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THE DARKNESS Announce New Bassist

Billboard.com is reporting that British rock act THE DARKNESS have named Richie Edwards as their full-time bass player. For the past two years, Edwards has toured extensively with the band as its guitar technician. The former ONION TRUMP member has also assisted THE DARKNESS with their equipment in the studio throughout the recording ...

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Former THE DARKNESS Bassist: I Was Fired

Former THE DARKNESS bassist Frankie Poullain has broken his silence regarding his departure from the group. Although Poullain's exit from the band (which happened on March 23) was initially attributed to "musical differences," the bassist has now confirmed to NME.COM that he was in fact fired. "Against my wishes I have been forced out of ...

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THE DARKNESS: New Album Update

According to a report on Xfm Online, THE DARKNESS have now left the Welsh studio they were based in for the past few months recording their new album and have moved to a London studio to complete guitarist Dan Hawkins' guitar parts and singer Justin Hawkins' vocals. As for indications of what the ...

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ASHES FROM ASHES Become A NEW REVOLUTION

Due to "legal issues," ASHES FROM ASHES (formerly ASHES II ASHES) — the new Austin, Texas-based band featuring former SLAVES ON DOPE members Frank "Frankie" Salvaggio (bass) and Rob Urbani (drums), along with ex-UNLOCO singer Joey Duenas — have changed their name to A NEW REVOLUTION. "Let's hope this one sticks," the band write in ...

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THE DARKNESS Slam Replacement Bassist Rumors

Despite tabloid rumors to the contrary, THE DARKNESS have not replaced their recently departed bassist Frankie Poullain with one of their roadies, reports Xfm Online. News that bassist Poullain had parted company with the band arrived earlier this week (May 23) with an official statement citing irrevocable “musical differences” as the reason for ...

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QUIET RIOT Prepare For Summer Tour; Are Featured On 'The Simpsons'

Having just returned from two weeks in the Republic of Korea performing concerts for U.S. armed forces personnel, QUIET RIOT is preparing for their participation in this year's Rock Never Stops tour along with CINDERELLA, RATT and FIREHOUSE. "QUIET RIOT has been very busy this year with international dates that have included concerts in Spain, ...

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THE DARKNESS Split With Bassist

According to a posting on THE DARKNESS' official web site, bassist Frankie Poullain is no longer a member of the band. "Remaining members have cited musical differences as the reason for his departure," the posting adds. "A replacement will be announced within coming months." THE DARKNESS are currently working on their sophomore album with legendary ...

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QUIET RIOT, SKID ROW: Korean Tour Dates Announced

According to AFN Korea, QUIET RIOT and SKID ROW will tour military posts throughout Korea beginning on May 12. QUIET RIOT's first album "Metal Health" was released in 1983. The band opened for ZZ TOP, IRON MAIDEN, and BLACK SABBATH before headlining their own shows. Composed of vocalist Kevin Dubrow, drummer Frankie Banali, ...

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QUIET RIOT To Enter Studio In September

QUIET RIOT frontman Kevin DuBrow recently spoke to Glam-Metal.com about the group's plans for their next studio album, tentatively due in early 2006. A couple of excerpts from the interview follow: Glam-Metal.com: What kind of sound are you aiming for [on the next QUIET RIOT album]? Is it modern, or bluesy like your ...

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ANTHRAX Singer To Guest On 'Metal Reigns' Internet Radio Show

ANTHRAX vocalist Joey Belladonna will be featured on this week's "Metal Reigns" radio show, which broadcasts Mondays on Megarock Radio at 7:00 p.m. EST. After splitting up 13 years ago, ANTHRAX's classic lineup of Charlie Benante, Joey Belladonna, Frankie Bello, Scott Ian and Danny Spitz will tour together this summer, beginning with three warm-up shows ...

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ANTHRAX Drummer: Reunion Shows Will Be 'Very Exciting'

ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante spoke to Jonathon Moran of Australia's The Daily Telegraph this week about the group's upcoming "reunion" tour, which is scheduled to hit Australia in May. After a 13-year break, ANTHRAX's "classic" lineup of Benante, Joey Belladonna (vocals), Frankie Bello (bass), Scott Ian (guitar) and Danny Spitz (guitar) will tour together, beginning ...

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ASHES II ASHES To Record New Material For Upcoming EP

ASHES II ASHES, the new Austin, Texas-based band featuring former SLAVES ON DOPE members Frank "Frankie" Salvaggio (bass) and Rob Urbani (drums), along with ex-UNLOCO singer Joey Duenas, be re-entering Matchbox Studios on April 25 with producer Dwight Baker to record more songs that will most likely be released as an EP later in the ...

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ANTHRAX Guitarist On Reunion With Former Bandmates: 'The Ball-Busting Has Been Non-Stop'

The April 1, 2005 ANTHRAX reunion press conference was no April Fool's joke. Kicking off an entire "Spreading the Anthrax" weekend on Sirius Satellite Radio's metal station Hard Attack, ANTHRAX announced the reinstatement of their classic "Armed and Dangerous" lineup, featuring Joey Belladonna, Frankie Bello, Charlie Benante, Scott Ian and Danny Spitz. Now together for ...

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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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REB BEACH Offers Update On Project Featuring KING'S X Frontman

WHITESNAKE/WINGER guitarist Reb Beach has posted a lengthy update at his official web site regarding his collabroative project with KING'S X frontman Doug Pinnick. Read on: "The producer pulled out because of other obligations and the label suggested Kip to produce, and I, of course, was thrilled! Kip [Winger] agreed to do it and I ...

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THE MICKY MOODY BAND Announce U.K. Tour Dates

THE MICKY MOODY BAND, led by former WHITESNAKE guitarist Micky Moody, have lined up the following U.K. dates during March/April: Mar. 16 - The Borderline – London Mar. 17 - Patti Pavilion – Swansea Mar. 18 - Tivoli Theatre - Wimborne – Dorset Mar. 24 - Hotel California - Birkenhead Apr. 01 - The Astor ...

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Guitarist REB BEACH Says New Project Will Not Be Named DEVIL CHILDREN

WHITESNAKE guitarist Reb Beach has contacted BLABBERMOUTH.NET to refute previously published reports (including those posted on the official and unofficial KING'S X web sites) that his new collaborative project with KING'S X bassist/vocalist Doug Pinnick has been named DEVIL CHILDREN. Commented Reb, "The name of the band is DEFINITELY not DEVIL CHILDREN, it's just one ...

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Former ANTHRAX Singer Discusses Reunion Rumors

Blasting-Zone.com recently conducted an in-depth interview with former ANTHRAX vocalist Joey Belladonna. Several excerpts follow: Blasting-Zone.com: This certainly isn't the first time reunion rumors have been circulating. How was your collaboration with ANTHRAX on "Ball Of Confusion" (for the "Attack Of The Killer A's" greatest hits package) arranged? Was that whole situation as ...

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ASHES II ASHES: Former SLAVES ON DOPE And UNLOCO Members Join Forces

ASHES II ASHES, the new Austin, Texas-based band featuring former SLAVES ON DOPE members Frank "Frankie" Salvaggio (bass) and Rob Urbani (drums), along with ex-UNLOCO singer Joey Duenas, are currently working on recordings and touring plans in the spring. Joey, Rob and Frankie we're no strangers to each other, having toured together on many occasions ...

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