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Through The Storm - RIOT

Tipton/Downing. Murray/Smith. Shermann/Denner. You with me here? Let me add to that list the fourth-best metal guitar duo of all time: Reale/Flyntz. But like RIOT in general, they have yet to receive the same level of recognition as the others (except in Japan!). Despite this, RIOT continues to release album after album of quality metal, ...

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SUICIDAL TENDENCIES Commence Work On New CD

SUICIDAL TENDENCIES have commenced work on the material for their forthcoming album, tentatively due in early 2003. The following is a message posted yesterday by SUICIDAL TENDENCIES frontman Mike Muir via the band's official web site: "Today we'll be in the studio working on new ST songs. Last year, we were in the studio late ...

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METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD Helps Out California Parks

METALLICA frontman James Hetfield recently purchased a large plot of land in San Rafael, California, and he has donated 438 acres to the Marin County Department of Parks, Open Space and Cultural Services, according to MTV.com. Marin County will never exercise development rights on the land, according to Ron Miska, Assistant General Manager for the ...

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DARK ANGEL: San Francisco Headlining Gig Announced

The reformed DARK ANGEL — featuring guitarists Jim Durkin and Eric Meyer, vocalist Ron Rinehart, and drummer Gene Hoglan — are due to perform a headlining show at the Pound in San Francisco, California on Saturday, December 7th, according to the club's official web site. A headlining date at The Galaxy Theater in ...

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TROUBLE Bassist Joins PLACE OF SKULLS

TROUBLE bassist Ron Holzner is the latest addition to the ranks of Knoxville, Tennessee's PLACE OF SKULLS, according to the group's official web site. "After a very sucessful rehearsal/audition last weekend in Tennessee, none other than ex-TROUBLE bassist Ron Holzner has become the newest member in PLACE OF SKULLS," reads the message on the site. ...

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DARK ANGEL To Make Unannounced Appearance At KREATOR/DESTRUCTION Gig

The reformed DARK ANGEL — featuring guitarists Jim Durkin and Eric Meyer, vocalist Ron Rinehart, bassist Jeremy Peto (ex-MORGION) and drummer Al "Mayhem" Mendez (DREAMS OF DAMNATION) — are strongly rumored to be planning a surprise appearance (likely for only one or two songs) at the September 30th show by KREATOR/DESTRUCTION at The Galaxy Theater ...

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DARK ANGEL Reunite, Begin Work On New Material

Legendary Los Angeles thrashers DARK ANGEL have reunited and are in the process of writing material for a possible new album, guitarist Jim Durkin has told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. Three-fifths of the line-up that recorded the acclaimed 1989 CD, Leave ScarsDurkin, guitarist Eric Meyer, and vocalist Ron Rinehart — has teamed up with bassist Jeremy ...

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Former DARK ANGEL Frontman Announces Upcoming Gigs

Los Angeles-based Christian metallers OIL, featuring former DARK ANGEL frontman Ron Rinehart, will be performing at California Speedway in Fontana, California on Sunday, August 11th. The following Saturday, August 17th, OIL will be appearing at the East Gate Café (formerly Angel City) in Bellflower, California. ...

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HALFORD Drummer Hard At Work On Video

HALFORD drummer Bobby Jarzombek has been "keeping myself busy the last couple of weeks doing some work on (drum roll) my drum video," according to a statement by the drummer posted via his official web site. "I'm happy to say its turning out KILLER! The video includes 3 songs, 2 solos, a demonstration that I ...

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Former PENANCE Bassist Resurfaces In HUMBUCKER

Former PENANCE bassist Ron "Ozzy" Leard has formed a new band called HUMBUCKER and has just completed work on the group's debut album, entitled Mondo Electro, with producer Chris Kozlowski (who also co-produced PENANCE's Alpha and Omega CD). For more info contact ron_onbass@hotmail.com or daveroman@alltel.net. Click here to view a promotional poster for ...

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HADES: No More Live Shows?

HADES appear to be on the verge of taking an extended break from the live stage. According to guitarist Dan Lorenzo, "we THINK we've decided to stop playing indefinitely—too much work for too little reward. If a great European festival offer came around I'm sure we'd consider it though. We have a four-page spread in ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE's NIKKI SIXX To Pen Tune For BACKSTREET BOYS?!

MÖTLEY CRÜE mainman Nikki Sixx has reportedly written a song, "Let's Get It Together" for possible inclusion on the next BACKSTREET BOYS album. The bassist is also said to have composed tracks for TANTRIC, SALIVA, and FAITH HILL. In related news, Sixx and wife Donna D'Errico were among the guests at KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons' ...

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ROYAL HUNT Frontman Sets Release Date For "Earth Maker"

ROYAL HUNT/ex-BADLANDS frontman John West is currently at a New York studio recording vocal tracks to his next solo release, entitled Earth Maker, for a September 13th release through Japan's Yamaha Music Records and an as-yet-unspecified October date through Europe's Frontier Records. The full line-up of musicians appearing on the album is as follows: John ...

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WATCHTOWER Guitarist In Finishing Stages Of New SPASTIC INK CD, Joins Texas Cover Band

WATCHTOWER/SPASTIC INK guitarist/composer Ron Jarzombek has finally found a drummer to lay down the tracks for the last remaining tune, "A Chaotic Realization of Nothing Yet Misunderstood", for the long-awaited SPASTIC INK sophomore release, Ink Compatible. Originally scheduled to be handled by Jarzombek's brother Bobby (i.e. HALFORD), the drum parts on the above-mentioned track were ...

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DEBRIS, INC. Collaborate With SKULLSICK NATION On Tracks For Upcoming Debut

DEBRIS, INC., the new group featuring SAINT VITUS mainman Dave Chandler and TROUBLE bassist Ron Holzner, have collaborated with SKULLSICK NATION frontwoman Karyn Crisis and guitarist Afzaal Nasiruddeen on a cover of X's "Nausea" for inclusion on DEBRIS, INC.'s forthcoming debut, which is tentatively due for release later in the year through an as-yet-unspecified label. ...

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WATCHTOWER To Issue CD Of Unreleased Recordings, Continue Work On New Album

A WATCHTOWER CD entitled Demonstrations in Chaos, containing unreleased rehearsals and recordings from the Control & Resistance era, plus previously-unavailable live tracks, and the infamous Boss Studio demos from 1983 and 1984, will finally be issued through Monster Records in May. For more information, go to www.monsterrecords.com. In other news, WATCHTOWER guitarist Ron ...

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TROUBLE Line Up Illinois Headlining Gigs

The reunited TROUBLE—guitarist Rick Wartell, vocalist Eric Wagner, guitarist Bruce Franklin, drummer Jeff Olson and bassist Ron Holzner—will follow up their headlining appearances on May 3rd and May 4th at RockHouse USA (formerly Riley's Rock House) in Aurora, Illinois with a headlining gig at The Penny Road Pub in South Barrington, Illinois on May 18th. ...

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TROUBLE Announce Two Headlining Shows In Eary May

The reunited TROUBLEguitarist Rick Wartell, vocalist Eric Wagner, guitarist Bruce Franklin, drummer Jeff Olson and bassist Ron Holznerwill be performing the first two headlining shows since reforming the group on May 3rd and May 4th at RockHouse USA (formerly Riley's Rock House) in Aurora, Illinois (TROUBLE's hometown), a Southwestern Chicago suburb. The group's previously-announced gig ...

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RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS To Receive Artist Contribution Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Multi-platinum selling musical artists RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS will be presented with the Artist Contribution Award at the second annual ESPN Action Sports & Music Awards Fueled by Mountain Dew, it was announced today by Ron Semiao, ESPN vice president, programming and managing director, Global X. The pioneer event that unites the ...

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Reunited TROUBLE To Play First Full Headlining Show In Late April

The reunited TROUBLE—guitarist Rick Wartell, vocalist Eric Wagner, guitarist Bruce Franklin, drummer Jeff Olson and bassist Ron Holzner—will perform their first full headlining show since reforming the group on April 27th at RockHouse USA (formerly Riley's Rock House) in Aurora, Illinois (TROUBLE's hometown), a Southwestern Chicago suburb. As previously reported, TROUBLE have thus far written ...

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ROYAL HUNT: Solo Releases, European Tour Announced

ROYAL HUNT leader and main songwriter Andre Andersen will issue his second solo CD, entitled Black On Black, via Frontiers Records/Now & Then Productions in June. Featuring appearances by ELEGY singer Ian Parry, plus Rene Rieland on guitars and Kaj Laege on drums, the album will include the following tracks: 01. Coming Home 02. Tell ...

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