Drummer Paul Bostaph has rejoined Slayer.
"Paul's a great drummer and a good friend, and we're very happy that he's decided to rejoin the band," said Tom Araya. "We're still pretty numb from the loss of Jeff, but we don't want to disappoint our European fans, and we need to begin moving forward... having Paul back in the band makes that a whole lot easier."

"I'm very excited to be rejoining Slayer," added Bostaph. "We spent a very intense ten years of our lives together, had a lot of fun, made a lot of great music, so for me, this feels like coming home."
Alex DiVincenzo on 05/31/13 - 03:21 PM
Case Snedecor, the drummer of Issues, has left the band.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 05/26/13 - 05:26 PM
The Acacia Strain have parted ways with guitarist/songwriter Daniel "DL" Laskiewicz.
Well, if you havent noticed, i havent played a show with the acacia strain in years and ive just been writing the music for them. Ive been informed today that they will continue on without me, meaning shows and writing albums. This is totally understandable and i wish the band the best. I'll be around, as im still recording and producing and also have another project in the works.
Alex DiVincenzo on 05/20/13 - 03:56 PM
Linkin Park's Chester Bennington has joined Stone Temple Pilots, replacing original vocalist Scott Weiland (fired for the billionth time in February). The band revealed Chester in a surprise performance at the KROQ Weenie Roast yesterday, playing a set which included a new song called "Out Of Time." The recorded version is in the replies - What do you think?
Jack Appleby on 05/19/13 - 11:16 AM
Former The Mars Volta drummer Thomas Pridgen is working with Trash Talk.
Alex DiVincenzo on 05/13/13 - 02:19 PM
Aaron Melzer (ex-Author and Finisher) has joined Secrets on vocals. The band is currently in the studio working on their sophomore album. Watch the video announcement in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 04/30/13 - 07:21 PM
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit have added guitarist Sadler Vaden in preparation for their upcoming summer tour--dates are in the replies. Isbell releases his second solo album Southeastern on June 11 via Thirty Tigers.
Chris Collum on 04/29/13 - 05:33 PM
Candy Hearts have parted ways with bassist Christian Migliorese.
I didnít want to really mention this or draw a lot of attention to it because itís really just not a big deal, but so many of you are asking since he posted on twitter yesterday. Christian is no longer playing in Candy Hearts. We want to assure you that the three of us (Kris, Matt and I) believe this is the best possible move for our band. We are more excited than ever to make a new record, tour and keep getting our music out there to you guys - because you mean the most us.

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Jason Tate on 04/29/13 - 10:42 AM
Travis Orbin (ex-Periphery, ex-Sky Eats Airplane) has joined Darkest Hour on drums. The band is currently in the studio working on a new album.
Alex DiVincenzo on 04/22/13 - 05:07 PM
Xander Bourgeois has left Secrets to pursue other projects in addition to trying to maintain his sobriety.
Hey everyone, its Xander here.
as we know, all good things come to an end, BUT this is definitely not the end for neither myself nor Secrets, but I have made the decision to quit Secrets in order to maintain my sobriety and also make a new band for myself. I love everyone in this band and wish Secrets the best, I hope all of you can understand where I am coming from, I love you guys so much and thank you for the abundance in support throughout the past two years. see you soon.
here is a video I made in order to further explain my decision.
-Xander Bourgeois

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Keagan Ilvonen on 04/20/13 - 03:43 PM
Yuck's lead singer/guitarist Daniel Blumberg has left the band. The band will continue without him, and they promise "new music [and] new tour dates...coming very soon."
Chris Collum on 04/16/13 - 09:31 AM
It's a bit unclear, but it looks like Matt Fazzi and Isaac Bolivar (Happy Body Slow Brain, A Great Big Pile Of Leaves, ex-Taking Back Sunday) have joined NK, formerly known as North Korea.
Jack Appleby on 04/09/13 - 05:22 PM
Tiger! Tiger! has changed their name to Secret Grief and announced a split LP on Soft Speak / Meadowbrook Records.
Five-plus years later here I am writing about a name that suddenly carries some meaning. There are people across the country who know what Tiger! Tiger! is. No longer is it just a collection of songs that Iíve written. When we go to play shows in other states people come and sing along. They recognize our songs and enjoy watching Tiger! Tiger! play. It honestly blows my and all the rest of my bandmateís minds that this happens. We understand that weíre not the biggest band around, but we know that there are plenty of people out there that love and care about Tiger! Tiger!....
Jason Tate on 03/29/13 - 09:41 AM
Jon Theodore (The Mars Volta, One Day As A Lion) will be drumming for Queens of the Stone Age.
The album also features three drummers: Dave Grohl, as was previously reported; Joey Castillo, the bandís now-former drummer; and Jon Theodore, who played drums for The Mars Volta on their first three records and accompanying tours, as well as One Day As a Lion with Zack De La Rocha of Rage Against The Machine. The announcement below is cryptic in just how much of a role Theodore plays, but itís our understanding that he is the current active drummer in Queens Of The Stone Age.

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Jason Tate on 03/27/13 - 10:00 AM
Baroness drummer Allen Blickle and bassist Matt Maggioni have parted ways with the band.
Nothing can truly prepare you for a brush with death. The event is unique one, singular to the observer. Trust me, you donít want to invite the experience. Our bus accident left indelible marks, external and internal, physical and mental, you name it. Each of the nine of us went through and continues to go through an entirely different, yet common experience. We are tied to each other by a trauma, which, despite its damage, has been made individually easier through our shared ordeal. While I would never wish the incident on anyone, I cannot imagine going through that wreck alone.

Alex DiVincenzo on 03/25/13 - 04:10 PM
The Contortionist's singer has left the band.
Music has always been one of my passions and that's what drew me to this band in the first place. The music comes first, and I know that the talent of the band will rise above this member change and they will find a new arrangement that will blow your minds.

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Jason Tate on 03/23/13 - 12:38 PM
Adam, Pat, and Dennis have left Tigers Jaw. While the band had to cancel its mainland Europe tour dates, they are still planning a full US Tour this summer. You can read their announcement in the replies.
Drew Beringer on 03/21/13 - 01:03 PM
Motionless In White drummer Angelo Parente has left the band.
To my friends, family, and all the amazing Motionless In White fans, this is very hard to say, and Iím sure it will hit me harder soon, but I will no longer be in the band. This decision did not just all of sudden happen. After doing this since I was 17, the nonstop touring, and everything else that comes with the life of a musician, has finally caught up with me. It has affected me mentally and physically and itís to a point where the best thing for the rest of the band and myself would be for me to call it quits. Please know that the band and I are on good terms, best of friends and I love them all very much. No matter...
Alex DiVincenzo on 03/11/13 - 03:40 PM
Woe, Is Me has parted ways with their drummer, Austin Thornton, leaving rhythm guitarist Kevin Hanson as the only original band member. No tour dates will be cancelled, and a statement can be read in the replies.
Jack Appleby on 03/09/13 - 01:44 AM
Heroes For Hire vocalist Brad Smith has left the band. Guitarist Duane Hazell is stepping up as frontman. A lengthy statement from Hazell can be found below.
This will be the first and last thing I am going to say about everything that's going on right now regarding Heroes For Hire. To everyone saying that there are no original members left in Heroes For Hire and that we are just using the band name to promote a completely new band: I can't even remember how many years ago it was exactly that I joined Heroes For Hire, but if I had to guess, I'd say it was about 5 or 6 years ago. Before I officially joined, I was filling in on bass guitar at a few small local shows due to their...
Alex DiVincenzo on 03/06/13 - 11:07 AM
Ben Gibbard was one of many musicians to audition for The Postal Service - watch some of the other musicians who tried out - like Tom DeLonge. And Nate Mendel. And a bunch others that I don't want to give away.
Jack Appleby on 03/05/13 - 09:17 AM
Update: Scott Weiland has issued a statement to Rolling Stone regarding his termination.

Scott Weiland has been fired from Stone Temple Pilots.

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Jason Tate on 02/27/13 - 11:16 AM
Stevie Scott and Trevor Kelly (ex-He Is We) have formed a new band called: New Bloom.
Jason Tate on 02/25/13 - 02:29 PM
Former vocalist Chad Ruhlig has rejoined For the Fallen Dreams. Former drummer Andrew Tkaczyk (The Ghost Inside) will also be writing new material with the band.
Alex DiVincenzo on 02/22/13 - 11:26 AM
Gallows guitarist Steph Carter has left the band for The Ghost Riders In The Sky. Gallows will continue as a four-piece.
Dre Okorley on 02/20/13 - 07:26 AM
Read an interview where Brian Lane confirms the members of Shone and discusses the project's vision here.

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Jack Appleby on 02/14/13 - 02:54 AM
Original vocalist Donny Thomas has rejoined Oh, Manhattan. The band is currently in the studio recording a new EP titled A Generation in Peril, which is due out this summer.
Emerging from what seemed to be a permanent hiatus, Oh, Manhattan returns with some new members, new material, and one hell of a story to tell. The hiatus began when key members, including Hance Alligood joining Woe, Is Me, left the band, but original vocalist and lyricist Donny Thomas has now officially rejoined. Donny is teaming up once again with guitarist Cody Gray, the two main writers of Spiritual Warfare, and the duo will be joined by returning guitarist Chris Branton as the only remaining members of Oh,...
Alex DiVincenzo on 02/13/13 - 06:34 PM
A review of Shone's first show outs the band members.
Shone (a seven-piece featuring Andrew Accardi, Vin Accardi, Mike Strandberg, Brian Lane, Ben Homala, Joe Cannetti, and more) played their debut show showcasing Heat Thing at Mercury Lounge on Thursday, February 7, 2013, in New York City with support for Sleep Bellum Sonno.

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Jason Tate on 02/08/13 - 11:34 AM
Young English has announced Brian Belitto (ex-Kids Icarus) as the band's new singer. Read a statement from the band in the replies.
Christian Wagner on 02/06/13 - 11:31 PM
Patrick Cash (Kenotia, Simple As Surgery) joined Look Alive as the band's new drummer. The band is currently writing an EP which will be released this summer on Autumn + Colour Records. Check out the band's Indiegogo campaign here. You can also download the band's 2 song sampler for free here.
Christian Wagner on 02/06/13 - 10:15 AM
Original vocalist Remi Rodberg has rejoined Arsonists Get All the Girls. The band is currently in the studio working on a new album.
Alex DiVincenzo on 01/28/13 - 01:14 PM
Not to be confused with the "official" Black Flag reunion, other original members of the band - Keith Morris, Chuck Dukowski and Bill Stevenson - are playing together as Flag. Details can be found in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 01/25/13 - 02:58 PM
For the Fallen Dreams frontman Dylan Richter has left the band. His replacement will be announced soon.
StatementI would first like to start off by saying that the past four and a half years as a member of this band have been the best years of my life. I have met a lot of great people, and Iíve made a lot of great friends. The places Iíve seen along the way, I would have never imagined ever visiting in my whole entire life. This experience would have never been made possible without the members of this group, our fans, friends, families, management, booking agents, and our record labels. Thanks to the endless support of Mike Hocking, Ryan Nelson and everyone at Merch Connection, Craig...
Alex DiVincenzo on 01/14/13 - 10:42 AM
Three Days Grace has announced that Matt Walst, lead singer of My Darkest Days, will be joining the band as the lead singer for their North American co-headlining tour with Shinedown, starting in Moline, IL on February 1st. Former lead singer, Adam Gontier, has left the group effective immediately due to a health issue.

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Jason Tate on 01/09/13 - 12:10 PM
Michael Remley has left Mixtapes.
Keagan Ilvonen on 01/07/13 - 12:56 AM
Rob Caggiano has left Anthrax.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 01/06/13 - 12:12 AM
Broadside has announced a new singer named Ollie and you can see him perform "Pulling Teeth" acoustic in the replies.
Christian Wagner on 01/03/13 - 07:03 PM
After their show in Connecticut tomorrow, Sparks The Rescue will continue on as a two piece. The band has plans to hit the studio by the end of January and they are already lining up tours for next year. You can read statements from each of the guys in the replies.
From Alex and TobyThis is an amicable departure and we all still love each other as brothers and as a family. We understand that this may come as a bit of a shock to the fans and friends, but we would appreciate it if everyone could be understanding and respectful of their decisions.
As for the future of Sparks The Rescue, although the times are changing, we are NOT breaking up. Alex and Toby have been in this band for many...
Keagan Ilvonen on 12/20/12 - 10:41 PM
All Shall Perish guitarist Ben Orum has left the band. Rob Maramonte (Fallujah) is filing in.
Alex DiVincenzo on 12/16/12 - 07:35 PM
Suicide Silence have announced Phil Bozeman (Whitechapel), Austin Carlile (Of Mice & Men) and Ricky Hoover (ex-Suffokate) as the next three guest vocalists for their 12/21/12 Mitch Lucker memorial show. See a list of all announced vocalists in the replies.
Jack Appleby on 12/15/12 - 04:03 PM
Update: PropertyOfZack has confirmed that Shomo has been replaced by I Am Abominationís Phil Druyor

Caleb Shomo has also left Attack Attack!. The band already has a yet to be named replacement lined up.
Keagan Ilvonen on 12/13/12 - 12:46 AM
Bassist John Holgado has left Attack Attack!. You can read his statement in the replies.
Drew Beringer on 12/12/12 - 04:43 PM
Boysetsfire have announced some line-up changes. They have also begun writing new material and are preparing to tour. Read their statement below.
StatementBoySetsFire has been a band for nearly two decades. In that time we have played hundreds of shows to anyone that would watch us, from basements to festival audiences. We lived through the terror of rap-rock, the tyranny of nu-metal, and the dark days of pop-punk. We were around before the internet. Truth. We made demo tapes. We have recorded 4 LPs, EPs, CDs, and even a Cassingle. We have played Rookie over 1,000 times. We have fallen off more stages than most people have stood on. We have been signed and dropped and signed and dropped....
Alex DiVincenzo on 12/10/12 - 11:27 AM
Oh, Sleeper guitarist James Erwin is leaving the band.
StatementJames here, I come baring bittersweet news. I'm stepping down from Oh Sleeper early next year after our Australia/New Zealand tour. After nearly 7 years, 3 records, an EP, countless tours and endless memories, I'm ready to move on. I'll be forever grateful for the support of our fans. Thank you for everything you've done for us that made this dream a reality. I never deserved this. If I've left any mark on your lives I hope it's this: Never give up on your dreams because they really can come true if work hard and pursue them with everything you've got.
Alex DiVincenzo on 12/02/12 - 01:10 PM
Denis Shaforostov has left Make Me Famous.

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Jason Tate on 11/29/12 - 02:16 PM
Former Queens of The Stone Age bassist Nick Oliveri is working with the band again. Add that with the news that Dave Grohl is on board for the new album and things seem to be heading in a great direction.
Keagan Ilvonen on 11/28/12 - 12:40 PM
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