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SAXON Frontman Slams Former Members Over Name Lawsuit

SAXON frontman Biff Byford has addressed the ongoing legal battle over the band's name with fellow original members Graham Oliver and Steve Dawson via a lengthy statement posted on the group's official web site. The statement reads as follows: "Hi, I hope everyone is well! "I have been reading the message board with interest just ...

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THE CLASH's JOE STRUMMER: 1952-2002

Joe Strummer (real name John Graham Mellor), one of the key members of the seminal British punk rock band THE CLASH, died died on Sunday at his farmhouse in Somerset, southwestern England at the age of 50. The cause of his death was not announced. A message dated Dec. 23 on strummersite.com confirmed the singer's ...

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THERAPY? Enter Studio, Announce New Drummer

THERAPY? are in the studio writing and rehearsing new material which they hope to begin recording by mid-December for an early 2003 release. The band are currently utilizing the services of drummer Neil Cooper as a replacement for Graham Hopkins, who left the group at the end of last year. "Some of [the fans] may ...

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OLIVER/DAWSON SAXON Win Court Battle Over Use Of Trademark

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The ongoing legal action between the original members of the band SAXON has finally resulted in a judgment regarding the trademark. Graham Oliver and Steve Dawson, now performing as OLIVER/DAWSON SAXON, have won the action brought against them by Biff Byford regarding the trademark to the name "SAXON". Byford tried to have ...

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DEF LEPPARD Announce U.S. Dates

DEF LEPPARD have announced the following U.S. dates in December: Dec. 06 - San Diego, CA @ Radio show TBA Dec. 08 - Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay Bay Dec. 10 - Phoenix, AZ @ America West Arena Dec. 11 - Universal City, CA @ Universal Amphitheater Dec. 12 - Long Beach, CA @ Long ...

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NINEDENINE Confirmed For 'BBC Radio One Live'

Alternative British rock/metal act NINEDENINE have been confirmed as part of this years BBC Radio One Live event, which takes place in Nottingham at the end of October. The band have been asked to appear at one of the fringe events and will perform at The Old Angel on Sunday, October 27th, on a bill ...

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OLIVER DAWSON SAXON To Support DIO In UK

OLIVER DAWSON SAXON have been asked to be the special guests to DIO on his forthcoming UK tour. Following several successful joint appearances in Europe last year, Ronnie James Dio has asked OLIVER DAWSON SAXON to open his shows in the UK. The band, which features original SAXON members Graham Oliver and Steve Dawson along ...

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GRAVES Split Up!

GRAVES, the band formed by former MISFITS vocalist Michale Graves, drummer Dr. Chud, guitarist Tom Logan, and ex-FAST TIMES bassist Graham Westfield, have split up due to "creative differences," according to Michale's official web site. "GRAVES has collectively decided that the proverbial Web Of Dharma has now run out," reads a cryptic statement on the ...

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GRAVES Line Up Japanese Tour

GRAVES, the new band formed by former MISFITS vocalist Michale Graves, drummer Dr. Chud, guitarist Tom Logan, and ex-FAST TIMES bassist Graham Westfield, have announced the dates for their first-ever Japanese tour. They are as follows: Dec. 11 - Wall – Shinjuku, JAP Dec. 12 - Wall – Shinjuku, JAP Dec. 13 - Wall – ...

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IMPELLITTERI Mainman Denies Beef With Former Singer

IMPELLITTERI leader and namesake Chris Impellitteri recently addressed the reports of a bitter split between him and former vocalist Rob Rock prior to the recording of the group's new album, System X, which features ex-RAINBOW/MSG frontman Graham Bonnet at the mike. According to Chris, "I am friends with Rob and most likely will work with ...

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GRAVES Hook Up With Airwalk Shoes

GRAVES, the new band of former MISFITS vocalist Michale Graves, drummer Dr. Chud, guitarist Tom Logan, and ex-FAST TIMES bassist Graham Westfield, have reportedly signed an endorsement deal with Airwalk shoes. According to the group's official web site, "the shoe is going to feature some horrific GRAVES-like spider webs!" GRAVES' full-length debut, entitled The Web ...

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GRAVES To Make Live Appearance On WSOU

GRAVES, the new band of former MISFITS vocalist Michale Graves, drummer Dr. Chud, guitarist Tom Logan, and ex-FAST TIMES bassist Graham Westfield, will be appearing live on 89.5 WSOU on Wednesday, May 1st between the hours of 8:00 and 10:00 PM. The band will be playing cuts off their soon-to-be-released full-length debut, entitled The Web ...

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GRAVES To Issue Debut CD, Embark On US Tour

GRAVES, the new band of former MISFITS vocalist Michale Graves, drummer Dr. Chud, guitarist Tom Logan, and ex-FAST TIMES bassist Graham Westfield, will issue their full-length debut, entitled The Web Of Dharma, on May 15th. The full track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. One Million Light Years From Her 02. So Don't ...

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Former EARTHTONE9 Drummer Joins NINEDENINE

Britain's NINEDENINE have recruited ex-EARTHTONE9 drummer Si Hutchby to their ranks. The band, whose music has been described as a “raw and mature, post-grunge, classic rock sound,” are completed by Leigh Oates (vocals), Andrew Stone (guitar), and Joel Graham (bass). Si replaces Jimmy Bottomley, who recently left the group on amicable terms. Commenting on Si's ...

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IMPELLITTERI Update From The Axe Legend

IMPELLITTERI mainman Chris Impellitteri has posted the following update on the group's activities via the band's official web site: “[Vocalist] Graham [Bonnet and I] have just returned from a very exciting promotional tour of Japan. We were doing many interviews with the press for our new disc, System X. The press seem to like the ...

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IMPELLITTERI Set Release Date For "System X"

IMPELLITTERI, featuring returning frontman Graham Bonnet (ex-MSG/RAINBOW), have set March 21st as the Japanese release date for their long-awaited new studio album, entitled System X. The full track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. United We Stand 02. Perfect Crime 03. End Of The World 04. She's A Nighttime Lover 05. Slow Kill ...

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IMPELLITERRI: All Systems Go!

IMPELLITERRI, freshly reunited with former RAINBOW/MSG vocalist Graham Bonnet, will issue their much-anticipated new CD, entitled System X, on March 21st in Japan, with other territories to follow shortly thereafter. ...

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GRAVES To Issue CD, Home Video In March

GRAVES, the new band of former MISFITS vocalist Michale Graves, drummer Dr. Chud, guitarist Tom Logan, and ex-FAST TIMES bassist Graham Westfield, are scheduled to issue an EP or a full-length CD in March through an as-yet-undisclosed label. March is also likely to see the release of the first GRAVES home video, which will coincide ...

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THERAPY? Drummer Moves On

THERAPY? drummer Graham Hopkins has left the band for undisclosed reasons. According to an official statement from the group, "the split was entirely amicable and Andy, Michael and Martin wish Graham every success in his future endeavors. THERAPY? themselves plan to bring you all a bigger, better musical experience in 2002. Hopkins' replacement is ...

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Archive News Dec 06, 2001

The “MAJOR announcement” regarding the band's guitarist search that LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst had promised to make via his appearance by phone on yesterday's Total Request Live had turned out to be not much of an announcement at all. Besides plugging the group's new remix album, entitled New Old Songs, Durst ...

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Archive News Nov 28, 2001

SOULFLY are scheduled to perform at Salon 21 in Mexico City, Mexico on December 15th. Additional South American dates, including a possible Santiago, Chile gig on December 13th, will be announced shortly.


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Archive News Nov 26, 2001

SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser will be joining former IRON MAIDEN vocalist Paul Di'Anno on stage as a very special guest at the latter's headlining appearance at the Manifesto Bar in Sao Paulo, Brazil on December 11th. Kisser will reportedly perform with Di'Anno at the first show of the singer's three-night stint ...

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Archive News Nov 16, 2001

SLIPKNOT have issued the following press release explaining the reasons behind the cancellation of their US tour with IN FLAMES and 40 BELOW SUMMER: “Regrettably, SLIPKNOT have had to postpone their headlining U.S. tour which was set to kick off November 21 in Fargo, ND and wrap December 21 in ...

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Archive News Nov 12, 2001

NEVERMORE have dismissed as “totally false” the statement issued by the group's record company, Century Media Records, on Thursday, October 8th that indicated that the band had withdrawn from the five-date east coast/midwest tour with OVERKILL (which was scheduled to run from November 25th through December 2nd) in order to begin work ...

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Archive News Oct 31, 2001

POWERMAN 5000 frontman Spider One confirmed, in an online posting at the group's official web site at www.powerman5000.com, that the group have parted ways with bassist Dorian Heartsong and drummer Al Pahanish, a move that was first reported here on Monday, October 29th. Here is the vocalist's statement in its entirety:

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Archive News Oct 22, 2001 - update 2

Hate Breeds Suffering, the long-awaited second album from LOCKUP, featuring NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane Embury, DIMMU BORGIR drummer Nick Barker, NAPALM DEATH guitarist Jesse Pintado, and THE CROWN/ex-AT THE GATES vocalist Tomas Lindberg, will be released early in 2002 through Nuclear Blast Records. Described as “high-precision black grind”, the album was produced by Russ ...

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Archive News Oct 15, 2001 - update 2

FLOTSAM AND JETSAM drummer Craig Nielsen has posted the following update on the group's recently cut-short US tour, reportedly as a result of “dismal” attendance: “As you have now heard, [stand-in vocalist] James Rivera [of HELSTAR] has delivered the goods like no other could have. The dude can not only sing his ass and ...

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Archive News Oct 12, 2001

Former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted has sensationally announced that he would happily work with METALLICA again in the future, despite walking out on the group earlier this year. Newsted cited 'private and personal reasons, and the physical damage I have done to myself over the years while playing the music that I love' as ...

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