ANTHRAX's SCOTT IAN: 'I'm Pumped!'

The following is a re-posting of the latest installment of ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian's regular online column, dubbed "Alpha Mail", as it appears on the group's official web site at www.anthrax.com: "Comrades, Like Charlie said the other day, rehearsal has been fun. Lots of stuff we haven't done in forever and......... "NO MEDLEY'S!!! ...

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PUSHED To Appear On ROCK 105.3

Southern California's PUSHED, the band featuring former TESTAMENT/SLAYER drummer Jon Dette and ex-TESTAMENT bassist Greg Christian, will be appearing on Rock 105.3's "The Jack and Norm Show" on Sunday, March 9 at 10:30 p.m. They will be "hanging out, having a beer and playing some songs" off their recently-released EP, "Iodine". PUSHED will also be ...

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BLAZE Confirm Pennsylvania In-Store Appearance

Britain's BLAZE, the band led by former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE frontman Blaze Bayley, will make an in-store appearance on Thursday, March 6 at Vyagra music store at 1619 West Washington Street in Allentown Pennsylvania. For more information, call (610) 433-7884. BLAZE will perform at the upcoming March Metal Meltdown V festival, set to take place Mar. ...

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NIKKI SIXX To VINCE NEIL: 'Have Some Class'

MÖTLEY CRÜE/BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION bassist Nikki Sixx has slammed CRÜE vocalist Vince Neil over the latter's insistence on performing a set list consisting primarily of CRÜE material during his solo appearances. "I'm embarrassed that CRÜE members tour and don't stand on there [sic] own musically," Sixx wrote in the "Rock'n'Roll Diary" section of CRÜE's official ...

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ICED EARTH To Enter Studio In April

ICED EARTH mainman Jon Schaffer has posted the following update to the band's official web site, www.icedearth.com: "We will begin recording around the first week of April. I am very happy with the way things are going. I've never felt so good and excited about a record before, this will really be a ...

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DUFF MCKAGAN: AXL's Band Is Not GUNS N' ROSES

Former GUNS N' ROSES bassist Duff McKagan and drummer Matt Sorum, who are playing together in an as-yet-unnamed band with fellow ex-GN'R alumni Slash (guitar) and Izzy Stradlin (guitar), recently spoke to Launch about the current GN'R lineup, led by sole original member Axl Rose. "It's not GUNS N' ROSES, you know? [Axl] should have ...

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