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KISS ARMY NORWAY To Release 'Historic' KISS Tribute Album Next Year

KISS Army Norway and Voices Music Entertainment will release a tribute album next year featuring chart-topping and award-winning bands from Norway performing their favourite KISS songs. Ken Kelly, who did the legendary paintings for the "Destroyer" and "Love Gun" albums, has painted his third KISS cover for this tribute CD. KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick salutes ...

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STAIND Guitarist Speaks Out On NBA Near-Riot

STAIND guitarist Mike Mushok has weighed in on the near-riot that took place at theDetroit Pistons-Indiana Pacers basketball game last Friday (Nov. 19). He told Launch Radio Networks that the players needed to show more restraint. "You gotta know the line," he said. "And I've been hit with stuff on stage, but you know what? ...

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PAINMUSEUM To Tape Commemorative DVD At CD Release Party

PAINMUSEUM, the new band formed by the former HALFORD duo of "Metal" Mike Chlasciak (guitar, also in TESTAMENT) and Bobby Jarzombek (drums, also in ICED EARTH), will celebrate the release of their debut album, "Metal For Life", at the Cup Complex (1140 E. Elizabeth Ave) in Linden, NJ. The party, which is scheduled to take ...

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ALSTON To Release Debut Album In February

ALSTON, the New York-based band featuring former PRIMER 55 bassist Kobie Jackson (on guitar and vocals), guitarist/vocalist Ron Paige, bassist Alex Cando, and drummer Woody Wurzburg, will release their debut album, "Voodoo For Fun And Profit", on February 1, 2005 via Repossession Records. The album contains eleven songs, including "Recon Seed", "Anna", "Rock Star", "Ordinary", ...

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Former HADES Guitarist To Record New Solo Album

Former HADES guitarist Dan Lorenzo has issued the following update on his current activities: "Due to underwhelming demand, I just booked time for early January at Crystal Studios to start my third solo CD. I think I'm going to call it 'Cut From A Different Cloth'. Pretty much the same people who played on my ...

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SUBSONIC Launch Official Web Site

SUBSONIC, the solo project of former CELTIC FROST guitarist Ron Marks, have launched ther official web site at this location. SUBSONIC's sophomore album, "No Such Soul", was released last week through Sonic Wave America. The follow-up to 2002's "Super-Vel" (Outlaw Entertainment) is available worldwide at such stores as Best Buy, Tower, Borders, Wherehouse, ...

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TESTAMENT/PAINMUSEUM Guitarist To Embark On Clinic Tour

Former HALFORD and current TESTAMENT/PAINMUSEUM guitarist "Metal" Mike Chlasciak will embark on the next leg of the "Flurry Of The Black Notes Guitar Clinic Tour 2004" later this month. Hear the latest metal gear products and get your answers straight from Metal Mike. Attendance at the clinics is free, but get there early for best ...

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PAINMUSEUM Sign European/Japanese Deal With DEMOLITION RECORDS

PAINMUSEUM, the new band featuring guitarist "Metal" Mike Chlasciak (TESTAMENT, ex-HALFORD), drummer Bobby Jarzombek (ICED EARTH, ex-HALFORD, RIOT), bassist Steve DiGiorgio (TESTAMENT, SADUS, DEATH, VINTERSORG) and newcomer singer Tim Clayborne (HATRED), have signed a long-term deal for Europe and Japan with the U.K. independent label Demolition Records. The Demolition press office comments: "We've been admirers ...

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FU MANCHU: Studio Photos Posted Online

FU MANCHU have posted several photos from the recording sessions for their latest CD, "Start the Machine", at their official web site. Check them out at this location. The follow-up to 2002's "California Crossing" (Mammoth), "Start the Machine" was produced by Brian Joseph Dobbs (VOIVOD, MANMADEGOD, DEATH ANGEL) and marks the group's first ...

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PAINMUSEUM: 'Metal For Life' U.S. Release Date Confirmed

November 16, 2004 has been confirmed as the official U.S. release date for the long-awaited "Metal For Life" album from guitarist "Metal" Mike Chlasciak's (TESTAMENT, ex-HALFORD) PAINMUSEUM. "Metal For Life" features Chlasciak, Bobby Jarzombek (ICED EARTH, ex-HALFORD, RIOT) on drums, Steve DiGiorgio (TESTAMENT, SADUS, DEATH, VINTERSORG) on bass and newcomer Tim Clayborne (HATRED) on vocals. ...

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DAVE MUSTAINE: METALLICA's 'Enter Sandman' Was A Rip-Off

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has once again slammed METALLICA over the inclusion of a scene in METALLICA's "Some Kind of Monster" documentary in which METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich sits down with Mustaine for a one-on-one therapy session, calling Ulrich "a treacherous little man" and accusing METALLICA of having "ripped off" the ideas for their biggest ...

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FU MANCHU To Appear On San Diego Music Show

FU MANCHU will be the featured guests on San Diego's music show "Fox Rox" on Thursday, October 28 beginning at 12:00 a.m. PT. They will be performing two songs and drummer Scott Reeder and guitarist Bob Balch will be interviewed for the show. FU MANCHU will be kicking off a U.S. tour with CLUTCH on ...

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SUICIDAL TENDENCIES: More 'Return To Venice' Details Revealed

SUICIDAL TENDENCIES' upcoming "Return to Venice" project will incude two new NO MERCY songs. These two tracks were recorded by SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, featuring Mike Muir (vocals), Dean Pleasants and Mike Clark (guitars), Steve Bruner (bass) and his brother Ron Bruner Jr. (drums). Several of the songs on SUICIDAL TENDENCIES' 1988 album, "How Will I Laugh ...

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HAVOCHATE: Former HADES Drummer Joins The Fold

New York-based metal band HAVOCHATE, now featuring former TESTAMENT bassist Greg Christian, have announced the addition of drummer Ron Lipnicki (ex-HADES) to the group's ranks. HAVOCHATE are scheduled to release their sophomore effort before the end of the year in Europe and January 2005 in the U.S. The follow-up to last year's "This Violent Earth", ...

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FU MANCHU Tape SIRIUS Special

FU MANCHU guitarist Bob Balch and drummer Scott Reeder taped an hour-long special on Sirius Satellite Radio that will air on October 20. The show is called "Contact High" with Bobby Black and will feature tunes from the group's latest CD, "Start the Machine", as well as music picked by the guys. FU MANCHU will ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Set Record Straight Regarding Band Lineup

GUNS N' ROSES have issued a statement refuting reports that the band are close to finding a replacement for departed guitarist Buckethead. The statement reads as follows: "There have been numerous reports over the last few weeks from various sources claiming that one person or another has been invited to join GUNS N' ROSES. To ...

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STEPHEN PEARCY Announces Musicians For 'Drive With Me' Video Shoot

Former RATT singer Stephen Pearcy has announced the lineup of musicians that will join him during the video shoot for "Drive With Me", off his upcoming sophomore solo album, "Fueler". Joining Pearcy (a.k.a. SEP) during the video shoot will be guitarist Mark Zavon (JRZ), bassist Mike Duda (W.A.S.P.), drummer Rich Contadino (TIJUANA BULLFIGHT), and guitarist ...

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VAN HALEN, METALLICA Get Charitable

VAN HALEN and METALLICA are among the artists who have donated items to the upcoming Darrell Russell Memorial Auction, set to be held Saturday, Nov. 13, at the Hospitality Village at Pomona Raceway in Pomona, Calif. The auction, which will feature both silent and live formats, will entirely benefit the Darrell Russell Memorial Fund, established ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: New Guitarist Found?

Guitar shredder Ron Thal of the New York City-based alternative-rap-metal project BUMBLEFOOT has been asked to join GUNS N' ROSES as the replacement for Buckethead, according to a posting at www.bumblefoot.com. "Since, the rumors are already flyin', I might as well say," Ron writes on the site. "I was asked to join GUNS ...

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PRONG Drummer To Guest In SUBSONIC Video

PRONG drummer Dan Laudo will make an appearance behind the drum kit during the video shoot for "Dream American", the new single from SUBSONIC, the solo project of former CELTIC FROST guitarist Ron Marks. The video is scheduled to be shot next month in Chicago. "Dream American" comes off SUBSONIC's sophomore album, "No Such Soul", ...

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SUBSONIC Complete Work On Sophomore CD

SUBSONIC, the solo project of former CELTIC FROST guitarist Ron Marks, has completed work on its sophomore album, "No Such Soul", scheduled for release before the end of the year through Sonic Wave America. The follow-up to 2002's "Super-Vel" (Outlaw Entertainment) will be available worldwide at such stores as Best Buy, Tower, Borders, Wherehouse, FYE, ...

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Drummer BOBBY JARZOMBEK Talks About Landing ICED EARTH Gig

Former HALFORD and current ICED EARTH drummer Bobby Jarzombek recently spoke to Ferrante's Power Equipment about how he landed the ICED EARTH gig and his gear and technique. Several excerpts from the interview follow: Ferrante's Power Equipment: How did you get the Iced Earth gig? Did you have to audition? Bobby Jarzombek: "I got the ...

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FU MANCHU: Tour Dates Announced

FU MANCHU have lined up the following dates during the coming months: Oct. 19 - Big Fish Pub - Tempe, AZ w/ CLUTCH: Nov. 27 - Grand Rapids, MI - Orbit Room Nov. 28 - Eagles Club - Milwaukee, WI Nov. 29 - First Avenue - Minneapolis, MN Nov. 30 - Logan Square - Chicago, ...

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JAMES HETFIELD: Don't Tread On My Private Property

Marin Independent Journal is reporting that hikers, bikers, joggers and others who try to reach Loma Alta preserve in Marin County, CA must trespass on private land owned by METALLICA lead singer James Hetfield. Many people ignore or jump over the gates blocking the private property, said Ron Miska, manager of the Marin Open Space ...

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Former RATT, ANTHRAX Singers To Embark On 'Bastards Of Metal' Tour

Stephen Pearcy (ex-RATT), Joey Belladonna (ex-ANTHRAX), Marq Torien (BULLETBOYS), Ron Keel (KEEL, IRON HORSE) and Jason McMaster (DANGEROUS TOYS, WATCHTOWER) will be teaming up for this fall's "Bastards of Metal" tour, according to a posting on Pearcy's web site. Also appearing on the bill will be DROP and STS. Exact cities and dates for the ...

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