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FATES WARNING Bassist: Tales From The Road

FATES WARNING bassist Joey Vera has posted the following message on his web site: "I'm back in black! The post-tour decompression is in progress. Glad to be home after the 6-week tour. I truly had the best time on the tour with FATES WARNING (supporting DREAM THEATER and QUEENSRŸCHE). We were treated with great respect ...

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BLUDGEON To Release Live DVD

Chicago-based metallers BLUDGEON will release a live DVD/CD, entitled "Crucified Live", on September 22 through MANOWAR's label imprint, Magic Circle Music. The DVD/CD package is "nothing short of a mind-numbing experience for any fan of heavy metal!" according to an official press release. "Watch out for yourself as BLUDGEON is unleashed, for the first time, ...

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LIFE OF AGONY Announce European Tour!

The classic LIFE OF AGONY lineup of Keith Caputo (vocals), Alan Robert (bass), Joey Z (guitar) and Sal Abruscato (drums) will embark on a European tour during October/November. Confirmed dates are as follows: Oct. 18 - Antwerp, BEL - Hof Ter Lo Oct. 19 - Offenbach, GER - Capitol Oct. 21 - Dortmund, GER - ...

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FATES WARNING Bassist Checks In From DREAM THEATER Tour

FATES WARNING/ARMORED SAINT bassist Joey Vera has posted the following message to his official web site: "[The FATES WARNING] tour [with DREAM THEATER and QUEENSRŸCHE] is still going great. Detroit, Cleveland, Baltimore and Wilmington all killer. Wilmington was poised to being one of our best shows but we got stopped near the end of our ...

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LIFE OF AGONY Sell Out The Birch Hill In 15 Minutes

The classic LIFE OF AGONY lineup of Keith Caputo (vocals), Alan Robert (bass), Joey Z (guitar) and Sal Abruscato (drums) needed a total of 15 minutes to sell all the tickets to their upcoming reunion show at Birch Hill Concert Hall in Old Bridge, New Jersey on Saturday, August 2. Birch Hill Concert Hall is ...

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LIFE OF AGONY Announce Another Reunion Show

The classic LIFE OF AGONY lineup of Keith Caputo (vocals), Alan Robert (bass), Joey Z (guitar) and Sal Abruscato (drums) have announced another reunion show, this time in New Jersey. The group will be performing Birch Hill Concert Hall in Old Bridge, New Jersey on Saturday, August 2. Tickets go on sale this Saturday, July ...

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DANZIG Land New Drummer

Bevan Davies from the band COMES WITH THE FALL (and also substitute/touring drummer for JERRY CANTRELL in 2001 and 2002) has officially joined DANZIG as the band's new drummer. Davies' first live appearance with the group will take place on Friday, July 4 at the Bilbao Accion Rock Festival at Parque de Zorrozaurre-Deusto in Spain. ...

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AEROSMITH Drummer Named To BRONX WALK OF FAME

AEROSMITH drummer Joey Kramer has been named as one of the new inductees into the Bronx Walk Of Fame, according to Launch. Although AEROSMITH are known as a Boston band, Kramer was born and raised in the Bronx, one of the five boroughs that make up New York City, while frontman Steven Tyler comes from ...

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LIFE OF AGONY Re-Launch Official Web Site

LIFE OF AGONY have re-launched their official web site at www.lifeofagony.com, complete with Quicktime clips from their upcoming DVD, an all-new message board and a merchandise store. LIFE OF AGONY's upcoming double-live CD and DVD, titled "River Runs Again: Live 2003", will be released in late August/early September through SPV Records worldwide. The ...

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MURDERDOLLS Dress Up In Drag For Intimate London Gig

MURDERDOLLS, the new band featuring SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison on guitar, singer Wednesday 13 (formerly of North Carolina horror-metal outfit FRANKENSTEIN DRAG QUEENS FROM PLANET 13), ex-DOPE guitarist Acey Slade, bassist Erik Griffin, and drummer Ben Graves, played an intimate set at top London burlesque club Madam Jo Jo's Monday night (June 2)... in drag, ...

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Former LIFE OF AGONY Singer To Tour Europe

Former LIFE OF AGONY frontman Keith Caputo will embark on a European tour in September/October. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Jul. 27 - Dortmund, GER @ Visions Festival Sep. 04 - Hilversum, NETH @ Tagrijn Sep. 05 - Tilburg, NETH @ 013 Sep. 06 - Varsselder, NETH @ Huntenpop Sep. 07 - Aschaffenburg, ...

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AEROSMITH's TYLER: 'Good Music Is Like Good Sex'

The Boston Herald reports that AEROSMITH guitarist Joe Perry took a break from recording the group's latest — a blues record due out in September — to throw a private party Saturday night at the House of Blues in Cambridge. The event, to introduce Gibson Guitar's new "Joe Perry Signature" ax, was packed with Perry's ...

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Ex-ANTHRAX Vocalist Announces U.S. Tour

Former ANTHRAX frontman Joey Belladonna has announced several concert dates as part of his summer tour that will kick off in early June. The following are the confirmed and tentative dates so far: Jun. 03 – New York, NY @ Don Hills Jun. 04 - Clifton, NJ @ Connections Jun. 05 - Baltimore, MD @ ...

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MURDERDOLLS, STONE SOUR To Team Up For U.K. Tour

MURDERDOLLS and STONE SOUR are set to terrorize the U.K. this July when they team up for a string of shows. The 'DOLLS were all set to play their own shows, but when they realized STONE SOUR were also in Europe, it seemed a fun idea to invite them along for the ride. Both bands ...

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SLIPKNOT To Regroup In August, Early 2004 Release Expected

SLIPKNOT are due to regroup in August to continue work on their third album with producer Rick Rubin (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, SYSTEM OF A DOWN, SLAYER), according to NME.com. A release through Roadrunner Records is penciled for early 2004. In related news, MURDERDOLLS, who feature SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison on guitar, will play an ...

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MURDERDOLLS Announce Final U.S. Gigs Of The Year!

MURDERDOLLS, the new band featuring SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison on guitar, singer Wednesday 13 (formerly of North Carolina horror-metal outfit FRANKENSTEIN DRAG QUEENS FROM PLANET 13), ex-DOPE guitarist Acey Slade, bassist Erik Griffin, and drummer Ben Graves, have announced their last U.S. shows of the year. They are as follows: May 19 – Hollywood, CA ...

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Former ANTHRAX Frontman Announces One-Off Gig

Former ANTHRAX vocalist JOEY BELLADONNA has announced what appears to be a one-off solo gig at The Chance Theatre (web site) in Poughkeepsie, New York on Friday, June 6. Also set to perform at the show are WITHIN ANOTHER, SHADOW IMAGE, DOWNSPEED, and PROWLR. Belladonna has spent the past few months holed up ...

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FATES WARNING Enlist SPOCK'S BEARD Drummer For Upcoming Tour

FATES WARNING have enlisted SPOCK'S BEARD drummer Nick D'Virgilio to join them on their upcoming summer tour with DREAM THEATER and QUEENSRŸCHE after regular FATES drummer Mark Zonder was forced to bow out of the trek due to "personal commitments," according to FW guitarist Jim Matheos. "Ray, Joey, Frank, and I are excited to be ...

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Former LIFE OF AGONY Drummer To Perform With SUPERMASSIV

SUPERMASSIV, the New York-based band featuring ex-TYPE O NEGATIVE/LIFE OF AGONY drummer Sal Abruscato, will be performing live on Friday, June 6 at L'Amour in Brooklyn, New York. More dates will be announced soon. As previously reported, SUPERMASSIV will have the song "Fake" included as a bonus track on the forthcoming LIFE OF AGONY double ...

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ROADRUNNER RECORDS Launches THE VAULT!

Roadrunner Records U.S. have launched a special section of their official web site called The Vault where you can buy digital files of all Roadrunner music — past and present, deleted and current. Check it out here. In conjunction with the site's launch, SLIPKNOT drummer/MUDERDOLLS guitarist and an avid Roadrunner aficionado Joey Jordison ...

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SUPERMASSIV Track To Be Included On LIFE OF AGONY Live CD

SUPERMASSIV, the New York-based band featuring ex-TYPE O NEGATIVE/LIFE OF AGONY drummer Sal Abruscato, will have the song "Fake" included as a bonus track on the forthcoming LIFE OF AGONY double live CD, "River Runs Again 2003". "River Runs Again 2003", which features the classic LIFE OF AGONY lineup of Abruscato, Keith Caputo (vocals), Alan ...

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