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Former ANTHRAX Frontman Gets Busy On The Side

Former ANTHRAX vocalist Neil Turbin has been collaborating with drummer Jonathan Valen on an as-yet-undisclosed project. Neil and Jonathan first met back in 1985 through Lucy Forbes of Rock Congress. In other news, Turbin recently joined guitarist Mitch Perry (i.e. MSG, TALAS, 7% SOLUTION) onstage a...
May 10, 2002
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GARY MOORE To Issue Studio CD In September, Embark On UK Tour

Legendary axeman GARY MOORE will release an as-yet-untitled new CD through Sanctuary Records in September (not July 1st, as previously reported). Featuring a return to the power-trio format, with Cass Lewis (bass, ex-SKUNK ANANSIE) and Darrin Mooney (drums, ex-PRIMAL SCREAM) completing the group's l...
April 26, 2002
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GARY MOORE To Issue New Studio Album In July

Legendary axeman GARY MOORE will release an as-yet-untitled new CD through Sanctuary Records on July 1st. Featuring a return to the power-trio format, with Cass Lewis (bass, ex-SKUNK ANANSIE) and Darrin Mooney (drums, ex-PRIMAL SCREAM) completing the group's line-up, the upcoming album will be “a lo...
April 21, 2002
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FULL STRIKE To Give Away Two-Track Single

Sweden's FULL STRIKE, the project formed by HAMMERFALL guitarist Stefan Elmgren, ex-LOST HORIZON vocalist Niclas Jonsson, and ex-CRAWLEY bassist Chris Savage Goldsmith, will be giving away a free CD single containing the tracks "We Will Rise" and "Force Of The World" through select record stores in...
April 15, 2002
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STAIND, GODSMACK, AEROSMITH Big Winners At Boston Music Awards

GODSMACK, STAIND, and AEROSMITH received two trophies each at this year's Boston Music Awards, which were held on Thursday, April 11th at the Orpheum. STAIND took home award for Act Of The Year, and nabbed the Single Of The Year prize for "It's Been Awhile". Meanwhile, GODSMACK received the Rock Ban...
April 14, 2002
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Bay Area Guitar Veterans Serve As Judges At Local Shred Contest

TESTAMENT/DRAGONLORD guitarist Eric Peterson, EXODUS axeman Gary Holt and VICIOUS RUMORS six-stringer Ira Black served as honorary judges at the "Guitar-God-A-Thon", held at the CW Saloon in San Francisco on Tuesday, April 9th. The winner of the contest was Sven Soderlund of MERCENARY. ...
April 11, 2002
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FULL STRIKE: HAMMERFALL Side Project To See Light Of Day

Sweden's FULL STRIKE, the project formed by HAMMERFALL guitarist Stefan Elmgren, ex-LOST HORIZON vocalist Niclas Jonsson, ex-CRAWLEY bassist Chris Savage Goldsmith, will issue their debut album, entitled We Will Rise, on May 13th through Spitfire Records in Sweden, and a short time later in the rest...
April 6, 2002
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SLAYER, ROB ZOMBIE, STATIC-X Line Up To Contribute To NASCAR's "Crank It Up" Compilation

The upcoming NASCAR-sponsored compilation, entitled Crank It Up, will be released through MCA Records on May 21st, and it will include the following tracks, among others: 01. SLAYER - "Born To Be Wild" (STEPPENWOLF) 02. STATIC-X - "Speedway" (ELVIS PRESLEY) 03. NONPOINT - "Circles" 04. DARWIN'S WAIT...
April 5, 2002
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QUEEN: FREDDIE MERCURY Tribute DVD Due In May

A two-DVD set from QUEEN, documenting the April 1992 Freddie Mercury tribute concert, is scheduled for release on May 13th, according to queenworld.com. The first DVD will include the second half of the show and will feature the following track listing: 01. Intro piece - interview 02. Tie Your Mothe...
April 4, 2002
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Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Frontman To Perform "Best Of" Set At THE GODS 2002

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN and current TALISMAN/HUMANIMAL frontman Jeff Scott Soto will perform a Best of Jeff Scott Soto set at The Gods 2002 show in Bradford, UK on Sunday, June 2nd. Also scheduled to appear are Canada's HAREM SCAREM and GIANT, among many others. Soto's backing band for the occasion...
March 31, 2002
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SUPERZERO Part With Singer, Drummer, Continue Work On New Material

SUPERZERO, the New England-based act featuring Markus Cherone (the brother of former VAN HALEN/EXTREME vocalist Gary Cherone) on guitar, have parted ways with vocalist Tommy Dempsey and drummer Robbie Dempsey. Cherone and bassist Stephen Powell are presently auditioning drummers while continuing to...
March 18, 2002
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METALLICA Guitarist Pays Tribute To Former Bandmate

METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett has issued the following message via METALLICA's official web site at www.metallica.com as a tribute to his former bandmate Paul Baloff of EXODUS, who passed away this past weekend after suffering a massive stroke: PAUL BALOFF...MEMORIES BY KIRK HAMMETT Well, when I...
February 7, 2002
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Update: EXODUS To Play Anaheim, L.A. Shows, Embark On South American Trek

Former EXODUS vocalist Steve "Zetro" Souza will rejoin his old bandmates for two headlining performances at the Shack in Anaheim, California on February 8-9 and at the Hellfest in Whittier, California on March 23rd, according to EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt who spoke exclusively to BLABBERMOUTH.NET la...
February 5, 2002
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EXODUS Guitarist Issues Statement Following Baloff's Passing

EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt has issued the following statement following the untimely passing of vocalist Paul Baloff earlier today: “In My Words..... by Gary Holt “Words cannot describe the pain I am feeling, was feeling, at the sudden and oh so premature loss of Paul. As I sit here at the waters en...
February 2, 2002
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EXODUS Frontman To Be Taken Off Life Support After Suffering Massive Stroke

41-year-old EXODUS frontman Paul Baloff (birth date: April 25th, 1960),whose unique personality and distinctive vocal style have endeared him to thousands of metal fans the world over, will reportedly be taken off life support at midnight tonight, Saturday, February 2nd, after suffering a massive s...
February 2, 2002