Report: HENDRIX Estate Sued by British Indie

The U.K.-based independent record label Purple Haze Records has taken action against the lawyers of the Jimi Hendrix company Experience Hendrix LLC and the company itself for malicious interference with a third-party contract, according to Australia's Undercover News. Purple Haze Records, who recently released a CD of a 1966 Jimi Hendrix concert in Stockholm, claim ...

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BILLY SHEEHAN Schedules Bass Clinics

Legendary bassist Billy Sheehan (DAVE LEE ROTH, MR. BIG, TALAS) has lined up a bunch of bass clinics (instructional seminars) in Southeast Asia in February. "I'm taking a break from my recording to do these, but I'll be right back to finishing my second solo CD, a new NIACIN CD, and much more when I ...

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MONSTER MAGNET, SKID ROW Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

MONSTER MAGNET and SKID ROW have been confirmed for this year's installment of Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 10-12 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows (in alphabetical order): ABRAMIS BRAMA APRIL WINE ASTRAL DOORS BRAINSTORM CAGE CARNAL FORGE CHILDREN OF ...

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Former IRONFIRE Members Bounce Back With BLINDED BY FEAR

BLINDED BY FEAR, the new Danish band featuring former members of IRONFIRE, have launched their official web site at this location. The group, whose lineup consists of vocalist Niels Toft (ex-MORFEUS), guitarist Jose Cruz (ex-IRONFIRE, #213), guitarist Jeff Lukka, bassist Jakob Lundgaard Lykkebo (ex-IRONFIRE), and drummer Steve Mason (ex-IRONFIRE), have posted eight sound ...

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THUNDERSTONE: New Video Available For Download

Finnish melodic power metallers THUNDERSTONE have posted the video for their track "Until We Touch The Burning Sun" at this location (Windows Media format). "Until We Touch The Burning Sun" comes off THUNDERSTONE's sophomore album, "The Burning", which entered the Finnish Album chart at position No. 17 upon its release last month. It ...

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KROKUS: Live Album Enters Swiss Chart At No. 6

KROKUS' brand-new double live album, "Fire & Gasoline", has entered the Swiss national charts at position No. 6. "Fire & Gasoline" was recorded live last summer in Sweden as well as in Switzerland (Herisau, Zuchwil and Zurich) during the band's "Rock The Block Tour". The set, which features the greatest hits from a career which ...

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AFTER FOREVER Confirmed For Holland's PINKPOP Festival

Dutch gothic/atmospheric doom metal group AFTER FOREVER have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Pinkpop festival, set to be held May 29-31 in Landgraaf, Holland. Also scheduled to appear are PIXIES and STARSAILOR, with more acts to be announced soon. As previously reported, AFTER FOREVER have set "Invisible Circles" as the title for ...

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FLESHGRIND To Play Indonesia

Illinois-based death metallers FLESHGRIND will perform a one-off concert in Bandung, Indonesia on August 1. "This is a first for FLESHGRIND, as we've never been in that area of the world before!" the band write on their web site. "Of course we are totally psyched and eager to actually perform on literally the other side ...

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CORETEZ Part Ways With Guitarist, Seek Replacement

CORETEZ, the new group featuring former ILL NINO members Roger Vasquez (vocals) and Marc Rizzo (guitar, also in SOULFLY), have posted the following update on their official web site: "Wow, it's been a while since an update. Please forgive us. I know that a lot of you are wondering what the hell has been going ...

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CRYSTAL EYES Welcome Addition To Family

Congratulations are in order for CRYSTAL EYES guitarist Jonathan Nyberg and his girlfriend Marika, who welcomed a son this past Sunday (Feb. 1). The "little rocker" has been named Ville, according to a posting on the band's web site. CRYSTAL EYES' third full-length album, "Vengeance Descending", was released last May through DMP Sweden Records. The ...

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