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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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DARKANE Attend 'The Tonight Show With Jay Leno' Taping

DARKANE guitarist Christofer Malmström has posted the following tour reports on the band's official web site: "Yes, tonight we played the 32nd show of the U.S. tour here in Seattle, WA and tomorrow we'll end the tour in Vancouver where I will finally meet the drummer of my solo project NON-HUMAN LEVEL, Ryan van Poederooyen. ...

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CATTLE DECAPITATION To Enter Studio In February

Vocalist Travis Ryan of the San Diego extreme metallers CATTLE DECAPITATION has issued the following update: "Since we've been home, we recorded the CANINUS split 7" and have so far written eight songs for our next album, which are turning out to be very bizarre (exactly how we like it). Picture the new CANINUS split ...

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DROWNING POOL: New Tour Dates Announced

Texas-based metallers DROWNING POOL have lined up the following dates during December: Dec. 08 - The Pearl Room - Mokena, IL Dec. 09 - Pierre's - Ft. Wayne, IN Dec. 10 - 3rd Street Live - Cedar Rapids, IA Dec. 11 - Machine Shop - Flint, MI Dec. 12 - Planet Rock - Battle Creek, ...

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SOIL Finish Mixing New Album: Photos Available

Chicago's SOIL have finished mixing their new album at Bomb Shelter studios in Los Angeles, California with producer Ulrich Wild (STATIC-X, TAPROOT) for a tentative February/March 2006 release via DRT Entertainment. Check out studio photos at this location. Commented guitarist Adam Zadel: "As of five minutes ago, the new SOiL record is finished ...

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'Lords Of Chaos' Film Director: 'I Just Want To Tell A Good Story'

San Diego film company ZU33 is currently developing "Lords of Chaos", a fiction film based on true events in the Norwegian black metal music scene in the early 1990s. The project is scheduled to go into pre-production this month, with physical production scheduled to begin in Februrary 2006. The screenplay was written by Hans Fjellestad, ...

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SOIL Finish Recording New Album

Chicago's SOIL have finished recording their new album at Bomb Shelter studios in Los Angeles, California with producer Ulrich Wild (STATIC-X, TAPROOT) for a tentative February 2006 release via DRT Entertainment. The group's guitarist, Shaun Glass, has issued the following update on the album's recording process: "Well, all tracking is 100 percent done, meaning we ...

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PAPA ROACH: 'Getting Away With Murder' Certified Platinum

PAPA ROACH's 2004 album, "Getting Away with Murder", has been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for shipments in excess of a million copies. PAPA ROACH have set a November 22 release date through Geffen for their DVD, entitled "Live & Murderous in Chicago". The disc will feature "80 minutes of ...

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Drummer SHAWN DROVER Pens More MEGADETH Riffs

MEGADETH/EIDOLON drummer Shawn Drover has posted the following message in the "Forums" section of MEGADETH's official web site: "Next Thursday, I will be flying up to Toronto for several reasons — one of them being our appearance at the Toronto Music Expo. Glen [Drover, MEGADETH/EIDOLON guitarist] and myself will be making an appearance at the ...

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PAPA ROACH Frontman Shooting First Feature Film

According to MTV.com, PAPA ROACH singer Jacoby Shaddix just began shooting his first feature film, an as-yet-untitled supernatural thriller directed by Ryan McKinney. Lou Diamond Phillips and Pam Grier are co-starring in the flick, which is shooting in Sacramento, near Shaddix's hometown of Vacaville, California. As previously reported, PAPA ROACH have set a November 22 ...

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LINKIN PARK Frontman Involved In Three Side Projects

LINKIN PARK frontman Chester Bennington recently spoke to MTV.com about his outside efforts, SNOW WHITE TAN and JULIEN-K, both with ORGY guitarists Ryan Shuck and Amir Derakh, as well as cover band BUCKET OF WEENIES, whose Hollywood debut was October 25 at the Avalon. Bennington sings for SNOW WHITE TAN, while Shuck handles ...

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HYPOCRISY Mainman, DARKEST HOUR Drummer Interviewed For 'Metal Injection'

"Metal Injection", the Internet streaming video show, has uploaded their Halloween special featuring interviews with DARKEST HOUR drummer Ryan Parrish and HYPOCRISY mainman Peter Tägtgren. Also included are classic videos from TYPE O NEGATIVE ("Cinnamon Girl"), MEGADETH ("Hanger 18"), SUICIDAL TENDENCIES ("How Will I Laugh Tomorrow…") and MISFITS ("American Psycho"). The hour-long episode can be ...

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UNEARTHLY TRANCE Sign With RELAPSE RECORDS

Relapse Records has announced the signing of cult New York metal band UNEARTHLY TRANCE. UNEARTHLY TRANCE are currently completing the writing process for what will become their third album and Relapse debut. Guitarist/vocalist Ryan Lipynsky (who is also the mastermind behind Profound Lore Records artist THRALLDOM) comments, "We have titled this album 'The Trident' to ...

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GLYDER Complete Work On Debut Album

New Irish rockers GLYDER have completed work on their debut album with legendary producer Chris Tsangarides. The band are currently working out the label details for the CD, which is tentatively due in early 2006. GLYDER recently opened for THIN LIZZY in Ireland and will be touring with THE ANSWER in Ireland December as well ...

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