DREAM THEATER Begin Recording New Album

Progressive heavy rock giants DREAM THEATER are scheduled to enter a New York City studio on Monday (Nov. 1) to begin recording the follow-up to 2003's "Train of Thought". A spring/summer 2005 release through Elektra Records is expected. DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy played a set with classic East Coast thrashers OVERKILL on Friday (Oct. ...

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MEGADETH Mainman Comments On Split With Drummer NICK MENZA

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has commented on the group's split with drummer Nick Menza prior to the launch of their "Blackmail the Universe" North American tour last week. Writing to MEGADETH's official forum, Mustaine said, "In respect of all parties concerned, you included, this statement will be brief. Nick Menza and I parted ways because ...

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VINCE NEIL Schedules Charity Meet & Greet In Houston

In association with Vince Neil and the TJ Martell Foundation, ZRock is proud to present a ZRock Crue for the Cure event to benefit the Skylar Neil Memorial Foundation and the TJ Martell Foundation to help fund research and find a cure for leukemia, cancer and AIDS. ZRock Crue for the Cure enables rock fans ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Films Video For THE BEATLES Cover

The U.K.'s Mirror is reporting that OZZY OSBOURNE filmed the video to his Christmas single, a cover of THE BEATLES' "In My Life", on a bench in Battersea Park, London, accompanied by a "grumpy"-looking bulldog. Ozzy's version of "In My Life" will be included on his upcoming box set, "The Prince of Darkness". The 52-song ...

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SAXON: 'Beyond The Grave' Video Posted Online

SAXON's video for the track "Beyond the Grave" has been posted online at Launch.com. "Beyond the Grave" comes off the group's latest CD, "Lionheart", available now via SPV Records. The follow-up to 2001's "Killing Ground" features a guest appearance on drummer by Jörg Michael (STRATOVARIUS), who has since joined the group as the ...

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OPETH: 'Lamentations' DVD Reaches Gold Status In Canada

OPETH's live DVD, "Lamentations - Live At Shepherds Bush Empire", has reached gold status in Canada, according to a posting on the group's web site. As previously reported, OPETH frontman Mikael Åkerfeldt has started writing material for the group's next album, tentatively scheduled to be recorded sometime in the early spring of 2005. The band ...

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