IRON MAIDEN, JUDAS PRIEST To Tour South America?

Argentinian rock DJ Gustavo Olmedo of Rock & Pop 95.9 FM (web site) has reportedly announced that IRON MAIDEN will hit South America in March/April with special guests JUDAS PRIEST. According to the DJ, the two bands will play a massive concert at the River Plate stadium in Buenos Aires (capacity: 80,000) and ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE: 'Loud As F@*k' Track Listing Revealed

The complete track listing has surfaced for "Loud As F@*k", a two-disc anthology of MÖTLEY CRÜE's greatest tracks plus 10 of their finest promo videos on DVD. The package, which has been has been developed by UMI with the help of former Kerrang! editor Dante Bonutto and MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx, is due in ...

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Taiwanese Black Metal Band CHTHONIC Put Spin On The Country's Past

The controversial Taiwanese black metal band CHTHONIC have been criticized for mixing politics and music, and have even been prevented from performing in China after being labeled as "pro-independence musicians." They extolled the virtues of Na Tao Ji, a tragic heroine of Taiwanese folklore, by singing her story in front of the Presidential Office on ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE Singer Slams RIAA For Lawsuits Against Downloaders

MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman Vince Neil has taken the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) to task for launching — and later quietly settling — a lawsuit against 12-year-old Brianna Lahara for illegally downloading more than 1,000 songs off the Internet. "I just think it's terrible these big companies will go after a 12-year-old," Neil told ...

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Review: AEROSMITH Trumps KISS In A Battle Of '70s Bands

Sean Piccoli of South Florida's Sun-Sentinel reports that "AEROSMITH and KISS, rock bands formed in the 1970s, both had something saved up for a boisterous double bill on Friday night [September 12] at Sound Advice Amphitheatre west of West Palm Beach. "The anti-aging potions reserved to rock stars appear to be working better, on balance, ...

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IMAGIKA Announce New Singer, Rethink Name Change

San Francisco power/thrash metallers IMAGIKA have announced the addition of vocalist Norman Skinner (MACHINE CALLED MAN, TRAMOTANE) to the band's ranks. Skinner replaces longtime singer David Michael, who left IMAGIKA in August because his "heart wasn't in it anymore," according to an official statement from the rest of the group. "The band feels [Norman is] ...

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MONSTER MAGNET Re-Name New Album, Switch Producers

MONSTER MAGNET have changed the tentative title for their forthcoming studio album to "Monolithic Babies" from the previously announced "Radiation Day". In addition, the band appear to have switched producers for the project, with the original choice of Joe Barresi (LIMP BIZKIT, BUCKCHERRY, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, KYUSS) having been jettisoned in favor of ...

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TIWANAKU: Demo Tracks Available For Download

TIWANAKU, the new band featuring former CRIMSON GLORY/SEVEN WITCHES vocalist Wade Black, ex-NOCTURNUS bassist Emo Mowery and ICED EARTH/ex-DEATH drummer Richard Christy, have launched an MP3.com web site featuring downloads of three songs from their recently completed demo. The tracks "Illusions", "Shockwaves", and "What If" can be heard at this location. TIWANAKU, who ...

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ARTHEMESIA Part Ways With Drummer, Postpone Album Recordings

Finnish black metallers ARTHEMESIA have parted ways with drummer Mor Vethor. "Mor Vethor had to leave the band, because his skills didn't match the requirements of our music, thus all recordings [for our new album] are now cancelled," the band write on their official web site. "We will restart the recording sessions again in the ...

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