VELVET REVOLVER Label Bidding Down To Three Finalists

Hits Daily Double is reporting that the label bidding "war" over VELVET REVOLVER, the new band featuring GUNS N' ROSES alumni Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum, David Kushner of SUICIDAL TENDENCIES and former STONE TEMPLE PILOTS frontman Scott Weiland, has been narrowed down to the following three finalists: Arista, Elektra and Warner Bros. The ...

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SAMMY HAGAR/LYNYRD SKYNYRD Dates Canceled

The last five dates of the SAMMY HAGAR/LYNYRD SKYNYRD co-headlining tour were canceled when SKYNYRD's lead guitarist, Gary Rossington, who had open-heart surgery in February, was told by doctors to immediately drop off the trek in order to combat medical fatigue. Ticket holders for the scrapped shows — between August 1 in Pelham, Alabama, and ...

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SEPULTURA Set American Release Date For 'Roorback'

Brazil's SEPULTURA have set an August 26 American release date through SPV Records for their latest CD, "Roorback". The follow-up to 2001's "Nation" was recorded and mixed by producer Steve Evetts (SNAPCASE, EARTH CRISIS) at Mosh Studios in São Paulo, Brazil, and was released in Europe in May through SPV. Two versions of "Roorback" will ...

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ACE FREHLEY Says He's Fine Without KISS

Former KISS guitarist Ace Frehley recently spoke to Billboard magazine about his decision to sit out the band's co-headlining trek with AEROSMITH. "When I finished the [KISS Farewell] tour, [Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons] told me that was it," Frehley said. "So I'm not gonna sit around and twiddle my thumbs. I started preparing, before ...

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NY Post: IRON MAIDEN Ruffle Feathers At New York Restaurant

The following item was published it today's edition of The New York Post: "Just because heavy metal masters IRON MAIDEN are old and gray doesn't mean they can't create some old-school rock 'n' roll mayhem. The long-maned metallers made headlines last week when drummer Michael 'Nicko' McBrain allegedly got mad at a Jones Beach parking ...

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RUNEMAGICK Split With Guitarist

Swedish "dark death metal" act RUNEMAGICK have parted ways with second guitarist Tomas Eriksson (ex-INTOXICATE, GROTESQUE, VALEDICTORY). "Tomas has decided to leave RUNEMAGICK, maybe just for a while or forever... He feels that he must quit everything to gather new inspiration and try to get the feeling back. We wish him all the best and ...

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TAROT Secure European, Canadian Deal For New Album

Finland's TAROT, the group led by NIGHTWISH/ex-SINERGY bassist Marco Hietala, have secured a European and Canadian deal for their latest CD, "Suffer Our Pleasures". The album, which debuted at No. 10 on the Finnish album chart upon its release in May, will be released in the following territories on September 1: Canada (Universal) England (Universal) ...

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