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BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION: New Album To Be Produced By ANDY JOHNS

BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION have selected Andy Johns to produce their sophomore album — the group's first since the departure of MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx. Andy Johns had previously worked with BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION guitarist Tracii Guns on the L.A. GUNS "Waking the Dead" album, which Guns has referred to as "my favorite L.A. GUNS ...

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VINNIE PAUL Joins BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION For Toast To DIMEBAG

PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN drummer Vinnie Paul made an appearance Thursday night (Feb. 10) at the Dallas, TX club Trees for a performance by BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION as part of the Dallas Music Fest. Paul and PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN drum tech John "Kat" Brooks (who was wounded in the Dec. 8 shooting in Columbus, OH that claimed the lives of ...

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Bassist JOEY VERA Offers Updates On FATES WARNING, ANTHRAX

Bassist extraordinaire Joey Vera (FATES WARNING, ANTHRAX) has posted the following message on his web site: "Last weekend FATES WARNING shot a video for the tune 'Simple Human' from our new CD titled 'FWX'. It's basically a live performance video with some 'acting' talents courtesy of our lead singer Ray Alder. 'Less is more' — ...

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DIMEBAG's Video Tribute To Late DROWNING POOL Singer Posted Online

PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott's touching video tribute to late DROWNING POOL frontman Dave Williams has been posted online at DROWNING POOL's official web site. The 14-minute collection of highlights from home videos that Dimebag edited himself was originally included on DROWNING POOL's "Sinema" DVD, which was released in November 2002 through Wind-Up. Watch the ...

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ANTHRAX: Buenos Aires Show Cancelled, Tour Schedule Updated

ANTHRAX's previously announced show in Buenos Aries, Argentina on Feb. 27 has been cancelled. "There was a huge nightclub fire in Buenos Aires and the government has put a moratorium on all shows [until March or April]," explained guitarist Scott Ian. Instead, ANTHRAX will be playing Vitoria, Brazil (400km from Rio) at Ginasio Alvares Cabral ...

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SOIL: Midwest Dates Announced

Chicago's SOIL have lined up the following dates in late February: Feb. 23 - Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom (Dimebag Benefit w/ DISTURBED, ANTHRAX, DROWNING POOL) Feb. 24 - Ft. Wayne, IN @ Pieres Feb. 25 - Valparaiso, IN @ McCools Feb. 26 - Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop The upcoming dates will be ...

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THE DREAMING Part Ways With Bassist, Seek Replacement

THE DREAMING, the new project featuring former STABBING WESTWARD frontman Chris Hall, have parted ways with bassist Johnny Dyke. A replacement bassist has yet to be announced. As previously reported, THE DREAMING have a song on the soundtrack for newly released Jennifer Garner film "Elektra". The track, entitled "Beautiful", was produced by Jay Baumgardner (ORGY, ...

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DISTURBED Singer Talks About DIMEBAG: Audio Available

Scoop of the Columbus, Ohio radio station The Blitz WBZX 99.7 FM spoke to DISTURBED frontman David Draiman on Friday (Jan. 7) about his memories of late DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott and DISTURBED's Feb. 23 show at Chicago's Aragon Ballroom to benefit the Dimebag Darrell Memorial Fund (also featuring ANTHRAX, DROWNING POOL and SOIL). ...

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NERVECELL Sign With ATOLINGA RECORDS

United Arab Emirates deathcore band NERVECELL have signed a distribution deal with Mexican underground label Atolinga Records for the South American release of their "Human Chaos" EP, due later this year. There will be a split release with Mexican brutal death metal band DROWNING IN BLOOD, which will be for sale in Mexico only, and ...

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DISTURBED Frontman Says New Album Is Moving Along

DISTURBED frontman David Draiman recently spoke to Launch Radio Networks about the progress of the recording sessions for the group's new album. This will be their third effort with Chicago-based producer Johnny K. and Draiman talked about where things stand with the new disc. "Well, we are actually in the process of tracking," he said. ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH: Remembering DIMEBAG DARRELL

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach has issued the following statement in memory of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott: "My relationship to this sick series of events goes way back, some 18 years. I joined a band from Detroit called MADAM X back in 1986 and the very first place I ever played on the ...

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THE DREAMING To Be Featured On 'Elektra' Movie Soundtrack

THE DREAMING, the new project featuring former STABBING WESTWARD frontman Chris Hall, will have a song on the soundtrack for the upcoming Jennifer Garner film "Elektra". The track, entitled "Beautiful", was produced by Jay Baumgardner (ORGY, EVANESCENCE, PAPA ROACH, SEETHER, DROWNING POOL) and will be on featured the soundtrack album to be released by Wind-Up ...

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SHADOWS FALL Drummer Reports From DIMEBAG's Funeral

SHADOWS FALL drummer Jason Bittner has issued the following report from the funeral services and public memorial for slain DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, which were held on Tuesday (Dec. 14) in Arlington, Texas: "I have just gotten to my computer today after returning home from Dimebag Darrell Abbott's funeral and I wanted to share ...

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DROWNING POOL Cancel Remainder Of Tour Following DIMEBAG's Death

DROWNING POOL have cancelled the remainder of their tour Thursday out of respect and grief for the death of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott. The band, who grappled with tragedy just two years ago when their lead singer died of a heart condition while on tour, issued a statement Thursday about the shootings. "No one ...

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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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TOMMY LEE Asking $2.6 Million For Malibu Home

MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee is asking $2.6 million for the six-bedroom, six-bathroom Malibu house where he filmed his now-infamous sex tape with former wife Pamela Anderson, according to People magazine. The 7,400 square foot house, which was built on 2.5 acres, and features a media room, a three-car garage and an elevator, also has ...

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TWISTED TOWER DIRE Hard At Work On New Album

Virginia's "classic metal" act TWISTED TOWER DIRE are currently at Killabrew Studios in Annandale, VA with producer Matt Crooks (DIVISION) recording their fourth album, "Netherworlds", for Germany's Remedy Records. The track listing for the CD includes: 01. Starshine 02. Netherworlds 03. Fortress 04. Casualty of Cruel Times 05. Tales of Submission 06. The Killing Kind ...

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DROWNING POOL: Starting All Over

DROWNING POOL guitarist C.J. Pierce recently spoke to Carolyn Lamberson of The Register-Guard about rebuilding the band following the death of lead singer Dave Williams in August 2002 due to an undiagnosed heart condition. Regarding Williams' replacement, Jason "Gong" Jones, Pierce said, "He's a super nice guy, he's got a big heart. But ...

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DECONSTRUCT To Open For DROWNING POOL, HED(PE) In California

Sacramento, California's DECONSTRUCT will support DROWNING POOL and HED(PE) at the Boardwalk in Orangevale, CA this Wednesday, November 24. DECONSTRUCT, who opened for KORN at the Arco Arena in Sacramento on November 12, recently appeared on the debut episode of MTV's "Battle For Ozzfest". The band are currently completing work on their full-length album, "The ...

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VOLBEAT To Support HELMET In Amsterdam

Danish metallers VOLBEAT will support HELMET at the Melkweg in Amsterdam, Holland on December 16. VOLBEAT's recently completed debut album, "The Strength/The Sound/The Songs", is expected to surface in early 2005 via New Aeon Media (a subsidiary of Holland's Karmageddon Media). The CD was recorded at Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark with producer Jacob Hansen ...

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Killer Who Cited METALLICA Song Spared Death

For a second time this year, a San Antonio man who chanted the chorus to METALLICA's "No Remorse" after fatally shooting a man in the head in Corpus Christi and robbing him of $13 twenty years ago avoided the Texas death chamber when the U.S. Supreme Court stopped his scheduled execution the same day he ...

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DROWNING POOL And (HED)PE Hit The Road Together

Texas-based heavy rockers DROWNING POOL and L.A. rap-metal act (HED)PE will hit the road together for a string of shows beginning on November 23 in San Diego, California and wrapping up on December 17 in Toledo, Ohio, according to Launch Radio Networks. DROWNING POOL continue to support their second album, "Desensitized", while (HED)PE will release ...

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