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Partial EUROPE Reunion Brings House Down At Stockholm Club

Three-fifths of the most celebrated EUROPE lineup — guitarist John Norum, bassist John Levén, and drummer Ian Haugland — reunited on stage last night (Dec. 13) at the Hard Rock Café in Stockholm, Sweden to perform the EUROPE classic "Rock The Night" and a version of LED ZEPPELIN's "Rock And Roll". The gig, which took ...

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Former ANTHRAX Frontman To Re-Launch BELLADONNA

Former ANTHRAX frontman Joey Belladonna is set to re-launch his BELLADONNA solo project and is believed to be completing work on material for the band's third release — the singer's first since 1998's "Spells Of Fear" (DeRock Records). Updates and music will be posted shortly via Belladonna's official web site at this location. ...

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SLIPKNOT Drummer Joins PAPA ROACH (Sort Of)

SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison joined PAPA ROACH for an impromptu jam session during the latter group's sold-out show at London's Brixton Academy last night (Nov. 7) Jordison, whose other band, MURDERDOLLS, had supported PAPA ROACH earlier in the evening, came on stage during the headliners' encore and took his place behind the drum stool, much ...

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SLIPKNOT's THE CLOWN: ' We're The Biggest Punk Band In The World'

SLIPKNOT percussionist/mastermind Shawn Crahan, also known as Clown, claims that he's supportive of vocalist Corey Taylor and guitarist Jim Root's massively-successful STONE SOUR project. "If I didn't support him or fuckin' love what he's doing, I wouldn't be a friend," Crahan told Launch. "I wouldn't have meant any of the words I've said in SLIPKNOT. ...

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ENGINE To Participate In AOL Chat

ENGINE frontman Ray Alder (FATES WARNING) and bassist Joey Vera (ARMORED SAINT) will participate in an America Online chat on Tuesday, October 29 at 9:00 p.m. ET. The chat is exclusive to America Online and its members and will take place at AOL Keyword: Rock Chat. Non-AOL subscribers may also participate by visiting www.aol.com and ...

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Former EUROPE Frontman To Issue New Solo CD

Former EUROPE frontman Joey Tempest will issue his third, self-titled solo album on October 21st through Universal Records. The full track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Forgiven 02. Loved By Me 03. Sometimes 04. Losers 05. Superhuman 06. Always On The Run 07. Outside Heaven 08. Magnificent 09. Dreamless 10. Every Universe ...

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BLUDGEON To Support MANOWAR In Europe

Chicago-based metallers BLUDGEON will be heading out on a European tour with MANOWAR beginning on November 1st. The band were the first signing to MANOWAR's Magic Circle Music and had their debut album produced by MANOWAR bassist Joey DeMaio. ...

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MANOWAR To Release New Single

MANOWAR will release the third single from the album Warriors Of The World to coincide with the start of their Warriors Of The World Tour 2002/2003. The single will feature the album's opening song "Call To Arms", plus two brand new MANOWAR tracks, entitled "The Dawn Of Battle" and "I Believe". The latter two cuts ...

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STATIC-X's TRIPP EISEN: Why I Left MURDERDOLLS

STATIC-X guitarist Tripp Eisen has finally spoken out about his departure from the MURDERDOLLS, the group he formed with SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison (who plays guitar in the band), singer Wednesday 13, bassist Erik Griffin, and drummer Ben Graves. The following is Tripp's official statement regarding his decision to leave the group: "To all MURDERDOLLS ...

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DANZIG Announce New Drummer

DANZIG have replaced drummer Joey Castillo (currently in QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE) with ex-HALFCOCKED skinsman Charlee X. The band are in rehearsals for the upcoming Halloween shows and European tour, after which they will commence work on the next DANZIG release. Also planned for next year are Black Aria 2 (under the Glenn Danzig ...

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BOMB POP MAFIA's DIZZY DRAZTIK: JOEY JORDISON Didn't Write Our Songs

Former THE REJECTS (pre-MURDERDOLLS) and current BOMB POP MAFIA frontman Dizzy Draztik has shot down as "total fucking bullshit" accusations by anonymous posters on BLABBERMOUTH.NET that SLIPKNOT drummer and Dizzy's former THE REJECTS bandmate Joey Jordison was responsible for penning much of the material for Draztik's current project. The following is Draztik's official comment on ...

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MURDERDOLLS To Appear On 'Dawson's Creek'

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, will be flying out to North Carolina this week to shoot the Halloween episode of TV show Dawson's ...

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W.A.S.P. Tour Still On!

Despite rumors to the contrary, W.A.S.P.'s previously-announced North American tour is going ahead as scheduled, according to Metal Blade Records, whose act ENGINE (featuring FATES WARNING frontman Ray Alder and ARMORED SAINT bassist Joey Vera) is slated to fill the opening slot on the trek. At this time, it appears that ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY and former ...

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DIRT Confirmed For W.A.S.P. Tour

Houston, Texas-based DIRT have been added to the upcoming W.A.S.P. North American tour, according to the band's management. The trek kicks off on October 15th in Tempe, Arizona and is scheduled to last until December 9th. Also set to appear on the bill are Metal Blade recording artists ENGINE, featuring FATES WARNING singer Ray Alder ...

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DANZIG Announce Halloween Gigs

DANZIG have announced two Halloween appearances prior to the start of the group's European tour, which is scheduled to kick off in late November. The dates are as follows: Oct. 30 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues Oct. 31 – San Bernardino, CA @ La Luna DANZIG have yet to announce a replacement ...

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DANZIG Announce European Tour

DANZIG have lined up a European tour in November/December. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Nov. 21 - London, UK @ Astoria Nov. 23 - Malmö, SWE @ KB Nov. 25 - Helsinki, FIN @ Nosturi Nov. 27 - Gothenburg, SWE @ Karen Nov. 29 - Hamburg, GER @ The Docks Dec. 01 - ...

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W.A.S.P., STEPHEN PEARCY, ENGINE: More U.S. Dates Announced

More dates have been announced for the forthcoming W.A.S.P. North American tour, which will feature ex-RATT frontman STEPHEN PEARCY, ENGINE (featuring FATES WARNING singer Ray Alder and ARMORED SAINT bassist Joey Vera), and ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY in the support slots. They are as follows: Oct. 15 - Tempe, AZ @ Bash on Ash Oct. 16 - ...

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