JUDAS PRIEST To Release Retrospective Boxed Set

JUDAS PRIEST have announced plans to release a retrospective boxed set through Sony Music "probably around March 2004," according to a post on the band's web site. "At this time it has not been finally decided whether it will be a 3 CD or 4 CD box possibly including a DVD of some live footage. ...

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NIKKI SIXX: Walking Down Memory Lane

MÖTLEY CRÜE/BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION bassist Nikki Sixx has posted the following message to the "Rock'n'Roll Diary" section of CRÜE's official web site: "First, I'd like to say happy holidays to all rock 'n' roll fans across the planet..... "Xmas is upon us, but no rest for the wicked. One last dirty deed needed to be ...

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HUGHES TURNER PROJECT: European Tour Dates Announced

HUGHES TURNER PROJECT (HTP), the collaboration between former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH vocalist Glenn Hughes and ex-RAINBOW/DEEP PURPLE singer Joe Lynn Turner, have announced the details of their upcoming European tour in support of their recently released sophomore album, "II" (MTM Music). Confirmed dates are as follows: Mar. 04 – Barcelona, SPA @ Bikini Mar. 05 ...

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TIM OWENS Defends ICED EARTH Guitarist Against Detractors

Ex-JUDAS PRIEST singer Tim Owens recently spoke to Electric Basement about the experience of singing for the veteran British heavy metal band and his decision to join ICED EARTH as the replacement for Matt Barlow. Asked about ICED EARTH mainman Jon Schaffer's reputation as someone who can be extremely difficult to work with, Owens said, ...

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POLTERCHRIST Sign With SEASON OF MIST RECORDS

Pennsylvania-based death metallers POLTERCHRIST have signed a deal with France's Season of Mist Records. Drummer Brian Deal commented, "We are ecstatic about the signing. We have been sweating our blood into POLTERCHRIST for many years. It feels great. Our only goal has been to get our music out to the entire world. We're thrilled that ...

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UFO: New Album Artwork Posted Online

UFO have posted the cover art for their new album, "You Are Here", at this location. The group's first effort to feature new guitarist Vinnie Moore, "You Are Here" was recorded near Hannover, Germany with producer Tommy Newton (HELLOWEEN, CONCEPTION, VICTORY, ELEGY, ARK, TEN) and is due in Europe on February 16, 2004 ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND Apologizes To SYMPHONY X Fans

DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND mainman Devin Townsend (also of STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) has issued the following statement regarding various "incidents" that occurred during the group's North American tour with SYMPHONY X: "SYMPHONY X fans, I was childish and stupid in the way I treated the symphony x audience. I am sorry for acting so immature, and ...

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