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SLAYER's DAVE LOMBARDO: European Drum Clinics Scheduled

SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo will be conducting several drum clinics while on tour with SLAYER in Europe this fall. Confirmed appearances so far are as follows: Sep. 22 - Geneva, SWI - Music Arts (Music School and Store) (6:00 p.m.) Oct. 10 - London, UK - Drumtech (Music School) (2:00 p.m.) SLAYER's new DVD, "Still ...

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KILL II THIS Finish Recording New Album

Britain's KILL II THIS have finished recording their fifth — and final — album, "Requiem", tentatively due in late November. Mixing is due to start on Monday (Sept. 20), according to a posting on the band's web site. A rough-mix MP3 of the track "When Broken Glass Floats", taken from the upcoming CD, is available ...

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Former Producer Slams TWISTED SISTER Over 'Stay Hungry' Re-Recording

Veteran hard rock producer Tom Werman has shot back at TWISTED SISTER over their comments regarding his collaboration with the group on the double-platinum "Stay Hungry" album. In a recent press release announcing the release of the re-recorded and expanded version of the classic 1984 album (under the new title "Still Hungry"), guitarist Jay Jay ...

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New ZACK DE LA ROCHA Song To Appear On 'Fahrenheit 9/11'-Theme Album

New songs from former RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE frontman Zack de la Rocha and THE NIGHTWATCHMAN, an alter ego of Tom Morello, the former RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE guitarist, will be included on a "Fahrenheit 9/11"-theme compilation album being spearheaded by director Michael Moore, The New York Times reports. The collection, which will be issued ...

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LIMP BIZKIT's FRED DURST Throws Belated Birthday Bash

The Las Vegas Sun reports LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst rented the Hard Rock hotel's penthouse suite, which features a bowling alley, over the weekend for some belated birthday festivities. He was born August 20, 1970. Among the revelers joining him were rumored squeeze Paris Hilton, magician David Copperfield, porn legend Ron Jeremy and the ...

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Canadian Heavy Metal Legend THOR To Star In 'The Intercessor'

Canadian heavy metal legend THOR (a.k.a. Jon Mikl Thor) is currently starrring starring in the movie "The Intercessor", a sci fi, horror thriller which is filming on location through September in Vancouver, B.C. and London, Ontario. The story is based on a concept of Thor's and will feature some very unique special effects. The film ...

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MINISTRY's AL JOURGENSEN: America Needs Different Baggage

MINISTRY founder Al Jourgensen sounded off politically in a Q&A with Jeff Inman of Las Vegas City Life. "The whole left is more energized because we all can see what is happening," Jourgensen said. "This is an intense time in social history. We're at the beginning of, or potentially in the middle of, a change ...

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Toronto's CRASH KELLY Sign With LIQUOR AND POKER MUSIC

Toronto-based rockers CRASH KELLY have inked a deal with Liquor and Poker Music. The group' first CD for the label, "Penny Pills", will be released on January 25, 2005. Featuring a sound that is rooted firmly in the vintage style and sound of the late '70s and early '80s, CRASH KELLY is the brainchild of ...

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SLAYER's 'Still Reigning' DVD To Surface On October 26

The release date of SLAYER's upcoming DVD, "Reign in Blood Live: Still Reigning", has been pushed back to October 26. The disc will feature, for the first time ever, the original SLAYER lineup — Tom Araya (vocals, bass), guitarists Kerry King and Jeff Hanneman, and drummer Dave Lombardo, who permanently rejoined the band in 2003 ...

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LEATHERWOLF: New Music Available For Download

Reunited hard rockers LEATHERWOLF, now featuring singer Jeff Martin (RACER X), have uploaded the two remaining songs from their recently recorded three-track demo at their official web site. The full-length MP3 files can be downloaded at the following links: "Behind the Gun" (mp3) and "Disconnect" (mp3). A full-length MP3 of the ...

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ANNIHILATOR Guitarist JEFF WATERS Plans DVDs, Side-Projects

ANNIHILATOR mastermind Jeff Waters is in talks with three different companies about releasing the group's first-ever DVD. "The Campbell Brothers will be doing it so it will be a really entertaining DVD," Waters writes on the band's web site. "Well worth the 15-year wait for a video/DVD release from us. I will let you know ...

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BERNIE MARSDEN To Launch New Solo Project In The Fall

Former WHITESNAKE and current M3 guitarist Bernie Marsden has posted the following message on his official web site: "This year has been interesting to say the least. The new [Bernie Marsden] solo project is ready for release in the autumn. It features Jimmy Copley on drums, John Gordon on bass and Dino Baptiste on keyboards. ...

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STATETROOPER: New Album Delayed

The long-awaited second release from STATETROOPER, featuring Gary Barden of MSG (MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP) fame on vocals, has hit another hold-up in the U.S. Although the record was originally set to be issued on July 26, the album won't actually be in the stores for another couple of weeks. The unanticipated demand in Europe has ...

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Former CARCASS Frontman To Produce DIAMANTHIAN Debut

Liverpool, U.K.-based brutal metallers DIAMANTHIAN, who were voted "Best Unsigned Act" by the readers of Terrorizer magazine, will be recording their debut album in Finland with ex-CARCASS frontman Jeff Walker producing. The CD, which will be mixed in Liverpool, will mark Walker's first music-related project since 1997. DIAMANTHIAN will be embarking on a tour of ...

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SOUL SIRKUS Complete Work On Debut Album

SOUL SIRKUS, the new "supergroup" formed by singer Jeff Scott Soto (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, TALISMAN, AXEL RUDI PELL, TAKARA, HUMAN CLAY), guitarist Neal Schon and drummer Deen Castronovo (both of JOURNEY) and bassist Marco Mendoza (THIN LIZZY, WHITESNAKE, TED NUGENT), have finished mastering their debut CD, according to a posting on the group's official web site. ...

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SOUL SIRKUS: Concert Plans Postponed Until 2005

SOUL SIRKUS, the new "supergroup" formed by singer Jeff Scott Soto (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, TALISMAN, AXEL RUDI PELL, TAKARA, HUMAN CLAY), guitarist Neal Schon and drummer Deen Castronovo (both of JOURNEY) and bassist Marco Mendoza (THIN LIZZY, WHITESNAKE, TED NUGENT), have abandoned previously announced plans to make their live debut before the end of the year. ...

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JEFF SCOTT SOTO To Open For TYKETTO

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/current TALISMAN/SOUL SIRKUS singer Jeff Scott Soto and his solo band will be opening for TYKETTO on November 5 at the Wulfrun Hall in Wolverhampton, England and November 6 at The Empire in Belfast, Ireland. As previously reported, Soto has just issued a solo EP, entitled "Believe In Me", through Frontiers Records. A ...

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THOR Voted One Of Top Frontmen Of All Time

Canadian heavy metal legend THOR (a.k.a. Jon Mikl Thor) was voted one of the top 100 frontmen of all time by England's Classic Rock magazine. Thor reportedly defeated the likes of Courtney Love, Bret Michaels and Suzi Quatro. Other legends on the list included Ozzy Osbourne, Freddie Mercury, Steven Tyler and Jim Morrison. Topping the ...

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