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ZAO Drummer Confirms Guitarist COGDELL's Departure

ZAO drummer Jeff Gretz has released a statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET regarding the rumored departure of guitarist Russ Cogdell and the group's plans for the future. His statement reads as follows: "Russ's departure wasn't officially released as a statement from the band because there is no statement to make. His knee injury was well documented after ...

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ZAO Guitarist RUSS COGDELL To Leave Band?

Jeff Gretz, drummer for ZAO and frequent poster on the forum of ZAO fan site BleedZao.com, has confirmed that Russ Cogdell, longtime guitar player for the Pittsburgh post-hardcore outfit, is leaving ZAO. Russ is known for his crazy jumps on stage, landing on his knees — which apparently caused some serious problems not ...

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AC/DC Named Fifth Greatest Rock Act Of All Time

Australia's Melbourne Herald Sun is reporting that AC/DC have been named the fifth greatest rock act of all time in a poll of 60,000 British fans. PINK FLOYD topped the list, beating other rock legends such as U2 and THE WHO to the title. LED ZEPPELIN came second, followed by THE ROLLING STONES. THE WHO ...

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ZAO Are 'Excited' About Upcoming Tour With IN FLAMES

Greensburg, Pennsylvania's ZAO will be supporting Sweden's IN FLAMES on their upcoming U.S. tour beginning in late January. Also on the tour will be buzz-making heavy music bands TRIVIUM and DEVILDRIVER. Commenting on their addition to the tour, ZAO guitarist Scott Mellinger said, "I listen to IN FLAMES albums 'Clayman' and 'Reroute To Remain' all ...

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Former NIRVANA Bassist Writes Opinion Piece For SEATTLE TIMES

This past Wednesday (November 23), former NIRVANA bassist Krist Novoselic wrote an opinion piece for the Seattle Times on politics: "The fight in federal appeals court over Washington state's primary-election system is polarized around two principles. One argues for wider voter choice through a "top-two" primary, while the other pulls for the right of free ...

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Judas Goats and Dieseleaters - ED GEIN

The point where grindcore and noisy hardcore meets is where you will find ED GEIN (the band anyway). On "Judas Goats and Dieseleaters" the trio plays a brand of planned wreckage made from piles of iron riffs, clanging bass, and tolerably scathing, pissed off vocals, all of which contains elements of TURMOIL, UNSANE, and (in ...

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ZAO To Record New Album In January

ZAO have written over ten songs and continue to accumulate material for their new full-length album, the follow-up to last year's landmark "The Funeral Of God". The band are demoing material in their hometown of Greensburg, Pennsylvania right now and will enter Chicago's Electrical Audio studio in January to begin tracking with Steve Albini. The ...

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Former NIRVANA Bassist At Opening Of Seattle's HOTEL MAX

According to MJI Interactive, ex-NIRVANA bassist Krist Novoselic was on hand at the opening of Seattle's Hotel Max on Saturday (Oct. 15). The rocker cut the ribbon of the downtown facility, which displays works by local artists and photographers on the doors of its rooms. The hotel's fifth floor is devoted to the city's famous ...

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Former NIRVANA Drummer Steps Out

Greg Prato of RollingStone.com is reporting that Dave Grohl is not the only former NIRVANA drummer who can play guitar and sing. Chad ChanningGrohl's predecessor, who played on the band's 1989 debut, "Bleach" — is launching a new project called BEFORE CARS, which sees him supplying lead vocals and rhythm guitar, ...

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METALLICA Featured On 'Directors Label Series' DVD

METALLICA is featured in a special DVD series called "Directors Label Series" that includes two of their videos, "Hero of the Day" and "Mama Said". Other artists on this special Anton Corbijn DVD include NIRVANA, U2, DEPECHE MODE, HENRY ROLLINS, and more. Also on this DVD is commentary from the band, and a new documentary ...

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KURT COBAIN's Daughter Interviewed By TEEN VOGUE

Frances Bean Cobain, daughter of Courtney Love and late NIRVANA star Kurt Cobain, interviewed in the upcoming issue of Teen Vogue. The New York Daily News has published a few excerpts for the piece, including the 13-year-old's thoughts on her legacy as the daughter of two of the 90s biggest rock stars. "I don't want ...

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NIRVANA Exhibition To Hit London

According to NME.com, a new NIRVANA exhibition is set to open in London next month. Opening on October 27 and running until November 20, the exhibition will take place in the city's Sony Ericsson Proud Central gallery. "Nirvana - With The Lights Out" will feature over 60 photographs taken from photographers Charles Peterson and Ian ...

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