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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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LIMP BIZKIT's FRED DURST Throws Belated Birthday Bash

The Las Vegas Sun reports LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst rented the Hard Rock hotel's penthouse suite, which features a bowling alley, over the weekend for some belated birthday festivities. He was born August 20, 1970. Among the revelers joining him were rumored squeeze Paris Hilton, magician David Copperfield, porn legend Ron Jeremy and the ...

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KISS To Kick Off CHEVY ROCK N' ROLL WEEKEND

WhoWon.com reports: Kevin Harvick, Inc.'s No. 6 Chevrolet Silverado will don the special paint scheme of America's legendary rock band KISS in Thursday night's (Sept. 9) running of the Kroger 200 at Richmond International Raceway. Matt Crafton, driver of the No. 6 GM Goodwrench truck for KHI, will be the first of three ...

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Master Of The Moon - DIO

The debate rages on about exactly how old ex-RAINBOW/BLACK SABBATH frontman Ronnie James Dio is (some claim to have come across scratchy singles recorded by him in the early Sixties), but however many years the wizened old sage has clocked up, THAT voice will always be there. To avoid the trap of existing overwhelmingly on ...

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LILLIAN AXE Announce New Singer

Long-running hard rockers LILLIAN AXE have announced the addition of singer Derrick LeFevre to the group's ranks. "I have known Derrick for over 10 years and he has been the vocalist for many good local bands," LILLIAN AXE guitarist Steve Blaze said in a statement. "He is a true star, but just hasn't had his ...

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Former HALFORD Axeman Announces Guitar Clinic

Former HALFORD and current TESTAMENT/PAINMUSEUM guitarist "Metal" Mike Chlasciak will partake in a heavy metal guitar clinic presented by Jackson Guitars and M & M Music, Vineland, New Jersey. Metal Mike will perform live selections from his three solo instrumental albums, answer questions and talk in-depth about his first choice in guitars: Jackson Guitars. Concluding ...

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OVERKILL Singer To Guest On DAN LORENZO Solo Album

OVERKILL frontman Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth and SINGLE BULLET THEORY guitarist/vocalist Matt Difabio have recorded special guest appearances on the second solo album from former HADES guitarist Dan Lorenzo. Blitz and Difabio appear on the tracks "Too Fast For Hate" and "Naked". The album, which was completed at Crystal Studios, will include "one recording I made ...

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