JIMI HENDRIX's Half-Million Dollar Guitar To Be Sold

A charred guitar set alight on stage by JIMI HENDRIX could become the most expensive guitar ever sold when it gets auctioned off in London next month, according to Hits Daily Double. The 1963 Fender Stratocaster is being offered for sale by Dweezil Zappa. One of Hendrix's roadies had given it to Dweezil's father Frank ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Denies Tour Rumors

Malmsteen Management, who represent Swedish guitar legend YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, have issued the following statement via the guitarist's official web site: "There have been numerous rumors that Yngwie Malmsteen will be playing and taking part in various concert tours [including a possible tour called Ultimate Guitar Experience with Yngwie, Uli Jon Roth, and Al Di Meola ...

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BRITNY FOX Prepare To Record New CD

BRITNY FOX are set to enter the studio in October to begin recording their new CD, due in spring/summer 2003 via Spitfire Records. In related news, BRITNY FOX guitarist Michael Kelly Smith will issue a full-length CD with his band RAZAMANAZ via Perris Records in October. According to an official press release, the album — ...

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DEE SNIDER RADIO Dropped By CLEAR CHANNEL COMMUNICATIONS

Dee Snider Radio, the syndicated radio program hosted by former TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider, has reportedly parted ways with WMRQ/Clear Channel Communications. The following is a message purported to have been posted by Dee on the DSR fan site deesniderradio-peeps.org: "Dear Peeps, as of approximately 1pm on Thursday August 22, Dee Snider Radio ceased ...

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CANDLEMASS: Stockholm Signing Session Announced

The reunited classic line-up of CANDLEMASS—vocalist Messiah Marcolin, bassist/founder Leif Edling, guitarist Mats Björkman, lead guitarist Lars Johansson and drummer Jan Lindh—will take part in a signing session at Stockholm's Record and CD Exchange, located at Gamla Brogatan, at 4:00 PM on Saturday, August 31st. The band are scheduled to perform live at Stockholm's Klubben ...

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ELVENKING Explain Singer's Departure

Italian "pagan metal" act ELVENKING have issued the following statement regarding the departure of singer Damnagoras from the group's ranks: "I know that it is a shocking news for all of you as well as it was for us! "The reason behind Damna's departure is unfortunately health... He's not so well, and singing is a ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Frontman Reveals Details About Forthcoming CD

GUNS N' ROSES' forthcoming album, Chinese Democracy, will contain 18 songs and will be accompanied by a bonus CD that will include 10 extra tracks, frontman Axl Rose told the audience during the band's reportedly impressive performance at Docklands Arena in London last night. According to the singer, most of the new songs that have ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE's GEOFF TATE: 'I Was Never A Metalhead'

QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate has admitted in a recent interview that he was never into metal music and he cited ULTRAVOX and THOMPSON TWINS as two of his primary influences during the band's formative years — a far cry from the traditional metal movement that QUEENSRŸCHE was instrumental in launching in the years that followed. ...

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VAN HALEN Singer Trio To Share Stage In Boston

Former VAN HALEN frontman Gary Cherone will reportedly join fellow ex-VH singer Sammy Hagar and VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony for an encore rendition of one of VAN HALEN's Sammy-era tunes (likely to be "Dreams") during the August 28th stop of the Heavyweight Champs of Rock and Roll tour (also featuring fellow ex-VH singer Dave ...

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