MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP To Perform At NAMM Convention

MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP (MSG) will be performing at the upcoming NAMM convention. The concert will take place Thursday, January 20, which is the first night of the convention. The venue it will be held at is called Vault 350, which is located in Long Beach, CA. Also playing on the bill will be George Lynch ...

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SHAMRAIN Enter Studio To Record New Album

SHAMRAIN (formerly TEARS), the Finnish quartet who feature in their ranks ENTWINE frontman Mika Tauriainen, have entered the studio to begin recording their sophomore effort, tentatively titled "Shades of Blue". Recordings will take place at "the studios of Akun Tehdas, a big AV-house near Tampere, Finland," according to a posting on the group's web site. ...

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WOLF Guitarist/Vocalist OLSSON Gets 'Evil'

WOLF guitarist/vocalist Nick Olsson is playing the part of the "evil" priest Hanias in the musical "Jesus Christ Superstar" this fall, according to a posting on the group's web site. A photo of Olsson "all dressed up for mayhem" can be viewed at this location. "The show is going really well, with sold-out ...

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QUEEN Drummer Excited About Tour With PAUL RODGERS

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that QUEEN drummer Roger Taylor is really looking forward to the band's upcoming tour with Paul Rodgers on vocals. They're planning to go out in the spring, with a setlist made up of QUEEN music as well as FREE and BAD COMPANY songs. Taylor told Germany's ZDF, "We're enjoying playing, ...

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DESTRUCTION: Greek Shows Cancelled

German thrashers DESTRUCTION have cancelled their previously announced shows with EVERGREY in Greece. According to a statement issued by DESTRUCTION's booking agency, A.S.S./Dragon Productions, the concerts — which were scheduled to take place January 8-9, 2005 — were cancelled due to a "lack of communication between promoter and agency. . . The promoter wanted to ...

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TED NUGENT Calls BONO's Politics 'Embarrassing'

Conservative rocker Ted Nugent recently told Launch Radio Networks that he disagrees with U2 singer Bono about the Irish singer's campaign for Third World debt relief, as well as his support for total civilian disarmament. Asked what he would say to Bono in a conversation, Nugent replied, "I'm sure I would be civil, but I ...

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METALLICA's HETFIELD Talks About Touring And Post-Rehab Life

METALLICA frontman James Hetfield recently spoke to Rolling Stone magazine about touring and post-rehab life. Rolling Stone: Do you feel different on the road now? James Hetfield: Totally — also scared that maybe this environment is not the best thing for me anymore. But the music's the main thing, instead of drinking and strip clubs ...

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