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Former ALICE IN CHAINS Axeman Collaborates With NICKELBACK, SALIVA Frontmen On "Spider-Man" Cut

Former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell, NICKELBACK frontman Chad Kroeger, and SALIVA singer Josey Scott have collaborated on a track called "Hero" (reportedly written by Kroeger), which will be included on the soundtrack to the upcoming Spider-Man movie. Also scheduled to appear on the album is a solo cut from SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor, ...

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HEKILL THREE To Open For JERRY CANTRELL At Austin Showcase

Austin-based band HEKILL THREE will be the opening act for former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell at the guitarist's SXSW (South By Southwest) music and media conference showcase on Saturday, March 16th at Stubb's BBQ in Austin, Texas. The full line-up for the March 16th show is as follows: HEKILL THREE 9:00 PM COMES ...

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Former ALICE IN CHAINS Axeman Rehearsing For Upcoming Gig, Tour Details To Be Announced Shortly

Former ALICE IN CHAINS axeman Jerry Cantrell started rehearsals on Friday, March 8th for the upcoming SXSW (South By Southwwest) music and media conference show at Stubb's BBQ in Austin, Texas. Jerry's supporting cast on stage next Saturday night. March 16th, will consist of three members from the band COMES WITH THE FALL (guitarist/vocalist William ...

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TAPROOT's STEPHEN RICHARDS: New Material Is Very Different From First Album

TAPROOT frontman Stephen Richards recently spoke to Rolling Stone magazine about the progress of the group's sophomore CD, tentatively titled Welcome, which is currently being recorded with producer Toby Wright (i.e. ALICE IN CHAINS, SOULFLY) for a late August/early September release through Velvet Hammer/Atlantic Records. Here's what he had to say: We've changed a lot ...

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German Masseuse To Metal/Hard Rock Stars Writes Tell-All Book

Members of PANTERA, IRON MAIDEN, JUDAS PRIEST, MACHINE HEAD, BIOHAZARD and TYPE O NEGATIVE have all served as one-time clients of sexy German masseuse to the stars Dot Stein, aka Dr. Dot, who is writing a tell-all book called Butt Naked And Backstage about her sessions with such celebrities as Bruce Willis, Mick Jagger, Sting, ...

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JERRY CANTRELL: I Miss ALICE IN CHAINS

Former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell has recently indicated that his forthcoming second solo album, entitled Degradation Trip, sounds unlike any other record I have ever done. It's probably one of the heaviest records I have put out including ALICE. Scheduled for an early summer release, Degradation Trip is the follow-up to 1998's Boggy ...

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JERRY CANTRELL: New Album Lives Up To ALICE IN CHAINS Standards

Former (?) ALICE IN CHAINS axeman Jerry Cantrell's upcoming Degradation Trip effort, due out on May 14th through Roadrunner Records, stands up well alongside Cantrell's previous work with AIC and the 1998 Boggy Depot solo offering, according to the guitarist. "Yeah, we put it up against the ALICE records and Boggy Depot, of course,” Jerry ...

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CANTRELL Gets NICKELBACKed!

ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell reportedly joined NICKELBACK on stage last night at the latter band's headlining performance in Calgary, Alberta, Canada for a rendition of the AIC classic "It Ain't Like That". The reactions were so positive that it appears Jerry will be making another appearance with the group tonight in Edmonton at ...

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JERRY CANTRELL: To Be Or Not To Be

Contrary to reports published via other online sources, ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell will not switch to using only his last name as the moniker for his current solo project, which is tentatively due to issue its latest effort, entitled Degradation Trip, through Roadrunner Records on May 14th. Although the above-mentioned idea was reportedly ...

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JERRY CANTRELL's "Degradation" Track Listing Finalized!

ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell has finalized the track listing for Degradation Trip, the axeman's first solo CD under his deal with Roadrunner Records. Tentatively due to be issued on May 14th, Degradation Trip will include the following songs: 01. Psychotic Break (4:08) 02. Bargain Basement Howard Hughes (5:36) 03. Anger Rising (6:15) 04. ...

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JERRY CANTRELL To Issue "Degradation Trip" On May 14th

ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell will issue his long-awaited sophomore solo effort through Roadrunner Records on May 14th, the guitarist told WMRQ Radio 104 in Hartford, Connecticut. When asked if the label's success with SLIPKNOT and NICKELBACK influenced his decision to sign with Roadrunner, Cantrell stated: "Sure it did. I think they're doing some ...

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Hellid-Produced MISDEMEANOR To Issue Debut CD In March

The first release via the recently-announced arrangement between ENTOMBED guitarist Alex Hellid's Muse Entity label and GMR Music will be the long-awaited self-titled debut from Stockholm all-girl outfit MISDEMEANOR. Produced by Hellid, the CD is said to contain music rooted in such influences as BLACK SABBATH, ALICE COOPER and CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, and is presently ...

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PANTERA Side Project And Special Guests Get Fired Up On New Year's Eve!

PANTERA bassist Rex Brown, ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell, DROWNING POOL frontman Dave Williams and SEVENDUST vocalist Lajon Witherspoon joined GASOLINE—the metallic southern rock side project of PANTERA guitarist Dimebag Darrell and drummer Vinnie Paul—for a cover of PANTERA's “Walk” at GASOLINE's performance at Dallas' Bronco Bowl on December 31st. According to fans that ...

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HALFORD To Issue Sophomore CD In April!

HALFORD's as-yet-untitled sophomore album, which is currently being tracked at a Los Angeles studio with producers Roy Z. (BRUCE DICKINSON/HELLOWEEN) and Richard Polodor (ALICE COOPER/3 DOG NIGHT/STEPPENWOLF), will be out in April through Metal-Is/Sanctuary Records, according to guitarist Metal Mike Chlasciak (as reported by www.eddietrunk.com). ...

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SUPERFIX: Former DRAIN STH Duo Launch Their Attack!

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, are currently shopping a four-song demo that was recently completed with the help of programmer/engineer Steve Tushar, who had toured with FEAR FACTORY back in 1996 and has done some remixes ...

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JUDAS PRIEST and HALFORD Plot Their Attack!

JUDAS PRIEST performed an extended set at London's Brixton Academy last night for the filming of an upcoming DVD, which is tentatively scheduled to be issued in late 2002. Among the tracks that PRIEST were scheduled to play were the following: 01. Metal Gods 02. Heading Out To The Highway 03. Grinder 04. Touch Of ...

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self-titled - FULL DEVIL JACKET

At a time when most of the up-and-coming heavy rock acts appear to be derived from the KORN / LIMP BIZKIT school of songwriting, it is truly refreshing to come across a band that is modern sounding yet doesn't succumb to the idea that one must incoprorate hip hop infuences into its style in order ...

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Archive News Nov 30, 2001

Here are some of the latest sales figures for various metal/hard rock releases in the US, as reported by Soundscan for the week ending November 25th, 2001 (number in parenthesis indicates the number of weeks the title has been on the sales chart):

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KID ROCK – Cocky: 223,062 (1) ...

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Archive News Nov 16, 2001

SLIPKNOT have issued the following press release explaining the reasons behind the cancellation of their US tour with IN FLAMES and 40 BELOW SUMMER: “Regrettably, SLIPKNOT have had to postpone their headlining U.S. tour which was set to kick off November 21 in Fargo, ND and wrap December 21 in ...

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Archive News Nov 05, 2001

Los Angeles' MEDICATION, featuring former MACHINE HEAD / SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader, ex-UGLY KID JOE / LIFE OF AGONY vocalist Whitfield Crane, ex-ADAYINTHELIFE guitarist Blunt and SOULFLY drummer Roy Mayorga, have refuted the recent reports of Mayorga leaving the band in order to rejoin SOULFLY on a full-time basis. According to an ...

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Archive News Oct 29, 2001

POWERMAN 5000 have parted ways with bassist Dorian Heartsong and drummer Al Pahanish, according to informed sources. Although the exact reasons for the pair's departure have not yet been revealed, the duo were recently seen moving their gear out of the band's rehearsal studio and were reported to have been jamming with ...

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