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SCOTT WEILAND, CHRIS CORNELL, JACOBY SHADDIX On New SANTANA Album

The Pulse of Radio reports that STONE TEMPLE PILOTS frontman Scott Weiland, SOUNDGARDEN vocalist Chris Cornell and Chris Daughtry are among the guest singers making appearances on the new collection of classic rock covers from Carlos Santana. According to Billboard.com, the yet-to-be-titled record is due out in September and also features contributions from PAPA ROACH ...

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BRET MICHAELS To Appear On 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' Next Week

Bret Michaels, who suffered a subarachnoid brain hemorrhage on April 22, just 10 days after an emergency appendectomy in San Antonio, Texas while on his "Custom Built" tour, is planning on making his return to live performances Friday, May 28 (Memorial Day Weekend) at Hard Rock Live in Biloxi, Mississippi. This hard-rocking venue has hosted ...

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KOTTAK Signs With CMM INTERNATIONAL

KOTTAK (formerly KRUNK) — the band featuring singer/songwriter/guitarist Jimmy Ratchitt (a.k.a. former KINGDOM COME and current SCORPIONS drummer James Kottak) and his wife Athena (sister of MÖTLEY CRÜE's Tommy Lee) on drums — has inked a deal with CMM International. The group's third album, "Rock & Roll Forever" (formerly "Scream With Me") will be released ...

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KOTTAK Interviewed On 'Let There Be Rock'

"Let There Be Rock" recently conducted an interview with KOTTAK (formerly KRUNK) — the band featuring singer/songwriter/guitarist Jimmy Ratchitt (a.k.a. former KINGDOM COME and current SCORPIONS drummer James Kottak) and his wife Athena (sister of MÖTLEY CRÜE's Tommy Lee) on drums. The chat is now available for streaming using the audio player below.

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WE ARE THE FALLEN To Release Debut Album In May

WE ARE THE FALLEN — the new band featuring original EVANESCENCE members Ben Moody (guitar) and John LeCompt (guitar) and Rocky Gray (drums) along with "American Idol" powerhouse vocalist Carly Smithson — will release its debut album on May 11 via Universal Republic Records. The group's first single, "Bury Me Alive", has just been made ...

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KOTTAK: 'Sunset Blvd.' Video Released

"Sunset Blvd.", the new video from KOTTAK (formerly KRUNK) — the band featuring singer/songwriter/guitarist Jimmy Ratchitt (a.k.a. former KINGDOM COME and current SCORPIONS drummer James Kottak) and his wife Athena (sister of MÖTLEY CRÜE's Tommy Lee) on drums — can be viewed below. The clip was directed and photographed by Steve Macia and it was ...

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SCORPIONS Drummer's KOTTAK: New Song Posted Online

KOTTAK (formerly KRUNK), the band featuring singer/songwriter/guitarist Jimmy Ratchitt (a.k.a. former KINGDOM COME and current SCORPIONS drummer James Kottak) and his wife Athena (sister of MÖTLEY CRÜE's Tommy Lee) on drums, has posted a new song, "Daddy You Are My Star", on the group's MySpace page. Athena wrote the lyrics and Jimmy Ratchitt ...

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WE ARE THE FALLEN Signs With UNIVERSAL REPUBLIC RECORDS

WE ARE THE FALLEN — the new band featuring original EVANESCENCE members Ben Moody (guitar) and John LeCompt (guitar) and Rocky Gray (drums) along with "American Idol" powerhouse vocalist Carly Smithson — has inked a deal with Universal Republic Records, it was announced yesterday by the label's president and CEO, Monte Lipman. The group's lineup ...

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SCORPIONS Drummer's KOTTAK Schedules U.S. Dates

KOTTAK (formerly KRUNK), the band featuring singer/songwriter/guitarist Jimmy Ratchitt (a.k.a. former KINGDOM COME and current SCORPIONS drummer James Kottak) and his wife Athena (sister of MÖTLEY CRÜE's Tommy Lee) on drums, has scheduled the following dates: Oct. 30 - The Ruby Room - Phoenix, AZ Oct. 31 - Copper State Tavern - Glendale, AZ Nov. ...

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THE DESTRO Begins Recording New Album

Texas' THE DESTRO has entered System Studios with producer Ken Susi (UNEARTH) to begin recording its sophomore CD. The as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2007's "As The Coil Unwinds" is tentatively scheduled for release in August via Ironclad Recordings. Commented the band, "The last six months have been filled with personal loss and other life-changing experiences in ...

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Former EVANESCENCE Guitarist To Release Solo Album

Former EVANESCENCE guitarist/songwriter Ben Moody will release a solo album on March 3, 2009. The CD will feature a guest appearance by young Montana alternative rock/acoustic solo artist Hana Pestle, who is signed to Moody's label, FNR Records. Pestle's sound carries a unique blend of influences as diverse as RADIOHEAD, SARAH MCLACHLAN, and THE CRANBERRIES. ...

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TRIXTER Sells Out Homecoming Show; Photos Available

The reunited TRIXTER performed for a sold-out crowd this past Friday, November 28 at Dexter's Entertainment Complex in Riverdale, New Jersey. This was the band's first headlining appearance of 2008 and its first hometown show in over 13 years. TRIXTER originally reunited earlier this year to play the massive Rocklahoma festival in July, followed later ...

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TRIXTER: Video Interview With STEVE BROWN Available

Reality Check TV has posted an interview with guitarist Steve Brown of the reunited TRIXTER filmed at this year's Rocklahoma festival, which was held July 9-13 in Pryor, Oklahoma. The three-minute clip can be viewed below. Steve Brown recently spoke with SplitScreen Entertainment about the TRIXTER reunion, his memories of touring with KISS and his ...

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SEVENDUST: New Video Interview With LAJON WITHERSPOON Available

Get Amped magazine recently conducted an interview with vocalist Lajon Witherspoon of the Atlanta metal band SEVENDUST. Watch the chat in two parts below. SEVENDUST is currently on the road in support of its latest album, "Chapter VII: Hope and Sorrow" (7Bros/Asylum), which came out last spring. The set's current single, "The Past", features a ...

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SEVENDUST Guitarist Completes Work On Solo EP

SEVENDUST guitarist Clint Lowery has set HELLO DEMONS… MEET SKELETONS has the name of his new solo project. The project's debut release will be an EP entitled "Chills" which he says contains "mostly acoustic songs that I wrote about events that happened in my life over the past two years. It was something I wanted ...

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SEVENDUST 'Enjoying Some Time Off'

Atlanta, Georgia-based metallers SEVENDUST have issued the following update: "Well, we're enjoying some time off. It was great seeing everyone on the last run and we look forward to the next that starts soon. We're gonna be changing the setlist up, so expect some surprises on the next tour. "Very excited about going to Europe ...

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SEVENDUST Guitarist Starts Solo Debut

According to The Pulse of Radio, SEVENDUST guitarist Clint Lowery entered a studio on Thursday (September 11) to begin recording his first solo album. Work on the project is expected to be finished by the end of October, although a release date has yet to be determined. Lowery's brother and former DARK NEW DAY bandmate, ...

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Guitarist STEVE BROWN Discusses TRIXTER Reunion

Guitarist Steve Brown recently spoke with SplitScreen Entertainment about the TRIXTER reunion, his memories of touring with KISS and his acoustic rendition of their song "A Million To One", as featured on the new tribute album "Kiss My Ankh: A Tribute To Vinnie Vincent". Steve also discussed his STEREO FALLOUT project and confirmed a new ...

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RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE Guitarist Previews Convention Shows

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE recently announced plans to perform during both the Democratic and Republican Conventions. The group will first play a free show August 27 at the Denver Coliseum in conjunction with the Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) and Tent State University. Guitarist Tom Morello told The Pulse of Radio why RAGE has ...

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LITTLE CAESAR Rejoined By Original Guitarist APACHE

Longtime rockers LITTLE CAESAR have been rejoined by original lead guitarist Apache. The band is now moving forward with its complete original lineup of Ron Young (vocals), Loren Molinare and Apache (guitars), Fidel Paniagua (bass) and Tom Morris (drums). Ron Young says: "We are really excited about Apache's return. His talent and style was truly ...

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LITTLE CAESAR Working On New Music

Longtime rockers LITTLE CAESAR have confirmed that they will play the Rock the Bayou festival in Houston on Saturday, August 30. The band will share the stage with the likes of SAMMY HAGAR, RATT and ALICE COOPER, during the four-day festival. Event information is located at www.rockthebayou.com. In addition, the band has announced ...

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Former EVANESCENCE Guitarist Launches Record Label

Former EVANESCENCE guitarist/songwriter Ben Moody has taken his love for the music in a new direction; as head of the new, artist-centered label, FNR Records! Since his departure from EVANESCENCE in 2003, Moody has collaborated with some of the hottest stars in the music business; the established and the up-and-comers. His songwriting and producing credits ...

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MATT SORUM To Perform At Charity Benefit For The Kenya Believe It Committee In Africa

VELVET REVOLVER/ex-GUNS N' ROSES drummer Matt Sorum will perform at a special all-star benefit in Kenya Sunday, July 6 at Ngong Racecourse. The concert will close-out the inaugural weekend-long benefit known as "Kenya's Biggest Charity Race," organized by the Kenya Believe It Committee. Sorum will share the stage with fellow musicians Stevie Salas (guitarist for ...

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