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KHANATE Complete Work On Sophomore Album

"Extreme doom" metal band KHANATE, the brainchild of Stephen O'Malley (THORR'S HAMMER, BURNING WITCH, SUNN 0))), LOTUS EATERS) and James Plotkin (OLD, SCORN, ATOMSMASHER), have completed work on their second album, entitled "Things Viral". The CD, slated for release in Europe on October 6 and in the U.S. on October 21 through Southern Lord Recordings, ...

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TAPROOT To Begin Work On New CD

TAPROOT, out on the road for the final few shows in support of their latest album "Welcome" (Atlantic), are tentatively scheduled to begin writing material for their third full-length CD in the fall. "Yeah, we'll be off to write music again," singer Stephen Richards told Chart Attack. "I can't wait for that because I'm excited ...

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DEVOLVED Search For New Vocalist

Members of Australia's premier tech-metal band DEVOLVED have almost completed the writing process for their next release and are currently seeking a full-time vocalist. Guitarist Brett Noordin has handled vocal duties up until this point since the departure of Nik Carpenter last year, but both band and management have decided to hold auditions for anyone ...

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GREAT WHITE's JACK RUSSELL: 'I Cry Every Single Day'

In preparing for the group's upcoming weekend shows to raise money for The Station Family Fund, GREAT WHITE's manager Charrie L. Foglio interviewed the band's lead singer Jack Russell and guitarist Mark Kendall and provided the media with statements from the band members, according to the Providence Journal. In those written statements, Russell and Kendall ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION Play Private Show In Culver City: Photos Available

JANE'S ADDICTION played a special private show/dress-rehearsal for family, friends, and KROQ radio station winners inside a huge movie soundstage at Culver Studios in Culver City, California on Saturday (June 28). This was the group's last rehearsal before they kick off the Lollapalooza tour on July 5 in Noblesville, Indiana. Check out pictures from

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Former RATT Singer, CINDERELLA Drummer To Perform At Benefit Concert

Former RATT singer Stephen Pearcy and CINDERELLA drummer Fred Coury are among the artists lined up for Sunday's (June 29) Metal Health benefit concert for the victims of February's Rhode Island nightclub fire, according to Billboard.com. The show at the Webster Theatre in Hartford, Conn., will also feature DOUBLEDRIVE, 6 GIG, GARGANTUA SOUL and BRAND ...

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ZYKLON Premier New Material At London Gig

Norway's ZYKLON, the band featuring Zamoth (a.k.a. Samoth) and Trym of EMPEROR, premiered material from their forthcoming album, "Aeon", at London's famed Camden Underworld on June 6. "Aeon", set for worldwide release in early September, is starting to catch early fan and media attention as expectations for the album are already high. Samoth says, "the ...

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SLIPKNOT Bassist Arrested On Drug Charges

SLIPKNOT bassist Paul Gray was arrested on charges of possession of marijuana, possession of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia and a red light violation Sunday afternoon (June 1) following a traffic crash, according to the Des Moines Register. Des Moines police officer Larry Van Ginkel said small amounts of marijuana and a substance that field-tested ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION: New Single Posted Online

"Just Because", the first single off JANE'S ADDICTION's upcoming album, "Strays", now is available online. Listen to the track here. "Strays", the band's first new studio album since 1990's "Ritual de lo Habitual", due on July 22 through Capitol Records. "Strays" was produced by Bob Ezrin (PINK FLOYD, KISS, LOU REED) at Henson ...

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ROB ROCK Guitarist To Appear On TIWANAKU Debut

ROB ROCK axeman Rick Renstrom will be recording guitar solos for the debut CD from TIWANAKU, the new band featuring former CRIMSON GLORY/SEVEN WITCHES vocalist Wade Black, ex-NOCTURNUS bassist Emo Mowery and ICED EARTH/ex-DEATH drummer Richard Christy. The as-yet-untitled effort is tentatively set to surface before the end of the year through Season Of Mist ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION Set Tentative Track Listing For 'Strays'

JANE'S ADDICTION have set the tentative track listing for their new album, "Strays", due on July 22 through Capitol Records. The group's first new studio release since 1990's "Ritual de lo Habitual", "Strays" was produced by Bob Ezrin (PINK FLOYD, KISS, LOU REED) at Henson Recording (formerly known as A&M Studios) in Los Angeles. The ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION: New Single To Go For Radio Adds

JANE'S ADDICTION's new single, "Just Because", is set to go for radio adds on June 3. "Just Because" comes off the band's new album, "Strays" (formerly "Hypersonic"), which is due on July 22 through Capitol Records. The group's first new studio release since 1990's "Ritual de lo Habitual", "Strays" was produced by Bob Ezrin (PINK ...

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SAMMY HAGAR To Perform At NYC Rally To Save Firehouses

Former VAN HALEN frontman Sammy Hagar will perform at a free lunchtime rally and concert to save firehouses at Battery Park in New York City on Monday, May 19. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has threatened to close eight NYC firehouses in order to save only $11 million dollars out of the massive $44 ...

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DEFTONES To Embark On Club Tour In May

DEFTONES will embark on a "guerilla-style" club tour in May to support their self-titled fourth album, due May 20 through Maverick Records. All shows will be announced the day before they're played, so the band can best serve those who need them most. "There's so many kinds of fans," guitarist Stephen Carpenter explained to Rolling ...

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LEASH LAW: The Dogs Are Loose

Former CRIMSON GLORY/SEVEN WITCHES vocalist Wade Black has joined forces with ROB ROCK guitarist Rick Renstrom, ICED EARTH/ex-DEATH drummer Richard Christy, and ROB ROCK bassist Stephen Elder in a new band called LEASH LAW. The group, whose musical style is being described in an official press release as "true metal unlike ever heard in this ...

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Former KISS Guitarist Making His Way Back Down Under In May

Bruce Kulick, KISS' lead guitarist for 12 years, is making his way back to Australia for a nationwide tour in support of his soon-to-be-released solo album, "Transformer". In February 2002, Bruce performed his first-ever solo concerts in Melbourne and Sydney to sell out audiences. KISS' die-hard fans got a unique chance to get up close ...

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Second Lawsuit Filed In GREAT WHITE Concert Tragedy

A second lawsuit was filed today in connection with the GREAT WHITE concert tragedy fire in Rhode Island — this one on behalf of a young girl who lost her 27-year-old mother in the blaze which took 99 lives, according to The Providence Journal. The lawsuit, filed on behalf of Zoe Jean Kingsley, the 6-year-old ...

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Former RATT Duo Share Stage For First Time In 12 Years

Former RATT members Stephen Pearcy (vocals) and Juan Croucier (bass) shared the same stage for the first time in 12 years last Thursday (Feb. 13) at the Key club in Hollywood, California. Croucier, who's been keeping busy in the recent years running a recording studio and playing with his new band LIQUID SUNDAY, joined Pearcy's ...

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AC/DC Road Movie: Casting Has Begun

The Herald Sun reports that casting has begun for the AC/DC road movie "Thunderstruck". The most prominent actor to be cast is Stephen Curry ("The Castle"). Newcomer Jason Gann, star of the short film "Wilfred", has also won a part. The film is about five friends who make a pact during AC/DC's Australian Tour in ...

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Ex-RATT Singer Re-Records Classic For Upcoming B-Side

Former RATT frontman Stephen Pearcy and his solo band have recorded a 2003 version of the RATT smash "Round And Round". It will reportedly appear as the B-side to Pearcy's "In Like Pink" single, the lead-off cut from the singer's first-ever solo album, "Social Intercourse". In other news, Pearcy has lined up the following tour ...

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Ex-RATT Frontman To Pen Band Autobiography

Former RATT frontman Stephen Pearcy is working on a book called "RaTales", which is set to chronicle the Los Angeles band's rise to fame and eventual implosion due to much-publicized personal differences. "I've read some things and heard some things from people that say they know us," Pearcy explained to Rock Confidential. "Even ...

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DEFTONES' MORENO: New Album Is More Energetic Than 'White Pony'

DEFTONES singer Chino Moreno recently spoke to Revolver magazine about the musical direction of the group's long-awaited fourth album, due in the spring via Maverick Records. "I don't like to drop clues before the album's finished," Moreno said. "This way, when you hear it, you'll hear it fresh. Good things come to those who wait." ...

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Former ANTHRAX Guitarist Joins MEAT LOAF!

Former ANTHRAX and current SEBASTIAN BACH guitarist Paul Crook has joined MEAT LOAF's touring band. Having previously worked with the likes of Bach, ANTHRAX, GLENN HUGHES and movie director John Carpenter, Crook couldn't be more excited to work with MEAT LOAF and such a talented group of musicians. "First off, I am honored to play ...

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KUSH Set Fall Release Date For Long-Awaited Debut

Rap-metal supergroup KUSH (a.k.a. THE KUSH PROJECT), which features FEAR FACTORY bassist/guitarist Christian Olde Wolbers, FEAR FACTORY drummer Raymond Herrera, DEFTONES guitarist Stephen Carpenter and CYPRESS HILL frontman B-Real, are currently polishing up nearly 30 tracks for possible inclusion on their long-awaited debut album, tentatively due in the fall through Sony Records. "It started out ...

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All-Star Cast Signs Drumhead To Benefit Homeless Charity

A drumhead signed by most of the artists who performed at CAMP FREDDY's Oct. 30 show at Club Ivar in Hollywood, California — a list that includes Wes Scantlin (PUDDLE OF MUDD), Slash (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), Duff McKagan (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), Matt Sorum (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), Billy Duffy (THE CULT), Dave Navarro (JANE'S ADDICTION), Stephen ...

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PERRY FARRELL, SEBASTIAN BACH, SLASH, Others Perform At CAMP FREDDY's Pre-Halloween Bash

JANE'S ADDICTION frontman Perry Farrell, ex-SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach, PUDDLE OF MUDD mainman Wes Scantlin, ex-MARILYN MANSON bassist Twiggy Ramirez, and former GUNS N' ROSES members Slash (guitar) and Duff McKagan (bass) were among the guest musicians that performed onstage with all-star "jam band" CAMP FREDDY during their appearance at Ivar in Hollywood Wednesday ...

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