JEFF PILSON Completes Work On New WAR AND PEACE CD

Former DOKKEN bassist Jeff Pilson has posted the following message to his official web site: "Basically the last several weeks have been spent finishing up the WAR AND PEACE record, and I just turned the demo version in to management this morning. I ended up playing guitar solos (which is such fun for me!), and ...

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HEIR APPARENT Announce New Singer (Again)

Seattle's HEIR APPARENT have acquired yet another new singer, ex-INNER RESONANCE vocalist Peter Orullian (www.orullian.com). The group's last frontman, former ETHERIA singer Mike Blair, joined the band in February as a replacement for Bryan Hagan. At the time, the group praised Blair's contributions, saying that they were "very enthusiastic about [their] new potential with Mike ...

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DEPSWA, GRADE 8 Off OZZFEST?

DEPSWA and GRADE 8 are both rumored to have dropped off this year's Ozzfest after their tour support was pulled by Geffen and Lava/Atlantic Records, respectively. DEPSWA's debut album, "Two Angels and a Dream" has sold 9,060 copies to date in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, while GRADE 8's self-titled CD has shifted 9,840 ...

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Review: DEF LEPPARD's Candied Metal For Masses

Ben Rayner of the Toronto Star reviewed DEF LEPPARD's performance at the Molson Amphitheatre Tuesday night (August 12). "Holding triumphant court before roughly 10,000 loyal fans — an aging crew fond of cellphone pouches, denim shirts and gratuitous breast implants — at the Molson Amphitheatre last night, DEF LEPPARD in 2003 sounded remarkably similar to ...

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MARDUK Reunited With Former Vocalist At German Festival

Sweden's MARDUK were reunited on stage with former vocalist Joakim Göthberg during their appearance at the Party.San Open Air festival in Germany on Saturday (August 9). Joakim performed a duet with current MARDUK frontman Legion on the track "The Black" in what marked Göthberg's first appearance with the band since February 1995. The surprise pairing ...

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THE WILDHEARTS: New Song Posted Online

A one-minute clip of the new THE WILDHEARTS track titled "Nexus Icon" has been posted online at this location. "Nexus Icon" comes off the group's forthcoming album, "The Wildhearts Must Be Destroyed", due on August 26. As previously reported, THE WILDHEARTS mainman Ginger will embark on a solo acoustic tour in September. Confirmed ...

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CAMP FREDDY To Perform At LOLLAPALOOZA In Los Angeles

CAMP FREDDY, the Los Angeles-based "jam" band consisting of JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro, former THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar), ex-GUNS N' ROSES/THE CULT drummer Matt Sorum, bassist Scott Ford, and vocalist Donovan Leitch (the son of 1960s U.K. folk-rock icon Donovan), will perform on the second stage at the Los Angeles ...

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EDGUY Replace HAMMERFALL At England's BLOODSTOCK Festival

German melodic metallers EDGUY have replaced HAMMERFALL on the bill of this year's Bloodstock Festival, a two-day event set to take place Aug. 29-30, 2003 at the Assembly Rooms in Derby, U.K. As previously reported, HAMMERFALL were forced to cancel their appearance at the festival after guitarist Oscar Dronjak sustained a multiple fracture in his ...

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