AEROSMITH Drummer Demolishes House, Builds New Home

AEROSMITH drummer Joey Kramer has taken the bulldozer to his 15-room mansion south of Boston to build cozier quarters in its place, according to the Associated Press. The 52-year-old rocker had put the 1910 Georgian colonial on the market in 2001 for $3.75 million but opted to downsize the residence instead after it failed to ...

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SAVATAGE Singer To Guest At CIRCLE II CIRCLE Gig

SAVATAGE mainman Jon Oliva will reportedly make an appearance with CIRCLE II CIRCLE, the new band led by ex-SAVATAGE singer Zak Stevens, at the group's first-ever show on Friday, Feb. 28 at Twilight in Tampa, Florida. Oliva is also said to have been invited by Germany's Rock Hard magazine to be a special guest during ...

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KID ROCK Speaks Out In Support Of Imprisoned Drug Kingpin

KID ROCK is advocating parole for Richard Wershe Jr., an imprisoned drug kingpin who became a familiar figure on Detroit-area nightly news in the late 1980s under the name White Boy Rick, according to Detroit Free Press. "With Rick and I coming from the same type of background, I feel he would be able to ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE Add Greek Dates

CANNIBAL CORPSE have added two Greek shows to their upcoming European tour. Confirmed dates are as follows: Apr. 17 - Münster (Breitenfeld), GER - Live Arena Apr. 18 - Vienna, AUT - Arena Apr. 19 - Budapest, HUN - Mega Club Apr. 20 - Ljubljana, SLO - Metalkova Apr. 21 - Zlin, CZ - Rc ...

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SERART Track Listing Unveiled

SERART, a freewheeling jazz/world music/spoken-word collaboration between SYSTEM OF A DOWN frontman Serj Tankian and Armenian multi-instrumentalist Arto Tuncboyaciyan, will issue their self-titled debut via Tankian's Serjical Strike Records on April 22. The complete track listing for "Serart" is as follows: 01. Intro 02. Cinema 03. Devil's Wedding 04. Walking X-periment 05. Black Melon 06. ...

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Former HELLOWEEN Drummer Comments On Departure

Former HELLOWEEN drummer Mark Cross has issued an official statement confirming his departure from the group (as first reported here last week). The statement reads as follows: "After being ill the past few months, it looks like I will no longer remain in HELLOWEEN. "Past September, a few days after I started the ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE Bassist To Launch Clothing Line

MÖTLEY CRÜE/BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION bassist Nikki Sixx has posted the following message to the "Rock'n'Roll Diary" section of CRÜE's official web site: "Me and [wife] Donna [D'Errico] are off to Vegas for the Magic Show Monday evening. We're unveiling the NSIXX [clothing] line at the Dragonfly booth all week. We're showing both the men's and ...

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MURDER SQUAD Set Spring Release Date For 'Ravenous, Murderous'

Sweden's MURDER SQUAD, featuring DISMEMBER bassist Rickard Cabeza, DISMEMBER vocalist Matti Kärki, ENTOMBED guitarist Uffe Cederlund and ENTOMBED drummer Peter Stjärnwind, will issue their sophomore album, "Ravenous, Murderous", in the spring through Threeman Recordings (ENTOMBED's own label). "We are still working for releases in North & South America and Asia and we will keep you ...

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