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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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Ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN To Appear At Tsunami Relief Concert

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN and current RING OF FIRE singer Mark Boals will sing one song at a tsunami relief benefit concert at the Baked Potato in Los Angeles on February 3. Other artists scheduled to appear at the show include Bunny Brunel (bass), Steve Vai, Billy Sheehan (DAVID LEE ROTH, MR. BIG) and Frank Banali ...

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GLENN HUGHES: Audio Of 'Rockline' Appearance Posted Online

Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK SABBATH) fan site GHPG.net has uploaded Glenn's interview from Wednesday night's (Jan. 26) "Rockline", which featured Hughes and drummer Chad Smith (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS) talking about Glenn's new album, "Soul Mover", the IOMMI/HUGHES project, TRAPEZE, DEEP PURPLE and much more. The "Rockline" "Encore Question" featured a question ...

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QUIET RIOT Schedule 'Rockline' Appearance

QUIET RIOT vocalist Kevin DuBrow and drummer Frankie Banali will be the featured guests on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" airing Wednesday, January 26. This will be the first international interview with the two QUIET RIOT members since their recent reunion and they will talk about the rebirth of QUIET RIOT, the January 4 ...

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ANTHRAX Guitarist: DIMEBAG's Murder Could Only Have Happened In U.S.

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian recently spoke to ElectricBasement.com about the death of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott and ANTHRAX's latest album, "The Greater of Two Evils". An excerpt from the interview follows: ElectricBasement.com: I'm asking musicians whether his death has given you second thoughts about live performance. Every time you take the stage, ...

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UPDATED: Tributes From Metal Musicians Pour In For DIMEBAG DARRELL

A number of heavy metal musicians have paid tribute to Dimebag Darrell (DAMAGEPLAN, ex-PANTERA) who was tragically murdered last night. ------------------------------------------------- Ozzy Osbourne: "Dimebag was a dear friend of mine. I'm absolutely beside myself with grief. I can't for the life of me understand why someone would do this. PANTERA toured with me many, many ...

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QUIET RIOT: Photos From MONTERREY METAL FEST Posted Online

QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali has posted several photos from the group's appearance at the Monterrey Metal Fest on November 13, 2004 at the Coca Cola Auditorium in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Also appearing on the bill were TWISTED SISTER, DIO, DOKKEN, SHAMAN and HATEBREED, among other acts. Check out the pictures at

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QUIET RIOT To Release 'Live And Rare' CD In January

QUIET RIOT will be releasing a live CD, entitled "Quiet Riot Live & Rare - Vol. 1", on January 18, 2005, through Cleopatra/Deadline Records. The material is a compilation of live recordings from various concert performances during their 1983 "Metal Health" and 1984 "Condition Critical" world tours. There are also three rare original and previously ...

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QUIET RIOT Return With New Lineup, Live CD

QUIET RIOT, the band who introduced the world to their chart-topping album "Metal Health", are back after an eighteen month absence. Driven by vocalist Kevin DuBrow and powered by drummer Frankie Banali, both QUIET RIOT founding members, the band is now fueled by longtime QUIET RIOT contributing bassist Chuck Wright and energized with BEAUTIFUL CREATURES ...

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THE CULT Stage Impromptu Reunion Concert At Fashion Show After-Party?

The New York Post's "Page Six" column reports: "Catwalking rock scions sexed up the Buddhist Punk fashion show the other night at the Maritime Hotel. Keith Richards' daughters Theodora and Alexandra joined Mick Jagger's daughter Lizzy on the runway, along with Christina Amphlett from the DIVINYLS, wannabe rocker Gina Gershon and actual models Rie Rasmussen, ...

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Former RATT Singer To Film New Video

Former RATT singer Stephen Pearcy will be filming a video for either "Overdrive" or "Drive With Me" from his upcoming solo release, "Fueler". The video shoot will take place later this month. The album, which features former QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali on three cuts, will be released in late August through Pearcy's own Top ...

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W.A.S.P.'s LAWLESS Says He's Not Trying To Be Shocking

ARTILLERY guitarist Michael Stützer interviewed Blackie Lawless of W.A.S.P. for Denmark's Antenna magazine (formerly Metal Reference) when the American shock rockers paid Copenhagen a visit in order to promote their new album, "The Neon God". What follows are several excerpts from the interview: Antenna: Drummer Frankie Banali keeps coming and going, and what's ...

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THE DARKNESS Named Songwriters Of The Year

THE DARKNESS have won the "Songwriter Of The Year" award at the U.K.'s prestigious Ivor Novello awards, which honor the best British songwriters and composers. The band's members — Justin Hawkins, Dan Hawkins, Frankie Poullain and Ed Graham — were jointly named winners at the ceremony in London on Thursday (May 27). Justin Hawkins raised ...

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