ROB ROCK Announces Florida Gig

Former IMPELLITTERI frontman Rob Rock and his RAGE OF CREATION band will be performing at the Lost & Found nightclub in Longwood, Florida on Saturday, June 14. The gig will serve as a warm-up for the band's appearance at Bang Your Head festival in Balingen, Germany late next month. As previously reported, Rock's second solo ...

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SKYCLAD: London Show Cancelled!

Britain's SKYCLAD have been forced to bow out of their previously announced headlining appearance at the London Garage. "We are sorry to say that due to financial problems the promoters 'Chaos Promotions' have cancelled the show at London Garage on August 2," reads a message on the band's official web site. "Several other bands have ...

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P.O.D.: Energized And Reborn

P.O.D. are currently in the recording studio with producer Howard Benson, who worked on the band's last album, "Satellite", and their 1999 breakthrough LP, "The Fundamental Elements of Southtown". They've started laying down drum tracks for 17 new songs for an album that's scheduled to come out November 4. "We went into the studio with ...

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BLIND GUARDIAN: 'The Show Must Go On!'

BLIND GUARDIAN will once again be utilizing the services of RHAPSODY drummer Alex Holzwarth for their upcoming tour due to a tendon infection suffered by regular BG skinsman Thomas Stauch. "Unfortunately Thomen seems to have got the same problems with the nerves in his hand like he had before our South American tour last year," ...

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Former MEGADETH Guitarist To Appear At Musicians Institute

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman will be conducting an in-person Master Class and autograph session on Monday, May 12 at 1:00 p.m. at Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California. Friedman, who recently completed a special seminar tour of Japan, will issue for his new solo album, "Music For Speeding", on May 20 through Steve Vai's Favored ...

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VADER To Release New EP

Polish death metal veterans VADER will be releasing an EP in the fall that will contain the import EP "Reign Forever World" and an EP's worth of new material. The CD will have a special low list price of $9.98 and will be available through Metal Blade Records. ...

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SAMMY HAGAR To Perform At NYC Rally To Save Firehouses

Former VAN HALEN frontman Sammy Hagar will perform at a free lunchtime rally and concert to save firehouses at Battery Park in New York City on Monday, May 19. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has threatened to close eight NYC firehouses in order to save only $11 million dollars out of the massive $44 ...

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