MEMORY GARDEN Collaborate With MERCYFUL FATE Guitarist On New Demo

Stockholm, Sweden's MEMORY GARDEN, featuring former ABSKTRAKT ALGEBRA guitarist Simon Johansson, are in the process of recording three new songs for promotional and shopping purposes. "We are once again working together with [producer] Mike Wead [MERCYFUL FATE, KING DIAMOND] and are really happy with this collaboration," writes Johansson on the band's official web site. "What ...

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PITCHSHIFTER Launch Record Label

PITCHSHIFTER will shortly launch PSIRecords.com, the official web site of the brand new label started by the Clayden brothers J.S. and Mark (vocals and bass, respectively). The site will feature information about the new PITCHSHIFTER live album "Bootlegged, Distorted, Remixed & Uploaded" as well as ordering info and merchandise. Commented Mark: "It's awesome ...

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AEROSMITH Perform Unannounced Gig At Boston Jazz Club

AEROSMITH performed a 10-song set at the Boston jazz club Regattabar Saturday night following a fund-raiser that was also attended by actors Michael J. Fox and Dan Aykroyd, among others. BLUES BROTHER Aykroyd joined the band for one tune and Fox took a break from dancing on a table to play guitar with his friend ...

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PAUL GILBERT, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN To Record Album Of ELVIS Covers?

Former MR. BIG guitarist Paul Gilbert and Yngwie Malmsteen have discussed a possible collaboration — on an album of Elvis Presley covers! "Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen was a big influence on my guitar playing when he exploded onto the heavy metal scene in the mid-'80's," Gilbert wrote on his official web site. "Now I have ...

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SILVERCHAIR Announce Brazilian Dates

Australia's SILVERCHAIR have confirmed three Brazilian shows in May. This will be the band's first international touring since Rock In Rio in January 2001. The dates are as follows: May 09 – Recife, BRA @ Classic Hall May 12 - Rio de Janeiro, BRA @ ATL Hall May 14 - Sao Paulo, BRA @ Credicard ...

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ALPHA SAFARI Announce Swedish Gig

Sweden's ALPHA SAFARI (formerly WASHOE), the new band formed by ENTOMBED guitarist Uffe Cederlund and three former members of MISERY LOVES CO. (vocalist Patrik Wirén, bassist Patrik Thorngren and drummer Olle Dahlstedt), have announced a show at Skylten in Linköping, Sweden on March 23. ...

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HAMMERFALL's DRONJAK Checks In From The Road

HAMMERFALL guitarist Oscar Dronjak has posted the following message to the band's official web site: "Back on the road again... As I am writing this, I am standing in the lobby at the Courtyard Marriott in Bottrop, Germany, after enjoying a very relaxing off day. The shows so far have been unmeasurably fantastic, and I ...

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