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JUDAS PRIEST Refute Rumors Of '80s Hair Band Package Tour

JUDAS PRIEST will not be linking up with the Rock Fest 2002 package tour (featuring RATT, DOKKEN, FIREHOUSE, and L.A. GUNS) but may end up doing a couple of shows with the above-mentioned acts as part of their upcoming summer headlining tour, according to PRIEST Management Co-Ordinator Jayne Andrews. At least one date has already ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Rumored To Be Linking Up With ROCK FEST 2002

JUDAS PRIEST are rumored to be lining up US dates with RATT, DOKKEN, FIREHOUSE, and L.A. GUNS later in the summer. However, it should be noted that no official announcement has yet been made regarding this report. Meanwhile, JUDAS PRIEST appear to be confirmed for the following dates (according to Ticketmaster and Pollstar): Jul. 07 ...

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L.A. GUNS Finish Recording New CD

L.A. GUNS have finished recording their new album with producer Andy Johns and will mix it shortly for a late summer release through Spitfire Records. According to bassist Adam Hamilton, “if you are a fan of L.A. GUNS, I promise that you will love this record. I myself have always been a fan as well, ...

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DOKKEN, RATT, WARRANT To Co-Headline Summer Tour

The proposed summer tour featuring DOKKEN, RATT, WARRANT, FIREHOUSE and L.A. GUNS (in that order) will feature DOKKEN, RATT and WARRANT in the co-headlining slots, with L.A. GUNS opening the show and FIREHOUSE going on after them. The proposed trek is tentatively slated to begin on June 21st and may include as many as 55 ...

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Former LOVE/HATE Frontman Makes Rarities Available Online

Former LOVE/HATE and current RATT frontman Jizzy Pearl has made available for download via his official web site LOVE/HATE's entire fourth album, I'm Not Happy, as well as a host of LOVE/HATE demos recorded at various points during the band's career. According to Pearl, “I have included the fourth LOVE/HATE record I'm Not Happy as ...

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RATT Win Court Battle Over Name Ownership

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: RATT lead guitarist Warren DeMartini and drummer Bobby Blotzer won the battle over ownership of the name "RATT" in a landslide court victory in the Lost Angeles Superior Court on February 6, 2002. Judge David Workman dismissed former lead singer Stephen Pearcy's claims for trademark infringement, unfair competition, defamation, misappropriation of corporate ...

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LOVE/HATE Reunite For UK Tour, California Warm-Up Dates

LOVE/HATE, featuring current RATT frontman Jizzy Pearl, will be reuniting for a five-show UK tour as the support act for former GUNS N' ROSES axeman Gilby Clarke during April. However, “this isn't a re-forming of LOVE/HATE or a re-union of LOVE/HATE, because, as I've said many, many times before, the other three guys DO NOT ...

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Archive News Nov 06, 2001

Acclaimed rap/metal act STUCK MOJO will reunite for a New Year's Eve show in Atlanta—the first time the much-missed outfit will perform together on stage in a year and four months. According to guitarist Rich Ward, “I have spoken to [STUCK MOJO/420 MONKS frontman] Bonz and we have agreed to do ...

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Archive News Oct 25, 2001

Norwegian black metal legends MAYHEM have finally broken their silence regarding the recent reports of vocalist Maniac's departure and rumors of a possible split. According to the band's official web site, “MAYHEM is NOT breaking up, nor is Maniac leaving.” Commented guitarist Blasphemer (aka Rune Erickson): 'Maniac felt tired and fed up ...

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Archive News Oct 24, 2001

Due to a technical problem at the server side (completely out of our control), we were unable to post any updates to these pages during the last two days. Although the problem appears to have been resolved, there is no guarantee that this sort of thing will not happen again in the ...

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Archive News Oct 11, 2001

As exclusively reported here on October 2nd, Roadrunner Records have now officially confirmed the departure of drummer Joe Nunez from SOULFLY and have hinted at the possibility of original drummer Roy Mayorga returning to the fold, a move that was denied by Mayorga in a statement sent to BLABBERMOUTH.NET (as reported here on Tuesday, ...

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Archive News Sep 27, 2001

As a result of Capitol Records' recent buy-out of the Priority label, BLACK SABBATH's highly-anticipated album of live recordings from 1975, previously known as Live In 75, has been indefinitely put on hold, while the Priority-distributed Divine Recordings (Sharon Osbourne's record company and the projected label for the above-mentioned release) are presently attempting ...

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Archive News Aug 28, 2001

Here are the tentative dates for the forthcoming Roadrunner RoadRage tour, which is schedule to feature FEAR FACTORY, MACHINE HEAD, CHIMAIRA and ILL NINO:

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Sept. 19 - Fargo, ND - Playmaker's Pavillion

Sept. 21 - Rockford, IL - Times Theater

Sept. 22 - Green Bay, WI ...

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Archive News Jul 17, 2001

ENTOMBED have finalized the track listing for their upcoming Morning Star CD, which is due at the end of August through Music For Nations Records in Europe. The complete and final track listing for the album is as follows:

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01. Chief Rebel Angel

02. I ...

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Archive News Jul 16, 2001 - update 2

Unconfirmed reports indicate that IRON MAIDEN's representatives have finally completed their seemingly endless negotiations with McFarlane Toys (Todd McFarlane's toy company) to allow McFarlane to produce a line of Eddie figures, which are tentatively scheduled to be made available in 2002. According to sources, the toys are going to be the traditional McFarlane figures ...

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Archive News Jun 13, 2001

According to reliable but unofficial sources, former C.O.C. and current LEADFOOT members Karl Agell (vocals) and Phil Swisher (bass) have joined forces with ex-C.O.C. drummer and current BROWN guitarist/vocalist Reed Mullin in a brand new, as-yet-unnamed project that may also feature in its ranks C.O.C. guitarist Woody Weatherman. It is unclear at this time what ...

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Archive News Jun 12, 2001

SEPULTURA bassist Paulo Jr., guitarist Andreas Kisser and drummer Igor Cavalera travelled from their home town of São Paulo, Brazil to Rio De Janeiro yesterday, June 11th, to take part in a songwriting collaboration with the 'carioca band' O RAPPA for the latter band's upcoming live album.


Here is JUDAS PRIEST's full set list ...

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Archive News Jun 10, 2001

DEADSY, who feature in their ranks guitarist/vocalist Elijah Blue Allman (the son of actress Cher), will play the House Of Blues in Orange County, California on Thursday, June 28th. HATE DEPT. will be the support act at the show. Currently signed to KORN's Elementree imprint (via Dreamworks Records) after failed stints with Elektra and ...

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Archive News Jun 05, 2001

NOTHINGFACE bassist Bill Gaal has spoken out about the reasons for his return to the band following the departure of ex-THE DEADLIGHTS four-stringer Jerry Montano, who was recently asked to leave the group and has since returned to his native California to form a new project. According to Gaal, 'there are a few reasons why ...

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Archive News May 29, 2001

On the eve of the group's European tour, MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has revealed that the band will be using a new intro for their live show and will be eliminating a lot of songs that have been heard over the last few tours. 'We are going to try to never, ever play a cover ...

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Archive News May 16, 2001

In the current issue of Billboard magazine, SLIPKNOT percussionist Shawn Crahan (aka Clown #6) explains the reasons behind the group's decision to partner themselves with SYSTEM OF A DOWN for the upcoming The Pledge Of Allegiance Festival, which is presently scheduled to kick off October 1st at Las Vegas' Thomas &amp Mack Center. According to ...

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Archive News May 13, 2001

TheSTART, featuring former HUMAN WASTE PROJECT frontwoman Aimee Echo, have cancelled their scheduled appearances at select dates on the upcoming Warped Tour so that they could join SUGAR RAY for a six-week trek beginning July 8th and ending August 18th. TheSTART's debut album, Shakedown!, will be released on June 5th through The Label, via distribution ...

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Archive News May 08, 2001

More words of wisdom from METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the band's upcoming studio album, which is currently being composed at METALLICA's Northern California rehearsal pad:

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'Here we are about five hours into our day and coming up with some sick ugly new f.cked-up jams. Me, Kirk, ...

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Archive News May 04, 2001

EXODUS and VIO-LENCE reunions are being mentioned as a possibility for a benefit concert that is currently being planned for TESTAMENT frontman Chuck Billy, who was recently diagnosed with cancer. No date has been announced yet, but the show is most likely to occur in San Francisco, and if everything goes according to plan, the ...

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Archive News May 02, 2001

SLAYER's Kerry King will be making a guest appearance on ROB ZOMBIE's forthcoming second solo effort, which is tentatively due for release at the end of the year. The bald-headed axeman will be heading into a Hollywood studio next week to record his tracks on an as-yet-untitled tune on the Scott Humphrey-produced album, which the ...

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Archive News Apr 29, 2001

According to an article published in The New York Post, METHODS OF MAYHEM are involved in a legal battle over their name with a Swedish company, who claims that Lee and co. stole their moniker from a disc of sound samples created in 1995, which the Swedes have copyrighted. Both Tommy Lee and his label ...

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Archive News Apr 27, 2001

According to informed sources, the UK's PITCHSHIFTER are still in talks with Sanctuary Records about a possible deal, and if all goes well, the band are hoping to begin recording a new album before the end of the summer. Vocalist JS Clayden recently confirmed that the group 'are talking to the labels that we think ...

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