March 2005 - Blabbermouth Archive

SILENT FORCE Singer Welcomes Addition To Family

SILENT FORCE frontman D.C. Cooper (ex-ROYAL HUNT) has announced the birth of his second son, Carson Donald Cooper. Carson was born Thursday, February 24 at 5:55 p.m., weighing in at 7 lbs, 13 ounces and measuring 20 inches tall. Commented D.C.: "He is a healthy, happy little boy!" SILENT FORCE released their third full-length album, ...

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AEROSMITH Bassist To Perform At Boston Charity Event

AEROSMITH's Tom Hamilton will blow the dust off his road cases and break out his favorite bass to peform in Boston this Friday, March 4. Tickets are still available to see Tom jam at a Boston benefit presented by Peace Games, an organization of which Tom has been a longtime supporter. A host of the ...

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VREID Check In From ENSLAVED European Tour

VREID, the new Norwegian band formed by former WINDIR members Hváll (bass), Steingrim (drums) and Sture (vocals, guitar), are in the middle of a European tour as the support act for ENSLAVED. The following tour report was posted on the group's official web site: "After a horrible start with the ultimate shitty tour-bus, things got ...

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SEVENTH ONE Part Ways With Guitarist

Guitarist Johannes "Axe" Losbäck has officially left Swedish power metallers SEVENTH ONE. "It's a decision that didn't come lightly," Johannes said in a statement. "I was one of the founding members, [I] love the guys as friends and admire their mucisianship, [and I] would die for metal. The decision came only for one reason: It's ...

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GOD FORBID To Headline THE RIDGLEA METAL AND HARDCORE FESTIVAL

GOD FORBID's U.S. headlining tour will be making a stop in Fort Worth, Texas on April 9 as part of The Ridglea Metal and Hardcore Festival. This bi-annual event features an all-day indoor three-stage format, with two alternating main stages in the cavernous theater room on the main floor of the 1940s art-deco-era-theater-turned-live-venue. Supporting will ...

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TOMMY LEE's Midget Shocker

ContactMusic.com is reporting that MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee shocked U.S. TV viewers in Thursday morning (March 3) when he appeared on the morning show "Live with Regis and Kelly" on a midget's back, sporting a black eye. The drummer was on the show with CRÜE bandmate Nikki Sixx to discuss the reformed group's world ...

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ENSLAVED Win Norwegian 'GRAMMY' Award

Norwegian extreme metallers ENSLAVED won the "Metal Album of the Year" prize at the Norwegian "Grammy" awards, Spellemannprisen, for their latest release, "ISA". The Norwegian Grammy ceremony was held at the Oslo Spektrum on Saturday, February 26 and was broadcast live on national TV. This is was the band's third Grammy nomination. The other nominees ...

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SLASH Confirms That His 'Stolen' Top Hat Has Been Recovered

VELVET REVOLVER guitarist Slash (ex-GUNS N' ROSES) spoke by phone to Jim Bone of WBSX-97.9X in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA on Thursday (March 3) about finally locating his stolen top hat and performing at the Grammy Awards, among other topics. Asked about the status of his missing hat, Slash said, "This guy has popped up, he's surfaced ...

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