GLENN HUGHES To Unveil Signature Guitar At NAMM

Legendary vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK SABBATH) will be unveiling the Glenn Hughes signature bass at Manne Guitars booth at NAMM (in Anaheim, CA) this year on Saturday, January 22 at 2:30 p.m. Hughes will be issuing his latest solo album, "Soul Mover", in Europe on January 24 via Frontiers Records. A U.S. release ...

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QUEEN: European Tour Dates Announced

According to Soundgenerator.com, QUEEN have today unveiled their first tour in almost 19 years, with a series of European live dates starting late March. The 23-date European trek, billed as QUEEN featuring Paul Rodgers, launches on March 30 in Paris, following a warm-up show at London's Brixton Academy. A world tour has long ...

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SLASH, AC/DC, METALLICA Sign Guitar To Benefit Pediatric Kidney Research

Slash (VELVET REVOLVER, ex-GUNS N' ROSES), AC/DC and METALLICA have recently signed custom Ernie Ball Axis Super Sport guitars to benefit pediatric kidney research at the UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital. Each guitar will be auctioned through eBay where all proceeds will be donated to the Casey Lee Ball Foundation. Currently the world's largest private pediatric ...

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PENTAGRAM Frontman Hospitalized Following Aborted D.C. Concert

PENTAGRAM frontman Bobby Liebling was reportedly hospitalized Saturday night (Jan. 15) after failing to perform as scheduled at the band's show at the Black Cat club in Washington D.C. Also appearing on the bill were ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY and THE HIDDEN HAND. One person who attended the show, "supernerd23", has posted the following report on the ...

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AFTERSHOK: Classic Metal Delivered 'Bigger And Better'

AFTERSHOK, the classic hard rock/metal band fronted by SHOK PARIS lead vocalist Vic Hix, have just released their long-awaited follow-up to 2002's "Unfinished Business", entitled "Burning Chrome". "Burning Chrome", available on Auburn Records, was recorded over a period extending from late 2003 through summer 2004, and features AFTERSHOK's established classic metal sound along with a ...

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NEVERMORE: 'Enemies Of Reality' Remix Completed

Producer Andy Sneap (MACHINE HEAD, ARCH ENEMY, SKINLAB, MASTERPLAN) has finished remixing NEVERMORE's "Enemies of Reality" album for re-release via the Century Media label in the spring. Commented Sneap: "I finished the remixes [Saturday] night [Jan. 15] bar a couple of vocals that got lost somewhere between Seattle and the U.K. (only a whisper and ...

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VEGA: Former SLO BURN Bassist Launches New Project

VEGA, the new Southern California-based quartet featuring former SLO BURN bassist Damon Garrison on guitar/vocals, are currently writing and recording material with a view towards scheduling several live shows in the near future. Joining Damon in the group's lineup are Ryon on lead guitar, Jamie (THE HELLIONS) on bass, and Gregor Saenz (EXCEL, THE DWARVES, ...

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BLACKMORE'S NIGHT to Guest On KCSN's 'Galactic Voyager' Radio Show

BLACKMORE'S NIGHT members Ritchie Blackmore (guitar, ex-DEEP PURPLE, RAINBOW) and fiancée Candice Night (vocals) will be interviewed on the "Galactic Voyager" radio show on KCSN 88.5 FM in the Los Angeles area on Tuesday, January 25 beginning at 9:00 p.m. BLACKMORE'S NIGHT recently released a compilation CD, "Beyond the Sunset - The Romantic Collection", which ...

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