U.D.O. Announce New Drummer

U.D.O., the German band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, have announced the addition of drummer Francesco Jovino to the group's ranks. Jovino joins the band as the permanent replacement for Lorenzo Milani, who left the group for "personal reasons," according to a posting on U.D.O.'s web site. Jovino has already completed a Scandinavian ...

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GLENN HUGHES Signs U.S. Deal With SANCTUARY RECORDS

Legendary rock singer Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK SABBATH) has inked a U.S. deal with Sanctuary Records for the release of his latest solo album, "Soul Mover". Hughes will be issuing "Soul Mover" in Europe on January 24 via Frontiers Records. "Soul Mover" was recorded live at Sound Image Studios in Los Angeles in the ...

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DIO Members To Appear At NAMM

The members of DIO will be making several appearances at the NAMM convention held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA this year. The entire band will be appearing on Friday, January 21 at the Dean Markley booth from 1-2pm, and then at Peavey from 2-3pm. On Saturday, January 22, guitarist Craig Goldy will ...

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DIMMU BORGIR's HESTNAES To Sing For ARCTURUS At London Gig

Several sources are reporting that Simen Hestnaes (a.k.a. ICS Vortex, DIMMU BORGIR, ex-BORKNAGAR, LAMENTED SOULS) will be singing for ARCTURUS at the Inferno Festival kick-off event at the Underworld in London on January 27. It is not presently clear if Hestnaes' involvement with ARCTURUS will continue beyond this gig. Hestnaes had previously performed vocals on ...

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Former AC/DC Drummer To Play With AC/DC Tribute Band In Hollywood

Former AC/DC drummer Chris Slade will perform a set of AC/DC covers with RAZOR'S EDGE, an AC/DC tribute band also featuring vocalist Joe Leste (BEAUTIFUL CREATURES, BANG TANGO), Brent Woods (VINCE NEIL), Anthony Focx (BEAUTIFUL CREATURES) and Muddy (L.A. GUNS, GILBY CLARKE), on Thursday, January 13 at Club Vodka's Pink Pussycat in Hollywood, California. Also ...

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ELVENKING Confirmed For Germany's DONG OPEN AIR Festival

Italian folk/power metal band ELVENKING have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of Dong Open Air festival, set to take place July 15-16 in Neukirchen-Vluyn, near Krefeld, Germany. Also set to appear are German thrashers DELIRIOUS. The Dong crew is still looking for high quality "underground" metal, rock and folk bands from Germany and neighboring ...

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STATIC-X Bassist To Play With SKUMLOVE

Tony Campos (STATIC-X, ASESINO) will be playing bass for SKUMLOVE during their appearance at The Roxy in Hollywood on February 14. SKUMLOVE will be debuting new songs and a new drummer, BT, at the "Valentine Day Massacre" show, which will also include an appearance by THE DREAMING (featuring former STABBING WESTWARD frontman Chris Hall). SKUMLOVE ...

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