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SANCTUARY GROUP Reorganizes

According to Hits Daily Double, intenational music group Sanctuary — who represent some of the world's leading heavy metal/hard rock artists, including IRON MAIDEN, GUNS N' ROSES, SLAYER and SLIPKNOT — has reorganized its management team, rewarding Merck Mercuriadis for growing the American business to 50 percent of global revenues by naming him ...

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QUEEN Drummer Excited About Tour With PAUL RODGERS

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that QUEEN drummer Roger Taylor is really looking forward to the band's upcoming tour with Paul Rodgers on vocals. They're planning to go out in the spring, with a setlist made up of QUEEN music as well as FREE and BAD COMPANY songs. Taylor told Germany's ZDF, "We're enjoying playing, ...

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SEVENDUST Guitarist Quits, Pursues Other Projects

Although SEVENDUST's statement earlier this week had implied that guitarist Clint Lowery would be rejoining the group after leaving their current tour due to "personal issues," BLABBERMOUTH.NET has learned that Lowery has in fact quit the band and is planning on pursuing other projects. SEVENDUST are currently completing their touring obligations with the help of ...

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SHADOWS FALL Drummer Reports From DIMEBAG's Funeral

SHADOWS FALL drummer Jason Bittner has issued the following report from the funeral services and public memorial for slain DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, which were held on Tuesday (Dec. 14) in Arlington, Texas: "I have just gotten to my computer today after returning home from Dimebag Darrell Abbott's funeral and I wanted to share ...

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'Reflections Of A SAMMY HAGAR Fan' Book Available Now

"Summer of Sammy: Reflections of a Sammy Hagar Fan" is a tribute book by a Michigan business man who has become a total "redhead." He conversion starts with his first Sammy concert in 2002 (Sam and Dave Tour), and is confirmed when attending Hagar concerts through 2003, as well as several VAN HALEN shows during ...

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Spokesperson: No New BLACK SABBATH Album Planned

A spokesperson for Ozzy Osbourne has rejected a British newspaper report that producer Rick Rubin recently spent time in the U.K. working on a new BLACK SABBATH studio album. Sunday Herald Associate Editor Alan Taylor reported over the weekend that he ran into Rubin in Worcestershire, U.K. where Rubin was apparently in the ...

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Update: PHILIP ANSELMO Barred From DIMEBAG's Funeral; JERRY CANTRELL Performs Acoustically

BLABBERMOUTH.NET has confirmed that former PANTERA singer Philip Anselmo did NOT attend the the funeral of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott — apparently because he was told that he was "not welcome" at any of the events honoring the late musician who was slain last week at a nightclub in Columbus, Ohio. Anselmo's former PANTERA/DOWN ...

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Are There Plans For A New BLACK SABBATH Studio Album?

Producer Rick Rubin (SLAYER, AUDIOSLAVE, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, SYSTEM OF A DOWN) recently told Sunday Herald Associate Editor Alan Taylor that he was in Worcestershire, U.K. to work on a new BLACK SABBATH album. No further information is currently available. As previously reported, BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tomy Iommi is currently working with ...

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SLIPKNOT's COREY TAYLOR Talks GRAMMYS

SLIPKNOT are nominated for two Grammy awards this year: Best Hard Rock Performance and Best Metal Performance. In the Hard Rock category, they're competing against INCUBUS, METALLICA, NICKELBACK, and VELVET REVOLVER, while in the Metal category they're up against CRADLE OF FILTH, HATEBREED, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, and MOTÖRHEAD. After five previous losses with SLIPKNOT and STONE ...

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SLIPKNOT's SHAWN CRAHAN: DIMEBAG Was 'A Rock 'N' Roll Icon'

SLIPKNOT percussionist Shawn Crahan (a.k.a. Clown) spoke to the Des Moines Register about the death of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist Dimebag Darrell Abbott. Crahan attended a DAMAGEPLAN concert just last week, at Irving Plaza in New York. He called Abbott a friend and "rock 'n' roll icon." "It's just upsetting how the world is — the need ...

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FOZZY/STUCK MOJO Guitarist Says He Wants To Celebrate DIMEBAG's Life, Not Talk About His Death

Guitarist Rich Ward (FOZZY, STUCK MOJO) has issued the following statement regarding the death of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist Dimebag Darrell: "I feel that we should all be hesitant to make any assumptions or to repeat Internet rumors, at least until they are substantiated. Even then, what would our motivation be to talk about his death? All ...

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UPDATED: Tributes From Metal Musicians Pour In For DIMEBAG DARRELL

A number of heavy metal musicians have paid tribute to Dimebag Darrell (DAMAGEPLAN, ex-PANTERA) who was tragically murdered last night. ------------------------------------------------- Ozzy Osbourne: "Dimebag was a dear friend of mine. I'm absolutely beside myself with grief. I can't for the life of me understand why someone would do this. PANTERA toured with me many, many ...

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TRIVIUM: New Album To Surface In March

Roadrunner Records has set a March 1, 2005 relase date for TRIVIUM's "Ascendancy". Featuring the talents of Matt Heafy on guitars/vocals, Travis Smith on drums, Corey Beaulieu on guitar and Paolo Gregoletto on bass, TRIVIUM is a band whose youth (Heafy is 18, the oldest member is 22) belies their sound. Currently, TRIVIUM are on ...

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BALLISTIC Frontman To Form 'Punk' Project

BALLISTIC mainman Tom Gattis (ex-DEUCE, TENSION, WARDOG) has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "The positive: [2004] in retrospect was everything I had hoped for. Once again Europe did not fail to deliver the metal fans they are so famous for, and the fantastic people that I have come to love ...

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SLIPKNOT: 'Vermilion Pt. 2' Video Posted Online

SLIPKNOT's video for "Vermilion Pt. 2" has been posted online at this location [video link removed at label's request]. "Vermilion Pt. 2" is a haunting continuation of the "Vermilion" story, complete with acoustic guitar, violin and singer Corey Taylor's pained, vulnerable delivery. The melody and the overriding theme run through both versions, making them integral ...

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TRIVIUM Announce New Bassist/Vocalist

Orlando, Florida's TRIVIUM have announced the addition of bassist/vocalist Paolo Gregoletto (ex-METAL MILITIA) to the group's ranks. "Paolo not only brings his musical talents and skills to TRIVIUM, he brings a determined, can-do attitude and a positive energy that fits extremely well with who we are, what we are about and what we like to ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE: Box Set Title Confirmed

Despite previous reports to the contrary, OZZY OSBOURNE's upcoming box set will be called "Bible of Ozz" and not "The Prince of Darkness", a spokesperson at Sharon Osbourne Management has confirmed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET. The 52-song set, due on February 8, chronicles Ozzy's career via his biggest hits and most memorable collaborations, while including a separate ...

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SEVEN WITCHES: 'Major' U.S. Tour, DVD On The Way

SEVEN WITCHES guitarist Jack Frost has posted the following message at the band's official web site: "The newest SEVEN WITCHES CD ['Year of the Witch'] is out on Sanctuary Records and is receiving great reviews. If you haven't got it yet, what are you waiting for? The reviewers say they think this is our best ...

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SLIPKNOT, CRADLE OF FILTH, CHIMAIRA Share Their Halloween Flick Picks

What will you be listening to/watching this Halloween? Several Roadrunner recording artists shared their Halloween 2004 picks: Corey Taylor, SLIPKNOT: "How much time you got? Mine would be a toss-up between the original 'Psycho' (1960) and probably 'Chainsaw'. But a classic, dude, is the first 'Halloween' (1978). It's so fuckin' brutally spooky. On a personal ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Films Video For THE BEATLES Cover

The U.K.'s Mirror is reporting that OZZY OSBOURNE filmed the video to his Christmas single, a cover of THE BEATLES' "In My Life", on a bench in Battersea Park, London, accompanied by a "grumpy"-looking bulldog. Ozzy's version of "In My Life" will be included on his upcoming box set, "The Prince of Darkness". The 52-song ...

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BALLISTIC Guitarist Suffers 'Mini-Stroke', Undergoes Surgery

BALLISTIC mainman Tom Gattis (ex-DEUCE, TENSION, WARDOG) has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Well, I had a mini-stroke about 3 weeks ago (T.I.A.); Turns out its tied to a hole between the left and right atria of the heart (medical term 'Patent Foraman Ovale') and it shunts unprocessed blood away ...

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QUEEN Case Thrown Out Over Nationality Doubts

World Entertainment News Network is reporting that the three remaining members of the rock group QUEEN have lost a court case because they couldn't prove their nationality. Brian May, John Deacon and Roger Taylor sued a German record label over an unsolicited release of a 1977 live recording of "We Will Rock You". A Cologne ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE: Box Set Track Listing Revealed

The complete track listing has been revealed for the upcoming OZZY OSBOURNE box set, which has apparently been re-titled "The Prince of Darkness", according to IGN.com. The 52-song set, due on February 8, chronicles Ozzy's career via his biggest hits and most memorable collaborations, but the clincher is that the fourth disc of ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH Schedules In-Store Signing Session

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach will be signing copies of his "Forever Wild" DVD and anything else the fans want him to sign at Best Buy (237 Crossroads Blvd.) in Cary, North Carolina on Saturday, October 16 between 11 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. As previously reported, Bach will reprise his Broadway role in the ...

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QUEEN Drummer Backs ELTON's MADONNA Jibe

Australia's Seven.com.au is reporting that QUEEN's drummer Roger Taylor has supported Elton John in his criticism of international pop singer Madonna. Elton John made headlines internationally after taking a foul-mouthed swipe at Madonna at the British Q Awards, saying she cheated her fans by miming on stage. "It is about time somebody said ...

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QUEEN: 1982 Concert In London To Be Released On CD And DVD

Billboard.com is reporting that QUEEN's 1982 concert at London's Milton Keynes Bowl, originally broadcast on British television and MTV, will be released on November 9 via Hollywood Records. "Queen on Fire: Live at the Bowl" will be available for the first time in its entirety on separate double-disc CDs and DVDs, sporting a new stereo ...

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