BUDGIE: Remaster Series Bonus Tracks Detailed

BUDGIE will be reissuing their first two albums, "Budgie" (1971) and "Squawk" (1972), as part of a remaster series. The albums have been digitally remastered from the original master tapes and will include 12-page booklets containing quotes from recent interviews with Burke Shelley (bass/vocals), Tony Bourge (guitar) and Ray Phillips (drums). In addition to the ...

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VELVET REVOLVER Contemplating Concert DVD

VELVET REVOLVER bassist Duff McKagan has told Launch Radio Networks that the group shot a gig earlier this year in Houston that they want to release on DVD. "There's a DVD we recorded for HDNet, and we got to own the film, and we recorded a concert in Houston with, like, eight cameras or something. ...

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Former IRON MAIDEN Singer To Appear On British TV

Vocalist Blaze Bayley (BLAZE, ex-IRON MAIDEN) will be appearing on the U.K. TV Channel 5 on Monday, November 15 as part of a show called "The Curse of Radio One". The program will air at 10:00 p.m. Some old MAIDEN footage is expected to be used as part of the show. ...

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NEEDLEMOUTH: Rough Demo Track Posted Online

NEEDLEMOUTH, the new band featuring Bobby Thomas (ex-MORGION, SHIVA), D-Hauz (ex-20 DEAD FLOWER CHILDREN) and Shomo (ex-VYNEGAR), have uploaded a recently recorded demo track at their official web site. The song was recorded with minimal gear and a drum machine and is said to be in the pre-production stage. Contrary to previous reports, ...

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THE HAUNTED Discuss Illegal Music Downloading

THE HAUNTED guitarist Anders Björler and vocalist Peter Dolving recently spoke to Belgium's Concreteweb.be webzine about illegal music downloading. Asked about the fact that their latest CD, "rEVOLVEr", was available for download on the Internet well before its official release date, Anders said, "In fact, we can't really stop the Internet scene. For ...

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DEF LEPPARD Guitarist: Radio Single Needed

DEF LEPPARD guitarist Vivian Campbell spoke to Canada's ChartAttack.com about the group's recently released (in Europe) second retrospective disc, "Best of Def Leppard". The collection was set for release, shelved, then set for release with conditions, for North America in December. The group's record company, it seems, want a fresh original to use ...

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HER ENCHANTMENT Sign With BURNING STAR RECORDS

Dutch "melodic gothic death metal" band HER ENCHANTMENT have inked a deal with Greece's Burning Star Records for the release of their second full-length album, entitled "Darkest". Commented HER ENCHANTMENT drummer Elwin Molenaar: "[Burning Star have] just started and we're their second signed band, but these guys are real fanatics and have gained enough experience ...

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CIRCLE II CIRCLE: New Album Details Revealed

CIRCLE II CIRCLE, the new band fronted by former SAVATAGE singer Zachary Stevens, have completed work on their sophomore album, "Middle of Nowhere", due in late February 2005 through AFM Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Watching In Silence", "Middle of Nowhere" was produced by Stevens with Jim Morris and Dan Campbell and features the songwriting ...

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KISS: Official Store Opening Delayed

According to AussyAce, the opening of the official KISS store, KissWorld, in Melbourne, Australia now looks set to take place in January 2005 after a severe delay, which should have seen the store open this month. The building is currently semi-open for a KISS clearance sale of some KISS merchandise plus other collectable items. The ...

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