RONNIE JAMES DIO Double-CD Anthology On The Way

"Stand Up And Shout: The Dio Anthology", a two-disc collection of classic tracks spanning Ronnie James Dio's entire career, is scheduled for release on May 27 through Warner Bros./ Rhino Records. Described as "the only anthology to include songs from Dio's eras with BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW, ELF and DIO," "Stand Up And Shout" arrives augmented ...

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E-RACE To Record New Demo

Bakersfield, California-based hard rock sextet E-RACE will be entering the studio this weekend with producers Jason Miller and The Method (vocalist and bassist/programmer of GODHEAD, respectively) to record a new demo. The session is set to take place at Silvercloud Studios in Burbank, California, the same locale where GODHEAD are currently putting the finishing touches ...

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SUM 41: We Turned Down The METALLICA Tour

SUM 41 guitarist/vocalist Deryk Whibley recently told Launch that his band were offered a slot on the Summer Sanitarium 2003 Tour with METALLICA, LINKIN PARK, LIMP BIZKIT, MUDVAYNE, and the DEFTONES, but that they decided to turn it down because they thought that they might not gel with the rest of the lineup. "I think ...

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OPETH, LACUNA COIL To Team Up For North American Tour

Sweden's OPETH will embark on a three-week headlining tour of North America during May. Support at all dates will come from Italy's LACUNA COIL. Confirmed dates are as follows: May 01 - Graceland - Seattle, WA May 02 - Roseland - Portland, OR May 04 - Canes Bar & Grill - San Diego, CA May ...

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ANTHRAX Enter German Chart At #22!

ANTHRAX's latest CD, "We've Come For You All", has entered the German Media Control Album chart at position #22. The follow-up to 1998's "Volume 8 - The Threat is Real" is due in North America on May 6 through Sanctuary Records. ...

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DEF LEPPARD Fan Pays $8,000 For Chance To Sing With Band

Mark Zack from San Jose, California paid £5,007 (more than $8,000) to sing and play "Pour Some Sugar On Me" with DEF LEPPARD during the band's soundcheck in their home town of Sheffield, U.K. All proceeds of the auction will go to Help A Hallam Child, helping sick and needy children from South Yorkshire and ...

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ELVENKING Prepare To Enter Studio

Italian "pagan metal" act ELVENKING will enter Gernhart Studio in Siegburg, Germany on March 22 to begin recording their new album, due in late summer through AFM Records. Additional recordings will take place at an as-yet-undetermined Italian studio and the House Of Music facility in Stuttgart, Germany with producer Achim Kohler (PRIMAL FEAR, BRAINSTORM), who ...

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