QUEENSRŸCHE Drummer And Singer Talk About Inspiration Behind 'Operation: Mindcrime II'

QUEENSRŸCHE drummer Scott Rockenfield and singer Geoff Tate spoke to 411Mania.com about the group's current tour and their forthcoming CD, the next chapter to the 1988 ground-breaking concept album, "Operation: Mindcrime", tentatively titled "Operation: Mindcrime II". Several excerpts from the interview follow: On the inspiration behind the upcoming "Operation: Mindcrime" sequel: Scott Rockenfield: ...

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BLAZE Manager Speaks Out

BLAZE manager Neil Marklew recently spoke to BlazeFans.com about the group's recent lineup changes and the band's future, among other topics. Several excerpts from the interview follow: BlazeFans.com: How would you describe the support SPV have given the band over the years? Neil Marklew: "Difficult one this. In the beginning they were very ...

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ACCEPT Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Legendary metal band ACCEPT have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of Germany's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 4-6 in Wacken. The band's appearance at Wacken and Rock Hard Festival (on May 13-15 in Gelsenkirchen) will mark their only two performances in Germany next summer. ACCEPT's reunion lineup to celebrate the ...

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ROB ZOMBIE Offers Exclusive First Look At 'Bigfoot'

Rob Zombie's web site is currently offering "an exclusive first look" at "Bigfoot", the latest slice of devastating horror from the new masters of all things morbid — Zombie and one of the biggest names in horror comic books, Steve Niles. This is their second collaboration since forming Creep Entertainment International, the first being a ...

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BUTTONHOOK Enter Studio To Record New Album

BUTTONHOOK, the Atlanta-based band featuring former NEUROTICA guitarist Mike Gaudreau and ex-DEN OF THIEVES singer Roman Carson, will enter the studio on November 1 to begin recording their next full-length album. Producing the CD will be Jimmi Bleacher, former singer of Geffen recording artists SALTY DOG. An early 2005 release through an as-yet-undetermined label is ...

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FATAL SMILE Schedule Showcase Gig In Stockholm

Swedish "traditional" heard rock/heavy metal band FATAL SMILE will play a special showcase gig at the Kool Kat Club in Stockholm on December 3. The group's set list for the show will consist almost entirely of songs from their upcoming album, "Neo-Natural Freaks". As previously reported, the recording sessions for "Neo-Natural Freaks" took place at ...

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