DEEP PURPLE Singer Comments On Upcoming CD

DEEP PURPLE singer Ian Gillan has commented via his official web site on the group's recently-completed new album. The as-yet-untitled effort was produced by KID ROCK producer Michael Bradford and is tentatively due on Aug. 1. "The album is finished," Gillan wrote. "I think it sounds great, but my viewpoint is what you might call ...

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WHITESNAKE: European Tour Dates Released

WHITESNAKE have released the complete schedule for their upcoming European tour. Confirmed dates are as follows: May 08 – Ipswich, UK @ Ipswich Regent May 12 – Brighton, UK @ Brighton Centre May 13 – Bournemouth, UK @ BIC May 15 – Manchester, UK @ Evening News Arena May 16 – Birmingham, UK @ NEC ...

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COLD: New Single Posted Online

COLD's new single, "Stupid Girl", has been posted online at this location. "Stupid Girl" was co-written by WEEZER frontman Rivers Cuomo, who also sings background vocals on the song. The track comes off the group's forthcoming album, "Year Of The Spider", due on April 29 through Geffen Records. ...

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GARDENIAN Announce New Lineup, Begin Work On Fourth Album

Sweden's GARDENIAN have resurfaced after a lengthy, self-imposed hiatus and have announced details of a new lineup and album. Joining guitarist Niklas Engelin and drummer Thim Blom in the group's latest incarnation are TIME REQUIEM singer Apollo Papathanasio and former GOOSEFLESH bassist Robert Hakemo. Kriss Albertsson, who previously played bass in the group, remains a ...

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SEPULTURA Record Song For Brazilian Soundtrack

SEPULTURA have contributed a song for the soundtrack to the upcoming Brazilian movie "Lisbela e o Prisioneiro". The track, a new version of Zé Ramalho's "Dança das Borboletas", was laid down during the recording sessions for the band's forthcoming album, due in late spring/early summer. "Lisbela e o Prisioneiro" marks the second time SEPULTURA have ...

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AEROSMITH's TYLER To Induct AC/DC Into ROCK 'N' ROLL HALL OF FAME

AC/DC will be inducted into the Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame by AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler. The 18th annual induction ceremony, which takes place March 10 at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York City, will also feature U2 inducting THE CLASH, NO DOUBT frontwoman Gwen Stefani representing THE POLICE, Billy Joel speaking for ...

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GRADE 8 Confirmed For OZZFEST 2003!

New Jersey's GRADE 8 have been officially confirmed as one of the second-stage acts at this year's edition of Ozzfest. As previously reported, artists believed to have secured spots on the main stage include KORN, MARILYN MANSON, and DISTURBED. Also confirmed for the second stage are KILLSWITCH ENGAGE. The complete lineup for the eighth installment ...

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HOOBASTANK Commence Work On Sophomore Album

HOOBASTANK are in Los Angeles writing material for their second album, due this summer on Island Records. The band plan to begin recording with producer Howard Benson (P.O.D., SEPULTURA, LESS THAN JAKE) in early March. The album will be the follow-up to their million-selling 2001 debut, which spawned the hit singles "Crawling in the Dark" ...

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