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THE 69 EYES Complete Work On New Video With Director BAM MARGERA

Finnish goth-metallers THE 69 EYES have completed work on a video for their new international single, "Lost Boys", from the album "Devils" in Philadelphia and Hollywood with director and MTV star Bam Margera and his crew. As previously reported, THE 69 EYES' new album, "Devils", entered the Finnish album chart at No. 1. upon its ...

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THE 69 EYES Rejoined By Drummer Following Surgery

THE 69 EYES drummer Jussi 69 has recovered from surgery for a ruptured appendix and has rejoined the group on the road, according to a posting on the band's web site. "Lacu from HANOI ROCKS was an awesome sick-leave replacement, thank you all for the support and THANK YOU LACU!!!" the group write. In other ...

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HANOI ROCKS Drummer To Tour With THE 69 EYES

HANOI ROCKS drummer Lacu will play the following shows with THE 69 EYES: Dec. 03 - Savonlinna, FIN @ Savonlinnasali Dec. 04 - Tampere, FIN @ Pakkahuone Dec. 09 - Oulu, FIN @ 45 Special Dec. 10 - Vaasa, FIN @ Hullupullo Dec. 11 - Helsinki, FIN @ Tavastia Lacu will be filling in for ...

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THE 69 EYES Drummer Hospitalized

Finnish goth-metallers THE 69 EYES were forced to cancel shows in Finland and Sweden after drummer Jussi 69 was rushed to the hospital in Porvoo and later taken by ambulance to Helsinki," according to a posting on the group's web site. "[Jussi's] appendix perforated and was later removed. Mr. 69 is now recovering but will ...

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ROSEWATER: Former Members Of MASI And YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Join Forces

Vocalist Kyle Michaels (MASI, ANIMAL, BIRD OF PREY, RAVAGE) has teamed up with guitarist Rex Carroll (FIERCE HEART, WHITECROSS, KING JAMES) and drummer Mike Terrana (BEAU NASTY, HANOVER FIST, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, AXEL RUDI PELL, METALIUM, RAGE) in a brand new band called ROSEWATER. Michaels was most recently involved with the DAVID SHANKLE GROUP, the new ...

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Chicago Radio Station Recovers POISON Singer's Stolen Guitar

During POISON frontman Bret Michaels' performance on Friday, November 12, 2004 at McCool's Bar near Valparaiso, Indiana, one of Bret's favorite guitars was stolen right from the stage. The following week, "The Morning Loop Guys" show on Chicago radio station The Loop 97.9 FM announced the incident and passed along Bret's personal plea to have ...

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POISON Singer Eyed For Film

On hand in the VIP section at POISON singer Bret Michaels' capacity show at Joe's Bar in Chicago on Saturday, November 6 were Rikki Lee Travolta and wife Sonia, who were there to consider Bret for a character in the upcoming film adaptation of the best-selling novel "My Fractured Life". After the show, the couple ...

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THE 69 EYES Enter Finnish Album Chart At No. 1

THE 69 EYES' new album, "Devils" (Virgin/EMI), entered the Finnish album chart at No. 1. View the whole chart here. The follow-up to 2002's "Paris Kills", "Devils" was produced by Hiili Hiilesmaa (H.I.M., MOONSPELL, SENTENCED) and Johnny Lee Michaels and was preceded by a single containing the album's title cut. The album is ...

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POISON Frontman Announces 'Freedom Of Sound' Solo Tour

POISON frontman Bret Michaels will embark on the "Freedom of Sound" solo tour beginning in early November. Confirmed dates are as follows: Nov. 04 - Nashville, TN - The Mercy Lounge Nov. 05 - Cincinnati, OH - Annie's Nov. 06 - Chicago, IL - Joe's Nov. 09 - Bay City, MI - Westown Theatre --change-- ...

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THE 69 EYES: New Album Track Listing Revealed

Finnish goth-metallers THE 69 EYES have revealed the track listing of their new album, entitled "Devils", tentatively due this fall through EMI/Virgin Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Paris Kills" was produced by Hiili Hiilesmaa (H.I.M., MOONSPELL, SENTENCED) and Johnny Lee Michaels and will be preceded by a single containing the album's title cut. "We worked ...

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THOR Voted One Of Top Frontmen Of All Time

Canadian heavy metal legend THOR (a.k.a. Jon Mikl Thor) was voted one of the top 100 frontmen of all time by England's Classic Rock magazine. Thor reportedly defeated the likes of Courtney Love, Bret Michaels and Suzi Quatro. Other legends on the list included Ozzy Osbourne, Freddie Mercury, Steven Tyler and Jim Morrison. Topping the ...

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Former S1FT Members Form New Band

Former S1FT members Chris Dinsmore (vocals) and Bret Crane (keyboards) have joined forces in a new band called MANIPULANT. The group, which is based out of the San Francisco Bay Area, will pursue a "much heavier and melodic sound" than Dinsmore and Cane's previous band, according to a press release. MANIPULANT are currently looking for ...

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POISON Singer: 'Every Rose' Is The 'Freebird' Of Our Generation

Jeff Vrabel of the Chicago Sun-Times writes: "Every Rose Has Its Thorn", POISON's quintessential breakup song of the glitzy '80s — that lighter-waving weeper, occasional prom theme and karaoke nightmare — is the Godzilla of the monster ballads, demolishing all others in its path (In the interest of fairness, we'll call BON JOVI's "I'll Be ...

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DAVID SHANKLE GROUP: New Singer Found?

DAVID SHANKLE GROUP, the new project formed by former MANOWAR guitarist David Shankle, are reportedly working with singer Kyle Michaels (ALEX MASI, ANIMAL, RAVAGE) following the departure of vocalist Trace Edward Zaber earlier in the year. DAVID SHANKLE GROUP's debut album, "Ashes To Ashes", was released in June 2003 through MANOWAR's Magic Circle Music. The ...

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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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