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WARGASM Members To Perform At Benefit Concert

On Saturday June 25, the three members of WARGASM, plus assorted members of STEEL ASSASSIN, TRIPHAMMER, MADD HUNTER, EVERY SECOND, and TONGUE & GROOVE will perform at a benefit concert at the Mallard in Brockton, Massachusetts. Three bands consisting of the above-mentioned musicians will be formed specially for this occasion and will perform the music ...

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BARNEY FIFER To Open For GILBY CLARKE In California

BARNEY FIFER, the new band featuring bassist Rev Jones (MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, FUEL, BLACK SYMPHONY), drummer Pete Holmes (MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, BLACK 'N BLUE, BLACK SYMPHONY) and guitarist Rick Plester (BLACK SYMPHONY), will be performing on May 6 at Mr. Cues in Lancaster, California. Also appearing on the bill will be former GUNS N' ROSES ...

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CRISIS Announce New Drummer

CRISIS have begun the songwriting process for their next album with drummer Justin Arman (ex-SOCIETY 1). The follow-up to last year's "Like Sheep Led to Slaughter" (The End/Children Of Rage) is not expected to be completed until early next year. Justin will be the featured drummer on the new CD and will also go on ...

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TEXAS IS ON FIRE Sign With CRASH MUSIC INC.

Denver-based metal/hardcore act TEXAS IS ON FIRE have inked a three-album deal with Crash Music, Inc. TEXAS IS ON FIRE are a young, hard-working band with the average age of the members being just 18 years old. The band tours the United States relentlessly, bringing their music to the people. TEXAS IS ON FIRE released ...

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LED ZEPPELIN's ROBERT PLANT Watched Live Sex With ABBA Stars

FemaleFirst.co.uk is reporting that LED ZEPPELIN singer Robert Plant claims he used to watch live sex shows with clean-cut ABBA stars Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson. Plant says he used to enjoy drinking in X-rated bars with the Swedish stars and his LED ZEPPELIN sidekick Jimmy Page. At the time, in late 1978, Plant and ...

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Former A PERFECT CIRCLE Bassist Guests On KAURA EP

Former A PERFECT CIRCLE/ZWAN bassist Paz Lenchantin makes a guest appearance on violin on the song "Dividing Lines" from Los Angeles band KAURA's self-titled debut EP, out today (April 19) on the group's own imprint, Kaum Records. Born from the vision of Malcolm Guess (vocals and instrumentation) and Benjamin Jones (drums and instrumentation), KAURA's sound ...

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MSG Vocalist CHRIS LOGAN To Guest On LEGACY Album Re-Release

MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP (MSG) singer Chris Logan has just finished tracking vocals for a bonus track to be featured on the new LEGACY album re-release. The tune is called "So Long". LEGACY features founding member Marten Andersson (LIZZY BORDEN, GEORGE LYNCH, STARWOOD) on bass and the world-renowned Jonas Hansson (SILVER MOUNTAIN, JONAS HANSSON BAND) on ...

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CRISIS To Be Interviewed On Southern California's INDIE 103.1 FM

CRISIS will be interviewed live by DJ Jackie Wednesday, April 27 at 10:00 p.m. on Indie 103.1 FM KDLD/KDLE on their metal show called "Chaos". Indie 103.1 FM, which is fast becoming one of the most popular commercial radio stations in Southern California, boasts Steve Jones (SEX PISTOLS), Rob Zombie, Henry Rollins and Dickie Barett ...

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DROWNING POOL: 'Killin' Me' Video Posted Online

DROWNING POOL's video for the track "Killin' Me" has been posted online at the group's official web site. Check it out at this location. "Killin' Me" comes off the group's sophomore album, "Desensitized", available now on Wind-Up Records. The follow-up to 2001's "Sinner" was produced by Johnny K (DISTURBED, SOIL, FINGER ELEVEN) and ...

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SEVEN WITCHES Part Ways With SANCTUARY, Announce New Album Title

SEVEN WITCHES, the band featuring former SAVATAGE guitarist Jack Frost and HELSTAR singer James Rivera, have posted a message on their official web site regarding the band's upcoming activities and related projects. An excerpt from the update follows: "The band's contract with Sanctuary is up. They want to thank Sanctuary for all the help and ...

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BIOMECHANICAL: 'Empires Of The World' Track Listing Revealed

U.K. progressive epic thrash metallers BIOMECHANICAL have finalized the track listing for their sophomore album, "Empires of the World", due in June via Elitist/Earache Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Eight Moons" (Revolver Records) was recorded by vocalist Jon K and mixed by Andy Sneap (MACHINE HEAD, NEVERMORE, ARCH ENEMY, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE) at Sneap's own Backstage ...

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ROBERT PLANT, BRIAN MAY Among Britain's Top Music Millionaires

Bloomberg News is reporting that former LED ZEPPELIN frontman Robert Plant and QUEEN guitarist Brian May are among the top 40 music millionaires in Britain, according to a list published in the Sunday Times. Paul McCartney, Elton John and Sting dominated the annual list, which also included ROLLING STONES' Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, both ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: 'Things Are Going Incredibly Well On Tour'

JUDAS PRIEST Management Co-Ordinator Jayne Andrews has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "Things are going incredibly well on the tour. The band have just finished two weeks of shows in the U.K. It was great for them to play in their own country again! It's been many years since they've ...

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KISS And TED NUGENT Perform At ROCKIN' THE CORPS: Photos Available

KISS, TED NUGENT and GODSMACK were among the performers at the Rockin' the Corps patriotic celebratory concert on Friday (April 1) at the Marine Corps Air Station, Camp Pendleton in Oceanside, California. Executive producers Quincy Jones and Joseph E. Robert, Jr. joined forces with producers Doc McGhee and Spencer Proffer to create a high energy, ...

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LEGACY Sign With VALHALLA RECORDS

Los Angeles-based hard rock outfit LEGACY, founded by bass ace Marten Andersson (LIZZY BORDEN, GEORGE LYNCH, STARWOOD), has inked a deal with U.K.'s Valhalla Records. The label will re-master and release LEGACY's debut CD with new artwork, bonus tracks as well as future releases through this agreement. Marten Andersson will be starting to work on ...

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VELVET REVOLVER To Guest On NBC's 'Tonight Show With Jay Leno'

According to RCA Records, VELVET REVOLVER will be the musical guests on NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" on Thursday, April 7. Non-musicial guests on the show include actress Brittany Murphy and comic Dave Attell. In other news, VELVET REVOLVER drummer Matt Sorum has posted the following entry in his online "journal": "Rocking Canada ...

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CRETIN Sign With RELAPSE RECORDS

Bay Area grindcore trio CRETIN have inked a deal with Relapse Records. The band's first official release on the Relapse roster will be a split release with label-mates PIG DESTROYER, due out later this year. CRETIN is also rehearsing material for their first full-length album, slated for a late 2005 release via Relapse. "We're very ...

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METALLICA, JUDAS PRIEST, MEGADETH Members Pay Tribute To ANTHRAX

Metal musicians congratulate ANTHRAX on their 20th anniversary: MEGADETH's Dave Mustaine: "ANTHRAX is a band that I have always respected, that has always mattered and was very important to the American metal scene. As part of the 'big four' they were responsible for an enormous amount of the credit for helping establish American metal bands ...

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'KISS Cover To Cover' Artwork Posted Online

Lunar Moth Entertainment and TributeAlbums.com have unveiled the official cover art to "KISS Cover to Cover", the collection of songs that KISS themselves chose to cover during their career. "At TributeAlbums.com, we believe that presentation is everything," reads an official press release. "With that, a unique CD deserves a unique album cover. The concept for ...

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LED ZEPPELIN Sue Illinois Bar

Rob Olmstead of the Daily Herald is reporting that LED ZEPPELIN members Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and descendants of John Bonham filed suit for the unauthorized performance of ZEPPELIN's "Whole Lotta Love" at a Glendale Heights, Illinois bar. In reality, the legends of ZEPPELIN are probably unaware the suit was ...

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