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IRON MAIDEN Singer To Begin Work On New Solo Album

IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson will get together with guitarist Roy Z in January/February 2004 for a songwriting session for a possible new Dickinson solo album, the singer revealed (Windows Media) during a Dec. 2 signing session aboard a specially chartered Dublin-London flight filled with MAIDEN fans. Dickinson's last solo album, "The Chemical ...

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Report: GREAT WHITE Members Get So-Called Free Talk Letters, No One Else

GREAT WHITE singer Jack Russell, drummer Eric Powers, guitarist Dave Filice and tour manager Daniel Biechele accepted agreements from the state attorney general's office that allowed them to talk to prosecutors during the Rhode Island nightclub fire investigation without fear their testimony would be used against them, according to the Boston Globe. Michael Healey, a ...

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Former SOULFLY Members To Support ADEMA

ABLOOM (formerly MOTHRA), the California-based group featuring former SOULFLY members Mikey Doling (guitar), Marcello D. Rapp (bass), and Roy Mayorga (drums), will support ADEMA at four shows on the West Coast beginning on December 16. Confirmed dates are as follows: Dec. 16 - Marquee Theatre - Tempe, AZ (w/ ADEMA) Dec. 17 - Galaxy Theatre ...

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ABLOOM Announce Hollywood Gig

ABLOOM (formerly MOTHRA), the California-based group featuring former SOULFLY members Mikey Doling (guitar), Marcello D. Rapp (bass), and Roy Mayorga (drums), will be performing at The Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California on December 23. ABLOOM's current lineup is rounded out by guitarist Levon Sultanian and vocalist Jason Radford (both of ONESIDEZERO). The ...

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KAMELOT Recruit VANDEN PLAS Keyboardist For Mexican Tour

KAMELOT will once again enlist German keyboardist Günter Werno (VANDEN PLAS) for their forthcoming Mexican tour and appearance at Spain's Piorno Rock Festival. Günter has been a frequent guest of KAMELOT on several tours and festival appearances and has also played the keyboards on the song "Snow", the bonus track on the limited-edition version of ...

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NAPALM DEATH Bassist, CATHEDRAL Frontman To Form Grindcore Band

NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane Embury has confirmed plans to form a "grindcore" project with CATHEDRAL frontman (and ex-NAPALM DEATH member) Lee Dorrian. "Me and Lee have been talking about doing something for ages but I think hopefully next year we will get something together," Embury said, "Hopefully Roy Mayorga, who was playing drums in SOULFLY, ...

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JASON NEWSTED To Partake In Recording Session For Real-Life 'School Of Rock'

Former METALLICA and current OZZY OSBOURNE/VOIVOD bassist Jason Newsted will team up with Tom Johnson (DOOBIE BROTHERS), blues guitarist Roy Rogers and singer Austin Willacy to record cover versions of songs written by the students of Little Kids Rock, an innovative non-profit organization that teaches low-income kids how to play and compose their own, original ...

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Report: STAIND, LIMP BIZKIT Struggling To Stay In Limelight

Chris Riemenschneider of the Minneapolis Star Tribune is reporting that hard rock bands are not getting the kind of attention from radio stations and mainstream media that they did two or three years ago. STAIND has gone from co-headlining Xcel Energy Center in 2001 to playing the smaller Roy Wilkins Auditorium on Tuesday. Likewise, Canadian ...

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FEAR FACTORY Confirm New Record Deal, Bassist

FEAR FACTORY have officially signed a new record deal with D3 Entertainment in the U.S. (as first predicted here back in July) and Roadrunner Records in Europe. The group's new album, titled "Archetype", is currently being recorded at Rumbo Recorders in Los Angeles with engineer Ken Marshall (SKINNY PUPPY). An April 2004 release ...

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Former SOULFLY Bassist Officially Joins ABLOOM

Jon "Tumor" Fahnestock (ex-SNOT, AMEN, LO-PRO) has officially turned over the bassist position in ABLOOM to Marcello D. Rapp (ex-SOULFLY). "The decision had to be made recently with the departure of the SOULFLY lineup [from mainman Max Cavalera]," Fahnestock writes on his web site. "ABLOOM needed a bass player to be there for them in ...

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STAIND/SEVENDUST Shows Cancelled

STAIND have been forced to make some changes in their tour schedule due to throat polyps and severely swollen vocal cords of lead singer Aaron Lewis. These dates must be cancelled to allow medication to take effect and to prevent permanent damage to Lewis' voice, according to his doctors. The rescheduled shows are tonight (Wednesday, ...

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Former ANTHRAX Singer To Perform At California's SOUTH BAY MUSIC AWARDS

Former ANTHRAX frontman Neil Turbin will be appearing live at the South Bay Music Awards on Saturday, November 8 at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center in Rendondo Beach, California. Performing with Neil will be guitarists Vernon Anderson (INVICTA) and Mitch Perry (MSG, HEAVEN), drummer Henry Moreno (IMAGIKA), and bassist Jamie Carter (GARY HOEY). Neil ...

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Former SOULFLY Members Join Forces In ABLOOM

Former SOULFLY members Mikey Doling (guitar), Marcello D. Rapp (bass), and Roy Mayorga (drums) have rejoined forces in ABLOOM, the California-based group formerly known as MOTHRA. The band, whose lineup is rounded out by guitarist Levon Sultanian and vocalist Jason Radford (both of ONESIDEZERO), played two shows (in San Diego and Santa Barbara) last weekend ...

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GODSMACK Rethink Acoustic EP Idea

GODSMACK appear to have changed their minds about releasing an all-acoustic EP, titled "The Other Side", next month through their label, Republic/Universal Records. The band recorded acoustic versions of "Serenity" and seven other songs during sessions in Hawaii this summer with producer David Bottrill. A tentative Nov. 18 release date is set, but LiveDaily.com quotes ...

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Former ILL NINO Guitarist To Record With SOULFLY

Former ILL NINO and current CORETEZ guitarist Marc Rizzo has confirmed that he will be the featured second guitarist on the next SOULFLY album, tentatively due in the summer 2004 through Roadrunner Records. Rizzo completed three gigs with the group last week as the replacement for Mikey Doling (ex-SNOT), who — along with drummer Roy ...

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PAINMUSEUM: Album Details Revealed

PAINMUSEUM, the new band featuring ex-HALFORD guitarist Metal Mike Chlasciak, vocalist Tim Clayborne, and former HALFORD drummer Bobby Jarzombek, have set "Metal For Life (Battle Hymns For The New Apocalypse)" as the title for their debut album, tentatively due in early 2004 through an as-yet-undetermined label. The album, which was recorded at Mike Vescera's (LOUDNESS, ...

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MAX CAVALERA On SOULFLY Member Changes: 'It's No Big Deal'

SOULFLY mainman Max Cavalera has broken his silence about the departures of bassist Marcello D. Rapp, drummer Roy Mayorga, and guitarist Mike Doling. "This is no big deal," Cavalera said in a statement. "SOULFLY is always evolving. I am always going to introduce new musicians to the fans. In fact there has never been the ...

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SOULFLY Frontman And Manager Are 'Very Loving People': New Bassist

Bobby Burns (PRIMER 55, BEAUTIFUL) has confirmed via on online posting that he is currently rehearsing with SOULFLY mainman Max Cavalera as the group's temporary bassist following the sudden departure of Marcello D. Rapp, drummer Roy Mayorga, and guitarist Mike Doling. The revamped band, who are completed by guitarist Marc Rizzo (ex-ILL NINO) and drummer ...

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DAVE LEE ROTH Postpones Remaining Tour Dates

Former VAN HALEN frontman Dave Lee Roth has postponed all his remaining concerts indefinitely. "It's due to medical reasons," Colyn Bohan, assistant to the vice president of Fantasma Productions, Roth's booking agency, told Southwest Florida's News-Press.com. Bohan would not discuss what is ailing the former VAN HALEN singer other than noting that "he's not seriously ...

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Update: SOULFLY's New (Temporary?) Lineup Revealed

SOULFLY mainman Max Cavalera will be joined by guitarist Marc Rizzo (ex-ILL NINO), drummer Joe Nunez (who played on the group's "Primitive" release and subsequent world tour), and bassist Bobby Burns (ex-PRIMER 55 guitarist) at the group's live appearances in California and Arizona, scheduled to take place later this week. It is not presently clear ...

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SOULFLY: The Tribe Goes Bust

SOULFLY mainman Max Cavalera has officially parted ways with the rest of his band — bassist Marcello D. Rapp, drummer Roy Mayorga, and guitarist Mike Doling. According to informed sources, the mass exodus was prompted by the firing of Rapp by Max and SOULFLY manager Gloria Cavalera (Max's wife), which in turn led Mayorga and ...

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Former IMPELLITTERI Singer To Perform In Orlando

Former IMPELLITTERI frontman Rob Rock and his RAGE OF CREATION band will be appearing at the re-opening of the Station club on Saturday, September 27 in Orlando, Florida. Rock and the band "will perform on their brand new state-of-the-art stage with spectacular sound and lights, and a completely brand new concert venue," reads a post ...

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SLAYER Guitarist To Appear On 'The New Tom Green Show'

SLAYER guitarist Kerry King will appear on "The New Tom Green Show" tonight, Tuesday, August 26. The show will air tonight on MTV from midnight to 1:00 a.m. In other news, more dates have been announced for the upcoming Jagermeister North American tour, featuring SLAYER, HATEBREED and ARCH ENEMY. Confirmed dates so far are as ...

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SLAYER, HATEBREED, ARCH ENEMY: More Tour Dates Announced

More dates have been announced for the upcoming Jagermeister North American tour, featuring SLAYER, HATEBREED and ARCH ENEMY. According to Ticketmaster and Clear Channel, the two-month-long trek will make the following stops: Oct. 08 - St. Paul, MN @ Roy Wilkins Auditorium Oct. 24 - Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre & Ballroom Oct. 30 - ...

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ANKLA: New Song Available For Download

Los Angeles-based ANKLA, featuring guitarist Ramon Ortiz (PUYA), Brazilian vocalist Ikaro Stafford, L.A local J.J. McNeal on bass, and drummer Aaron Rossi (STRIFE, SHELTER, MEDICATION), have posted a brand-new track, titled "Steep Trails", in MP3 format at this location. The song is one of several cuts that were recorded in June under the ...

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