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S.O.D. Bassist DANNY LILKER: The Band Is Over

Despite S.O.D. frontman Billy Milano's well-publicized attempts to resurrect the group with an all-new line-up following the "firing" of guitarist Scott Ian and drummer Charlie Benante, there will be no further recordings or live appearances from the band, according to bassist Danny Lilker. "I spoke with Bill, and he is no longer going to attempt ...

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S.O.D. Frontman Confirms Approaching FEAR FACTORY Duo

S.O.D. frontman Billy Milano has confirmed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET that he has spoken to former FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares and drummer Raymond Herrera about the possibility of having them replace Scott Ian and Charlie Benante (both of ANTHRAX), respectively, in the current S.O.D. line-up. "I approached Ray and Dino four weeks ago [about joining S.O.D.]," ...

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Former FEAR FACTORY Duo Approached To Join S.O.D.

Former FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares and drummer Raymond Herrera have been contacted by S.O.D. frontman Billy Milano about the possibility of replacing Scott Ian and Charlie Benante (both of ANTHRAX), respectively, in the current S.O.D. line-up, Herrera has revealed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET. Although initial discussions between Milano and the ex-FEAR FACTORY pair had taken place, ...

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Former ANTHRAX Frontman Gets Busy On The Side

Former ANTHRAX vocalist Neil Turbin has been collaborating with drummer Jonathan Valen on an as-yet-undisclosed project. Neil and Jonathan first met back in 1985 through Lucy Forbes of Rock Congress. In other news, Turbin recently joined guitarist Mitch Perry (i.e. MSG, TALAS, 7% SOLUTION) onstage at a Los Angeles club for a rendition of the ...

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Metal/Hard Rock Album Sales In The US As Reported By SoundScan

Here are the latest sales figures for various current and catalog metal/hard rock releases in the US (in total units sold to date since the albums were issued), as reported by SoundScan for the week ending April 21st, 2002: KORN Issues: 3,047,076 KORN Follow The Leader: 3,414,717 LIMP BIZKIT Chocolate Starfish: 6,259,073 LIMP BIZKIT Significant ...

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Former MEGADETH Guitarist To Join SEBASTIAN BACH's Touring Line-Up

Former MEGADETH/current SAVATAGE guitarist Al Pitrelli will join ex-SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach and his touring group (which includes former ANTHRAX axeman Paul Crook), for several live dates beginning with a two-night stint at Stone Pony in Asbury Park, New Jersey on May 10-11. The confirmed dates are as follows: May 10 - Asbury Park, ...

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DAVE ELLEFSON: I Would Be Honored If METALLICA Asked Me To Join

Former MEGADETH bassist Dave Ellefson recently agreed to answer in the written form several questions submitted to him by BLABBERMOUTH.NET regarding MEGADETH's break-up and the bassist's future plans. Here are our questions and his reponses: Question: When did it first become apparent to you that MEGADETH's career was coming to an end? Dave Ellefson: On ...

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RAMONES Family, Friends Feuding Over Joey's Birthday Bash

The following article originally appeared in today's edition of the New York Post: Joey Ramone's mother and brother are blasting friends and former bandmates of the late punk legend for staging a birthday bash the same night as a family fete in his honor. Joey's brother, Mickey Leigh, and mother, Charlotte Lesher, are throwing a ...

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MARILYN MANSON Slapped With Wrongful Death Lawsuit

A wrongful death suit has been filed against MARILYN MANSON by the mother of actor Keanu Reeves' late girlfriend Jennifer Syme accusing the frontman of supplying her daughter with cocaine and encouraging her to drive while inebriated. Maria St. John reportedly claims that MANSON supplied 28-year-old Syme with various quantities of an illegal controlled substance ...

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ANTHRAX's SCOTT IAN Issues Public Apology To DANNY LILKER Over "Behind The Music" Special

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian has contacted BLABBERMOUTH.NET in order to publicly apologize to former ANTHRAX (and current S.O.D.) bassist Danny Lilker for any misrepresentation of facts or confusion brought on by the recently-aired VH1 Behind The Music documentary on the group. Here is Ian's statement in its entirety: Hello blabbermouth. I'm sending you this letter ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH: "Stoked To Rock Again"

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach has confirmed via his official web site that the singer's previously-scheduled headlining shows at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, New Jersey, which were due to take place on Friday, March 29th and Saturday, March 30th, have been postponed to Friday, May 10th and Saturday, May 11th. According to ...

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Former ANTHRAX Bassist Comments On “Behind The Music” Special

Former ANTHRAX and current S.O.D. bassist Danny Lilker has contacted BLABBERMOUTH.NET and asked us to publish the following statement regarding the way his contributions to ANTHRAX's early years were portrayed in the VH1 Behind The Music special on the group, which premiered last weekend: “I would just like it to be known that I was ...

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ANTHRAX Make Management Change, Continue Work On Ninth CD

ANTHRAX have reportedly acquired new management in the shape of Larry Mazer at Entertainment Services Unlimited (i.e. MEGADETH, SOIL, DUST TO DUST). As previously reported, ANTHRAX are on the verge of inking a US deal with Sanctuary Records prior to the completion of their ninth studio album, which is tentatively due to be issued during ...

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ANTHRAX Seek Out Sanctuary In Time For Forthcoming Album

ANTHRAX are on the verge of inking a US deal with Sanctuary Records prior to the completion of their ninth studio album, which is tentatively due to be issued during the summer. The as-yet-untitled CD will come out in Europe through Nuclear Blast Records and may or may not be followed by the release of ...

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Brazilian THRASH OF THE TITANS Cancelled!

The Brazilian edition of the Thrash Of The Titans festival, which was set to take place on April 20th at Estacionamento do Anhembi in São Paulo, has been cancelled and is unlikely to be rescheduled, according to several informed sources. Although no official announcement has yet been made, it appears that poor organization is largely ...

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Brazilian THRASH OF THE TITANS: Final Line-Up Announced!

Brazil's much-anticipated Thrash Of The Titans festival, which is scheduled to take place on April 20th at Estacionamento do Anhembi, São Paulo, Brazil, is a benefit event that will raise funds for Brazilian hospitals for the treatment of cancer diseases. The following bands are confirmed to appear at the event: ANTHRAX TESTAMENT MACHINE HEAD DEATH ...

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ANTHRAX: "Behind The Music" Air Times Announced

ANTHRAX's much-anticipated Behind The Music special will air on VH1 at the following times: Sunday, March 10th at 11:00 AM EST Sunday, March 10th at 8:00 PM EST Sunday, March 10th at 11:00 PM EST Tuesday, March 12th at 12:30 AM EST Friday, March 15th at 5:00 PM EST Friday, March 15th at 8:00 PM ...

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Former ANTHRAX Frontman Continuing Work On "Threatcon Delta"

Former ANTHRAX frontman Neil Turbin is currently at Jet City Studios finishing up vocals on a newly-recorded track from his previous band WRECKING CREW for his upcoming solo album, entitled Threatcon Delta, which is due to be released through Metal Mayhem Records in mid-2002. Mitch Perry (i.e. MSG, TALAS, 7% SOLUTION) will be cutting lead ...

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