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Former FATES WARNING Guitarist Issues DRAGONSPOON Debut

DRAGONSPOON, the new project of former FATES WARNING guitarist Frank Aresti, have issued their debut full-length CD through Hook N Mouth Records. According to an official press release, "DRAGONSPOON ventures into the world of industrial music with Frank's unique style of heavy guitar riffing, and a dark, sophisticated tone." DRAGONSPOON will be performing live at ...

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SINNER To Support HAMMERFALL In Germany

The current incarnation of the long-running German act SINNERMat Sinner (vocals/bass, also in PRIMAL FEAR), Frank Rössler (keyboards), Fritz Randow (drums, SAXON), Henny Wolter (guitar), and Tom Naumann (guitar) —have announced the first couple of shows in support of their new album, "There Will Be Execution", due on Jan. 13, 2003 through Nuclear ...

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COSMOSQUAD Line Up Hollywood Appearance

Los Angeles-based instrumental trio COSMOSQUAD, featuring guitarist Jeff Kollman, drummer Shane Gaalaas, and bassist Barry Sparks, are celebrating the release of their new "Live at the Baked Potato" CD with a Tuesday, November 5 appearance at that very venue, located at 3878 Cahuenga Blvd W., North Hollywood, CA. In related news, Kollman and Gaalaas will ...

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Guitar Heroes Line Up To Pay Tribute To Ailing Axeman

Swedish guitarist Tommy Denander has written a special song called "Jason" for inclusion on the second tribute album for former David Lee Roth axeman Jason Becker, who is suffering from ALS (Lou Gehrigs). As an added bonus, Denander has invited a very impressive list of friends to jam on the track, which will be featured ...

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It's Official: KISS To Perform With Australian Symphony

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: One of the world's greatest bands, KISS, today announced one of the most spectacular concert events Australia will ever see, Kiss Symphony. At a press conference in Melbourne, Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley and Peter Criss announced details of a one-off concert with the 60-piece Melbourne Symphony to be held at Telstra Dome ...

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KYLE THOMAS Speaks Out On The PANTERA/EXHORDER 'Feud'

Vocalist Kyle Thomas of the much-missed New Orleans metallers EXHORDER, cited by many as the originators of the riff-heavy power-groove approach popularized by PANTERA, has spoken out about his group's alleged influence on the latter band the belief by some that PANTERA "ripped off" EXHORDER in order to attain their early major label success. "Although ...

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ASESINO To Open For DANZIG On Halloween

ASESINO, the side project of ex-FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares and STATIC-X bassist Tony Campos, have lined up the opening slots on the DANZIG Halloween shows on October 30th at House of Blues in Las Vegas, Nevada and on October 31st at La Luna in San Bernardino, California. In related news, the Los Angeles-based act ...

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ROUGH SILK To Issue 'End of Infinity' In Winter

Germany's ROUGH SILK are currently recording their new CD, End of Infinity, for a winter 2002 release through Breaker/SPV Records. The full track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Isolation 02. The Fiddler On The Skeleton Horse 03. Carry On 04. Ambrosia 05. End Of Infinity 06. By Your Side 07. Trans-Destination 08. ...

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AEROSMITH Frontman's Ex-Wife Loses Battle With Brain Cancer

The following item was published in today's edition of the New York Daily News: Cyrinda Foxe-Tyler, ex-wife of rocker Steven Tyler, has lost her battle with brain cancer and will be laid to rest today. Last night, the former Andy Warhol actress, who wrote a sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll tell-all about her marriage ...

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NECROPHAGIA Mainman Speaks Out On PHILIP ANSELMO, Upcoming Projects

Despite rumors to the contrary, there is no bad blood between NECROPHAGIA mainman Killjoy (whose real name is believed to be Frank Pucci) and PANTERA frontman Philip Anselmo over the demise of their joint label venture, Housecore/Baphomet Records, Killjoy revealed in an interview conducted with Korea's RockNew.com two weeks ago. "Philip is a great guy, ...

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SUFFOCATION Drummer Speaks Out On Reunion, Future Plans

SUFFOCATION drummer Mike Smith has denied former bassist Chris Richards' assertions that the legendary death metal act's planned reunion is purely money-motivated and has indicated that a new album from the group may surface sometime next year, provided the quintet's upcoming tour and subsequent songwriting sessions prove to be a success. In the following exclusive ...

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JIMI HENDRIX's Half-Million Dollar Guitar To Be Sold

A charred guitar set alight on stage by JIMI HENDRIX could become the most expensive guitar ever sold when it gets auctioned off in London next month, according to Hits Daily Double. The 1963 Fender Stratocaster is being offered for sale by Dweezil Zappa. One of Hendrix's roadies had given it to Dweezil's father Frank ...

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SKUMLOVE Acquire New Bassist, Keyboardist

Los Angeles-based SKUMLOVE, whose current touring line-up includes former FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares, PROFESSIONAL MURDER MUSIC drummer Justin Bennett and SX-10/CYPRESS HILL bassist Frank Mercurio, have reportedly acquired a new full-time bassist by the name of Alley Useless and a new keyboardist who goes by the name of "The Boy". SKUMLOVE are scheduled to ...

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SINNER: "There Will Be Execution" Details Revealed

The current incarnation of the long-running German act SINNERMat Sinner (vocals/bass, also in PRIMAL FEAR), Frank Rössler (keyboards), Fritz Randow (drums, ex-SAXON), Henny Wolter (guitar), and Tom Naumann (guitar)—have completed work on their new album, entitled There Will Be Execution, for a January 13th, 2003 release through Nuclear Blast Records. Recorded at House of Music ...

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INTERNAL BLEEDING Announce New Guitarist

Long Island death metallers INTERNAL BLEEDING have replaced longtime guitarist Guy Marchais with Frank Buffalino. "Frank's talent and dedication is welcome in the band and he has already contributed to the writing of [the upcoming album Hatefuel," reads the group's official statement on the line-up change. As previously reported, INTERNAL BLEEDING will begin recording Hatefuel ...

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OBITUARY Reunite For Impromptu Appearance At OZZFEST 2002

Three-fifths of the classic line-up of OBITUARY reunited on stage at the Friday, July 26th stop of Ozzfest 2002 in West Palm Beach, Florida as part of ANDREW W.K.'s set at the event. W.K. drummer Donald "D.T." Tardy, vocalist/brother John Tardy, and bassist Frank Watkins were accompanied by Andrew, Gregg and Pain on guitars as ...

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ANGEL DUST: Is The End Near?

German power metallers ANGEL DUST appear to have imploded over ego clashes and money disagreements, causing bassist Frank Banx to announce his decision to relocate to the US and start up a new version of the group with guitarist Ritchie Wilkison and an as-yet-unnamed new drummer and singer. "ANGEL DUST is not dead," Banx proclaimed ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH: "I Did Not Plead Guilty To Anything"

Contrary to previous reports that former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach had pleaded guilty to marijuana possession earlier this week, Bach's attorney Frank DeSevo released the following statement today: "Sebastian pled guilty to nothing and was found guilty of nothing. He applied for a conditional discharge, which was granted by the court on Monday [July ...

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SINNER Hard At Work On "There Will Be Execution"

The current incarnation of the long-running German act SINNERMat Sinner (vocals/bass, also in PRIMAL FEAR), Frank Rössler (keyboards), Fritz Randow (drums, ex-SAXON), Henny Wolter (guitar), and Tom Naumann (guitar)—are at House of Music Studios in Winterbach, Germany recording their brand new CD, entitled There Will Be Execution, for a January 13th, 2003 release through Nuclear ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Betrayed Us: WHITEHORSE MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL Organizers

JUDAS PRIEST used "blatantly false and disingenuous posturing" to cancel their appearance at Washington's 5th Annual Whitehorse Mountain Classic Rock Festival 2002, and in the process breached a "binding contract" that existed between the group and festival organizers Shadow Promotions, according to the latter's official statement explaining PRIEST's non-appearance at the event. "Frank Wing from ...

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SKUMLOVE To Get Assistance From FEAR FACTORY, PROFESSIONAL MURDER MUSIC Members For Live Debut

Los Angeles-based SKUMLOVE will reportedly make their live debut on August 14th at the Dragonfly in Hollywood with the help of an "all-star band" featuring ex-FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares, PROFESSIONAL MURDER MUSIC drummer Justin Bennett and SX-10/CYPRESS HILL bassist Frank Mercurio. Also appearing on the bill will be PROFESSIONAL MURDER MUSIC, ANNA THEMA and ...

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Norway's SLAYER Magazine To Unleash Issue #17

Norway's Slayer magazine is currently preparing its 17th issue (dubbed "Witching Metal") containing 68 pages in the familiar Slayer vein, featuring interviews with Jon Nødtveidt of DISSECTION (the first interview after his arrest!), EXODUS, CANDLEMASS, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, OCCULT, RAZOR, THE CROWN, MERCILESS, BLACK WIDOW (the ancient UK prog band), MANINNYA BLADE, OMEN, FRANK GOSDZIK (a.k.a. ...

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SINNER Prepare To Record New CD

The current incarnation of the long-running German act SINNERMat Sinner (vocals/bass, also in PRIMAL FEAR), Frank Rössler (keyboards), Fritz Randow (drums, ex-SAXON), Henny Wolter (guitar), and Tom Naumann (guitar)—are due to enter House of Music Studios in Winterbach, Germany during the summer to record their brand new CD, tentatively entitled There Will Be Execution, for ...

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TOMAHAWK Land Entire TOOL Tour

TOMAHAWK, the "all star" band featuring former FAITH NO MORE vocalist Mike Patton, ex-HELMET drummer Jon Stainer, former JESUS LIZARD guitarist Duane Denison, and ex-THE COWS/current MELVINS bassist Kevin Rutmanis, will be opening for TOOL on the latter band's entire North American tour. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Jul. 11 - Bakersfield, CA ...

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Tributes To Fallen Ex-WHIPLASH Bassist Continue Pouring In

Since our announcement of the tragic passing of ex-WHIPLASH/INTO ANOTHER bassist Tony Bono due to a heart attack, a number of friends, former bandmates and fans have posted heartfelt tributes to the man that was universally considered to be among the most down-to-earth, friendly and good-natured people one could ever hope to meet. Among those ...

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