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Former TWISTED SISTER Frontman Vows To Return To Airwaves Following Cancellation

Former TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider has vowed to re-launch his radio show despite the fact that it was recently cancelled by Clear Channel Radio. The following is a letter by Snider that was recently posted via the Dee Snider Radio fan sites MyDSR.com and DeeSniderRadio-Peeps.org: "First off,...
September 8, 2002
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IRON MAIDEN Singer Enjoys Second Career As Pilot

IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson is hitting new heights in his second career as a commercial airline pilot, according to the Associated Press. "It's a great job," Dickinson told The Daily Telegraph. "Nothing else compares." Charter airline Astraeus confirmed that Dickinson, 44, serves as first o...
September 8, 2002
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MACHINE HEAD's ROBERT FLYNN: New Songs Are 'Sick As Hell'

MACHINE HEAD have been "writing [new material] like crazy" during the past few weeks, and "have about 10 songs/rough ideas written, and three others that have already been sent to the scrap yard for parts," guitarist/vocalist Robert Flynn revealed via his latest diary entry posted at the group's off...
September 3, 2002
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METALLICA Producer Comments On Recording Process, Sound Of New Material

In the latest issue of Mixdown magazine (issue #100, dated August 2002),METALLICA producer Bob Rock commented on the recording process for the band's much-anticipated new album and the musical direction of said effort, calling it "different" but emphasizing that the changes that have taken place in...
August 17, 2002
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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT: New Songs Have "Fighting Spirit"

The brand new issue of Rolling Stone magazine (issue #904, cover date: September 5, 2002) includes a short METALLICA studio report containing a few more details about the group's approach to the recording process for the band's much-anticipated new CD, tentatively due in early 2003. Among the topics...
August 15, 2002
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STAR ONE Announce Backing Vocalist For European Tour

Irene Jansen, the sister of AFTER FOREVER frontwoman Floor Jansen will be supplying the backing vocals on the forthcoming European tour by STAR ONE, the project led by AYREON mastermind Arjen Lucassen (ex-BODINE, VENGEANCE). Says Lucassen: "I once saw a girl freaking out in the audience to the music...
August 5, 2002
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DROWNING POOL Let Cremated Bodies Hit The Floor

DROWNING POOL frontman Dave Williams recently recounted a bizarre incident the band experienced when it appeared on the second stage of Ozzfest last year. "Ozzfest last year we were signing autographs at a signing and this lady came up with a zip-loc bag full of this white powder, and we were all go...
July 24, 2002
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STAR ONE To Embark On European Tour

STAR ONE, the project led by AYREON mastermind Arjen Lucassen (ex-BODINE, VENGEANCE),will embark on a short European tour in late September/early October. Dubbed Intergalactic Space Crusaders, the tour will cover Holland, Germany, France and Belgium will feature renditions of STAR ONE and AYREON ma...
July 22, 2002
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SEVENDUST's LAJON WITHERSPOON: JERRY CANTRELL Is Lucky He Didn't Get His Ass Kicked

SEVENDUST frontman Lajon Witherspoon recently commented on the July 1st incident at Edgefest in Barrie, Ontario when he and former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell exchanged insults from the stage after numerous technical difficulties during Cantrell's set led to an abbreviated performance f...
July 6, 2002
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EXODUS To Premier New Material At MILWAUKEE METALFEST, WACKEN OPEN AIR

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS are tentatively scheduled to premier two new songs during their upcoming appearances at the Milwaukee Metalfest and Wacken Open Air festival, guitarist Gary Holt has revealed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET. The two tracks—one of which has the working title "Thro...
July 1, 2002
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THE OSBOURNES Go Apartment Hunting In New York City

The following article appeared in today's edition of the New York Post: June 30, 2002 — There goes the neighborhood. The Osbournes may be America's favorite dysfunctional family, but Upper East Side residents have mixed emotions when it comes to welcoming them as possible neighbors. The Prince of Da...
June 30, 2002
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TILES To Work With RUSH Producer On Forthcoming CD

Detroit-based prog rockers TILES will once again be utilizing the services of former RUSH/VOIVOD producer Terry Brown during the recording sessions for their upcoming album, tentatively titled Window Dressing. According to guitarist/songwriter Chris Herin, the band "experimented a lot, drew upon new...
June 26, 2002
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S.O.D.'s BILLY MILANO: "CHARLIE BENANTE And SCOTT IAN Are Fired!"

S.O.D. frontman Billy Milano has issued a follow-up statement in response to the growing criticism over his decision to seek out replacements for guitarist Scott Ian and drummer Charlie Benante, both of whom are widely viewed as integral members of the group. "First off, as far as [former FEAR FACTO...
May 21, 2002
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Former AFTER FOREVER Guitarist Resurfaces In SAHARA DUST

Former AFTER FOREVER guitarist Mark Jansen has resurfaced in a brand new act called SAHARA DUST. The band, whose musical style is said to be similar to that of Jansen's previous group, features the following line-up: Iwan Hendrikx (SILENT EDGE/EXIVIOUS) - drums Coen Janssen - keyboards Helena Iren M...
May 18, 2002
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STAR ONE Shine With Impressive Dutch, German Chart Debuts

STAR ONE's Space Metal CD debuted at position #3 in the Dutch alternative chart list and at position #60 in the Dutch Pop Album charts. The album also debuted at position #70 in the German Media Control charts. STAR ONE's Space Metal, the project led by AYREON mastermind Arjen Lucassen (ex-BODINE, V...
May 14, 2002