VAN HALEN, METALLICA Get Charitable

VAN HALEN and METALLICA are among the artists who have donated items to the upcoming Darrell Russell Memorial Auction, set to be held Saturday, Nov. 13, at the Hospitality Village at Pomona Raceway in Pomona, Calif. The auction, which will feature both silent and live formats, will entirely benefit the Darrell Russell Memorial Fund, established ...

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SPIRALARMS To Work With Former STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Drummer

SPIRALARMS, the new San Francisco Bay Area-based band featuring former members of SYSTEMATIC, MANMADEGOD and FORBIDDEN, are tentatively scheduled to enter former STONE TEMPLE PILOTS drummer Eric Kretz' Bomb Shelter studios in downtown L.A. to complete the three remaining songs from the group's last recording session back in June. The drum tracks for the songs ...

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AS I LAY DYING To Support LAMB OF GOD In The U.K.

San Diego, CA's hardcore-laced metal band AS I LAY DYING have been confirmed as the support act on LAMB OF GOD's upcoming U.K. tour beginning in late November. Prior to the LAMB OF GOD tour, AS I LAY DYING will play three headlining shows in Holland and Germany. Confirmed dates are as follows: AS I ...

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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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