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SLAYER To Sign Copies Of Box Set At San Francisco In-Store

SLAYER will be signing copies of their long-awaited "Soundtrack To The Apocalypse" box set on Monday night (November 24) at 12:00 a.m. (midnight) at Tower Records in San Francisco. Here's the store info: Tower Records/Video 2525 Jones Street San Francisco, CA 94133 (415) 885-0500 As previously reported, "Soundtrack To The Apocalypse" includes tracks spanning every ...

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ADLER'S APPETITE To Tour Italy, Spain In January

ADLER'S APPETITE (formerly SUKI JONES), the new band featuring ex-GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler, RATT/ex-LOVE/HATE singer Jizzy Pearl, ex-SLASH'S SNAKEPIT guitarist Keri Kelli, FASTER PUSSYCAT guitarist Brent Muscat, and ex-VINCE NEIL/RATT bassist Robbie Crane, have lined up the following shows in Italy and Spain during January: Jan. 15 – Rome, ITA @ Alpheus Jan. ...

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Renowned Session Drummer Loses Battle With Cancer

Renowned drummer Tony Thompson, who performed with LED ZEPPELIN's Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones during the 1985 Live Aid reunion, and who also rehearsed with the members of ZEPPELIN for a short-lived project in 1986, passed away earlier today after a battle with renal-cell cancer. Donations can be made at

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PAUL GILBERT: The Acoustic Samurai

Former MR. BIG/current RACER X guitarist Paul Gilbert has posted the following message on his web site: "I have a new CD out called 'Acoustic Samurai'. "It was recorded LIVE at the Tokyo Hard Rock Cafe. The musicians are Linus of Hollywood (acoustic bass, acoustic guitar, and vocals), and me (vocals, acoustic guitar, and stomping ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP: More U.S. Dates Announced

MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP's (MSG) have announced more dates for their upcoming U.S. tour. They are as follows: Nov. 25 - Palo Alto, CA @ The Edge Nov. 26 - Concord, CA @ Cadillac Ranch Nov. 28 - Sacramento, CA @ The Roadhouse Nov. 29 - Ventura, CA @ Ventura Theatre Nov. 30 - West Hollywood, ...

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SEX PISTOLS: SID VICIOUS' Death To Be Commemorated

The 25th anniversary of the death of SEX PISTOLS bassist Sid Vicious — February 2, 2004 — will be commemorated by a number of projects, collectively titled "Vicious - Too Fast To Live". These will be as follows: The book "Vicious - Too Fast To Live" by Alan Parker (Creation Books) promises to reveal "for ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP: Touring Lineup Revealed

MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP's (MSG) touring lineup for the band's upcoming U.S. tour will consist of the following musicians: Michael Schenker - guitar Chris Logan - vocals Rev Jones (BLACK SYMPHONY, MSG) - bass Wayne Findlay (MSG, VINNIE MOORE) – keyboards, guitar Pete Holmes (BLACK 'N' BLUE, TED NUGENT, BLACK SYMPHONY, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) - drums Confirmed ...

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SUICIDAL TENDENCIES Singer's Home Gets A Makeover

When you're the lead singer of SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, you tend to travel around the world with some frequency. And you collect a lot of unique items — particularly those with Asian/African/aboriginal influences — along your way. But it doesn't mean you won't eventually get bored with your own decorating style. So after 10 years of ...

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ARTCH, ZYKLON Confirmed For Norway's 1001 WATT Festival

Veteran Norwegian power metallers ARTCH and acclaimed extreme metal act ZYKLON are among the artists confirmed to appear at the 1001 Watt festival, a three-day event set to take place October 23-25 in Skien, Norway. The complete lineup of acts currently scheduled to perform at the festival is as follows: Thursday, October 23: 08:00 p.m. ...

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APARTMENT 26 Announce U.K. Dates

APARTMENT 26, who feature in their ranks singer Biff Butler (son of former BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler), will be hitting the road in the U.K. later this month in preparation for the release of their sophomore album. "Music For The Massive", due on January 27 through Atlantic Records, was produced by Tchad Blake and ...

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Review: 'LED ZEPPELIN' Rock Akron Crowd

Malcolm X Abram of the Cleveland Beacon Journal reports that "the Akron Symphony Orchestra collectively loosened its tie Sunday night with 'The Music of Led Zeppelin: A Rock Symphony' (see previous story) and was rewarded with rock-star treatment from an enthusiastic audience. "For two-plus hours, E.J. Thomas Hall was transformed into a rock ...

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ZEBRA Singer Joins AKRON SYMPHONY In LED ZEPPELIN Tribute

Amy Bracken Sparks of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that the Akron Symphony Orchestra will tackle the work of Page, Plant, Bonham and Jones this weekend at the E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall in Akron, Ohio, the orchestra's regular home. According to Jeffrey Sperry, executive director of the 52-year-old orchestra, 50 members of the 83-member ...

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THERAPY? To Release First-Ever DVD

THERAPY? will release their first-ever DVD, "Scopophobia" (view cover here), on October 20 in continental Europe and October 27 in the U.K. through Eagle Vision (a division of Eagle Rock Entertainment). The disc features the full 19-song live set from the group's show in Belfast in June, plus the following promo videos: 01. ...

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JOHNNY ROTTEN's Autobiography To Be Adapted For The Big Screen

SEX PISTOLS frontman Johnny Rotten (a.k.a. John Lydon) is adapting his classic autobiography for the big screen, according to NME.com. Rotten is reportedly working on the project with director Penelope Spheeris, whose credits include "Wayne's World", "The Decline Of Western Civilization" and "Senseless", and production company Panacea Entertainment. Although there is no news as yet ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Drummer Out?

Drummer Tom Gomes is strongly rumored to have left KILLSWITCH ENGAGE. His replacement, according to unconfirmed reports, is Justin Foley from KILLSWITCH ENGAGE singer Howard Jones' other band, BLOOD HAS BEEN SHED. No further information is available at this time. ...

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MOTÖRHEAD Guitarist Fan Favorite To Become 'Welsh Hero'

MOTÖRHEAD guitarist Phil Campbell has shot up the list of candidates to be named greatest Welsh hero following an Internet campaign by fans of the band, the BBC reports. Campbell, originally from Pontypridd, is now fifth in the list of nominees on the Welsh Heroes web site after the official MOTÖRHEAD site put a link ...

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Review: EVANESCENCE Gives Fans What They Want At Saltair

Dan Nailen of The Salt Lake Tribune reports that "EVANESCENCE could end up as this year's Norah Jones, minus the critical hoopla and substituting Jones' yuppie fan base with rabid, fist-pumping teenagers. "Like Jones, the Little Rock, Ark., band led by singer Amy Lee and guitarist Ben Moody seemingly appeared from nowhere. They scored a ...

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DANKO JONES To Release New Album, Hit The Road

Canada's DANKO JONES will release their new album, "We Sweat Blood", in Europe on October 6 through Bad Taste Records. The group's full-length debut, "Born A Lion", will finally receive a U.S. release on September 6 via Simba Recordings. Upcoming DANKO JONES tour dates: Sep. 05 – Toronto, CAN - CityTV Schoomze FilmFestival Party Sep. ...

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Unsigned Heavy Metal Band Sent To Play For American Troops In Middle East

Will Jordan of NashvilleCityPaper.com reports that on May 8, unsigned heavy metal band GENEVA became the first artists the Department of Defense and Armed Forces Entertainment sent to play for American troops in the Middle East since Operation Iraqi Freedom began, according to the band. "The Gallatin-based, leather-wearing 'hair band,' comprised of Geneva Keene (lead ...

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