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RUSH: Sixth Annual RushCon Fan Convention Detailed

Fans of the legendary Canadian trio RUSH will celebrate for the sixth year in a row in beautiful, downtown Toronto this July as part of RushCon 6 "Strong As Life" sixth annual RUSH fan convention. Attendees from all over the world come to enjoy three fun-filled days of games, guest speakers, merchandise vendors, tribute band ...

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PAUL STANLEY: 'My Relationship With GENE Is Family'

Writer/photographer John Harrell recently conducted an interview with KISS frontman Paul Stanley for a cover story in the Japanese magazine Burrn! A few excerpts from the chat follow: Burrn!: How have you been? I know you've had hip replacement surgery, you got married and now have a child on the way; all kind of great ...

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METALLICA, RUSH, SCORPIONS, IRON MAIDEN Tracks Among 'Greatest Conservative Rock Songs'

Tracks by METALLICA, RUSH, SCORPIONS, IRON MAIDEN, LED ZEPPELIN and AEROSMITH have made National Review's Top 50 list of "greatest conservative rock songs." According to National Review political reporter John J. Miller, the following ingredients are required to make a great conservative rock song: "The lyrics must convey a conservative idea or sentiment, such as ...

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ACE FREHLEY Comments On 'VH1 Rock Honors'

Original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley has commented on "VH1 Rock Honors", the first-ever show to pay homage to the legends who influenced the sound of hard rock. This year's celebration honors the music and influence of JUDAS PRIEST, KISS, QUEEN and DEF LEPPARD. "VH1 Rock Honors" was taped Thursday, May 25 at the Mandalay Bay ...

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REAKTOR Launch Drummer Search

Portugal's REAKTOR (formerly known as RE:AKTOR) have launched a worldwide search for a new drummer. Since the amicable split with Cato Bekkevold (currently in ENSLAVED) in 2003, REAKTOR have been touring with drummers Daniel Cardoso (ex-SIRIUS, HEAD CONTROL SYSTEM) and Cyph. REAKTOR are currently working on the follow-up to their debut album, "Zero Order" (released ...

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RUSH Hope To Release New Studio Album In Early 2007

Canadian rock legends RUSH are hoping to release a new studio album early next year, to be a followed by an extensive tour. Speaking to MoreSugar.com, RUSH bassist/vocalist Geddy Lee said, "With a bit of luck we will have an album out early in 2007 and then go out on the road maybe next spring ...

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RUSH Worship At Toronto's Rogers Centre

The Toronto Sun has issued the following report: "Toronto Blue Jays catcher Gregg Zaun makes no secret of his music interests or the fact that he is a huge fan of the band RUSH. So at a recent Toronto game against the Oakland Athletics at the Rogers Centre, Zaun was sufficiently psyched when he learned ...

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SHARK ISLAND To Release 'Gathering Of The Faithful' In July

Frontiers Records has announced the European release of SHARK ISLAND's highly anticipated new album, "Gathering of the Faithful", on July 7. Born out of the ashes of THE SHARKS, SHARK ISLAND was among the biggest and most prolific live acts in Los Angeles. This was in an era when there were literally hundreds of bands ...

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GENE SIMMONS To Attend PURE RUSH's Indy VIP Party

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons is among the celebrities expected to attend Pure Rush's inaugural VIP party in Indy during the 500 Race Weekend on Friday, May 26 at GELO Ultra Lounge. This high-profile, red carpet event will cater to the drivers, race teams, athletes, and A-list celebrities in Indianapolis for the big race — and ...

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Killafornia - FIRST BLOOD

It is really quite simple: Most of you either dig this style of HATEBREED-by-way-of-TERROR metal-edged hardcore or you do not. Yes, the market is flooded, but quality acts still exist within it. The San Francisco Bay Area's FIRST BLOOD are an upper-tier, tough-guy hardcore band and debut album "Killafornia" is chock full of iron riffs, ...

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EARACHE Inks Distribution Pact With WARNER MUSIC U.K.

Earache Records has announced the signing of a new distribution deal for the U.K. with ADA Music U.K., a newly created sales and distribution arm of Warner Music U.K. Effective immediately, the deal will see the entire Earache catalogue distributed by ADA/Warner, from their base at TEN (The Entertainment Network) in Aylesbury. Earache kick-started the ...

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RUSH Begin Work On New Material

RUSH drummer Neil Peart has posted the following update on his official web site, www.neilpeart.net: "In early March, winter still ruled the Laurentian Mountains of Quebec. The snow was often at its deepest in that month, piling up through the blizzards of January and February until it covered the ground up to your ...

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RUSH Fan Site Spotlighted On UNITED ROCK RADIO

United Rock Radio will be spotlighting the RUSH web site portal 2112.net this Wednesday night (April 26) at midnight EST. The spotlight takes place on a feature called "Worldwide Web in Rock", which spotlights fan made rock/music websites worthy of attention. 2112.net is a portal to several fan made websites dedicated to all things concerning ...

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IRON MAIDEN: Four Songs Mixed, Six More To Go

IRON MAIDEN producer Kevin Shirley has issued another update as part of his ongoing studio diary covering the making of the group's new album, tentatively due this fall. An excerpt from the latest entry follows: "We worked Monday to Wednesday, and while it was constructive, it was more of the same. I have four songs ...

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SHADOWS FALL Drummer Jams With DREAM THEATER In Connecticut

SHADOWS FALL drummer Jason Bittner has issued the following update: "Last Wednesday (March 29) Matt [Bachand, guitar], Jon [Donais, guitar] (and their ladies) and I headed out to Wallingford, CT to catch the DREAM THEATER 20th anniversary show!! As some of you might now, Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER drummer) invited Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX) up on ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH: One Month Sober And Counting

Alexis Colvard of The Georgia State University's Signal student newspaper recently conducted an interview with former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach. A few excerpts from the chat follow: On starring with four other rockers (Ted Nugent, Evan Seinfeld of BIOHAZARD, Scott Ian of ANTHRAX, and Jason Bonham, the son of the legendary LED ...

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