POISON Frontman Announces Solo Tour

VH1 Classic recently announced they will present the Bret Michaels "Songs of Life" tour this fall. Michaels will embark on this, his first-ever solo tour, on September 26 in Cincinnati, Ohio — just two weeks after the POISON tour ends. The tour is in support of Michaels' "Songs Of Life" CD released on May 20, ...

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GREAT WHITE On First Tour Since Rhode Island Fire

Kirk Montgomery and Demetria Gallegos of DenverPost.com are reporting that "the rock band associated with one of the worst nightclub disasters in history kicks off its first concert tour since the tragedy tonight and Wednesday in Colorado. GREAT WHITE plays tonight (July 22) at the Logan County Fairgrounds in Sterling and Wednesday (July 23) at ...

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NIGHTRAGE To Play Hometown Gig In August

NIGHTRAGE, the brand new Swedish melodic death "supergroup" led by guitarists Marios Iliopoulos (EXHUMATION) and Gus G. (DREAM EVIL, FIREWIND), will perform live at Göteborg's Kalaset festival in Gothenburg, Sweden on August 11. "We are opening at 18:40 [6:40 p.m. Central European time] for a 30-minute set," says Marios. "We are going to play along ...

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MY RUIN To Play One-Off U.K. Show

Los Angeles-based MY RUIN, led by "infamous" frontwoman Tairrie B, have announced a one-off U.K. gig at The Garage in London on Friday, August 15. This is the quartet's first U.K. show in almost three years and precedes the release of their long-awaited new EP, "The Shape Of Things To Come", to be released next ...

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CRIMINAL Getting Ready To Record

CRIMINAL, the formerly Chile-based act who feature in their ranks ex-PENTAGRAM mainman Anton Reisenegger and former EXTREME NOISE TERROR drummer Zac O'Neil, are continuing work on the material for their new album, "Supersonic Death", tentatively due in early 2004 through Metal Blade Records. The following is Reisenegger's latest update on the band's current activities: "Zac ...

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DISIPLIN Announce New Singer

Norwegian extreme metallers DISIPLIN, featuring ex-members of MYRKSKOG and EVILIZER, have announced the addition of SLAVIA vocalist Ausslavia to the group's ranks. Krig, who was previously playing guitar and singing in the band, will focus solely on his axe-slinging duties. The quartet, rounded out by Nex (drums) and General K (guitar), are due to shortly ...

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Wife Of GUNS N' ROSES Keyboardist To Publish Book

Lisa Reed, wife of GUNS N' ROSES keyboardist Dizzy Reed, will publish a book of fiction, titled "Sabra's Soul", through Twenty First Century Publishers. According to the publisher's web site, "Lisa Reed is by vocation a sensational writer, by profession a teacher of emotionally disturbed children and, through her marriage to Dizzy Reed ...

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DEEP PURPLE, YNGWIE, Ex-WHITESNAKE Members Jam At U.K. Charity Gig

The "Gransdens' 10th Anniversary Blues and Soul Charity Concert", organized by DEEP PURPLE keyboardist Don Airey, took place on July 12 in Cambridge, England. Former RAINBOW and current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN singer Doogie White participated in the event and offered his thoughts on the show: "Don Airey had four songs in mind for me to sing," ...

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