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Former RATT, ANTHRAX Singers To Embark On 'Bastards Of Metal' Tour

Stephen Pearcy (ex-RATT), Joey Belladonna (ex-ANTHRAX), Marq Torien (BULLETBOYS), Ron Keel (KEEL, IRON HORSE) and Jason McMaster (DANGEROUS TOYS, WATCHTOWER) will be teaming up for this fall's "Bastards of Metal" tour, according to a posting on Pearcy's web site. Also appearing on the bill will be DROP and STS. Exact cities and dates for the ...

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LIMP BIZKIT's FRED DURST Throws Belated Birthday Bash

The Las Vegas Sun reports LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst rented the Hard Rock hotel's penthouse suite, which features a bowling alley, over the weekend for some belated birthday festivities. He was born August 20, 1970. Among the revelers joining him were rumored squeeze Paris Hilton, magician David Copperfield, porn legend Ron Jeremy and the ...

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KISS To Kick Off CHEVY ROCK N' ROLL WEEKEND

WhoWon.com reports: Kevin Harvick, Inc.'s No. 6 Chevrolet Silverado will don the special paint scheme of America's legendary rock band KISS in Thursday night's (Sept. 9) running of the Kroger 200 at Richmond International Raceway. Matt Crafton, driver of the No. 6 GM Goodwrench truck for KHI, will be the first of three ...

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Master Of The Moon - DIO

The debate rages on about exactly how old ex-RAINBOW/BLACK SABBATH frontman Ronnie James Dio is (some claim to have come across scratchy singles recorded by him in the early Sixties), but however many years the wizened old sage has clocked up, THAT voice will always be there. To avoid the trap of existing overwhelmingly on ...

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LILLIAN AXE Announce New Singer

Long-running hard rockers LILLIAN AXE have announced the addition of singer Derrick LeFevre to the group's ranks. "I have known Derrick for over 10 years and he has been the vocalist for many good local bands," LILLIAN AXE guitarist Steve Blaze said in a statement. "He is a true star, but just hasn't had his ...

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Former HALFORD Axeman Announces Guitar Clinic

Former HALFORD and current TESTAMENT/PAINMUSEUM guitarist "Metal" Mike Chlasciak will partake in a heavy metal guitar clinic presented by Jackson Guitars and M & M Music, Vineland, New Jersey. Metal Mike will perform live selections from his three solo instrumental albums, answer questions and talk in-depth about his first choice in guitars: Jackson Guitars. Concluding ...

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OVERKILL Singer To Guest On DAN LORENZO Solo Album

OVERKILL frontman Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth and SINGLE BULLET THEORY guitarist/vocalist Matt Difabio have recorded special guest appearances on the second solo album from former HADES guitarist Dan Lorenzo. Blitz and Difabio appear on the tracks "Too Fast For Hate" and "Naked". The album, which was completed at Crystal Studios, will include "one recording I made ...

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TRAVERS & APPICE Album Due In October

TRAVERS & APPICE, the new band featuring guitarist/vocalist Pat Travers and drummer Carmine Appice (CACTUS, VANILLA FUDGE, OZZY OSBOURNE), will release their debut album, "It Takes A Lot Of Balls", on October 14 through SPV Records. The CD also features an appearance by veteran bassist T.M. Stevens. Pat Travers has been one of America's most ...

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OIL Call It Quits

OIL, the Long Beach, California-based Christian metal band featuring DARK ANGEL frontman Ron Rinehart, have officially called it quits. Before going their separate ways, the group will perform one last show on Saturday, August 14 at The Lighthouse in Long Beach. Also appearing on the bill will be the classic heavy metal band RECON (featuring ...

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FU MANCHU Name New Album

FU MANCHU have set "Start the Machine" as the title of their follow-up to 2002's "California Crossing" (Mammoth), due on September 14 through DRT Entertainment. The LP, which was recently completed with producer Brian Joseph Dobbs (VOIVOD, MANMADEGOD, DEATH ANGEL), will mark the group's first release for DRT, the independent label founded last year by ...

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ICED EARTH Bassist Explains Lineup Changes

ICED EARTH bassist James MacDonough has posted a message on the ICED EARTH fan message board Iced-Realm.de regarding the recent departures of drummer Richard Christy and guitarist Ralph Santolla: "Ok, just so you can stop freaking out and saying all kinds of outlandish things this statement should be sufficient for the situation. "All of us ...

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DAVE MUSTAINE: 'DAVID ELLEFSON Is Suing Me And MEGADETH'

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Here is what I have been saying in the interviews, what happened chronologically that caused the demise of the band, why [drummer] Nick [Menza] was fired, [guitarist] Marty [Friedman] quitting, records turning out the way they did, and finally me ...

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FU MANCHU Set Release Date For New Album

FU MANCHU have set a September 14 release date through DRT Entertainment for their follow-up to 2002's "California Crossing" (Mammoth). The LP, which was recently completed with producer Brian Joseph Dobbs (VOIVOD, MANMADEGOD, DEATH ANGEL), will mark the group's first release for DRT, the independent label founded last year by senior music industry executives Derek ...

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Former CELTIC FROST Guitarist Signs With SONIC WAVE INTERNATIONAL

SUBSONIC, the solo project of former CELTIC FROST guitarist Ron Marks, will be issuing its sophomore album, "No Such Soul", this fall through Sonic Wave America. The follow-up to 2002's "Super-Vel" (Outlaw Entertainment) will be available worldwide at such stores as Best Buy, Tower, Borders, Wherehouse, FYE, Sam Goody, Amazon.com, CD NOW, Music Boulevard, CD ...

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TOMMY LEE: 'Peace N Big Ass Beats'

The New York Post has posted a correction to an earlier news item that stated former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee would be playing hip-hop or '80s music during his DJ/drumming show at Tavern Saturday (June 26). Lee e-mailed the newspaper to explain what's really in store for Southampton (Long Island, NY) clubbers. ...

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