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MOTOGRATER Dropped By NO NAME RECORDS?

Santa Barbara, California-based quintet MOTOGRATER are rumored to have parted ways with No Name/Elektra Records before a single note has been released through the label. An official confirmation on the matter has yet to be made. MOTOGRATER recently entered a Vancouver, British Columbia studio with p...
September 22, 2002
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'BLACK SABBATH Story' Videos To Be Released On DVD

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: TWO 'BLACK SABBATH STORY' HOME VIDEOS TO BE RELEASED ON DVD AND VHS BY SANCTUARY ON SEPTEMBER 24, 2002 BLACK SABBATH pioneered true heavy metal, and a fascinating look into the British band's turbulent history is covered on two individual DVD and VHS releases, The Black Sabbat...
September 15, 2002
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Storm Before Calm

Apart from their generally convincing and captivating sound, the great thing about PRIMORDIAL's music is the way it morphs from album to album, each one stronger than the next. There has always been a distinct PRIMORDIAL sound, a hybrid of the best elements of black metal, epic doom metal and a sort...
August 4, 2002
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BOB DAISLEY: Recent OZZY Reissues Are Insult To RANDY RHOADS' Memory

Former OZZY OSBOURNE bassist Bob Daisley is continuing his fight in the court of public opinion over the fact that OZZY's early solo albums were recently re-issued with re-recorded bass and drum tracks courtesy of current OSBOURNE bassist Robert Trujillo and drummer Mike Bordin. Speaking to Chart At...
July 10, 2002
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MOTOGRATER Select MUDVAYNE Producer For Upcoming Debut

Santa Barbara, California-based quintet MOTOGRATER will shortly enter a Vancouver, British Columbia studio with producer GGGarth Richardson (i.e. MUDVAYNE, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, SPINESHANK) to begin work on their debut effort for No Name/Elektra Records. A fall release is expected. As previously...
July 10, 2002
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BLACK SABBATH's GEEZER BUTLER: "JOHN ENTWISTLE Revolutionized Bass Playing"

BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler had some kind words to say about one of his mentors, John Entwistle of THE WHO, who died on June 27th in Las Vegas, one day before THE WHO was to kick off its latest tour. "He revolutionized bass playing with his bass solo in 'My Generation' and he ...
July 2, 2002
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RONNIE JAMES DIO: OZZY Deserves Better Than His Portrayal In "THE OSBOURNES"

Former BLACK SABBATH frontman Ronnie James Dio does not appear to be amused by the portrayal of Ozzy Osbourne, his predecessor in the aforementioned band, in the hit MTV show The Osbournes. When asked by The Fox about Osbourne's TV series, Dio stated, "Well I see it in passing. As I channel surf I s...
June 27, 2002
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APARTMENT 26 To Support STONE SOUR At Los Angeles Gig

APARTMENT 26—the group fronted by Biff Butler, son of BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler— have been confirmed as one of the support acts for STONE SOUR, the side project of SLIPKNOT vocalist Corey Taylor and rhythm guitarist Jim Root, at the latter's headlining performance at the Los Angeles club W...
June 20, 2002
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MOTOGRATER To Record Debut CD

Santa Barbara, California-based quintet MOTOGRATER will reportedly enter the studio next month to begin work on their debut effort for No Name/Elektra Records. A fall release is expected. As previously reported, the much-talked-about group had originally signed with COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara'...
June 13, 2002
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OZZY OSBOURNE, TONY IOMMI And...PHIL COLLINS?!

OZZY OSBOURNE's backing band on a rendition of BLACK SABBATH's "Paranoid" at this weekend's Queen of England's Golden Jubilee celebration consisted of SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi, bassist Pino Palladino, and none other than ex-GENESIS mainman Phil Collins on drums. No, we're not kidding. In related...
June 6, 2002
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Former TESTAMENT/FORBIDDEN Guitarist Outlines Upcoming Activities

Former TESTAMENT/FORBIDDEN guitarist Glen Alvelais has confirmed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET his current involvement with F-BOMB, the San Francisco Bay Area act that also features in its ranks EXODUS frontman Steve "Zetro" Souza, bassist Kevin Moore, drummer Jeremy Colson (who replaced VIO-LENCE drummer Per...
May 27, 2002
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Ex-TESTAMENT/FORBIDDEN Guitarist Joins Forces With EXODUS Frontman

Former TESTAMENT/FORBIDDEN guitarist Glen Alvelais has joined forces with EXODUS frontman Steve "Zetro" Souza in the latest incarnation of Souza's F-BOMB. In addition, Alvelais is keeping busy with his long-running BIZARRO project and plans are afoot for the guitarist to reactivate LD/50, which had...
May 26, 2002
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APARTMENT 26: We See Light At End Of Tunnel

Britain's APARTMENT 26—the group fronted by Biff Butler, son of BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler—have posted the following update on the band's activities via the group's official web site: "Okay, we're beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel [following a split with Hollywood Records...
May 6, 2002
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MOTOGRATER Ink Deal With No Name/Elektra Records

Santa Barbara, California-based quintet MOTOGRATER have reportedly inked a deal with No Name/Elektra Records. The much-talked-about group had originally signed with COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara's Sever imprint through Beyond/BMG Records, but had since become free agents, thereby allowing them to...
May 1, 2002
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APARTMENT 26 Deny Split Rumors

Britain's APARTMENT 26—the group fronted by Biff Butler, son of BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler—have posted a statement on their official web site refuting reports of an imminent break-up following their split with Hollywood Records earlier in the year. The statement reads as follows: “We are st...
March 22, 2002