A PERFECT CIRCLE Drummer Praises The Group's Latest Additions

A PERFECT CIRCLE drummer Josh Freese recently spoke to Cleveland Scene about the latest additions to the group's lineup, bassist Jeordie White (a.k.a. Twiggy Ramirez, ex-MARILYN MANSON) and guitarist James Iha (ex-SMASHING PUMPKINS). "Jeordie is a really, really great, confident bass player," he said. And as a drummer, I can tell a good bass player ...

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Review: DEF LEPPARD Less Than Electric

T'cha Dunlevy of the Montreal Gazette reviewed DEF LEPPARD's show at the Bell Centre in Montreal Saturday night (August 9). "It was the third big rock revival show in the past month, following the ruthless riffage of METALLICA (before 50,000 on Île Ste. Hélène) and the melodramatic camp of IRON MAIDEN last Saturday," he writes. ...

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ANATA To Release New Album In October

Swedish death metallers ANATA have set "Under A Stone With No Inscription" as the title for their third full-length album, due on October 6 through Earache/Wicked World Records. The 10-song effort was recorded and mixed in the spring at Studio Mega studios in Bollebygd and was mastered earlier this summer at Digitalfabriken in Gothenburg. ANATA's ...

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LORD BELIAL Begin Recording New Album

Swedish black metallers LORD BELIAL have entered Los Angered Recording in Angered (Gothenburg), Sweden to begin recording their new album, tentatively titled "The Seal Of Belial". The self-produced effort will be engineered by Nicklas Rudolfsson and Andy La Rocque (KING DIAMOND), and will be mixed by Andy. Drums, rhythm guitars and some overdubs are already ...

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BLACKMORE'S NIGHT: U.K. Tour Announced

BLACKMORE'S NIGHT, featuring former DEEP PURPLE/RAINBOW guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and his wife Candice Night, have announced a U.K. tour in November. "For ALL our fans in Renaissance Garb — please call the theater directly and tell them you will be in Garb for special seating," reads a post on the band's web site. "Limited special ...

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DAVE GROHL Ties The Knot

People magazine reports that FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl, 34, and former MTV producer Jordyn Blum (photo), 27, wed at their Los Angeles home Aug. 2. Hundreds of guests, including label honcho Clive Davis and Grohl's former NIRVANA bandmate Krist Novoselic attended the nuptials. It is the first marriage for Blum, the second ...

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