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SHADOWS FALL Drummer Reports From DIMEBAG's Funeral

SHADOWS FALL drummer Jason Bittner has issued the following report from the funeral services and public memorial for slain DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, which were held on Tuesday (Dec. 14) in Arlington, Texas: "I have just gotten to my computer today after returning home from Dimebag Darrell Abbott's funeral and I wanted to share ...

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Report: Fans Mourn Slain Ex-PANTERA Guitarist At Memorial Service

Bobby Ross Jr. of The Associated Press has issued the following report: Clad in concert T-shirts and puffing on cigarettes, fans of slain heavy metal guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott faced tight security Tuesday night as they lined up to attend a public memorial service. Security guards screened grieving fans with metal detecting wands as they ...

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UPDATED: Tributes From Metal Musicians Pour In For DIMEBAG DARRELL

A number of heavy metal musicians have paid tribute to Dimebag Darrell (DAMAGEPLAN, ex-PANTERA) who was tragically murdered last night. ------------------------------------------------- Ozzy Osbourne: "Dimebag was a dear friend of mine. I'm absolutely beside myself with grief. I can't for the life of me understand why someone would do this. PANTERA toured with me many, many ...

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SOULFLY Bassist To Produce Kentucky's 7DAYSUN

SOULFLY bassist Bobby Burns (ex-PRIMER 55) has signed on to produce a few tracks for the Louisville, KY-based band 7DAYSUN. Recording is slated to start early January. The quintet are also scheduled to shooting a music video at The Madison Theater on January 15 in Covington, KY. More information is available at www.7daysun.net. ...

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HALFORD To Record New Album; Fan Participation Requested

The following message has been posted at Rob Halford's (JUDAS PRIEST) official web site: "Here we go HALFORD fans!! Rob Halford is preparing to enter the recording studio with his solo band late 2005; in preparation for the band's fourth release. "For an intense challenge, The Metal God will select 1 (one) vocalist; 1 (one) ...

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5 BILLION DEAD: 'It Was Never' Video Posted Online

5 BILLION DEAD, the Orlando, Florida-based metal band featuring EQUINOX singer/bassist Matt Wagner, and DNS singer/artist Strain, have posted a sample video of their track "It Was Never", taken from their debut EP. The video is available for viewing in the "Media" section of the group's official web site. 5 BILLION DEAD, will ...

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PAINMUSEUM To Tape Commemorative DVD At CD Release Party

PAINMUSEUM, the new band formed by the former HALFORD duo of "Metal" Mike Chlasciak (guitar, also in TESTAMENT) and Bobby Jarzombek (drums, also in ICED EARTH), will celebrate the release of their debut album, "Metal For Life", at the Cup Complex (1140 E. Elizabeth Ave) in Linden, NJ. The party, which is scheduled to take ...

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GLENN HUGHES: U.K. Tour Rescheduled

To coincide with the late-January 2005 release of his new album "Soul Mover" on CD, former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH singer Glenn Hughes will be undertaking a two-month European tour, beginning with seven shows in the U.K in February (the European dates will be announced as soon as they are confirmed). The U.K. dates are as ...

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NEEDLEMOUTH: Rough Demo Track Posted Online

NEEDLEMOUTH, the new band featuring Bobby Thomas (ex-MORGION, SHIVA), D-Hauz (ex-20 DEAD FLOWER CHILDREN) and Shomo (ex-VYNEGAR), have uploaded a recently recorded demo track at their official web site. The song was recorded with minimal gear and a drum machine and is said to be in the pre-production stage. Contrary to previous reports, ...

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TESTAMENT/PAINMUSEUM Guitarist To Embark On Clinic Tour

Former HALFORD and current TESTAMENT/PAINMUSEUM guitarist "Metal" Mike Chlasciak will embark on the next leg of the "Flurry Of The Black Notes Guitar Clinic Tour 2004" later this month. Hear the latest metal gear products and get your answers straight from Metal Mike. Attendance at the clinics is free, but get there early for best ...

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NEEDLEMOUTH Begin Recording Debut Demo

NEEDLEMOUTH, the new band featuring Bobby Thomas (ex-MORGION, SHIVA), D-Hauz (ex-20 DEAD FLOWER CHILDREN) and Shomo (ex-VYNEGAR), have begun recording their first four-song demo in Anaheim, California. The music on the demo, which is being co-produced by the band, is said to be a cross of FEAR FACTORY and ORGY with a good amount of ...

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PAINMUSEUM Sign European/Japanese Deal With DEMOLITION RECORDS

PAINMUSEUM, the new band featuring guitarist "Metal" Mike Chlasciak (TESTAMENT, ex-HALFORD), drummer Bobby Jarzombek (ICED EARTH, ex-HALFORD, RIOT), bassist Steve DiGiorgio (TESTAMENT, SADUS, DEATH, VINTERSORG) and newcomer singer Tim Clayborne (HATRED), have signed a long-term deal for Europe and Japan with the U.K. independent label Demolition Records. The Demolition press office comments: "We've been admirers ...

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ORGY DVD To Arrive In February

ORGY drummer drummer Bobby Hewitt is compiling footage for the band's DVD, tentatively due in February 2005. The disc will include "all kinds of exclusive, never-seen-before footage," according to guitarist Amir Derakh. In other news, ORGY are currently in discussions about recording a new studio album. The band's third album, "Punk Statik Paranoia", was released ...

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PAINMUSEUM: 'Metal For Life' U.S. Release Date Confirmed

November 16, 2004 has been confirmed as the official U.S. release date for the long-awaited "Metal For Life" album from guitarist "Metal" Mike Chlasciak's (TESTAMENT, ex-HALFORD) PAINMUSEUM. "Metal For Life" features Chlasciak, Bobby Jarzombek (ICED EARTH, ex-HALFORD, RIOT) on drums, Steve DiGiorgio (TESTAMENT, SADUS, DEATH, VINTERSORG) on bass and newcomer Tim Clayborne (HATRED) on vocals. ...

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OVERKILL: Putting Finishing Touches On New Album Recordings

Legendary New Jersey metallers OVERKILL are putting the finishing touches on the recordings for their new album, tentatively due in February 2005. "We're recording down the shore, down at [bassist] D.D.'s [Verni] place," OVERKILL frontman Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth stated during an appearance on the "Friday Night Rocks" show on New York's Q104.3 FM this past ...

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FU MANCHU Tape SIRIUS Special

FU MANCHU guitarist Bob Balch and drummer Scott Reeder taped an hour-long special on Sirius Satellite Radio that will air on October 20. The show is called "Contact High" with Bobby Black and will feature tunes from the group's latest CD, "Start the Machine", as well as music picked by the guys. FU MANCHU will ...

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AEROSMITH's STEVEN TYLER Set For Charity Hockey Game

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler will be on the ice at the FleetCenter in Boston on Sunday (Oct. 3) for a good cause. Tyler will be a coach for an all-star team at actor-comedian Denis Leary's annual Celebrity Hat Trick benefit hockey game, which will also include RED HOT CHILI ...

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RUDY SARZO, BOBBY ROCK Among Guest Musicians On Upcoming MICHAEL ANGELO CD

Rudy Sarzo (DIO, ex-QUIET RIOT, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, WHITESNAKE, OZZY OSBOURNE), Bobby Rock (SLAUGHTER), Mark Tremonti (ALTER BRIDGE, ex-CREED), Jim Gillette (ex-NITRO) and Doug Marks ("Metal Method" founder) are among the musicians scheduled to appear on the new solo CD from former NITRO guitarist Michael Angelo Batio, tentatively due in early 2005. In other news, Michael ...

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ICED EARTH Guitarist: No Touring Until Next Summer

ICED EARTH guitarist Jon Schaffer has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Hello All! "It's time for an update once again. Things have been pretty crazy between the awesome news of being a future father for the first time, the back problems and the numerous doctor visits; MRI's, EMG's and a ...

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Drummer BOBBY JARZOMBEK Talks About Landing ICED EARTH Gig

Former HALFORD and current ICED EARTH drummer Bobby Jarzombek recently spoke to Ferrante's Power Equipment about how he landed the ICED EARTH gig and his gear and technique. Several excerpts from the interview follow: Ferrante's Power Equipment: How did you get the Iced Earth gig? Did you have to audition? Bobby Jarzombek: "I got the ...

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BLACK SABBATH: 'The Complete Recording History' Book Due Next Year

Rockdetector.com executive editor Garry Sharpe-Young has been working on a leviathan account of BLACK SABBATH's complete recording history, from the earliest demos through to the "Reunion" album and, possibly, beyond. Already having two highly praised SABBATH-related titles under his belt, "The Story of the Ozzy Osbourne Band" and "Black Sabbath – Never Say Die", Garry ...

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THE VANILLA FUDGE Schedule Special NYC Appearance

The legendary '60s phenomenon THE VANILLA FUDGE are scheduled to perform a special engagement at B.B. King's club in New York City on Sept. 8. The FUDGE, featuring Carmine Appice, Tim Bogert, Bill Pascali and Teddy Rondinelli, are currently riding high on the heels of their latest CD release, "The Return", and plan to perform ...

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