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Former DANZIG Drummer Lands In QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE

Former DANZIG drummer Joey Castillo has joined QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE as the band's new touring drummer. Castillo will join QOTSA on their tour with ...AND YOU WILL KNOW US BY THE TRAIL OF DEAD, which kicks off on Friday in Washington, D.C. QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE were previously thought to have re...
August 29, 2002
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MARILYN MANSON Makes Dying Fan's Wish Come True

Thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, 16-year-old Andrew Baines from Tennessee was able to fly to Los Angeles to spend the afternoon in the studio with MARILYN MANSON. Manson played Andrew six songs from the upcoming The Golden Age of Grotesque CD and also screened a preview of the upcoming DVD rele...
August 29, 2002
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QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE Announce Touring Drummer

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE have recruited BLINKER THE STAR/SPOOKEY RUBEN drummer Kelli Scott to handle the drumming duties during the group's upcoming tour. The band's most recent drummer, Dave Grohl, had to pull out of the QOTSA tour to tend to his regular band, the FOO FIGHTERS. As a result of this d...
August 24, 2002
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FOO FIGHTERS' CHRIS SHIFLETT: GROHL's Stint With QOTSA Was "Scary"

FOO FIGHTERS guitarist Chris Shiflett has admitted that he feared the band would split following Dave Grohl's decision to drum with QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE. Talking to Rock Sound online, he said: "There was a brief period there when Dave said he was leaving and I thought, 'Are we breaking up?' Obvio...
August 24, 2002
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FOO FIGHTERS Guitars To Be Auctioned Off

Former FOO FIGHTERS guitarist Pat Smear is auctioning off a few of his guitars, including several pieces used at various FOO FIGHTERS shows. To bid on the guitar used by Smear during the FOO FIGHTERS' appearance on Saturday Night Live in 1995, click here. ...
August 20, 2002
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Songs For The Deaf

Formed out of the ashes of stoner rock demigods KYUSS, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE has been branded with the "stoner" tag themselves over the course of their two previous albums, even though the band's work features far more diversity and atmosphere than the usual smoked-out sludge that most stoner rock...
August 15, 2002
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DAVE GROHL To Direct New FOO FIGHTERS Video

FOO FIGHTERS mainman Dave Grohl will direct the first video, "All My Life", from the band's fourth album, 1 X 1 ("One By One"). The clip is scheduled to be filmed in Los Angeles the week of August 12th. Grohl had previously directed the videos for "Monkey Wrench" and "My Hero", both from 1997's The...
August 2, 2002
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Ex-NIRVANA, SUBLIME And MEAT PUPPETS Members To Release Debut EYES ADRIFT CD

EYES ADRIFT, the new band formed by former NIRVANA bassist Chris Novoselic, MEAT PUPPETS singer/guitarist Curt Kirkwood and ex-SUBLIME/current LONG BEACH DUB ALLSTARS drummer Bud Gaugh, will release their eponymously-titled debut album on September 24th via SpinArt Records. Among the cuts set to app...
July 30, 2002
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DAVE GROHL Speaks Out On Drumming Stint With QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE

FOO FIGHTERS mainman Dave Grohl recently spoke to Britain's Rock Sound magazine about his recent stint as the recording and touring drummer for QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE—a tenure that has since ended in order to enable Grohl to focus all his attention on the forthcoming FOO CD. "QOTSA has always been...
July 25, 2002
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CELTIC FROST's TOM FISCHER Approached To Participate In FOO FIGHTERS Recording Session

CELTIC FROST mainman Tom Gabriel Fischer was approached to participate in a recording session for a radio station in London with the FOO FIGHTERS, but the session fell apart for undisclosed reasons. Says Fischer: "We were going to do 'Fame' by David Bowie and 'Dethroned Emperor' by CELTIC FROST, but...
July 22, 2002
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FOO FIGHTERS Set Title, Tentative Track Listing For Upcoming CD

FOO FIGHTERS have set One By One as the title of their fourth album, due on October 22nd through RCA Records. The tentative track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. All My Life 02. Low 03. Have It All 04. Times Like These 05. Tired 06. Burn Away 07. Lonely As You 08. ...
July 18, 2002
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QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE: No GROHL At Next Batch Of Dates

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE will not utilize the services of FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl on drums for their next batch of dates. As previously reported, Grohl was behind the kit for QUEENS' upcoming Interscope album, Songs for the Deaf, and a spring North American club tour, but will play his last...
July 17, 2002
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FOO FIGHTERS Set Release Date For New CD

FOO FIGHTERS' as-yet-untitled fourth album is due to be released on October 22nd through RCA Records. According to reports, the CD is "a return to the group's earlier sound, with heavier, much more aggressive music" than the band's platinum-selling There Is Nothing Left to Lose album (1999),which w...
July 3, 2002
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VIVA DEATH: A FOO FIGHTERS/FACE TO FACE Collaboration

More information has surfaced about VIVA DEATH, the new band formed by FOO FIGHTERS guitarist Chris Shiflett, his brother/FACE TO FACE bassist Scott, FACE TO FACE frontman Trever Keith, and ubiquitous session drummer Josh Freese (i.e. VANDALS, A PERFECT CIRCLE). The group's 15-song, self-titled set...
June 15, 2002
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A PERFECT CIRCLE, FOO FIGHTERS, FACE TO FACE Members Join Forces In VIVA DEATH

A PERFECT CIRCLE drummer Josh Freese, FOO FIGHTERS guitarist Chris Shiflett, plus FACE TO FACE members Scott Shiflett (bass) and Trevor Keith (vocals) have joined forces in a brand new project called VIVA DEATH. The group's debut album is due on August 27th. ...
June 13, 2002