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Report: Findings From Nightclub Fire Probe Expected

The following report was issued by the Associated Press: During an investigation into a deadly nightclub fire, federal experts reconstructed the club's stage area, studied evacuation routes and reviewed the response of emergency personnel. Their findings, expected to be released Thursday, are expected to shed light on what conditions inside The Station nightclub led to ...

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RISE TO ADDICTION: Former BLAZE Members Seek Label Home

RISE TO ADDICTION, the new project featuring former BLAZE members John Slater (guitar), Steve Wray (guitar) and Rob Naylor (bass), will be performing at the Snooty Fox in Wakefield, U.K. on April 2. Commented Steve on the group's current activities: "We've been working extremely hard lately on new material and looking into securing a deal ...

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THE ESOTERIC's House Burns Down

THE ESOTERIC, the Lawrence, KS-based outfit featuring COALESCE and REGGIE AND THE FULL EFFECT guitarist Cory White as well as former TODAY IS THE DAY drummer Marshall Kilpatric, have issued the following update: "This morning around 3 a.m., THE ESOTERIC's home, studio and practice space went up in flames and burned to the ground, leaving ...

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Report: Children Who Lost Parents In GREAT WHITE Fire Coping

The following report was issued by the Associated Press: Nathan Mattera's summers now include bereavement camp, and his after-school activities have been pared to counseling and playing near home. He stays close to his grandmother, now his legal guardian, and occasionally sleeps at the foot of her bed. The 11-year-old boy's life was uprooted when ...

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IRON MAIDEN: U.S. Album Sales Revealed

IRON MAIDEN fan site MaidenFans.com has published the latest Nielsen SoundScan figures for the entire MAIDEN catalog as well as MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson's solo releases and recordings issued by ex-MAIDEN frontman Blaze Bayley under the BLAZE banner. Note: the SoundScan numbers for MAIDEN's pre-1991 releases are misleading since the albums were issued ...

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New GUNS N' ROSES Tribute Album To Feature Members Of MÖTLEY CRÜE, RATT, SCORPIONS

Versailles Records is presently completing work on a forthcoming millennium tribute to GUNS N' ROSES, which will feature current and former members of MÖTLEY CRÜE, GUNS N' ROSES, FASTER PUSSYCAT, RATT, SCORPIONS, LOVE/HATE, L.A. GUNS, BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION, THE SCREAM, UNION, ADLER'S APPETITE and THRILLS FOR KILLS, as well as Jasy Andrews, Richard Kendrick, THE ...

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BLAZE To Headline Italian Charity Concert

BLAZE, the British band led by former IRON MAIDEN/WOLSBANE frontman Blaze Bayley, have issued the following update via their official web site: "It was planned that the band would take some time off for the first part of this year, however, Luca [Princiotta, BLAZE guitarist] made us aware of this worthwhile charity and it was ...

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BLAZED: DEE SNIDER's Son Releases New EP

BLAZED, the Long Island, New York-based band fronted by Jesse Blaze, son of '80s rocker Dee Snider of TWISTED SISTER fame and former MTV2 VJ, have just released a seven-song EP entitled "Now the Party Starts!" Described as a collection of "authoritative hard rock that mixes all the best aspects of punk, metal and arena ...

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Man Burns Legs While 'Torching' His Guitar

The Associated Press reports: It may have looked cool when Jimi Hendrix did it on stage at the Monterey Pop Festival, but things worked out badly for a Greensburg, PA man who set his guitar on fire in his apartment. David Kemerer, 43, was treated for burns to his lower legs after telling police he ...

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RISE TO ADDICTION Confirmed For U.K.'s BLOODSTOCK Festival

RISE TO ADDICTION, the new project featuring former BLAZE members John Slater (guitar), Steve Wray (guitar) and Rob Naylor (bass), have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Bloodstock festival, set to take place on September 2-3, 2005 at The Assembly Rooms in Derby, U.K. Other bands scheduled to appear at the festival include ...

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AYREON: 'The Final Experiment' Bonus Disc Guest Vocalists Announced

AYREON, the brainchild of Dutch guitarist Arjen Lucassen (ex-BODINE, VENGEANCE), have announced the guest singers who will appear on the semi-acoustic bonus disc that will go with "The Final Experiment" re-issue. The singers and the tracks they will appear on are as follows: Astrid van der Veen (THE ENDORPHINS) – "Dreamtime" Ruud Houweling (CLOUD MACHINE) ...

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Report: CBS Dropped From GREAT WHITE Nightclub Fire Lawsuit

The Associated Press is reporting that attorneys representing families of some of the 100 people killed in the West Warwick nightclub fire as well a number who were injured have agreed to drop CBS Broadcasting Inc. as a defendant in one of the lawsuits filed in the aftermath. Lawyers for both sides signed a stipulation ...

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PARADISE LOST: New Album Track Listing Revealed

PARADISE LOST have set the tentative track listing for their new album, "Paradise Lost", due on February 21, 2005 release date through G.U.N. Records. A single, entitled "Grey", will precede the album on February 7, 2005. "Paradise Lost" — named in celebration of the group's 10th studio album since their full-length debut, "Lost Paradise", was ...

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PARADISE LOST: Early Live Performance Released On DVD

Cherry Red has released a DVD version of PARADISE LOST's "Live Death" — a gig filmed in 1989, shortly before the release of the group's debut album, "Lost Paradise". The DVD contains the following tracks: 01. Deadly Inner Sense 02. Frozen Illusion 03. Breeding Fear 04. Paradise Lost 05. Our Saviour 06. Rotting Misery 07. ...

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PARADISE LOST Set Release Date For New Album, Single

PARADISE LOST have set a February 21, 2005 release date through G.U.N. Records for their new album, "Paradise Lost". A single, entitled "Grey", will precede the album on February 7, 2005. The group's world tour in support of the album is expected to kick off in April. "Paradise Lost" — named in celebration of the ...

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New BLAZE Guitarist Explains Why He Improvised Guitar Solos

New BLAZE guitarist Oliver "Oli" Palotai (DORO) has posted the following message to the fans on the Planetblaze.com forums: "For the first time in months I had a break from touring and could use my spare time to read through the different sections of the forum. Quite some interesting stuff! Reading some topics, I thought ...

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IMPERANON Finish Writing Four New Songs

Finnish melodic thrash/death metallers IMPERANON have finished writing four new songs for their sophomore album, tentatively due late next year through Nuclear Blast Records. The upcoming CD will be the follow-up to the group's debut, "Stained", which was released in May through Nuclear Blast. That CD was recorded at Sonic Pump Studios with engineer Nino ...

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ANGEL: Tour Dates Announced

Legendary '70s rockers ANGEL will be performing at the Dallas Hard Rock Café on Saturday, November 13. The show will be presented by "TheBone" 93.3 and Renegade Entertainment. ANGEL skyrocketed to stardom in the mid '70s as one of the first "metal" bands on the very eclectic music scene of that decade. Powered by soaring ...

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BLAZE Manager Speaks Out

BLAZE manager Neil Marklew recently spoke to BlazeFans.com about the group's recent lineup changes and the band's future, among other topics. Several excerpts from the interview follow: BlazeFans.com: How would you describe the support SPV have given the band over the years? Neil Marklew: "Difficult one this. In the beginning they were very ...

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