Former HELLION Manager Pleads Guilty In Murder-For-Hire Case

Music business manager James Howard Paul, Jr. has entered a plea of guilty in the murder-for-hire case of his wife, Bonnie, according to a spokesman from the Los Angeles Police Department. James Paul had most recently managed the career of Los Angeles-based heavy metal band HELLION who recently finished a tour of Japan. HELLION was ...

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DEEP PURPLE Hard At Work On New Studio Album

DEEP PURPLE are working on a new album with KID ROCK producer Michael Bradford. Currently in the writing stage, the album is tentatively due out on Aug. 1. The lineup includes Ian Gillan (vocals), Roger Glover (bass), Ian Paice (drums), Steve Morse (guitar) and Don Airey (keyboards). ...

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FILTER's PATRICK: 'I'm Working Really Hard'

FILTER frontman Richard Patrick has posted the following update via the group's official web site: "Hey this is Rich from [my home studio] Abyssinian West — I welcome the daily grind! I'm working really hard these days. I've written five new songs on my acoustic so far and I'm gonna get to work on recording ...

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THE WILDHEARTS Announce Acoustic In-Store Appearances

THE WILDHEARTS have arranged several acoustic in-store appearances to promote next week's single launch of "Stormy in the North - Karma in the South". The will be appearing at the following HMV stores at approximately 4:00 p.m.: Monday, Jan. 20 - Newcastle Tuesday, Jan. 21 - Manchester (90 Market Street) Wednesday, Jan. 22 - Nottingham ...

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TNT Complete Work On New EP

TNT have set "Taste" as the title for their recently-completed new EP, due in the spring. The EP will feature five new tracks, a demo leftover from the "Tell No Tales" era and possibly a rare live track. It is currently being mixed and mastered in Denmark, with the artwork set to be completed this ...

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GUANO APES Name Third CD

Germany's GUANO APES have set "Walking On A Thin Line" as the title for their forthcoming third full-length album, due next month via Supersonic/G.U.N. Records. In related news, GUANO APES singer Sandra Nasic and former BODY COUNT frontman Ice-T have joined forces with German hip-hop artist DJ TOMEKK on a rap-metal number titled "Beat of ...

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CALLENISH CIRCLE Off Europe's NO MERCY/EASTER FESTIVALS 2003

Dutch melodic death metallers CALLENISH CIRCLE have been officially removed from the lineup of acts performing at this year's No Mercy/Easter Festivals 2003, according to the band's record label, Metal Blade Records. "They got dropped off the tour [by booking agent/promoter] Metallysee because there's too many bands on the bill and the distances between the ...

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CORNERSTONE Prepare To Record Third Album

CORNERSTONE, the project featuring ROYAL HUNT bassist Steen Mogensen and ex-RAINBOW/current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN vocalist Doogie White, are in the process of putting ideas together for the group's third album, tentatively due in the fall. Says Doogie: "Once again, Steen and I are exchanging new ideas. I think maybe this time we will go for a ...

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DORO Announces Upcoming Gigs

German singer DORO has announced the following dates during the coming months: Mar. 07 - Speyer, GER @ Halle 101 Mar. 15 - Radebeul, GER @ Megadrom Apr. 12 – Balingen, GER @ Bang Your Head Revisited Jul. 04 - Nehren, GER @ Biker Festival Jul. 05 - Kemnath, GER @ TBA Jul. 06 – ...

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