Former DREAM THEATER Keyboardist Completes Work On New Solo CD

Former DREAM THEATER and current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN keyboardist Derek Sherinian has completed work on his third solo CD, entitled "Black Utopia", for an April 22 release. Among the special guests appearing on the CD are Yngwie Malmsteen (guitar), Al DiMeola (guitar), Zakk Wylde (guitar), Steve Lukather (guitar), Simon Phillips (drums), Billy Sheehan (bass), Tony Franklin ...

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EDGUY Frontman Checks In With Latest Update

EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet has posted the following message to the band's official web site: "Here I am to give you some updates on our beloved Metal machinery of EDGUY / AVANTASIA. First of all, I really wanna thank you for having put my little baby AVANTASIA to the top of all sales lists again. ...

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DUST TO DUST Seek New Guitarist

Brooklyn rockers DUST TO DUST are seeking a new guitarist. The band's sophomore release "Sick" is due to be released this spring, and they have announced a need for replacement in the guitar department. "DUST TO DUST's visionary music is both abrasive and emotionally potent, so the guitarist must be versatile and energetic," according to ...

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NASUM Complete Work On 'Helvete'

Relapse Records recording artists NASUM have completed work on their forthcoming record, entitled "Helvete". "Helvete", Swedish for "Hell", was recorded in Sweden's Soundlab Studios, with production from the band's own Mieszko Talarczyk. The final track listing for "Helvete" is as follows: 01. Violation 02. Scoop 03. Living Next Door to Malice 04. Stormshield 05. Time ...

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PANTERA Re-Launch Official Web Site

PANTERA have re-launched their official web site at a new location: www.officialpantera.com. According to the latest posting (dated Feb. 12) to the "News" section of the site, "the [PANTERA] guys all have other stuff they are working on at the moment. [Drummer] Vinnie [Paul] & [guitarist] Dime [Darrell] are hard at work on ...

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HALFORD To Begin Work On New LP In The Summer

HALFORD will compete all current touring commitments in June and are tentatively set to begin writing material for their third studio album in July or August, according to the latest online posting from HALFORD manager John Baxter. "It's important for me to explain a few things," Baxter began in his post to the forum section ...

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METALLICA's 'Anger' Documented On Film

A documentary feature on the making of METALLICA's new album, "St. Anger", is in the process of being filmed by two directors who have "literally been on our asses coming up on two years," METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich told Rolling Stone. "There's close to a thousand hours of footage. I don't know how they're going ...

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COLD Ready New Album, Tour

COLD are gearing up for a short club tour to preview their forthcoming album, "Year of the Spider", due April 29 on Flip/Geffen Records. The album's first single, "Stupid Girl", features an appearance by WEEZER frontman Rivers Cuomo. The WEEZER singer co-wrote the song with COLD vocalist Scooter Ward, and also sings background vocals. COLD ...

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JIMI HENDRIX's Remains Moved

The remains of legendary rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix have been moved from their initial site to a new elaborate memorial in the same burial ground, Greenwood Memorial Park and Cemetery, just outside Seattle, according to the AP. While the first grave site was marked only by a simple flat stone reading "Forever in Our Hearts ...

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