HAMMERFALL Guitarist Checks In From South America

HAMMERFALL guitarist Oscar Dronjak recently checked in from the group's South American tour via the following posting to the band's official web site: "Just checking in from the road in South America. What a fantastic time we are having here! We are enjoying our first day off today, in Rio de Janeiro. I've had off ...

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TNT Comment On Reunion, Upcoming Plans

Reunited hard rockers TNT, whose recently-released "Best Of" collection, titled "The Big Bang — The Essential Collection" (Universal), was just certified gold in Norway, have commented on the band's reformation and upcoming album, tentatively due in September through MTM Music. Tony Harnell (vocals): "It feels great to be back writing with Ronni and recording with ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION: New Single To Go For Radio Adds

JANE'S ADDICTION's new single, "Just Because", is set to go for radio adds on June 3. "Just Because" comes off the band's new album, "Strays" (formerly "Hypersonic"), which is due on July 22 through Capitol Records. The group's first new studio release since 1990's "Ritual de lo Habitual", "Strays" was produced by Bob Ezrin (PINK ...

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NOTHINGFACE Cancel Headlining Dates

NOTHINGFACE have cancelled the remaining dates of their headlining tour in order to rest up for the group's upcoming appearance at Ozzfest 2003. "[Vocalist] Matt [Holt] has been battling throat problems since the beginning of the tour including a 10-day fight with bronchitis," reads the band's statement regarding the cancellation. "The last night of the ...

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AC/DC Honored For 'Outstanding Service' At Australia's APRA Awards

AC/DC members Angus and Malcolm Young, along with late frontman Bon Scott, were honored with the Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Service To Australian Music at this year's APRA (Australasian Performing Right Association Limited) Awards, held at Sydney's Four Seasons Hotel on Monday (May 19). Speaking in a recorded message from London, Malcolm paid special ...

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OPETH To Perform On Sweden's Channel 4

OPETH will perform two tracks from their latest CD, "Damnation", during a morning-show appearance on Sweden's Channel 4 (TV4) on Wednesday, May 28. OPETH are currently finishing up a month-long U.S. tour with LACUNA COIL. They are scheduled to appear at The Quest in Minneapolis, Minnesota Tuesday night (May 20). ...

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AEROSMITH's TYLER: 'Good Music Is Like Good Sex'

The Boston Herald reports that AEROSMITH guitarist Joe Perry took a break from recording the group's latest — a blues record due out in September — to throw a private party Saturday night at the House of Blues in Cambridge. The event, to introduce Gibson Guitar's new "Joe Perry Signature" ax, was packed with Perry's ...

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