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CARDBOARD VAMPYRES To Open For JUDAS PRIEST, QUEENSRŸCHE In California

CARDBOARD VAMPYRES, the new "covers" band featuring former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell and ex-THE CULT guitarist Billy Duffy, will be opening for JUDAS PRIEST and QUEENSRŸCHE on Saturday, July 2 at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California. In addition, there will be a special post-show fireworks display. CARDBOARD VAMPYRES currently have Eric ...

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HIMSA Finish Recording New Album

Seatle's HIMSA have returned home from a month in Denmark at Antfarm Studios, where the band recorded their new album, "Hail Horror", with producer Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, HEAVEN SHALL BURN). Artwork is being done by Stephen Kasner (INTEGRITY, TREPHINE) and is expected to be finalized this week. Songtitles include include "I, Possession", "They Speak ...

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THE PANIC CHANNEL To Work With VELVET REVOLVER Producer

THE PANIC CHANNEL, the new band featuring three quarters of the most recent lineup of JANE'S ADDICTION (guitarist Dave Navarro, drummer Stephen Perkins, and bassist Chris Chaney) and former SKYCYCLE vocalist Steve Isaacs, are scheduled to enter the studio on Tuesday (June 7) to "do some work with Josh Abraham who [produced] the VELVET REVOLVER ...

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METAL CHURCH TO Join 'American Metal Blast 2005' Tour?

According to StarlandBallroom.com, METAL CHURCH will be the special guests at the July 15 stop on the "American Metal Blast 2005" tour, featuring headliners W.A.S.P. alongside L.A. GUNS and STEPHEN PEARCY (formerly of RATT). It is not presently clear if METAL CHURCH fill the "special guest" slot on the entire tour, which is scheduled to ...

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DAVE NAVARRO Comments On 'Rock Star: INXS' Co-Hosting Gig

Former JANE'S ADDICTION/RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS guitarist Dave Navarro has commented on his upcoming stint as the co-host of a new CBS-TV reality series called "Rock Star: INXS" (premiering on Monday, July 11, from 8-9p). As previously reported, Navarro will host alongside Brooke Burke of the travel series "Wild On". "Rock Star: INXS" will follow ...

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W.A.S.P., DOKKEN, QUIET RIOT Featured On 'Hollywood Rocks!' Box Set

June 21, 2005 will see the release of the long-awaited and highly anticipated four-disc compilation album, "Hollywood Rocks!" through Deadline/Cleopatra Records. The audio companion to 2004's highly touted "Hollywood Rocks!" coffee table book, the box set is an eargasmic journey through the streets of the infamous Los Angeles club scene of the 1980s and early ...

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TAPROOT: New Song Available For Download

A brand-new TAPROOT track, entitled "Facepeeler", has been made available for download in MP3 format at this location. "Facepeeler" comes off the group's upcoming CD, "Blue-Sky Research", due on August 16 via Velvet Hammer/Atlantic. The follow-up to 2002's "Welcome", "Blue-Sky Research" was produced by Michael Beinhorn in Los Angeles and features guest appearances ...

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WEDNESDAY 13 Pulls Out Of 'American Metal Blast 2005' Tour

MURDERDOLLS frontman Wednesday 13 has cancelled his participation in the upcoming "American Metal Blast 2005" tour, featuring headliners W.A.S.P. alongside L.A. GUNS and STEPHEN PEARCY (formerly of RATT). "This decision has nothing to do with the artists involved, for we have much respect for them, and wish the circumstances were different," Wednesday writes on his ...

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CARDBOARD VAMPYRES Add Bandmembers

CARDBOARD VAMPYRES, the new "covers" band featuring former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell and ex-THE CULT guitarist Billy Duffy, have been joined by Eric Dover (ALICE COOPER, JELLYFISH, SLASH'S SNAKEPIT, SEXTUS) on lead vocals and Bevan Davies (DANZIG, COMES WITH THE FALL) on drums. CARDBOARD VAMPYRES play songs from both ALICE IN CHAINS and ...

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Former ATHEIST Drummer Resurfaces In New Band

Ex-ATHEIST drummer Steve Flynn has teamed up with former members of CAUSTIC THOUGHT in a brand-new "aggressive, technical, jazz/funk metal" project. The as-yet-unnamed group was "formed in January of 2005 in Atlanta," Flynn told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. "We're doing all originals — though we're going to cover an ATHEIST song — likely 'Unquestionable Presence'. Band influences cover ...

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CARDBOARD VAMPYRES: More Tour Dates Announced

CARDBOARD VAMPYRES, the new "covers" band featuring former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell, ex-THE CULT guitarist Billy Duffy and former MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman John Corabi, have added more shows to their summer itinerary. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Jun. 23 - McChord AFB - Tacoma, WA Jun. 24 - The Fenix - ...

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HIMSA Enter Studio, Line Up Headline Tour

HIMSA have entered AntFarm Studios in Denmark with producer Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, HEAVEN SHALL BURN) to record "Hail Horror", the follow-up to their thrashterpiece, "Courting Tragedy and Disaster". Titles include "I, Possession", "They Speak In Swarms", "Wolf Child", "Seminal", "Calling In Silent", "Sleaze Evil" and "The Destroyer", which has recently been a mainstay at ...

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L.A. GUNS Begin Recording New Album

L.A. GUNS officially commenced the recording sessions for their new album on Monday (May 2), according to a post on the group's web site. "I'm told the new stuff is awesome and from the two songs I've personally hear (just demos mind you), I have to agree," the band's webmaster writes. "The new CD should ...

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LEASH LAW Split Up

LEASH LAW, the Florida-based group featuring vocalist Wade Black (ex-CRIMSON GLORY, SEVEN WITCHES), guitarist Rick Renstrom (ROB ROCK), drummer Richard Christy (ICED EARTH, ex-DEATH), bassist Stephen Elder (ROB ROCK), and guitarist Emo Mowery (TIWANAKU, ex-NOCTURNUS), have officially split up. "With Richard Christy [ex-ICED EARTH, DEATH] becoming a permanent addition to 'The Howard Stern Show', recently ...

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TAPROOT: New Album Due In August

Velvet Hammer/Atlantic has reportedly set an August 16 release date for the new TAPROOT album, entitled "Blue-Sky Research". The follow-up to 2002's "Welcome", "Blue-Sky Research" was produced by Michael Beinhorn in Los Angeles and features guest appearances by Billy Corgan (ex-SMASHING PUMPKINS) and Stephen Carpenter (DEFTONES). Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "So ...

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STEPHEN PEARCY Recording Acoustic Version Of RATT's 'Round & Round'

Former RATT frontman Stephen Pearcy is in the studio this week recording an acoustic version of the RATT classic "Round & Round" with guitarists Keri Kelli (ADLER'S APPETITE, VINCE NEIL, ex-SLASH'S SNAKEPIT) and Erik Ferentinos (VOODOO, 13A). There is no word yet on where the resultant recording will end up. As previously reported, Pearcy's second ...

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FLOTSAM AND JETSAM Drummer Shoots Down 'Split' Rumors

FLOTSAM AND JETSAM drummer Craig Nielsen has posted the following update on the group's official message board: "This is what's happening. The band was offered to be part of the W.A.S.P./ L.A GUNS/STEPHEN PEARCY tour and when put to the test of a real tour on the table, the band had to turn it down ...

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W.A.S.P., L.A. GUNS, STEPHEN PEARCY: First Tour Dates Announced

The first tour dates have been announced for the "American Metal Blast 2005" tour, featuring headliners W.A.S.P. alongside L.A. GUNS, STEPHEN PEARCY (formerly of RATT) and WEDNESDAY 13 (MURDERDOLLS). They are as follows: Jul. 09 - Royal Oak Music Theater - Detroit, MI Jul. 14 - Webster Theater - Hartford, CT Jul. 15 - Starland ...

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Former JANE'S ADDICTION Guitarist Honored

ABC ePrep is reporting that former JANE'S ADDICTION/RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS guitarist Dave Navarro will receive the Stevie Ray Vaughn Award at a May 20 benefit concert for MusiCares MAP Fund, which helps musicians recovering from drug and alcohol addiction. The award honors his support of the fund and his work in helping other artists ...

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CARDBOARD VAMPYRES: New Tour Dates Announced

CARDBOARD VAMPYRES, the new "covers" band featuring former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell, ex-THE CULT guitarist Billy Duffy and former MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman John Corabi, have lined up the following dates in July: Jul. 08 - The Quest - Minneapolis, MN Jul. 09 - Summerfest Music Market Stage - Milwaukee, WI Jul. 10 - ...

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