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EXODUS Reunite With ZETRO SOUZA, Prepare To Record New Album

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS have been rejoined by vocalist Steve "Zetro" Souza and are preparing to enter the studio with producer Andy Sneap (MACHINE HEAD, STUCK MOJO, SKINLAB) to record their first studio album in 11 years. "[Zetro and the rest of the band] had some great talks [over the course of ...

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Former GUNS N' ROSES Members To Star In Reality TV Show

Former members of GUNS N' ROSES — guitarist Slash, bassist Duff McKagan, and drummer Matt Sorum — plus newcomer guitarist Dave Kushner (formerly of McKagan's post-GN'R project LOADED) are holding tryouts in Los Angeles to fill the vacant singer slot in their new band, and VH1 is filming the proceedings for a new show. "I ...

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CAMP FREDDY Announce New York City Show!

CAMP FREDDY, the "jam" band consisting of JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro, former THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar), ex-GUNS N' ROSES/THE CULT drummer Matt Sorum, bassist Scott Ford, and vocalist Donovan Leitch, have announced a one-off East Coast concert on Saturday, Feb. 22 at Roseland Ballroom in New York City. The group, ...

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ARCH ENEMY's GOSSOW Reports From The Road

ARCH ENEMY frontwoman Angela Gossow has posted the following tour report to the "Reports" section of the band's official web site: "We've played 4 of the 6 Scandinavian shows now...last night it was Gothenburg and we had a blast! The crowd was great and there were a few friends and realitves at the show too ...

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SKID ROW To Release First-Ever DVD

SKID ROW are hard at work editing their first-ever DVD, titled "Under The Skin — The Making of ThickSkin", tentatively due on April 30. According to the band's official web site, the DVD "takes you from the songwriting process through the recording of the new record. There's lots of cool behind-the-scenes footage from rehearsal, the ...

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STEELHEART Frontman Auditions For Ex-GUNS N' ROSES Project

STEELHEART frontman Mike Matijevic is the latest singer to have publicly admitted having auditioned for the vocalist slot in the new band featuring former GUNS N' ROSES members Slash (guitar), Duff McKagan (bass) and Matt Sorum (drums). Matijevic, who is currently working on a new STEELHEART album, reportedly put down lead vocals over four instrumental ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE's 'The Dirt': Truth Or Fiction?

MÖTLEY CRÜE's acclaimed 2001 autobiography, "The Dirt: Confessions Of The World's Most Notorious Rock Band", has been widely hailed as perhaps the greatest rock 'n' roll bio of all time — a stunningly "honest" account that sees the four members of the group openly delving into the dirtiest, squishiest and most disgusting details of the ...

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SKID ROW's SABO: We Never Argue

SKID ROW guitarist Dave "Snake" Sabo says that the addition of vocalist Johnny Solinger and drummer Phil Varone to the band's lineup came about very naturally and did not include an awkward "adjustment period" before the five members of the group began to feel like a "band". "Not at all," Snake said in an interview ...

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SKID ROW Add More North American Dates

SKID ROW have added more shows to their upcoming spring 2003 tour. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Mar. 27 - Penny Arcade - Rochester, NY Mar. 28 - Double D's - Morristown, NJ Mar. 29 - Jaxx - West Springfield, VA Mar. 30 - Hoopla's - Virginia Beach, VA Apr. 03 - Tinks ...

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SKID ROW: More Dates Announced

SKID ROW have added more shows to their upcoming spring 2003 tour. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Mar. 27 - Penny Arcade - Rochester, NY Mar. 28 - Double D's - Morristown, NJ Mar. 29 - Jaxx - West Springfield, VA Mar. 30 - Hoopla's - Virginia Beach, VA Apr. 04 - The ...

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AUDIOSLAVE Line Up First Full U.S. Tour

AUDIOSLAVE, the band formed by former members of RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE and SOUNDGARDEN singer Chris Cornell, have lined up their first full U.S tour. All of the upcoming concerts, beginning with a Feb. 21 date in Denver, Colorado, have been booked in small venues so the crowd will be able to experience the band's ...

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SKID ROW: Live Dates Announced

SKID ROW have announced the following dates during March: Mar. 27 - Penny Arcade - Rochester, NY Mar. 28 - Double D's - Morristown, NJ Mar. 29 - Jaxx - Springfield, VA SKID ROW are currently shopping their already-completed new album, titled "ThickSkin", for a label deal following their split with longtime home Atlantic Records. ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH: Not Waiting Around For SLASH And Co.

In a brand new interview with Asheville Citizen-Times, former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach reiterated his desire to join the new band formed by ex-GUNS N' ROSES members Slash, Izzy Stradlin, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum, but expressed his concern that the two parties' conflicting schedules may ultimately make such a union impossible. "We're talking ...

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KID ROCK To Appear On ALLISON MOORER Live Album

KID ROCK has recorded a guest appearance for ALLISON MOORER's upcoming live album, due later in the year. The CD, which was recorded at a Nashville club Saturday (Jan. 4), will feature Rock on the track "Bully Jones", according to the Tennessean. Moorer's duet with Kid Rock, "Picture", holds the Number One spot on the ...

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Canadian Singer Confirms Audition With Ex-GUNS N' ROSES Members

Vancouver-based singer Todd Kerns, of AGE OF ELECTRIC and STATIC IN STEREO fame, has confirmed that he has been invited to audition for the lead vocalist position in a new band comprised of former members of GUNS N' ROSES. The band, tentatively dubbed THE PROJECT, features Slash, Duff McKagan, Izzy Stradlin and Matt Sorum, all ...

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SKID ROW's SCOTTI HILL: Why We Split With DOC MCGHEE

SKID ROW guitarist Scotti Hill has spoken out on the group's decision to split with longtime manager Doc McGhee prior to the release of the group's recently-completed album, "ThickSkin". In an interview posted at the group's official web site (www.skidrow.com), Hill explained the decision by saying that "[bassist] Rachel [Bolan], [guitarist] Snake and I had ...

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HALFORD To Embark On THE 2003 METAL GODS WORLD TOUR

Former JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford has issued the following statement regarding the postponement of HALFORD's West Coast dates and the group's upcoming touring activities: "Well, hello from Walsall, England. "I'm pleased to see that all information regarding my misfortune has been disclosed. I've always enjoyed a very close relationship with my supporters ...

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STUCK MOJO Guitarist Confirms Lineup For Reunion Show

Guitarist Rich Ward has confirmed that SICK SPEED bandmate Keith Watson (formerly of Charlotte, North Carolina's OBEY BIZAR) will join the reunited STUCK MOJO when they hit the stage at the Masquerade in Atlanta, Georgia on New Year's Eve. "Yeah, Keith will play bass for the band," Ward stated. "He was in a band called ...

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SKID ROW's RACHEL BOLAN: 'We Recorded The New Album Twice'

SKID ROW recorded their recently-completed album, "ThickSkin", twice in order to make sure that it was a worthy follow-up to their final release with frontman Sebastian Bach, 1995's "Subhuman Race". "We thought we were done, and then after it was mixed decided that it didn't sound like SKID ROW," bassist Rachel Bolan revealed in an ...

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SINERGY Perform Special 'Covers' Gig In Helsinki

Finland's SINERGY performed a special "party gig" in Helsinki at On The Rocks on Dec. 18 featuring a variety covers from some of heavy metal's finest old-school bands. The group's complete set list for the evening was as follows: 01. W.A.S.P. - Animal (Fuck Like A Beast) 02. GUNS N' ROSES - My Michelle 03. ...

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STUCK MOJO To Reunite For New Year's Eve Show In Atlanta

For the second year in a row, acclaimed rap/metal act STUCK MOJO will reunite for a New Year's Eve show in Atlanta. The four-piece — guitarist Rich Ward, frontman Bonz, drummer Bud Fontsere, and bassist/vocalist Keith Watson (SICK SPEED, formerly of Charlotte, North Carolina's OBEY BIZAR) — will perform on Tuesday, Dec. 31 at the ...

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SKID ROW Shopping Around For New Record Deal

SKID ROW are currently shopping their already-completed new album, "ThickSkin", for a label deal following their split with Atlantic Records. In the meantime, the band have posted a remixed version of the album's projected title track via their new official web site at www.skidrow.com. "ThickSkin", which marks the recording debut with the group ...

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H.I.M. Plot 'Love Metal' Attack

Finland's H.I.M. have posted the following update on their official web site: "In a band meeting a couple of hours ago we made a grand plan for the next year. We'll be concentrating on Europe for much of the year. The new album [tentatively titled 'Love Metal'] will be out in April, followed by major ...

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All-Star Cast Signs Drumhead To Benefit Homeless Charity

A drumhead signed by most of the artists who performed at CAMP FREDDY's Oct. 30 show at Club Ivar in Hollywood, California — a list that includes Wes Scantlin (PUDDLE OF MUDD), Slash (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), Duff McKagan (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), Matt Sorum (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), Billy Duffy (THE CULT), Dave Navarro (JANE'S ADDICTION), Stephen ...

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