DEEP PURPLE, SEPULTURA To Team Up For Brazilian Dates

DEEP PURPLE and SEPULTURA will be teaming up for four Brazilian dates in September, including an appearance at the "Kaiser Music Festival" (Kaiser is a Brazilian beer) in Porto Alegre. Confirmed dates are as follows: Sep. 18 - Porto Alegre, BRA @ Kaiser Music Festival Sep. 19 – Curitiba, BRA @ TBA Sep. 20 - ...

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FU MANCHU Frontman: 25 New Songs Ready To Be Recorded

FU MANCHU singer/guitarist Scott Hill has posted the following message to the band's official web site: "We are playing three shows in California this August. San Jose August 8th at The Usual, August 9th [in] San Francisco at Slims, August 10th [in] Santa Monica at the Santa Monica Civic. This should be a wild show. ...

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Former DOKKEN Guitarist: 'LYNCH MOB Is Not Breaking Up'

Former DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch has issued a statement dispelling rumors of a breakup within the ranks of his current band, LYNCH MOB. The following is George's statement in its entirety: "Contrary to what you may read on the Internet, the band is not breaking up. The truth is that [vocalist] Robert Mason has been ...

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SUPERJOINT RITUAL: New Video To Be Shown On 'Headbanger's Ball'

SUPERJOINT RITUAL's video for the track "Waiting For The Turning Point" will be premiering on this weekend's edition of MTV2's "Headbanger's Ball", co-hosted by SLAYER. "People have been waiting for Philip Anselmo to sell out for years," the SUPERJOINT RITUAL frontman said in a recent interview. "It won't happen. This is the most terrifying live ...

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IRON MAIDEN Announce U.K. Dates, Single Details

IRON MAIDEN have announced the details of the U.K. portion of their "Dance Of Death World Tour", which is scheduled to kick off in Europe in mid-October. Tickets for the U.K. shows go on sales on July 30. IRON MAIDEN U.K. (and Irish) tour dates: Dec. 01 – Dublin, IRE - The Point Dec. 03 ...

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QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE To Enter The Studio In February

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE are expected to enter the studio in February to begin recording the follow-up to 2002's "Songs for the Deaf". The band have extended their touring plans with a series of North American club dates, which will take the band through the end of October. Afterward, bassist Nick Oliveri told Billboard.com ...

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A PERFECT CIRCLE Debut New Show For Family And Friends

According to APerfectCircle.us, A PERFECT CIRCLE debuted the new live show privately for friends and family at their rehearsal space in Los Angeles on Thursday, July 24. The new lineup of the band played six new songs, including "Lullaby" (as an intro said to be similar to "Renholdër" opening the shows in 2000), "Pet", "Weak ...

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DEFTONES Singer Discusses Racism In Heavy Metal

Jim DeRogatis of Chicago Sun-Times recently asked DEFTONES frontman Chino Moreno if he ever experienced any prejudice as a Hispanic in a scene that is dominated by white rockers and metalheads. "In the beginning, almost every interview we did, that got brought up to us: 'Isn't it weird that you guys play metal?'," Chino recalled. ...

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AMON AMARTH To Perform First-Ever Show In Israel

Sweden's AMON AMARTH will play their first-ever live show in Israel on August 14 at the Barbi CluB in Tel Aviv. Support at the concert will come from LENG TCH'E, the Belgian grindcore band featuring Sven De Caluwé of ABORTED, and the young and promising local death metal band SOLITARY. ...

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