June 2006 - Blabbermouth Archive

MIKE PORTNOY Impersonator Is Back!

A man who was jailed in 2003 for allegedly impersonating Mike Portnoy, drummer for the progressive rock/metal band DREAM THEATER, is apparently back on the streets and is once again posing as the world-renowned musician, according to posting on Portnoy's official web site, MikePortnoy.com. The New York Post reported in an April 2003 ...

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MOTÖRHEAD, HELLOWEEN, URIAH HEEP Titles To Be Re-Released On CD/DVD

Classic titles from MOTÖRHEAD and HELLOWEEN are among the seminal rock albums being released July 31 in a special CD/DVD format by Castle Music, in association with Sanctuary Records. In a new initiative for Castle Music, each album comes packaged with an informative booklet and a "sister" DVD; providing an additional audio-visual feast for fans. ...

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Update: GUNS N' ROSES Frontman Released From Swedish Jail

GUNS N' ROSES frontman Axl Rose was released from a Swedish jail at approximately 7:00 p.m. (local time) Tuesday (June 27) after paying 50,000 Swedish kronor (approximately $6,800) in fines in connection with an incident early Tuesday when he allegedly bit a security guard in the leg at his Stockholm hotel. Axl admitted attacking and ...

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SHAMRAIN Cancel TUSKA OPEN AIR Festival Appearance

SHAMRAIN, the Finnish quartet who feature in their ranks ENTWINE frontman Mika Tauriainen, have been forced to cancel their June 30 appearance at the Tuska Open Air Metal Festival. "This cancellation is due to unspecified medical condition of the singer Mika Tauriainen," the band write on their web site. SHAMRAIN recently released an EP, entitled ...

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SHADOWS FALL To Guest On 'Headbanger's Ball'

SHADOWS FALL members Brian Fair (vocals) and Paul Romanko (bass) will be featured guests on MTV2's "Headbanger's Ball" on Saturday, July 8 at 10:00 p.m. EST. They will talk about their new album, upcoming headlining spot on this year's Strhess Tour and debut their new video for "In Effigy". The group have also landed the ...

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FU MANCHU: New Album To Receive European Release Via CENTURY MEDIA

After nine albums, countless world tours and more than a dozen years of leading their scene, FU MANCHU — perhaps the definitive Southern California hard rock band of the last decade — have signed a worldwide recording agreement with The Century Family. Their tenth, as-yet-untitled album will surface in early 2007 on Century Media Records ...

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Update: AXL ROSE Could Be Kept In Jail Until Friday

GUNS N' ROSES frontman Axl Rose could be kept locked up for up to three days by Swedish prosecutors before a court order will be required in order to hold him for a longer period. "The reason I've decided to keep him locked up is that there's a risk that he'll disappear, and then we ...

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PEARL JAM Pay Homage To WHO Concert Victims

MTV.com reports: Wearing a vintage WHO T-shirt, PEARL JAM singer Eddie Vedder took time out from his band's show Saturday night (June 24) at U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati to pay homage to the 11 fans who were trampled to death at the venue (then named Riverfront Coliseum) before a WHO concert in ...

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