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GREAT WHITE Concert Death Toll Reduced By One

The death toll in last week's nightclub fire in Rhode Island was reduced by one to 96, and all the victims have been identified, the governor said Thursday. Gov. Don Carcieri said the final toll was determined after the medical examiner finished examining all the remains. It wasn't immediately clear what caused the discrepancy. The ...

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GREAT WHITE Called Before Rhode Island Grand Jury

The surviving members of GREAT WHITE have been subpoenaed to appear for questioning before a Rhode Island grand jury, according to CNN. Criminal charges may be filed in connection with the band's pyrotechnic fire disaster that killed 97 people, including guitarist Ty Longley, during a performance last Thursday at the Station club in West Warwick, ...

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BLAZE Announce U.K. Dates

Britain's BLAZE, the band led by former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE frontman Blaze Bayley, have lined up the following U.K. dates during April/May: Apr. 25 - London, UK @ Garage Apr. 26 - Bradford, UK @ Rios Apr. 27 - Cardiff, UK @ MS1 May 02 - Plymouth, UK @ Cooperage May 03 - Stoke, UK @ ...

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GREAT WHITE Death Toll At 95

The death toll has risen to at least 95 and may climb to more than 100 in a fire that swept through a Rhode Island nightclub after GREAT WHITE's pyrotechnics display, Gov. Donald Carcieri said on Friday. "It would not surprise me to see a fatality number of over 100," Carcieri told reporters, adding that ...

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BLAZE Frontman Speaks Out On Upcoming Live CD

BLAZE frontman Blaze Bayley (ex-IRON MAIDEN) recently commented on the group's upcoming double live CD, "As Live As It Gets", due on March 24 through SPV/Steamhammer Records. "We are live at our best, so we used the opportunity and recorded our 'Tenth Dimension Tour' in England and Switzerland," he said. "We thought that the set ...

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MASTERPLAN Confirmed For Britain's BLOODSTOCK 2003

MASTERPLAN, the new band featuring ex-HELLOWEEN guitarist Roland Grapow, ex-HELLOWEEN drummer Uli Kusch and former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/ARK singer Jorn Lande, are the latest act to have been confirmed for this year's Bloodstock Festival, a two-day event set to take place Aug. 29-30, 2003 at the Assembly Rooms in Derby, U.K. Also scheduled to appear at ...

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HAMMERFALL Confirmed For Britain's BLOODSTOCK 2003 Festival

HAMMERFALL are the latest act to have been confirmed for this year's Bloodstock Festival, a two-day event set to take place Aug. 29-30, 2003 at the Assembly Rooms in Derby, U.K. Also scheduled to appear at the event are NIGHTWISH, PARADISE LOST, BLAZE, DRAGONFORCE, POWER QUEST, and WAYLANDER. A total of 18 bands will perform ...

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PARADISE LOST Confirmed For England's BLOODSTOCK FESTIVAL 2003

PARADISE LOST are the latest British act to have been confirmed for this year's Bloodstock Festival, a two-day event set to take place Aug. 29-30, 2003 at the Assembly Rooms in Derby, U.K. The Yorkshire group, who recently issued their ninth studio album, "Symbol Of Life", will occupy the "special guest" slot on Saturday, Aug. ...

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MARCH METAL MELTDOWN 5: More Confirmations Announced

More artists have been confirmed for the upcoming March Metal Meltdown 5 festival, set to take place Mar. 7-8 at The Cricket Club in Irvington, New Jersey. The following is a list of bands (in alphabetical order) that have so far been "confirmed" to appear at March Metal Meltdown 5: 7 WITCHES ALL THAT REMAINS ...

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BLAZE Confirmed For Britain's BLOODSTOCK FESTIVAL 2003

Britain's BLAZE, the band led by former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE frontman Blaze Bayley, are the second major act to be announced for this year's Bloodstock Festival, a two-day event set to take place Aug. 29-30, 2003 at the Assembly Rooms in Derby, U.K. Also scheduled to appear at the festival are Finland's NIGHTWISH, who will be ...

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Ex-BLAZE Drummer Explains Departure

Former BLAZE drummer Jeff Singer has issued the following statement regarding his departure from the group: "As you will know by now, I have made the decision to part company with the band BLAZE. I have been mulling over the decision for some time and feel that the time is right to do so now. ...

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BLAZE Split With Drummer

Britain's BLAZE, the band led by former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE frontman Blaze Bayley, have parted ways with drummer Jeff Singer. The group have already invited several candidates to audition for the position and will make their next live appearance as the headliners of Total Fest 5 Festival at the Kings Head, Fulham, London on Saturday, Jan. ...

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BLAZE To Headline TOTALFEST 5

Britain's BLAZE, the band led by former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE frontman Blaze Bayley, will headline Totalfest 5 on Saturday Jan. 18, 2003 at the King's Head Live in Fulham, U.K. Also set to appear at the event are ORANGE GOBLIN, AREA 54 and REACTOR. BLAZE will release a double live album, "As Live As It Gets", ...

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JONES'S LOUNGE To Make Live Debut

Louisiana-based JONES'S LOUNGE, featuring Kyle Thomas (EXHORDER, FLOODGATE), Dax Thieler (GREEN LEAF CULT), Jason Portera (PITS VS. PREPS), and Tommy Buckley (SOILENT GREEN), will make their live debut on Thursday, Dec. 19 at The Howlin' Wolf in New Orleans. Joining them on the bill will be the BLACK SABBATH tribute band BLACK EARTH (featuring Kyle, ...

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BLAZE Name Live Album

Britain's BLAZE, the band led by former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE frontman Blaze Bayley, have set "As Live As It Gets" as the title for their forthcoming double live album, due on Mar. 24, 2003 via SPV Records. The CD will feature material from the band's first two studio albums as well as songs from WOLFSBANE and ...

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BLAZE To Issue Live Album

Britain's BLAZE, the band led by former IRON MAIDEN frontman Blaze Bayley, will release a double live album on Mar. 24, 2003 via SPV Records. A new studio album — the follow-up to this year's "Tenth Dimension" — is also in the planning stages and can be expected in late 2003. ...

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Former IRON MAIDEN Singer Makes Surprise Appearance

Former IRON MAIDEN and current BLAZE frontman Blaze Bayley joined the "official" IRON MAIDEN tribute band, HI-ON MAIDEN, onstage during their appearance at JB's in Dudley, UK Saturday night (Nov. 2) for a rendition of "The Clansman" and "Hallowed Be Thy Name". "The performance was filmed by [Blaze's] crew, and will feature in his forthcoming ...

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Britain's METAL MANIA Festival Cancelled

Metal Mania festival, which was scheduled to take place on September 7th at the Newcastle University in the UK, has been cancelled due to a problem with the ticket distribution, according to the festival organizers. The event, which was set to include performances by BLAZE, TYGERS OF PAN TANG, EARTHROD, UNLEASH, NUFUTURE COWBOYS and LIVE ...

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GRAVE DIGGER Commence Work On New CD, Publish Autobiography

German power metallers GRAVE DIGGER are currently finishing up pre-production for their forthcoming CD, which will be recorded between October and December at Principal Studios near Muenster, Germany. The Resetti Brothers and GRAVE DIGGER frontman Chris Boltendahl will assume the production duties during the sessions. According to an official statement, "all music is written and ...

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Former PAUL DI'ANNO'S BATTLEZONE Drummer Looking For Work

Former PAUL DI'ANNO'S BATTLEZONE drummer Pauly Tsarion is currently looking to join a professional rock/metal band. Aged 31, Tsarion has over 20 years experience in rock drumming (both studio and live), and has previously played with former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE frontman Blaze Bayley and an ALICE COOPER tribute band. Now based in London/Birmingham, UK, Pauly can ...

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Russia's LONG LIVE ROCK'N'ROLL Gets Postponed (Again)

Russia's Long Live Rock 'n' Roll open-air festival, which was set to take place at the All-Russian Exhibition Centre in Moscow on August 23-24, has reportedly once again been postponed — this time to September 20-21, according to the official web site of GLENN HUGHES, one of the projected performers at the gig. As a ...

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BLAZE To Appear At UK's METAL MANIA Festival

Britain's BLAZE, featuring former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE frontman Blaze Bayley, have reportedly been confirmed for the Metal Mania festival, which is scheduled to take place at the Newcastle University on Saturday, September 7th. Other artists scheduled to appear at the event include TYGERS OF PAN TANG, BLITZKRIEG, EARTHROD, NUFUTURECOWBOYS, ALIVE UNDEAD (tribute to SLAYER's Reign In ...

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BLAZE Confirmed For Russia's LONG LIVE ROCK'N'ROLL Festival

Britain's BLAZE, featuring former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE frontman Blaze Bayley, have been confirmed for the rescheduled Long Live Rock 'n' Roll open-air festival, which is set to take place at the All-Russian Exhibition Centre in Moscow, Russia on August 23-24. BLAZE will reportedly headline the first night, with three other acts scheduled to perform beforehand. Doors ...

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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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BLAZE Joined By DORO/BRITNY FOX Drummer For European Tour

Britain's BLAZE, led by former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE frontman Blaze Bayley, are utilizing the services of DORO/BRITNY FOX drummer Johnny Dee for the remainder of the group's European tour with OVERKILL after regular skinsman Jeff Singer's brother became very ill, thus causing the band to cancel their appearance with at Biebob in Vosselaar, Belgium on Sunday, ...

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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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