JASON NEWSTED Joins SEPULTURA On Second Guitar!

Former METALLICA and current VOIVOD bassist Jason Newsted joined SEPULTURA onstage on second guitar during the latter band's headlining gig at the Quest Club in Minneapolis, Minnesota last night (May 7) for renditions of "Refuse/Resist" and "Territory". SEPULTURA are in the middle of a North American tour with VOIVOD and are scheduled to appear at ...

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ANTHRAX: European Dates Announced

ANTHRAX have announced the details of their forthcoming European tour. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Jun. 05 - Budapest, HUN @ Summer Rocks Festival Jun. 07 - Gelsenkirchen, GER @ Amphietheater, Rock Hard Jun. 08 – Sölvesborg, SWE @ Sweden Rock Festival Jun. 09 - Oslo, NOR @ Rockefeller Jun. 11 - Helsinki, ...

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Former MEGADETH Guitarist To Tour With Japanese Pop Star

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman will embark on a Japanese tour with "the amazing rock goddess" Aikawa Nanase in June and July, according to Friedman's official web site. Nanase has reportedly sold over 12 million CDs in Japan and besides being a fabulous singer, is one of the few singers in Japan who actually write ...

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NIGHTWISH: 'End Of Innocence' DVD Delayed

Finland's NIGHTWISH have pushed back the projected release date of their upcoming DVD, "End Of Innocence", to July 7 through Spinefarm. As previously reported, the DVD will consist of 12-14 tracks of music, including promo videos and various self-recorded live tracks, and about 60 minutes of behind-the-scenes material. More information about the DVD contents is ...

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TESTAMENT Manager Attempts To 'Shed Light' On METAL GODS TOUR Cancellation

TESTAMENT manager Phil Arnold of Thrill Entertainment has issued a rambling statement in response to fan speculation over the cause of the cancellation of the band's The 2003 Metal Gods North American Tour. As previously reported, the multi-band package trek featuring HALFORD, co-headliners TESTAMENT, IMMORTAL, CARNAL FORGE, PRIMAL FEAR, PAINMUSEUM, and AMON AMARTH was called ...

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MARILYN MANSON's Outrageous Rider Demands

The Mirror reports Marilyn Manson is a diva at heart with outrageous riders sent to anybody granted an interview during his current U.K. publicity tour. The rocker wants every room he enters be chilled to a deathly freeze with air-conditioning on full, a never-ending supply of Coca Cola and a bottomless bucket of ice. "There ...

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