TRISTANIA Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

Norwegian metal band TRISTANIA are the latest act confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Summer Breeze festival, set to be held August 18-20 in Abtsgmünd, Germany. Also set to appear at the festival are IMPIOUS, KRISIUN, THE VISION BLEAK, SUIDAKRA, EKTOMORF, AMON AMARTH, MAROON, SYMPHORCE, BORN FROM PAIN, ENDSTILLE, LACRIMAS PROFUNDERE, DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER, ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE Members To Partake In MSN LIVE Online Chats

MÖTLEY CRÜE members Nikki Six, Mick Mars, Vince Neil and Tommy Lee will each be participating in an online chat on MSN Live in January. The guys are expected to talk about their upcoming tour and some of their infamous moments together as a band. The chat dates/times are as follows: Nikki Sixx - Tuesday, ...

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SEVEN WITCHES Guitarist Inks Endorsement Deal With BC RICH

New York metal guitar workhorse Jack Frost (SEVEN WITCHES, ex-SAVATAGE), who has appeared on more than twenty albums since he burst on to the metal scene in 1994 with his band FROSTBITE, has inked an endorsement deal with BC Rich. The list of musicians that Jack has had the pleasure to call fellow band members ...

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Former THE CROWN Frontman Launches New Band

Former THE CROWN frontman Johan Lindstrand has announced the formation of his brand new project, dubbed ONE MAN ARMY AND THE UNDEAD QUARTET. A posting by Johan at the group's newly launched web site reads as follows: "In these dark days when people are shooting metal icons in cold blood it may seem ...

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THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN Named MTV 'Advance Warning' Artist

THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN have been named one of MTV's December 2004 "Advance Warning" artists based on the strength of their new video. The video, for the song "Setting Fire to Sleeping Giants", made its world premiere on MTV2's "Headbanger's Ball" this past weekend and comes from DILLINGER's critically acclaimed new release, "Miss Machine". "Advance ...

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AEROSMITH Guitarist Grateful For Happy Family At Christmas

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that AEROSMITH has sold millions of albums and played in front of millions of fans, so lead guitarist Joe Perry has a different set of thrills in his life now. With the holiday season here, Perry told Launch that being the husband and father to a happy family is what ...

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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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