DEF LEPPARD: No Plans To Tour With KISS

DEF LEPPARD have issued a statement via their official web site refuting the rumors that they are in talks with KISS about touring together later in 2004. "No matter what you read on any web site, no matter what you read in any article, no matter what you hear or see on any station, and ...

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TED NUGENT To Speak At Miami University

Jon Gambrell of The Cincinnati Enquirer is reporting that Ted Nugent will talk about his political views for this year's Conservative Week at Miami University. His speech is scheduled for February 19 and will be sponsored by Miami's College Republicans. Matt Nolan, a junior political science and history major and president of College Republicans, says ...

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Former DOKKEN Bassist, Wife To Become Parents

Former DOKKEN bassist Jeff Pilson has announced that he and wife Ravinder are going to be parents. "We are so excited we can hardly contain ourselves," he writes on his web site. "My beautiful, glowing bride is due July 9th, and I'm still radiating the afterglow of such amazing, and much-wanted, news." ...

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VIRGIN STEELE Perform Special Acoustic Show

VIRGIN STEELE singer David DeFeis and guitarist Edward Pursino performed a special set consisting of acoustic interpretations of the VIRGIN STEELE catalogue New Year's Eve at DeFeis' residence on Long Island, New York. A "review" of the show, which was described as "a very intimate, private showcase," has been posted online at this ...

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Former HELLOWEEN Drummer Records Guest Appearance

Former HELLOWEEN/METALIUM drummer Mark Cross has recorded a guest appearance on an album from an "up-and-coming" Greek artist named Mike K. The recordings took place at Sierra Studios in Athens, Greece between December 19 and 23, and "the results are outstanding," according to a posting on Cross' web site. "The musical style covers heavy rock, ...

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SPEEDEALER: New Tour Dates Announced

The reformed SPEEDEALER have lined up the following dates in February: Feb. 06 – Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's Feb. 07 – Austin, TX - Emo's Feb. 08 - New Orleans, LA - Dixie Tavern Feb. 10 - Birmingham AL - The Nick Feb. 11 – Atlanta, GA - Star Bar Feb. 12 - Chapel Hill, ...

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VILE Confirm Lineup For Upcoming Tour

Californian brutal death metallers VILE have announced that the group's lineup for their upcoming North American tour with CANNIBAL CORPSE, HYPOCRISY and EXHUMED will include original members Colin Davis (guitar) and Matt Faivre (bass) as well as ORIGIN vocalist James Lee, Denmark's Reno Kiilerich (FROZEN SUN, PANZERCHRIST, 12 GAUGE, EXMORTEM, KOBEAST) on drums and new ...

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THE HAUNTED Singer: Expect A 'Meaner' Attitude On New Album

THE HAUNTED frontman Peter Dolving recently took time out to answer a few questions on the band's official forum. The following are some of his responses pertaining to the progress of the songwriting sessions for the group's new studio album and the band's future plans: On the new material: Peter Dolving: "The new songs? Jeez, ...

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