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SLIPKNOT Drummer Joins PAPA ROACH (Sort Of)

SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison joined PAPA ROACH for an impromptu jam session during the latter group's sold-out show at London's Brixton Academy last night (Nov. 7) Jordison, whose other band, MURDERDOLLS, had supported PAPA ROACH earlier in the evening, came on stage during the headliners' encore and took his place behind the drum stool, much ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Frontman Hits Cover Circuit

JUDAS PRIEST frontman Tim "Ripper" Owens has been passing time recently by making several live appearances with an Ohio-based cover band THE SICKNESS, whose lineup includes two of Owens' former bandmates, bassist Dennis Hayes (formerly of Tim's pre-PRIEST band WINTERS BANE) and drummer Tim Semelsberger (from an early Ripper-fronted cover band, U.S. METAL). THE SICKNESS, ...

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PAPA WHEELIE To Issue Sophomore Release

PAPA WHEELIE, the "stoner punk metal" crew consisting of former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted (a.k.a. Jaylor) on guitar/vocals, Steven Wiig (a.k.a. Swiiglor) on drums and Joe Ledesma (a.k.a. Joefus) on bass, are preparing to unleash the follow-up release to their debut album, Unipsycho, just in time for Halloween. Live Lycanthropy features updated versions of Unipsycho ...

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PAPA ROACH Undergo Management 'Adjustment'

PAPA ROACH have undergone a management "adjustment," parting ways with Big Time Management's Bret Bair and upping road manager Dennis Sanders to full-time management duties, according to Hits Daily Double. Sanders previously co-managed the band with Bair. ...

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PAPA ROACH Bassist Ties The Knot

PAPA ROACH bassist Tobin Esperance and his longtime girlfriend got married in the Northern California coastal town of Carmel last week. PAPA ROACH has just kicked off a round of overseas dates in support of its latest album, Lovehatetragedy, in Osaka, Japan. The group will also perform in Europe and the U.K. over the next ...

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VOIVOD Prepare To Record New CD

The current incarnation of VOIVOD — vocalist Snake (a.k.a. Denis Belanger), guitarist Piggy (a.k.a. Denis D'Amour), drummer Away (a.k.a. Michel Langevin), and ex-METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted — will enter the final phase of pre-production for the group's much-anticipated comeback album on September 24th at Newsted's home studio in Walnut Creek, California. 13 songs (including one ...

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KELLY OSBOURNE Debuts At British #3 With 'Papa Don't Preach'

KELLY OSBOURNE's version of "Papa Don't Preach" (originally recorded by MADONNA) has entered the English singles chart at number three, according to Kelly's official web site. "It's a great start and we're certain it's only to get better as The Osbournes debuts on Channel 4 in the U.K. November 1. The Emmy-award winning show ran ...

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PAPA ROACH Added To RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS Australian Tour

PAPA ROACH have been added to the upcoming RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS tour of Australia, which is scheduled to kick off on November 26th in Brisbane. This will mark PAPA ROACH's first visit to the continent. Promoter Michael Chugg told Undercover: "The RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS were huge by themselves, but to add PAPA ROACH ...

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PAPA ROACH To Promote PEPSI BLUE

Hot on the heels of PAPA ROACH singer Jacoby Shaddix's recent peeing incident, the Pepsi-Cola company has announced it is teaming with the band to promote its new Pepsi Blue soft drink to teens, according to Allstar. The soda company will jointly promote PAPA ROACH's next single, "Time and Time Again", which comes ...

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JASON NEWSTED To Perform Rare PAPA WHEELIE Gig In San Francisco

PAPA WHEELIE, the "stoner punk metal" crew consisting of former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted (a.k.a. Jaylor) on guitar/vocals, Steven Wiig (a.k.a. Swiiglor) on drums and Joe Ledesma (a.k.a. Joefus) on bass, will be the final band to play at Nadine's Wild Weekend on August 25th. The closing-night party will take place at San Francisco's Bottom ...

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LAVABONE Complete New Demo

San Francisco Bay Area's LAVABONE, featuring former PRIMER 55 drummer Kevin Jackson, have completed work on a new demo with producer/engineer Dave Dominguez (i.e. ADEMA, PAPA ROACH, STAIND). For full-length MP3 downloads of the tracks "Here I Am", "Sometimes", and "Broken Soul", visit the band's official web site at this location. In other ...

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KORN, DEFTONES, PAPA ROACH Get Certified

KORN's Untouchables and DEFTONES' White Pony have both been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for sales in excess of one million copies in the US. Also certified platinum was the Spider-Man soundtrack, fueled in no small part by the track "Hero", penned and performed by NICKELBACK singer Chad Kroeger and ...

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PAPA ROACH To Film Video For "Time And Time Again"

PAPA ROACH will shoot a video for "Time And Time Again", the second single from their latest album, Lovehatetragedy, this weekend (August 3-4), in between shows on the Anger Management tour. In other news, PAPA ROACH frontman Jacoby Shaddix recently commented on the arrival of his infant son, Makaile, who will soon mark his debut ...

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PAPA ROACH Opens At #2, KORN Drops To #3 On Billboard

PAPA ROACH debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 Pop Album chart with first-week sales of over 135,000 copies of Lovehatetragedy, according to Soundscan. KORN on the other hand, dropped one spot to #3 with Untouchables, shifting over 132,000 units in their second week out, while former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist JERRY CANTRELL moved ...

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KORN's "Untouchables" Debuts At #2 On Billboard Pop Album Chart!

KORN shifted in excess of 434,000 copies of their latest effort, entitled Untouchables, since the album's release on June 11th, according to Soundscan, landing the quintet at position #2 on next week's Billboard Pop Album chart. As strong as KORN's first-week numbers were, they were not enough to beat EMINEM, whose The Eminem Show ended ...

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Former IMPELLITTERI Frontman Wins Orlando Metal Award

Former IMPELLITTERI frontman Rob Rock won the Orlando Metal Award for Best Metal Vocalist of the year in a ceremony that took place on May 17th and May 24th at the Fairbanks Inn in Winter Park, Florida. Other winners include LUNATIC CANDY KREEP (Best Metal Band), NOIR (Best Live Metal Performance), TRIVIUM's Matt (Best Metal ...

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Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Singer To Record Live CD/DVD

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN and current TALISMAN/HUMANIMAL frontman Jeff Scott Soto's performance at The Gods 2002 show in Bradford, UK on Sunday, June 2nd will reportedly be recorded for a live CD and DVD to be released later this year. Soto's backing band for the show will consist of guitarist Howie Simon (i.e. KEN TAMPLIN), drummer ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE And Clan To Issue "The Osbournes Family Album"

OZZY OSBOURNE and his family will be issuing a soundtrack of sorts to the hit MTV reality series The Osbournes, entitled The Osbournes Family Album, on June 11th through Epic Records. The CD will contain songs personally chosen by each member, including daughter Kelly Osbourne's cover of MADONNA's "Papa Don't Preach". As previously reported, Kelly ...

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PAPA WHEELIE Set Release Date For "Unipsycho"

PAPA WHEELIE, the “stoner punk metal” crew consisting of former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted (a.k.a. Jaylor) on guitar/vocals, Steven Wiig (a.k.a. Swiiglor) on drums and Joe Ledesma (a.k.a. Joefus) on bass, will issue their debut CD, entitled Unipsycho, on May 26th through Newsted's own Chophouse Records. "Produced" by Jave Steson and recorded at Jason's home ...

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ANGER MANAGEMENT Dates Announced

The Anger Management tour, featuring PAPA ROACH, EMINEM, LUDACRIS, XZIBIT, the X-ECUTIONERS, D12 and OBIE TRICE, will kick off on July 18th at the HSBC Arena in Buffalo, New York. The complete itinerary is as follows: Jul. 18 - Buffalo, NY @ HSBC Arena Jul. 19 - Hartford, CT @ ctnow.com Meadows Music Jul. 20 ...

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Ex-UGLY KID JOE Guitarist Produces New Album From BOY SETS FIRE

Former UGLY KID JOE guitarist Dave Fortman has just finished producing the latest album from Delaware quintet BOY SETS FIRE, who are presently mixing the as-yet-untitled effort at North Hollywood's NRG facility with Jay Baumgardner (i.e. PAPA ROACH, ALIEN ANT FARM, SYSTEM OF A DOWN) at the helm. "It is truly amazing that our first ...

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MEDICATION Confirmed For KBPI's BIRTHDAY BASH 2002

Los Angeles-based MEDICATION, who feature in their ranks former MACHINE HEAD/SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader, ex-UGLY KID JOE/LIFE OF AGONY vocalist Whitfield Crane, ex-ADAYINTHELIFE guitarist Blunt, and ex-THE PIECE DOGS bassist Kyle Sanders, have been confirmed for KBPI's Birthday Bash 2002, which is scheduled to take place on Sunday, June 2nd at Red Rocks Amphitheater in ...

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