GREAT WHITE Called Before Rhode Island Grand Jury

The surviving members of GREAT WHITE have been subpoenaed to appear for questioning before a Rhode Island grand jury, according to CNN. Criminal charges may be filed in connection with the band's pyrotechnic fire disaster that killed 97 people, including guitarist Ty Longley, during a performance last Thursday at the Station club in West Warwick, ...

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SUSPERIA: 'In Heavy Negotiations'

Norway's SUSPERIA "are in heavy negotiations with [record company] partners in Europe and USA to decide on the future of the band," according to the group's official web site (www.susperia.net). "As you all know the [upcoming] album is 90% finished still completing the lyrical part, and it is just about ready to be ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE To Embark On Canadian Tour

OZZY OSBOURNE is set to embark on a Canadian tour in June. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jun. 01 - Vancouver, BC - GM Place Jun. 04 - Calgary, AB - Saddledome Jun. 06 - Edmonton, AB - Skyreach Centre Jun. 08 - Winnipeg, MB Arena - Winnipeg Jun. 11 - Toronto, ON - Air ...

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RAUNCHY In Pre-Production For Sophomore CD

Denmark's RAUNCHY started pre-production for their sophomore album at singer Lars Vognstrup's home studio this past weekend. According to the band, "We completed one song and have 8 more tracks to go which we plan to record within the next few months." Pictures from the session can be seen here. The follow-up to ...

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SILENCER Add New Guitarist

Colorado's SILENCER have announced the addition of guitarist Dan Lynn to the group's ranks. Lynn joins the band as a replacement for Ritchie Wilkison (ANGEL DUST, DEMONS & WIZARDS), who left the group last October. "Dan proved his ability during his live fill-in appearances and subsequent rehearsals starting back in November 2002, and the band ...

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Judge Rules In Singer's Favor In Battle Over SAXON Name

The legal battle over the SAXON band name between the group's current vocalist Biff Byford and fellow original members Graham Oliver and Steve Dawson appears to be over. The following is a statement issued by Byford earlier today: "Today in London at the High Court in the Strand, in a landmark decision for the music ...

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VOIVOD Added To OZZFEST 2003!

Long-running Canadian metallers VOIVOD — who currently feature in their ranks former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted — have secured a slot on the second stage at this year's Ozzfest. An official press release is expected shortly. VOIVOD's self-titled CD is due on March through Newsted's Chophouse label in association with Surfdog Records. A month-long headlining ...

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