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Former LED ZEPPELIN Bassist Pens Tribute To JOHN BONHAM

Former LED ZEPPELIN bassist John Paul Jones has penned the following tribute to late ZEPPELIN drummer John Bonham to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the the drum legend's death: "So it's been 25 years. It still seems only yesterday that I was standing on stage next to him locking into another earth-moving groove. He ...

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Former PANTERA Bassist Jams With CAMP FREDDY In Hollywood: Photos Available

Rob Zombie, Rex Brown (DOWN, ex-PANTERA), Vivian Campbell (DEF LEPPARD, ex-DIO, WHITESNAKE), Jerry Cantrell (ex-ALICE IN CHAINS), John 5 (ROB ZOMBIE, ex-MARILYN MANSON), Billy Duffy (ex-THE CULT) and Steve Jones (ex-SEX PISTOLS) were among the musicians that joined CAMP FREDDY on stage during their appearance at the Key Club in West Hollywood, California Thursday night ...

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ZEKE Featured On JONES SODA Label

ZEKE will appear on a nationally run Jones Soda label that will be available in stores this December. The Jones Soda Company, who are known for their music-friendly marketing, choose ZEKE to appear on the "Fufu Berry Soda" label that can be viewed at this location. The Seattle, WA quartet have just completed ...

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ROB ZOMBIE, VIVIAN CAMPBELL, JERRY CANTRELL To Jam With CAMP FREDDY Tonight

Rob Zombie, Vivian Campbell (DEF LEPPARD, ex-DIO, WHITESNAKE), Jerry Cantrell (ex-ALICE IN CHAINS), John 5 (ROB ZOMBIE, ex-MARILYN MANSON), Billy Duffy (ex-THE CULT) and Steve Jones (ex-SEX PISTOLS) are among the confirmed guests for CAMP FREDDY's appearance at the Key Club in West Hollywood, California Thursday night (Sept. 29). Tickets are $15, with all proceeds ...

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ZEBRA: Charity Shows Announced

Veteran hard rockers ZEBRA have announced the following charity shows in early October: Oct. 01 - Hope on the Hill (Hurricane Katrina) - Brookhaven Amphitheater - Farmingdale, NY Oct. 02 - Weekend for a Cure (Breast Cancer Research) - Jones Beach - Wantagh, NY ZEBRA have toured with class acts such as JOURNEY, BRYAN ADAMS, ...

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GIGANTOUR: More Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

Billboard magazine has released the attendance figures for several more stops on this summer's Gigantour festival trek, which featured MEGADETH and DREAM THEATER in the co-headlining slots, alongside FEAR FACTORY, NEVERMORE, LIFE OF AGONY and SYMPHONY X, among others. The following is a complete list of the the attendance figures for Gigantour available so far ...

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KING'S X: First Tour Dates Announced

KING'S X will be embarking on a U.S. tour beginning in October. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Oct. 29 - The Chance Theater - Poughkeepsie, NY Nov. 04 - Jaxx –Springfield, VA Nov. 05 - Rex Theater - Pittsburgh, PA KING'S X will be touring in support of their new album, "Ogre Tones" ...

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DARK FUNERAL And DISMEMBER Featured On 'Die Zombiejäger' Soundtrack

DARK FUNERAL and DISMEMBER are among the artists featured on the soundtrack to "Die Zombiejäger", an upcoming GGH (Gothenburg Gore Horror) action-packed comedy-horror film shot in Gothenburg, Sweden. The film is decribed as follows: "In the not-too-distant future, Gothenburg has been invaded by zombies. The police are powerless and a team of german zombie hunters ...

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DKT/MC5 To Play Special Concert With SUN RA ARKESTRA

Detroit's DKT/MC5, whose current touring lineup includes former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Glilby Clarke, will perform with the SUN RA ARKESTRA, the legendary avant-garde big band and free-jazz pioneers now directed by Marshall Allen, on Saturday, September 17 at at Royce Hall on the UCLA campus in California. DKT/MC5 features the three surviving, original members ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE, SYSTEM OF A DOWN, SLIPKNOT Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert attendance figures, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: MÖTLEY CRÜE, SUM 41, THE EXIES, SILVERTIDE Venue: Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge City/State: Bristow, Va. Date: Aug. 13, 2005 Attendance: 10,336 Capacity: 22,667 Artist/Event: MÖTLEY CRÜE, SUM 41, THE EXIES, SILVERTIDE Venue: PNC Bank Arts ...

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SPIRALARMS Part Ways With Bassist, Seek Replacement

SPIRALARMS, the new San Francisco Bay Area-based band featuring former members of STONE TEMPLE PILOTS, SYSTEMATIC, MANMADEGOD and FORBIDDEN, have issued the following update: "We regret to inform everyone that our bassist, James Walker, has optioned to leave the band. We will miss him and his playing dearly. James was a founding member of SPIRALARMS ...

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TOOL: Studio Update

MJI Interactive reports: After months of pre-production, TOOL finally have begun recording their long-awaited follow-up to 2001's "Lateralus". According to guitarist Adam Jones' blog, the band has been working on the as-yet-untitled album for a few weeks and has been visited by QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE's Josh Homme and the MELVINS' King ...

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New DROWNING POOL Singer Did 'Adequate' Job At Dallas OZZFEST

According to the Star-Telegram, new DROWING POOL singer Ryan McCombs (formerly of SOIL) did an "adequate job" covering the group's four-year-old songs such as "Sinner" during the band's debut live appearance with McCombs at yesterday's Ozzfest in Dallas, Texas. However, during their 20-minute set, "the band never acknowledged the obvious — folks, here's our new ...

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KING'S X: 'Alone' Video Posted Online

KING'S X's video for the track "Alone" has been posted online at InsideOutMusic.com [NOTE: Link removed at label's request]. "Alone" comes off the Texas-based rock trio's upcoming album, "Ogre Tones" (view artwork at this location), due on September 27 via InsideOut Music America. The new KING'S X album was produced by Michael Wagener, ...

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Vocalist ANDREW FREEMAN To Join ACOUSTIC OUTCAST Tour For One Show

George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB) vocalist Andrew Freeman will be joining the Acoustic Outcast tour, featuring DOKKEN frontman Don Dokken and ex-BATON ROUGE singer Kelly Keeling (both of whom have also previously played with Lynch), for one show on Friday, October 7 at The Mystic Theatre in Petaluma, California. Andrew is also involved with Rev ...

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Former MEGADETH Guitarist JEFF YOUNG's 'Deth And Life Experiences

During the late eighties at the tender age of 21, classically trained guitarist Jeff Young stepped into the metal world as lead guitarist for the legendary band MEGADETH. Jeff's highlight performances on the group's 1987 "So Far, So Good... So What!" album and tours astounded MEGA-fans and guitar aficionados alike. Fueled by an infamous cover ...

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TOOL: New Studio Photos Posted Online

TOOL guitarist Adam Jones has uploaded several photos from the recording sessions for the group's new album at this location. TOOL's webmaster had previously posted a message at the band's official site stating that "for various reasons, the (new TOOL) album is being recorded in relative secrecy...even more so than past recording sessions ...

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BLACK SYMPHONY Announce Lineup For GREAT WHITE Show

BLACK SYMPHONY, the reformed Southern California-based band featuring bassist Rev Jones (MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP), have announced the lineup for their upcoming co-headlining show with GREAT WHITE at Mr. Cues in Lancaster, CA on August 26. It is as follows: Rev Jones - Bass\Warrguitar Rick Plester - Guitar Pete Holmes - Drums Robert Vasicek - Keyboards ...

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DEICIDE: Korean Tour Report

DEICIDE guitarist Ralph Santolla (ex-SEBASTIAN BACH, DEATH) has submitted the following Korean tour report exclusively to BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "We want to thank everybody that helped us out on the trip to the Busan Rock Festival, especially Kevin from Dope Records, and our translator, 'Korean Glen'. "We left Tampa at 9 a.m. on Thursday [August 4], and ...

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SHENOAH Call It Quits

SHENOAH, the Cleveland, Ohio-based band featuring former members of CHIMAIRA, RINGWORM and ERASE THE GREY, have officially disbanded. Founders Jason Hager (guitar, ex-CHIMAIRA) and Ben Hollowell (bass, ex-RINGWORM) are currently pursuing YEARS OF FIRE, while Vince DiFranco (guitar, ex-ERASE THE GREY) and Matt Danko (drums) are keeping busy with their new project SONIC TRANSMISSIONS. Meanwhile, ...

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Vendetta - THROWDOWN

Based on my lukewarm feelings about "Haymaker", I was prepared to give THROWDOWN's "Vendetta" a mediocre review. I seem to be one of the few that weren't knocked on their asses by the 2003 release. The album has its moments, but seems to drag at times; something about those extra thick, breakdownish grinding parts I ...

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KING'S X: New Song Posted Online

A brand-new KING'S X track, entitled "Alone", is available for streaming on guitarist Ty Tabor's MySpace.com page. "Alone" comes off the Texas-based rock trio's upcoming album, "Ogre Tones" (view artwork at this location), due on September 27 via InsideOut Music America. The new KING'S X album was produced by Michael Wagener, ...

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