GUNS N' ROSES Target Early 2005 For New Album: STINSON

GUNS N' ROSES bassist Tommy Stinson promises that the group's long-awaited new album, "Chinese Democracy", will appear before there are democratic elections in the People's Republic. "It's really close," he tells the Toronto Sun newspaper in today's edition. "There are a few small things to finish up, and some negotiating with the record company. So ...

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UNLEASHED To Embark On European Headlining Tour

Legendary Swedish death metallers UNLEASHED are tentatively scheduled to embark on a headlining European tour beginning on November 19 in France. The two-week trek is expected to conclude in early December. Support bands for the tour have yet to be announced. UNLEASHED's seventh studio album, "Sworn Allegiance", was released in the U.S. this week through ...

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Former BLACK SABBATH, KROKUS Singers To Tour With WHOLE LOTTA METAL

Former BLACK SABBATH singer Tony Martin, PHENOMENA frontman Matt Moreton and ex-KROKUS vocalist Carl Sentance will be touring with the U.K. rock show known as WHOLE LOTTA METAL beginning in early February 2005. The show, which toured early 2004 to "brilliant" reviews, reportedly features music from such bands as SABBATH, LED ZEPPELIN and JUDAS PRIEST. ...

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VINCE NEIL And NIKKI SIXX Dine At Prime

The Las Vegas Sun is reporting that MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman Vince Neil and bassist Nikki Sixx, Nikki's wife Donna D'Errico, and local food mag publisher Michael Politz were spotted dining together at Prime (Bellagio) in Las Vegas Wednesday night (Sept. 8). As reported here yesterday, Sixx has confirmed an online report that he is currently ...

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IMPERANON Part Ways With Guitarist, Announce Replacement

Finland's IMPERANON have parted ways with guitarist Lauri Koskenniemi. Lauri decided to quit IMPERANON to focus on his other band, CRYSTAL BLAZE, according to a posting on the group's web site. A replacement for Koskenniemi has aleady been found in the shape of Teemu Mäntysaari. IMPERANON's debut album, "Stained", was released in May through Nuclear ...

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SLASH Says Heroin Left Him Unable to Play Guitar

World Entertainment News Network is reporting that VELVET REVOLVER guitarist Slash finally decided to quit heroin when he realized his addiction meant he could not longer play his instrument properly. The rocker, now 39, became a slave to the drug during his days with GUNS 'N ROSES, and got to the point where he no ...

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RUSH: XM Studio Performance To Air In October

RUSH fan site Power Windows is reporting that RUSH appeared live on August 3 from XM's "state-of-the-art performance studio" in Washington, DC before 40 lucky fans selected from over 200 entries in an XM contest. Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson took part in a Q&A session before performing acoustic renditions of "Resist" and ...

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