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PHOENIX MOURNING: New Song Posted Online

Tampa, FL-based PHOENIX MOURNING have uploaded the track "My Future Actress" from their upcoming debut album, "When Excuses Become Antiques", to their MySpace.com page. "When Excuses Become Antiques" was produced by Tom Morris (ICED EARTH, OBITUARY). PHOENIX MOURNING is: Jeremiah Ruff – Vocals Ahmed Smith – Guitar Stephen Bowman – Guitar Marshal Gibson ...

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W.A.S.P. To Play 'Greatest Hits' Set On AMERICAN METAL BLAST 2005 Tour

In the annals of rock 'n' roll, few theatrical stage shows have shocked, horrified and entertained America as much as W.A.S.P.'s did on the Los Angeles-based band's 1983-84 debut tour. Now, W.A.S.P. is resurrecting this not-for-the-faint-of-heart spectacle of blood and gore for the first-ever American Metal Blast 2005 tour. This uncontrollable onslaught, with W.A.S.P. planning ...

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STEPHEN PEARCY, JACK FROST To Guest On LIBERTY N' JUSTICE CD

Former RATT frontman Stephen Pearcy is the latest guest vocalist scheduled to appear on the new album from Christian rockers LIBERTY N' JUSTICE. Pearcy's contribution will come in the form of the track "Killer Grin", also featuring Tommy Denander on guitars and Ez Gomer (JET CIRCUS) on bass. LIBERTY N' JUSTICE's "all-star" CD, "Soundtrack of ...

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Former ALICE IN CHAINS Guitarist Working With AEROSMITH Producer

Former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist has finished demoing 13 new songs and is currently working on material for his upcoming solo CD with acclaimed songwriter/producer Marti Frederiksen (AEROSMITH, FAITH HILL, DEF LEPPARD). Cantrell just cut a new track called "Swine" with Frederiksen and ex-JANE'S ADDICTION bassist Chris Wyse and is said to be planning on ...

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Former ALICE IN CHAINS Guitarist Buys New Los Angeles Home

Former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell has just bought his first Los Angeles home which has been kept up in the vintage 1930s style. There is a guest house that will be turned into a studio. Cantrell recently spent time at Doug Fieger's studio in Los Angeles recording new music for his upcoming solo ...

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HIMSA Part Ways With Guitarist, Announce Replacement

Seatle's HIMSA have parted ways with guitarist Matt Wicklund and have replaced him with returning axeman Sammi Curr. Curr, a key member of the band for a number of years through the release of 2003's "Courting Tragedy and Disaster" album, will be back touring with the band on their Dirty Black Summer Tour beginning today ...

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CARDBOARD VAMPYRES To Open For JUDAS PRIEST, QUEENSRŸCHE In California

CARDBOARD VAMPYRES, the new "covers" band featuring former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell and ex-THE CULT guitarist Billy Duffy, will be opening for JUDAS PRIEST and QUEENSRŸCHE on Saturday, July 2 at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California. In addition, there will be a special post-show fireworks display. CARDBOARD VAMPYRES currently have Eric ...

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HIMSA Finish Recording New Album

Seatle's HIMSA have returned home from a month in Denmark at Antfarm Studios, where the band recorded their new album, "Hail Horror", with producer Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, HEAVEN SHALL BURN). Artwork is being done by Stephen Kasner (INTEGRITY, TREPHINE) and is expected to be finalized this week. Songtitles include include "I, Possession", "They Speak ...

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THE PANIC CHANNEL To Work With VELVET REVOLVER Producer

THE PANIC CHANNEL, the new band featuring three quarters of the most recent lineup of JANE'S ADDICTION (guitarist Dave Navarro, drummer Stephen Perkins, and bassist Chris Chaney) and former SKYCYCLE vocalist Steve Isaacs, are scheduled to enter the studio on Tuesday (June 7) to "do some work with Josh Abraham who [produced] the VELVET REVOLVER ...

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METAL CHURCH TO Join 'American Metal Blast 2005' Tour?

According to StarlandBallroom.com, METAL CHURCH will be the special guests at the July 15 stop on the "American Metal Blast 2005" tour, featuring headliners W.A.S.P. alongside L.A. GUNS and STEPHEN PEARCY (formerly of RATT). It is not presently clear if METAL CHURCH fill the "special guest" slot on the entire tour, which is scheduled to ...

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DAVE NAVARRO Comments On 'Rock Star: INXS' Co-Hosting Gig

Former JANE'S ADDICTION/RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS guitarist Dave Navarro has commented on his upcoming stint as the co-host of a new CBS-TV reality series called "Rock Star: INXS" (premiering on Monday, July 11, from 8-9p). As previously reported, Navarro will host alongside Brooke Burke of the travel series "Wild On". "Rock Star: INXS" will follow ...

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W.A.S.P., DOKKEN, QUIET RIOT Featured On 'Hollywood Rocks!' Box Set

June 21, 2005 will see the release of the long-awaited and highly anticipated four-disc compilation album, "Hollywood Rocks!" through Deadline/Cleopatra Records. The audio companion to 2004's highly touted "Hollywood Rocks!" coffee table book, the box set is an eargasmic journey through the streets of the infamous Los Angeles club scene of the 1980s and early ...

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TAPROOT: New Song Available For Download

A brand-new TAPROOT track, entitled "Facepeeler", has been made available for download in MP3 format at this location. "Facepeeler" comes off the group's upcoming CD, "Blue-Sky Research", due on August 16 via Velvet Hammer/Atlantic. The follow-up to 2002's "Welcome", "Blue-Sky Research" was produced by Michael Beinhorn in Los Angeles and features guest appearances ...

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WEDNESDAY 13 Pulls Out Of 'American Metal Blast 2005' Tour

MURDERDOLLS frontman Wednesday 13 has cancelled his participation in the upcoming "American Metal Blast 2005" tour, featuring headliners W.A.S.P. alongside L.A. GUNS and STEPHEN PEARCY (formerly of RATT). "This decision has nothing to do with the artists involved, for we have much respect for them, and wish the circumstances were different," Wednesday writes on his ...

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CARDBOARD VAMPYRES Add Bandmembers

CARDBOARD VAMPYRES, the new "covers" band featuring former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell and ex-THE CULT guitarist Billy Duffy, have been joined by Eric Dover (ALICE COOPER, JELLYFISH, SLASH'S SNAKEPIT, SEXTUS) on lead vocals and Bevan Davies (DANZIG, COMES WITH THE FALL) on drums. CARDBOARD VAMPYRES play songs from both ALICE IN CHAINS and ...

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ALICE COOPER Begs For Role In JAMES BOND Movie

World Entertainment News Network is reporting that Alice Cooper has begged movie bosses to cast him as super spy James Bond's arch enemy in the upcoming 007 movie "Casino Royale". Cooper doesn't care whether Pierce Brosnan, Daniel Craig or Clive Owen take on the coveted role, as long as he plays the suave secret agent's ...

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Former ATHEIST Drummer Resurfaces In New Band

Ex-ATHEIST drummer Steve Flynn has teamed up with former members of CAUSTIC THOUGHT in a brand-new "aggressive, technical, jazz/funk metal" project. The as-yet-unnamed group was "formed in January of 2005 in Atlanta," Flynn told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. "We're doing all originals — though we're going to cover an ATHEIST song — likely 'Unquestionable Presence'. Band influences cover ...

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DEFTONES Frontman Talks About Upcoming Album

DEFTONES frontman Chino Moreno has spoken to Kerrang! magazine about the band's forthcoming fifth album. The Sacramento quintet are currently holed up in a Los Angeles studio with producer Bob Ezrin (KISS, JANE'S ADDICTION) working on the follow-up to their 2003 self-titled release. After a spell working in Carriage House in Connecticut, Moreno ...

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CARDBOARD VAMPYRES: More Tour Dates Announced

CARDBOARD VAMPYRES, the new "covers" band featuring former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell, ex-THE CULT guitarist Billy Duffy and former MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman John Corabi, have added more shows to their summer itinerary. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Jun. 23 - McChord AFB - Tacoma, WA Jun. 24 - The Fenix - ...

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HIMSA Enter Studio, Line Up Headline Tour

HIMSA have entered AntFarm Studios in Denmark with producer Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, HEAVEN SHALL BURN) to record "Hail Horror", the follow-up to their thrashterpiece, "Courting Tragedy and Disaster". Titles include "I, Possession", "They Speak In Swarms", "Wolf Child", "Seminal", "Calling In Silent", "Sleaze Evil" and "The Destroyer", which has recently been a mainstay at ...

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L.A. GUNS Begin Recording New Album

L.A. GUNS officially commenced the recording sessions for their new album on Monday (May 2), according to a post on the group's web site. "I'm told the new stuff is awesome and from the two songs I've personally hear (just demos mind you), I have to agree," the band's webmaster writes. "The new CD should ...

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