DEEP PURPLE/THIN LIZZY: More Tour Dates Released

More dates have been leaked for the forthcoming DEEP PURPLE/THIN LIZZY North American tour, which is tentatively set to begin in January. The trek will run for about six weeks, and will hit theaters and small arenas, with tickets for some of the initial shows scheduled to go on sale December 10. Tentative dates so ...

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TRENT REZNOR In Negotiations With KORN/LIMP BIZKIT Management

NINE INCH NAILS mastermind Trent Reznor is in negotiations with The Firm (KORN, LIMP BIZKIT) for management, according to Hits Daily Double. Reznor has been represented by Conservative Management's John A. Malm. NINE INCH NAILS are currently working on their new album, tentatively titled "Bleedthrough", for an early 2004 release through Nothing/Interscope Records. The follow-up ...

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GRAHAM BONNET: Another Solo Gig Announced

Legendary vocalist Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, ALCATRAZZ, IMPELLITTERI, BLACKTHORNE) will be appearing at Paladino's in Tarzana, California on Friday, January 23, 2004. The band lineup will be same as last time Bonnet played the venue (Howie Simon, Tim Luce, John Thomas and Stefan Svensson). Tickets will be available through the club. Phone #: ...

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GOD FORBID Prepare To Release New Album

The New Jersey quintet GOD FORBID have just released a new low-priced EP entitled "Better Days". The EP features the new track, "Better Days" from the group's highly anticipated new effort, "Gone Forever", along with an exclusive new song only available on this disc. The set also contains a demo version of "Wicked", which appeared ...

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METALLICA To Play 50,000-Capacity Venue In Paris Next Spring

METALLICA will play the 50,000-capacity Le Parc des Princes venue in Paris, France on June 23, 2004 as part of their spring 2004 European tour, drummer Lars Ulrich announced during the band's sold-out show at Paris' Palais Omnisport de Bercy Tuesday night (Dec. 9). Le Parc des Princes is the second-biggest venue in the city, ...

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CHAOSBREED Announce Helsinki Gig

CHAOSBREED, the new Finnish death metal supergroup consisting of drummer Nalle Österman (ex-GANDALF), bassist Oppu Laine (ex-AMORPHIS, MANNHAI), guitarist Marko Tarvonen (MOONSORROW), guitarist Esa Holopainen (AMORPHIS), and vocalist Taneli Jarva (ex-SENTENCED, THE BLACK LEAGUE), will perform selections from their upcoming debut album, "Brutal", at Stella Star Club in Helsinki on Friday, December 19. CHAOSBREED will ...

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TIMO KOTIPELTO Comments On STRATOVARIUS Departure

Former STRATOVARIUS vocalist Timo Kotipelto has posted the following message on his web site regarding his departure from the group: "Maybe you have seen in it on the STRATOVARIUS homepage (or read it somewhere else), that [drummer] Jörg [Michael] and I are no longer members of the band. That is unfortunately true. "I ...

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CRISIS Sign With THE END RECORDS

CRISIS, the reformed group which up until earlier this year performed and recorded in Los Angeles under the name SKULLSICK NATION, have signed a two-album deal with The End Records. The band are currently finishing up their new album, entitled "Like Sheep Led To Slaughter", for an April/May release. According to a spokesperson for the ...

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