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MASTODON To Guest On MTV2's 'Headbanger's Ball'

MASTODON will be appearing on MTV2's "Headbanger's Ball" this Saturday, February 11 to premiere their new "Seabeast" video. "Seabeast", the third video from "Leviathan", was shot at Atlanta's historic Madison Theater by Jonathan Rej and Tom Bingham, who also shot the band's video for "Blood and Thunder". Photos taken by Ryan Russell during the shoot ...

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SOIL Added To IN FLAMES/SEPULTURA European Tour

According to Germany's Metal Hammer magazine, Chicago's SOIL have been confirmed as the opening act for IN FLAMES on their upcoming European tour beginning in mid-March. Also appearing on the bill are Brazilian thrashers SEPULTURA (as main support). As previously reported, SOIL have set "True Self" as the title of their new album, due in ...

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THE PANIC CHANNEL Prepare To Master Debut Album

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 preparing to master their debut album, tentatively due late spring via Capitol Records. Commented Navarro: "I've been working on the record ...

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CHRIS CORNELL Is Face Of VARVATOS' Spring 2006 Ad Campaign

Billboard is reporting that former SOUNDGARDEN and current AUDIOSLAVE frontman Chris Cornell has been selected by John Varvatos, the man behind the award-winning clothing brand, to be the face of the brand's spring 2006 ad campaign. Created by New York agency Yard, with photography by music documentarian Danny Clinch, the campaign captures Cornell in such ...

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DAVE NAVARRO: THE PANIC CHANNEL Album Is 'One Of Best-Sounding Records I Have Ever Done'

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, have finished mixing the eighth song for their upcoming debut album, tentatively due late spring via Capitol Records. "We finished 'Outsider' and ...

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MASTODON Complete Work On New Music Video

MASTODON have completed work on the third music video from their award-winning album, "Leviathan". The video, for the song "Seabeast", was shot on location at the historic Madison Theater in the band's hometown of Atlanta, GA. "Seabeast" was produced and directed by Jonathan Rej (MAN OR ASTROMAN, FURTHER SEEMS FOREVER, STRETCH ARMSTRONG) and Tom Bingham ...

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LUPARA: Former BROKEN HOPE Guitarist's New Band Ink Label Deal

Former BROKEN HOPE and current LUPARA guitarist Jeremy Wagner has issued the following update: "[LUPARA] spent 2005 doing amazing shows nearly every month, including the Monterrey Metalfest in Mexico, Louder-Harder-Faster Festival, and Midwest tour dates with OBITUARY, NAPALM DEATH, and DEAD TO FALL, among other concerts. It's been a killer runs! During that time we ...

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GLENN HUGHES: New Album Update

Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK SABBATH) fan site GHPG.net has been updated with the following message: "Glenn will be entering the studio this month to begin recording his new solo album. It's not just any studio, but in fact, the Hollywood Hills home of none other than RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS drummer Chad ...

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Former ADLER'S APPETITE Members Claim Ownership Of Band's Name, Threaten Legal Action

Former ADLER'S APPETITE members Jizzy Pearl (vocals; RATT, LOVE/HATE), Keri Kelli (guitar; VINCE NEIL, SLASH'S SNAKEPIT) and Robbie Crane (bass; VINCE NEIL, RATT) have issued the following statement: "Concerning the recent departure of members of ADLER'S APPETITE, Keri, Robbie and Jizzy would like to address the situation. The truth is none of the partners have ...

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MACHINE HEAD Drummer DAVE MCCLAIN Turns 10!

MACHINE HEAD's official web site has been updated with the following message: "December 26th [2005] marks the official ten-year anniversary of the day that a one Mr. Dave McClain joined a band called MACHINE HEAD, and in celebration of the most underrated drummer in heavy music, some folks that you could say know a thing ...

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VINCE NEIL's Former Personal Trainer Arrested For Murder

Boston's WHDH-TV is reporing that professional bodybuilder Craig Titus — who helped MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman Vince Neil lose 20 pounds as part of VH1's "Remaking: Vince Neil" special — and his wife, Kelly Ryan, were arrested Friday (Dec. 23) in Massachusetts as fugitives in the slaying of a woman whose body was found two weeks ...

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Interview With Former MEGADETH Bassist To Air On Wednesday

An exclusive interview with former MEGADETH and current F5 bassist David Ellefson will air on the "Daily Noise" show on Wednesday, December 21 at 10:30 a.m. PST. Ellefson will be discussing his new project F5 and the band's debut album, "A Drug for All Seasons". The uncensored adult-oriented weekday show "Daily Noise" can be heard ...

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F5 To Support GEORGE LYNCH In Phoenix; Show To Be Filmed

F5, the new Phoenix-based band featuring former MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson, ex-SICK SPEED vocalist Dale Steele, drummer David Small, and guitarists Steve Conley and John Davis, will support GEORGE LYNCH (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB) tonight (Dec. 20) at The Venue of Scottsdale in Scottsdale, Arizona. The performance will reportedly be filmed, although it is presently unclear ...

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SOIL: New Album Being Mastered

Chicago's SOIL are currently mastering their new album for a tentative February/March 2006 release via DRT Entertainment. Commented the band's guitarist Shaun Glass: "The album is being mastered now. This is the final stages of audio, making sure this thing sounds even bigger than it does now. Also, a new song will be going out ...

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KISS Drummer ERIC SINGER Answers Fans' Questions

KISS's official web site, KissOnlinecom, has posted the following fan question-and-answer session with KISS drummer Eric Singer: Q: I read that you come from a musical family, in particular, that your dad was a professional musician. Is that true? Eric Singer: "Yes, both my mother and father were very musical. My father was a bandleader ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE's NIKKI SIXX Visits BON SCOTT's Grave

MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx has posted the following message in his online diary: "I'm sitting here in Perth, Australia having just returned from Bon Scott's grave. I went with Paul Miles, Jozie and Kimo. We all flew in from Adelaide (MOTÖRHEAD too) and went straight from the airport to the graveyard. Bon really was ...

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INDEX CASE Part Ways With Drummer, Announce Temporary Replacement

Iowa-based metal/hard rock act INDEX CASE, the first signing to Tim King (SOIL) and Rob Such's (TWELFTH GATE) Mortal Music/Platform Records (via Fontana/Universal distribution), have parted ways with drummer Jordan Spence. The group's official statement on the matter reads as follows: "After seven years as a founding member of the band, Jordan Spence has been ...

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ZAO Are 'Excited' About Upcoming Tour With IN FLAMES

Greensburg, Pennsylvania's ZAO will be supporting Sweden's IN FLAMES on their upcoming U.S. tour beginning in late January. Also on the tour will be buzz-making heavy music bands TRIVIUM and DEVILDRIVER. Commenting on their addition to the tour, ZAO guitarist Scott Mellinger said, "I listen to IN FLAMES albums 'Clayman' and 'Reroute To Remain' all ...

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