Australian TV Show Puts The Heavy Metal Influence To The Test

Frances Grant of the New Zealand Herald reports that "some of society's assumptions don't stand up to rigorous scrutiny. It's easy, for example, to lay the blame for youth suicides on heavy metal rock lyrics. But do Ozzy Osbourne and the like really have the morbid effect on young people that some believe? "Tonight, Australian ...

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EVANESCENCE's In-Store Appearance In Australia

EVANESCENCE members Amy Lee and Ben Moody made an in-store appearance at HMV Westfield in Mount Druitt (Sydney), Australia on Sunday, June 20. Check out pictures from Wire Image. As previously reported, EVANESCENCE's major label debut album, "Fallen", was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association Of America (RIAA) for sales of ...

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IRON MAIDEN: New Single Posted Online

IRON MAIDEN have posted their forthcoming single, "Wildest Dreams", in Windows Media format at this location. "Wildest Dreams" will receive its first U.K. radio play on the BBC Radio One "Rock Show" on Tuesday night (July 22). The song comes off the band's upcoming CD, "Dance Of Death", due on September 9 through ...

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IMMORTAL: We Are Finished

Norwegian black metallers IMMORTAL have reaffirmed their decision to break up, despite a statement from the band's record company yesterday indicating that the group were merely taking a long break. The following is the latest update from the Nuclear Blast Records web site: "Well, sad news… Although stated differently earlier as it seemed as if ...

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POISON Frontman Announces Solo Tour

VH1 Classic recently announced they will present the Bret Michaels "Songs of Life" tour this fall. Michaels will embark on this, his first-ever solo tour, on September 26 in Cincinnati, Ohio — just two weeks after the POISON tour ends. The tour is in support of Michaels' "Songs Of Life" CD released on May 20, ...

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GREAT WHITE On First Tour Since Rhode Island Fire

Kirk Montgomery and Demetria Gallegos of DenverPost.com are reporting that "the rock band associated with one of the worst nightclub disasters in history kicks off its first concert tour since the tragedy tonight and Wednesday in Colorado. GREAT WHITE plays tonight (July 22) at the Logan County Fairgrounds in Sterling and Wednesday (July 23) at ...

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NIGHTRAGE To Play Hometown Gig In August

NIGHTRAGE, the brand new Swedish melodic death "supergroup" led by guitarists Marios Iliopoulos (EXHUMATION) and Gus G. (DREAM EVIL, FIREWIND), will perform live at Göteborg's Kalaset festival in Gothenburg, Sweden on August 11. "We are opening at 18:40 [6:40 p.m. Central European time] for a 30-minute set," says Marios. "We are going to play along ...

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