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DISTURBED Debut New Bassist At Hometown Gig

DISTURBED played their first show with new bassist John Moyer (ex-THE UNION UNDERGROUND) on Saturday at the House Of Blues in their hometown of Chicago, according to Launch Radio Networks. The band also debuted two new songs, titled "Hell" and "Monster", which will most likely appear on the group's third album. No release date has ...

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RUSH: Early ATLANTIC Albums To Be Reissued

Billboard.com is reporting that RUSH's first four albums for Atlantic Records have been remastered and will be re-released August 24 by the label. The titles include 1989's "Presto", 1991's "Roll the Bones", 1993's "Counterparts" and 1996's "Test for Echo", which have collectively sold more than 2.4 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen ...

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RUSH Drummer's Biographical Journal Heading To Film

The film and television rights to RUSH drummer/lyricist Neil Peart's biographical journal "Ghost Rider" have been acquired by Scabeba Entertainment. Scabeba is overseen by Cathy Rich, the daughter of legendary jazz drummer Buddy Rich. She and Peart became friends after the drummer appeared at a 1992 concert in her father's memory and on a subsequent ...

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SOUNDSCAN Report: RUSH, ATREYU, UNEARTH, NEUROSIS

RUSH's brand-new CD, "Feedback", a collection of covers of classics popularized by the likes of THE WHO, CREAM, BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD and THE YARDBIRDS, has sold 48,006 copies in its first week of release to debut at No. 19 on next week's The Billboard 200 chart. ATREYU's "Curse" registered a first-week tally of 34,144, landing at ...

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FALCONER To Get 'Faster And Harder' On Upcoming CD

Sweden's FALCONER are continuing to write material for their new album despite the recent departures of second guitarist Anders Johansson and bassist Peder Johansson. "[The fact that we are] two members short at the moment . . . does not affect the future of the band in any way, nor the songwriting," guitarist Stefan Weinerhall ...

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GOAT HORN: Sophomore Album To Be Reissued

Canadian "doom-tinged battle metal" band GOAT HORN will be reissuing their sophomore album, "Storming the Gates", on CD on July 20 through October 32nd/Sonic Unyon. The band have taken this opportunity to correct the "rush-job" packaging of the original issue. The re-release features new front and back cover artwork painted by artist Rebecca Buchanan, but ...

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THE HIDDEN HAND Name New Album

THE HIDDEN HAND, the band featuring hard rock guitar legend Scott "Wino" Weinrich (ST. VITUS, THE OBSESSED, SPIRIT CARAVAN), have set "Mother Teacher Destroyer" as the title of their new album, due in Germany on September August 23 and rest of Europe on October 4 through Exile On Mainstream Records. A U.S. release date through ...

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Trial Of RUSH Guitarist, Son Delayed Until September

The date for the battery trial of RUSH lead guitarist Alex Lifeson, and his son, was pushed back another three months Wednesday (June 9), according to the Naples Daily News. Lifeson, whose real name is Alex Zivojinovich, and his son Justin are scheduled to be tried the week of Sept. 13 in Collier County Circuit ...

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Review: RUSH Treats Fans With Classics, Recent Hits

Joshua Klein of the Chicago Tribune was on hand for RUSH's concert at the Tweeter Center in Tinley Park Saturday night (June 5). Klein writes, "If many of RUSH's erstwhile peers were weighed down by classical and jazz aspirations, RUSH has remained at heart a rock band, and no matter how busy its music gets ...

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RUSH Guitarist Talks About 30th Anniversary Tour, Upcoming EP

RUSH guitarist Alex Lifeson has spoken to the Cleveland Plain Dealer about the group's 30th anniversary tour and upcoming covers EP "Feedback". "This being the anniversary and everything, we thought we'd get back out and do something special with this," Lifeson, 50, said of the current trek. "I mean, we have every intention of going ...

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DOWNSET: 'Jumping Off' Video Posted Online

DOWNSET's video for the track "Jumping Off" has been posted online in Windows Media format at the following locations: 512K, 1000K. "Jumping Off" comes off the group's new album, "Universal", due on June 1 through the Seattle, Washington-based label Hawino Records. The follow-up to 2000's "Check Your People" (Epitaph) was produced ...

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RUSH: 'Summertime Blues' Clip Posted Online

The first single, "Summertime Blues", from RUSH's upcoming CD, "Feedback", has been posted online at this location. As previously reported, "Feedback" is an EP collection of covers of classics popularized by THE WHO, CREAM, BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD and THE YARDBIRDS. Due June 29 via Atlantic, the eight-track "Feedback" marks the first time the group ...

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DOOGIE WHITE Comments On YNGWIE Tour, CORNERSTONE And Other Projects

CORNERSTONE, the project featuring ROYAL HUNT bassist Steen Mogensen and ex-RAINBOW/current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN vocalist Doogie White, have signed a Japanese record deal with Yamaha Communications. The group's recently completed third album, "Once Upon Our Yesterdays", will get a Japanese release on May 19. "They have a very strong marketing programme for us and we are ...

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DOWNSET Confirmed For PROJEKT REVOLUTION Tour

Los Angeles, California's DOWNSET have been confirmed for the second stage on this year's Projekt Revolution tour, featuring headliners LINKIN PARK alongside KORN, SNOOP DOGG, THE USED and LESS THAN JAKE. The Projekt Revolution tour will kick off July 23 in Cincinnati and hit 32 North American stops this summer. Last year the tour featured ...

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DEVOLVED Name New Album

Australian tech-metallers DEVOLVED have set "Calculated" as the title of their forthcoming album, tentatively due later in the year. The CD will feature 11 new tracks as well as two bonus tracks, one of which is a cover of METALLICA's classic "Battery". Samples from the new album are now available on the band's official web ...

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RUSH Drummer Explains Reasons For Recording Cover EP

Canadian trio RUSH have confirmed plans to release an EP collection of covers of classics popularized by THE WHO, CREAM, BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD and THE YARDBIRDS. Due June 29 via Atlantic, the eight-track "Feedback" marks the first time the group has ever recorded material by other artists. "[Bassist] Geddy [Lee], [guitarist] Alex [Lifeson] and I were ...

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Report: New Trial Date Set In RUSH Guitarist's Battery Case

John Henderson of the Naples Daily News reports that a new trial date has been set in a battery case involving RUSH lead guitarist Alex Lifeson, and it falls right in the heart of the group's upcoming 30th anniversary tour. But Lifeson's (a.k.a. Alex Zivojinovich) defense attorney said he doesn't expect the trial to be ...

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RUSH Drummer Inks Endorsement Deal With SABIAN Cymbals

Sabian, the world's leading cymbal manufacturer, has added legendary drummer Neil Peart of RUSH to its stellar line-up of artists who play Sabian cymbals, according to an official press release. Aside from switching exclusively to Sabian, Peart has also created his own signature line of Sabian cymbals, titled Paragon, that has led the company to ...

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