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ROADRUNNER UNITED: 'The All-Star Sessions' To Surface In October

Roadrunner Records has put together a groundbreaking record to mark the label’s 25th Anniversary. The group is called ROADRUNNER UNITED and the album titled "The All-Star Sessions". This full-length release, in stores on October 11, 2005, is a "master class" in hard rock/metal. Boasting 57 artists from 45 of Roadrunner's past and present bands, the ...

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KING'S X: Album Title Changed, Artwork Posted Online

Texas-based rock trio KING'S X have changed the title of their new CD to "Ogre Tones" from the previously announced "Landscape". The CD is due on September 27 via InsideOut Music America. Commented frontman Doug Pinnick: "I made up the name 'Landslide', and we all agreed, but the record company didnt like it. We had ...

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A.M. CONSPIRACY To Perform Free Show With SOIL

A.M. CONSPIRACY, the new Orlando, Florida-based rock band fronted by ex-DROWNING POOL singer Jason "Gong" Jones, will be performing a free show with SOIL on August 27 at the Tommy Lawrence Arena on the Volusia County Fairgrounds in Deland, Florida. As previously reported, A.M. CONSPIRACY have posted a new demo track, entitled "Absence", on their ...

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It's Official: Former SOIL Frontman Joins DROWNING POOL

In a widely anticipated move, former SOIL frontman Ryan McCombs has been officially named the new lead singer of DROWNING POOL. McCombs made the announcement earlier today live on the Ft. Wayne, Indiana radio station 98.9 The Bear, where he had been co-hosting the morning show all week. Listen to the audio of his announcement ...

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CAMP FREDDY To Perform At X GAMES Party In Hollywood

CAMP FREDDY — the Los Angeles-based "jam" band consisting of ex-JANE'S ADDICTION/RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS guitarist Dave Navarro, former THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar), VELVET REVOLVER/ex-GUNS N' ROSES drummer Matt Sorum, and vocalist Donovan Leitch (the son of 1960s U.K. folk-rock icon Donovan) — will reportedly be making an appearance at an ...

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SOIL Bassist: DROWNING POOL 'Lied To Our Faces'

SOIL bassist Tim King has explained his decision to publicly slam the group's former singer, Ryan McCombs, for joining DROWNING POOL after McCombs allegedly deemed the songs on the first DROWNING POOL album "average." As previously reported, DROWNING POOL are believed to be have recruited McCombs to replace their last vocalist, Jason "Gong" ...

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BLACK SYMPHONY Reunite

According to a posting on bassist Rev Jones' (MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP) official web site, BLACK SYMPHONY has officially reformed. An official lineup, tour dates, and news relating to new material will be announced August 1, 2005 at www.blacksymphony.com. In other news, the Jeff Martin (RACER X, BADLANDS) solo album "The Fool", featuring Jones, ...

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SOIL Bassist Slams Former Frontman For Joining DROWNING POOL

SOIL bassist Tim King has slammed the group's former singer, Ryan McCombs, for joining DROWNING POOL after McCombs allegedly deemed the songs on the first DROWNING POOL album "average." As previously reported, DROWNING POOL are believed to be have recruited McCombs to replace their last vocalist, Jason "Gong" Jones, who left the band in early ...

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CAMP FREDDY In Talks To Release Debut Album

CAMP FREDDY — the Los Angeles-based "jam" band consisting of ex-JANE'S ADDICTION/RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS guitarist Dave Navarro, former THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar), VELVET REVOLVER/ex-GUNS N' ROSES drummer Matt Sorum, and vocalist Donovan Leitch (the son of 1960s U.K. folk-rock icon Donovan) — have begun talking to a few "business types" ...

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A.M. CONSPIRACY: Ex-DROWNING POOL Singer's New Band Prepares To Release First Audio Samples

A.M. CONSPIRACY, the new Orlando, Florida-based rock band fronted by ex-DROWNING POOL singer Jason "Gong" Jones, have launched a MySpace.com page at this location. The group, whose lineup is rounded out by ex-STILL NAIVE guitarist Rob Dehaven and CANVAS members Clint Campbell (guitars and voice), Dean Andrews (drums) and Kenny Harrleson (bass), recently ...

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KING'S X Frontman's Solo Album Delayed

Magna Carta Records has pushed back the release date of KING'S X frontman Doug Pinnick's third solo album, "Emotional Animal", to August 2 from the previously announced July 19. Doug played most of the instruments and vocals on the CD, with a little help from KING'S X drummer Jerry's son Joy Gaskill (drums) and Kelly ...

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DROWNING POOL To Perform At OZZFEST In Dallas

According to DROWNING POOL's web site, the band will be making a one-off appearance at this year's Ozzfest on August 25 at the Smirnoff Music Center in Dallas, Texas. The band will perform on the main stage in front of their hometown crowd in what promises to be the group's debut live appearance with their ...

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KING'S X Name New Album

Texas-based rock trio KING'S X have set "Landscape" as the title of their new album, due on September 27 via InsideOut Music America. The first new KING'S X album from guitarist/vocalist Ty Tabor, bass guitarist/vocalist Doug Pinnick and drummer/vocalist Jerry Gaskill under the new deal will include up to 14 songs; the track listing is ...

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LED ZEPPELIN Voted 'Ideal Supergroup'

BBC News has issued the following report: The four members of LED ZEPPELIN have been voted the U.K.'s ideal supergroup, with Robert Plant beating the late Freddie Mercury to best singer. About 3,500 music fans were polled for Planet Rock Radio and were asked to create their fantasy band. Jimmy Page won best ...

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'Rockin' The Corps' Concert Featuring KISS, GODSMACK, TED NUGENT To Be Released On CD/DVD

Image Entertainment, Inc., a leading independent licensee, producer and distributor of home entertainment programming in North America, today announced it has secured distribution rights to "Rockin' The Corps", one of the largest star-studded concerts ever held to support U.S. troops. "Rockin' The Corps" was held on April 1 at Camp Pendleton, a U.S. military base ...

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SEVEN WITCHES To Enter Studio In July

SEVEN WITCHES will enter the studio on July 18 to begin recording their sixth album, "Metal Nation". The follow-up to last year's "Year of the Witch" will be the group's first album to feature new singer Alan Tecchio, formerly of HADES and WATCHTOWER. SEVEN WITCHES have yet to announce a new record deal following their ...

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FOO FIGHTERS: 'In Your Honor' First-Week Chart Positions Revealed

FOO FIGHTERS' latest album, "In Your Honor", has registered the following first-week chart positions around the world: #1: Australia #1: New Zealand #2: USA #2: U.K. #2: Ireland #7: Switzerland #11: Holland #21: France #22: Finland #37: Brazil #50: Czech Republic According to Undercover News, FOO FIGHTERS' "In Your Honor" is officially the fastest selling ...

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KING'S X To Film Two Videos For New Album

The critically acclaimed, highly influential Texas-based rock trio KING'S X has signed with InsideOut Music America. The band's recent work has been released by InsideOut except in North America, and signing with IOMA unifies its label worldwide. The first new KING'S X album from guitarist/vocalist Ty Tabor, bass guitarist/vocalist Doug Pinnick and drummer/vocalist Jerry Gaskill ...

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Porn-Star Wife: BIOHAZARD's SEINFELD Is 'A Man Who Can Do Anything'

Adult film superstar Tera Patrick recently spoke to Steppin' Out magazine about a number of topics, including her husband, BIOHAZARD frontman Evan Seinfeld (who stars with Patrick in her movies under the name Spyder Jones). An excerpt from the interview follows: Steppin' Out: Let's talk about your husband, Evan Seinfeld, who starred on the HBO ...

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Manager: DROWNING POOL Have New Singer Lined Up

DROWNING POOL have officially confirmed the departure of vocalist Jason "Gong" Jones less than two years after officially bringing him into the band (as first reported here yesterday). Jones apparently exited the group over the weekend, forcing the cancellation of a June 12 hometown show in Dallas, Texas. DROWNING POOL bassist Stevie Benton ...

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