Tag: Several Times

Pantera’s REX BROWN on How He Felt about The Band: “We really were like brothers…”

Brandon Marshall of Sonic Excess recently did an awesome interview with Rex Brown, former Pantera and current Kill Devil Hill bassist.  The uniqueness of this particulr interview is that Rex has very seldom ever participated in an interview until now.  With Brown’s new book, “Official Truth, 101 Proof:  The Inside Story of Pantera” which was released yesterday, the book was the subject …

FIREWIND Replaces Vocalist

Firewind vocalist Apollo Papathanasio has left the band and has been temporarily replaced by Kelly Sundown Carpenter (left) of Beyond, Twilight, Outworld,  Darkology, Adagio. Commented Firewind: “Today we are in the unfortunate position to announce that Apollo has decided to step down permanently from the vocal duties in Firewind. “For the past few years, it was evident that Apollo could not …

ANTHRAX Drummer Arrested; Lawyer Releases Statement

There are reports that have come to light regarding a recent altercation between Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante and his wife, which led to their subsequent arrests, the following statement has been released from Charlie Benante’s lawyer, Charlie William L. Hotopp: “Last Friday night, Charlie Benante, drummer for the rock band Anthrax, was assaulted several times …

JACK RUSSELL States “Jack Russell is Great White”; “There’s my group, then there’s the fake”

According to EddieTrunk.com, former Great White singer Jack Russell is incensed that none of his bandmates called while he was near death in hospital. He also insists the offenses that got him thrown out, which cost the band money and caused them embarrassment, are no worse than things they did themselves at other times. Russell …

RIOT Guitarist Mark Reale Health Update

According to a press release, eue to complications arising from treatment for Mark’s illness, he remains hospitalized in San Antonio and will not be healthy enough to appear as scheduled. Mike, Tony, Bobby and Don have, at the strong urging  of Mark’s family, decided to perform the shows without Mark on guitar. We are receiving updates …

Man Attempts Murder on Female He Met on Facebook Posing as Oliver Sykes

It’s always an iffy situation when you dig someone that you’ve “met” on the internet and then agree to meet in person.  You never really know what to expect and your mind is racing…”Will they look like their picture?” “Are they really the person they say they are?” “Are they a murderer?” Unfortunately for a …

DAVID COVERDALE To Celebrate 60th Birthday / No Plans For Retirement

David Coverdale, kickass frontman for the band Whitesnake,  will be celebrating his 60th birthday on Sept. 22. When David founded Whitesnake he was the lead vocalist for Deep Purple which means that Coverdale’s music industry career has been close to 40 years. His latest studio record “Forevermore” was released on March 25th and the album …

On The Road with THE HUMAN ABSTRACT’s A.J Minette Part 2

The Human Abstract is currently on the road with The Atticus Metal tour. Guitarist A.J Minette will be checking in frequently with updates from the road. Read part one here. This is the second edition of those updates: The first week of the Atticus Metal tour has been great. The shows have been great and …

Has The Changing Of The Guard Begun?

The rock and metal community has lots of colors that are flown and some have been at the forefront of the battle to support it for years. Those bands include Alice Cooper, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, KISS, Scorpions, Judas Priest and several others depending on your preferences. And for years those were the bands we …

BRUTAL TRUTH: Exclusive Chance to Get Included in Liner Notes of New EP, “Goodbye Cruel World”!

BRUTAL TRUTH and SMNnews are looking for fans to write quality 200-300 words about sometime they partied with BRUTAL TRUTH or a great live experience; 10 fan stories will be printed as the liner notes for the Goodbye Cruel World Triple LP and anyone whose story is printed, get a free copy! Contest is open …

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