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PAPA WHEELIE To Issue Sophomore Release

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, are preparing to unleash the follow-up release to their debut album, Unipsycho, just in time for Halloween. Live Lycanthropy features updated versions of Unipsycho ...

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LED ZEPPELIN To Tour Next Summer?

LED ZEPPELIN are set to re-group after 22 years for a stadium tour of America, according to Britain's Sun newspaper. The three surviving members — singer Robert Plant, guitarist Jimmy Page and bassist John Paul Jones — plan to hit the road next summer and hope to pocket £6.4million (approximately $10 million) for the shows. ...

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JASON NEWSTED: I Will Tour With VOIVOD

Former METALLICA and current VOIVOD bassist Jason Newsted has confirmed plans to tour with the latter outfit following the release of the band's next album, The Multiverse, tentatively due in early March. "We plan to tour together... the original members and myself," Newsted wrote in an Oct. 11 post on the official Chophouse Records message ...

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SNAKE RIVER CONSPIRACY Split With Label, Shop New Demo

SNAKE RIVER CONSPIRACY have parted ways with Reprise Records following the disappointing sales performance of their full-length debut, Sonic Jihad (2000), and are currently seeking a new record deal. A three-song demo was recently recorded and is presently being shopped to interested labels with a view towards releasing the group's second album sometime in 2003. ...

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VOIVOD To Issue 'The Multiverse' In March

VOIVOD have set The Multiverse as the title of their 13th studio album, which is scheduled to be recorded and mixed at The Plant in Sausalito, CA from October 13 through November 13, 2002. Former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted has officially confirmed his role as the group's latest addition alongside original VOIVOD vocalist Snake (a.k.a. ...

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PISSING RAZORS Part With Vocalist, Announce Replacement

Texas' PISSING RAZORS have parted ways with vocalist Jason Bragg due to "creative differences." Bragg, who joined the band in early 2001 and appeared on the band's last album, Where We Come From, has gone on to start his own ventures. He is replaced in the group by Andre Acosta, a "very talented and dedicated ...

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JIMI HENDRIX's Manhood Up For Sale

On February 25, 1968, Cynthia Plaster Caster cast the manhood of JIMI HENDRIX at the Chicago Hilton and the rest is history. "He was certainly a tough act to follow," says Cynthia who made a lasting first impression and gave a whole new meaning to band "member." The Plaster Casters of Chicago went ...

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Ex-MACHINE HEAD/TESTAMENT Drummer Gets Endorsed

Former MACHINE HEAD/TESTAMENT drummer Chris Kontos (currently in THE SERVANTS) has landed an endorsement deal with Moon Drum Co. As part of the deal, Moon has given Kontos his own signature set, made to Chris' specifications: Big, solid, fat drums. 14X16 tom, 16X18 floor, 18X18 floor, 24X18 kick, 14X6 & ½ snare. The shells are ...

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GORDIAN KNOT: New MP3 Posted Online

GORDIAN KNOT, a prog supergroup featuring former CYNIC members Sean Malone (bass), Jason Gobel (guitar), and Sean Reinert, along with former GENESIS guitarist Steve Hackett, have posted a full-length MP3 of the track "Muttersprache", taken from the group's forthcoming Emergent CD, at this location. ...

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HENRY ROLLINS Speaks Out On WEST MEMPHIS 3 Benefit CD

"One of the highest compliments I've ever been paid is that these people have all said yes to be on this album," punk icon Henry Rollins recently told Chart Attack about his West Memphis Three benefit compilation Rise Above for the three young men — Damien Echols, Jessie Misskelley and Jason Baldwin — who were ...

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MEDICATION Recruit Ex-DOWNSET Drummer For European Tour

MEDICATION will reportedly be utilizing the services of ex-DOWNSET/DEADBOLT drummer Chris Hamilton on the group's upcoming European tour, which is rumored to include stint as the opening act the upcoming MOTÖRHEAD/ANTHRAX trek. Hamilton replaces Jason Loree, who performed at the band's recent U.S. dates with COAL CHAMBER. MEDICATION is a Los Angeles-based group that features ...

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ALTARIA To Be Joined By NIGHTWISH Guitarist During Upcoming Gigs

Finnish melodic metal band ALTARIA, featuring SONATA ARCTICA guitarist Jani Liimatainen, will be joined by NIGHTWISH guitarist Emppu Vuorinen on second guitar during some of their forthcoming live shows, according to ALTARIA's official web site. In other news, ALTARIA will record a song called "Stranger" from CACOPHONY's Go Off! CD for the Jason Becker Tribute ...

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Demonstrations In Chaos - WATCHTOWER

If you've anxiously clicked into this review hoping for some information on the long-awaited third full-length from the Texas tech-metal quartet, you'll be disappointed. That record (Mathematics — a working title for some 12 years now!) is still in the making. But if you can't find the band's Energetic Disassembly debut anywhere (you're in the ...

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VOIVOD Prepare To Record New CD

The current incarnation of VOIVOD — vocalist Snake (a.k.a. Denis Belanger), guitarist Piggy (a.k.a. Denis D'Amour), drummer Away (a.k.a. Michel Langevin), and ex-METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted — will enter the final phase of pre-production for the group's much-anticipated comeback album on September 24th at Newsted's home studio in Walnut Creek, California. 13 songs (including one ...

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Former MORTA SKULD Members Resurface In MS2

Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based MS2, featuring former members of the acclaimed death metal act MORTA SKULD, have completed work on a brand new three-song demo and are seeking a label deal with a view towards releasing the group's debut album next year. Consisting of Andrew Broas (vocals), Dave Gregor (guitar/vocals), Jason Hellman (bass samples/vocals), and Ed Wallner ...

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HEALING SIXES To Embark On U.S. Tour

HEALING SIXES, featuring Jason Bonham on drums, are putting together a short 4-6 week club tour of the U.S. in preparation for their Enormosound album release on Holland's Corazong Records. The SIXES are focusing on venues east of the Mississippi starting October 1st and ending the middle of November in Toronto, Canada. Doug Henthorn, singer/guitarist ...

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KID ROCK Forced To Replace SHERYL CROW On Next Single

KID ROCK's track "Picture", the next single from his current album, Cocky, will reportedly be released without the vocals of Sheryl Crow, who duets with him on the album version. According to reports, Interscope, Crow's label, has denied permission for Rock to use her vocals for the single, which he says was not necessarily a ...

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MISERY INDEX Sign With NUCLEAR BLAST

Baltimore, Maryland-based MISERY INDEX — featuring Jason Netherton (bass/vocals, ex-DYING FETUS), Mike Harrison (guitar/vocals, ex-PESSIMIST), Sparky Voyles (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, M.O.D.) and Kevin Talley (drums, ex-DYING FETUS, SUFFOCATION, M.O.D.) — have inked a long-term deal with Nuclear Blast Records. The band are currently writing material for their upcoming full-length album, which they hope to record ...

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INFERNAL COMBUSTION #26 Launched

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The newest issue of the more-or-less monthly metal parody webzine Infernal Combustion is online now at www.infernalcombustion.com. This issue may be the most controversial yet -- the hate mail has begun. Everything from MESHUGGAH's packaging to Jason Newsted's clout to Vince Neil's unpaid bar tab to Dave Williams' "friends" to ...

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NECROPHAGIA Mainman Speaks Out On PHILIP ANSELMO, Upcoming Projects

Despite rumors to the contrary, there is no bad blood between NECROPHAGIA mainman Killjoy (whose real name is believed to be Frank Pucci) and PANTERA frontman Philip Anselmo over the demise of their joint label venture, Housecore/Baphomet Records, Killjoy revealed in an interview conducted with Korea's RockNew.com two weeks ago. "Philip is a great guy, ...

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EXHORDER To Show Signs Of Life?

The much-missed New Orleans metallers EXHORDER, cited by many as the originators of the riff-heavy power-groove approach popularized by PANTERA, may soon show signs of life, according to frontman Kyle Thomas. "I met with [EXHORDER guitarist] Vinnie LaBella recently, and after hearing the recordings of JONES'S LOUNGE [Kyle's collaboration with GREEN LEAF CULT's Dax Thieler, ...

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VOIVOD Set Tentative Release Date For Comeback CD

VOIVOD are tentatively planning on releasing their next studio effort on March 4th, 2003, according to former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted, who will play bass on and co-produce the album. Vocalist Snake (a.k.a. Denis Belanger), drummer Away (a.k.a. Michel Langevin) and guitarist Piggy (a.k.a. Denis D'Amour) are currently composing and demoing the material for the ...

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LED ZEPPELIN: No Reunion Planned!

LED ZEPPELIN fans shouldn't hold their breath for a much-rumored reunion, representatives of the three surviving ZEPPELINites have told The Toronto Sun. Despite last week's Launch report claiming a reunion "could well be in the offing" for 2003, according to "sources inside band management," there are no concrete plans for the guitarist Jimmy Page, vocalist ...

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SOILENT GREEN Drummer Joins JONES'S LOUNGE

New Orleans-based JONES'S LOUNGE, featuring Kyle Thomas (EXHORDER, FLOODGATE), Dax Thieler (GREEN LEAF CULT), and Jason Portera (PITS VS. PREPS), have begun rehearsing with SOILENT GREEN drummer Tommy Buckley. However, "this is not an indication that Tommy is leaving SOILENT GREEN," stated Thomas. "It's merely a situation that presented itself. Tommy and I have been ...

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ROB ZOMBIE's '1000 Corpses' Finds Home At LIONS GATE FILMS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Los Angeles – Lions Gate Films has secured rights from Andy Gould of The Firm to musical superstar/filmmaker Rob Zombie's controversial horror film House of 1000 Corpses, it was announced today by Tom Ortenberg, president of Lions Gate Films Releasing. The film will be released theatrically in the first quarter of 2003. ...

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Former METALLICA Bassist To Release Much-Circulated Demos

Former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted will be releasing a six-song split CD from two of his long-running projects — IR8 and SEXOTURICA — through his own Chophouse imprint, according to the label's web site. IR8's three-tracker, which was recorded in 1994, features Newsted, Tom Hunting of the Bay Area thrash band EXODUS and Canadian STRAPPING ...

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