Review: LINKIN PARK Not Yet A Headliner

Chris Riemenschneider of Minneapolis' Star Tribune reviewed LINKIN PARK's concert at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul on Saturday night (Jan. 31). "The Southern California sextet is not yet a convincing arena-rock headliner," he wrote. "Even at a short 90 minutes, its set was still only about half-great. For every one of the group's ...

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ABLOOM: More Dates Announced

ABLOOM (formerly MOTHRA), the California-based group featuring former SOULFLY members Mikey Doling (guitar), Marcello D. Rapp (bass), and Roy Mayorga (drums), have lined up the following dates during February/March: Feb. 13 - The Boardwalk - Sacramento, CA (w/ SUPERMODEL SUICIDE, SKYS OF FIRE) Feb. 20 – Static - Scottsdale, AZ (w/ BLDG5, PH8, DEMPSEY) Feb. ...

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THUNDERSTONE: Finnish Tour Dates Announced

Finnish melodic power metallers THUNDERSTONE have announced the following dates in March: Mar. 03 - On The Rocks – Helsinki, FIN Mar. 05 – Loop - Oulu, FIN Mar. 06 – Lutakko - Jyväskylä, FIN As previously reported, THUNDERSTONE's sophomore album, "The Burning", entered the Finnish Album chart at position No. 17 upon its release ...

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DOWNSET: New Song Available For Download

A brand new DOWNSET track, titled "Forever", has been posted online in MP3 format at this location. "Forever" comes off the group's long-awaited new album, "Universal", due on March 9 through the Seattle, Washington-based label Hawino Records. The follow-up to 2000's "Check Your People" (Epitaph) was produced by guitarist Brian "Ares" Schwager, mixed ...

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Former QUIET RIOT Singer Discusses The Band's Breakup

Former QUIET RIOT singer Kevin Dubrow recently spoke to Classic Rock Revisited about the group's decision to split up and his future plans. Asked about the band's breakup, Dubrow said, "Everyone always asks, 'Why did you break up?' The question they should be asking is, 'Why did you stay together so long?' Considering the dynamics ...

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