IRON MAIDEN Singer 'Suffering From Flu And Severe Laryngitis'

IRON MAIDEN have posted the following message on their official web site: "IronMaiden.com can regrettably confirm that [vocalist] Bruce [Dickinson] is suffering from flu and severe laryngitis and as such the band are unable to perform tonight in Rotterdam. "The show has been rescheduled for Saturday 13th December - same times and details apply. Check ...

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KING DIAMOND: 'The Puppet Master' Enters Swedish Chart At No. 24

KING DIAMOND's new CD, "The Puppet Master", has entered the Swedish charts at position No. 24. As previously reported, "The Puppet Master" was issued with a bonus disc of frontman/namesake King Diamond telling the story of "The Puppet Master" in full make-up. Massacre Records (King's European label) also released "The Puppet Master" on regular vinyl ...

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EVANESCENCE Guitarist To Meet With Label

EVANESCENCE lead guitarist Ben Moody will meet with executives at Wind-Up Records today (Nov. 5) in Los Angeles to discuss his future with the band. As previously reported, Moody abruptly left the Arkansas-based group last month in Berlin in the midst of a world tour. A Wind-Up spokesperson would only confirm, "Ben is not on ...

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KORN Singer Talks About Collaboration With Rapper NAS

KORN frontman Jonathan Davis has spoken to MTV.com about the group's collaboration with rapper Nas on the track "Play Me", which is featured on the band's sixth album, "Take A Look In The Mirror". "I called [Nas] up and asked him if he wanted to be on the album," Davis said. "He said he was ...

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TOURNIQUET Drummer To Release DVD

TOURNIQUET drummer Ted Kirkpatrick has pushed back the projected release date of his DVD, "Circadian Rhythms - The Drumming World of Ted Kirkpatrick", to November 21. "We have had a few glitches in the final editing of the DVD that are nearly sorted out so we can get the master to manufacturing," the band write ...

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SKID ROW To Give Free Concert In Germany

SKID ROW will be giving a free concert on Thursday (November 6) at Musikzentrum in Hannover, Germany. The group, who are touring Europe in support of their latest release, "Thickskin", were forced to cancel their previously announced Nov. 6 gig in Hamburg due to "technical problems." Upcoming SKID ROW tour dates: w/ DEF LEPPARD: Nov. ...

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NIGHTWISH: Never Lose The Faith

NIGHTWISH drummer Jukka Nevalainen has posted the following studio diary entry to the band's web site: "Well, [the] demo [for the new album] is ready and it turned out to be quite a package... Some songs are already ready to be recorded but some will still take a lot of work and tears and sleepless ...

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JENS JOHANSSON Says GINGER BAKER Is A Bigger Asshole Than YNGWIE

In an interview with Electricbasement.com, STRATOVARIUS keyboardist and journeyman musician Jens Johansson (MASTERMIND, ex-DIO, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) explained his thoughts on working with classic rock legend Ginger Baker (CREAM). "He's a very peculiar person," Jens said. "At the time, he was 55 years old and extremely grumpy and hostile. He was complaining heavily about everything. He ...

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KID ROCK Tapes Christmas Special

KID ROCK taped a concert Tuesday night (November 4) for a 90-minute holiday-themed television special, according to the Associated Press. "A Kid Rock Christmas", which is to air Dec. 14 on VH1, will include clips from Tuesday's show, an animated short that features KID ROCK doing his own version of "The Twelve Days of Christmas" ...

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