CRYSTAL EYES Set Release Date For 'Vengeance Descending'

Sweden's CRYSTAL EYES have set a May 12 Scandinavian release date through DMP Sweden Records for their third full-length album, "Vengeance Descending". A continental European release is expected by the end of the summer. "Vengeance Descending" was produced and mixed by guitarist/vocalist Mikael Dahl and bassist Claes Wikander at Crystal Sounds studios and features guest ...

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GREAT WHITE Plan Charitable U.S. Tour

GREAT WHITE guitarist Mark Kendall and lead singer Jack Russell have announced plans for a nationwide tour to raise money for victims' families, according to the Associated Press. Attorney Ed McPherson, who represents the group, said Tuesday that GREAT WHITE would perform with other rock bands and donate their percentage of the profits to existing ...

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SPIRITUAL BEGGARS Record BBC Session

Swedish hard rockers SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, the band featuring former CARCASS and current ARCH ENEMY axeman Mike Amott, recently entered BBC's legendary Maida Vale studios and recorded a session for the Radio One "Friday Rock Show". The guys recorded new versions of "Beneath The Skin", "Young Man, Old Soul", "Mantra" and a storming cover of BACHMAN ...

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SHARON OSBOURNE Blames Herself For JACK's Rehab Stint

According to today's Sun, Sharon Osbourne has said that she is to blame for her son, Jack Osbourne, checking himself into a rehab clinic. "Sharon Osbourne blames herself for son Jack being in rehab — saying she should have kept him out of the TV show about her family," says the newspaper. The paper reports ...

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GRAHAM BONNET To Play One-Off Gig In California

Former RAINBOW/MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP frontman Graham Bonnet will be performing another concert at Paladino's in Tarzana, California on Saturday, July 26. Bonnet's last gig at the venue, which took place on February 21, included appearances by Graham's bandmates from the IMPELLITTERI "System X" sessions (excluding mainman Chris Impellitteri) and consisted of over an hour of ...

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CHARON: New Music Posted Online

Finland's CHARON have posted one-minute MP3 clips of two new tracks on their official web site at this location. "In Trust Of No One" and "Death Can Dance" come off the group's new single, due on May 12 through Spinefarm Records. CHARON have spent the past few months recording their fourth full-length album ...

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ROB ZOMBIE To Produce Comedy Album

ROB ZOMBIE is currently working with "House Of 1000 Corpses" star Chris Hardwick on producing Chris's first comedy album, tentatively titled "Blood Pudding". Hardwick, considered to be one of L.A.'s hottest young comics, can be regularly seen tearing it up at such legendary joints as The Comedy Store, The Improv and The Laugh Factory. "Chris ...

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RATT Guitarist Joins DIO!

RATT guitarist Warren DeMartini has officially joined DIO as the band's new touring guitarist. Warren replaces Doug Aldrich, who has spent the past few months touring with the reunited WHITESNAKE. DeMartini's first appearance with DIO will take place as part of the group's upcoming North American tour with IRON MAIDEN and MOTÖRHEAD, which is set ...

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GREAT WHITE Perform At TY LONGLEY Benefit!

The surviving members of GREAT WHITE made a brief live appearance on Tuesday (April 29) at the Key Club in West Hollywood, California as part of the official benefit for the Ty Longley Memorial Fund, which is controlled by the estate of late GREAT WHITE guitarist Ty Longley. Longley was one of the 99 people ...

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