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JASON NEWSTED: METALLICA Will Crush Everybody's Head Again

Despite METALLICA's widely-publicized recent setbacks—which include the departure of bassist Jason Newsted and frontman James Hetfield's battle with alcoholism—the band are far from over and should not be counted out, according to Newsted. "Losing hope or doubting METALLICA, stuff like that? I don't see that as a wise move," the bassist is quoted as saying ...

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Ex-PRONG Drummer TED PARSONS: The New PRONG Is A Joke

Former PRONG/GODFLESH drummer Ted Parsons has slammed PRONG mainman Tommy Victor for resurrecting the group with all-new members and attempting to pick up where the band left off at the time of their original split in 1996. "I wanted to continue PRONG with Tommy in 1996 when we got dropped from Epic [Records]," Parsons wrote ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Frontman Announces Additional Solo Dates

QUEENSRŸCHE frontman GEOFF TATE has announced additional dates as part of his upcoming headlining tour. The confirmed shows so far are as follows: Jun. 22 - Seattle, WA @ Sky Church Jun. 26 - Denver, CO @ Gothic Jun. 27 - Omaha, NE @ Ranch Bowl Jun. 29 - Bottineau, ND @ Festival Show Jun. ...

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GEOFF TATE: More Live Dates Announced

QUEENSRŸCHE frontman GEOFF TATE has announced additional dates as part of his upcoming headlining tour. The confirmed shows so far are as follows: Jun. 22 - Seattle, WA @ Sky Church Jun. 26 - Denver, CO @ Gothic Jun. 27 - Omaha, NE @ Ranch Bowl Jun. 29 - Bottineau, ND @ Festival Show Jun. ...

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ENGINE Line Up West Coast Dates

ENGINE, featuring vocalist Ray Alder (FATES WARNING), bassist Joey Vera (ARMORED SAINT), guitarist Bernie Versailles (AGENT STEEL) and drummer Pete Parada (FACE TO FACE), will perform the following dates during June: Jun. 21 - The Roadhouse - Sacramento, CA Jun. 25 - The Galaxy Theatre - Santa Ana, CA Jun. 26 - Brick By Brick ...

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DEBRIS, INC. Collaborate With SKULLSICK NATION On Tracks For Upcoming Debut

DEBRIS, INC., the new group featuring SAINT VITUS mainman Dave Chandler and TROUBLE bassist Ron Holzner, have collaborated with SKULLSICK NATION frontwoman Karyn Crisis and guitarist Afzaal Nasiruddeen on a cover of X's "Nausea" for inclusion on DEBRIS, INC.'s forthcoming debut, which is tentatively due for release later in the year through an as-yet-unspecified label. ...

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DC4 Lens First Video From Debut CD

Los Angeles-based DC4, featuring ARMORED SAINT guitarist Jeff Duncan, shot a video for the track "Playing House", from the band's Rising Sun/Zomba release Volume 1, on Saturday, May 4th at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood, California. It was produced by Church Of Duncan Productions and directed by Marcus Martinez and Matt Duncan. Volume 1 was released ...

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DEF LEPPARD: Second DVD Party To Be Held At L.A.'s Cat Club

A party is being held tonight (Sunday, May 5th) at Slim Jim Phantom's Cat Club in Los Angeles, celebrating the DVD re-releases of DEF LEPPARD's Visualize/Video Archive home videos. Organized by "Happenin' Harry", a friend of DEF LEPPARD frontman Joe Elliott, the party will feature DVD showings and giveaways, live music and special appearances. The ...

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DAVE ELLEFSON: I Would Be Honored If METALLICA Asked Me To Join

Former MEGADETH bassist Dave Ellefson recently agreed to answer in the written form several questions submitted to him by BLABBERMOUTH.NET regarding MEGADETH's break-up and the bassist's future plans. Here are our questions and his reponses: Question: When did it first become apparent to you that MEGADETH's career was coming to an end? Dave Ellefson: On ...

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New ENGINE MP3 Available For Download

ENGINE, featuring vocalist Ray Alder (FATES WARNING), bassist Joey Vera (ARMORED SAINT), guitarist Bernie Versailles (AGENT STEEL) and drummer Pete Parada (FACE TO FACE), have made available for download the track "Realize", taken from the group's forthcoming Superholic CD, at this location. Superholic is scheduled to be released on May 21st through Metal ...

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ARMORED SAINT/FATES WARNING Bassist Joins SEVEN WITCHES

SEVEN WITCHES, featuring ex-CRIMSON GLORY vocalist Wade Black and SAVATAGE guitarist Jack Frost, have announced the addition of bassist Joey Vera (i.e. ARMORED SAINT, FATES WARNING, ENGINE) to the group's ranks. Joey will reportedly join the group on their upcoming European tour with ANNIHILATOR and will also play on the next SEVEN WITCHES CD. Joey, ...

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ENGINE Track To Be Featured Miller Genuine Draft Download

ENGINE, featuring vocalist Ray Alder (FATES WARNING), bassist Joey Vera (ARMORED SAINT), guitarist Bernie Versailles (AGENT STEEL) and drummer Pete Parada (FACE TO FACE), will have their track "Mine", from their forthcoming sophomore album Superholic, featured as one of the Miller Genuine Draft's exclusive downloads along with seven artists of various genres. MGD's Blind Date ...

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JASON NEWSTED: The Exclusive Interview!!

During a candid January 28th interview with journalist Martin Carlsson, portions of which appeared in the Swedish newspaper Expressen, former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted revealed interesting facts about his departure from METALLICA, James Hetfield's battle with addictions, the infamous Playboy feature, the postponement of VOIVOD's next album, the formation of a dream metal band with ...

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AXEL RUDI PELL: "Shadow Zone" Track Listing Unveiled

German axe hero AXEL RUDI PELL has announced the track listing for his upcoming solo effort, entitled Shadow Zone. It is as follows: 01. The Curse Of The Chains (intro) 02. Edge Of The World 03. Coming Home 04. Live For The King 05. Follow The Sign 06. Heartbreaker 07. Saint Of Fools 08. Time ...

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Jason Newsted: The Guitar World Interview!

The February 2002 issue of Guitar World magazine features an interview with former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted, in which the four-stringer speaks at great length about the events that led to his decision earlier this year to leave the aforementioned act. Here are some of the article's highlights (all quotes by Newsted): "[METALLICA frontman] James ...

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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 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 25, 2001

Norwegian black metal legends MAYHEM have finally broken their silence regarding the recent reports of vocalist Maniac's departure and rumors of a possible split. According to the band's official web site, “MAYHEM is NOT breaking up, nor is Maniac leaving.” Commented guitarist Blasphemer (aka Rune Erickson): 'Maniac felt tired and fed up ...

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Archive News Oct 12, 2001

Former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted has sensationally announced that he would happily work with METALLICA again in the future, despite walking out on the group earlier this year. Newsted cited 'private and personal reasons, and the physical damage I have done to myself over the years while playing the music that I love' as ...

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Archive News Oct 03, 2001

Further to the news item we posted here yesterday about SOULFLY drummer Joe Nunez's possible defection from the group's ranks over contractual issues, it now appears that the skinsman is keeping busy by playing in a local Chicago-area band called STRIPPING THE PISTOL, who are reportedly showcasing for a few major labels on Sunday, ...

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Archive News Aug 13, 2001

POWERMAN 5000 vocalist/mainman Spider One has confirmed that the group's previously announced headlining tour (which was also set to include SALIVA, MACHINE HEAD, STEREOMUD and HALFCOCKED) has been cancelled and that the release date of their Anyone For Doomsday? CD has been pushed back to early 2002, but has rejected any implication that the ...

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Archive News Jul 25, 2001

According to buddyhead.com, FOO FIGHTERS mainman Dave Grohl, former NIRVANA bassist Krist Novoselic, FOO FIGHTERS drummer Taylor Hawkins, L7's Donita Sparks, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE's Josh Homme and THE TRAVELING WILBURYS drummer Jim Keltner got together at Los Angeles' Conway Studios on Monday, July 16th to record several as-yet-undisclosed tunes that may or ...

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Archive News Jul 11, 2001

ANTHRAX have announced plans to record a live album at the October 3rd Chicago stop on their upcoming US tour as the support act for JUDAS PRIEST for a late November release through Beyond/BMG Records. According to guitarist Scott Ian, “We've heard your prayers and are answering them. So many of you have ...

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Archive News Jun 22, 2001

Former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted gave his first official interview since leaving the band on Wednesday night, June 20th, when he appeared on KNAC.com's Breath Of Fire show (hosted by Lonn Friend). Three tracks from Newsted's upcoming ECHOBRAIN CD—including a song containing a Kirk Hammett guitar lead—were aired during the bassist's appearance, ...

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Archive News Jun 19, 2001

The official JUDAS PRIEST web site has posted a bunch of photos online that were taken at the group's concert in London, UK on Friday, June 15th. You can check them out here.


SLIPKNOT are tentatively scheduled to release a DVD through Roadrunner in November of this year. According to the label's official web ...

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Archive News Jun 09, 2001

According to guitarist Scott Ian, ANTHRAX plan on getting together June 13th to begin working on material for the group's next studio opus, which is tentatively scheduled for release in early 2002 through Nuclear Blast Records in Europe and Beyond/BMG Records in the US. Ian also confirmed that talks are underway for ANTHRAX to possibly ...

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Archive News Jun 02, 2001

All the shows for the upcoming Tattoo The Planet European tour—featuring PANTERA, SLAYER, CRADLE OF FILTH and STATIC-X—have been announced. The dates are as follows:

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Sept. 14 - Birmingham, UK @ NIA Academy

Sept. 15 - London, UK @ Wembley Arena

Sept. 16 - Glasgow, UK @ S.E.C.C.

Sept. 18 - Leuven, BEL @ ...

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Archive News May 14, 2001

In a recent interview with the UK's Kerrang! magazine, POWERMAN 5000 vocalist Spider talked about the musical and lyrical content of the group's forthcoming studio album, provisionally titled Anyone For Doomsday?, which is tentatively scheduled for a July 17th release through Dreamworks Records. Here are a few select quotes from the article:

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On the ...

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