Report: More Details Emerge About Night Of RUSH Guitarist's Arrest

John Henderson of the Naples Daily News is reporting that Freddy Cole, the 71-year-old younger brother of the late, legendary performer Nat King Cole, was hired to play the $650-a-couple, black-tie Ritz-Carlton Naples New Year's Eve's bash, where a dispute began between RUSH guitarist Alex Lifeson (a.k.a. Alex Zivojinovich) and Collier County Sheriff's deputies. Cole ...

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DOPE Postpone More Shows

DOPE have been forced to postpone three more shows as a result of their tour bus breaking down. As previously reported on the group's official web site, "the band's tour bus, en route from North Carolina to pick them up, suffered from mechanical failures, leaving the band stranded at home in Chicago until a replacement ...

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SCORPIONS Announce New Bassist

Veteran German hard rockers SCORPIONS have announced the addition of Polish bassist Pawel Maciwoda (SECTION 31, URBANATOR) to the group's ranks. "As you may know, on January 12th we will appear on the TV show '20 years of RTL'," the band write on their web site. "It is not only the first performance of the ...

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Former MEGADETH Guitarist Working On New Music

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman is currently in the studio writing his own new music, as well as new music with Japanese songwriters Tamada and Takada (who penned the latest AIKAWA NANASE single, "Ai No Uta"). Says Marty, "The three of us have a great vibe and these tunes are exactly what I have been ...

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JACOBS DREAM Add New Vocalist, New Soundclip Posted Online

Columbus, Ohio's JACOBS DREAM have announced the addition of vocalist Chaz Bond to the group's ranks. "Chaz comes from the hardcore/melodic metal band BIOGENESIS," the group write on their web site. "Chaz will remain a member of both bands." JACOBS DREAM are currently preparing to enter the studio to begin recording the follow-up to 2001's ...

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DIONYSUS: New Album Details Revealed

DIONYSUS, the Swedish/German melodic power metal act featuring the voice behind guitarist Luca Turilli's (RHAPSODY) solo work, Olaf Hayer, and ex-SINERGY drummer Ronny Milianowicz, have revealed the details of their sophomore album, "Anima Mundi" (Latin for "The Soul of the World"), due on January 19 through AFM Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Sign Of Truth" ...

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EXODUS Guitarist GARY HOLT: 'I Hate Politicians'

EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt recently answered a fan question on the band's official forum regarding the lyrical inspiration for the lead-off track on the group's upcoming CD, "Tempo of the Damned". Asked if the song, titled "Scar Spangled Banner", was a "putdown on America," Gary said, "First let me say that I'm a proud American, ...

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ENFORSAKEN: New Album To Surface In Late March

Arlington Heights, Illinois-based death metallers ENFORSAKEN have pushed back the U.S. release date of their sophomore album, "The Forever Endeavor", to March 23 through Century Media/Olympic Records. The album will be available internationally one day earlier. "The Forever Endeavor" was mastered at the end of last year by James Murphy (DISINCARNATE, DEATH, TESTAMENT, OBITUARY), who ...

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