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DANKO JONES Part Ways With Drummer, Announce Replacement

Canada's powerhouse rock trio and Razor & Tie recording artists DANKO JONES have parted ways with drummer Damon Richardson. "The separation is an amicable one and Damon cites fatigue as his reason for parting," the band write in a statement. "Five years banging skins for DANKO JONES takes its toll and Damon was too road-weary ...

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BIOMECHANICAL: Italian Tour Dates Announced

U.K. progressive epic thrash metallers BIOMECHANICAL have lined up the following Italian dates: Mar. 16 - Nord Wind – Bari, ITA Mar. 17 - Traffic – Roma, ITA Mar. 18 - Sound Factory – Turin, ITA Mar. 19 - Duel Beat – Naples, ITA These shows are part of a BIOMECHANICAL tour. More dates will ...

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DANKO JONES To Support NICKELBACK In Canada

Canada's powerhouse rock trio and Razor & Tie recording artists DANKO JONES have been tapped to support NICKELBACK on their upcoming Canadian tour. The tour kicks off at the CN Centre in Prince George, British Columbia on January 17. The hard-working, charismatic Canadian band has been on tour criss-crossing the United States, Europe and Canada ...

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DANKO JONES: New Album To Receive U.S. Release In May

Razor & Tie Records has set a May 2, 2006 U.S. release for the new album from the Canadian power trio DANKO JONES, entitled "Sleep Is the Enemy". The CD will be released in Europe on February 20, 2006 via Bad Taste Records. "Sleep Is the Enemy" was produced and engineered by Matt DeMatteo at ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Frontman, Ex-ONLY LIVING WITNESS Singer Guest On New 36 CRAZYFISTS CD

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE frontman Howard Jones, ex-KILLSWITCH ENGAGE drummer Tom Gomes and former ONLY LIVING WITNESS/MILTOWN singer Jonah Jenkins have recorded guest appearances for the new 36 CRAZYFISTS album, tentatively due in early 2006 via Roadrunner Records. "[Gomes] laid down some drumming on a tune," 36 CRAZYFISTS guitarist Steve Holt writes on the group's web site. ...

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QUIET RIOT To Hold Bassist Auditions

QUIET RIOT will be holding a one-day-only audition for a bass player that is based out of the general Los Angeles area. If you are interested but not in the area, please do not apply. The basic requirements are for a bass player that is well versed and rooted in British late '60s and '70s ...

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ROADRUNNER UNITED Concert: Complete Details Revealed!

Last night's (Dec. 15) Roadrunner United show at the Nokia Theater in New York City brought together the best and brightest from the hard rock/metal genres in a series of never-before-seen collaborations. This landmark live event consisted of moments like SLIPKNOT's Corey Taylor and LIFE OF AGONY's Keith Caputo singing STONE SOUR's hit "Bother" together ...

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RATT Guitarist Performs With CAMP FREDDY IN Las Vegas

RATT guitarist Warren DiMartini joined CAMP FREDDY onstage at The Palms in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sunday (Dec. 4) for a rendition of RATT's "Round and Round", with Mark McGrath (SUGAR RAY) handling lead vocals. Commented CAMP FREDDY guitarist Dave Navarro (ex-JANE'S ADDICTION): "Warren and I actually figured out the harmony solo parts and it ...

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DANKO JONES To Release New Album, Embark On European Tour

Canadian power trio DANKO JONES will release their new album, "Sleep Is the Enemy", on February 20, 2006. The complete track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Sticky Situation 02. Baby Hates Me 03. Don't Fall In Love 04. She's Drugs 05. The Finger 06. First Date 07. Invisible 08. Natural Tan 09. ...

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DROWNING POOL: New Tour Dates Announced

Texas-based metallers DROWNING POOL have lined up the following dates during December: Dec. 08 - The Pearl Room - Mokena, IL Dec. 09 - Pierre's - Ft. Wayne, IN Dec. 10 - 3rd Street Live - Cedar Rapids, IA Dec. 11 - Machine Shop - Flint, MI Dec. 12 - Planet Rock - Battle Creek, ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO To Undergo Back Surgery On Monday

Former PANTERA/current SUPERJOINT RITUAL frontman Philip Anselmo is scheduled to undergo back surgery on Monday, November 21. If all goes well, Anselmo will be in the hospital for no more than three days before being allowed to return home for a longer period of recuperation. In an interview with Hard Radio conducted a couple of ...

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KRUNK: SCORPIONS Drummer's Side Project To Release New Album

KRUNK, the long-running side project of Eighties drum legend James Kottak (SCORPIONS, ex-KINGDOM COME) and his wife Athena Lee (sister of MÖTLEY CRÜE's Tommy Lee), have completed work on their new studio album, entitled "Therupy". The band, who describe their sound as "CHEAP TRICK meets GREEN DAY, on a bad day," will issue the CD ...

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LED ZEPPELIN Win Polar Music Prize

CBC Arts is reporting that LED ZEPPELIN and Russian conductor Valery Gergiev have been named the 2006 winners of the Polar Music Prize in Stockholm. Founded in 1989 by the Royal Swedish Academy of Music and Stig Anderson, manager of Swedish pop group ABBA, the annual prize honors one pop and one classical artist for ...

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EVANESCENCE Guitarist Remixes Track For Boxing World Champion

Little Rock, AR-based Official 1 Records has enlisted EVANESCENCE guitarist John LeCompt and Phil Tayler, frontman for alternative rock band FUTURE LEADERS OF THE WORLD, to remix a track inspired by Arkansas' world-champion boxer Jermain Taylor as he prepares to defend his belt against ex-champ, Bernard Hopkins. "I hadn't worked on a hip-hop project before," ...

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