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SEBASTIAN BACH: 'I Have Been Writing New Songs All Summer'

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach recently spoke to Boston-based freelance writer Debby Rao about his new band and the group's future activities, including their upcoming mini-tour with TWISTED SISTER. When asked why he wasn't using guitarist Richie Scarlett on the band's forthcoming tour, Sebastian said, "I love Richie. He is great. But the thing ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH To Reunite With ROB AFFUSO Live On Stage!

Sebastian Bach has confirmed that he will be joined by his former SKID ROW bandmate/drummer Rob Affuso at select dates on his upcoming solo tour. The following is Sebastian's latest posting from his official web site: "Well I was gonna keep it a secret , but screw it !!! Joining me on stage, for the ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH: Second Stone Pony Show 'Postponed'

Tonight's (October 19) SEBASTIAN BACH & BACH TIGHT 5 show at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, New Jersey has been "postponed," according to the venue's web site (stoneponyonline.com). A new date will be announced shortly. Refunds for the show are available at point of purchase. Bach's current band consist of drummer Mark "BamBam" McConnell, ...

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Ex-BLOOD FEAST Guitarist To Record Full-Length CD With WITHOUT END

WITHOUT END, the new band featuring former BLOOD FEAST guitarist Adam Tranquilli, will be entering Big Blue Meanie Studios in Hoboken, New Jersey to record a full-length album, tentatively slated for release in the spring. After hearing WITHOUT END, fans will be able to "tell who in BLOOD FEAST was the [musical] driving force," according ...

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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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SEBASTIAN BACH: Former Drummer Returns To The Fold

BACH TIGHT 5, the new band led by former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach, have announced the addition of drummer Mark "BamBam" McConnell to the group's ranks. "Mark has done every solo tour with me on the kit as well as playing on my solo CD, 'Bring 'Em Bach Alive!' & I realized yet again ...

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CANCER: Another Show Announced

Reformed U.K. death metallers CANCER have added another date to their upcoming mini-tour. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Nov. 06 - The Millhouse - Telford Town Centre, UK Nov. 08 - The General Wolfe – Coventry, UK Nov. 09 – Electrowerkz - London, UK Dec. 09 - The Little Civic – Wolverhampton, UK ...

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CANCER Add Another U.K. Date

Reformed U.K. death metallers CANCER have added a Wolverhampton date to their upcoming mini-tour. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Nov. 06 - Telford Town Centre, UK @ The Millhouse (w/ PULVERIZED) Nov. 08 – Coventry, UK @ The General Wolfe (w/ MITHRAS, DETRIMENTUM, PULVERIZED) Nov. 09 – London, UK @ Electrowerkz (w/ MITHRAS, ...

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CANCER: New Tour Date Announced

Reformed U.K. death metallers CANCER have added a Coventry date to their upcoming mini-tour. In addition, the group have announced the support act for the three shows, which kick off on November 6 in Telford. Confirmed dates are as follows: Nov. 06 - Telford Town Centre, UK @ The Millhouse (w/ PULVERIZED) Nov. 08 – ...

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Former ILL NINO Members Join Forces In CORETEZ

Former ILL NINO members Roger Vasquez (guitar) and Marc Rizzo (percussion) have joined forces in CORETEZ, a new project that is currently "experimenting and demoing songs" at Hell studios in New Jersey with producer Adam Hornyak. CORETEZ's music is "a mix with the new and the old," according to a post on the group's newly ...

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EDGUY: New Album Update

EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet has posted the following message to the band's official web site: "Hey you savage fuckers! "Friends, I just thought I'd better drop you some news about the new album and how the recordings are going. Well, the work is going great, I just have to underline how relaxed everything is in ...

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PENTAGRAM Announce New Lineup, Begin Work On New Material

Legendary doom metallers PENTAGRAM are currently working on material for their new album, tentatively due in early 2004. Joining vocalist Bobby Liebling in the new lineup are Kelly Carmichael (guitar, INTERNAL VOID), Adam S. Heinzmann (bass, INTERNAL VOID) and Mike Smail (drums, PENANCE). "We're working up some old stuff ['70s era songs], and also working ...

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Former MACHINE HEAD Guitarist Says His 'Dictatorship' Comment Was A Misquote

Former MACHINE HEAD guitarist Ahrue Luster (currently in ILL NINO) has released a statement in response to MACHINE HEAD drummer Dave McClain's post regarding Luster's previous characterization of the decision-making process in MH as "a Robb Flynn dictatorship." Speaking to Metal Hammer magazine for its current issue, Luster said, "I've known [the ILL NINO] guys ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH Unveils New Band!

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach has revealed the details of his new band, BACH TIGHT 5. Joining Bach in the new group are guitarist Adam Albright (ex-SKINLAB, DOPESICK), bassist Cheeze (BLACK BONE, DEAD TIGHT 5), guitarist Randall X Rawlings (DEAD TIGHT 5), and drummer Mike Dover (DEAD TIGHT 5). Says Bach: "Adam is from ...

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SEVENDUST Drummer Says He Hates Ex-COAL CHAMBER Singer More Than SADDAM HUSSEIN

SEVENDUST drummer Morgan Rose has admitted to MTV.com that the group's current single, "Enemy", is a diatribe directed toward ex-COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara, who is currently in the band DEVILDRIVER. "Enemy" was written and largely sung by Rose, whose wife is former COAL CHAMBER bassist Rayna Foss-Rose. The song, a full-on character assassination, features ...

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PROBOT Album Pushed Back To November

NIRVANA drummer and current FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl has have pushed back the release date of his much-anticipated metal side project PROBOT to November through Southern Lord Records. "It's not a platinum seller, it's not going to change the world," he told Time magazine. "It's just my tribute to all those guys I worshipped ...

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METALLICA's HETFIELD To Contribute To WEST MEMPHIS 3 Benefit Publication

METALLICA frontman James Hetfield will be contributing to an as-yet-unnamed anthology publication to benefit the legal defense of the West Memphis Three (a.k.a. Damien Echols, Jessie Misskelley and Jason Baldwin), who were allegedly convicted unfairly of murder. Published by Arsenal Pulp Press in Vancouver and co-edited by Brett Alexander Savory and M. W. Anderson, the ...

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Rocky Mountain News: METALLICA Fans Do Themselves Justice

RockyMountainNews.com is reporting that "thousands of METALLICA fans packed Invesco Field at Mile High [in Denver] on Friday night (Aug. 1), ready to thrash, mosh, point fingers, sneer, yell and be antisocial. " 'They're the best metal band that's ever been,' said Adam Anderson, 25, of Denver. 'That's music history, not an opinion.' "As the ...

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MACHINE HEAD Finish Recording New Album, Prepare To Mix

MACHINE HEAD have finished recording their fifth studio album, entitled "Through The Ashes Of Empires", at Sharkbite studios in Oakland, California and are currently preparing to begin mixing the effort for an October 13 European release through Roadrunner Records. "Yesterday [July 21] was our last official day in the studio, and everything went fucking excellent," ...

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DOPESICK To Play Acoustic Show In Hollywood

San Francisco Bay Area's DOPESICK, featuring former SKINLAB guitarist Adam Albright, will be playing an acoustic show this Thursday (July 24) at the Rainbow Bar & Grill in Hollywood, California. The band go on at 8:00 p.m. DOPESICK are scheduled to enter Trident studios in Pacheco, California on August 1 with producer Juan Urteaga (40 ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE: More Fall 2003 Headlining Tour Dates Announced

QUEENSRŸCHE have announced additional dates as part of their fall 2003 headlining tour in support of their upcoming CD, "Tribe". These shows will take place after the summer tour with DREAM THEATER and FATES WARNING and will be mostly in clubs and theaters. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Sep. 12 - Ventura Theater ...

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Former VEX RED Members Launch New Band

Former VEX RED members Ben Calvert, Ant Forbes, Nick Goulding and Keith Lambert have reformed as SCENES, according to Kerrang! The group's lineup is completed by vocalist Fraser McGuinness. Says Nick, "We had no luck with finding the right singer, so we genetically engineered Fraser in Keith's lab. He's coming along very well." Regarding the ...

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GREAT WHITE's Charitable U.S. Tour Is A No-Go

The proposed nationwide tour featuring GREAT WHITE, L.A. GUNS and XYZ to raise money for families of the victims of the Rhode Island tragedy has been canceled. The trek, which was to cover 55 cities, was called off due to the bands' inability to get proper insurance for the tour. Explained L.A. GUNS bassist Adam ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Singer's Past Haunts Daughter

Jason Ferguson of Orlando Weekly spoke with QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate who shared a funny story about the band's "glam" days. "That's one thing I've gone through a lot of: different and interesting haircuts," laughs Tate. "One section of the [Experience Music Project, Paul Allen's rock museum in Seattle] is dedicated to QUEENSRŸCHE. My oldest ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE: Fall 2003 Headlining Tour Dates Announced

QUEENSRŸCHE have announced the first dates for their fall 2003 headlining tour in support of their upcoming CD, "Tribe". These shows will take place after the summer tour with DREAM THEATER and FATES WARNING and will be mostly in clubs and theaters. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Oct. 11 - Quest Club – ...

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