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WINTERSTRAIN Sign With Z RECORDS

Z Records has announced the signing of the Norwegian melodic hard rock band WINTERSTRAIN. According to a press release, the group have "a unique sound, as different inspirations color their music. People might find traces of RUSH, MARILLION, RAINBOW, SHADOW GALLERY, MAGNUM and JOURNEY, not to mention a cocktail of obscure bands of almost any ...

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RUSH Drummer NEIL PEART: 'It's All Going My Way'

RUSH drummer Neil Peart has posted the following message on his official web site: "My instructional video on drum soloing, 'Anatomy of a Drum Solo', is almost a reality. Or, it will be October 14th, our deadline to hand in the editing and artwork. Or it will be November 1st, the projected release date. "Too ...

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MEGADETH Members Check In From Brazil

MEGADETH members Dave Mustaine, James MacDonough and Shawn Drover have posted separate messages on the band's official forum prior to the group's Oct. 11 gig in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The messages read as follows: Dave Mustaine: "I am harnessing up for the Sao Paulo show, whom I am sure knowing the fighting determination of these ...

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Index Case - INDEX CASE

As the story goes, SOIL's Tim King liked what he heard from Des Moines' INDEX CASE and signed the boys to Mortal Music. That little tale, coupled with the fact that the band was viewed as a good fit opening for acts like DRY KILL LOGIC, PAPA ROACH, and STATIC-X should begin to provide you ...

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RUSH Guitarist Facing Countersuits In Scuffle With Deputies

The Associated Press has issued the following report: Two deputies who arrested a founder of the Canadian rock trio RUSH have sued, claiming the guitarist attacked them as they tried to force his son to leave a hotel during a New Year's Eve party. Lawyers representing the Ritz-Carlton in Naples and deputies involved in the ...

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RUSH Plan New Book

According to All Headline News, the members of RUSH plan to announce a new official book to add to their list of items being released during the next year. The book will consist of every tour book the band has ever had and combine them all for one large historic pictorial of the ...

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SHARON OSBOURNE Still Fighting Bulimia

Sharon Osbourne is still battling bulimia after 35 years with the eating disorder, she revealed on Monday. Sharon, 52, told the Sun newspaper she gorges on pasta and ice cream before forcing herself to be sick. The mother of three has had her stomach stapled and spent £300,000 (approximately $532,000) on cosmetic surgery but said ...

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HYADES: Debut Album Gets Release Date

Mausoleum Records has set a November 14 worldwide release date for the debut album from Italian thrash metallers HYADES, entitled "Abuse Your Illusions". A special edition with three bonus tracks will be released by Marquee Records on October 24 in South America and Japan. HYADES are planning a tour with death metallers SUBLIMINAL CRUSHER in ...

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KORN Frontman Confirms New Album Title, Release Date

KORN frontman Jonathan Davis has posted the following message on his ButtSexCrips.com web site: "Hello, y'all. Well, I'm chillin' in Moscow, Russia. It's a trip over here. Never thought I would ever play here. It's really cool. "Anyways, it's been a great tour and we had an amazing time in Europe. Can't wait to go ...

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AGAINST NATURE: Former REVELATION Members Resurface In New Project

AGAINST NATURE, the new band featuring former members of the Maryland-based doom metal act REVELATION (guitarist/vocalist John Brenner, drummer Steve Branagan and bassist Bert Hall, Jr.), have released their debut CD, "Appease", on Bland Hand Records. Returning after a 13-year absence, and John Brenner's retirement from music in 1993, AGAINST NATURE formed (or reformed?) in ...

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RUSH: 'R:30' DVD To Surface In November

According to All Headline News, RUSH have set a November 15 release date for their "R:30 - Rush Live In Frankfurt" DVD. The disc will feature a full performance of the German show during the band's 30th Anniversary Tour in 2004. It will also include a full-length documentary on the history of RUSH that has ...

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RUSH: 'R30' DVD To Surface This Fall

RUSH will be releasing the highly anticipated "R30" DVD in late fall 2005. "R30" will feature the sold-out concert that RUSH played in Frankfurt, Germany in October 2004 during their 30th anniversary tour. In other news, RUSH drummer Neil Peart is currently working on the follow-up to his instructional drum video, "A Work In Progress". ...

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RUSH Guitarist To Take Part In GOLFAPALOOZA

RUSH guitarist Alex Lifeson will be participating in the eighth annual Golfapalooza Tournament on September 2, 2005 at Angus Glen Golf Club Markham, Ontario. Golfapalooza features Canada's best musicians and sports heros joined together to golf, celebrate and raise money for Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC). Other confirmed celebrities include Richard Zokal, Ian Leggatt, Lanny ...

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OZZFEST, Hang Your Head In Shame: The Backstage Perspective

The manager of a well-known heavy metal band (*NOT* IRON MAIDEN) who attended this past weekend's Ozzfest show at the Hyundai Pavillion in Devore, California has submitted the following first-hand account of the evening that will surely go down as one of the most shameful moments in recent rock history (NOTE: at his request, the ...

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