STATETROOPER: U.K. Tour Dates Announced

STATETROOPER, the reunited British hard rock outfit fronted by former MSG (MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP) singer Gary Barden, will embark on their first tour in 18 years during January. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Jan. 15 – The Queens Tap – Swindon, UK * Jan. 21 – The Cartoon - Croydon, South London, UK ...

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TOMMY LEE's Autobiography Moves Up To No. 12 On NY TIMES Bestseller List

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee's autobiography, "Tommyland", published last month via Atria Books (the hardcover imprint of Simon & Schuster), is currently at No. 12 on The New York Times Hardcover Nonfiction Bestseller list. In "Tommyland", Lee describes his party-boy escapades, bedding porn stars, wooing Pam Anderson and making that famous videotape with her, ...

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BOLT THROWER: Vocalist KARL WILLETTS Rejoins The Fold

British extreme metal pioneers BOLT THROWER have announced the return of original vocalist Karl Willetts as a full-time member. Willetts rejoins the group as the replacement for Dave Ingram, who left the band in August due to long-standing "health and personal problems." Commented Karl: "It's fantastic to be a part of the mighty BOLT THROWER ...

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DISBELIEF Complete Work On New Album

German death metallers DISBELIEF have completed work on their sixth album, "66 Sick", at Antfarm Studio in Aarhus, Denmark with producer Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, HATESPHERE, MNEMIC). Songtitles set to appear on the 11-track effort include "Crawl", "For God?", "Edges" and "Lost In Time". A March 14, 2005 release via Nuclear Blast Records is expected. ...

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P.O.D. Commence Work On New Album

P.O.D. have commenced work on the follow-up to 2003's "Payable On Death", Undercover News reports. According to the group's newsletter, "the new songs are coming out very, very heavy. We're in a place where we can hear from Jah and bring honor to the almighty". The message alludes to changes happening within the P.O.D. environment ...

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LIFE OF AGONY Complete Drum Tracks For New Album

LIFE OF AGONY have been tracking their highly anticipated new album for Epic Records in California with producer Greg Fidelman (SLIPKNOT, JET, AUDIOSLAVE). The band have recorded all of the drum tracks for the recording and have begun laying down bass and guitar overdubs. The drums were tracked at the legendary Sunset Sound recording studio ...

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JAMES HETFIELD Talks About METALLICA's Stage Setup

METALLICA frontman James Hetfield recently spoke to San Antonio radio station 99.5 Kiss regarding the current tour and the "in-the-round" stage setup: Said James: "The main thing is intimacy, trying to get as close as possible and eye contact is pretty important. The closer you are, the more you can feel it, you can slap ...

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