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DROWNING POOL Singer Died Of Natural Causes

DROWNING POOL frontman Dave Williams' death was due to natural causes and was not drug or alcohol related, as had been widely speculated. On August 14th, the 30-year-old frontman was found dead in a bunk on his tour bus. The band was in Manassas, Virginia, on its way to the next day's Ozzfest show in ...

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CRAZY TOWN To Issue 'Darkhorse' In November

CRAZY TOWN have set Darkhorse as the title of their sophomore album, due on November 12th via Columbia Records. Darkhorse was produced by Howard Benson (P.O.D., SEPULTURA, SKINDRED) and is the follow-up to CRAZY TOWN's 1999 debut, The Gift Of Game. Among the collaborators in the studio was WEEZER frontman Rivers Cuomo, who added a ...

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Demonstrations In Chaos - WATCHTOWER

If you've anxiously clicked into this review hoping for some information on the long-awaited third full-length from the Texas tech-metal quartet, you'll be disappointed. That record (Mathematics — a working title for some 12 years now!) is still in the making. But if you can't find the band's Energetic Disassembly debut anywhere (you're in the ...

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DROWNING POOL Death Photo A Hoax: Former Tour Manager

A former tour manager for DROWNING POOL has dismissed as a hoax a recently-circulated photo purported to have been taken of late DP frontman Dave Williams' lifeless corpse in a body bag shortly after he was found dead on the band's tour bus on August 14th. Writing on DROWING POOL's official message board under the ...

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CRAZY TOWN Set To Return '…From Nowhere' In November

CRAZY TOWN will release their new single, "Drowning", to radio stations on October 15th. The band are planning to release their new album, Nothing Comes From Nowhere, in November through Columbia Records. Nothing... was produced by Howard Benson (P.O.D., SEPULTURA, SKINDRED) and is the follow-up to CRAZY TOWN's 1999 debut, The Gift Of Game. Among ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Planning Birthday Bash For Ailing Wife

The following item appeared in today's edition of the New York Daily News: Ozzy Osbourne is hatching a 50th-birthday bash for his wife, Sharon. And, considering her current fight with cancer, he wants it to be a party to bleepin' remember. Sources tell us the metal god plans an evening where the couple will honor ...

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DAVE WILLIAMS' Public Funeral Service: An Eyewitness Account

Fans got a chance to pay their respects to Dave Williams, singer for DROWNING POOL, at a public funeral service yesterday (Sunday, August 18th) at the Plano Center in Plano, Texas. A smaller, more private viewing was also held for friends and family on Saturday evening from 6-9 PM Central Time. According to one of ...

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TOMMY LEE Added To OZZFEST 2002!

TOMMY LEE has been added to the Ozzfest 2002 line-up. The former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer and his band will be taking over DROWNING POOL's time-slot on the main stage starting on Thursday, August 22nd at Pepsi/City Lights in Denver, Colorado. Commented bassist Marty O'Brien: "I can't wait to get out there. This will be my ...

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ENDO's ZELICK Pays Tribute To Fallen DROWNING POOL Frontman

Zelick, bassist for Miami, Florida's ENDO, has posted the following message in memory of late DROWNING POOL frontman Dave Williams, who was found dead last Wednesday: "Our deepest condolences go out to our brothers in DROWNING POOL and all of their friends and families. We have had the pleasure of sharing the stage with DP ...

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DROWNING POOL Bus Auction "Hoax" Pulled From EBay

The tour bus in which DROWNING POOL frontman Dave Williams was found dead Wednesday afternoon was never for sale despite the fact that someone claiming to own the bus was attempting to sell it online through auction site eBay on Thursday, August 15th for $650,000, according to the tour bus company, Ziggy Coaches, ...

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DAVE WILLIAMS Autopsy "Inconclusive"

An autopsy conducted Thursday morning on the body of deceased DROWNING POOL frontman Dave Williams proved inconclusive, according to a Prince William County police spokesperson. A cause of death is expected to be determined from toxicology tests, which generally take four to six weeks. A public service will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday ...

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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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OZZFEST 2002 Live CD: Track Listing Revealed

The running order for the Ozzfest 2002 Live CD has been finalized and a release date has been set for September 3rd through Columbia Records. The complete track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. OZZY OSBOURNE - War Pigs (BLACK SABBATH cover) 02. SYSTEM OF A DOWN - Needles 03. ROB ZOMBIE - ...

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NEUROTICA Jump To OZZFEST 2002 Main Stage

Florida rockers NEUROTICA will move up to the main Ozzfest 2002 stage beginning with the August 3rd date at the Polaris Amphitheatre in Columbus, Ohio. The band will kick things off at 5:00 PM. Audience reaction to NEUROTICA's blistering set has been so intense that a few weeks ago tour organizers bumped up the band's ...

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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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OZZY OSBOURNE Takes Leave From OZZFEST To Be With Wife

OZZY OSBOURNE will leave his post as the headliner of his annual Ozzfest for three weeks to be with his wife Sharon as she battles cancer, according to MTV.com. Osbourne plans to leave the tour after Sunday's show in Atlanta to join his wife as she begins chemotherapy treatment. He hopes to return for the ...

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DROWNING POOL TO Cover METALLICA On "OZZFEST 2002" CD

DROWNING POOL's rendition of the METALLICA classic "Creeping Death" was reportedly recorded last week at the Massachusetts stop of Ozzfest for the forthcoming Ozzfest 2002 live album, due in August. Commented singer Dave Williams to Launch: "You know a lot of people would go, 'Well that doesn't surprise me. They're a heavy band.' But we ...

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DROWNING POOL Let Cremated Bodies Hit The Floor

DROWNING POOL frontman Dave Williams recently recounted a bizarre incident the band experienced when it appeared on the second stage of Ozzfest last year. "Ozzfest last year we were signing autographs at a signing and this lady came up with a zip-loc bag full of this white powder, and we were all going, 'Uh maybe ...

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CARMINE APPICE Speaks Out On "THE OSBOURNES" And Friendship With OZZY

Former OZZY OSBOURNE/BLUE MURDER drummer Carmine Appice still considers Ozzy his friend despite the fact that Sharon Osbourne fired him from the group under acrimonious circumstances back in 1984 (which eventually led to Appice suing the couple). In an interview with Electribasement.com's David L. Wilson, Carmine stated that "When I first saw [The Osbournes], I ...

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IRON FIRE Seek New Bassist

Danish power metallers IRON FIRE are looking for a new bass player following the departure of Jakob Lykkebo earlier in the year. For more information, send an e-mail to: steve@ironfire.com. The group, who issued two full-length albums through the Sanctuary/Noise label, recently completed work on an album-length CD/demo, which they're using to procure a new ...

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