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EXODUS To Embark On Three-Week U.S. Tour In April

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS will embark on a three-week, major-market U.S. tour in April, according to an online posting by the band's guitarist, Gary Holt. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon. As previously reported, Nuclear Blast Records have pushed back the U.S. release date of the new EXODUS ...

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THERAPY?: New Album On The Way

Ireland's THERAPY? have posted the following message on their official web site: "Hello all. Looks like we've been quiet for a bit but in reality we've been catching up on sleep, wondering why Santa didn't come (must've been bad boys) and plotting our next move. The good news is that we have started work on ...

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RUDY SARZO Joins YNGWIE MALMSTEEN's Touring Band!

Legendary bassist Rudy Sarzo (OZZY OSBOURNE, QUIET RIOT, WHITESNAKE) will be joining YNGWIE MALMSTEEN's touring band for the North American leg of his "Attack!! Tour 2004", which is scheduled to kick off on March 3 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Appearing alongside Malmsteen and Sarzo for the duration of the trek will be Doogie White (vocals, ...

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VITAL REMAINS Announce U.S. Tour

VITAL REMAINS will embark on a national U.S. tour this spring alongside BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, CATTLE DECAPITATION and WATCH THEM DIE. The highly anticipated trek, the group's first with Glen Benton (DEICIDE) on vocals, is set to kick off in May and will be their first tour in support of their critically acclaimed album, "Dechristianize", ...

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Former IRONFIRE Members Bounce Back With BLINDED BY FEAR

BLINDED BY FEAR, the new Danish band featuring former members of IRONFIRE, have launched their official web site at this location. The group, whose lineup consists of vocalist Niels Toft (ex-MORFEUS), guitarist Jose Cruz (ex-IRONFIRE, #213), guitarist Jeff Lukka, bassist Jakob Lundgaard Lykkebo (ex-IRONFIRE), and drummer Steve Mason (ex-IRONFIRE), have posted eight sound ...

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BRANT BJORK & THE BROS.: Tour Dates Announced

BRANT BJORK & THE BROS., the band led by former KYUSS/FU MANCHU drummer Brant Bjork, have announced the following dates during March/April: Mar. 06 - Flagstaff, AZ, @ Monte Vista Hotel Lounge Mar. 07 - Albuquerque, NM @ The Launch Pad Mar. 08 - Dallas, TX @ Gypsy Tea Room Mar. 09 - Austin, TX ...

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METALLICA's Four-Million-Dollar 'Monster' Hits The Road

METALLICA's much-anticipated documentary, "Metallica: Some Kind of Monster" — an unusual look at the heavy metal band undergoing group therapy to help its members through addiction, fatherhood and "near-total disintegration" while recording their first original studio album in six years — cost a whopping $4 million to produce, according to a recent article in the ...

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GODHEAD To Play Special Hollywood Gig

GODHEAD will be playing a special $5 show on Wednesday, February 25 to premiere the new rock 'n' roll night, "The Panic Room", at The Dragonfly in Hollywood, California. No advance tickets will be available — this is a first come first served show. The gig will mark the return of James O'Connor to the ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN: U.S. Tour Dates Announced

Yngwie Malmsteen will be embarking on the American leg of the "Attack!! Tour 2004" beginning in early March. Support will reportedly come from either George Lynch's (ex-DOKKEN) new solo band or his LYNCH MOB project, according to various unconfirmed Internet reports. YNGWIE MALMSTEEN tour dates: Mar. 03 - New Orleans, LA @ House Of Blues ...

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THIN LIZZY Schedule 'Rockline' Appearance

THIN LIZZY will be the featured guests on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" airing Wednesday, February 4. The live show begins at 8:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET, and fans are encouraged to call in with questions during the program at (800) 344-ROCK (7625). To find a station near you, check out

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SKID ROW Announce New Drummer

SKID ROW have announced the addition of drummer Tim DiDuro to the group's ranks. An Orlando, Florida native, DiDuro replaces Phil Varone, who abruptly left the band due to "personal reasons." Tim has signed on to play with the band for the first leg of SKID ROW's 2004 World Tour, which starts in Vernal, UT ...

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SKID ROW Announce More Tour Dates

SKID ROW have added more tour dates to their upcoming itinerary. Their schedule is now shaping up as follows: Feb. 18 – Vernal, UT @ Club XS Feb. 19 – Nephi, UT @ Salt Creek Sports Lounge Feb. 20 – Boise, ID @ The Big Easy Concert House Feb. 21 – Spokane, WA @ The ...

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ABLOOM: More Live Dates Announced

ABLOOM (formerly MOTHRA), the California-based group featuring former SOULFLY members Mikey Doling (guitar), Marcello D. Rapp (bass), and Roy Mayorga (drums), have lined up the following dates during January/February: Jan. 28 - Velvet Jones - Santa Barbara, CA (w/ REVOLUTION SMILE) Feb. 20 - The Rock - Tucson, AZ Feb. 21 – Static - Scottsdale, ...

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MELVINS To Celebrate 20th Anniversary With Book, Tour

MELVINS will celebrate their 20th anniversary this winter with the publication of a very special coffee table book called "Neither Here, Nor There" on March 2. According to an official press release, "Neither Here, Nor There" is "an amazing retrospective highlighting artwork from [MELVINS'] releases, ruminations from the band and their friends and [including] a ...

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DREAMS OF DAMNATION Enter Studio To Record New EP

DREAMS OF DAMNATION, the Los Angeles thrash band featuring former DARK ANGEL guitarist Jim Durkin, have entered Shiva Industries in Santa Ana, California to record an EP, titled "Vengeance: Chapter One", for Black Cherry Music. "We've been on the road so much this past year, it's exciting to focus on getting our music professionally recorded ...

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ABLOOM To Open For THE REVOLUTION SMILE In California

ABLOOM (formerly MOTHRA), the California-based group featuring former SOULFLY members Mikey Doling (guitar), Marcello D. Rapp (bass), and Roy Mayorga (drums), will be opening for THE REVOLUTION SMILE at Velvet Jones in Santa Barbara, California on January 28. ABLOOM's current lineup is rounded out by guitarist Levon Sultanian and vocalist Jason Radford (both of ONESIDEZERO). ...

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DEAD KENNEDYS Announce Mexican Tour Dates

DEAD KENNEDYS will play Mexico City and Monterey, Mexico for the first time ever. The Mexico City show will take place on January 31, 2004 at El Rayo and the Monterey date is set for February 1, 2004 at Café Iguana. Additionally, the band announced two dates in California to coincide with the Mexico shows. ...

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THIN LIZZY: Tour Dates Announced

THIN LIZZY have lined up the following dates during the first three months of 2004: Jan. 29 - CA - TBA Jan. 30 - Salt Lake City, UT - Club Expose Feb. 01 - Santa Barbara, CA - Coach House Feb. 04 - San Juan Capistrano, CA - TBA Feb. 05 - CA - TBA ...

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VILE Confirm Lineup For Upcoming Tour

Californian brutal death metallers VILE have announced that the group's lineup for their upcoming North American tour with CANNIBAL CORPSE, HYPOCRISY and EXHUMED will include original members Colin Davis (guitar) and Matt Faivre (bass) as well as ORIGIN vocalist James Lee, Denmark's Reno Kiilerich (FROZEN SUN, PANZERCHRIST, 12 GAUGE, EXMORTEM, KOBEAST) on drums and new ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE, HYPOCRISY: U.S. Tour Dates Announced

The bulk of the dates have been announced for the forthcoming North American tour featuring headliners CANNIBAL CORPSE along with EXHUMED, HYPOCRISY and VILE. The month-long trek is scheduled to kick off on February 12 in Houston, Tx. And conclude March 14 in Orlando, Fl., with additional dates pending. CANNIBAL CORPSE, HYPOCRISY, EXHUMED, VILE tour ...

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FOZZY Guitarist To Perform New Material Live In Georgia

Former STUCK MOJO/current FOZZY guitarist Rich Ward will debut his latest project at the WPUP 103.7 Santa Slam this Saturday, December 20 at Tasty World in Athens, Ga. Rich will be performing with FOZZY/ex-STUCK MOJO drummer Bud "Budzilla" Fontsere, new FOZZY bassist Sean Delson and Doug Busbee on guitar and backing vocals (the latter two ...

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Former SOULFLY Members To Support ADEMA

ABLOOM (formerly MOTHRA), the California-based group featuring former SOULFLY members Mikey Doling (guitar), Marcello D. Rapp (bass), and Roy Mayorga (drums), will support ADEMA at four shows on the West Coast beginning on December 16. Confirmed dates are as follows: Dec. 16 - Marquee Theatre - Tempe, AZ (w/ ADEMA) Dec. 17 - Galaxy Theatre ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE To Duet With JESSICA SIMPSON On Christmas TV Special

MTV announced yesterday (Dec. 4) that "The Osbourne Family Christmas Special" will air on Thursday, December 11 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. The 60-minute special, hosted by the Osbournes from their home in Beverly Hills, will take holiday specials to a bizarre level, with a wide range of celebrity guests joining in on the festivities, including ...

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'VINCE NEIL's Rocktails': Casting Call Announced

Producer J.C. Calciano is accepting submissions for "Vince Neil's Rocktails", a HD TV pilot a la "Red Shoe Diaries" hosted by MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil and directed by Mindy Debaise. Shoot starts Dec. 6 in L.A. and Las Vegas, Nevada. Credit, meals, and travel & lodging (if required) provided. There is pay. Breakdown: Males ...

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LIZZY BORDEN Bassist Gets 'Lynched'

LIZZY BORDEN/LEGACY bassist Marten Andersson will be joining DOKKEN/LYNCH MOB guitarist George Lynch on his upcoming U.S. tour. "Marten feels very honored and privileged to get this opportunity to join George on his tour, it will be a great time!" reads a post on Andersson's web site. Confirmed dates: Dec. 04 - Palo Alto, CA ...

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BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION Set North American Release Date For Debut Album

BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION, the new band featuring MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx, L.A. GUNS guitarist Tracii Guns, vocalist London LeGrand, and drummer Scot Coogan (ex-PAUL GILBERT, ONI LOGAN/ROWAN ROBERTSON, SINÉAD O'CONNOR), have set a March 9, 2004 release date through Sanctuary Records for their debut album, "Here Come The Brides". The CD, which features contributions ...

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BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION Sign With SANCTUARY RECORDS

BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION, the new band featuring MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx, L.A. GUNS guitarist Tracii Guns, vocalist London LeGrand, and drummer Scot Coogan (ex-PAUL GILBERT, ONI LOGAN/ROWAN ROBERTSON, SINÉAD O'CONNOR), have signed an American/European deal with Sanctuary Records. The following is Sixx's latest posting to the "Diary" section of BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION's official web ...

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