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DEZ FAFARA To SEVENDUST Drummer: 'Please Grow Up'

DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez Fafara has responded to SEVENDUST drummer Morgan Rose's revelation that the new SEVENDUST single, "Enemy", was inspired by Rose's hatred for the former COAL CHAMBER singer. Writing to DEVILDRIVER's official web site, Fafara says, "With all my focus being on my new project, DEVILDRIVER, I hate to take the time ...

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TOMMY LEE Recruits Top Musicians For Upcoming 'Drummers' Album

SEVENDUST's Morgan Rose, FOO FIGHTERS mainman Dave Grohl, GODSMACK vocalist Sully Erna and JANE'S ADDICTION's Stephen Perkins have been approached by former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee about contributing to a drummers album that Lee is putting together. The disc, currently in the planning stages, will feature a variety of multi-talented stick-bashers on various instruments, ...

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SEVENDUST Drummer Says He Hates Ex-COAL CHAMBER Singer More Than SADDAM HUSSEIN

SEVENDUST drummer Morgan Rose has admitted to MTV.com that the group's current single, "Enemy", is a diatribe directed toward ex-COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara, who is currently in the band DEVILDRIVER. "Enemy" was written and largely sung by Rose, whose wife is former COAL CHAMBER bassist Rayna Foss-Rose. The song, a full-on character assassination, features ...

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BLACKMORE'S NIGHT: North American CD To Include Bonus Video

The North American edition of BLACKMORE'S NIGHT's "Ghost Of A Rose" CD, scheduled for release on August 26 through SPV Records, will include as a special bonus the video for the track "Way To Mandalay", filmed in the salt mines at Krakow, Poland. "Ghost Of A Rose" features former DEEP PURPLE/RAINBOW guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and ...

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SEVENDUST Lighting Up Radio Charts

SEVENDUST's new single, "Enemy", has generated over 30 major radio adds in its first 36 hours of availability and two full weeks ahead of its official add date, according to an official press release. "Enemy" comes off the group's fourth album, "Seasons", due on October 7 through TVT Records. The 12-track disc was produced by ...

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THE WILDHEARTS: New Song Posted Online

A one-minute clip of the new THE WILDHEARTS track titled "Nexus Icon" has been posted online at this location. "Nexus Icon" comes off the group's forthcoming album, "The Wildhearts Must Be Destroyed", due on August 26. As previously reported, THE WILDHEARTS mainman Ginger will embark on a solo acoustic tour in September. Confirmed ...

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BLACKMORE'S NIGHT Announce U.S. Dates

BLACKMORE'S NIGHT, featuring former DEEP PURPLE/RAINBOW guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and his companion Candice Night, have lined up two special U.S. performances during September. Here is the venue, ticket and on-sale information: Wednesday, September 17 Theatre of Living Arts 334 South Street Philadelphia, PA 19147 215-922-0666 - All tickets $29.00 - "Official" on sale date is ...

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7 HOURS LATER To Open For STRYPER On The West Coast

Cincinnati-based 7 HOURS LATER have been chosen as the opening act for the West Coast leg of the STRYPER 20th Anniversary Reunion Tour in support of their new CD, "7: The Best Of Stryper", on Hollywood Records. Longtime friend of 7 HOURS LATER guitarist Lynn Edward Glezen, STRYPER's own Robert Sweet lent his talent to ...

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SEVENDUST Prepare For Acoustic Dates, Tour With STAIND

SEVENDUST drummer Morgan Rose recently spoke to MTV.com about the band's touring plans following the release of their as-yet-untitled new album this fall. The group have routinely played more than 200 concerts per year and have shared the stage with such former opening bands as STAIND, DISTURBED and SYSTEM OF A DOWN. "I can't point ...

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BLACKMORE'S NIGHT Enter Japanese Chart At No. 15!

BLACKMORE'S NIGHT's latest CD, "Ghost Of A Rose", has entered the Japanese charts at No. 15. In addition, the album is currently at No. 25 on the German chart after three weeks of release. "Ghost Of A Rose", due in the U.S on August 30 through SPV/Steamhammer Records, features former DEEP PURPLE/RAINBOW guitarist Ritchie Blackmore ...

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Former GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist To Appear On BOO YAA TRIBE CD

Former GUNS N' ROSES and current VELVET REVOLVER guitarist Slash will appear on a "rap-metal album" currently being worked on by the veteran rap outfit BOO YAA TRIBE, according to Billboard. No further details are available at this time. BOO YAA TRIBE rose to prominence with its 1990 debut, "New Funky Nation", but in later ...

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A GUNS N' ROSES Reunion? No Way, Says Guitarist SLASH

Entertainment Weekly reports that Axl Rose's decision to form a new version of GUNS N' ROSES — with such ringers as guitarist Buckethead and bassist Tommy Stinson — has ruined any chances of a reunion. "There will never come a time when we get all together and play under the name GUNS 'N ROSES because ...

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'Wacken Metal Overdrive' To Be Released On DVD

On July 28, SPV/Steamhammer will be releasing a special DVD, entitled "Wacken Metal Overdrive", featuring interviews and live footage of various artists performing at the annual Wacken Open Air Festival, widely considered to be the biggest and best "pure metal" festival in the world. The complete track listing for "Wacken Metal Overdrive" (view cover

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JUDAS PRIEST/HALFORD Reunion: The Official Press Release!

After more than 12 years apart, JUDAS PRIEST and original lead vocalist Rob Halford have reunited for a global live concert tour in 2004. The definitive JUDAS PRIEST lineup of Rob Halford, lead guitarist Glenn Tipton, lead guitarist K.K. Downing, bassist Ian Hill and drummer Scott Travis are back. The original band members have been ...

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JETHRO TULL Leader To Embark On Solo Tour

JETHRO TULL leader Ian Anderson will embark on a two-month solo tour in the fall in support of his forthcoming disc, "Rupi's Dance". The solo tour — dubbed "Rubbing Elbows with Ian Anderson" — is described on JETHRO TULL's web site as "an intimate evening of acoustic songs, music and bawdy tales." "Rupi's Dance", due ...

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Man, Teen Listened To SLIPKNOT Before Committing Murder

Felisa Cardona of San Bernardino County Sun reports that a pair of friends carried butcher knives and sang a song by the "death metal" band SLIPKNOT as they lured their friend to his death, police say. Prosecutors say Jason Lamar Harris, 20, and his 16-year-old friend, Amber Rose Riley, talked about killing Terry Ray Taylor ...

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ROSE TATTOO: Back On The Attack

Australia's ROSE TATTOO will play the following shows in late July: Jul. 23 – Sydney, AUS @ Annandale Hotel Jul. 24 – Melbourne, AUS @ Prince of Wales, St. Kilda Jul. 25 – Adelaide, AUS @ Le Rox ROSE TATTOO will perform live on Sydney's "Footy Show" on July 17. Negotiations are currently underway for ...

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