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THE 69 EYES Top Finnish Single Chart

Finnish goth-metallers THE 69 EYES have topped the Finnish single chart with their latest single, "Lost Boys", in its second week of release. The song is also in "high radio rotation" on the main radio stations in Finland, according to a posting on the band's web site. To celebrate the release of the single, the ...

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POISON Frontman Plays Country Show

POISON frontman Bret Michaels was the special guest of country star Chris Cagle at The Coliseum in Nashville last Sunday (June 13) as part of the CMA Music Festival/Fan Fair. The two sang a reworked version of POISON's 1988 Number One hit "Every Rose Has Its Thorn". Michaels told Launch Radio Networks that was thrilled ...

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POISON Frontman To Perform At COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION Festival

Bret Michaels of POISON fame and occasional country crooner, will perform at CMA Music Festival/Fan Fair Sunday night (June 13) at The Coliseum in Nashville, Tennessee with Capitol Nashville artist Chris Cagle. "This is what CMA Music Festival is all about," said CMA Executive Director Ed Benson. "Exciting and fresh musical collaborations." "The fact that ...

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THE 69 EYES: 'Helsinki Vampires' DVD To Receive European Release

Finland's goth-metallers THE 69 EYES will distribute their 2003 DVD "Helsinki Vampires" Europe-wide through Nuclear Blast starting on July 12. The DVD was previously only available in Finland and contains a complete live concert of the band at Helsinki's famous Tavastia club (filmed in November 2002), eight video clips, interviews with the band, backstage footage ...

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THE 69 EYES To Release 'Devils' In October

Finnish goth-metallers THE 69 EYES have inked a deal with EMI/Virgin Records. Although it was announced earlier this year that the band had signed with a major label, the identity of the label was kept secret. However, in last week's interview with Russia's Darkside E-Zine (web site), THE 69 EYES vocalist Jyrki said, ...

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VH1 Counts Down '100 Most Metal Moments' In Five-Night Special

MOTÖRHEAD, W.A.S.P.'s Blackie Lawless, POISON's Bret Michaels, former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach, ANTHRAX, L.A. GUNS, KISS, ex-MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil, Ronnie James Dio and FASTER PUSSYCAT are among the artists featured in "100 Most Metal Moments", a VH1 special focusing on the "entertaining (and sometimes shocking) moments" that defined heavy metal music's heyday. ...

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THE 69 EYES Sign New Record Deal, Begin Recording New Album

Finnish goth-metallers THE 69 EYES have signed a "big major label" deal with an as-yet-undisclosed record company, according to a posting on the group's web site. The band are currently currently working on their new album with producers Johnny Lee Michaels and Hiili Hiilesmaa (H.I.M., MOONSPELL, SENTENCED). A September/October 2004 release is expected. The first ...

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KISS And POISON To Embark On 'Rock The Nation' U.S. Tour

KISS and POISON will be teaming for the "Rock The Nation" two-month U.S. tour beginning on June 10 in San Antonio, Texas. Commented POISON lead singer Bret Michaels: "Throughout our entire career, we have been headlining, but I look at the opportunity to go on the road with KISS as a complete honor. POISON's set ...

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POISON Singer To Embark On Solo Tour

POISON frontman Bret Michaels will be embarking on an eight-week solo tour beginning March 31, 2004 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Confirmed dates for the tour take Bret Michaels through the Midwest and East coast through April, with additional dates to follow. The tour will return to such venues as Jaxx in Springfield, VA, Exit/In in Nashville, ...

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DEATH Tribute CD: More Guest Musicians Confirmed

More information has surfaced about the upcoming homage to the musical legacy of DEATH mainman Chuck Schuldiner. Set for release on Mascot Records in June, "Within The Mind" is a tribute to one of the most influential bands ever in the history of extreme metal. So far this is the confirmed list of musicians involved ...

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Former FIGHT Members Join LOLLIPOP LUST KILL

Guitarist Brian Tilse and bassist J.J. from Rob Halford's post-JUDAS PRIEST outfit FIGHT have officially joined LOLLIPOP LUST KILL. "They both bring a lot of experience and really were a perfect fit right from the beginning," LOLLIPOP LUST KILL guitarist Pill writes on the group's web site. "If you wonder why [singer] Evvy and [drummer] ...

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EDDIE VAN HALEN: 'I've Got Enough Material For Ten Albums'

Dwyer and Michaels of Iowa's Q106 Classic Hits called Eddie Van Halen at his home studio Wednesday morning (Nov. 26) and spoke to the reclusive guitarist for five minutes about his current activities, including the rumors that ex-VAN HALEN singer Sammy Hagar is in the process of rejoining the band. Although Eddie falls short of ...

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POISON's BRET MICHAELS Explains VINCE NEIL Shoving Incident

In a brand-new interview published in the January 2004 issue of Metal Edge magazine, POISON frontman Bret Michaels commented on the scuffle that occurred on one of the last dates of the band's summer tour involving MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil, one of the supporting acts on the bill. Michaels was very reluctant to divulge ...

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POISON Frontman Announces Solo Tour

VH1 Classic recently announced they will present the Bret Michaels "Songs of Life" tour this fall. Michaels will embark on this, his first-ever solo tour, on September 26 in Cincinnati, Ohio — just two weeks after the POISON tour ends. The tour is in support of Michaels' "Songs Of Life" CD released on May 20, ...

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CRISIS Announce West Coast Dates

CRISIS, the reformed group which up until recently performed and recorded in Los Angeles under the name SKULLSICK NATION, have lined up the following dates during July/August: Jul. 11 - Hollywood, CA @ The Garage Jul. 12 - Huntington Beach, CA @ Liquid Den Jul. 16 - Newport Beach, CA @ Hogue Bar Michaels Jul. ...

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Former GUNS N' ROSES Members To Guest On MARK LANEGAN's Solo Album

Former GUNS N' ROSES members Duff McKagan (bass) and Izzy Stradlin (guitar) are among the featured guests on the upcoming solo album from QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE/ex-SCREAMING TREES singer Mark Lanegan. The record, titled "Bubblegum", was produced by Chris Goss (MASTERS OF REALITY) and is set to surface this fall through Beggar's Banquet Records. ...

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OPIATE FOR THE MASSES Announce Tour Dates

Phoenix, Arizona-based OPIATE FOR THE MASSES have lined up the following dates during May: May 27 - Hollywood, CA - The Whisky May 29 - Orange County, CA - Hoagie Bar Michaels May 30 - San Diego, CA - Brick by Brick May 31 - San Diego, CA - Brick by Brick OPIATE FOR THE ...

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CAMP FREDDY: Rehearsal Photos Posted Online

Photos of CAMP FREDDY rehearsing for their Feb. 22 appearance at Roseland Ballroom in New York City as part of MTV's "Rock The Vote Awards" show have been posted online at this location. CAMP FREDDY is the Los Angeles-based "jam" band consisting of JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro, former THE CULT touring bassist ...

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POISON Frontman To Release First Enhanced Solo CD And Video

Singer/songwriter Bret Michaels will be releasing his first full-length enhanced solo CD, "Songs Of Life", on April 22 on his own Poor Boy Records. Written and produced by Michaels, all 14 tracks on "Songs Of Life" are exactly that, songs inspired by events in his life. The music tells a strong story and the CD ...

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DEE SNIDER, GAVIN ROSSDALE To Jam With CAMP FREDDY At NYC Gig

TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider and BUSH singer Gavin Rossdale are the latest celebrity musicians to have confirmed their participation in an all-star jam set to take place during CAMP FREDDY's appearance at Roseland Ballroom in New York City on Saturday, Feb. 22 as part of MTV's "Rock The Vote Awards" show. Also set to ...

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THE CULT, FUEL Members To Join CAMP FREDDY At NYC Gig

THE CULT's Billy Duffy, MOBY and FUEL's Bret Scallions will be among the guest stars performing with CAMP FREDDY during their appearance at Roseland Ballroom in New York City on Saturday, Feb. 22 as part of MTV's "Rock The Vote Awards" show. CAMP FREDDY is the Los Angeles-based "jam" band consisting of JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist ...

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