March 2005 - Blabbermouth Archive

SLIPKNOT Percussionist Forced To Skip 'Conan' Appearance

SLIPKNOT percussionist Clown (a.k.a. Shawn Crahan) was forced to miss the group's appearance on NBC's "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" Tuesday night (March 1) after his wife was taken ill. "The band actually dedicated their performance to him and his family — that is what [SLIPKNOT frontman] Corey Taylor said as the song started," a ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Singer Says He Chatted With QUEEN For Five Minutes

JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford was one of guests at a Buckingham Palace party Tuesday (March 1) to honor the British music industry. Regarding the experience of meeting Queen Elizabeth II for the first time, Halford said, "Amazing!!! I shook her hand and chatted with her for five minutes." As previously reported, Queen Elizabeth II ...

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DIMEBAG: Australian Fans Unite To Honor Fallen Hero

A touching feature of the Melbourne (Australia) leg of the Big Day Out and this year's Metal For The Brain Festival in Canberra was the startling number of shirts that eulogized the death of American heavy metal guitarist Darrell "Dimebag" Abbott. Abbott was shot on stage on December 8 while performing with DAMAGEPLAN and, even ...

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GRAVE To Be Joined By Former Frontman At Stockholm Gig

On Friday, March 4, legendary Swedish death metallers GRAVE will be teaming up with VICIOUS ART, the new Swedish death/thrash band featuring Jörgen Sandström (THE PROJECT HATE, ex-ENTOMBED, GRAVE) on bass, for a show at Club Aggression in Stockholm, Sweden. Word has it that, if the alcohol level in Mr. Sandström's body gets high enough, ...

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DISSECTION: Mexican Date Announced

Reactivated Swedish death metallers DISSECTION will return to the North American continent on April 22, when they are scheduled to play at the Box Underground in Tijuana, Mexico. Support at the show will come from SADISTIC INTENT, RISE, INFINITUM OBSCURE and NINTH LEVEL. Box Underground is located at 1500 Revolucion Avenue in downtown Tijuana. Late ...

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