CIRCLE II CIRCLE Complete Pre-Production For New Album

CIRCLE II CIRCLE, the new band fronted by former SAVATAGE singer Zachary Stevens, have completed the pre-production for the group's much anticipated second release on AFM Records at Cabin Fever Studios in Brooksville, Florida. Owned and operated by hit songwriter Troy Montgomery, Cabin Fever Studios is known for its privacy, excellent writing conditions, relaxed atmosphere, ...

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PARADISE LOST: Former BLAZE Drummer Joins The Fold

PARADISE LOST have announced the addition of drummer Jeff Singer (ex-BLAZE, KILL II THIS) to the group's ranks. Singer joins the group as the replacement for Lee Morris, who left the band in March due to "personal and musical differences." More information on Singer is available at his official web site. As previously ...

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Did METALLICA Use Strong-Arm Tactics To Land At WARNER BROS.?

Hits Daily Double reports: "Amid ongoing Atlantic-Elektra roster cuts, money-minting rockers METALLICA choose to leave, causing a stir by opting out of the new WMG East Coast order and heading for Tom Whalley's Warner Bros. How did they pull it off? Buzzers buzzing that the band’s tactics involved telling Edgar Bronfman Jr. and Lyor Cohen ...

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EVANESCENCE To Team Up With SEETHER For North American Tour

EVANESCENCE and SEETHER will be teaming up for a North American trek beginning July 7 in Vancouver, according to MTV.com. THREE DAYS GRACE and BREAKING BENJAMIN will also be joining the bill. "I thought it would be really fun to tour together since we've never had the chance," Lee said of her boyfriend, SEETHER singer ...

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TWISTED SISTER Frontman Fights Premature Birth

TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider has been named the Grand Marshall and Chairperson of the March of Dimes ride, which is scheduled to take place Sunday, May 23 in Westbury, New York. Over 1,000 motorcycle enthusiasts will join Dee Snider to help the March of Dimes raise money to pursue its mission and fight premature ...

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ADLER'S APPETITE: Former BEAUTIFUL CREATURES Guitarist Steps In

Guitarist Michael Thomas (ASHBA, ex-BEAUTIFUL CREATURES, TUFF) will replace Keri Kelli on ADLER's APPETITE's upcoming European tour. "Keri is still in the band and still doing the [upcoming ADLER'S APPETITE debut] record but cannot do the Euro dates," ADLER'S APPETITE singer Jizzy Pearl said in an online posting. As previously reported, Kelli has joined Vince ...

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ANTHRAX's JOHN BUSH: Most Lead Singers Are Pricks

ANTHRAX singer John Bush recently spoke to ModernFix.com about the group's decision to re-record some of their early classics live in the studio as part of their 20th Anniversary Celebration (for the upcoming "Metallum Maximum Aeturnum" collection). Asked if he fears the band might upset purist fans that don't want them to "fuck with" the ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Added To CROSSROADS GUITAR FESTIVAL

According to a posting on Yngwie Malmsteen's official web site, the legendary Swedish guitarist has been confirmed to appear at the Crossroads Guitar Festival on June 5 in Austin, Texas. As previously reported, the Crossroads Guitar Festival will feature a "Metal Clinic" by Zakk Wylde (OZZY OSBOURNE, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY), Jerry Cantrell (ALICE IN CHAINS) ...

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