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ROBERT PLANT: Reunion With Ex-LED ZEPPELIN Bassist Unlikely

Although former LED ZEPPELIN frontman Robert Plant seems open to the possibility of putting out another album with PAGE AND PLANT, his collaboration with ex-ZEP guitarist Jimmy Page, a reunion with the band's bass player, John Paul Jones, remains much more unlikely. "My relationship with 'Jonesy' is hampered by one misinterpreted word, and that was ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE: New Singer Will Enable Us To Grow

New KILLSWITCH ENGAGE frontman Howard Jones (formerly of Connecticut-based BLOOD HAS BEEN SHED) has stated the following regarding his new band: "I had heard that things were up in the air with [former frontman] Jesse [Leach] so after a lot of tossing and turning at night I gave the guys a call. It really clicked ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Land New Frontman

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE have replaced singer Jesse Leach with ex-BLOOD HAD BEEN SHED frontman Howard Jones, according to bassist Mike D'Antonio, who broke his silence on the situation in an interview with Australia's Metalshop. "[Jesse] strained his voice and he did it touring, and he has done it previously," Mike responded to a question ...

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Former ANTHRAX Guitarist Lines Up New Jersey Gig

GOTHAM, led by guitarist Paul Crook (i.e. SEBASTIAN BACH & FRIENDS, ex-ANTHRAX), will be appearing at the Seagull in Hazlet, New Jersey tonight, July 1st. Also appearing on the bill will be THE ZOO, THE MONSTER, DE SOUL, BIG BANG BABY, VELVET JONES, and MARYSUE PROVEAUX. ...

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DOWN: More OZZFEST "Off" Dates Announced

DOWN have announced a couple of additions to their upcoming Ozzfest "off" dates itinerary. Confirmed non-Ozzfest appearances are as follows: Jul. 09 - Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall Jul. 14 - Old Bridge, NJ @ Birch Hill Jul. 21 - Wantaugh, NY @ Jones Beach* Jul. 27 - Tampa, FL @ USF Sun ...

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TOOL Guitarist's THE VERVE Contribution

TOOL guitarist Adam Jones makes an appearance on the VERVE REMIXED project on the TRICKY remix of BILLIE HOLIDAY's "Strange Fruit". Although Adam is credited on the album, TOOL management reportedly didn't want to have the TOOL brand name associated with the record and insisted that the original credit of "TRICKY AND TOOL" be changed ...

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AEROSMITH Announce More US Dates

AEROSMITH have added more than 30 dates to their North American tour, which, as previously reported, kicks off on August 13th in Holmdel, New Jersey. KID ROCK and RUN DMC will also be on the bill for the trek, which is scheduled to wrap on November 14th in Mountain View, California. The confirmed dates are ...

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BRUCE DICKINSON: The SWEDEN ROCK Set List

The following was BRUCE DICKINSON's set list for his performance at Sweden Rock Festival in in Sölvesborg, Sweden on Saturday, June 8th: 01. Silver Wings 02. Back From The Edge 03. Broken 04. Revelations 05. Accident Of Birth 06. Dark Side Of Aquarius 07. The Tower 08. Tears Of The Dragon 09. Laughing In The ...

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LED ZEPPELIN: Live Compilation On The Way?

Former LED ZEPPELIN frontman Robert Plant and guitarist Jimmy Page have been hinting towards the possibility of a live ZEPPELIN compilation surfacing sometime before the end of the year. However, no official announcement has yet been made on the matter. In related news, former LED ZEPPELIN bassist John Paul Jones in a recent interview published ...

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DEE DEE RAMONE Reinvents Himself As A Painter

The following item appeared in today's edition of the New York Daily News: Dee Dee Ramone has been a rapper and a ghost writer since leaving THE RAMONES, and now he's trying his hand as a painter. Dee Dee's art will figure in among works by John Lennon, David Bowie and Bob Dylan at "Rock ...

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AEROSMITH: First Summer Dates Announced

AEROSMITH have confirmed the following dates as part of their upcoming summer tour: Aug. 13 - Holmdel, NJ @ P.N.C. Bank Arts Center Aug. 22 - Boston, MA @ Tweeter Center Aug. 24 - Boston, MA @ Tweeter Center Aug. 28 – Wantagh, NY Tommy Hilfiger at Jones Beach ...

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IN FLAMES Set Release Date For New CD, Experience "Star Wars" Magic

Sweden's IN FLAMES have set September 3rd as the tentative release date for their as-yet-untitled new album, which was recently completed at Dug-Out Studio in Uppsala, Sweden with producer Daniel Bergstrand (i.e. MESHUGGAH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, STUCK MOJO). In other news, IN FLAMES got to experience the surreal on their recent North American tour with ...

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ANGER MANAGEMENT Dates Announced

The Anger Management tour, featuring PAPA ROACH, EMINEM, LUDACRIS, XZIBIT, the X-ECUTIONERS, D12 and OBIE TRICE, will kick off on July 18th at the HSBC Arena in Buffalo, New York. The complete itinerary is as follows: Jul. 18 - Buffalo, NY @ HSBC Arena Jul. 19 - Hartford, CT @ ctnow.com Meadows Music Jul. 20 ...

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UK OZZFEST 2002: Stage Times Announced

The stage times for the UK edition of Ozzfest, which is scheduled to take place at Donington Park on May 25th, have been announced. These are subject to change: Main Stage OZZY OSBOURNE 8:45 PM - ? TOOL 7:15 - 8:30 PM SYSTEM OF A DOWN 5:45 - 7:00 PM SLAYER 4:40 - 5:30 PM ...

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EXCLUSIVE: DINO CAZARES Speaks Out On FEAR FACTORY Split

Since FEAR FACTORY officially called it quits in early March, very little has been heard from the band themselves, with the four members of the group choosing to each deal with the break-up of this long-running group by immersing themselves in new projects rather than speaking out publicly on what was, by all accounts, a ...

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Former FEAR FACTORY Guitarist Recruits Ex-BUILT XL Singer For New Band

Former FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares has recruited 28-year-old ex-BUILT XL frontman Jason "Gong" Jones to sing in his as-yet-unnamed new outfit, BLABBERMOUTH.NET can exclusively reveal. Cazares and Jones have spent the last couple of weeks reworking three of the five songs originally demoed for what would have been FEAR FACTORY's fifth studio album, and ...

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KORN To Headline DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILY PICNIC

KORN will headline New York rock station WXRK K-Rock's Dysfunctional Family Picnic Episode IV. Also set to appear at the festival, scheduled for June 8th at Jones Beach in Wantagh, Long Island, are P.O.D., INCUBUS, PAPA ROACH, SYSTEM OF A DOWN, JIMMY EAT WORLD, THE STROKES, HOOBASTANK and 3RD STRIKE. In related news, the final ...

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KING'S X Get Added To DREAM THEATER, JOE SATRIANI Tour

KING'S X have reportedly been added to the upcoming DREAM THEATER/JOE SATRIANI co-headlining US Summer tour, which is scheduled to take place throughout August/September. SATRIANI will close the show all shows west of the Mississippi, and DREAM THEATER will close the show all shows east of the Mississippi. So far, the following dates have been ...

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Former 16 Members Reunite In MAXMILLION

Ex-16 guitarist Bobby Ferry, ex-16 drummer Jason Corley, and “skateboarding hero” Chris Jones have teamed up in a new project dubbed MAXMILLION. In the seven years since the last time Jason and Bobby played together, they had spent time in acts such as DOWNER and TRENCHANT, among others. Jason also did a project called SHADOWCAST ...

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Former SABBAT Guitarist Speaks Out On Revamped Group

Former SABBAT guitarist and acclaimed metal producer Andy Sneap recently explained his reasons for not linking up with ex-SKYCLAD frontman Martin Walkyier in the revamped version of the former group, which is presently calling itself RETURN TO THE SABBAT. “The way I originally heard about [the reunion] was from one of the guys at Earache ...

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LED ZEPPELIN Involved In Royalty Dispute With Atlantic Records

Over 30 years after Jerry Wexler signed them to the label, LED ZEPPELIN are suing Atlantic Records for copyright infringement, according to Rock's Back Pages. Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones, and the heirs of late drummer John Bonham contend that the U.S. label has refused to pay increased royalty fees — currently almost ...

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