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MOTOGRATER To Record Debut CD

Santa Barbara, California-based quintet MOTOGRATER will reportedly enter the studio next month to begin work on their debut effort for No Name/Elektra Records. A fall release is expected. As previously reported, the much-talked-about group had originally signed with COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara's Sever imprint through Beyond/BMG Records, but had since become free agents, thereby ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE, TONY IOMMI And...PHIL COLLINS?!

OZZY OSBOURNE's backing band on a rendition of BLACK SABBATH's "Paranoid" at this weekend's Queen of England's Golden Jubilee celebration consisted of SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi, bassist Pino Palladino, and none other than ex-GENESIS mainman Phil Collins on drums. No, we're not kidding. In related news, BLACK SABBATH drummer Bill Ward gave an excellent interview ...

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Former TESTAMENT/FORBIDDEN Guitarist Outlines Upcoming Activities

Former TESTAMENT/FORBIDDEN guitarist Glen Alvelais has confirmed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET his current involvement with F-BOMB, the San Francisco Bay Area act that also features in its ranks EXODUS frontman Steve "Zetro" Souza, bassist Kevin Moore, drummer Jeremy Colson (who replaced VIO-LENCE drummer Perry Strickland earlier this year), and guitarist Jason Brown. Colson, who had previously played ...

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Ex-TESTAMENT/FORBIDDEN Guitarist Joins Forces With EXODUS Frontman

Former TESTAMENT/FORBIDDEN guitarist Glen Alvelais has joined forces with EXODUS frontman Steve "Zetro" Souza in the latest incarnation of Souza's F-BOMB. In addition, Alvelais is keeping busy with his long-running BIZARRO project and plans are afoot for the guitarist to reactivate LD/50, which had previously recorded material with GEEZER frontman Clark Brown. According to Glen's ...

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APARTMENT 26: We See Light At End Of Tunnel

Britain's APARTMENT 26—the group fronted by Biff Butler, son of BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler—have posted the following update on the band's activities via the group's official web site: "Okay, we're beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel [following a split with Hollywood Records earlier in the year]... "We've started to ...

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MOTOGRATER Ink Deal With No Name/Elektra Records

Santa Barbara, California-based quintet MOTOGRATER have reportedly inked a deal with No Name/Elektra Records. The much-talked-about group had originally signed with COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara's Sever imprint through Beyond/BMG Records, but had since become free agents, thereby allowing them to link up with No Name head honcho Steve Richards at his new company. Back ...

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APARTMENT 26 Deny Split Rumors

Britain's APARTMENT 26—the group fronted by Biff Butler, son of BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler—have posted a statement on their official web site refuting reports of an imminent break-up following their split with Hollywood Records earlier in the year. The statement reads as follows: “We are still alive and very well. We have been working ...

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BEWKENHEIMER In The Flesh

Worcester's BEWKENHEIMER (formerly DR. BEWKENHEIMER), who feature in their ranks GEEZER/LD/50 vocalist Clark Brown, have lined up the following gigs during January/February: Jan. 11 - Mulligan's, Worcester, MA Jan. 17 - The Linwood, Boston, MA Jan. 21 - Bill's Bar, Boston, MA Feb. 15 - The Palladium, Worcester, MA (w/IF, OMNIBLANK) Feb. 22 - Club ...

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GEEZER Vocalist Gets Confined in BEWKENHEIMER!

Worcester's BEKWENHEIMER (formerly DR. BEWKENHEIMER), who feature in their ranks GEEZER/LD/50 vocalist Clark Brown, have inked a deal with Garageband Records and have just issued their long-awaited self-titled debut CD through the label. The full track listing for the album is as follows: 01. Confined 02. Smooth 03. Isolation Room 04. Fall 05. Taste 06. ...

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Archive News Nov 21, 2001

According to a report published in yesterday's edition of The New York Post, LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst “lied when he said he visited a dying Australian girl injured in a mosh pit at his concert. Durst told Access Hollywood he visited Jessica Michalik on her deathbed and kept in touch with ...

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Archive News Nov 15, 2001

The reunited CANDLEMASS—featuring bassist/mainman Leif Edling, vocalist Messiah Marcolin, guitarist Lars Johansson, guitarist Matts 'Mappe' Bjorkman, and drummer Jan Lindh—have officially been confirmed for next year's installment of the Sweden Rock Festival, which is scheduled to take place on June 7-8, 2002 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. As originally hinted here on September 26th ...

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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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Archive News Oct 08, 2001

The reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers VIO-LENCE will be performing a headlining show at Slim's in San Francisco on December 14th. Support will come from SKINLAB. Other opening acts will be announced shortly.


Former DARK ANGEL/DREAMS OF DAMNATION guitarist Jim Durkin has joined the reunited Los Angeles thrashers HIRAX. ...

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Archive News Sep 11, 2001

Desperately seeking to make peace to everyone who has previously supported the group in an attempt to rebuild a career that has inarguably seen its best days, MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine is continuing to reach out to former foes through personal postings via the group's official web site at www.megadeth.com. In the wake of ...

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Archive News Sep 10, 2001 - update 1

CRADLE OF FILTH have turned down a slot on the coveted Black Christmas US arena tour (featuring OZZY OSBOURNE and ROB ZOMBIE, among others), because they will be “in the studio busy on the new album for next year”, according to the group's official web site. The statement goes on to say that “it ...

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Archive News Aug 21, 2001

SLIPKNOT have reportedly been confirmed to play this year's Halloween show at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City for the second year in a row. At the present time, no support acts have yet been announced, but MUDVAYNE and TYPE O NEGATIVE are rumored to be taking part in the night's festivities. In ...

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Archive News Aug 20, 2001

Sweden's high-tech thrashers MESHUGGAH have been confirmed as the support band for TOOL's upcoming headlining US tour, beginning with the September 6th show in St. Paul, Minnesota. Here are the announced dates for the trek:

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Sept. 06 - St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center

Sept. 07 - Madison, ...

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Archive News Aug 03, 2001

Former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted was interviewed by San Francisco Chronicle for an article that was published in the paper's July 31st edition, the online version of which is available for viewing at this location. Although the story's focus was primarily on the 38-year-old Newsted's brand new ECHOBRAIN project (also featuring guitarist-vocalist Dylan ...

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Archive News Aug 01, 2001

According to his official web site, former JUDAS PRIEST vocalist Rob Halford will be putting on a 'special live TV performance' tonight (August 1st, 8-11 PM New York time) at the MTV20: Live and Amost Legal birthday celebrations in New York. Halford will reportedly be opening the show with a “surprise line-up” which has ...

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Archive News Jun 21, 2001

Rumors continue to abound regarding the possible sale of a 49% equity stake in Roadrunner Records (for a reported asking price of $30 million) and/or a joint venture between Roadrunner and a major label that would include the release of the forthcoming sophomore effort from SLIPKNOT, entitled Iowa, which is widely expected to shift in ...

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Archive News Jun 15, 2001

A huge 'thumbs down' goes out to PANTERA drummer Vinnie Paul, who had the audacity—during a USA Today online chat that took place yesterday—to dismiss as 'fake' the controversial Phil Anselmo interview that was originally posted on the KNAC.com site last week, only to be taken down a couple of days later after the singer's ...

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Archive News Jun 14, 2001

PANTERA's official Bulletin Board at www.pantera.com has been abuzz with speculation over a very controversial Phil Anselmo interview that was posted about a week ago on KNAC.com, only to be mysteriously removed from the site a couple of days later without explanation. The revealing interview, which was subsequently posted in its entirety by a fan ...

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Archive News Jun 11, 2001

KUSH, the Los Angeles-based 'supergroup' that includes in its ranks FEAR FACTORY bassist Christian Olde Wolbers, FEAR FACTORY drummer Raymond Herrera, DEFTONES guitarist Stephen Carpenter and CYPRESS HILL frontman B-Real, is due to make its first-ever live appearance tonight, June 11th, at Club Vinyl in Hollywood, CA. Also performing at the show will be LOS ...

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Archive News Apr 13, 2001 - update 1

SLAYER are currently in the studio mixing their upcoming album, tentatively titled Soundtracks Of The Apocalypse, and are scheduled to complete the mixing process on April 20th, according to the group's publicist. The Matt Hyde-produced CD is due for release through American / Columbia Records on July 3rd.


Japan's LOUDNESS will reportedly be issuing ...

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Archive News Mar 19, 2001

In what has to be one of the more bizarre pairings we have heard about in quite some time, Sweden's ENTOMBED have apparently agreed to put on a string of performances at the Royal Opera Hall in Stockholm as part of a show called Unreal Estate, with the band doing a 45-minute set of brand ...

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