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THE WILDHEARTS: New Song Posted Online

A one-minute clip of the new THE WILDHEARTS track titled "Nexus Icon" has been posted online at this location. "Nexus Icon" comes off the group's forthcoming album, "The Wildhearts Must Be Destroyed", due on August 26. As previously reported, THE WILDHEARTS mainman Ginger will embark on a solo acoustic tour in September. Confirmed ...

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BLACKMORE'S NIGHT Announce U.S. Dates

BLACKMORE'S NIGHT, featuring former DEEP PURPLE/RAINBOW guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and his companion Candice Night, have lined up two special U.S. performances during September. Here is the venue, ticket and on-sale information: Wednesday, September 17 Theatre of Living Arts 334 South Street Philadelphia, PA 19147 215-922-0666 - All tickets $29.00 - "Official" on sale date is ...

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7 HOURS LATER To Open For STRYPER On The West Coast

Cincinnati-based 7 HOURS LATER have been chosen as the opening act for the West Coast leg of the STRYPER 20th Anniversary Reunion Tour in support of their new CD, "7: The Best Of Stryper", on Hollywood Records. Longtime friend of 7 HOURS LATER guitarist Lynn Edward Glezen, STRYPER's own Robert Sweet lent his talent to ...

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SEVENDUST Prepare For Acoustic Dates, Tour With STAIND

SEVENDUST drummer Morgan Rose recently spoke to MTV.com about the band's touring plans following the release of their as-yet-untitled new album this fall. The group have routinely played more than 200 concerts per year and have shared the stage with such former opening bands as STAIND, DISTURBED and SYSTEM OF A DOWN. "I can't point ...

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BLACKMORE'S NIGHT Enter Japanese Chart At No. 15!

BLACKMORE'S NIGHT's latest CD, "Ghost Of A Rose", has entered the Japanese charts at No. 15. In addition, the album is currently at No. 25 on the German chart after three weeks of release. "Ghost Of A Rose", due in the U.S on August 30 through SPV/Steamhammer Records, features former DEEP PURPLE/RAINBOW guitarist Ritchie Blackmore ...

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Former GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist To Appear On BOO YAA TRIBE CD

Former GUNS N' ROSES and current VELVET REVOLVER guitarist Slash will appear on a "rap-metal album" currently being worked on by the veteran rap outfit BOO YAA TRIBE, according to Billboard. No further details are available at this time. BOO YAA TRIBE rose to prominence with its 1990 debut, "New Funky Nation", but in later ...

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A GUNS N' ROSES Reunion? No Way, Says Guitarist SLASH

Entertainment Weekly reports that Axl Rose's decision to form a new version of GUNS N' ROSES — with such ringers as guitarist Buckethead and bassist Tommy Stinson — has ruined any chances of a reunion. "There will never come a time when we get all together and play under the name GUNS 'N ROSES because ...

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'Wacken Metal Overdrive' To Be Released On DVD

On July 28, SPV/Steamhammer will be releasing a special DVD, entitled "Wacken Metal Overdrive", featuring interviews and live footage of various artists performing at the annual Wacken Open Air Festival, widely considered to be the biggest and best "pure metal" festival in the world. The complete track listing for "Wacken Metal Overdrive" (view cover

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JUDAS PRIEST/HALFORD Reunion: The Official Press Release!

After more than 12 years apart, JUDAS PRIEST and original lead vocalist Rob Halford have reunited for a global live concert tour in 2004. The definitive JUDAS PRIEST lineup of Rob Halford, lead guitarist Glenn Tipton, lead guitarist K.K. Downing, bassist Ian Hill and drummer Scott Travis are back. The original band members have been ...

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JETHRO TULL Leader To Embark On Solo Tour

JETHRO TULL leader Ian Anderson will embark on a two-month solo tour in the fall in support of his forthcoming disc, "Rupi's Dance". The solo tour — dubbed "Rubbing Elbows with Ian Anderson" — is described on JETHRO TULL's web site as "an intimate evening of acoustic songs, music and bawdy tales." "Rupi's Dance", due ...

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Man, Teen Listened To SLIPKNOT Before Committing Murder

Felisa Cardona of San Bernardino County Sun reports that a pair of friends carried butcher knives and sang a song by the "death metal" band SLIPKNOT as they lured their friend to his death, police say. Prosecutors say Jason Lamar Harris, 20, and his 16-year-old friend, Amber Rose Riley, talked about killing Terry Ray Taylor ...

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ROSE TATTOO: Back On The Attack

Australia's ROSE TATTOO will play the following shows in late July: Jul. 23 – Sydney, AUS @ Annandale Hotel Jul. 24 – Melbourne, AUS @ Prince of Wales, St. Kilda Jul. 25 – Adelaide, AUS @ Le Rox ROSE TATTOO will perform live on Sydney's "Footy Show" on July 17. Negotiations are currently underway for ...

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AXL ROSE: New Photo Posted Online

The National Enquirer has published a photo of GUNS N' ROSES frontman Axl Rose being squeezed by "two hot blonde babes" during a recent outing at Hollywood's Rainbow Bar & Grill. Check it out here. GUNS N' ROSES' long-awaited new album, "Chinese Democracy", is tentatively due before the end of the year. (Thanks: ...

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SEVENDUST Finish Tracking New Album

SEVENDUST have finished tracking their new album at Atlanta's Ruby Red Studios with producer Butch Walker (INJECTED, SR-71) and are spending a few days rehearsing some of their new material for the upcoming Milwaukee Summerfest show. The band will take most of the month of July off and may head back into the studio to ...

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SEVENDUST's MORGAN ROSE Lands MODERN DRUMMER Cover

SEVENDUST's Morgan Rose will grace the cover of Modern Drummer magazine in the issue hitting stands in early October. SEVENDUST are currently recording their new album at Atlanta's Ruby Red Studios with producer Butch Walker for a tentative late September release through TVT Records. Walker, who fronted the band MARVELOUS 3 and released a solo ...

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GENE SIMMONS: Solo Album To Feature Songs From DYLAN, ZAPPA

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons' first solo record in 25 years will feature songs co-written by Bob Dylan and the late Frank Zappa, Billboard.com has reported. In addition, Simmons is courting a number of singers, including GUNS N' ROSES frontman Axl Rose, for guest vocals. The as-yet-untitled disc will be among the first albums released through ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Bassist Launches Solo Career

GUNS N' ROSES bassist Tommy Stinson (ex-THE REPLACEMENTS), who has been working with Axl Rose in the reconfigured band since 1998, is launching a solo career, according to the L.A. Times. He's finishing an album at the home studio of former PIXIES frontman Frank Black and also recently played sets in L.A. and New York ...

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WATCH THEM DIE Sign With CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

Oakland-based purveyors of the extreme WATCH THEM DIE have signed an exclusive worldwide contract with Century Media Records. Armed with a bold mission statement stating that they can play with any band on any stage at any time, and crush them all in the process, this quintet is out to annihilate anything that stands in ...

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SEVENDUST Finish Tracking Five Songs For New CD

SEVENDUST have finished tracking the first five songs at Atlanta's Ruby Red Studios for the group's upcoming album, tentatively due in September through TVT Records. The group and producer Butch Walker (INJECTED, SR-71) hope to wrap up the CD by June 7, after which the band will embark on a promotional tour that may include ...

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GENE SIMMONS Says He Will No Longer Buy PEARL JAM Albums Following VEDDER's Anti-BUSH Outburst

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons recently told Insight magazine that if fellow rock performers continue to do outrageous politically-charged things such as stabbing a Bush mask onstage, they should expect their record sales to go down. "I don't think everybody that booed will stop buying PEARL JAM records or going to PEARL JAM concerts," Gene said ...

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