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REVEREND Confirmed For Holland's BLACK ROSE FESTIVAL

REVEREND, featuring former METAL CHURCH/current WAYNE frontman David Wayne, and BYFIST guitarists Davey Lee and Notch Vara, have been confirmed to headline the Black Rose Festival in Dordrecht, Holland on December 8th. The organizers of this festival will also be booking additional concerts featuring REVEREND in Germany and Belgium. Exact dates and venues will be ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE To Embark On Farewell Tour In 2003

MÖTLEY CRÜE will embark on a farewell tour in late 2003/early 2004 to coincide with the release of the film version of the group's autobiography, The Dirt, bassist Nikki Sixx has revealed via his latest posting on the band's official web site. "Been knee-deep in getting all the T's crossed and I's dotted with Paramount ...

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SEVENDUST Announce Tour With CREED

SEVENDUST will be kicking off a month-long touring stint with CREED on September 20th in Selma, Texas. Confirmed dates are as follows: Sep. 20 - Selma, TX @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Sep. 22 - North Little Rock, AR @ Alltel Arena Sep. 24 - Dallas, TX @ Smirnoff Music Centre Sep. 25 - The Woodlands, ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Frontman Reveals Details About Forthcoming CD

GUNS N' ROSES' forthcoming album, Chinese Democracy, will contain 18 songs and will be accompanied by a bonus CD that will include 10 extra tracks, frontman Axl Rose told the audience during the band's reportedly impressive performance at Docklands Arena in London last night. According to the singer, most of the new songs that have ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: PUKKELPOP FESTIVAL Performance To Be Webcast

GUNS N' ROSES' performance at Belgium's Pukkelpop Festival on Saturday, August 24th will be broadcast online. For more information, click here. In other news, here are the set lists for GNR's recently-completed Japanese shows as part of the Summer Sonic Festival: August 17th, 2002 - Chiba Marine Stadium, Chiba, Japan 01. Welcome to ...

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DEEP PURPLE Bassist Sets Release Date For Solo Effort

DEEP PURPLE bassist Roger Glover will issue his latest solo effort, entitled Snapshot, on September 2nd via Eagle Rock Records. Recorded at Acme Studios in Mamaroneck, New York, and engineered by Peter Denenberg (who helped on the 25th anniversary remixes for Machine Head), the album "is called Snapshot because it was done very quickly, despite ...

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GUNS N' ROSES' AXL ROSE To Collaborate With WEEZER?

GUNS N' ROSES frontman Axl Rose is rumored to be considering a possible collaboration with WEEZER on the latter's next album, scheduled for a February 2003 release, with Axl singing on a new WEEZER track tentatively titled "Mo Beats". According to reports, WEEZER frontman Rivers Cuomo and Rose are longtime fans of each other's work, ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: AXL ROSE Speaks!!

A few hours before GUNS N' ROSES arrived in China for the start of the band's Chinese Democracy World Tour (they will be performing tonight at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Center), frontman Axl Rose conducted a brief interview from which the following excerpts are provided: On launching the tour in China: Axl: "It's ...

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DEVOLVED Issue Official Statement Regarding Vocalist Departure

Australia's DEVOLVED have issued a statement explaining the recent departure of vocalist Nik Carpenter and outlining the group's future plans. It reads as follows: "Nik Carpenter has been officially fired as lead vocalist for devolved. Due to musical and creative differences, Nik was asked to leave the band and will take no further part in ...

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THE OFFSPRING's NOODLES: GUNS N' ROSES Will Cancel Tour

THE OFFSPRING guitarist Noodles had the following to say to Britain's Metal Hammer about the prospect of GUNS N' ROSES performing, as scheduled, at the Leeds Festival in the UK later this month: "Those guys ain't gonna show, we were supposed to have played with them in Italy last year and they blew out. Man, ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: PAUL HUGE Out, PSYCHEDELIC FURS Axeman In

GUNS N' ROSES have replaced guitarist Paul Huge (a.k.a. Paul Tobias) with ex-LOVE SPIT LOVE/PSYCHEDELIC FURS axeman Richard Fortus, according to Allstar. A press release confirming GNR's just-announced London Arena show fails to mention Huge, and instead lists Fortus' name as a third guitarist. Sources close to the FURS have reportedly confirmed that he has ...

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ROSE TATTOO Announce European Dates

Veteran Australian rockers ROSE TATTOO have lined up the following European gigs during July/August: Jul. 27 – Derby, UK - Rock & Blues Festival Jul. 29 – London, UK - Garage Aug. 01 – Wacken, GER - Open Air Aug. 02 – Pratteln, SWI - Z7 Metal Days The opening act at the July 29th ...

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Former GUNS N' ROSES Trio Form Band Together?

GUNS N' ROSES alumni Slash (guitar), Duff McKagan (bass), and Matt Sorum (drums) have reportedly been rehearsing, and are trying quite hard to get former GNR guitarist Izzy Stradlin back in the mix with the hopes of possibly touring together, according to Allstar. However, contrary to previous reports, BUCKCHERRY singer Josh Todd won't be the ...

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SPIRITUAL BEGGARS Set Title, Release Date For Fifth Album

Swedish hard rockers SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, featuring former CARCASS and current ARCH ENEMY axeman Mike Amott, have set On Fire as the title of their fifth full-length album, due on September 30th (one week earlier in Japan) through Music For Nations Records. Says Amott, "this is a serious HARD ROCK album featuring off-the-hook musical performances from ...

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THE QUILL To Tour Holland In July

Sweden's THE QUILL, who recently released their third full-length CD, entitled Voodoo Caravan, through SPV/Steamhammer Records, will embark on a mini-tour of Holland during July. The confirmed dates are as follows: July 11 - Den Helder, NETH @ De Engel, July 12 - Beverwijk, NETH @ The Rose, July 13 - Weert, NETH @ Bospop ...

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AXL ROSE: "The Coolest Guy In The World"

The following item was posted on the E! Online's Celebrity Sightings page on June 21st: Christian Cage (Jun 21, 2002, 09:13 AM) "On April 7th, I was at the Phoenix, AZ airport with all the W.W.E. wrestlers and was walking around baggage claim and I ran into one of the wrestlers named Raven ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Spokesperson: No Release Date Scheduled

GUNS N' ROSES' forthcoming album, Chinese Democracy, will not see the light of day in early September, a spokesperson for the group's record company has told Launch. The Interscope/Geffen Records representative spoke to the band's management, who replied to the unsubstantiated rumor, "Where are they getting this from?" The report of the Labor Day release ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: "Chinese Democracy" Scheduled For September Release

The current incarnation of GUNS N' ROSES—led by sole remaining original member Axl Rose—have reportedly set September 2nd as the release date for their perennially-delayed Chinese Democracy CD—nearly three years after the original release date, according to Undercover. Rose is said to have recorded over 70 songs for this record with various producers. In February, ...

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KORN's "Untouchables" Debuts At German #1!

Here is how the metal/hard rock genre fared in the German Media Control (Top 100) chart for the week ending June 24th (as reported by Rock Hard magazine): 01. KORN - Untouchables 08. MANOWAR - Warriors Of The World 19. BÖHSE ONKELZ - Dopamin 27. PUDDLE OF MUDD - Come Clean 28. P.O.D. - Satellite ...

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DRAGONLORD Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

San Francisco Bay Area's DRAGONLORD, featuring current and former members of TESTAMENT, are the latest act to have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, which is scheduled to take place on August 2-3 in Wacken, Germany. The full list of artists currently scheduled to appear at the event is as follows: ALABAMA ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: The Axl Rose Show

The current incarnation of GUNS N' ROSES—led by sole remaining original member Axl Rose—are tentatively scheduled to perform the following gigs during August: Aug. 14 - Hong Kong/China Aug. 16 - Tokyo, JAP @ Summer Sonic Festival Aug. 17 - Osaka, JAP @ Summer Sonic Festival Aug. 23 - Leeds, UK @ Carling Weekend Festival ...

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ROSE TATTOO Announce Australian Dates

Veteran Australian rockers ROSE TATTOO have lined up the following gigs in their home country during August: Aug. 29 – Sydney, AUST @ Annandale Hotel Aug. 30 – Sydney, AUST @ Rooty Hill RSL Aug. 31 – Sydney, AUST @ Doyalson RSL ...

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Former SKID ROW Frontman To Host "The New Sideshow"

Former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach will be hosting the TV special The New Sideshow on TLC (The Learning Channel). According to Bach, "you will be SHOCKED & AMAZED at the STUNNING & INCREDIBLE acts of such schock-meisters as the Brothers Grim Sideshow, Carnival Diablo, Lucifire, Jim Rose, & lots more!" The New Sideshow airs ...

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