Los Angeles Times: Hair Metal Lives On!

A recent article in the Los Angeles Times spotlighting the revival of 80s metal can be viewed online at this location. The story, originally published on October 3, focuses in part on the Los Angeles-based cover band METAL SHOP, which features in its ranks DAVE LEE ROTH drummer Ray Luzier and ex-FIGHT guitarist ...

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MASTERPLAN Launch Official Web Site

MASTERPLAN, the new band featuring ex-HELLOWEEN guitarist Roland Grapow, ex-HELLOWEEN drummer Uli Kusch and former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN singer Jorn Lande, have launched their official web site at this location. Currently, most sections of the site are still under construction, but it is expected that the site will be fully operational soon. Meanwhile, some ...

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CANDLEMASS To Issue Live Album

The reunited classic line-up of CANDLEMASS — vocalist Messiah Marcolin, bassist/founder Leif Edling, guitarist Mats "Mappe" Björkman, lead guitarist Lars Johansson and drummer Jan Lindh — will release a double live album, titled "Doomed For Live - Reunion 2002" at the end of this year or in early 2003 through GMR Music Group. The set ...

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NOCTURNAL RITES, WOLF To Support SAXON In Europe

Sweden's NOCTURNAL RITES and WOLF have been announced as the support acts on the forthcoming SAXON "Heavy Metal Thunder Tour 2003" headlining tour of Europe. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jan. 17 - Halle Gartlage – Osnabrück, GER Jan. 18 - 013 – Tilburg, NETH Jan. 19 - Turbinenhalle – Oberhausen, GER Jan. 20 - ...

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SINISSTAR Enter Period Of 'Transformation'

Los Angeles-based SINISSTAR have parted ways with guitarist China, drummer Sid and guitarist/back-up singer Breck and are in the process of finalizing a new lineup, to be unveiled shortly. "SINISSTAR is undergoing a period of TRANSFORMATION and EVOLUTION," reads a message on the band's official web site. "Among other things, this means the band's personnel ...

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DARK TRANQUILLITY Added To NILE Tour

Sweden's DARK TRANQUILLITY have replaced VOIVOD as the middle-slot act on the forthcoming North American tour headlined by NILE. Also appearing on the bill will be NAPALM DEATH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD and THE BERZERKER. Confirmed NILE, NAPALM DEATH, DARK TRANQUILLITY, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, THE BERZERKER dates are as follows: Jan. 17 – Fitzgeralds - Houston, ...

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CLUTCH Set Release Date For Live CD

CLUTCH have set November 8 as the release date for their forthcoming live album, "Live At The Googolplex", through the group's own River Road Records. The complete track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Who Wants to Rock? 02. Pure Rock Fury 03. Sea of Destruction 04. Immortal 05. Careful With That Mic ...

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MARIAH CAREY Covers DEF LEPPARD!

MARIAH CAREY has recorded a cover version of DEF LEPPARD's 1981 hit "Bringin' On the Heartbreak" for her upcoming release, "Charmbracelet", according to Fox News. "I know it sounds weird, and that it probably won't work, but guess what? At last night's [Oct. 22] listening party for Carey's new disk, this was one ...

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