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SKID ROW Bassist To Produce ROCKETS TO RUIN Album

Atlanta band ROCKETS TO RUIN, featuring Cleveland Willis (vocals), Mike Grimmett (guitars), Chris Taylor (bass) and Rob Hammersmith (drums), have tapped SKID ROW bassist Rachel Bolan to produce their full-length CD that is scheduled for release late February/early March. The CD will be recorded at Koda Studios in Atlanta, GA. ROCKETS TO RUIN's latest release ...

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MUCOPUS Part Ways With Guitarist, Vow To Carry On

New York-based old-school death metallers MUCOPUS have amicably parted ways with guitarist and co-founder Ernie Rau. "It's been fun, but it's time to move on to new things," Rau said in a statement. Ernie and ORGAN HARVEST drummer Rob Nudo have started work on a new project entitled TENTACLES. MUCOPUS plan to continue on as ...

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TRIVIUM: Photo Of DIMEBAG's Guitars Posted Online

TRIVIUM guitarists Corey Beaulieu and Matt Heafy paid tribute to late PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott by playing a cover of PANTERA's "Domination" during their December 8, 2005 set in Washington. D.C. For the occasion, Dimebag's longtime girlfriend Rita loaned TRIVIUM two of Dimebag's guitars that he played on the last PANTERA tour. ...

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TRIVIUM Pay Tribute To DIMEBAG DARRELL

TRIVIUM guitarist Corey Beaulieu has posted the following report from the band's North American tour with CHILDREN OF BODOM and AMON AMARTH: "Well, the BODOM tour has been a great tour! The bands and crews are some of the nicest people we have been on tour with. "We want to thank all the fans for ...

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RATT Guitarist Performs With CAMP FREDDY IN Las Vegas

RATT guitarist Warren DiMartini joined CAMP FREDDY onstage at The Palms in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sunday (Dec. 4) for a rendition of RATT's "Round and Round", with Mark McGrath (SUGAR RAY) handling lead vocals. Commented CAMP FREDDY guitarist Dave Navarro (ex-JANE'S ADDICTION): "Warren and I actually figured out the harmony solo parts and it ...

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SLIPKNOT Frontman Escapes with 'Star Wars'

StarWars.com recently conducted an interview with SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow: "My first 'Star Wars' memory took place in a drive-in. There was a double feature of 'Smokey and the Bandit' and 'A New Hope', so my first heroes were Darth Vader and Burt Reynolds. I ...

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QUEEN + PAUL RODGERS: North American Tour Announced

Some of rock's greatest anthems are to be heard performed live again across America after more than 20 years, as rock legends QUEEN, now joined forces with Paul Rodgers, singer and songwriter of BAD COMPANY/FREE fame, announce they are to play a 23-date tour of the USA and Canada this coming spring. The tour announcement ...

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SLIPKNOT Frontman To Produce New FACECAGE Album

STONE SOUR/SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor is currently hard at work with Des Moines, Iowa-based metallers FACECAGE on their next independent release. Formed in 2001, FACECAGE have grown into a powerhouse live act and an independent D.I.Y. (do-it-yourself) success story. Taylor describes the band as "the heaviness of SEPULTURA, the groove of [BLACK] SABBATH, the dark ...

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CHRIS FEHN Talks About The Future Of SLIPKNOT

Andre Mihsin of ChartAttack.com recently conducted an interview with SLIPKNOT percussionist Chris Fehn. Several excerpts from the chat follow: ChartAttack.com: When we last spoke in January, you talked about how there was a lot of b.s. surrounding the relationship between band members during the end of the Iowa tour and during the break ...

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GRAHAM BONNET: Guest Appearances Galore

Legendary hard rock vocalist Graham Bonnet's (RAINBOW, MSG, ALCATRAZZ) official web site has been updated with the following message: "We are pleased to announce that Lion Music has released IAIN ASHLEY HERSEY's studio album 'The Holy Grail', featuring Graham on three songs: 'The Holy Grail', 'Going Down' and 'Walking The Talk'. The CD is now ...

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EVANESCENCE Guitarist Remixes Track For Boxing World Champion

Little Rock, AR-based Official 1 Records has enlisted EVANESCENCE guitarist John LeCompt and Phil Tayler, frontman for alternative rock band FUTURE LEADERS OF THE WORLD, to remix a track inspired by Arkansas' world-champion boxer Jermain Taylor as he prepares to defend his belt against ex-champ, Bernard Hopkins. "I hadn't worked on a hip-hop project before," ...

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GRAHAM BONNET To Guest On New THE TAZ TAYLOR BAND Album

Legendary hard rock vocalist Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, MSG, ALCATRAZZ) will reportedly be singing on four tracks of the new album by THE TAZ TAYLOR BAND. There will also be a "mystery guest" on at least one of the other tracks. The follow-up to Taylor's highly acclaimed debut, "Caffeine Racer", is tentatively expected in early 2006. ...

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9.0 Live - SLIPKNOT

There's plenty of people — many of them on the message boards of this site — who loathe SLIPKNOT, some for reasons that are legitimate (at least in their eyes), others simply because they're haters. Like every band that does something out of the ordinary, the nine-piece group from Iowa is an acquired taste. Despite ...

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Former BLACK SABBATH Singer TONY MARTIN Discusses New Solo Album

Former BLACK SABBATH frontman Tony Martin will release his second solo album, "Scream", on November 18 via MTM Music. "Scream" features legendary drummer Cozy Powell (BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW, WHITESNAKE) on "Raising Hell" as well as songwriting contributions by another SABBATH member, Geoff Nicholls. Martin recently offered the following update on the new album to

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SLIPKNOT Frontman Finds His Long-Lost Father

SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor has revealed to British magazine Kerrang! that he was recently united with his biological father. "I found my dad," Taylor tells Kerrang! "Actually my wife found my dad and he's one of the coolest dudes on the planet." "The first time I talked to him after my wife tracked him down ...

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Roadrunner United: The All-Star Sessions - VARIOUS ARTISTS

You have to give a project like this credit for sheer balls alone, not to mention the amount of frequent-flyer miles annihilated in the name of tribute. Four "team captains" — ex-FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares, MACHINE HEAD mainman Robert Flynn, SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison and TRIVIUM frontman Matthew K. Heafy — assembled core bands ...

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SEVENDUST Cancel FREAKER'S BALL Appearance

SEVENDUST were reportedly forced to cancel their appearance at last night's (Oct. 22) annual "Freaker's Ball" in Kansas City, Missouri. According to one attendee, SEVENDUST called off the show "at the last minute due to 'technical difficuties.' Supposedly, they were having problems with their equipment. It was announced to the crowd that SLIPKNOT would still ...

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SCOTT WEILAND, JERRY CANTRELL Jam With CAMP FREDDY: Photos Available

Scott Weiland (VELVET REVOLVER, ex-STONE TEMPLE PILOTS), Jerry Cantrell (ex-ALICE IN CHAINS) and Billy Duffy (ex-THE CULT) were among the musicians that joined CAMP FREDDY on stage during their appearance at Hangar 8 in Santa Monica, California Wednesday night (Oct. 19) for a Sundance Channel launch party of their new TV series, "Iconoclasts". Check out ...

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GOD FORBID Drummer Checks In From The Road

GOD FORBID are currently in the midst of the highly-successful Decibel magazine-sponsored Fury of The Fall tour with MESHUGGAH, THE HAUNTED and MNEMIC, which is the group's first U.S. trek in support of their highly-acclaimed new conceptual opus, "IV: Constitution of Treason". The album entered The Billboard 200 chart at No. 119 in its first ...

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Classic MOTÖRHEAD Albums Receive Special Treatment

In celebration of three decades of one of the most underrated, influential and downright noisy bands to ever walk the face of the planet, Sanctuary Records will be issuing commemorative, 30th anniversary editions of some of MOTÖRHEAD's most important and memorable albums, as well as a collection of BBC archive recordings and vintage performances from ...

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TRIVIUM Frontman: 'I Wouldn't Dare Throw Anything At IRON MAIDEN'

In the latest issue of Metal Hammer, TRIVIUM's Matt Heafy and Corey Beaulieu discuss the Ozzfest debacle in San Bernardino which culminated in IRON MAIDEN being pelted with eggs while performing and Sharon Osbourne publicly berating the group's lead singer, Bruce Dickinson, as "a prick." When TRIVIUM played in Albuquerque following the San Bernardino incident, ...

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QUEEN Drummer Performs With FOO FIGHTERS

QUEEN drummer Roger Taylor sat behind the kit for the FOO FIGHTERS on a rendition of QUEEN's "Tie Your Mother Down" during the encore of the FOOS' headlining concert at the Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, NJ Friday night (Oct. 14). QUEEN + PAUL RODGERS will play the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles next ...

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STUCK MOJO Guitarist RICH WARD Offers Update On New Album

FOZZY/STUCK MOJO guitarist Rich Ward has posted the following message on his official web site: "Musically, four songs [for the new STUCK MOJO album] are now finished and parts of two more are in the 'work in progress' stages. I've been giving Bonz [vocals] my roughed-out songs and he has been writing some lyrics. A ...

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