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PHILIP ANSELMO: "Sometimes It Feels Good To Be Miserable"

In the new issue of Sweden's premiere metal publication, Close-Up Magazine, journalist Martin Carlsson speaks at length with vocalist Phil Anselmo on a number of topics, including his numerous side projects, PANTERA and Anselmo's past and present drug use. The interview was conducted over the phone on May 4th, while the singer was staying at ...

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Use Once And Destroy - SUPERJOINT RITUAL

This long-anticipated project has probably been around nearly as long as PANTERA singer Philip Anselmo's better known "other" band, DOWN, and is in all likelihood the best-known of the many underground side projects that Anselmo has accumulated over the years. And credit is due for the fact that PANTERA, DOWN, and now SUPERJOINT RITUAL basically ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN To Play National Anthem At Martial Arts Event

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: LOS ANGELES, California – King of the Cage is proud to announce that guitar god YNGWIE MALMSTEEN will perform at King of the Cage: Revolution on May 17th from the Silver Legacy Resort Casino. The Grammy-nominated artist will be playing the National Anthem as well as some other surprises during the course ...

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KORN To Headline DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILY PICNIC

KORN will headline New York rock station WXRK K-Rock's Dysfunctional Family Picnic Episode IV. Also set to appear at the festival, scheduled for June 8th at Jones Beach in Wantagh, Long Island, are P.O.D., INCUBUS, PAPA ROACH, SYSTEM OF A DOWN, JIMMY EAT WORLD, THE STROKES, HOOBASTANK and 3RD STRIKE. In related news, the final ...

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SUPERJOINT RITUAL To Embark On US Tour In June

According to www.philanselmo.com, SUPERJOINT RITUAL will be touring the US between June 7th and June 30th. SUPERJOINT RITUAL is the new band featuring PANTERA's Philip Anselmo on vocals, C.O.C./EYEHATEGOD's Jimmy Bower on guitar, ex-STRESSBALL/current DEMONSEEDS drummer Joe Fazzio), and bassist Hank Williams the 3rd (who recently replaced ex-DEAD HORSE/current DEMONSEEDS bassist Michael Haaga). ...

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SUPERJOINT RITUAL Limited-Edition CD To Feature Bonus Cuts

The first 25,000 copies of the upcoming SUPERJOINT RITUAL debut CD, entitled Use Once And Destroy, will include two special bonus demo tracks: "Starvation Trip" and "Little H". The album is due to be issued through Sanctuary Records on May 21st. SUPERJOINT RITUAL is the new band featuring PANTERA's Philip Anselmo on vocals, C.O.C./ EYEHATEGOD's ...

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DOWN Debut At #44 On Billboard Pop Album Chart

New Orleans supergroup DOWN, who feature in their ranks PANTERA's Philip Anselmo (vocals), C.O.C.'s Pepper Keenan (guitars), EYEHATEGOD's Jimmy Bower (drums), PANTERA's Rex Brown (bass) and CROWBAR's Kirk Windstein (guitars), sold 31,430 copies of Down II in its first week of release, landing the album at position #44 on the Billboard Pop Album chart. ...

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DOWN Add Hometown Show To Upcoming Itinerary

New Orleans supergroup DOWN, who feature in their ranks PANTERA's Philip Anselmo (vocals), C.O.C.'s Pepper Keenan (guitars), EYEHATEGOD's Jimmy Bower (drums), PANTERA's Rex Brown (bass) and CROWBAR's Kirk Windstein (guitars), have added a hometown show to their upcoming itinerary. DOWN is now scheduled to perform at the House of Blues in New Orleans, Louisiana on ...

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SUPERJOINT RITUAL: Use Once And Destroy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: PHILIP ANSELMO'S SUPERJOINT RITUAL UNLEASH MENACING DEBUT "USE ONCE AND DESTROY" THROUGH SANCTUARY RECORDS ON MAY 21ST! Whenever New Orleans native Philip Anselmo commits to a venture, he does it in two fashions: viciously and to the extreme! From fronting the world-renowned Metal titan PANTERA to running his own underground Metal label ...

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Former EARTHTONE9 Drummer Joins NINEDENINE

Britain's NINEDENINE have recruited ex-EARTHTONE9 drummer Si Hutchby to their ranks. The band, whose music has been described as a “raw and mature, post-grunge, classic rock sound,” are completed by Leigh Oates (vocals), Andrew Stone (guitar), and Joel Graham (bass). Si replaces Jimmy Bottomley, who recently left the group on amicable terms. Commenting on Si's ...

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DEEP PURPLE To Honor The Kangaroos At Australian Gig

DEEP PURPLE will be flying to Australia in April to perform a one-off show for the Australian football team The Kangaroos in Melbourne, according to Undercover News. The band will reportedly play at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne on Friday, April 26th with JIMMY BARNES, DIESEL and WARPED as support. The upcoming show will mark ...

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In Memory Of RANDY CASTILLO

A memorial site has been set up for late OZZY OSBOURNE/MOTLEY CRUE drummer Randy Castillo at www.randycastillo.com. The following written tributes were taken from the above-mentioned site: Carmine Appice (ex-OZZY OSBOURNE/BLUE MURDER): I just heard and I am shocked about Randy's passing. He was a great fellow drummer and the nicest guy. I ...

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LED ZEPPELIN Involved In Royalty Dispute With Atlantic Records

Over 30 years after Jerry Wexler signed them to the label, LED ZEPPELIN are suing Atlantic Records for copyright infringement, according to Rock's Back Pages. Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones, and the heirs of late drummer John Bonham contend that the U.S. label has refused to pay increased royalty fees — currently almost ...

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SUPERJOINT RITUAL MP3 Clip Available For Download

SUPERJOINT RITUAL, featuring PANTERA's Philip Anselmo on vocals, C.O.C./EYEHATEGOD's Jimmy Bower on guitar, ex-STRESSBALL/current DEMONSEEDS drummer Joe Fazzio), and bassist Hank Williams the 3rd (who recently replaced ex-DEAD HORSE/current DEMONSEEDS bassist Michael Haaga), have posted a MP3 clip of the track "F.ck Your Enemy” , taken from the group's forthcoming Sanctuary Records debut, at

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SUPERJOINT RITUAL Track Listing Unveiled

SUPERJOINT RITUAL, featuring PANTERA's Philip Anselmo on vocals, C.O.C./ EYEHATEGOD's Jimmy Bower on guitar, ex-STRESSBALL/current DEMONSEEDS drummer Joe Fazzio), and bassist Hank Williams the 3rd (who recently replaced ex-DEAD HORSE/current DEMONSEEDS bassist Michael Haaga), have finalized the track listing for their upcoming debut album, now apparently self-titled, which is scheduled to be issued through Sanctuary ...

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SUPERJOINT RITUAL's Long-Awaited Debut To See Light Of Day In May

SUPERJOINT RITUAL, featuring PANTERA's Philip Anselmo on vocals, C.O.C./ EYEHATEGOD's Jimmy Bower on guitar, ex-STRESSBALL/current DEMONSEEDS drummer Joe Fazzio), and bassist Hank Williams the 3rd (who recently replaced ex-DEAD HORSE/current DEMONSEEDS bassist Michael Haaga), will release their debut album, entitled Use Once and Destroy, on May 21st. Although no official announcement has yet been made, ...

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BAPHOMET/HOUSECORE RECORDS End Partnership With RELAPSE

Baphomet/Housecore Records, a joint venture between PANTERA's Philip Anselmo and NECROPHAGIA mainman Killjoy, have ended their business arrangement with Relapse Records in which Relapse was handling manufacturing, marketing and distribution for Baphomet/Housecore's releases. There has been no official word yet on the fate of the Baphomet/Housecore's signings, including the much-anticipated SUPERJOINT RITUAL (featuring Anselmo on ...

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Down II - DOWN

As the follow-up to one of the most impressive debuts of the last decade (1995's Nola), Down II was perhaps destined to be a letdown, especially with the expectations running so high seven years after the release of its predecessor. Whereas Nola was an inspired, focused effort that crushed everything in its path with the ...

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LED ZEPPELIN Duo Perform (Separately) At Charity Event

LED ZEPPELIN guitarist Jimmy Page and vocalist Robert Plant took the stage at the Teenage Cancer Trust charity concert at the historic Royal Albert Hall in London on Saturday, February 9th, but did so in separate performances, as was widely anticipated. Plant and his STRANGE SENSATION band, who are currently putting final touches on a ...

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DOWN New Song Samples Online!

New Orleans supergroup DOWN, who feature in their ranks PANTERA's Philip Anselmo (vocals), C.O.C.'s Pepper Keenan (guitars), EYEHATEGOD's Jimmy Bower (drums), PANTERA's Rex Brown (bass) and CROWBAR's Kirk Windstein (guitars), have posted samples of three tracks from their forthcoming Down II CDdue on March 26th through Elektra Recordsat this location. The tracks available ...

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EXODUS To Go Ahead With Live Dates, Zetro Steps Back In

Despite the recent passing of frontman Paul Baloff, San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS will attempt to perform as many of the already-scheduled live dates with Steve "Zetro" Souza, the singer who replaced Baloff after the monumental Bonded By Blood CD (1985), according to the group's label Century Media Records and manager Michael Murphy. It ...

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Former BRITNY FOX Frontman Saves The Day With New Project

Former BRITNY FOX frontman Dean Davidson has released a comedy/gag gift album called The Aggravation Retaliation Kit via Bodyguard Records. It is available online via CDNow.com, Tower Records, and Amazon.com. In other Davidson-related news, the singer's new band LOVE SAVES THE DAY have parted ways with guitarist Jimmy Marchiano (who left the group to concentrate ...

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EXHORDER Frontman Offers Update On Recent Activities

EXHORDER/FLOODGATE frontman Kyle Thomas has issued the following update on his recent activities: “A bootleg [CD] of unreleased studio and live London [England] tracks [from FLOODGATE] could be coming soon. On the EXHORDER front, I'm sorry to say things are bleak as of now. It really would not take much to get close to a ...

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