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HUGHES TURNER PROJECT To Record Live CD During Upcoming Japanese Tour

HUGHES TURNER PROJECT (HTP), the much-talked-about collaboration between former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH vocalist Glenn Hughes and ex-RAINBOW/DEEP PURPLE singer Joe Lynn Turner, will likely record a live album during their upcoming Japanese tour, which is scheduled to take place in May. Among the tracks tentatively set to be performed are songs from HTP, DEEP PURPLE, ...

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SUPERJOINT RITUAL Track Listing Unveiled

SUPERJOINT RITUAL, featuring PANTERA's Philip Anselmo on vocals, C.O.C./ EYEHATEGOD's Jimmy Bower on guitar, ex-STRESSBALL/current DEMONSEEDS drummer Joe Fazzio), and bassist Hank Williams the 3rd (who recently replaced ex-DEAD HORSE/current DEMONSEEDS bassist Michael Haaga), have finalized the track listing for their upcoming debut album, now apparently self-titled, which is scheduled to be issued through Sanctuary ...

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SUPERJOINT RITUAL's Long-Awaited Debut To See Light Of Day In May

SUPERJOINT RITUAL, featuring PANTERA's Philip Anselmo on vocals, C.O.C./ EYEHATEGOD's Jimmy Bower on guitar, ex-STRESSBALL/current DEMONSEEDS drummer Joe Fazzio), and bassist Hank Williams the 3rd (who recently replaced ex-DEAD HORSE/current DEMONSEEDS bassist Michael Haaga), will release their debut album, entitled Use Once and Destroy, on May 21st. Although no official announcement has yet been made, ...

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BAPHOMET/HOUSECORE RECORDS End Partnership With RELAPSE

Baphomet/Housecore Records, a joint venture between PANTERA's Philip Anselmo and NECROPHAGIA mainman Killjoy, have ended their business arrangement with Relapse Records in which Relapse was handling manufacturing, marketing and distribution for Baphomet/Housecore's releases. There has been no official word yet on the fate of the Baphomet/Housecore's signings, including the much-anticipated SUPERJOINT RITUAL (featuring Anselmo on ...

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THE 69 EYES Get Ripped Off On Eve Of Album's Release

Finland's THE 69 EYES and the Helsinki studio (owned by producer Johnny Lee Michaels) where the group are recording their new album, entitled Paris Kills, were victims of a robbery during the morning hours of March 7th when thieves broke into the facility and stole various studio equipment and musical instruments that were being used ...

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BYFIST Confirmed For Texan Version Of BANG YOUR HEAD

Texas' BYFIST have just been confirmed for the American version of the Bang Your Head festival, which is scheduled to take place in San Antonio, Texas on April 5th. Other bands set to appear include HELSTAR, GAHDZILLA MOTOR CREW, plus many more. BYFIST's Adrenalin EP was produced by WAYNE/REVEREND mainman David Wayne (ex-METAL CHURCH) and ...

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MEDICATION Announce Album Title, Push Back EP Release Date

Los Angeles-based MEDICATION, who feature in their ranks former MACHINE HEAD/SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader, ex-UGLY KID JOE/LIFE OF AGONY vocalist Whitfield Crane, ex-ADAYINTHELIFE guitarist Blunt, and ex-THE PIECE DOGS bassist Kyle Sanders, have set Prince Valium as the title of their forthcoming debut full-length album, which is currently being produced by Bob Marlette for a ...

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MEDICATION Add Paris Appearance To Upcoming Itinerary

MEDICATION, featuring former MACHINE HEAD/SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader, ex-UGLY KID JOE/LIFE OF AGONY vocalist Whitfield Crane, ex-ADAYINTHELIFE guitarist Blunt, and ex-THE PIECE DOGS bassist Kyle Sanders, will reportedly be performing at the Hard Rock Awards show (sponsored by the French metal magazine Hard Rock) in Paris, France on March 21st. MEDICATION will also be performing ...

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RAMONES Tribute Album: More Details Revealed

More information has surfaced regarding the upcoming RAMONES tribute album, which is currently being produced by Rob Zombie and RAMONES guitarist Johnny Ramone for a late 2002 release. The following tracks are known to have thus far completed for the CD: MARILYN MANSON - "The KKK Took My Baby Away" MOTORHEAD - "Rockaway Beach" STATIC-X ...

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Ex-GUNS N' ROSES Drummer Recording With MEDICATION, AMEN Skinsman To Fill In During Live Shows

Former GUNS N' ROSES and current A PERFECT CIRCLE drummer Josh Freese is sitting behind the kit during the recording sessions for MEDICATION's full-length debut, according to the group's management. Although AMEN sticksman Shannon Larkin was strongly rumored to be playing the drums on the upcoming CD, it now appears that Larkin will only handle ...

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Former TESTAMENT Duo Rejoin Forces In PUSHED

Former TESTAMENT/SLAYER drummer Jon Dette and ex-TESTAMENT bassist Greg Christian have rejoined forces in PUSHED, a Southern California-based five-piece whose current two-song demo CD is an aggressive-yet-melodic affair that showcases the group's excellent musicianship without relying on speed to get its point across. Whereas Surface is a moody, dynamic number that utilizes vocalist Travis Neal's ...

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RAMONES Tribute Album Nearing Completion

MARILYN MANSON, STATIC-X, ROB ZOMBIE, MOTORHEAD and the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS have finished recording their contributions to the upcoming RAMONES tribute album, which is currently being produced by Rob Zombie and RAMONES guitarist Johnny Ramone for a late 2002 release. STATIC-X reportedly covered "Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment", while ROB ZOMBIE tracked a version of ...

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GLENN HUGHES Confirmed For Drum & Sounds Festival

Former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH frontman Glenn Hughes will perform at this year's Drum & Sounds Festival 2002, which is scheduled to take place on March 30th and 31st in Koblenz, Germany. Glenn will reportedly be appearing alongside Bobby Kimball, Steve Ferrone, Greg Bissonette, Joe Porcare, and Steve Gadd. All shows will be dedicated to the ...

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AMEN Drummer To Guest On MEDICATION Full-Length CD

Los Angeles' MEDICATION, featuring former MACHINE HEAD/SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader, ex-UGLY KID JOE/LIFE OF AGONY vocalist Whitfield Crane, ex-ADAYINTHELIFE guitarist Blunt, and ex-THE PIECE DOGS bassist Kyle Sanders, are utilizing the services of AMEN/ex-UGLY KID JOE drummer Shannon Larkin during the recording sessions for their upcoming full-length CD, according to former sticksman Roy Mayorga (SOULFLY). ...

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MEDICATION Line Up German Gig, Replacement For Mayorga

Los Angeles' MEDICATION, featuring former MACHINE HEAD/SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader, ex-UGLY KID JOE/LIFE OF AGONY vocalist Whitfield Crane, ex-ADAYINTHELIFE guitarist Blunt, and ex-THE PIECE DOGS bassist Kyle Sanders, will be performing a one-off show at Domsport in Kln-Deutz, Germany on March 19th, to be followed by a gig at the Key club in West Hollywood, ...

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ABSU Drummer Among Leading Candidates To Join SLAYER

ABSU percussionist Proscriptor (a.k.a. Russ R. Givens) is a strong candidate to fill the vacant SLAYER drummer slot following the departure of Paul Bostaph, who left the group last December due to a chronic elbow injury. Although the drummer has yet to be officially offered the position, Givens reportedly auditioned with SLAYER guitarist Kerry King ...

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MICK TUCKER: July 17, 1947 — February 14, 2002

Former SWEET drummer Mick Tucker passed away around noon today (February 14th) from complications brought on by the leukemia he survived five years ago. Tucker had become unwell last Friday and had informed friends he was going to see the doctor, but was then admitted to the hospital on Saturday, February 9th — the anniversary ...

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STATIC-X To Appear On RAMONES Tribute Album

STATIC-X will be contributing a version of the RAMONES classic "Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment" to the upcoming RAMONES tribute CD being produced by Rob Zombie and RAMONES guitarist Johnny Ramone. Other artists tentatively scheduled to appear on the album include ROB ZOMBIE ("Blitzkrieg Bop"), RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, THE OFFSPRING, RANCID, EDDIE VEDDER and JOE ...

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Mayorga Quits MEDICATION, Re-Joins SOULFLY Full-Time

Drummer Roy Mayorga has officially re-joined SOULFLY on a full-time basis and is no longer a member of MEDICATION, the skinsman has announced. As previously reported, Los Angeles' MEDICATION, featuring former MACHINE HEAD/SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader, ex-UGLY KID JOE/LIFE OF AGONY vocalist Whitfield Crane, ex-ADAYINTHELIFE guitarist Blunt, and ex-THE PIECE DOGS bassist Kyle Sanders, will ...

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Former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE Axeman Announces Upcoming Gigs

Former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE guitarist Alex Skolnick has lined up the following live appearances during the coming weeks: JOE DENINZON AND STRATOSPHEERIUS Feb. 14 – New York, NY @ Tobacco Road Feb. 21 – Washington, D.C. @ Bohemian Caverns Feb. 22 – Baltimore, MD @ Café Tatoo ROB EVAN w/ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO Feb. 15 – New York, ...

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BEAUTIFUL CREATURES Part With Guitarist, Vow To Carry On

BEAUTIFUL CREATURES have parted ways with guitarist DJ Ashba. No reason was given for Ashba's departure, but according to an official statement from the rest of the group, “BEAUTIFUL CREATURES will continue. We believe in the band, the music and especially our fans. The band has never been about individuals, it's about a promise to ...

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LED ZEPPELIN Duo Perform (Separately) At Charity Event

LED ZEPPELIN guitarist Jimmy Page and vocalist Robert Plant took the stage at the Teenage Cancer Trust charity concert at the historic Royal Albert Hall in London on Saturday, February 9th, but did so in separate performances, as was widely anticipated. Plant and his STRANGE SENSATION band, who are currently putting final touches on a ...

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STRATOVARIUS Frontman To Issue Solo Album In April/May

STRATOVARIUS vocalist Timo Kotipelto is presently negotiating with several record labels regarding the release of his upcoming solo album, and if all goes according to plan, the CD will receive a worldwide release in April/May. As previously reported, the album will be released in Finland via Timo's own High And Loud label, and will be ...

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MEDICATION Announce EP Release Date, Album Recording Plans

Los Angeles' MEDICATION, featuring former MACHINE HEAD/SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader, ex-UGLY KID JOE/LIFE OF AGONY vocalist Whitfield Crane, ex-ADAYINTHELIFE guitarist Blunt, SOULFLY drummer Roy Mayorga, and ex-THE PIECE DOGS bassist Kyle Sanders, will issue their long-awaited five-song EP through Locomotive Music on April 2nd, according to an update from Sanders that was posted at the ...

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