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Tribute To DAVID LEE ROTH Due In The Winter

Versailles Records will be releasing "Just Like Paradise: A Millennium Tribute to Diamond David Lee Roth" in the winter of 2005. Featuring current/former members of LILLIAN AXE, AEROSMITH, DOKKEN, RIOT, WATCHTOWER, ENUFF ZNUFF, AMERICAN DOG, DANGEROUS TOYS, LYNCH MOB and TNT, as well as Richard Kendrick and Corey Craven, this will be the "first, only ...

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FILTER Mainman Is 'Really Proud' Of Band's New Material

FILTER mainman Richard Patrick has posted the following message to the "Rich's Words" section of the group's official web site: "Hey, everyone. The last few months have been a blast! My new bandmates and I have been trying our songs out in a couple of rehearsal halls around town. It's amazing how playing live in ...

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CORROSION OF CONFORMITY Cancel Tucson Show; Talk About Collaboration With STANTON MOORE

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY cancelled their previously scheduled July 6 appearance in Tucson, Arizona. No reason was given for the cancellation. In other news, The Times-Picayune recently conducted an interview with CORROSION OF CONFORMITY guitarist/vocalist Pepper Keenan and part-time drummer Stanton Moore (of GALACTIC fame). A few excerpts from the interview follow: On the unlikely collaboration ...

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NEAR LIFE EXPERIENCE Putting Finishing Touches On New CD

NEAR LIFE EXPERIENCE, the band featuring Steve Blaze (LILLIAN AXE) on vocals and lead guitar, Richard Kendrick (DARK AUGUST, STRAITJACKET SMILE) on guitar, Eric Morris (CATCH VELVET) on bass, and Rob Hovey (FOGHAT) on drums, are putting the finishing touches on their new CD, entitled "Golden Dragon". Steve Blaze is also involved in a new ...

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DOOMFOXX: Former ROSE TATTOO Guitarist To Perform New York City Showcase

Australian hard rockers DOOMFOXX, featuring former ROSE TATTOO guitarist Mick Cocks, have reportedly been asked by a senior executive at influential U.S. music magazine Billboard to perform an exclusive industry showcase in New York this July. Currently in Germany on the "Aussie-Invasion" of Europe as special guests of Australian rock legends ROSE TATTOO, DOOMFOXX are ...

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CRISIS To Guest On FUSE TV's 'Metal Asylum'

Karyn Crisis and Jwyanza Hobson of CRISIS will be special guests on the Fuse TV's "Metal Asylum" with Juliya airing Friday, July 8. It will also be the "Metal Asylum" premiere of CRISIS' "Waking the Dead" video on Fuse. The "Waking The Dead" video was filmed at the site of an abandoned women's hospital in ...

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LILLIAN AXE Announce New Album Title

LILLIAN AXE have set "Waters Rising" as the title of their new album. "The band is working on putting the final touches on the new CD," reads a posting on the group's web site. "No release date has been set just yet, but soon." In other news, in addition to being in LILLIAN AXE, bassist ...

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CONSTRUCDEAD To Debut New Lineup At Sweden's SUNDSVALL GATUFESTIVAL

Sweden's CONSTRUCDEAD will make their live debut with their new lineup — featuring Jens Broman (HATELIGHT, THE DEFACED) on vocals and Viktor Hemgren (LUCIEN, ex-MAZE OF TORMENT) on bass — on July 7 at the Sundsvall Gatufestival in Sundsvall, Sweden. CONSTRUCDEAD, who feature in their ranks TERROR 2000 drummer Erik Thyselius, recently parted ways with ...

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HER ENCHANTMENT Finish Recording New Album

Dutch "melodic gothic death metal" band HER ENCHANTMENT have finished recording their second full-length album, "Darkest", tentatively due later in the year via Greece's Burning Star Records. Commented frontman Richard Noordzij: "It was a lot of hard work but we managed to make it through. Everything is recorded and on its way for the mixing ...

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THE DARKNESS Slam Replacement Bassist Rumors

Despite tabloid rumors to the contrary, THE DARKNESS have not replaced their recently departed bassist Frankie Poullain with one of their roadies, reports Xfm Online. News that bassist Poullain had parted company with the band arrived earlier this week (May 23) with an official statement citing irrevocable “musical differences” as the reason for ...

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NINE INCH NAILS Mainman Comments On Split With Manager

Launch Radio Networks reports: NINE INCH NAILS' Trent Reznor surprised many fans and industry observers last year when he parted ways with longtime manager and business partner John Malm. Reznor told Launch that he appreciated Malm's previous dedication to his career, but after going through rehab to kick substance addictions he realized that the association ...

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JAMES LABRIE: Video Interview Posted Online

A 20-minute video interview with DREAM THEATER frontman James LaBrie, conducted during the singer's recent European tour in support of his "Elements of Persuasion" solo album, has been posted online at this location (Windows Media). "Elements of Persuasion" is available now via InsideOut Music. Other musicians appearing on the album include Italian guitarist ...

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CONSTRUCDEAD Confirm Lineup Changes, Reveal New Album Details

CONSTRUCDEAD, the Swedish band featuring TERROR 2000 drummer Erik Thyselius, have confirmed on their official web site that they have parted ways with vocalist Peter Tuthill and bassist Johan Magnusson. "This happened just a few days before entering the studio," reads a posting on the site. "Jens Broman from THE DEFACED and HATELIGHT filled the ...

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Moroccan Heavy Metal Fans Rock For Jesus

Samuel Loewenberg of The New York Times is reporting that several American evangelical groups and the Moroccan government last weekend staged a three-day Christian rock festival called the Friendship Fest in Marrakesh, Morocco. The concert was staged despite criticism from Moroccan Islamic groups and opposition political parties. Seven American Christian bands alternated with ...

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Drummer ERIK SAYENGA Quits DYING FETUS

Drummer Erik Sayenga has left DYING FETUS "due to circumstances beyond his control," according to an official statement. Commented Erik: "DYING FETUS are a great band and I want to thank the other members of FETUS, the cool people we have met on the road and all the fans for the good times.I am unable ...

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LEASH LAW Split Up

LEASH LAW, the Florida-based group featuring vocalist Wade Black (ex-CRIMSON GLORY, SEVEN WITCHES), guitarist Rick Renstrom (ROB ROCK), drummer Richard Christy (ICED EARTH, ex-DEATH), bassist Stephen Elder (ROB ROCK), and guitarist Emo Mowery (TIWANAKU, ex-NOCTURNUS), have officially split up. "With Richard Christy [ex-ICED EARTH, DEATH] becoming a permanent addition to 'The Howard Stern Show', recently ...

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SOILWORK Singer Apologizes To Former Drummer

SOILWORK vocalist Björn "Speed" Strid has issued an apology to the group's former drummer, Richard Evensand, for forgetting to including him on the thanks list on the band's latest album, "Stabbing the Drama". Strid's statement reads as follows: "I would like to take the time and make a statement about our former drummer Richard Evensand ...

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