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Former BLUE CHEER Member ETHAN JAMES Dead At 56

Ethan James, a member of the '60s heavy metal band BLUE CHEER who shifted in the 1980s to a behind-the-scenes role as producer and engineer on dozens of recordings, has died, the Los Angeles Times has reported. He was 56 years old. James died June 19 in San Francisco after an eight-month battle with liver ...

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Former DEATH Guitarist Joins ICED EARTH

Former DEATH touring guitarist and current MILLENIUM axeman Ralph Santolla has officially joined ICED EARTH as the group's second guitarist. Santolla replaces Larry Tarnowski, who left the group earlier in the year in order to continue his studies. Santolla reportedly plans to keep working on new MILLENIUM material and has recently welcomed singer Todd Plant ...

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VAN HALEN Bassist Jams With TRIBE OF JUDAH, METAL SHOP

VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony dropped in at The Viper Room in West Hollywood, California Monday night [Jan. 20] to check out ex-VAN HALEN singer Gary Cherone's new band, TRIBE OF JUDAH. At the end of their set, "Michael jumped up on stage, hijacked TRIBE OF JUDAH bassist] Pat Badger's bass and the boys tore ...

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IRON MAIDEN: The CLIVE BURR TRUST FUND Update

IRON MAIDEN's official web site, www.ironmaiden.com, has posted an update on the status of the Clive Burr Multiple Sclerosis Trust Fund, created in early 2002 to benefit former MAIDEN drummer Clive Burr. Burr is suffering from multiple sclerosis — a disease of unknown cause. The disorder is causing him intermittent numbness and can affect his ...

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Former DIO Guitarist Completes Work On New Solo CD

Former DIO/WORLD WAR III guitarist TRACY G has completed work on his latest solo CD, "Deviating From The Set List", featuring covers of classic rock tunes. The album, which reportedly took a year to record, includes guest appearances from 24 artists, among them Ralph Saenz (vocals - ATOMIC PUNK, METAL SHOP), Ray Luzier (drums - ...

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WESTWORLD's "Skin" Debuts Stronger Than Expected

New York's WESTWORLD, featuring TNT frontman Tony Harnell and RIOT guitarist Mark Reale, had their sophomore effort, Skin, debut at college and commercial radio last week to an unexpected flood of support, coming in at #3 on FMQB and Top 10 in Album Network. Says Harnell: "It's great to be back. I'm very proud of ...

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Former DEATH Touring Guitarist Completes Work On Solo Debut

Former DEATH touring guitarist and current MILLENIUM axeman Ralph Santolla has completed work on his debut solo album, entitled Shaolin Monks In The Temple Of Metal. Completely based on his guitar skills, "the CD is expected to please not only all the fans of the Florida-based guitar player, but generally all fans of Satriani, Tony ...

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MILLENIUM Part Ways With JORN LANDE, Announce Replacement

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN frontman Jorn Lande has amicably parted ways with MILLENIUM (sic), the band led by former EYEWITNESS/DEATH guitarist Ralph Santolla. A replacement has already been found in the shape of former HAREM SCAREM drummer Darren Smith, who is currently laying down vocals at a Toronto studio for a long-awaited album of covers, due ...

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Archive News Aug 17, 2001

Former VOIVOD bassist/vocalist Eric Forrest has confirmed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET that he is currently working on a brand new project called E-FORCE (as first reported here on August 7th), in which he is accompanied by guitarist Bryan Donahue (formerly of HOMICIDE) and guitarist/drum programmer Dan Lauzon (formerly of ENTROPY). According to Forrest, the band has ...

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Archive News Jul 17, 2001

ENTOMBED have finalized the track listing for their upcoming Morning Star CD, which is due at the end of August through Music For Nations Records in Europe. The complete and final track listing for the album is as follows:

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01. Chief Rebel Angel

02. I ...

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Archive News Mar 28, 2001

More information has trickled in about the forthcoming JUDAS PRIEST CD, entitled Demolition, which has a May 28th European release date. According to the band's official web site, the album will include 13 or 14 tracks, some of which have the following titles:&nbsp

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01. Machine Man

02. ...

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Archive News Mar 21, 2001 - update 1

Ultra-talented Canadian madman Devin Townsend (i.e. STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, OCEAN MACHINE, PHYSICIST) has posted the following update on the progress of his TERRIA project, which is presently being recorded in Vancouver and is tentatively scheduled for release in the fall.

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'Update time! Man, it's been kind of stupid around here in terms ...

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