Former WHITESNAKE Guitarist To Rock For Charity

Former WHITESNAKE/current M3 guitarist Bernie Marsden and a host of musical friends will entertain 400 people or more in aid of both Cancer Research and The National Kidney Research Fund on September 10 in Tingewick, England. The event now has a special web site, www.partyinthepaddock.co.uk, and anyone interested can book tickets or make donations. In ...

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KISS To Tape Mexico Show For DVD Release

KISS have announced that they will tape an additional concert this month on their summer Rock the Nation tour for a forthcoming DVD release, according to the Associated Press. In a conference call Tuesday (August 3) from Palm Beach, Fla., singer Paul Stanley said the band would tape their August 17 show in Mexico City. ...

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KISS: Tampa And Pensacola Shows Cancelled

The KISS/POISON concerts postponed from Saturday, July 31 and Sunday, August 1 in Tampa and Pensacola, respectively, have been cancelled. "Due to commitments with tour routing we were unable to reschedule this date," reads a posting on KISS' web site. "Patrons holding tickets for this performance can receive refunds at point of purchase. Online and ...

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GATES OF METAL Festival: Photos Posted Online

Around 100 photos taken at this year's Gates of Metal festival on July 31 in Hultsfred, Sweden have been posted online at the MetalHeart.se web site. Among the bands that performed at the festival were MORBID ANGEL, WITHIN TEMPTATION, FINNTROLL, STRATOVARIUS, SODOM, MESHUGGAH, SONATA ARCTICA and DRAGONFORCE. To view all the photos, click

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PARAGON Name New CD

German power metallers PARAGON have set "Revenge" as the title of their upcoming album, tentatively due in early 2005 through Remedy Records. The follow-up to last year's "The Dark Legacy" will be recorded at Karo Studio beginning in mid-August. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Assassins", "Before The Storm", "Revenge", "Impaler" and "Traitor". ...

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TO/DIE/FOR To Begin Recording New Album

Finnish goth-metallers TO/DIE/FOR are expected to enter Sonicimage studios in Kouvola, Finland soon to begin recording their new album, tentatively due in early 2005 through Spinefarm Records. The current TO/DIE/FOR lineup once again features vocalist Jape Perätalo, who allegedly decided to reclaim the T/D/F name for his TIAGA project after being offered a record deal ...

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CROWBAR Sign With CANDLELIGHT RECORDS

New Orleans sludge-meisters CROWBAR have signed a worldwide deal with Candlelight Records. The group's new album, "Life's Blood For The Downtrodden", is expected to see a February 8, 2005 Stateside release date. Final studio work on the album, produced by the working team of Warren Riker (DOWN) and Rex Brown (PANTERA, DOWN), is planned in ...

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TNT Part Ways With Bassist MORTY BLACK

TNT have amicably parted ways with bassist Morty Black due to "personal and professional" differences, according to published reports. Black's official statement on the matter reads as follows: "Dear fans and music lovers! I want to use this opportunity to thank all of you a lot for supporting TNT and me these 21 years I’ve ...

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