HALFORD To Perform New Year's Eve Show In Las Vegas

HALFORD are tentatively scheduled to perform a special New Year's Eve show in Las Vegas, Nevada along with two other, as-yet-undisclosed acts, according to a posting by frontman Rob Halford's longtime personal manager John Baxter on HALFORD's official web site. No further information is available at this time. In other news, HALFORD's headlining appearance at ...

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KISS' PETER CRISS Catches Acting Bug

KISS drummer Peter Criss is concentrating on pursuing a career in acting while preparing to release new music through his own Catapult label, the drummer has revealed via a lengthy interview published in the second issue of Gene Simmons Tongue magazine. "I've really got the bug [for acting]," Criss told KISS bassist Gene Simmons, who ...

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THE HOUSE OF SHOCK Announce Horror Dates 2002

Louisiana-based haunted house The House Of Shock, the "sick creation" of founding members/owners Phil Anselmo (PANTERA), Ross Karpelman, and Jay Gracianette, has announced its Horror Dates 2002: October 4-6, 11-13, 18-20, 25-27, 30, 31 and November 1, 2. Located five minutes outside of New Orleans, the 10-year-old The House of Shock has become "a local ...

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DOKKEN Split With Drummer Following Punch-Up

DOKKEN have reportedly parted ways with drummer Mick Brown following an alleged physical altercation between Brown and frontman Don Dokken several days prior to the completion of the band's Rock Fest 2002 tour. As a result, the group performed a show in Tucson, Arizona with L.A. GUNS bassist Adam Hamilton filling in on drums while ...

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Former MEGADETH Guitarist To Perform With RAMONES Cover Band

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman and undisclosed "pals" will be performing a set of THE RAMONES covers at "Rocket To Russia", an annual event taking place at The Mason Jar in Phoenix, Arizona, on October 12th. The guitarist will also be conducting several guitar clinics in late October/early November, including an October 21st appearance in ...

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SKID ROW Line Up Club Dates

SKID ROW, featuring new vocalist Johnny Solinger, have announced a month's worth of club dates beginning in early October. The group's current itinerary is shaping up as follows: Sep. 28 – Tulsa, OK @ Tulsa State Fair Oct. 03 – Syracuse, NY @ Bridge Street Music Hall Oct. 04 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance ...

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FULL DEVIL JACKET Change Name, Prepare To Tour

Jackson, Tennessee's FULL DEVIL JACKET have officially changed their name to WAXBOX (the title of the group's 1999 EP) and are preparing to hit the road in October to introduce the group's new line-up, which includes an as-yet-undisclosed new vocalist and a recently-added second guitarist by the name of Dave. An official web site at ...

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STRATOVARIUS' TIMO TOLKKI Speaks Out On New CD

STRATOVARIUS guitarist Timo Tolkki has posted the following update via the group's official web site: "The [Elements — Part 1] album is ready, mastered and sent to our record companies in Germany, France and in Japan. "The track list will be provided later, but I can tell you that it contains 62 minutes of music. ...

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SKINLAB To Tour UK With LABRAT, FREEBASE

In addition to their previously-announced UK shows with SOIL and SUGARCOMA, SKINLAB have lined up nearly a dozen British dates with LABRAT and FREEBASE during October. They are as follows: Oct. 10 – Belfast, IRE – Frontpage Oct. 11 - Ballymoney, IRE – Bush Tavern Oct. 12 - Limerick, IRE – TBC (matinee show) Oct. ...

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