September 2008 - Blabbermouth Archive

FALL FROM GRACE To Release Debut In November

Seattle-based punk rockers FALL FROM GRACE have announced a November 4 release date for their debut album, "Sifting ThroughThe Wreckage". The CD will be released on Bunk Rock Records, boasting production by Terry Date (PANTERA, DEFTONES, SOUNDGARDEN) and Greig Nori (SUM 41, LUDACRIS, HEDLEY) and featuring vocals by HIMSA's John Pettibone. FALL FROM GRACE signed ...

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DUFF MCKAGAN: Don't Call Me A Rock Star

VELVET REVOLVER/ex-GUNS N' ROSES bassist Duff McKagan has penned the latest installment of his weeky column, which appears every Thursday on Reverb at SeattleWeekly.com. An excerpt follows below. "I'd like to take this opportunity to go one step further and discourse on my utter contempt for the much over-used term 'rock star.' You ...

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OSI Working On Third Album

OSI (OFFICE OF STRATEGIC INFLUENCE), the project featuring FATES WARNING guitarist Jim Matheos and ex-DREAM THEATER keyboardist Kevin Moore, has spent the past several months working on its third album. According to Moore, "Gavin Harrison (PORCUPINE TREE) is playing drums on this one; he's nearly done tracking and it sounds great. Along with guitar, Jim ...

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BLACK SABBATH's GEEZER BUTLER Slams 'Hypocrite' SARAH PALIN

Legendary heavy metal bassist Geezer Butler (BLACK SABBATH, HEAVEN AND HELL) has issued the following update: "Thank you all who came to see the Metal Masters tour. It was a pleasure touring with such great bands and friends — JUDAS PRIEST, MOTÖRHEAD and TESTAMENT, and their respective crews. It was great meeting everyone who came ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist BUMBLEFOOT Signs With DEEP/BCD MUSIC GROUP

DEEP/BCD Music Group has announced the signing of GUNS N' ROSES lead guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal. His latest CD, "Abnormal", which was released on July 1 via all digital outlets, will be made available in October. The DEEP/BCD Music Group version of the album will include an exclusive bonus track not available anywhere else. "Abnormal", ...

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W.A.S.P., LITA FORD Members Announce RUN21 Reunion Shows

Resulting from an impromptu jam session which reunited former RUN21 bandmates, drummer Stet Howland (LITA FORD, W.A.S.P., TEMPLE OF BRUTALITY, THE NEW KINGS), guitarist Doug Blair (W.A.S.P., SIGNAL TO NOISE) and bassist Jimmy Carter at a recent New England rock showcase where Doug's band SIGNAL TO NOISE performed alongside Stet and Jimmy's band THE NEW ...

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SCOTT WEILAND: More Solo Album Details Revealed; Tour Dates Announced

Following the success of his red-hot reunion tour with STONE TEMPLE PILOTS, Scott Weiland has announced the release of his highly-anticipated sophomore album, "Happy In Galoshes", out November 18, 2008 via the artist's label Softdrive Records and distributed by New West Records/ RED/ Sony. Rocketing to the forefront of the music world in 1992, Scott ...

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CYNIC Guitarist/Vocalist Explains 'Traced In Air' Album Art

Reunited progressive metallers CYNIC — whose 1993 album "Focus" is regarded as a landmark release in the field of technical/progressive metal — will release their new album, "Traced In Air" on October 28 via Season of Mist Records (one day earlier internationally). The CD contains eight songs, and the band worked once again with renowned ...

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Report: AC/DC Plans Big Comeback

AC/DC's last two albums, 2000's "Stiff Upper Lip" and 1995's "Ballbreaker", leaned toward the bluesier side of the band, but producer Brendan O'Brien was determined to focus on another aspect of their sound on the band's new CD, "Black Ice". "I was hoping the songs would lend themselves to more of a — 'pop' is ...

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