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SEBASTIAN BACH: Remembering DIMEBAG DARRELL

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach has issued the following statement in memory of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott: "My relationship to this sick series of events goes way back, some 18 years. I joined a band from Detroit called MADAM X back in 1986 and the very first place I ever played on the ...

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DOZER To Suport MASTODON In Europe

Swedish "stoner" rockers DOZER have been confirmed as main support on MASTODON's upcoming European tour beginning in early February. DOZER are continuing to tour in support of their third album, "Call It Conspiracy", which was released last year via Molten Universe. The album was recorded at Music-A-Matic Studio in Gothenburg and Polar and Nord Studios ...

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MASTODON To Tour Europe In February/March

MASTODON have lined up the following European dates during February/March: Feb. 09 - Glasgow, SCO - Cathouse/The Garage Feb. 10 - Northumbria, UK @ Northumbria University Feb. 11 - Birmingham, UK @ Acadamy 2 Feb. 12 - Manchester, UK @ Acadamy 3 Feb. 14 - Sheffield, UK @ Corporation Feb. 15 - Oxford, UK @ ...

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THE 69 EYES Rejoined By Drummer Following Surgery

THE 69 EYES drummer Jussi 69 has recovered from surgery for a ruptured appendix and has rejoined the group on the road, according to a posting on the band's web site. "Lacu from HANOI ROCKS was an awesome sick-leave replacement, thank you all for the support and THANK YOU LACU!!!" the group write. In other ...

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THE MIGHTY NIMBUS Album Delayed, MP3 Posted Online

Due to "printing errors," Threeman Recordings (the Swedish label owned by the members of ENTOMBED) have been forced to postpone the release date of the THE MIGHTY NIMBUS debut album to November 15. The U.S. will receive the CD on February 8, 2005 via Candlelight Records USA. "The Mighty Nimbus" track listing: 01. Everything I ...

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DOHENY Guitarist Continues Work On TOMMY LEE's Solo Album

DOHENY guitarist/ex-THE CULT bassist Billy Morrison has been tracking guitars at The Chop Shop for Tommy Lee's (MÖTLEY CRÜE) new record with Scott Humphrey (ROB ZOMBIE, POWERMAN 5000) in the producer's chair. There are a number of special guests on the album, and Billy has so far recorded three songs with Tommy Lee and ex-JANE'S ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE: Tour Kick-Off Reviewed

Bill White of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reviewed the opening-night performance of QUEENSRŸCHE's fall 2004/winter 2005 tour, which took place on Tuesday (Oct. 5) at the Moore Theatre in Seattle. "In 1988, 'Operation: Mindcrime' was a wake-up call to a narcoleptic society on the edge of a totalitarian abyss," he wrote. "QUEENSRŸCHE's concept album ...

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THE MIGHTY NIMBUS To Release Debut Album This Month

THE MIGHTY NIMBUS, featuring members of SIXTY WATT SHAMAN and ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY, will release their self-titled debut album on October 25 in Scandinavia, November 1 in the rest of Europe, and February 8 in USA, Canada and Mexico. The CD will be issued through Threeman Recordings (the Swedish label owned by the members of ENTOMBED) ...

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JONATHAN DAVIS: 'Word Up' Video Shows Lighter Side Of KORN

KORN singer Jonathan Davis recently spoke to Westwood One about the video for their cover of CAMEO's "Word Up". According to Davis, the clip features the band members with their faces on a bunch of dogs. Davis' dog, named Ricky, comes strolling into Tijuana only to upset the local pack of dogs, played by the ...

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SINGLE BULLET THEORY To Record NON-FICTION Cover For Upcoming EP

Philadelphia-based SINGLE BULLET THEORY have announced plans to record a cover of NON-FICTION's "Into the Ground" for an upcoming EP, tentatively due in early 2005. "As some of you may know, I had the great pleasure of performing on the new Dan Lorenzo [ex-HADES/NON-FICTION guitarist] CD 'Nice Being Alone'," SINGLE BULLET THEORY vocalist/guitarist Matt Difabio ...

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TED NUGENT To Run For U.S. Senate?

Controversial rocker, outspoken conservative and gun-rights activist Ted Nugent is being mentioned as a possible candidate for the U.S. Senate representing the Illinois Republican Party. "He grew up in Arlington Heights. He went to St. Viator High School," said Cook County Republican Chair Gary Skoien, according to the Internet Broadcasting Systems. "He has more connection ...

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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE: How I Injured My Arm

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has posted a message on the group's web site explaining the debilitating injury in 2002 that caused severe nerve damage to his left arm and hand, and rendered him unable to play the guitar. Mustaine's message reads as follows: "In December of 2001, a few days after Christmas, I went out ...

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SINGLE BULLET THEORY Guitarist Comments On DEATH Tribute CD

SINGLE BULLET THEORY guitarist Matt Difabio has released the following statement regarding his participation in the upcoming DEATH tribute CD, "Within The Mind - In Homage To The Musical Legacy Of Chuck Schuldiner", due later in the year through Holland's Mascot Records: "As most of you may know, I had the unbelievable chance to perform ...

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MEGADETH: New Single 'Die Dead Enough' To Arrive In July

MEGADETH have selected "Die Dead Enough" as the first single from their upcoming CD, "The System Has Failed", due on September 14 through Sanctuary Records. The single will go to metal radio around July 19 and rock radio approximately July 26. "The System Has Failed" was recorded at Phase Four studios in Tempe, Arizona and ...

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SINGLE BULLET THEORY Set Release Date For New CD

Philadelphia-based SINGLE BULLET THEORY have completed work on their second album, entitled "Behind Eyes of Hatred", with producer James Murphy (TESTAMENT, DEATH, DISINCARNATE) at Angry Chair Recordings in Glenside, PA. The album was mixed at Safe House studios just outside Tampa, Florida. This release is "a marked progression for the SINGLE BULLET THEORY sound, ranging ...

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MEGADETH: New Album Mixed, Album Title Chosen

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has posted the following message in the "Forum" section of the band's official web site: "Droogies! "Well, the weekend is here again and I hope yer all getting ready to party for a few days. "I have a couple of small updates for you and some personal updates too. "First off, ...

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MEGADETH: New Song Available For Download

A brand new MEGADETH song, entitled "Kick the Chair", has been posted at this location. "Kick the Chair" comes off the group's as-yet-untitled new album, tentatively due in September through Sanctuary Records. Commented MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine: "This is for the 95% of the people here who are my friends — the people ...

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Ex-BLACK SABBATH Singer Offers His Side Of The Story Behind His Dismissal From M3

Former BLACK SABBATH singer Tony Martin has issued a personal statement explaining his side of the story behind his dismissal from M3, the "classic WHITESNAKE" tribute group featuring Bernie Marsden (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Micky Moody (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Neil Murray (ex-WHITESNAKE, BLACK SABBATH), Jimmy Copley (drums, ex-PAUL RODGERS, GILLAN, BECK), and Mark Stanway (keyboards, ex-MAGNUM). ...

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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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