HEATHEN To Enter Studio In January

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers HEATHEN are scheduled to enter the studio in January to begin recording their new full-length album. An early spring release through an as-yet-undetermined label is expected. HEATHEN are currently in the process of booking a tour for 2005. Those interested in booking HEATHEN in 2005 can contact management at ...

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EDDIE VAN HALEN And PEAVEY End Long-Term Partnership

Peavey, the world-famous musical instrument manufacturer, has announced that it has parted with Edward Van Halen after a 13-year partnership. Peavey collaborated with the guitarist on his signature-model Peavey Wolfgang Series electric guitars and Peavey 5150 Series amplifiers. According to the company, Van Halen retains the rights to the names 5150 and Wolfgang, as well ...

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APOCALYPTICA To Support RAMMSTEIN In Europe

Finnish cello-rockers APOCALYPTICA will support German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN at the following European dates in February: Feb. 01 – Erfurt (GER) — Messehalle Feb. 03 - London (UK) — Brixton Feb. 04 - London (UK) — Brixton Feb. 05 - London (UK) — Brixton Feb. 06 - Manchester (UK) — Men Feb. 07 - Nottingham ...

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HEVEIN To Record Pre-Production Demo In January

Finnish melodic thrashers HEVEIN will enter the studio in February 2005 to record a new single. The recording sessions for the band's new album will commence in the spring. An update from the band's official web site on the songwriting sessions for the upcoming CD follows: "January 15th will be the date when we enter ...

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VELVET REVOLVER Guitarist SLASH Says Kids Make Christmas Special

VELVET REVOLVER guitarist Slash says that while almost everybody loves Christmas, including himself, having two small children gives the holiday a whole new meaning for him. "It seems to make a lot more sense, when you're doing the Christmas trees and the lights and all the stuff that goes along with the Christmas spirit, when ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE To Ring In New Year On 'Tonight Show'

ABC ePrep is reporting that MÖTLEY CRÜE will help ring in the New Year on the Dec. 31 installment of "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno". The band will perform on the show, and they're scheduled to make a special announcement during their appearance. The show will feature comedian Tom Green live from Times Square, ...

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THY MAJESTIE: European Tour Dates Announced

Italy's THY MAJESTIE have scheduled the following dates in February/March: Feb. 25-27 - Elements of Rock festival - SWI Mar. 04 - Fear Dark festival - Alter Gasometer, Zwickau, GER Mar. 05 - Fear Dark festival - Dei Kei, Ede, NETH Mar. 06 - Fear Dark festival - Hedon, Zwolle, NETH As previously reported, THY ...

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