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Former 40 BELOW SUMMER Guitarist Joins SECONDDAY

Former 40 BELOW SUMMER guitarist Jordan Plingos has officially joined the New York-based band SECONDDAY. "When [previous guitarist] Joe [Parascandola] couldn't make the trip to play SXSW [in Austin, Texas] with us, Jordan stepped up and learned our entire set in two days, came down to Texas with us, and KICKED ASS!!!" the group write ...

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Lost and Found - MUDVAYNE

With its third major label effort, Peoria, Illinois' MUDVAYNE reclaims much of the energy and originality that was apparent on 2000's debut, "L.D. 50", while also retaining the hints of melody and musical ambitions that marked its follow-up, 2002's "The End of All Things to Come". That album sounded a little hesitant and contrived, as ...

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NILE: New Song Available For Download

A brand new NILE track, entitled "Lashed to the Slave Stick", has been posted online in MP3 format at this location. "Lashed to the Slave Stick" comes off the group's upcoming CD, "Annihilation of the Wicked", due on May 24 via Relapse Records. A special "collector's edition" of the album is currently available ...

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METALLICA, JUDAS PRIEST, MEGADETH Members Pay Tribute To ANTHRAX

Metal musicians congratulate ANTHRAX on their 20th anniversary: MEGADETH's Dave Mustaine: "ANTHRAX is a band that I have always respected, that has always mattered and was very important to the American metal scene. As part of the 'big four' they were responsible for an enormous amount of the credit for helping establish American metal bands ...

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MACHINE HEAD Drummer Comments On 'Roadrunner Records All-Stars' Album

MACHINE HEAD drummer Dave McClain has commented on his contribution to Roadrunner Records' 25th anniversary album, tentatively titled "Roadrunner All-Stars". As previously reported, four central musicians are being chosen to produce and write all the songs. Those chosen thus far are Joey Jordison (SLIPKNOT), Dino Cazares (ex-FEAR FACTORY, BRUJERIA) and Robert Flynn (MACHINE HEAD). The ...

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Former S1FT Members Unveil New MANIPULANT Lineup

MANIPULANT, the new band formed by ex-S1FT members Chris Dinsmore (vocals) and Brett Crane (keyboards), played their first show last Saturday (March 19) at the Pine Street Grill in Livermore, California. Dinsmore and Crane unleashed their new lineup, featuring a brand new rhythm section and Rich Pia on guitar. In attendance were former S1FT guitarists ...

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BLACK SABBATH Guitarist Rocks The Cure

According to Underecover News, BLACK SABBATH's Tony Iommi is the latest big-name musician to get involved with Rock The Cure, a fund and awareness-raising charity that aims to help collect money through the online auctioning of personalized celebrity-designed Gibson guitars. The cause? To raise money to fund breast cancer research and help fight ...

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DEF LEPPARD Singer Says Touring With BRYAN ADAMS Makes Sense

Billboard.com is reporting that tickets for the DEF LEPPARD/BRYAN ADAMS' 26-date co-headlining tour of minor league ballparks have a base price of $45. At each LEPPARD/ADAMS stop, a stage will be built on the field, and fans can sit in the outfield or in the stands. "Everybody wants to play Madison Square Garden, but there's ...

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BRAZEN ABBOT Set European Release Date For New Album

Frontiers Records has set a June 6 European release date for the new BRAZEN ABBOT album, entitled "My Resurrection". The CD features guest appearances by the folliowing singers: Joe Lynn Turner (ex-RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), Göran Edman (ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, GLORY), Tony Harnell (TNT, WESTWORLD) and Erik Mårtensson. "My Resurrection" final track listing: 01. My ...

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AC/DC Frontman Throws His Weight Behind Florida's BIG MACHINE

AC/DC vocalist Brian Johnson has co-written all of the material and handpicked the members of a new Florida-based band called BIG MACHINE. The quintet has labels and industry folk alike shuffling about trying to find out more about the group performing the first new material written from the iconic frontman since 1988. Looking to stretch ...

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SOULFLY: New Album To Surface In August

Roadrunner Records has reportedly set an August 9 release date for the fifth SOULFLY album. The as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2004's "Prophecy" was produced by mainman Max Cavalera and is being mixed by Terry Date, who has previously worked with PANTERA and DEFTONES, among others. In a recent interview with SoulflyWeb.com, Cavalera had the following to ...

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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT Sighted In Hawaii

According to the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett was spotted having dinner with friends Friday (March 11) at Roy's in Hawaii Kai. "He stood out from the crowd with his rock-star looks and retro aloha shirt," according to the report. METALLICA's acclaimed film "Metallica: Some Kind of Monster" won the Best Documentary prize at ...

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MOLLY HATCHET Singer Remembered As Doting Dad

A funeral was held Tuesday (March 15) for the lead singer of the Southern rock band MOLLY HATCHET. Danny Joe Brown died Thursday at his Davie home of complications from diabetes. He was 53. "It was the growl" of Mr. Brown's voice that set him apart, soundman Les Targonski told the Palm Beach Post, getting ...

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OZZFEST Is Top-Grossing Festival Of All Time

Billboard.com is reporting that Ozzfest is the top-grossing touring festival of all time, and, outside of the Vans Warped tour, is the longest-lived. Since 1996, Ozzfest has grossed $172 million and drawn 4.2 million fans to about 240 shows, according to producers Clear Channel Entertainment (CCE). Jane Holman, general manager of CCE's touring ...

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Original MOLLY HATCHET Singer DANNY JOE BROWN Dead At 53

The southern rock family was dealt a huge blow on March 10 with the passing of original MOLLY HATCHET singer Danny Joe Brown. He had only just been released from hospital, after treatment for pneumonia and other ailments, but died upon his return home. He was 53 years old. Although earlier, established acts initially disputed ...

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