Bassist PETER IWERS Quits IN FLAMES

Bassist Peter Iwers has decided to leave Swedish metallers IN FLAMES "to pursue other endeavours." He says in a statement: "As a result, this current U.S. tour will be my last one with IN FLAMES, so if you are around, come and say hi. "It has been almost 20 years of fun, and I am ...

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EUROPE To Record New Album In February

Holland's FaceCulture recently conducted an interview with drummer Ian Haugland of Swedish hard rockers EUROPE. You can now watch the chat in three parts below. Speaking about the EUROPE songwriting process, Haugland said: "What we try with every new album is to actually not repeat [ourselves], but to look at the back catalog ...

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MOTÖRHEAD: 'Röadkill: Victory Or Die' Photo Book Due In December

Publisher Heel Verlag Gmbh has set a December 20 release date for the new MOTÖRHEAD hardcover book "Röadkill: Victory Or Die" by Pep Bonet. The book's official description reads: "Celebrating Lemmy Kilmister's 70th birthday along with the 40th anniversary of his band MOTÖRHEAD, the lavishly illustrated volume presents exciting and intimate behind-the-stage pictures by much-acclaimed ...

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STEPHEN PEARCY Says 'The Real RATT' Will Return In 2017

Stephen Pearcy has announced "the return of the real RATT" in 2017, presumably featuring the band's original singer, along with guitarist Warren DeMartini and bassist Juan Croucier. A court ruling on November 8 apparently decided in Croucier's favor over RATT drummer Bobby Blotzer with respect to whether Croucier had committed trademark infringement by ...

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