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MANMADEGOD Cancel Sacramento Gig Due To Illness

San Francisco Bay Area's MANMADEGOD, featuring former FORBIDDEN guitarist Craig Locicero and drummer Steve Jacobs, have cancelled tonight's gig at the Roadhouse in Sacramento, California due "a severe illness," according to an official statement from the band. In other news, MANMADEGOD will be featured on this Sunday's (August 11th) Homegrown Show on 92 KSJO. You ...

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KID ROCK To Star In "Biker Boyz" Flick

KID ROCK is one of the most recent additions to the cast of DreamWorks Pictures' urban motorcycle film Biker Boyz, which will star Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix, Boyz in the Hood) and Lisa Bonet (Enemy of the State, High Fidelity). Billed as a contemporary Western on motorcycles, Biker Boyz is set in the world of ...

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MANMADEGOD Complete Work On Debut CD

San Francisco Bay Area's MANMADEGOD, featuring former FORBIDDEN guitarist Craig Locicero and drummer Steve Jacobs, have tentatively set Million Dollar Gun as the title of their forthcoming American Recordings debut, which is due to be released in January 2003. Produced by Brian Dobbs (i.e. ECHOBRAIN) and executive-produced by Rick Rubin (i.e. RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, ...

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Former VENOM Guitarist Resurfaces In PASSION PLAY

Former VENOM guitarist Jim Clare (a.k.a. Jimi C.) has joined forces with TYGERS OF PAN TANG drummer Craig Ellis and bassist Willie Angus in a brand new project called PASSION PLAY, which is currently recording material for a late 2002 release. No further information is available at this time. ...

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VISION OF DISORDER's DRAG: More Details Revealed

More information has surfaced about the recently-recorded debut demo from DRAG, the new band featuring VISION OF DISORDER guitarist Matt Baumbach and vocalist Tim Williams. The tape, which was recorded and mixed by current SEBASTIAN BACH/former ANTHRAX guitarist Paul Crook and ex-NUCLEAR ASSAULT bassist Scott Metaxas at Wayne Manor studios in Neshanic, New Jersey, actually ...

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MANMADEGOD Announce Upcoming Gigs

San Francisco Bay Area's MANMADEGOD, featuring former FORBIDDEN guitarist Craig Locicero and drummer Steve Jacobs, have lined up the following gigs during July/August: Jul. 05 – Concord, CA @ Bourbon Street Aug. 02 - Concord, CA @ Bourbon Street As previously reported, MANMADEGOD recently completed their debut CD for American Recordings at Los Angeles' Ocean ...

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SLIPKNOT Side Project MP3 Posted Online

STONE SOUR, the side project of SLIPKNOT vocalist Corey Taylor and rhythm guitarist Jim Root, have posted an MP3 of the track "Get Inside" at this location. "Get Inside" comes off the group's self-titled debut, which is currently being mixed by Toby Wright and is set for a September 9th release through Roadrunner ...

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420 MONKS Make Live Debut With New Bassist

Atlanta's 420 MONKS, featuring former STUCK MOJO frontman Bonz, ex-CHUM (Puerto Rico) drummer Carlos Torres, guitarist John B., and former PUBLIC ENEMY touring DJ DJ Lord, made their live debut with new bassist Craig Maul on Friday, May 24th at the Al Rosa Villa in Columbus, Ohio. About 600-700 people were on hand to witness ...

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SLIPKNOT: Side Project Update

The forthcoming debut CD from CLOSURE, the solo project of SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor, will include 11 or 12 of the 16 songs recently laid down by the five-piece band at Catamount Studios in Cedar Falls, Iowa, according to a report posted at MTV.com. Produced by the band and Tom Tatman (i.e. LIVING SACRIFICE, CRAIG ...

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MANMADEGOD Enter Mixing Phase On Debut CD

San Francisco Bay Area's MANMADEGOD, featuring former FORBIDDEN guitarist Craig Locicero and drummer Steve Jacobs, have completed the recording process for their debut CD for American Recordings at Los Angeles' Ocean Studios and are currently mixing the effort at West Hollywood's Larrabee Studio East facility with Sean Beavan (i.e. SLAYER, MARILYN MANSON) and Rick Rubin ...

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THE CULT "On Ice", Members Pursue Outside Projects

THE CULT are strongly rumored to have been put “on ice” indefinitely in the wake of the group's apparent dissatisfaction with the promotional push they'd received from Lava/Atlantic Records for their seventh album Beyond Good & Evil and the record's eventual lackluster sales performance (the album has shifted 161,052 copies in the US to date, ...

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DEADSY "Amicably" Split With Bassist

DEADSY, who feature in their ranks guitarist/vocalist Elijah Blue Allman (the son of actress Cher), have “amicably” parted ways with bassist Craig Riker (aka The Beast Craig) due to "musical" differences. No replacement has yet been announced. As previously reported, DEADSY's long-awaited debut CD, entitled Commencement, is due to be released on May 14th through ...

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DIO Confirm Guitarist Switch, Announce CD Release Date

DIO have officially confirmed the departure of guitarist Craig Goldy and addition of Doug Aldrich as his replacement. The current line-up of the group—Aldrich, frontman Ronnie James Dio, drummer Simon Wright, and bassist Jimmy Bain—are working on their brand new CD, rumored to be titled Kill The Dragon, for a May release through Spitfire Records. ...

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DIO Part Ways With Goldy, Enlist Aldrich

DIO have parted ways with guitarist Craig Goldy and have replaced him with Doug Aldrich (i.e. HURRICANE, LION). The group are still in the studio putting the finishing touches on their upcoming album, rumored to be titled Kill The Dragon, for a March release. ...

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DIO To Release New Studio Album In March

DIO are tentatively scheduled to issue their latest studio CD in March. According to unconfirmed reports, vocalist Ronnie James Dio and guitarist Craig Goldy are due to finish laying down the lead guitar tracks next week, after which they will mix the as-yet-untitled effort. In related news, check out a new interview with former DIO ...

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MANMADEGOD Prepare To Unleash Debut Full-Length CD During May!

San Francisco Bay Area's MANMADEGOD, featuring former FORBIDDEN guitarist Craig Locicero and drummer Steve Jacobs, have completed the recording process for their as-yet-untitled debut CD for American Recordings at Los Angeles' Ocean Studios and will enter the Sol 7 facility on January 2nd to begin mixing the effort, which is tentatively due to be released ...

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Archive News Nov 21, 2001

According to a report published in yesterday's edition of The New York Post, LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst “lied when he said he visited a dying Australian girl injured in a mosh pit at his concert. Durst told Access Hollywood he visited Jessica Michalik on her deathbed and kept in touch with ...

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Archive News Nov 16, 2001

SLIPKNOT have issued the following press release explaining the reasons behind the cancellation of their US tour with IN FLAMES and 40 BELOW SUMMER: “Regrettably, SLIPKNOT have had to postpone their headlining U.S. tour which was set to kick off November 21 in Fargo, ND and wrap December 21 in ...

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Archive News Nov 02, 2001

As exclusively reported here on October 5th, and subsequently denied (falsely) by none other than Mayorga himself (see news for October 9th, 2001), SOULFLY have enlisted former skinsman Roy Mayorga to replace the recently-departed Joe Nunez. The newly revamped group are currently at Phoenix, Arizona's (Brill Street) Chaton Studios recording their third ...

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Archive News Oct 15, 2001 - update 2

FLOTSAM AND JETSAM drummer Craig Nielsen has posted the following update on the group's recently cut-short US tour, reportedly as a result of “dismal” attendance: “As you have now heard, [stand-in vocalist] James Rivera [of HELSTAR] has delivered the goods like no other could have. The dude can not only sing his ass and ...

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Archive News Oct 15, 2001 - update 1

Former TESTAMENT/DEATH/OBITUARY guitarist James Murphy is presently recovering at his parents' home in Lakeland, Florida after undergoing surgery on September 17th to remove a pituitary tumor the size of two golf balls from his head, with which he was diagnosed in early September. In a lengthy telephone conversation with BLABBERMOUTH.NET, Murphy revealed that approximately ...

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Archive News Aug 29, 2001

The full track listing for ROB ZOMBIE's upcoming The Sinister Urge CD has been announced. The song titles are as follows:

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01. Sinners Inc.

02. Demon Speeding

03. Dead Girl Superstar (feat. Kerry King)

04. Never Gonna Stop (The Red, Red Kroovy)

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Archive News Aug 22, 2001

As exclusively reported here yesterday, HELLOWEEN have now officially confirmed the departures of lead guitarist Roland Grapow and drummer Uli Kusch from the group's ranks. In a posting on the message board of HELLOWEEN's official web site last night, webmaster Tony offered the following statement on the matter: “Well…not much to tell you ...

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Archive News Aug 21, 2001

SLIPKNOT have reportedly been confirmed to play this year's Halloween show at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City for the second year in a row. At the present time, no support acts have yet been announced, but MUDVAYNE and TYPE O NEGATIVE are rumored to be taking part in the night's festivities. In ...

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Archive News Aug 10, 2001 - update 1

The previously announced debut gig by ECHOBRAIN, he new band featuring former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted, will take place on Sunday, August 19th at Bimbo's in San Francisco as part of Nadine's Wild Weekend, a music festival that highlights local talent. 'It was important for us to play our first show in the Bay ...

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Archive News Aug 02, 2001

ROB ZOMBIE is scheduled to enter the Jim Henson Studios on Saturday, August 4th to record with a 30-piece orchestra for an as-yet-unspecified track on the singer's forthcoming follow-up to 1998's Hellbilly Deluxe CD, which is due to be released on October 30th through Geffen Records. As previously reported, a host of guests are ...

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