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Former HADES Guitarist Completes Solo CD

Former HADES guitarist Dan Lorenzo has completed work on his first solo album. "I finished mixing my first solo CD last week at Crystal Studios and it's already in production," Lorenzo said in a press release. "I'll have finished copies with artwork the end of next week. I'm taking advance orders now through my site ...

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KORN Singer To Speak At NAMM Producer Roundtable

This Saturday, January 17, at NAMM in Los Angeles, KORN frontman Jonathan Davis will be speaking at the 11th Annual Producers SoundTable, which will take place inside the Anaheim Marriott, Salons E & F, between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Featured guests include Dave Adelson (moderator), Michael Beinhorn, Ron Fair, Patrick Leonard and Don Was. ...

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IGGY POP Says He Plans On Recording A New STOOGES Album

Iggy Pop has told MTV.com that a possibility exists that he will collaborate with WHITE STRIPES frontman Jack White on a full STOOGES studio album that veteran producer Rick Rubin will likely produce. Pop said he decided to work with the STOOGES on their first disc since 1973's "Raw Power" because he was inspired by ...

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Former MÖTLEY CRÜE Singer To Publish Autobiography

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman John Corabi has begun work on his autobiography, tentatively due next summer. The book, which is being co-written with biographer Jake Brown, will offer a candid account of Corabi's life story, including his stints in THE SCREAM, MÖTLEY CRÜE, UNION, RATT, and the BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION, and will include interviews with ...

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SPASTIC INK: New Song Available For Download

WATCHTOWER guitarist/composer Ron Jarzombek has posted a track from his long-awaited sophomore SPASTIC INK release, "Ink Compatible". The song, titled "Aquanet", features Jarzombek on guitar, Jason McMaster (WATCHTOWER, DANEGROUS TOYS) on vocals, Bobby Jarzombek (ex-HALFORD, RIOT) on drums, Pete Perez (RIOT) on bass and Jens Johansson (STRATOVARIUS, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) on the synthesizer. Download it

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RIOT Recruit VIRGIN STEELE Drummer

RIOT have announced the addition of drummer Frank Gilchriest (VIRGIN STEELE) to the group's ranks. "[When] RIOT was touring in Europe as the support act for VIRGIN STEELE in 1998, [guitarist] Mark [Reale] and the rest of the band, including [then-RIOT drummer Bobby] Jarzombek, watched Frank Gilchriest destroy the drums every night for 7 weeks," ...

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HADES Guitarist Enters Studios With CASSIUS KING

HADES guitarist Dan Lorenzo has sent us the following update on his current activities: "I went into Crystal Studio Sunday (October 19) and recorded the music to four songs. The whole experience has me more juiced than I've been about music in years. I sang 'Sweet Pain' by KISS plus one original so far. The ...

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HOLOCAUST Reject 'Sellout' Accusations

Long-running New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) pioneers HOLOCAUST — perhaps best known for penning the track "The Small Hours", which was later covered by METALLICA on their "The $5.98 E.P. - Garage Days Re-Revisited" EP — have responded to "sell-out" accusations leveled at them by the readers of this site. In a posting ...

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INFECTIOUS GROOVES: Studio Update

INFECTIOUS GROOVES, the funkadelic side project of SUICIDAL TENDENCIES frontman Mike Muir, have posted the following update on the songwriting/recording sessions for their new album: "INFECTIOUS GROOVES has been writing songs for the new CD and will start pre-production tomorrow (Wednesday) and Thursday. Saturday and Sunday we'll all be busy working on STudio and Saturday ...

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SCARVE: New Album To Be Released In Limited-Edition Digipak

France's SCARVE will release their third album, "Irradiant", in a special, limited-edition digipak version, featuring loads of bonus stuff, including the video for "Emulate The Soul". The follow-up to 2002's "Luminiferous" was recorded at Dug-Out Studio in Uppsala, Sweden with producers Daniel Bergstrand (MESHUGGAH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) and Örjan Örnkloo (MISERY LOVES CO.) and features ...

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INFECTIOUS GROOVES Begin Work On New Album

INFECTIOUS GROOVES, the funkadelic side project of SUICIDAL TENDENCIES frontman Mike Muir, have started writing songs for their new CD. The band, whose current lineup consist of Muir (vocals), Dean Pleasants (guitar, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES), Ron Brunner Jr. (drums, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES) and Steve Brunner (bass, SUIDICAL TENDENCIES), are currently working with a couple different singers and ...

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Early HADES Material To See Light Of Day

HADES guitarist Dan Lorenzo has sent us the following update on his current activities: "Monster Records in San Antonio contacted me a few months ago. They plan to release some old HADES recordings from the early '80s with our original vocalist Paul Smith. There were a bunch of live 2-track plus 16 track songs we ...

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PAINMUSEUM: Album Details Revealed

PAINMUSEUM, the new band featuring ex-HALFORD guitarist Metal Mike Chlasciak, vocalist Tim Clayborne, and former HALFORD drummer Bobby Jarzombek, have set "Metal For Life (Battle Hymns For The New Apocalypse)" as the title for their debut album, tentatively due in early 2004 through an as-yet-undetermined label. The album, which was recorded at Mike Vescera's (LOUDNESS, ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN: Tour Report, Live Video Clips Posted Online

WATCHTOWER/SPASTIC INK guitarist Ron Jarzombek, who recently completed a seven-date run as part of ex-MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman's backing band on the Guitarevolution tour (also featuring former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE guitarist Alex Skolnick and original MEGADETH guitarist Chris Poland), has posted the following tour report on his official web site: "This whole adventure started with me sending ...

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OIL Announce Record-Release Show In Long Beach

OIL, the Long Beach, California-based Christian metal band featuring DARK ANGEL frontman Ron Rinehart, will celebrate the release of their first-ever live album, "Choice Cuts Off The Chopping Block", with a live performance at The Lighthouse in Long Beach on Friday, October 3. Support at the show will come from SEVEN SYSTEM and BEYOND AGONY. ...

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Reunited DARK ANGEL To Appear On METALLICA Tribute Album

Reunited Los Angeles thrashers DARK ANGEL have been invited to contribute to a METALLICA tribute album being produced by Bob Kulick (KISS, MOTÖRHEAD, MEAT LOAF), and are currently in the studio recording their version of "Creeping Death". A late 2003 release through Cleopatra Records is expected. Complete video coverage of the recording sessions for the ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN: GUITAREVOLUTION Setlist Revealed

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman and his backing band — guitarist Ron Jarzombek (WATCHTOWER, SPASTIC INK), drummer Jimmy DeGrasso (ex-MEGADETH, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, Y&T) and bassist Chris Catero (RAZER, ex-WARDOG) — kicked off the Guitarevolution U.S. tour with THE ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO (featuring former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE guitarist Alex Skolnick) and OHM (featuring original MEGADETH guitarist Chris Poland) ...

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PSYCHOTOGEN Complete Work On Debut

PSYCHOTOGEN, the Baltimore, Maryland-based technical death metal band featuring former MISERY INDEX guitarist/vocalist Mike Harrison, will release their second full-length CD, titled "The Calculus of Evil", on August 25 through Crash Records. Mike was asked to step in when current DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN vocalist Greg Puciato backed out, leaving the group only a matter of ...

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KISS, ACDELCO, KURT JOHNSON, And CAVALIER Form Hot Rod Supergroup

The crashing thunder of rock power chords and deep bass crescendos of 1,300 horsepower combined to create a medley of high-performance music together at the official unveiling of Kurt Johnson's ACDelco NHRA Pro Stock Cavalier Z24 on August 14. Featuring artwork by renowned motorsports artist Sam Bass, Johnson's Cavalier sports a visual theme inspired by ...

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BLACK FLAG Reunion Not So United

Ex-BLACK FLAG singer Keith Morris has released a statement dismissing earlier reports by the band's founder Greg Ginn that he and other members of early incarnations of the group will be performing at BLACK FLAG's Sept. 12 "reunion" show at the Hollywood Palladium. BLACK FLAG's first four singers — Morris, Ron Reyes (a.k.a. Chavo), Robo ...

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SINISTER Shuffle Bandmembers, Launch Side Project

Long-running Dutch death metallers SINISTER have parted ways with guitarist Pascal Grevinga and bassist Alex. Ron van de Polder, who was involved in the songwriting process for 1992's "Cross The Styx" and this year's "Savage Or Grace", has been named the group's permanent guitarist. Polder, singer Rachel Heyzer and drummer Aad Kloosterwaard have already started ...

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IGGY POP Explains How The STOOGES Got Back Together

Iggy Pop recently spoke to Brian McCollum of Detroit Free Press about his decision to collaborate with fellow ex-STOOGES members Ron and Scott Asheton on four tracks ("Little Electric Chair", "Skull Rings", "Loser" and "Dead Rock Star") for his new album, "Skull Ring". "It took awhile sifting down, doing some soul-searching, having some conversations, for ...

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Former MEGADETH Guitarist Conquers Japan

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman recently played two songs from his latest solo CD, "Music For Speeding" ("Lust For Life" and "It's The Unreal Thing"), live in the broadcast center for Japan's Sky Perfect TV's "Party Dude!" program. This nationwide hard rock show will broadcast the two songs plus interviews on two separate programs over ...

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IGGY POP Live At Jones Beach: Photos Available

IGGY POP performed live at Tommy Hilfiger at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, New York on Friday (August 8). Check out pictures from Film Magic. POP will release his new solo album, "Skull Ring", on September 30 through Virgin Records. The follow-up to 2001 "Beat 'Em Up" features collaborations with fellow ex-STOOGES members ...

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