DEF LEPPARD Percussionist Leads Drum Circle In Thousand Oaks

Sue Davis of InsideVC.com reports that DEF LEPPARD drummer "Rick Allen knows the healing power of drums and came to share it in Conejo Valley on Sunday afternoon [September 7]. "Allen's nonprofit organization, Raven Drum Foundation, sponsored a drum circle at Chumash Interpretive Center in Thousand Oaks that was attended by about 70 people. "The ...

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BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION To Sign Worldwide Record Deal Within Two Weeks

BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION, the new band featuring MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx, L.A. GUNS guitarist Tracii Guns, vocalist London LeGrand, and drummer Scot Coogan (ex-PAUL GILBERT, ONI LOGAN/ROWAN ROBERTSON, SINÉAD O'CONNOR), have finished mixing their debut album with producer Steve Thompson (KORN, METALLICA, GUNS N' ROSES) for a tentative February 2004 release. "The album sounds ...

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NEVERMORE Frontman Talks About Being 'Screwed' By His Record Label

NEVERMORE singer Warrel Dane spoke to Electric Basement about the band's decision to work with former QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Kelly Gray on their latest CD, "Enemies Of Reality", instead of once again utilizing the services of Andy Sneap (MACHINE HEAD, SKINLAB, ARCH ENEMY, STUCK MOJO), who had done such an amazing job on 2000's "Dead Heart ...

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Review: KISS And AEROSMITH A Little Too Old To Rock All Night

Nick Carter of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reviewed the KISS/AEROSMITH tour when it came through town Saturday night (September 6). " 'How y'all doing tonight?' bellowed KISS singer-guitarist Paul Stanley from the stage at Alpine Valley Music Theatre Saturday night. 'Everybody having a good time?' he asked. "What seemed like a long second elapsed between ...

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THE PROPHECY To Support MY DYING BRIDE In Europe

U.K.-based doom/death metal band THE PROPHECY will be supporting MY DYING BRIDE on their upcoming mini-tour of Europe in October/November. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Oct. 31 – London, UK @ Astoria Nov. 01 – Utrecht, NETH @ Tivoli Nov. 02 – Antwerp, BEL @ Hof Ter Lo THE PROPHECY, who were recently ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN: GUITAREVOLUTION Setlist Revealed

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman and his backing band — guitarist Ron Jarzombek (WATCHTOWER, SPASTIC INK), drummer Jimmy DeGrasso (ex-MEGADETH, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, Y&T) and bassist Chris Catero (RAZER, ex-WARDOG) — kicked off the Guitarevolution U.S. tour with THE ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO (featuring former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE guitarist Alex Skolnick) and OHM (featuring original MEGADETH guitarist Chris Poland) ...

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TO/DIE/FOR To Use Session Vocalist On Mexican Tour

FOR MY PAIN/REFLEXION singer Juha Kylmänen will perform as a session vocalist on TO/DIE/FOR's upcoming Mexican tour, set to take place October 22-November 5. Exact dates and venues will be announced soon. TO/DIE/FOR's last singer, Jape Perätalo, left the band early last month due to a "lack of motivation." The group have since announced plans ...

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