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TAPROOT: Moving Away From The Nu Metal Thing

TAPROOT drummer Jarrod Montague has posted the following update on the group's official web site: "Hello all. Well, we are STILL here in L.A. writing new stuff for the record. As I told you before, we have been continuing to write new stuff just about every day, and some of the best stuff yet has ...

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THE CRUMB BROS. Schedule Hollywood Date

Guitarist Jeff Kollman (COSMOSQUAD, GLENN HUGHES), vocalist Mark Renk, bassist Kevin Chown (ARTENSION, EDWIN DARE), drummer Shane Gaalaas (COSMOSQUAD, B'Z), and keyboardist Stephen Anderson will be unveiling their latest creation, THE CRUMB BROS., Tuesday night, July 13 with an early 8:15 p.m. show at Club Lingerie, 6507 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA; Ph.: (323) 466-3416. ...

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Former RATT Singer To Film New Video

Former RATT singer Stephen Pearcy will be filming a video for either "Overdrive" or "Drive With Me" from his upcoming solo release, "Fueler". The video shoot will take place later this month. The album, which features former QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali on three cuts, will be released in late August through Pearcy's own Top ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION Split Up Again?

JANE'S ADDICTION appear to have split up again, according to an online statement posted jointly by bandmates Dave Navarro (guitar), Stephen Perkins (drums) and Chris Chaney (bass). "We know we can't avoid this anymore so we will give it our best shot," the statement reads. "What's the deal? The deal is that it ...

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STEPHEN PEARCY: 'We Want Bastards On The Tour, Not Bitches'

The Bastards Of Metal tour, which was originally set to feature STEPHEN PEARCY alongside BANG TANGO, STEVEN ADLER and KEVIN DUBROW, will have its lineup completely revamped, according to tour founder and director Stephen Pearcy (ex-RATT). "The initial idea and concept for the 'Bastards of Metal' tour will not change," he said in a statement. ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION Members Form New Band

JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro has teamed up with Chris Chaney and Stephen Perkins, also of JANE'S ADDICTION, and former SKYCYCLE singer Steve Isaacs in a brand-new band. "[Steve] actually used to be an MTV VJ," Navarro told MTV.com. "He went by the name of Spooky around town. Long black hair and kind of that ...

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ZOMBI Sign With RELAPSE RECORDS

Pittsburgh, PA multi-instrumental duo ZOMBI have signed to Relapse Records. The progressive group will release their new full-length CD, "Cosmos", in August. ZOMBI (bassist/multi-instrumentalist Steve Moore and drummer/multi-instrumentalist A.E. Paterra) create boundless, leering soundscapes inspired by filmmakers such as Dario Argento and Lucio Fulci and the musical scores of John Carpenter and GOBLIN. The duo ...

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LEASH LAW Set U.S. Release Date For Debut Album

LEASH LAW, the new Florida-based group featuring vocalist Wade Black (ex-CRIMSON GLORY, SEVEN WITCHES), guitarist Rick Renstrom (ROB ROCK), drummer Richard Christy (ICED EARTH, ex-DEATH), bassist Stephen Elder (ROB ROCK), and guitarist Emo Mowery (TIWANAKU, ex-NOCTURNUS), have set a May 25 U.S. release date through Black Lotus Records for their debut album, "Dogface". Distribution for ...

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Early MARILYN MANSON Recordings To Be Released

MTV.com reports: "Early work by MARILYN MANSON and his original band THE SPOOKY KIDS is hitting shelves Tuesday under the name 'Lunch Boxes and Choklit Cows'. Prior to the release of Manson's 1994 debut, 'Portrait of an American Family', THE SPOOKY KIDSManson (then Brian Warner), Daisy Berkowitz (Scott Putesky), Madonna Wayne Gacy (Stephen ...

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TAPROOT Collaborate With BILLY CORGAN, DEFTONES' CARPENTER

TAPROOT recently collaborated with former SMASHING PUMPKINS/ZWAN mainman Billy Corgan on material for the group's upcoming third Velvet Hammer/Atlantic album. "We went to meet Billy hoping to learn how to approach songwriting in a new way," drummer Jared Montague told Billboard.com. "We ended up getting about a year's worth of music and life education in ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH Record SAMHAIN Cover

CRADLE OF FILTH bassist Dave Pybus has posted the following studio update on the band's official web site: "I guess this report is turning into a weekly affair as things here in the studio are moving at a great pace. It's all top drama, for sure. Things go good, things go bad. Pretty stressful being ...

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DREADLOCK PUSSY Part Ways With Drummer, Seek Replacement

Dutch metal band DREADLOCK PUSSY have parted ways with longtime drummer Twixy. "It was no longer possible for Twixy to combine the uncertain band life with his other obligations," the band write in a statement. DREADLOCK PUSSY have vowed to carry on and are busy working on a new album with the help of producer/drummer ...

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FIREWIND Announce New Singer

FIREWIND, the Greek/American melodic metal band led by DREAM EVIL guitarist Gus G., have announced that vocalist Chity Somapala (ex-AVALON, FARO) has officially joined the group for their upcoming tours and next CD. "We find that Chity brings to the band the perfect combination of melody, passion and power," Gus writes on the band's web ...

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DOHENY: Live Appearances Announced

DOHENY, the California-based band formed by ex-THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar) and PITCHSHIFTER frontman Jon "J.S." Clayden, have announced the following gigs during March/April: Mar. 13 - The Gig – Hollywood, CA Apr. 02 - The Gig - Hollywood, CA In other news, Clayden and Morrison performed with Billy's side project CAMP ...

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Ex-RATT Singer STEPHEN PEARCY: 'Fueler' Details Revealed

Former RATT singer Stephen Pearcy has released more details about his forthcoming solo effort, "Fueler", due in April/May through his own Top Fuel Records. According to a posting on Pearcy's web site, former QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali plays on three cuts on the album, which will also be packaged as a DVD of live, ...

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Report: The Perils Of The 'Mosh Pit' Examined

Jodie Minus of The Australian is reporting that when Stephen Taylor saw the Austrian extreme-metal band PUNGENT STENCH at a Sydney pub eight years ago, he came home with more than a bad smell and a ringing in his ears. "I was stage diving. I jumped off the stage and my mate was there – ...

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LEASH LAW: Debut Album Details Revealed

LEASH LAW, the new Florida-based group featuring vocalist Wade Black (ex-CRIMSON GLORY, SEVEN WITCHES), guitarist Rick Renstrom (ROB ROCK), drummer Richard Christy (ICED EARTH, ex-DEATH), bassist Stephen Elder (ROB ROCK), and guitarist Emo Mowery (TIWANAKU, ex-NOCTURNUS), have finalized the track listing for their debut album, "Dogface", due this spring through Greece's Black Lotus Records. "We ...

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SLIPKNOT Bassist Gets Informal Probation

Jeff Eckhoff of The Des Moines Register reports that authorities have agreed to drop drug possession charges against SLIPKNOT bassist Paul Gray in exchange for Gray's acknowledgement that he was on drugs when he was involved in a minor traffic accident (Story#1, Story#2) last summer in Des Moines. Court records show ...

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