DEEP PURPLE To Go Bananas In August

DEEP PURPLE's new album, "Bananas", is set for release in Europe on August 25 through EMI Records. "Bananas", which was recorded in Los Angeles early this year with KID ROCK producer Michael Bradford, is the follow-up to 1998's "Abandon". ...

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REBELLION Pull Out Of OVERKILL Tour

Germany's REBELLION, featuring former GRAVE DIGGER members Uwe Lulis (guitar) and Tommi Goettlich (bass), have pulled out of their previously announced European tour with OVERKILL due to "organizational problems." The group, who released their second album, "Born a Rebel" (Drakkar Records/BMG) in April, are tentatively planning on embarking on a headlining tour in the fall. ...

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MARILYN MANSON Guitarist To Guest On New GARBAGE Album?

MARILYN MANSON guitarist John 5 (a.k.a. John Lowery) has reportedly collaborated with songwriter James Michael (who co-wrote SALIVA's "Rest In Pieces" with MÖTLEY CRÜE's Nikki Sixx) on a new GARBAGE song, to be included on the group's next studio album. "[GARBAGE drummer/producer] Butch Vig is such an amazing producer, and I was honored to be ...

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TYPE O NEGATIVE: More Dates Announced

TYPE O NEGATIVE have announced more dates as part of their upcoming U.S. trek in support of "Life Is Killing Me", due on June 17 through Roadrunner Recods. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jul. 25 - Worcester, MA @ Palladium Jul. 26 - New Haven, CT @ Toad's Place Jul. 28 - New York, NY ...

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SUKI JONES To Play Vegas Next Week

SUKI JONES, the new band featuring former GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler, RATT/ex-LOVE/HATE singer Jizzy Pearl, ex-SLASH'S SNAKEPIT guitarist Keri Kelli, FASTER PUSSYCAT guitarist Brent Muscat, and ex-VINCE NEIL/RATT bassist Robbie Crane, will be performing at The Railhead (Boulder Station) in Las Vegas, Nevada on Friday, June 13. For more information, call (702) 432-7777. ...

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BLIND GUARDIAN's Live Album Enters German Chart At No. 16!

BLIND GUARDIAN's brand new live album, entitled simply "Live" has entered the German Media Control charts at No. 16. The two-disc collection contains 20 songs recorded last year on the band's world tour. In other news, BLIND GUARDIAN drummer Thomas Stauch has returned to his rightful place after having recovered from a tendon infection which ...

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Former WILL HAVEN Members Launch New Project

Former WILL HAVEN members Jeff Irwin (guitars), Mike Martin (bass) and Mitch Wheeler (drums) have teamed up with ODDMAN guitarist Cayle Hunter and TINFED singer Rey Osbourne in a new band called GHOSTRIDE. The Sacramento-based five-piece, who are currently unsigned, are in the process of recording a three-song demo with producer Eric Stenman (FAR, TRAINING ...

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