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DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN Announce Upcoming Dates

DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN have announced the following live dates during the coming weeks: Aug. 02 - Furnace Fest - Birmingham, AL Aug. 03 - Uncle Doctors - SC Aug. 13 - Irving Plaza - New York, New York (w/TOMAHAWK) Aug. 23 - Leeds Festival - Leeds, UK Aug. 24 - Gig On The Green - ...

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Former OZZY OSBOURNE Drummer Comments On New BILLY IDOL Keyboardist, Unreleased BALL Album

Former OZZY OSBOURNE and current BILLY IDOL drummer Brian Tichy recently commented on the addition of YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/ex-DREAM THEATER keyboardist Derek Sherinian to IDOL's summer touring line-up. Said Tichy: "There's a new keyboardist in the mix... It's none other than...the keyboardist's keyboardist... the hardest working keyboardist in the music business... the keyboardist with the full ...

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CRYSTAL EYES Commence Work On "Vengeance Descending"

Sweden's CRYSTAL EYES have commenced the recording sessions for their third full-length album, entitled Vengeance Descending, at their own studio, where they expect to spend up to two months before moving over to another facility for the mixing and mastering process. Among the tracks set to appear on the upcoming album are the following: 01. ...

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JACKYL Complete New Album, Seek Label Home

JACKYL have completed work on their brand new studio album and are currently seeking a new label home following their split with Geffen Records. The complete track listing for the as-yet-untitled effort is as follows: 01. If You Want It Heavy (I Weigh A Ton) 02. I'm On Fire 03. Kill The Sunshine (co-written by ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Betrayed Us: WHITEHORSE MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL Organizers

JUDAS PRIEST used "blatantly false and disingenuous posturing" to cancel their appearance at Washington's 5th Annual Whitehorse Mountain Classic Rock Festival 2002, and in the process breached a "binding contract" that existed between the group and festival organizers Shadow Promotions, according to the latter's official statement explaining PRIEST's non-appearance at the event. "Frank Wing from ...

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RACER X To Issue New CD By Christmas

The reunited RACER X, featuring JUDAS PRIEST drummer Scott Travis, ex-MR. BIG guitarist Paul Gilbert, and ex-BADLANDS drummer Jeff Martin (on vocals!), are scheduled to enter the studio in September to record a new CD for a Christmas 2002 Japanese release. Says Martin: "I have a ton of great song titles, more than I've ever ...

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CANDLEMASS Crush At BANG YOUR HEAD Despite Luggage Mishap

CANDLEMASS' appearance at last weekend's Bang Your Head festival in Balingen, Germany was reportedly moved from its originally-scheduled slot on Friday, June 28th to Saturday, June 29th after all of the group's luggage and instruments were "lost in the Stuttgart triangle," according to the band's official web site. "Fortunately TITAN FORCE stepped in on the ...

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ECHO DRAIN Accuse JASON NEWSTED Of Cybersquatting

More details have emerged about the lawsuit filed by Dallas-based ECHO DRAIN against former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted, his post-METALLICA band ECHOBRAIN, and Newsted's Chophouse Records over the two bands' similar-sounding names. In addition to alleging that fans are confusing the two groups and that some music fans believe that ECHO DRAIN stole the name ...

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WEHATEJULIA Issue Full-Length Debut

Long Island-based WEHATEJULIA, consisting of ex-SORROW/DYSTOPIA ONE drummer Mike Hymson and ex-MR. MURRAY/PSYCHO member Larry Forman, have completed work on a nine-song debut CD, entitled Lovesick, with Doug Cerrito and Chris Richards from SUFFOCATION engineering. Said to be "a musical assault on a famous someone in the media spotlight," Lovesick features a musical style described ...

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DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN Announce Live Dates

DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN have announced the following dates during June: Jun. 18 - New Haven CT @ Toads (w/DROWNINGMAN) Jun. 19 - Cleveland OH @ Agora Theater (w/DROWNINGMAN) Jun. 20 - Detroit MI @ Shelter At. St. Andrew's (w/DROWNINGMAN) Jun. 21 - Chicago IL @ Fireside Bowl Jun. 22 - Louisville KT @ Krazy Fest ...

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NECROPHAGIA Part With PHILIP ANSELMO, Revamp Line-Up

NECROPHAGIA have parted ways with PANTERA frontman Philip Anselmo and have revamped their line-up with the addition of Iscariah (ex-IMMORTAL, bass), Frediablo (GORELORD/WURDULAK, guitars), Fug (WURDULAK, guitars), and Mirai Kawashima (SIGH, keyboards). The band—completed by mainman Killjoy and drummer Wayne Fabra—will shortly begin recording their new album, The Divine Art Of Torture, for a Halloween ...

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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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LIMP BIZKIT's FRED DURST: WES BORLAND Is A Very Bitter Man

LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst doesn't know how to take "No" for an answer. In his latest posting on LIMP BIZKIT's official web site, Fred not only acknowledges the fact that former guitarist Wes Borland has responded negatively to Durst's pleas for him to return to the group, but also insists that "that's no reason ...

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Former MR. BIG Guitarist Completes Work On New Solo CD

Former MR. BIG guitarist Paul Gilbert has completed work on a new solo CD, entitled Burning Organ, which is due for release on June 26th in Japan. 13 songs were reportedly tracked for the album, including opener "I Like Rock", which features "one hundred guitars all playing at the same time through the entire song ...

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MR. BIG Issue Farewell Message Following Split

MR. BIG have posted a farewell message via their official web site explaining the reasons for their decision to disband and go their separate ways. Here is the message in its entirety: "MR. BIG has had 12 great years of making music all over the world. We thank all of our friends and fans everywhere. ...

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D.R.I. Tribute CD: Full Details Unveiled

MR. BUNGLE, 40 GRIT and RATOS DE PORAO are among the artists confirmed to appear on the forthcoming D.R.I. tribute CD, entitled We Don't Need Society, due for release later in the year. The full track listing for the album will be as follows (in no particular order): 01. 40 GRIT - "Nursing Home Blues" ...

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DEF LEPPARD: Second DVD Party To Be Held At L.A.'s Cat Club

A party is being held tonight (Sunday, May 5th) at Slim Jim Phantom's Cat Club in Los Angeles, celebrating the DVD re-releases of DEF LEPPARD's Visualize/Video Archive home videos. Organized by "Happenin' Harry", a friend of DEF LEPPARD frontman Joe Elliott, the party will feature DVD showings and giveaways, live music and special appearances. The ...

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DAVID LEE ROTH Drops Lawsuit Against VanHalenStore.com

Former VAN HALEN frontman David Lee Roth has dropped his lawsuit against VanHalenStore.com. Both parties have agreed to the following statement regarding the outcome of the lawsuit: David Lee Roth and Jeff Hausman, owner of VanHalenStore.com and The Inside magazine, have settled all of their disputes to their mutual satisfaction. Mr. Roth has determined that ...

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UNION UNDERGROUND To Issue Live EP

UNION UNDERGROUND will issue a live EP through Columbia Records on June 11th. The full track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. ...An Education In Rebellion* 02. South Texas Death Ride* 03. Turn Me On (Mr. Deadman) * 04. Killing the Fly** 05. Revolution Man** 06. Bitter*** *recorded live at Sunken Gardens Theatre ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE: Diary Of A Mad Scam?!

A minor controversy has erupted among die-hard OZZY OSBOURNE fans over the upcoming reissue of the singer's classic solo debut, Blizzard of Ozz, which is currently slated to come out through the Sony label on April 9th. Billed as a digitally remastered version of the original master tapes, the new expanded edition reissue apparently no ...

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