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VOIVOD's AWAY: BLACKY Will Never Rejoin The Band

VOIVOD fans hoping for a reunion of the band's original — and most celebrated — lineup are unlikely to get their wish, according to drummer Michel Langevin (a.k.a. Away). "Unfortunately we don't really get along with [original bassist] Blacky," Langevin told Metal Update. "He is the one who will never be back in the fold. ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE: JASON NEWSTED Will Play Bass On Upcoming Tour

OZZY OSBOURNE announced during last night's one-off gig at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada that former METALLICA and current VOIVOD bassist Jason Newsted would be joining the group as its new touring bassist. The Hard Rock concert marked the final performance with OSBOURNE of longtime member Robert Trujillo, who was selected to ...

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SEPULTURA/VOIVOD: First U.S. Tour Dates Announced!

The initial dates for the forthcoming North American tour featuring SEPULTURA and VOIVOD have been released. The two groups, plus as–yet-unspecified opening acts, will be hitting the following U.S. cities next month: Apr. 18 - San Francisco, CA @ Avalon Apr. 19 – Los Angeles, CA @ Palace Apr. 21 – Anaheim, CA @ House ...

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MONSTROSITY: Former Vocalist Returns

MONSTROSITY have announced the return of former vocalist Jason Avery to the group's lineup. Current vocalist, Sam Molina, will not leave the band but will instead take over the second guitarist duties. The revamped lineup, which is rounded out by Tony Norman on guitars, Mike Poggione on bass, and Lee Harrison on drums, will make ...

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EVANESCENCE, VOIVOD First-Week Sales Numbers Revealed

Little Rock, Arkansas-based EVANESCENCE have shifted 141,765 copies of their major label debut, "Fallen", to land at position #7 on next week's Billboard 200 Pop Album chart. Meanwhile, VOIVOD's self-titled effort — the group's first to feature former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted — sold 3,030 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen Soundscan. ...

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E-RACE To Record New Demo

Bakersfield, California-based hard rock sextet E-RACE will be entering the studio this weekend with producers Jason Miller and The Method (vocalist and bassist/programmer of GODHEAD, respectively) to record a new demo. The session is set to take place at Silvercloud Studios in Burbank, California, the same locale where GODHEAD are currently putting the finishing touches ...

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Voivod - VOIVOD

Based on advance hype, one might think that the new, self-titled album from Canadian metal vets VOIVOD (their tenth studio effort) is a epoch-making metallic masterpiece that harkens back to the chaotic, thrashing, apocalyptic strains of early releases like "Killing Technology" and "Dimension: Hatross". Well, not quite. Instead, "Voivod" picks up almost exactly where 1993's ...

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JOHN BONHAM's Sister Records LED ZEPPELIN Cover

Deborah Bonham, the younger sister of the late John Bonham, the powerhouse drummer for LED ZEPPELIN, has recorded a cover of ZEP's "The Battle Of Evermore". The song that was originally on "Led Zeppelin IV" is included as a bonus track on Deborah's new CD, "Old Hyde". It is a live version recorded as a ...

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REDLYNX Reunion Concert Planned For Later This Month

A REDLYNX reunion concert, featuring Italian hard rock vocalist Chris Heaven (EDGE OF TIME), will take place on March 25 at Aeiou in Turin, Italy on March 25. The band will play "old and new songs" and will record the show for a webcast and a possible live CD. REDLYNX's current lineup consists of Heaven, ...

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DEADSETT Enter Studio, Line Up Live Gigs

DEADSETT, the new band featuring former PISSING RAZORS frontman Jason Bragg, are recording a new demo at the Los Angeles Recording Workshop with engineer/producer Matt Snell. According to the band, "This new demo will have some serious balls." Upcoming DEADSETT tour dates: Mar. 13 – Downey, CA @ The Stardust Mar. 29 – Eagle Rock, ...

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ZAKK WYLDE: JASON NEWSTED Is A 'Really Nice Kid'

Although it has yet to be confirmed, it appears that ex-METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted has officially joined the Ozzy Osbourne band. Speaking to Britain's Rock Sound magazine, guitarist Zakk Wylde said, "Jason has joined the band, I just got off the phone to him and he asked me to show him the right key for ...

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VOIVOD To Support OZZY OSBOURNE In Canada

Long-running Montreal metallers VOIVOD, featuring former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted, will support OZZY OSBOURNE on his upcoming tour of Canada, according to Chart Attack. Also appearing on the bill will be FINGER ELEVEN. As previously reported, the tour will kick off in Van City the first of June and will end in Quebec ...

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MOTHRA To Play Los Angeles Gig In May

MOTHRA, the new project featuring guitarist Mikey Doling (ex-SNOT, SOULFLY), bassist Tumor (ex-SNOT, AMEN), drummer Roy Mayorga (SOULFLY), guitarist Levon Sultanian (ONESIDEZERO), and vocalist Jason Radford (ONESIDEZERO), will make their next live appearance in Los Angeles in May, according to the group's official web site. More information will be made available soon. ...

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JASON NEWSTED To Guest On 107.7 THE BONE

Former METALLICA and current VOIVOD bassist Jason Newsted will hanging out with Billy Steel tonight on his "Metal Zone" show on 107.7 The Bone. Jason will be on the air from 9:00 p.m. PST to midnight, and anticipates playing the entire new VOIVOD record. For those of you not in the Bay Area, catch the ...

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VOIVOD's AWAY: Why We Decided To Reform The Band

In a recent interview with Germany's Voices From The Darkside, VOIVOD drummer and founding member Michel Langevin (a.k.a. Away) revealed the circumstances that led to the departure of previous bassist/vocalist Eric Forrest and the return to the group of original singer Denis Belanger (a.k.a. Snake). "[Eric] didn't leave the band actually," Away explained. "In early ...

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JASON NEWSTED To Audition For OZZY OSBOURNE!

In what has the potential to turn into a bizarre game of musical chairs, former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted is set to audition for the slot in OZZY OSBOURNE's band left vacant by the recent departure of current METALLICA four-stringer Robert Trujillo, a spokesperson for Newsted has told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. Jason, who is already confirmed to ...

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VOIVOD Added To OZZFEST 2003!

Long-running Canadian metallers VOIVOD — who currently feature in their ranks former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted — have secured a slot on the second stage at this year's Ozzfest. An official press release is expected shortly. VOIVOD's self-titled CD is due on March through Newsted's Chophouse label in association with Surfdog Records. A month-long headlining ...

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It's Official: ROBERT TRUJILLO Joins METALLICA!

As first predicted here last week, METALLICA have officially announced the addition of bassist Robert Trujillo to the group's ranks. Trujillo, a former member of SUICIDAL TENDENCIES and OZZY OSBOURNE, fills the slot left vacant by the departure of Jason Newsted. "We've all known, and have been huge fans of Rob since ...

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ROBERT TRUJILLO To Join METALLICA?

According to a Sony Records Germany newsletter, OZZY OSBOURNE bassist Robert Trujillo is the top candidate to fill the slot in METALLICA left vacant by the departure of Jason Newsted. Although presently unconfirmed, this report appears to have been given more credence after it was published on the official web site of the top German ...

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COURTNEY LOVE's Meltdown

The following article was published in the current edition of the National Enquirer: Shortly before Courtney Love was busted by cops for an air-rage outburst, the rude rocker tore through a Hollywood newsstand and wreaked havoc, charges the irate owner. "When Courtney came in, it was like a hurricane suddenly hit my newsstand," a still ...

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P.O.D. Split With Guitarist, Announce Replacement

P.O.D. have parted ways with founding member and guitarist Marcos Curiel. Curiel is said to have left the band a few weeks ago to start a new project — tentatively dubbed THE ACCIDENT EXPERIMENT — with members of a local San Diego band called SPRUNG MONKEY. The news of Marcos' departure came via a letter ...

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JASON NEWSTED: 'METALLICA Are A Joke!'

Ex-METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted has slammed his former bandmates over their decision to tour this summer with LINKIN PARK and LIMP BIZKIT, calling the move "an obvious cash thing" and claiming that the group are "not staying true to their words." "It's a joke, I think METALLICA are just a joke," Newsted told Britain's

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