SUKI JONES To Play Vegas Next Week

SUKI JONES, the new band featuring former GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler, RATT/ex-LOVE/HATE singer Jizzy Pearl, ex-SLASH'S SNAKEPIT guitarist Keri Kelli, FASTER PUSSYCAT guitarist Brent Muscat, and ex-VINCE NEIL/RATT bassist Robbie Crane, will be performing at The Railhead (Boulder Station) in Las Vegas, Nevada on Friday, June 13. For more information, call (702) 432-7777. ...

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BLIND GUARDIAN's Live Album Enters German Chart At No. 16!

BLIND GUARDIAN's brand new live album, entitled simply "Live" has entered the German Media Control charts at No. 16. The two-disc collection contains 20 songs recorded last year on the band's world tour. In other news, BLIND GUARDIAN drummer Thomas Stauch has returned to his rightful place after having recovered from a tendon infection which ...

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Former WILL HAVEN Members Launch New Project

Former WILL HAVEN members Jeff Irwin (guitars), Mike Martin (bass) and Mitch Wheeler (drums) have teamed up with ODDMAN guitarist Cayle Hunter and TINFED singer Rey Osbourne in a new band called GHOSTRIDE. The Sacramento-based five-piece, who are currently unsigned, are in the process of recording a three-song demo with producer Eric Stenman (FAR, TRAINING ...

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OPETH Recruit SPIRITUAL BEGGARS Keyboardist For Upcoming Tour

OPETH have recruited SPIRITUAL BEGGARS Hammond organ/keyboard "legend" Per Wiberg to handle the keyboard duties during their upcoming U.S. tour with PORCUPINE TREE. The gigs, which will not feature any of the heavier material that OPETH is most famous for, will focus primarily on the band's "more mellow" opuses, including a version of the "Morningrise" ...

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DRAGONFORCE Split With Drummer, Announce Temporary Replacement

Drummer Didier Almouzni has officially left British melodic speed power metallers DRAGONFORCE. The group, who released their debut album, "Valley of the Damned", through Sanctuary/Noise Records earlier this year, will be utilizing the services of temporary replacement Christian Wirtl (of Swedish power metal band SOUL SOURCE) during their appearance at Sweden Rock festival this weekend. ...

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EPHEL DUATH Confirmed For Norway's QUART SUMMER FESTIVAL

Italian avant-jazz-metal band EPHEL DUATH has been officially added to the bill of the Quart Summer Festival (www.quart.no), the biggest rock/metal festival in Norway, with more than 50,000 people attending each year. The band will play the main stage ("Idrettsplassen"), fourth on the bill, together with such bands as IMMORTAL, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, ...

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METALLICA To Debut At No. 1 On Next Week's Chart!

Initial reports from retailers around the country confirmed that METALLICA's "St. Anger" will debut at No. 1 on next week's chart, besting JEWEL, who'll bow at No. 2, according to Hits Daily Double. Best Buy's Lon Lindeland, who began selling the disc Wednesday (June 4), one day ahead of the official release date, said he ...

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TYPE O NEGATIVE: Venue Details Released

The venue details have been released for the forthcoming TYPE O NEGATIVE U.S. dates, the group's first in support of their upcoming "Life Is Killing Me" CD. They are as follows: Jul. 25 - Worcester, MA @ Palladium Jul. 26 - New Haven, CT @ Toad's Place Jul. 28 - New York, NY @ Irving ...

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'METALLICA: The Game': Teaser Posted Online

One day after it announced an exclusive multi-year agreement with renowned rock band METALLICA to publish and distribute a multi-platform vehicle combat action game featuring music, voice-overs and inspiration from the band, Vivendi Universal Games (VU Games) has now released the first teaser for "Metallica: The Game" (working title), offering a bit more than 45 ...

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DYING FETUS, MISERY INDEX, SKINLESS: More Dates Announced

More dates have been announced for the forthcoming U.S. tour featuring DYING FETUS, SKINLESS, DIVINE EMPIRE and MISERY INDEX. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Jul. 19 – Latham, NY @ Saratoga Winners Jul. 20 – Farmingdale, NY @ Downtown Jul. 21 – Randolph, NJ @ Obsessions Jul. 22 - Wilkes Barre, PA @ ...

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