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Archive News Jun 06, 2001

The following update on TESTAMENT vocalist Chuck Billy's condition was posted on the group's official web site: 'Chuck Billy says 'Hello!' and wanted me to let you know he is doing well and adapting to the treatment for cancer. Though he's lost some of his hair, he has yet to feel the most common side-effects ...

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Archive News Jun 05, 2001

NOTHINGFACE bassist Bill Gaal has spoken out about the reasons for his return to the band following the departure of ex-THE DEADLIGHTS four-stringer Jerry Montano, who was recently asked to leave the group and has since returned to his native California to form a new project. According to Gaal, 'there are a few reasons why ...

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Archive News Jun 03, 2001

For reasons that are not entirely clear right now, SLIPKNOT cancelled at the last minute their scheduled appearance as the headliner on the 'alternative' stage at the Rock Im Park in festival in Nurnberg, Germany on Friday, June 1st. More info on this as it becomes available.


In an online chat conducted just a ...

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Archive News May 30, 2001

The 'I'm-talking-out-of-my-ass' quote of the day once again belongs to SLIPKNOT percussionist The Clown (aka Shawn Crahan), who inadvertently implied in a BBC interview that the third SLIPKNOT CD would not come out for another ten years: 'What people need to understand is we are always about ten years ahead of ourselves. I'm already thinking ...

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Archive News May 29, 2001

On the eve of the group's European tour, MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has revealed that the band will be using a new intro for their live show and will be eliminating a lot of songs that have been heard over the last few tours. 'We are going to try to never, ever play a cover ...

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Archive News May 28, 2001

The classic TROUBLE line-up of vocalist Eric Wagner, guitarist Rick Wartell, guitarist Bruce Franklin, drummer Jeff Olson and bassist Ron Holzner has reunited and is in the process of demoing new material, according to several postings from Ron on Patrick Schlimm's excellent TROUBLE Heaven web site. TROUBLE entered the studio on May 21st to start ...

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Archive News May 27, 2001

The UK date of the Ozzfest took place yesterday, May 26th, and by all accounts, it was a great show, with all the bands reportedly having put on great performances that will be remembered for a long time to come. According to reports, SOULFLY were joined by both Corey Taylor from SLIPKNOT and Tom Araya ...

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Archive News May 25, 2001

ANTHRAX has been officially confirmed as the new headliner of the Thrash Of The Titans benefit concert for TESTAMENT vocalist Chuck Billy, who was recently diagnosed with cancer. ANTHRAX joins EXODUS, VIO-LENCE, HEATHEN, DEATH ANGEL and other artists that are tentatively scheduled to perform at the 1,700-capacity Maritime Hall in San Francisco on Saturday, August ...

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Archive News May 24, 2001

BLACK SABBATH previewed the brand new track 'Scary Dreams' in front of 2,600 fans at a charity homecoming gig at Birmingham Academy on Tuesday night, May 22nd. Described as a haunting, threatening-sounding cut with a hypnotic chorus not dissimilar to that of 'Electric Funeral', 'Scary Dreams' is reportedly a much superior offering to the pair ...

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Archive News May 23, 2001

Popular '80s Bay Area metal band DEATH ANGEL will reunite for a one-off performance at the Thrash Of The Titans benefit concert for TESTAMENT vocalist Chuck Billy, who was recently diagnosed with cancer. As previously reported, Thrash Of The Titans will be taking place on Saturday, August 11th at San Francisco's Maritime Hall, and it ...

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Archive News May 15, 2001

According to TESTAMENT guitarist Eric Peterson, METALLICA's Kirk Hammett is being approached about making an appearance with the reunited EXODUS at the upcoming Thrash Of The Titans benefit concert for vocalist Chuck Billy, who was recently diagnosed with cancer. Kirk's appearance with EXODUS would mark the first time he's shared the stage with the group ...

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Archive News May 14, 2001

In a recent interview with the UK's Kerrang! magazine, POWERMAN 5000 vocalist Spider talked about the musical and lyrical content of the group's forthcoming studio album, provisionally titled Anyone For Doomsday?, which is tentatively scheduled for a July 17th release through Dreamworks Records. Here are a few select quotes from the article:

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On the ...

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Archive News May 12, 2001

BIOHAZARD have finalized the track listing for their forthcoming Uncivilization opus, which has reportedly been pushed back to a September release through SPV/Steamhammer Records in Europe and Sanctuary Records in the US. Songs set to appear on the album are:

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01. Sellout

02. Population Control

03. Wide Awake

04. Getaway

05. Unified

06. Gone

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Archive News May 08, 2001

More words of wisdom from METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the band's upcoming studio album, which is currently being composed at METALLICA's Northern California rehearsal pad:

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'Here we are about five hours into our day and coming up with some sick ugly new f.cked-up jams. Me, Kirk, ...

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Archive News May 07, 2001

Currently holed up in a North Californian rehearsal space working on new material for the group's forthcoming studio album, METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich has posted the following studio update in the band-exclusive area of the group's official web site:

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'We made this pact to work on one or two ideas every day and not ...

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Archive News May 02, 2001

SLAYER's Kerry King will be making a guest appearance on ROB ZOMBIE's forthcoming second solo effort, which is tentatively due for release at the end of the year. The bald-headed axeman will be heading into a Hollywood studio next week to record his tracks on an as-yet-untitled tune on the Scott Humphrey-produced album, which the ...

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Archive News May 01, 2001 - update 1

The full track listing for JUDAS PRIEST's forthcoming Demolition opus can finally be revealed. The song titles are as follows (in no particular order):

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01. Machine Man

02. One On One

03. Hell Is Home

04. Feed On Me

05. Jekyll &amp Hyde

06. Devil Digger

07. Close To You

08. Subterfuge

09. Metal ...

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Archive News May 01, 2001 - update 2

The full track listing for JUDAS PRIEST's forthcoming Demolition opus can finally be revealed. The song titles are as follows (in no particular order):

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01. Machine Man

02. One On One

03. Hell Is Home

04. Feed On Me

05. Jekyll &amp Hyde

06. Devil Digger

07. Close To You

08. Subterfuge

09. Metal ...

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Archive News Apr 28, 2001 - update 1

The members of TESTAMENT — including the cancer-stricken vocalist Chuck Billy — were spotted at THE HAUNTED's show at Slim's in San Francisco on Thursday, April 26th. Billy, who was was reportedly in very good spirits, made it clear to everyone that TESTAMENT would continue and that he was confident he would beat the cancer ...

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Archive News Apr 27, 2001

According to informed sources, the UK's PITCHSHIFTER are still in talks with Sanctuary Records about a possible deal, and if all goes well, the band are hoping to begin recording a new album before the end of the summer. Vocalist JS Clayden recently confirmed that the group 'are talking to the labels that we think ...

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Archive News Apr 25, 2001

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has responded to mounting criticism over his less-than-complimentary comments about the alleged MOTLEY CRUE split and the behind-the-scenes circumstances that led to ANTHRAX getting thrown off the Maximum Rock tour (also featuring the CRUE and MEGADETH) last summer.

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Here is Mustaine's response in its entirety:

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'First, let me say ...

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Archive News Apr 17, 2001

BIOHAZARD and GRAVITY KILLS have both officially signed with Sanctuary Records, according to informed sources.

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BIOHAZARD's upcoming album, Uncivilization, is presently scheduled for a June 25th European release through SPV / Steamhammer Records, and it is expected that Sanctuary will attempt to issue the CD in the US as close to that date as ...

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Archive News Apr 16, 2001

In the June 2001 issue of Guitar World magazine, MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine reveals the 'real' reason ANTHRAX was thrown off last summer's Maximum Rock tour, which was headlined by MOTLEY CRUE and also featured MEGADETH on the bill.

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According to Mustaine, 'when we first starting seeing low ticket sales and the tour began ...

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Archive News Apr 14, 2001

German progresive metallers VANDEN PLAS have confirmed their appearance at the ProgPower Europe 2001 Festival, which is due to take place on October 5th and 6th in Baarlo, Netherlands.


After releasing five albums through Atlantic Records, BAD RELIGION has reportedly re-signed with Epitaph Records, the label owned by Brett Gurewitz, a founding member of ...

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Archive News Apr 12, 2001 - update 1

JUDAS PRIEST have posted the following message on their official web site explaining the decision to hold off the release of the group's upcoming Demolition CD until July:

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“The reason the release of the new album Demolition has been held until July is because the USA need approximately 2 or ...

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Archive News Apr 11, 2001 - update 1

METALLICA are preparing to begin work on their next studio album and will not necessarily be taking time out to find a new bass player before recording the upcoming opus, which is not due until sometime in 2002.

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'Obviously before we play any shows, we're gonna need someone playing bass,' ...

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Archive News Apr 08, 2001 - update 2

Former TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider has offered an update on the much-rumored TWISTED SISTER reunion and the reasons behind the band's decision to hold off on the official reformation until a later date. According to Snider, “although we had some significant offers, they weren't consistent enough to motivate the band to reunite for a ...

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Archive News Apr 06, 2001 - update 1

In an online chat with Australia's Radio Undercover, KISS' Gene Simmons revealed that KISS would be performing at Moscow's Red Square for the first time in front of 200,000 people later in the year. According to Simmons, “we're just going there by ourselves and the government is already making some noise over there about the ...

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Archive News Apr 03, 2001

Former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted made his first 'official' public appearance since leaving the group on Sunday, April 1st when he took the stage at Ashkenaz in Berkeley, California with the MOSS BROTHERS, 12-year-old Reuben and 15-year-old Evan, to perform a number of songs from the MOSS BROTHERS debut CD and the upcoming follow-up effort, ...

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Archive News Mar 23, 2001 - update 1

Demolition is the title of the upcoming JUDAS PRIEST studio album, the second to feature vocalist Tim “Ripper” Owens, who replaced Rob Halford in 1996. Demolition is currently in the mixing stages, and it is tentatively set for a June release. According to JUDAS PRIEST Management Co-ordinator Jayne Andrews, the band will be playing a ...

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