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MNEMIC Singer Fractures Kneecap; Band Vows To Continue Touring

Guillaume Bideau, singer of MNEMIC, recently fractured his kneecap during one of the shows, and has been rushed to the hospital for urgent treatment. Commented the band: "The three remaining shows on the 'Last Stab Tour' will continue in the name of heavy metal, so please don't be surprised if you see Guillaume sitting on ...

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MNEMIC Guitarist Checks In From The Road

MNEMIC guitarist Mircea Gabriel Eftemie has issued the following update: "We are really sorry for not keeping you up to date with the progress of our North American tour, but here we finally are, still alive and in the hot swamps of Florida at Disney World. (We will definitely kick the shit out of Mickey ...

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BLIND MELON Reforms With New Singer

ChartAttack.com reports that BLIND MELON has reformed with a new singer — eleven years after frontman Shannon Hoon's drug overdose death. Glen Graham (drums), Christopher Thorn (guitar), Brad Smith (bass) and Rogers Stevens (guitar) have added former RAIN FUR RENT frontman Travis Warren as their new vocalist and started writing new songs. The ...

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STEPHEN PEARCY Announces Bassist For 'Metal In America' Tour

Former RATT singer Stephen Pearcy has announced that he will be joined by bassist Jerry Scott on his upcoming "Metal In America 2006" tour, which is scheduled to kick off at the end of the month. Jerry's credits include playing with BAD COMPANY's Brian Howe and MOLLY HATCHET. Pearcy recently released a live DVD, entitled ...

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DIABOLIC INTENT: U.S. Dates Announced

Florida extreme metal three-piece DIABOLIC INTENT will embark on a tour of the lower U.S. in July 2007. Also appearing on the bill will be MINION (U.K.), SERVING THE OATH, AILAMENT and FROM THE ASHES. Tentative dates are as follows: Jul. 07 - Miami, Florida Jul. 08 - Orlando, Florida Jul. 09 - Tampa, Florida ...

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MNEMIC: New Album Details Revealed

Denmark's self-professed "fusion future metal" band MNEMIC has set "Passenger" as the title of its upcoming third studio album, which is scheduled for release in Europe on February 2 and in North America on February 6 via Nuclear Blast Records. In regards to the potent lyrical content, MNEMIC guitarist Mircea Gabriel Eftemie states: "It's thematically ...

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CATHEDRAL Confirmed For Japan's LOUD PARK 06 Festival

According to a posting on CATHEDRAL's official web site, the veteran British doom/stoner band has been confirmed for the Loud Park 06 festival, set to take place October 14-15, 2006 at the Makuhari Messe International Exhibition Halls 9-11 in Tokyo, Japan. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: Saturday, October 14: MEGADETH MINISTRY ...

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FIVE.BOLT.MAIN To Release Live Album This Fall

FIVE.BOLT.MAIN, who are based in Louisville, Kentucky, will be releasing a live album on October 10 on the Rock Ridge Music label. Entitled "Five.Bolt.Main Live", the disc was recorded in February at the Bulldog Café in Louisville, Kentucky. Heading up the production were Rock Ridge Music principal Jason Spiewak and Matt Chiaravalle (WARREN ZEVON, KITTIE, ...

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STEPHEN PEARCY On RATT Reunion: 'Never Say Never'

Blasting-Zone.com recently conducted an in-depth interview with former RATT/ARCADE frontman Stephen Pearcy. Several excepts follow: Blasting-Zone.com: Was it grunge that ultimately killed ARCADE? Stephen: "Nobody killed anybody. It was the labels. I was signed to Sony with ARCADE and they had PEARL JAM, so of course they're going to concentrate on whatever, ya ...

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VELVET REVOLVER, DEFTONES, ALICE IN CHAINS Members Featured On BEATLES Compilation

On October 24, 2006, Restless Records will release "Butchering The Beatles" — featuring the biggest, the baddest, the heaviest all-star line-up ever assembled to honor what is arguably the greatest band ever — THE BEATLES. All-in-all, over 50 internationally known recording artists bring their unique bone-crushing slant to these remarkable songs. Produced by Grammy award-winning ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Signs On For BOB DYLAN Tribute?

According to TheRockRadio.com, MOUNTAIN has been working on their new album, which is a tribute to Bob Dylan. Singer-guitarist Leslie West and drummer Corky Laing have recorded a number of Dylan songs for the project, including "Subterranean Homesick Blues", "Gotta Serve Somebody" and "Blowing In The Wind". They've also enlisted some all-star help, ...

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Video Of SLASH Jamming With CAMP FREDDY Posted Online

Slash (VELVET REVOLVER, ex-GUNS N' ROSES), Warren DeMartini (RATT) and Billy Duffy (THE CULT) are among the musicians that performed with CAMP FREDDY last Saturday night (August 5) at a private event being held at the House of Blues in West Hollywood, California. Other guests at the concert included Steve Isaacs, Steve Jones, Mark McGrath, ...

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THE MELVINS: North American Tour Dates Announced

THE MELVINS will embark on a national tour with special guests BIG BUSINESS this fall in support of their October 10 release "The Senile Animal" (Ipecac). The first confirmed dates (many more to be announced soon) are as follows: Sep. 06 - Sacramento, CA - The Library Sep. 08 - Eugene, OR - WOW Hall ...

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THE MELVINS To Release 'A Senile Animal' In October

THE MELVINS have set "A Senile Animal" as the title of their new album, due on October 10 via Ipecac Records. The band's first recording with new members Coady Willis (drums) and Jared Warren (bass) from BIG BUSINESS was recorded in Los Angeles. Commented mainman Buzz Osborne: "I'm very pleased with the results and I ...

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THINKFILM Secures Rights To TOMMY LEE's Acting Debut

According to the Hollywood Reporter, ThinkFilm has acquired all North American rights to the film "10th & Wolf", featuring MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee's first full-fledged acting role. Based on a real-life mob war in Philadelphia that took place during the late '80s and early '90s, "10th & Wolf" (which was actually shot in Pittsburgh) ...

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MNEMIC: New Studio Report Available

MNEMIC guitarist Mircea Gabriel Eftemie has posted the following studio report on the band's official blog: "These last couple of days [Track Record Studios in Los Angeles] have been really fun and exciting. Brian [Rasmussen, drums] has been transformed into a terminator, or to be more accurate, a furious Quiznos-eating-machine behind his drumkit. He basically ...

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