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SINISTER Fill Guitarist Slot

Dutch death metallers SINISTER have recruited ex-CANTARA and GOD DETHRONED stand-in guitarist Pascal to replace the recently-departed longtime axeman Bart van Wallenberg. SINISTER are presently on the lookout for a serious tour. ...
February 3, 2002
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VAN HALEN: "Weighing All Options" Following Split With Warner Bros.

VAN HALEN are "currently weighing all the options and seeing what the future brings, [but] it's still premature to say where the band will go [following their split with longtime label Warner Bros. Records]," the group's attorney, Alan Mintz, told Billboard magazine. According to Mintz, VAN HALEN wi...
February 2, 2002
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Fact Or Fiction: HAGAR, SCHON and SLASH Join Forces In New Band

According to www.melodicrock.com, a new supergroup is being formed in Los Angeles consisting of former VAN HALEN frontman Sammy Hagar, JOURNEY guitarist Neal Schon, and current JOURNEY (and former HARDLINE) drummer Deen Castronovo. Other names being linked with the project include VAN HALEN bassist...
February 1, 2002
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AYREON Mastermind To Perform At Dutch Music Event

AYREON mastermind Arjen Lucassen (ex-BODINE, VENGEANCE) will be performing live at the Dutch music event Vrienden van Amstel between February 2nd and 6th at the Ahoy in Rotterdam, Holland. Vrienden van Amstel Live is a Dutch festival where lots of homegrown artists perform, either individually or to...
January 31, 2002
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VAN HALEN Drop Label, Manager Amid Reunion Talks

VAN HALEN have parted ways with Warner Bros. Records after a 14-year run that stretches back to the group's 1978 debut, acording to Hits Daily Double. The band have also changed attorneys, hiring Alan Mintz to take over for Don Engel, who was with them for 15 years. VAN HALEN, who are presently with...
January 24, 2002
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METALLICA's Ulrich, Hammett To (Allegedly) Collaborate With VAN HALEN's Roth

According to top Danish web site Jubii Rock and the official web site of VAN HALEN frontman David Lee Roth, METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich, guitarist Kirk Hammett, producer Bob Rock and Roth are collaborating on one or more tracks for an upcoming movie soundtrack at Los Angeles' Henson Studios. MARIL...
January 15, 2002
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SINISTER Seek New Guitarist

Dutch death metallers SINISTER have parted ways with longtime guitarist Bart van Wallenberg due to “personal reasons” and are urgently seeking a replacement to accompany the group at their upcoming European live appearances to promote their latest CD, Creative Killings. The new guitarist “needs to b...
January 15, 2002
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SPYKE Ink Deal With GMR Music Group

Stockholm-based “space rock” act SPYKE have signed a deal with GMR Music Group and have entered the studio to record their debut album, entitled Divine Decadence, for a May release through the Future Sounds label. Formed in March 1997 by guitarist Aris Restaino and vocalist Maciek van de Graaf, SPYK...
January 12, 2002
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VIRGOS Confirm Album Title, CREED Tour

Birmingham, Alabama's VIRGOS (formerly VIRGOS MERLOT) have set The Path of Least Resistance as the title to their long-awaited second album, which is due to be released through CREED's independent label Blue Collar Records in the coming weeks. In other news, VIRGOS are set to hit the road with CREED...
January 12, 2002
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SHADOW GALLERY Axeman To Guest On Lucassen's "Space Metal"

SHADOW GALLERY axeman Gary Wehrkamp will appear on two tracks on the upcoming Space Metal CD from STAR ONE, the new project helmed by AYREON mastermind Arjen Lucassen (ex-BODINE, VENGEANCE). Here are Arjen's thoughts on Gary's contributions: "I might have told you this before, but I really think tha...
January 2, 2002
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CANNIBAL CORPSE Offer Apology To German Fans!

CANNIBAL CORPSE have issued the following statement regarding the cancellation of their last show of the X-Mass Festivals at Alarm! in Zwickau, Germany (which was scheduled to take place on Saturday, December 22nd): “We are deeply sorry to all the fans that attended the X-Mass Fest show at Alarm! in...
December 28, 2001
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Jason Newsted: "I Want To Work With Bands That Are Loyal To Their Roots"!

Former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted has revealed in the current issue of the Dutch metal magazine Aardschok (dated January 2002you can view the cover at this location) that he first realized that he was going to leave METALLICA on September 27th, 2000nearly four months prior to the official annou...
December 21, 2001
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Archive News Dec 06, 2001

The “MAJOR announcement” regarding the band's guitarist search that LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst had promised to make via his appearance by phone on yesterday's Total Request Live had turned out to be not much of an announcement at all. Besides plugging the group's new remix album, entitled New...
December 6, 2001
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Archive News Dec 04, 2001

METALLICA have posted the following update on the present condition of frontman James Hetfield via their official web site at www.metallica.com: ... “Yes folks, we have word from James, and the news is all good. His recovery has gone exceedingly well, he is back out, about and feeling rather ....
December 4, 2001
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Archive News Nov 29, 2001

Despite having just joined the ranks of Canada's ANNIHILATOR, former NEVERMORE axeman Curran Murphy has no intention of leaving his longtime outfit AGGRESSION CORE, which is currently in the process of recording its sophomore CD, according to a statement sent by the guitarist to BLABBERMOUTH.NET....
November 29, 2001