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PRIMER 55 Split Up!

PRIMER 55 have announced their decision to disband "due to creative and personal issues." The band, who recently completed the Jagermeister $12 Riot U.S. tour with DOPE, had previously issued two full-length albums through the Island/Def Jam label. The following is guitarist Bobby Burns' statement on the split: "Hey everyone... What I'm about to tell ...

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VOIVOD Finalize Track Listing For 'The Multiverse'

VOIVOD, the Montreal-based metallers that feature in their ranks former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted, have finalized the track listing for their new album, "The Multiverse", due out on Mar. 4, 2003 through Newsted's Chophouse Records (in association with Surfdog). The track listing is as follows: 01. Gasmask Revival 02. Facing Up 03. Blame Us 04. ...

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JASON NEWSTED: 'New VOIVOD Is Best Album I've Ever Been Part Of'

Former METALLICA and current VOIVOD bassist Jason Newsted (a.k.a. Jasonic) has posted the following message via the Chophouse Records web site: "Howdy Friends - OK - WHEW!! We have been super busy...the whirlwind has begun. Since I last posted here in the last week of November, tons of great things have transpired. I'll bring you ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE To Duet With KYLIE MINOGUE

Ozzy Osbourne is set to duet with Australian pop singer Kylie Minogue on an upcoming episode of "The Osbournes". The pop princess and rock wildman plan to sing "Especially For You" — which Kylie first sang with Jason Donovan in 1989. The appearance is the brainchild of Osbourne's daughter Kelly, who became friends with the ...

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JASON NEWSTED: 'VOIVOD Can Kick METALLICA's Ass'

Despite his previous statements to the contrary, ex-METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted — currently a full-time member of VOIVOD — is no longer available to return to his former group. "It would only happen if [METALLICA frontman] James [Hetfield] called me and asked me, or came to the house and asked me, looked me in the ...

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GORDIAN KNOT To Release 'Emergent' Next Month

The long awaited new GORDIAN KNOT album, "Emergent", will surface on Jan. 14, 2003 through Sensory Records. GORDIAN KNOT is the project of former CYNIC and current OSI (ORCHESTRA OF STRATEGIC INFLUENCE) bassist Sean Malone. "Emergent", the project's second album, will feature guest appearances by Bill Bruford (YES, KING CRIMSON), Jason Gobel (ex-CYNIC), Steve Hackett ...

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PITCHSHIFTER Drummer Breaks Wrist

PITCHSHIFTER drummer Jason Bowld has a broken wrist and will be enable to play the drums for the next few weeks. Jason, an ardent soccer player, sustained the injury during a recent match. "I have a cast on my arm and I can't play drums at all," Bowld said. "The cast comes off early January ...

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METALLICA To Play England's DONINGTON PARK

METALLICA are lining up a headlining show at Donington Park, U.K. on Jun. 1, 2003, Kerrang! magazine has reported. This would be the band's first U.K. appearance since they headlined the Big Day Out at Milton Keyes Bowl on Jul. 10, 1999. The show is rumored to be part of a six-week European tour, which ...

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REVENGE OF THE TRIADS Cease To Exist

REVENGE OF THE TRIADS, the project featuring Jason Slater (SNAKE RIVER CONSPIRACY), Charlie Clouser (NINE INCH NAILS), Troy Van Leeuwen (A PERFECT CIRCLE), and Eddie Nappi (HANDSOME), has officially disbanded. The group, who were working on their debut album at the time of their split, were signed to "a bullshit record label called LMC Records ...

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METALLICA: More European Festival Appearances Announced

In addition to their appearance at Denmark's Roskilde Festival on Jun. 26, 2003, METALLICA have confirmed that they will perform at Rock Am Ring in Nürburgring, Germany and Rock Im Park in Nürnberg, Germany. The specific dates have not yet been determined, but the festivals take place Jun. 6-8, 2003. Save for a handful of ...

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VOIVOD Hit MTV News!

While in New York City last week mastering "The Multiverse", VOIVOD sat down with Iann Robinson from MTV to film interview footage for a news segment about former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted's involvement with the group. Scheduled air times for the segment are as follows (all times PST): MTV Thursday, Dec. 12: 3:50 a.m., 6:50 ...

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MISERY INDEX Prepare To Record Full-Length Debut

Baltimore, Maryland-based MISERY INDEX — featuring Jason Netherton (bass/vocals, ex-DYING FETUS), Bruce Greig (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, TOGETHER WE FALL, NEXT STEP UP), Sparky Voyles (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, M.O.D.) and Matt Byers (drums) — have posted the following update via their official web site: "Presently we are locked away in our basement writing songs ...

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SLAVES ON DOPE Finish Tracking Sophomore CD

Montreal's SLAVES ON DOPE have finished tracking their sophomore album in Boca Raton, Florida with producer Jason Slater (SNAKE RIVER CONSPIRACY, EARSHOT). The as-yet-untitled effort, which is due through Bieler Bros./MCA Records in the spring, will contain the following track listing: 01. Go 02. So Clear 03. Pattern 04. Drain Me 05. The Plan 06. ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN's Tribute To JASON BECKER: Details Unveiled!

More information has surfaced regarding former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman's planned tribute to ex-DAVE LEE ROTH axeman Jason Becker. Friedman will be performing Becker's "End Of The Beginning" concerto with the San Francisco Community Center Orchestra And Chorus in San Francisco on Dec. 31 and Jan. 1. 2003, according to Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles. ...

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Former MEGADETH Guitarist To Pay Orchestral Tribute To JASON BECKER

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman will put on two live performances with an orchestra of ex-DAVE LEE ROTH axeman Jason Becker's work in San Francisco, California sometime next year. No further information is available at this time. Becker, who is suffering from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's Disease) (a disease that affects the central nervous ...

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JONES'S LOUNGE To Make Live Debut

Louisiana-based JONES'S LOUNGE, featuring Kyle Thomas (EXHORDER, FLOODGATE), Dax Thieler (GREEN LEAF CULT), Jason Portera (PITS VS. PREPS), and Tommy Buckley (SOILENT GREEN), will make their live debut on Thursday, Dec. 19 at The Howlin' Wolf in New Orleans. Joining them on the bill will be the BLACK SABBATH tribute band BLACK EARTH (featuring Kyle, ...

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METALLICA Launch Bassist Search: 'The Vibe Is The Most Important Thing'

METALLICA's search to replace bassist Jason Newsted officially got underway last week, the group have announced via their web site (www.metallica.com). The band, who split with Newsted in January 2001 following disagreements over Jason's then-side project ECHOBRAIN, had previously maintained that they would wait until they had finished the recordings for their new album before ...

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SOULFLY, AMEN, ONSIDEZERO Members Launch Side Project

MOTHRA, the new project featuring guitarist Mikey Doling (ex-SNOT, SOULFLY), bassist Tumor (ex-SNOT, AMEN), drummer Ray Mayorga (SOULFLY), guitarist Levon Sultanian (ONESIDEZERO), and vocalist Jason Radford (ONESIDEZERO), have posted three full-length MP3s at this location. The tracks available for download are as follows: 01. Nothing Left To Do 02. Burnt Offerings 03. So ...

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GODHEAD Ink Deal With REALITY ENTERTAINMENT

GODHEAD have signed an exclusive, worldwide deal with Reality Entertainment. The band — who were previously signed to MARILYN MANSON's Posthuman Records — are presently in the studio with producers Warren Croyle (who also heads up Reality) and partner Joe Floyd recording their sophomore CD for an early 2003 release. "We wanted to go with ...

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Former AMEN Guitarist Launches FIVE-O-CLOCK

Former AMEN guitarist Sonny Mayo has teamed up with former WHITE ZOMBIE drummer Ivan Dr Prume, vocalist Jason "Gong" Jones (ex-BUILT XL, last seen jamming with ex-FEAR FACTORY axeman Dino Cazares in his new project) and bassist Stevo Bruno in a new band called FIVE-O-CLOCK. The band, who are currently seeking a record deal, have ...

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JACK OSBOURNE Gets Action In The John

The following item was published in today's edition of the New York Daily News: Ozzy Osbourne's son, Jack, is 17. You'd think he could go to the bathroom by himself. Ozzy's demon seed was hanging out with pro skateboarder Jason Dill Sunday night at the new lower East Side lounge Pianos. Also there was an ...

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VOIVOD: Three Days Away From Completing 'The Multiverse'

VOIVOD — vocalist Snake (a.k.a. Denis Belanger), guitarist Piggy (a.k.a. Denis D'Amour), drummer Away (a.k.a. Michel Langevin), and Jasonic (a.k.a. ex-METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted) — are three days away from having completed the mixing process for the group's new album, "The Multiverse", at Sausalito, California's The Plant studios. The band, who recently withdrew from a ...

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