QUEENSRŸCHE Singer To Attend 'Dance To The Music' Benefit

QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate is among the celebrities scheduled to appear at the "Dance to the Music" benefit supporting elementary-level music instruction in the Seattle Public Schools on Thursday (Sept. 30) at the Armory on South Lake Union in Seattle, WA. Other celebs expected to appear at the event include, among others, fellow rocker Chris ...

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12 STONES Added To MEGADETH Tour

Christian hard rockers 12 STONES have been added to select dates on MEGADETH's "Blackmail The Universe Tour", which is scheduled to kick off on October 23 in Reno, NV. 12 STONES will reportedly be doing part of the trek while the rest of the tour will feature previously announced openers EARSHOT. It is not presently ...

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MYSTIC PROPHECY Complete 'Burning Bridges' Video

MYSTIC PROPHECY, the melodic power metal band consisting of VALLEY'S EVE vocalist Roberto Dimitri Liapakis, ex-STORMWITCH bassist Martin Albrecht, RAISE HELL drummer Dennis Ekdahl, and FIREWIND/ex-DREAM EVIL guitarist Gus G., have finished filming a video for the track "Burning Bridges" with director Ioannis Nikolaidis (TORI AMOS). "Burning Bridges" comes off the group's third album, "Never-Ending", ...

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VELVET REVOLVER: Management Shake-Up Leads To Split In Group's Ranks

The VELVET REVOLVER band appears to have been split into two camps following the group's decision to fire their management team, Immortal Entertainment, on Sept. 17. VELVET REVOLVER guitarist Slash will be managed by HK Management (Howard Kaufman) while the rest of the band is going with Irvin Azoff (VAN HALEN, CHRISTINA AGUILERA), informed sources ...

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KID ROCK Pulls Out Of Charity Concert

In Touch magazine reports that KID ROCK pulled out of a charity event thrown by Chris Chelios of the Detroit Red Wings at the House of Blues in Chicago recently, even though hundreds of fans shelled out $80 to see him perform. Rock told fans coming into the venue that he was "getting out of ...

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Author To Sign Copies Of Grindcore/Death Metal Book 'Choosing Death'

"Choosing Death: The Improbable History of Death Metal & Grindcore", written by longtime extreme metal journalist Albert Mudrian, is available in stores now. The long-awaited book, released via Feral House, revisits critical moments in the history of the grindcore and death metal genres. "Choosing Death", which features an introduction by internationally respected DJ John Peel, ...

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DESOLATION ANGELS Say They Are Victims Of Greek Bootleg Operation

Legendary NWOBHM band DESOLATION ANGELS have become the latest victims of a large-scale bootleg operation originating from Greece which specializes in producing cheap CD bootlegs of many '80s metal rarities. Guitar player Keith Sharp had this to say on the matter: "It has come to our attention that a bootleg has been issued which originates ...

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DAMNED NATION Complete Work On New Album

Swedish heavy rock act DAMNED NATION have completed work on their fourth album, "Sign of Madness", tentatively due in mid-November via Italy's Scarlet Records. Produced by the "father" of the Swedish death metal sound, Tomas Skogsberg, "Sign of Madness" features a "modern and raw approach, still linked to the old and traditional DAMNED NATION classic ...

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