STEVE VAI Says G3 Tour Is A Tribute To The Guitar

Guitar virtuoso Steve Vai recently spoke to the Reno Gazette-Journal about the G3 '03 tour, which features Vai alongside fellow axe shredders Yngwie Malmsteen and Joe Satriani. "It's a recognition of the guitar and a tribute to the guitar," said Vai. "We're all there because we love the instrument. You get to hear it being ...

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DESTROYER 666 To Tour Australia For First Time In Three Years

Australia's DESTROYER 666, who are currently based in Holland, will be returning to Australian shores in December/January for their first national tour in three years. The band's "The Wolves Return" tour will see the band appearing at the Metal For The Brain Festival in December before performing in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth for the ...

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HIMSA To Film Video

Seattle's HIMSA will shoot a video in early November with director Derek Dale (DEMON HUNTER) for the track "Rain To The Sound Of Panic", taken from the group's Prosthetic Records debut, "Courting Tragedy and Disaster". The band are currently on the road with SHADOWS FALL and will embark on a Canadian tour with DEATH BY ...

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HATEBREED: New Music Available For Listening

A HATEBREED "jukebox player", featuring streaming versions of the tracks "Live For This", "Doomsayer" and "This Is Now", can be accessed online at this location. All three cuts come off the group's third album, "The Rise Of Brutality", due on October 28 through Republic/Universal Records. The follow-up to last year's "Perseverance" was recorded ...

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GRIP INC. To Get 'Incorporated' In Early 2004

GRIP INC., the band featuring SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo and ex-DESPAIR guitarist/acclaimed producer Waldemar Sorychta, have set "Incorporated" as the title for their fourth full-length album, due in early 2004 through SPV Records in Europe and JVC Records in Japan (the band have yet to secure a North American deal for the CD). The follow-up ...

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Former KISS Guitarist BRUCE KULICK Shot

Former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick was shot outside the Rainbow Bar & Grill on Sunset Blvd in Hollywood, California late last night and is currently receiving treatment at a local hospital. According to a report posted at the Metal Sludge web site, "Around 1:30 a.m., there was a shooting outside the Rainbow Bar & Grill ...

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