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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WHITESNAKE: U.K. Dates Announced

According to TotalRock, WHITESNAKE have confirmed the following U.K. dates in October: Oct. 07 – Glasgow, UK @ Clyde Auditorium Oct. 08 - Newcastle, UK @ City Hall Oct. 10 - Manchester, UK @ Carling Apollo Oct. 11 - Wolverhampton, UK @ Civic Hall Oct. 14 - Ipswich, UK @ Regent Theatre Oct. 15 - ...

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LEASH LAW Set U.S. Release Date For Debut Album

LEASH LAW, the new Florida-based group featuring vocalist Wade Black (ex-CRIMSON GLORY, SEVEN WITCHES), guitarist Rick Renstrom (ROB ROCK), drummer Richard Christy (ICED EARTH, ex-DEATH), bassist Stephen Elder (ROB ROCK), and guitarist Emo Mowery (TIWANAKU, ex-NOCTURNUS), have set a May 25 U.S. release date through Black Lotus Records for their debut album, "Dogface". Distribution for ...

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BLUDGEON Enter Studio To Record New Album

Chicago-based metallers BLUDGEON entered the studio earlier this week to continue work on a new album, tentatively due later in the year. Click here to see pictures from the studio. BLUDGEON were the first signing to MANOWAR's Magic Circle Music and had their debut album produced by MANOWAR bassist Joey DeMaio. A live ...

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MINDGRINDER To Support TESTAMENT In Oslo

Norwegian extreme metal band MINDGRINDER, featuring ex-SOURCE OF TIDE drummer/keyboardist Cosmocrator, will be opening for TESTAMENT on June 10 at Rockefeller in Oslo. Also appearing on the bill will be NOCTURNAL BREED. MINDGRINDER issued their debut album, "MindTech", last month through Nocturnal Art Productions. The CD was recorded in December 2002 at Akkerhaugen Lydstudio (EMPEROR, ...

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THE HOLLYWOOD ALLSTARS: Live Dates Announced

THE HOLLYWOOD ALLSTARS, the new band featuring Jeff Pilson (ex-DOKKEN, DIO) on bass, Chas West (ex-BONHAM, LYNCH MOB) on vocals, Alan Krigger (ex-GIUFFRIA, HOUSE OF LORDS) and Vinny Appice (DIO, ex-BLACK SABBATH) on drums, and Carlos Cavazo (ex-QUIET RIOT) on guitar, have announced the following dates during May/June: May 21 - Tarzana, CA @ Paladino's ...

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STATIC-X: European Tour Dates Announced

STATIC-X have announced the following European tour dates during June: Jun. 04 - Rock Im Park – Nurnberg, GER Jun. 05 – Download – Donington, UK Jun. 06 - Rock Am Ring - Nurburgring, GER Jun. 09 - Super Bock Super Rock – Lisbon, POR Jun. 11 - Aerodrome Festival - AUT Jun. 14 – ...

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