150,000 Tickets Sold For Toronto's SARS Benefit

The Molson Canadian Rocks for Toronto concert — featuring AC/DC and RUSH, among others — sold a record 150,000 tickets in its first day of sales, according to Billboard.com. The event's main sponsor, Molson Canadian, also said that sales to U.S. fans for the July 30 concert at Downsview Park were "well ahead of expectations." ...

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'Headbanger' Added To Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary

The word "headbanger" — defined as both a hard rock musician and a fan — is one of the latest additions to the Collegiate Dictionary from the folks at Merriam-Webster, according to CNN.com. The 11th edition, available in bookstores Tuesday, includes 10,000 new words and more than 100,000 new meanings and revisions among its 225,000 ...

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SUFFOCATION To Embark On Mini-Tour In August

Legendary New York death metallers SUFFOCATION will do a limited run of dates in August. Although nothing has yet been confirmed, DEEDS OF FLESH are strongly rumored to have landed the support slot for the tour. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon. ...

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SEVERE TORTURE Acquire Second Guitarist

Dutch death metal outfit SEVERE TORTURE have acquired a second guitarist: BLO.TORCH axeman Marvin Vriesde. "We met him during the CANNIBAL CORPSE tour last year were he played (guest) guitar for DEW-SCENTED," the band write on their official web site. "Currently we are writing stuff for the upcoming album based on 2 guitars and it ...

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DARKSEED Part Ways With Singer, Announce Replacement

Germany's DARKSEED have parted ways with vocalist Stefan Hertrich and have replaced him with Christoph Puhr-Westerheide (MISLEAD). Stefan's official statement regarding his departure reads as follows: "Hi all! "Many people have demanded a clear statement explaining why I left the band DARKSEED, the band I formed 11 years ago. The band originally comes from Munich, ...

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IRON MAIDEN: ROSKILDE Set To Be Webcast

An uncut audio recording of IRON MAIDEN's performance at this year's Roskilde Festival, taped a few days ago in Roskilde, Denmark, will be broadcast this Sunday, July 6, between 8:00 and 10:00 p.m. on the "Stahlwerk" show on Radio Fritz in Germany. Listen to it online at this location. For more information on ...

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MANDYLION: Video Posted Online

Norway's MANDYLION, the new band featuring former members of SACRALIS, OLD MAN'S CHILD, PECCATUM and DIMENSION F3H, have posted a video for the track "Nina" via their official web site at this location. "Nina" comes off the group's latest demo recording, "Exorcise", which can also be downloaded in its entirety from the group's ...

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GREAT WHITE's Charitable U.S. Tour Is A No-Go

The proposed nationwide tour featuring GREAT WHITE, L.A. GUNS and XYZ to raise money for families of the victims of the Rhode Island tragedy has been canceled. The trek, which was to cover 55 cities, was called off due to the bands' inability to get proper insurance for the tour. Explained L.A. GUNS bassist Adam ...

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