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KUSH Set Fall Release Date For Long-Awaited Debut

Rap-metal supergroup KUSH (a.k.a. THE KUSH PROJECT), which features FEAR FACTORY bassist/guitarist Christian Olde Wolbers, FEAR FACTORY drummer Raymond Herrera, DEFTONES guitarist Stephen Carpenter and CYPRESS HILL frontman B-Real, are currently polishing up nearly 30 tracks for possible inclusion on their long-awaited debut album, tentatively due in the fall through Sony Records. "It started out ...

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All-Star Cast Signs Drumhead To Benefit Homeless Charity

A drumhead signed by most of the artists who performed at CAMP FREDDY's Oct. 30 show at Club Ivar in Hollywood, California — a list that includes Wes Scantlin (PUDDLE OF MUDD), Slash (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), Duff McKagan (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), Matt Sorum (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), Billy Duffy (THE CULT), Dave Navarro (JANE'S ADDICTION), Stephen ...

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PERRY FARRELL, SEBASTIAN BACH, SLASH, Others Perform At CAMP FREDDY's Pre-Halloween Bash

JANE'S ADDICTION frontman Perry Farrell, ex-SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach, PUDDLE OF MUDD mainman Wes Scantlin, ex-MARILYN MANSON bassist Twiggy Ramirez, and former GUNS N' ROSES members Slash (guitar) and Duff McKagan (bass) were among the guest musicians that performed onstage with all-star "jam band" CAMP FREDDY during their appearance at Ivar in Hollywood Wednesday ...

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KUSH: Full-Length MP3 Posted Online

KUSH (a.k.a. THE KUSH PROJECT), featuring FEAR FACTORY bassist/guitarist Christian Olde Wolbers, FEAR FACTORY drummer Raymond Herrera, DEFTONES guitarist Stephen Carpenter and CYPRESS HILL frontman B-Real, have posted a "demo" version of the track "Unstable" via their official web site at this location. KUSH's long-awaited debut album is tentatively scheduled to be released ...

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W.A.S.P. Tour Still On!

Despite rumors to the contrary, W.A.S.P.'s previously-announced North American tour is going ahead as scheduled, according to Metal Blade Records, whose act ENGINE (featuring FATES WARNING frontman Ray Alder and ARMORED SAINT bassist Joey Vera) is slated to fill the opening slot on the trek. At this time, it appears that ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY and former ...

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W.A.S.P., STEPHEN PEARCY, ENGINE: More U.S. Dates Announced

More dates have been announced for the forthcoming W.A.S.P. North American tour, which will feature ex-RATT frontman STEPHEN PEARCY, ENGINE (featuring FATES WARNING singer Ray Alder and ARMORED SAINT bassist Joey Vera), and ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY in the support slots. They are as follows: Oct. 15 - Tempe, AZ @ Bash on Ash Oct. 16 - ...

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W.A.S.P. Announce Support Acts For North American Tour

W.A.S.P. have announced ex-RATT frontman STEPHEN PEARCY, ENGINE (featuring FATES WARNING singer Ray Alder and ARMORED SAINT bassist Joey Vera), and ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY as the support acts for their forthcoming North American tour, which is tentatively scheduled to take place during October/November. Exact dates and venues will be announced soon. ...

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THE KUSH PROJECT To Embark On LEGALIZE-IT Tour

THE KUSH PROJECT, featuring ex-FEAR FACTORY bassist Christian Olde Wolbers, ex-FEAR FACTORY drummer Raymond Herrera, DEFTONES guitarist Stephen Carpenter and CYPRESS HILL frontman B-Real, will participate in The Vodka Room's Legalize-It tour, covering 13 California universities between October 18th and October 31st. The trek will reportedly serve to promote and benefit High Times magazine and ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION Sell Out First UK Show In Ten Years

JANE'S ADDICITION reportedly sold out their show at London's Kentish Town Forum on August 19th almost as soon as tickets went on sale. The band will be playing their first UK show in ten years with their full original line-up, including frontman Perry Farrell, guitarist Dave Navarro and drummer Stephen Perkins. ...

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THE KUSH PROJECT: Upcoming Dates Announced

THE KUSH PROJECT, featuring ex-FEAR FACTORY bassist Christian Olde Wolbers, ex-FEAR FACTORY drummer Raymond Herrera, DEFTONES guitarist Stephen Carpenter and CYPRESS HILL frontman B-Real, will perform the following dates during August: Aug. 24 - Temecula, CA @ TBA Aug. 26 – Las Vegas, NV @ Club Glow (w/THE VISIONARIES, BOO-YA TRIBE) Aug. 27 – Los ...

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RAYMOND HERRERA: Life After FEAR FACTORY

Ex-FEAR FACTORY drummer Raymond Herrera has spoken to Britain's Rock Sound magazine about life after FEAR FACTORY. "I'm very excited about the future," the drummer told the magazine. "There are so many avenues I can go down now that I'm no longer concentrating on FEAR FACTORY." These avenues have resulted in a workload ...

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THE KUSH PROJECT Announce Upcoming Dates

THE KUSH PROJECT, featuring FEAR FACTORY bassist Christian Olde Wolbers, FEAR FACTORY drummer Raymond Herrera, DEFTONES guitarist Stephen Carpenter and CYPRESS HILL frontman B-Real, have lined up two shows in August. The first concert will take place on August 24th at the Aztlan Free For All festival at the Grand Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles, ...

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ETHER SEEDS Ink Deal With ROADRUNNER

ETHER SEEDS, featuring vocalist Dustin Lowery (the younger brother of SEVENDUST guitarist Clint Lowery and STEREOMUD bassist Corey Lowery), former LIQUID GANG bassist Eric Nagy, guitarist Stephen Seals, and ex-CHLOROPHYLL drummer Billy Deputato, have inked a deal with Roadrunner Records. Described as "'classic feeling' hard rock with beautifully melodic vocals," ETHER SEEDS are scheduled to ...

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Ex-RATT Frontman Completes Acting Debut, Plots US Tour

Former RATT frontman Stephen Pearcy will do an interview with VH1 on Monday, June 24th to talk about his solo project and other happenings for the year, according to the singer's official web site. In other news, filming was wrapped up last week for the soon-to-be-released film Camp Utopia in which Pearcy reportedly has a ...

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DEFTONES Guitarist, ex-FEAR FACTORY Duo Guest On Rap CD

DEFTONES guitarist Stephen Carpenter and former FEAR FACTORY members Raymond Herrera (drums) and Christian Olde Wolbers (bass) make a guest appearance on New York rappers NON PHIXION's debut album, entitled The Future Is Now. The trio appear on a track titled "The CIA Is Still Trying To Kill Me!" . The Future Is Now, available ...

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Ex-RATT Guitarist ROBBIN CROSBY Passes Away At Age 41

Former RATT guitarist Robbin Crosby (full name: Robbinson Lance Crosby) passed away at 11:15 A.M. (PST) on Thursday, June 6th. He was 41 years old. Crosby reportedly died peacefully at home in Hollywood, California and was in no pain. The paramedics on the scene gave the preliminary cause of death as a heart attack. Details ...

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THE KUSH PROJECT To Release Debut Album In January

THE KUSH PROJECT, the long-running project of FEAR FACTORY bassist Christian Olde Wolbers, FEAR FACTORY drummer Raymond Herrera, DEFTONES guitarist Stephen Carpenter and CYPRESS HILL frontman B-Real, are expected to release their long-awaited debut CD in January 2003 through an as-yet-undisclosed label, according to thedeftones.com. ...

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ROB ROCK Seeks New Touring Guitarist

Former IMPELLITTERI vocalist ROB ROCK is looking for a touring guitarist or guitarist/keyboardist (preferably with backing vocal ability) to join Rob, Rick Renstrom (guitar), Stephen Elder (bass) and Tracy Shell (drums) in Rock's backing group. Having recently parted ways with guitarist Hank Coffey, the ROB ROCK band is presently performing select shows in the Central ...

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Former FEAR FACTORY Members Plan Next Move

Former FEAR FACTORY frontman Burton C. Bell is reportedly collaborating with ex-FEAR FACTORY keyboardist John Bechdel (i.e. PRONG, KILLING JOKE, REVOLTING COCKS, MURDER INC.) on an “alternative/stoner rock” project at Bechdel's home studio in Pennsylvania. Meanwhile, former FEAR FACTORY drummer Raymond Herrera is said to be keeping busy working on “electronica”-styled music for possible inclusion ...

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SUPERZERO Part With Singer, Drummer, Continue Work On New Material

SUPERZERO, the New England-based act featuring Markus Cherone (the brother of former VAN HALEN/EXTREME vocalist Gary Cherone) on guitar, have parted ways with vocalist Tommy Dempsey and drummer Robbie Dempsey. Cherone and bassist Stephen Powell are presently auditioning drummers while continuing to write material for the follow-up to last year's Hogwash CD. ...

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FEAR FACTORY Split Up!!

FEAR FACTORY have split up following frontman Burton C. Bell's decision to leave the band, a source within the group has confirmed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET. According to reports, Bell had become increasingly unhappy with FEAR FACTORY's musical direction and no longer felt angry enough to sing in one of the world's most high-profile extreme metal bands. ...

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TAPROOT's STEPHEN RICHARDS: New Material Is Very Different From First Album

TAPROOT frontman Stephen Richards recently spoke to Rolling Stone magazine about the progress of the group's sophomore CD, tentatively titled Welcome, which is currently being recorded with producer Toby Wright (i.e. ALICE IN CHAINS, SOULFLY) for a late August/early September release through Velvet Hammer/Atlantic Records. Here's what he had to say: We've changed a lot ...

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