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VOIVOD: Why We Cancelled NILE Tour

VOIVOD have issued an official statement explaining their decision to withdraw from the upcoming North American tour headlined by NILE. The statement reads as follows: "To Our Fans, "This past summer, we were approached about playing on a package tour starting in January. At the time, we only had tentative plans for recording a new ...

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ORGY Drummer Joins SNAKE RIVER CONSPIRACY

ORGY drummer Bobby Hewitt has joined SNAKE RIVER CONSPIRACY. He is expected to remain a member of ORGY, who are believed to be working on the material for their third full-length effort, due sometime in 2003. The following is an update from SNAKE RIVER CONSPIRACY mainman Jason Slater, as posted on the group's newly-relaunched official ...

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VOIVOD's JASONIC, PIGGY To Appear On '107.7 THE BONE'

VOIVOD bassist Jasonic (a.k.a. former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted) and guitarist Piggy will be making a live appearance on 107.7 The Bone's "Metal Zone" show with host Billy Steel on Friday, on Friday, October 25 from 9:00 p.m. PST to 11:00 p.m. PST. The show is webcast live on the Internet from 107.7 The Bone's ...

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Guitar Heroes Line Up To Pay Tribute To Ailing Axeman

Swedish guitarist Tommy Denander has written a special song called "Jason" for inclusion on the second tribute album for former David Lee Roth axeman Jason Becker, who is suffering from ALS (Lou Gehrigs). As an added bonus, Denander has invited a very impressive list of friends to jam on the track, which will be featured ...

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Booking Agent Slams VOIVOD Over NILE Tour Cancellation

The booking agent in charge of the forthcoming NILE tour of North America has slammed VOIVOD over the group's decision to cancel their participation in the upcoming month-long trek. VOIVOD were originally set to perform on the five-band bill alongside NILE, NAPALM DEATH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD and THE BERZERKER. However, in an official statement released ...

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LED ZEPPELIN Management: No Reunion Tour Planned

LED ZEPPELIN have denied newspaper reports that they are to reunite for a tour in 2003. The group were set for a US tour with Jason Bonham substituting for his late father John Bonham on drums, said the Sunday Times. The newspaper reported that Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones had patched up ...

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PRIMER 55 Part With Bassist, Enlist Temporary Replacement

PRIMER 55 have parted ways with bassist Kobie Jackson due to "personal and creative problems" and have temporarily replaced him with former 12V NEGATIVE EARTH four-stringer Toomey. "Due to personal and creative problems, Kobie Jackson has been asked to leave the band," said PRIMER 55 guitarist Bobby Burns in an official statement. "Jason and I ...

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SLAVES OF FREEDOM To Commence Work On Sophomore CD

South Louisiana's SLAVES OF FREEDOM will shortly enter the studio to record their sophomore album, tentatively titled "Double Wide In The Sky", for an early 2003 release. "Our direction has gotten a little more Southern and less thrashy, but it's still heavy, so none of our fans should be disappointed," stated bassist Jason Ogle. "We ...

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VOIVOD: The Warriors of Ice Have Awakened

VOIVOD have posted a brief video clip documenting the first day of the recording sessions for the group's forthcoming "The Multiverse" CD via the Chophouse Records web site at this location. The band, who currently include former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted, are presently tracking "The Multiverse" at The Plant studios in Sausalito, California ...

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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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