummer Jimmy Copley (ex-PAUL RODGERS, GILLAN, BECK) has issued the following update regarding his recent collaboration with Tony Iommi (BLACK SABBATH) and Glenn Hughes (ex-DEEP PURPLE, BLACK SABBATH) on the "The 1996 DEP Sessions" CD: "I can't tell you how great it is to work with Tony and Glenn. I was blown away with ...

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LAMB OF GOD Doing Their Bit For Democracy

LAMB OF GOD drummer Chris Adler has told Vancouver's Straight.com that he and his bandmates have been paying close attention to the presidential debates of the past few weeks. What they've seen isn't going to change their votes, though, mostly because they've already done their bit for democracy. Adler, singer Randy Blythe, guitarists ...

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NAPALM DEATH Frontman Slams GEORGE W. BUSH: 'The Whole System Needs An Overhaul'

Birmingham's fathers of grindcore NAPALM DEATH kick off their 36-date North American tour tonight with their headlining show in Toronto, Canada. The first eight dates the band performs with MISERY INDEX, and the remaining dates take the band across the U.S. with CANNIBAL CORPSE, KATAKLYSM and GOATWHORE. Always outspoken about politics, NAPALM DEATH vocalist Barney ...

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AEROSMITH Singer Says He Is Not A BUSH Supporter

The Boston Globe reports: "You really can't believe everything you read. Last week, on the eve of the Republican National Convention, the conservative Washington Times reported President Bush has a long list of celebrity supporters, including singer Steven Tyler. Huh? Since when was AEROSMITH interested in politics? The band's L.A.-based publicist, Mitch Schneider, called to ...

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ICED EARTH Bassist Explains Lineup Changes

ICED EARTH bassist James MacDonough has posted a message on the ICED EARTH fan message board Iced-Realm.de regarding the recent departures of drummer Richard Christy and guitarist Ralph Santolla: "Ok, just so you can stop freaking out and saying all kinds of outlandish things this statement should be sufficient for the situation. "All of us ...

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METALLICA's HETFIELD, ULRICH To Guest On CNBC's 'McEnroe'

METALLICA's James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich will be the featured guests on "McEnroe" airing Thursday night (July 8) at 10:00 p.m. on CNBC. Other guests scheduled to appear on tonight's show include Ralph Nader (Presidential candidate) and Karch Kiraly (Olympic gold medalist). "McEnroe", the new show hosted by tennis great John McEnroe, features McEnroe alongside ...

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Are The OSBOURNES Related To SHAKESPEARE?

Poppy Brady of the U.K.'s Evening Mail is reporting that Ozzy Osbourne could be related to the famous playwright William Shakespeare. The tomb of Ralph Arden, Shakespeare's great great great great great grandfather lies inside the church of St Peter and Paul in Aston. Research carried out by Aston councillor Tony Kennedy has revealed that ...

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MILLENIUM: New Album Details Revealed

MILLENIUM (sic), the Florida-based hard rock band featuring guitarists Ralph Santolla (ICED EARTH, ex-DEATH) and Shane French (ex-CIRCLE II CIRCLE), have inked a deal with Germany's Metal Heaven (subsidiary of AOR Heaven) for the territories of Germany, Austria, Switzerland (GAS), Benelux and Sweden. The group's new studio album, "Jericho", is scheduled for release on July ...

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MEGADETH: New Album Track Listing Revealed

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has revealed the track listing for the group's new CD, tentatively due later in the year through Sanctuary Records. It is as follows: 01. Blackmail The Universe 02. Shadow Of Death 03. My Kingdom 04. Of Mice And Men 05. Truth Be Told 06. The Scorpion 07. Kick The Chair 08. ...

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MILLENIUM: 'Best Of' Collection To Surface In June

Frontiers Records and Now & Then Records have set a June 23 European release date for the MILLENIUM "Best Of" album which will also include a bonus disc featuring 10 unreleased tracks. The track listing for the bonus CD is as follows: 01. I Surrender (RAINBOW cover) - vocals Jorn Lande 02. On And On ...

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ICED EARTH Guitarist In Suicide Bomber Scare!

ICED EARTH guitarist Ralph Santolla demanded to be let off a flight to England earlier today (March 17) after he spotted two fellow passengers behaving strangely while boarding the plane. The following is Ralph's detailed account of the whole experience, as provided exclusively to BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "OK. First of all, let me say unequivocally that I ...

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WARMACHINE Debut Completed, Final Guest Appearances Revealed

WARMACHINE guitarist/vocalist Joe Di Taranto has posted the following update on the group's official web site: " 'The Beginning of the End' is now mixed, mastered and 100% complete...Finally!! The album turned out better than I ever expected. It was mixed and mastered by head producer Murray Daigle. He did an amazing job of making ...

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ICED EARTH, Ex-NEUROTICA Members Contribute To Prog-Rock Project

Ralph Santolla (ICED EARTH, formerly of DEATH), Shawn Bowen (BALD DAISY, formerly of NEUROTICA), GJ Gosman (NEW CRASH POSITION, formerly of NEUROTICA) and David Ragsdale (formerly of KANSAS) are among the guest musicians appearing on "Moments of Clarity", an 11-song prog-rock concept album due later in the year through an as-yet-undetermined label. The album, which ...

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SCORPIONS Announce New Bassist

Veteran German hard rockers SCORPIONS have announced the addition of Polish bassist Pawel Maciwoda (SECTION 31, URBANATOR) to the group's ranks. "As you may know, on January 12th we will appear on the TV show '20 years of RTL'," the band write on their web site. "It is not only the first performance of the ...

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REQUIEM Complete Work On New CD

Swiss death metallers REQUIEM have set "Government Denies Knowledge" as the title of their new album, tentatively due in the spring through Reality Entertainment. The provisional track listing for "Government Denies Knowledge" is as follows: 01. Government Denies Knowledge 02. Bloodcult 03. Nothing Seen, Nothing Heard, Nothing Done 04. Falling Down 05. No Answer (Ignorant ...

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REQUIEM Ink Deal With REALITY ENTERTAINMENT

Swiss death metal band REQUIEM have signed a worldwide deal with Reality Entertainment. The group will enter Silvercloud Studios in Los Angeles in early 2004 to record their sophomore album, tentatively due in the spring. REQUIEM were recently rejoined by drummer Adi Fuhrer, who had previously played with the band from 1999 to 2002. In ...

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CIRCLE II CIRCLE Singer And Rest Of The Band Go Separate Ways

CIRCLE II CIRCLE, the new band fronted by former SAVATAGE singer Zachary Stevens, appears to have disintegrated over irreconcilable business-related differences, with Stevens currently standing as the sole remaining member of the group. The rest of the band — John Zahner (keyboards), Christopher Kinder (drums), Matt La Porte (guitars), Kevin Rothney (bass) and Shane French ...

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ICED EARTH's Forthcoming CD To Honor The 'Valor And Sacrifices' Of Hundreds Of Thousands Of Men

ICED EARTH's forthcoming album, "The Glorious Burden", represents a ten-song musical enterprise honoring the valor and sacrifices that made the world what it is today. The band's ninth full-length album will be released through SPV Records on January 13, 2004. Having only hinted at their infatuation with history in the past with "Ghost Of Freedom" ...

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CALLENISH CIRCLE To Utilize Session Bassist On Upcoming Tour

Former GENETIC WISDOM guitarist Ralph Roelvink will be filling in for CALLENISH CIRCLE bassist Rene "Rocco" Rokx on the band's upcoming "Bonded By Metal Over Europe" tour. The trek, which will also feature EXODUS, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, AGENT STEEL, GOD DETHRONED, GRAVE, MORTICIAN, OCCULT and PROSPECT, is scheduled to kick off on October 7 in Rennes, ...

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ICED EARTH: 'The Glorious Burden' Pushed Back To January 2004

The release date of ICED EARTH's new album, "The Glorious Burden", has been officially pushed back to January 13, 2004 (a day earlier internationally), according to SPV Records. A single (view cover here) containing the tracks "The Reckoning (Don't Tread On Me)", "When The Eagle Cries" (Unplugged), "Valley Forge" and "Hollow Man" will ...

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