AEROSMITH Frontman Endorses Japanese Robot Tournament

Engadget, a web magazine with "obsessive daily coverage of everything new in gadgets and consumer electronics," reports: "Japan's ROBO-ONE tournament, a yearly fixture in which a multitude of amateur robot developers gather together their creations and have them beat one another up, gained an unwitting and unusual supporter this year: AEROSMITH's Steven Tyler. ...

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Record Label: MUDVAYNE To Headline 'Headbanger's Ball' Tour

MUDVAYNE may headline the next "Headbanger's Ball" tour, tentatively planned for this fall, a representative at the band's record label has confirmed to Launch Radio Networks. The trek is expected to be confirmed within the next two weeks, with dates and cities to follow shortly afterward. The first news of the tour came from Dani ...

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MELIAH RAGE To Release New Album This Month

Screaming Ferret Wreckords has set an August 24 release date for the new MELIAH RAGE album, "Barely Human". A major North American tour will follow. Guitarists Anthony Nichols and Jim Koury, and bass guitarist Jesse Johnson, all original members, are joined by new vocalist Paul Souza and drummer Barry Spillberg (formerly of WARGASM) on "Barely ...

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DAVID VINCENT Rejoins MORBID ANGEL

Bassist/vocalist David Vincent will be rejoining MORBID ANGEL for their rescheduled tour of South America following the departure — for the second, and apparently final, time — of the group's most recent frontman Steve Tucker. "MORBID ANGEL and World Management would like to thank Steve Tucker for his contribution on several MORBID ANGEL records as ...

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JANI LANE Off 'Bad Boys Of Metal' Tour?

Former WARRANT singer Jani Lane has reportedly dropped off the "Bad Boys of Metal" tour after missing a scheduled appearance at The Downtown in Farmingdale, NY Wednesday night (August 11). According to a fan posting at the Metal Sludge message board, "Nobody addressed the issue until [ex-QUIET RIOT singer] Kevin DuBrow hit the ...

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ANVIL: 'Back To Basics' Gets A U.S. Release Date

Screaming Ferret Wreckords has set an August 24 U.S. release date for the new ANVIL album, "Back to Basics". The follow-up to 2002's "Still Going Strong", "Back To Basics" was recorded with producer Pierre Rémillard at his studio in Quebec and features artwork by Christoph Schinzel (a.k.a. Stripe) of ARTWÖRKS – GraphikDesignLayout. The initial run ...

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