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ENTOMBED Announce December Gigs

Sweden's ENTOMBED has lined up the following gigs during December: Dec. 12 - Stockholm, SWE @ Debaser Dec. 14 - Linköping, SWE @ Skylten As first reported here on Oct. 21, ENTOMBED has now officially confirmed via its web site that it has selected FIRESIDE guitarist Pelle Gunnerfeldt to produce the group's next studio album, ...

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ANIMAL Set Release Date For '900 Lb. Steam'

ANIMAL, the new group featuring original W.A.S.P. members Randy Piper (guitar), Chris Holmes (guitar), and Tony Richards (drums), has set "900 Lb. Steam" as the title for its debut album, due on Nov. 26 through Perris Records. Click here to view a photo of the band taken at a recent show at Sneaky's ...

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ARK Commence Work On New CD

ARK, who feature in their ranks former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/current MASTERPLAN vocalist Jorn Lande, ex-CONCEPTION guitarist Tore Østby, former MALMSTEEN drummer John Macaluso, and ex-MALMSTEEN bassist Randy Coven, have entered Area 51 Studios in Celle, Germany to begin recording their new album with producer Tommy Newton (HELLOWEEN, VICTORY). "ARK reunited in Southern France six weeks ago, ...

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ENTOMBED Select FIRESIDE Guitarist To Produce Next CD

ENTOMBED have selected FIRESIDE guitarist Pelle Gunnerfeldt to produce the group's next studio album, tentatively due in early 2003 through Music For Nations Records. Gunnerfeldt, whose previous production credits include THE HIVES and RANDY, will be accompanying the band into the studio on November 25th to begin recording the follow-up to 2001's self-produced "Morning Star", ...

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Former W.A.S.P. Members Regroup As ANIMAL

ANIMAL, the new group featuring three original W.A.S.P. members Randy Piper (guitar), Chris Holmes (guitar), and Tony Richards (drums), have inked a deal with Perris Records. More information about the band's upcoming full-length debut is expected next week. ...

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ALTARIA To Be Joined By NIGHTWISH Guitarist During Upcoming Gigs

Finnish melodic metal band ALTARIA, featuring SONATA ARCTICA guitarist Jani Liimatainen, will be joined by NIGHTWISH guitarist Emppu Vuorinen on second guitar during some of their forthcoming live shows, according to ALTARIA's official web site. In other news, ALTARIA will record a song called "Stranger" from CACOPHONY's Go Off! CD for the Jason Becker Tribute ...

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ZAKK WYLDE Threatens Interviewer Over "Gay" Comment

OZZY OSBOURNE/BLACK LABEL SOCIETY guitarist Zakk Wylde snapped during an interview with St. Louis DJ Guy Favazz (of KSHE-95 Real Rock Radio) on Monday, August 19th after being asked about the rumors of baseball superstar Mike Piazza (Zakk's "best friend" and Godfather of one of his children) being gay. The following is Favazz's account of ...

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BOB DAISLEY: Recent OZZY Reissues Are Insult To RANDY RHOADS' Memory

Former OZZY OSBOURNE bassist Bob Daisley is continuing his fight in the court of public opinion over the fact that OZZY's early solo albums were recently re-issued with re-recorded bass and drum tracks courtesy of current OSBOURNE bassist Robert Trujillo and drummer Mike Bordin. Speaking to Chart Attack, Daisley acknowledged being responsible for all of ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE: "I'm Flavor Of The Month"

OZZY OSBOURNE has no problems with people laughing at him while watching The Osbournes, the reality sitcom about Osbourne and his colorful family life, and he is completely aware of the fact that his popularity is likely to wane as the show loses its popularity in the months to come, the singer told Rolling Stone ...

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RANDY CASTILLO Tribute Concert Scheduled

A tribute concert in honor of late MOTLEY CRUE/OZZY OSBOURNE drummer Randy Castillo's memory will be held at the Key Club in West Hollywood on Monday, April 29th. Scheduled to perform are current and former members of MOTLEY CRUE, GUNS N' ROSES, MONTROSE and many others. All proceeds will help raise funds for charity. For ...

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BOB DAISLEY & LEE KERSLAKE: OZZY Robbed The Record-Buying Public

Former OZZY OSBOURNE bassist Bob Daisley and drummer Lee Kerslake have issued a statement responding to the press release from the OSBOURNE camp “explaining” the reasons for the removal of the duo's recorded performances from the Blizzard of Ozz and Diary Of A Madman “reissues” and accusing the pair of having “harassed” the family for ...

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In Memory Of RANDY CASTILLO

A memorial site has been set up for late OZZY OSBOURNE/MOTLEY CRUE drummer Randy Castillo at www.randycastillo.com. The following written tributes were taken from the above-mentioned site: Carmine Appice (ex-OZZY OSBOURNE/BLUE MURDER): I just heard and I am shocked about Randy's passing. He was a great fellow drummer and the nicest guy. I ...

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TESTAMENT Frontman Reacts To News Of RANDY CASTILLO's Passing

TESTAMENT frontman Chuck Billy, who was diagnosed with cancer early last year, has issued the following statement in response to the news of former OZZY OSBOURNE/MOTLEY CRUE drummer Randy Castillo's passing: Today when I heard of Randy's passing, I was very saddened. Randy and I became friends on [TESTAMENT's] Low tour eight years ago. He ...

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RANDY CASTILLO: December 18, 1950 March 26th, 2002

Former OZZY OSBOURNE/MOTLEY CRUE drummer Randy Castillo reportedly passed away yesterday due to complications stemming from his long-running battle with cancer. Castillo was 51 years old. MOTLEY CRUE bassist Nikki Sixx posted the following message at www.motley.com following Randy's death: You used to joke around with me all the time, saying that we ...

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BALL On Lookout For New Bassist

Los Angeles-based BALL, featuring former OZZY OSBOURNE drummer Brian Tichy (on guitar/vocals, no less!), are currently searching for a bass player. BALL had recorded and mastered a CD's worth of material, entitled Mirror Down (formerly American Aggression), for Time Bomb Recordings back in September 2000, but because of the label's lack of proper distribution, have ...

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ARK Enlist Former Warner Music Executive To Handle Group Affairs

ARK, who feature in their ranks former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN vocalist Jorn Lande, ex-CONCEPTION guitarist Tore Østby, former MALMSTEEN drummer John Macaluso, and ex-MALMSTEEN bassist Randy Coven, have enlisted Paul Ewing, former Vice President and Regional Director for Warner Music South East Asia for 18 years, to handle their business affairs. Ewing has been responsible for ...

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