IRON MAIDEN: 'Somewhere In Time' HeadKnocker Due Next Year

According to a posting on NECA's (National Entertainment Collectibles Association) official web site, the 18-inch IRON MAIDEN "Somewhere in Time" Eddie HeadKnocker is set to be released sometime next year. The HeadKnocker is based on the "Somewhere In Time" artwork and will feature a light-up cyborg eye along with motion-activated movement that will ...

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DEF LEPPARD Bassist Ties The Knot

Sheffield Today is reporting that two members of multi-million-selling Sheffield band DEF LEPPARD have gotten hitched in a matter of weeks. Bass player Rick Savage was the latest to get married — the bells having barely stopped ringing after band frontman Joe Elliott married his girlfriend Kristine at a star-studded bash in a ...

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Former AC/DC Singer To Release New Solo Album

Former AC/DC singer Dave Evans will be releasing a new solo album, entitled "Sinner", on October 25. Evans, who reportedly recorded the CD in Newcastle, Australia, is joined on the album by former RABBIT bandmembers Mark Tinson and David Hinds. The rest of the group are said to be "some of Newcastle's finest players" — ...

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BRAINSTORM Set Tentative Title For New Album

German power metallers BRAINSTORM have set "Liquid Monster" as the tentative title for the follow-up to their highly acclaimed 2003 effort, "Soul Temptation". Commented guitarist Torsten Ihlenfeld: "We are [about to finish] the main songwriting and pre-production process and I must say that the new material simply sounds amazing!" Added vocalist Andy B. Franck: "Yes, ...

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HANOI ROCKS Singer Slams MÖTLEY CRÜE, GENE SIMMONS

In a recent interview with RockUnited.com, HANOI ROCKS members Michael Monroe, Andy McCoy and new guitarist Stevie Klasson spoke about the group's latest single, upcoming album and other recent activities. Seveal excerpts from the interview follow: RockUnited.com: Michael, you recently did an interview with MetalSludge.com and it concerned a lot about (MÖTLEY CRÜE/BRIDES ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: New Guitarist Found?

Guitar shredder Ron Thal of the New York City-based alternative-rap-metal project BUMBLEFOOT has been asked to join GUNS N' ROSES as the replacement for Buckethead, according to a posting at www.bumblefoot.com. "Since, the rumors are already flyin', I might as well say," Ron writes on the site. "I was asked to join GUNS ...

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