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Smashing Pumpkins’ Drummer Replaced By Mötley Crüe’s Tommy Lee

Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan recently spoke with Music Radar about being honored with the AP Vanguard Award at the inaugural AP Music Awards, their new album, and the future of the band. During that interview, he confirmed that drummer Mike Byrne has left. “Tommy Lee is the drummer on the [Monuments to an Elegy],” he said. “Mike, like Elvis, has left the building.”

When Smashing Pumpkins announced they would be putting out two new records in 2015, there was word of Mötley Crüe’s Tommy Lee stepping onboard to drum. Now, after Corgan’s statement, the rumors regarding …

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Trivium Let Go Of Drummer Nick Augusto

It’s always a bummer when a band is forced to part ways with one of their members, but as we all know, sometimes this course of action is necessary in order to preserve the art being made. It seems that this is the case with Trivium, who just yesterday announced that they would be moving forward without drummer Nick Augusto.

Augusto joined the Orlando outfit following the departure of Travis Smith, the group’s original drummer, back in 2010. For the remainder of their current tour, Trivium have called upon their drum tech Mat Madiro to fill-in, although his long-term …

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Killswitch Engage Drummer Justin Foley Breaks Collarbone; Forced To Miss Tour

Killswitch Engage drummer Justin Foley was recently involved in a bad bicycle accident and is forced to miss the band’s Asia/Europe tour this week. He ended up breaking his collarbone. KE have recruited Jordan Mancino from As I Lay Dying and released a statement below. Please send Justin your well-wishes in the comments section.

To all,

We have some not so good news to announce. Our drummer Justin Foley recently had a bicycle accident and broke his collarbone. So he will not be able to do this upcoming Asia/Europe tour that begins later this week. Luckily we were able to …

Former Devo Drummer Alan Myers

Former Devo Drummer Alan Myers Loses Battle With Cancer

Our hearts are heavy this morning. Today, Under The Gun received news that former Devo drummer Alan Myers has passed away following his battle with cancer.

Ralph Carney, uncle of The Black Keys’ Patrick, shared the sad news on Facebook earlier this morning. He said, “I just got some bad news Alan Myers passed yesterday from cancer. he was Devo’s best drummer and one of the first people to teach me about jazz. i cry……….”

Myers joined the band in 1976 and continued drumming with them for under a decade. He played on their biggest hits including “Jocko Homo,” “Working …

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Slipknot Drummer Joey Jordison Unveils Scar The Martyr

Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison has revealed that his latest project is called Scar The Martyr. The group plan on releasing their new album in the fall of 2013 through Roadrunner Records. View the official press release for Scar The Martyr by simply looking below and watch out for more details on this album soon.

“Slipknot member Joey Jordison has unveiled details of his new project, Scar The Martyr. Recorded at Sound Farm Studios in Des Moines, IA, Scar The Martyr‘s as-yet-untitled debut album, was produced by Rhys Fulber whose production and mixing credits include Fear Factory, Rob Zombie, Mindless Self

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Saves The Day Announce Headline Tour, New Drummer, And Stream New Song

Saves The Day have honestly outdone themselves for the announcement that is coming your way.

The band has unleashed news of a fall North American headlining tour, with friends Into It. Over It. (full band) and Hostage Calm. They will be playing all of these dates with their new drummer Dennis Wilson. You might have seen Wilson drumming from Every Avenue or This Is Hell a while back. Welcome him to the band and view the entire listing of tour dates!

As the cherry on top, Saves The Day are currently streaming a brand new song entitled “Remember” and can …

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Issues Introduce Their New Drummer; Talk Upcoming Album

Rise rockers Issues recently announced their new drummer is Josh Manuel.

The band sat down with Punk Videos Rock to introduce Josh while also talking about writing sessions, the unreleased song “Hooligans,” and pre-Warped Tour festivities. There is quite a lot to discuss, so sit back and enjoy.

Check it all out in the informative interview past the jump and catch the band live this summer.…

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Protest The Hero Announce Chris Adler As Replacement Drummer On New Album

Protest The Hero are currently working on their next full length album, thanks to the success of their Indiegogo campaign. They sat down with the music site, Aux, to announce who will be drumming for them on their new album. They will be recording with the one and only Chris Adler, who is the drummer for Lamb Of God.

They also briefly talked about their drummer leaving, and how there’s no hard feelings between any of the guys. You can also read a statement made by the band on their Facebook page by checking below the jump. The full …

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Anarbor Drummer Greg Garrity Leaving Band

Anarbor drummer Greg Garrity has revealed through Twitter that he will not be joining the band on Vans Warped Tour this summer. Garrity updated fans on his network last night about the decision and can be viewed below.

We do not know if this means he will be participating on recording a final Anarbor album. Updates coming in the distant future.

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One Last Breath Part Ways With Drummer, Looking For Replacement

The metalcore outfit known as One Last Breath have announced today that their drummer has decided to part ways with the band. They did not go into specifics, but they did indicate there is no bad blood between the members and they wish him luck on his endeavors. They also announced that they will be looking for a new drummer to replace him, and have asked that prospective musicians leave them a comment or send in a private message via Facebook. You can read the band’s entire statement by checking below the jump.

In the same post the band …

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STREAM: The Swellers – “Bad News” (Demo)

The Swellers have taken a moment from writing their upcoming fourth full length to release a song through No Sleep Records’ YouTube page for the sake of giving fans a taste of what’s to come

Even though it’s purely a demo and may never officially make an appearance on subsequent releases, “Bad News” surely shows some progression in the band. The quartet’s drummer, Jonathan Diener picks up the mic in place of his brother for the first time ever and really gives his all for his performance that leaves me personally wondering why he hasn’t done so sooner.

Follow the …

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Ex-The Mars Volta Drummer To Join Queens of the Stone Age, New Album This June

It seems as though Jon Theodore — the drummer from now defunct prog-rock group, The Mars Volta — has reportedly joined Queens of the Stone Age. According to a press release, Theodore has recorded tracks on the band’s upcoming sixth studio record, …Like Clockwork.

Additionally, AntiQuiet.com has reason to believe he will be joining them on tour. Read an excerpt from AntiQuiet.com for more details:

The album also features three drummers: Dave Grohl, as was previously reported; Joey Castillo, the band’s now-former drummer; and Jon Theodore, who played drums for The Mars Volta on their first three records