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SUPERFIX Joined By SINISSTAR Guitarist

SUPERFIX, the Los Angeles-based act featuring former DRAIN STH drummer Martina Axen (who handles lead vocals in the new group) and bassist Anna Kjellberg, are strongly rumored to have been joined by SINISSTAR guitarist China in the band's current line-up. The group, which also recently recruited an as-yet-undisclosed drummer, performed a showcase gig at Hollywood, ...

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Former SKID ROW Frontman's Dad Passes Away

Our condolences go out to former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach, whose dad, artist David Bierk, passed away on Wednesday, August 28th at the age of 58. Bierk had painted the cover for SKID ROW's #1 Billboard album Slave To The Grind, which was voted the 4th best album cover of the year in 1991 ...

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DROWNING POOL Singer Found Dead

DROWNING POOL singer Dave Williams was found dead on the band's tour bus Wednesday afternoon (August 14th), according to a spokesperson for the group. He was 30 years old. The Dallas quartet was on tour with Ozzfest when Williams' body was discovered. Ozzfest had played the Verizon Wireless Music Center in Noblesville, Indiana, on Tuesday. ...

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THE LAST HARD MEN Enter Japanese Album Charts

The debut CD from Sebastian Bach's THE LAST HARD MEN — the former SKID ROW frontman's 1995 collaboration with Jimmy Chamberlin (drums, ex-SMASHING PUMPKINS), Kelley Deal (bass, ex-BREEDERS), and Jimmy Flemion (guitar, THE FROGS) — reportedly entered the Japanese Top 50 Album chart at position #22. ...

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THOUGHT CRIME Take Home $10,000 Prize In VULTURES ROW Band Contest

Richmond, California's THOUGHT CRIME were the winners of the Vultures Row $10,000 band contest, which was held on Saturday, August 3rd on San Francisco's Treasure Island. Nine bands in total competed for the prize, including UNJUST, TRAGEDY ANDY and THE SICK, while MACHINE HEAD, SKINLAB and DEATH ANGEL headlined the event. THOUGHT CRIME's next appearance ...

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UNJUST Added To Oakland's TATTOO THE EARTH

San Francisco Bay Area metallers UNJUST have just been added to the 2002 Tattoo The Earth festival. The event will be held at the Oakland Coliseum (home of the Oakland Raiders) on Friday, August 9th. UNJUST will be performing a forty-five minute set on Friday featuring new, previously-unreleased material. Tickets are $20 and are available ...

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Former OZZY OSBOURNE Drummer Comments On New BILLY IDOL Keyboardist, Unreleased BALL Album

Former OZZY OSBOURNE and current BILLY IDOL drummer Brian Tichy recently commented on the addition of YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/ex-DREAM THEATER keyboardist Derek Sherinian to IDOL's summer touring line-up. Said Tichy: "There's a new keyboardist in the mix... It's none other than...the keyboardist's keyboardist... the hardest working keyboardist in the music business... the keyboardist with the full ...

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SKID ROW's SCOTTI HILL: New Album Should Be Out In October

SKID ROW are planning on issuing their long-awaited new CD, tentatively entitled Thick Is The Skin, in October through an as-yet-undetermined label, according to the latest update from guitarist Scotti Hill. "We'll be back in the studio on the Rock Never Stops tour break in September," stated Hill. "It shouldn't take more then a week ...

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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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SEBASTIAN BACH Pleads Guilty To Marijuana Possession Charge

Despite Sebastian Bach's declaration after his arrest in March that "the truth will become known," the former SKID ROW singer pleaded guilty to a charge of marijuana possession at his hearing in Middletown, New Jersey on Monday, according to MTV.com. His other charges of disorderly conduct, simple assault and making terrorist threats were dismissed, partially ...

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Exclusive DEF LEPPARD Items To Be Auctioned On eBay

DEF LEPPARD's record label, Mercury Records, will team up with auction site eBay to auction a number of exclusive LEPPARD items, with the main auction being one of the T-shirts used in the "Now" video, autographed by all band members. All proceeds of the auctions, which will start on July 30th and end on August ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Tribute CD: "A Tribute To The Priest"

On September 9th, Nuclear Blast Records will be issuing a brand new JUDAS PRIEST tribute album, entitled A Tribute To The Priest. The complete track listing for the CD is as follows (in no particular order): 01. ANNIHILATOR - "Hell Bent For Leather" 02. PRIMAL FEAR - "Metal Gods" 03. WITCHERY - "Riding On The ...

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SKID ROW To Release "Thick Is The Skin" In Early 2003

The revamped SKID ROW, featuring new vocalist Johnny Solinger, have finished recording eight or nine songs for the group's long-awaited comeback release, tentatively titled Thick Is The Skin, which is tentatively due to surface in early 2003 through an as-yet-undetermined label. Among the cuts set to appear on the group's first new CD since 1995's ...

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Former MEGADETH Members To Reunite In New Project

Former MEGADETH and current SAVATAGE guitarist Al Pitrelli recently spoke to The Pure Rock Shop about Dave Mustaine's decision to disband MEGADETH and the Pitrelli's current and upcoming activities. Here are a few select highlights from that conversation: On whether Mustaine will be able to return to form following hand injury: "I don't think that's ...

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Former SKID ROW Frontman To Host "The New Sideshow"

Former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach will be hosting the TV special The New Sideshow on TLC (The Learning Channel). According to Bach, "you will be SHOCKED & AMAZED at the STUNNING & INCREDIBLE acts of such schock-meisters as the Brothers Grim Sideshow, Carnival Diablo, Lucifire, Jim Rose, & lots more!" The New Sideshow airs ...

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TESLA To Participate In Online Chat

TESLA's Jeff Keith and Troy Luccketta will be participating in a live America Online Q&A chat to promote their upcoming Rock Never Stops trek across the United States this summer. The tour will run June through September and also feature VINCE NEIL, JACKYL and SKID ROW. The chat will take place Monday, June 3rd at ...

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SLIPKNOT, PENNYWISE, HENRY ROLLINS, Others To Collaborate On West Memphis Three Benefit Album

SLIPKNOT's Corey Taylor, PENNYWISE's Jim Lindberg, and X's Exene Cervenka are among the vocalists tentatively scheduled to appear on a benefit album for the West Memphis Three currently being spearheaded by Henry Rollins. The album will reportedly consist of Rollins and his backing band, MOTHER SUPERIOR covering classic BLACK FLAG songs, with featured performances from ...

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DREAM THEATER's MIKE PORTNOY Sweeps Modern Drummer Poll

DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy has once again swept the Modern Drummer magazine polls by taking the "Best Progressive Rock Drummer" award for the eighth year in a row, in addition to coming in at top in the "Best Clinician", "Best Educational Video/DVD", and "Recorded Performance Of The Year" categories. ...

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SUPERFIX Complete Work On New Demo

SUPERFIX, the Los Angeles-based band featuring former DRAIN STH drummer Martina Axen (who handles lead vocals in the new group) and bassist Anna Kjellberg, recently completed work on a brand new three-song demo, which was produced at a California studio by SKID ROW guitarist Dave "Snake" Sabo. Currently being shopped to interested labels, the latest ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH Makes BURRN! Cover

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach appears on the cover of this month's Burrn! magazine—the world's "heaviest" (literally) metal magazine and Japan's most respected and well-known heavy rock publication. Here are pictures taken at the Burrn! photo session, as they appear on Bach's official web site: Burrn! Cover Burrn! #1

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