SEVENDUST Announce Opening Acts, Acoustic Tour Dates

SEVENDUST have tapped ELEMENT EIGHTY and PRESENCE to support them on their upcoming headlining tour, tentatively set to kick off on August 14 in New Orleans, Lousiana. In addition, the band have announced several acoustic dates in September. The group's touring itinerary now looks as follows: w/ ELEMENT EIGHTY, PRESENCE: Aug. 14 - New Orleans, ...

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DEEP PURPLE Keyboardist To Guest On METALIUM CD

DEEP PURPLE keyboardist Don Airey (ex-OZZY OSBOURNE, RAINBOW, BLACK SABBATH) will make a guest appearance on the forthcoming album from Germany's METALIUM, "In League As One - Chapter Four", tentatively due in late 2003 through Massacre Records. The follow-up to last year's "Hero-Nation Chapter III" will reportedly contain the longest song of METALIUM's career — ...

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ACE Speaks 'Frehley' About KISS, His Future

When KISS venture out on the road with AEROSMITH later this summer, founding member and lead guitarist Ace Frehley will NOT be gracing stage-left along with them. Instead Ace will be concentrating on writing and recording in his newly constructed multimedia studio. Ace affirms, "I love my fans, and so there is no confusion, I ...

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GREAT WHITE Frontman Chats With 'The Early Show'

GREAT WHITE founder and frontman Jack Russell spoke with CBS's "The Early Show" about the mixed reactions to the band's first concert since their pyrotechnics killed 100 people. "Not a minutes goes by where you don't think about this," Russell said. "Anybody who was there that night can tell you, this is not something you ...

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METALLICA's HAMMETT Says Lawsuit Hoax Was 'Hilarious'

METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett spoke to Daniel Durchholz of St. Louis Post-Dispatch about last week's bogus report that the litigious hard-rock band, which has gone to court on several occasions to protect its brand name and copyrighted material, was suing a little-known Canadian group called UNFAITH for unauthorized use of the "METALLICA-branded" chords ...

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DREAM THEATER Drummer To Perform With LED ZEPPELIN Tribute Band

After the great success of his BEATLES tribute band YELLOW MATTER CUSTARD, DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy has been asked to assemble another special one-off tribute project for his appearance at the Montreal Drum Fest in November. Portnoy's LED ZEPPELIN tribute band HAMMER OF THE GODS will once again feature Paul Gilbert (RACER X/ex-MR.BIG) on ...

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