MURDERDOLLS To Play California In January

MURDERDOLLS, the band featuring SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison on guitar, singer Wednesday 13 (formerly of North Carolina horror-metal outfit FRANKENSTEIN DRAG QUEENS FROM PLANET 13), ex-DOPE guitarist Acey Slade, bassist Erik Griffin, and drummer Ben Graves, have lined up the following dates in January: Jan. 15 - Key Club - Hollywood, CA Jan. 17 - ...

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NOCTURNAL RITES To Explore 'New World' On Forthcoming CD

Swedish melodic metallers NOCTURNAL RITES have reportedly set "New World Messiah" as the title of their follow-up to 2002's "Shadowland", tentatively due in early 2004 through Century Media Records. Working songtitles include "Against the World", "The Icon" and the projected title track. The group's bassist Nils Eriksson had previously described the new material as "pretty ...

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GAMMA RAY, HAMMERFALL, PRIMAL FEAR Members To Partake In 'All-Star' Jam

GAMMA RAY's Kai Hansen, HAMMERFALL's Joacim Cans, PRIMAL FEAR's Tom Naumann and GODIVA's Mitch Koonz are among the musicians tentatively scheduled to partake in an "all-star" jam at the 20th anniversary party for the Rockfabrik Ludwigsburg (Germany). The jam, which is slated to take place this Sunday, December 28, will reportedly include selections from HELLOWEEN ...

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RIOT, SAXON, APRIL WINE Confirmed For RIVER CITY BIKER FEST

RIOT, SAXON, APRIL WINE and PAT TRAVERS are among the artists scheduled to perform at the second annual River City Biker Fest on the Poteet Fairgrounds in San Antonio, Texas between April 29 and May 2, 2004. This four-day event will feature "plenty of camping, partying, two live stages with blues, rock, and country, bikini ...

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KISS: GENE And PAUL on 'Monday Night Football'

KISS members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley recently completed a video shoot for their appearance on the last "Monday Night Football" game of the season — the "Wild Card" game on January 3, 2004. They will be seen performing with Hank Williams Jr. in the opening sequence. KISS, who recently concluded a 60-date tour with ...

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