Former BLACK SABBATH Guru's Seedy Sex Secret

Guy Newey of Britain's Evening Mail reports former BLACK SABBATH manager Jim Simpson has a secret sideline — running a seedy sex business from his Birmingham home. An Evening Mail probe has revealed that Simpson (photo) is touting erotic videos and allows punters to film their sexual fantasies at his Edgbaston abode. Simpson, ...

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BLITZKRIEG Confirmed For Germany's KEEP IT TRUE II Festival

NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) legends BLITZKRIEG have been confirmed for next year's installment of the Keep It True II festival, set to be held on April 10, 2004 at Tauberfrankenhalle in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany. BLITZKRIEG will perform in the slot originally occupied by the reunited SATAN, who cancelled their appearance at the event ...

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KAMELOT: Mexican Tour Dates Announced

Florida-based power metal gods KAMELOT have lined up a three-date tour of Mexico during February. The details are as follows: Feb. 13 – Monterrey, MEX @ TBA (w/ IRA, CALVARIA) Feb. 14 - Mexico City, MEX @ Epicafest (w/ CAGE, CALVARIA, GUARNERIUS, VALINOR, EROGENA) Feb. 15 – Guadalaja, MEX @ TBA (w/ CAGE, CALVARIA) KAMELOT ...

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H.I.M. Announce European Tour Dates

Finnish goth-metallers H.I.M. have lined up the following European tour dates during the winter: Dec. 19 – Astoria - London, UK Dec. 31 - Tavastia - Helsinki, FIN Jan. 15 - Arena - Oberhausen, GER (w/ OZZY OSBOURNE) Jan. 17 - Ahoy - Rotterdam, Holland (w/ OZZY OSBOURNE) Jan. 19 - Alcatrazz - Milan, ITA ...

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SHINING FURY Complete Work On 'Last Sunrise'

Italian metallers SHINING FURY have finished recording their Metal Blade Records debut, "Last Sunrise", for a January 12, 2004 European release. The band recorded and mixed the CD at the FP Recording Studios with producer Freddy Delirio. The complete track listing for "Last Sunrise" is as follows: 01. Intro 02. Broken Hopes 03. 060501 04. ...

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BUSH Frontman Loses Rhythm Section

BUSH frontman Gavin Rossdale is no longer working with guitarist Chris Traynor (HELMET, BUSH) and drummer Charlie Walker (CHAMBERLAIN, NEW END ORIGINAL) on his debut solo album, the singer has revealed in his latest online posting. The split with Traynor and Walker was "very unexpected," according to Rossdale. "It threw me for a couple of ...

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CORETEZ To Make Live Debut In November

CORETEZ, the new band featuring former ILL NINO members Roger Vasquez and Marc Rizzo (SOULFLY), will make their live debut on November 13 at The Downtown in Farmingdale, New York. Also performing on the bill will be BLOODSIMPLE (featuring VISION OF DISORDER members Tim Williams (vocals) and Mike Kennedy (guitar), along with ex-MEDICATION bassist Kyle ...

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STRATOVARIUS To Sign New Deal With SANCTUARY

Finnish daily newspaper Iltalehti (www.iltalehti.fi) reports that STRATOVARIUS will ink a brand-new three-album deal with Sanctuary Records (parent company of Noise Records) on Friday (October 31) in Germany. The deal, which is said to be worth three million euros (approx. $3.5 million), will reportedly be signed in elk's blood! In an interview with ...

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