ROB HALFORD: I Have No Plans To Reunite With JUDAS PRIEST

Ex-JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford has issued a statement dispelling the persistent rumors of a possible reunion with his former bandmates and placing much of the blame for the proliferation of false information about his activities on his former management company, Sanctuary Music Group. Halford's statement reads as follows: "Briefly, I want to apologize to ...

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GRAVE Cancel European Tour

Long-running Swedish death metallers GRAVE have cancelled their European tour with DEFLESHED "for reasons out of the band's control and due to problems with the organization of the dates," according to an official press release. Plans exist for the group to embark on a full European tour later in the year. GRAVE will return to ...

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SYMPHONY X Explain Tour Cancellation

New Jersey's symphonic metal specialists SYMPHONY X have issued a statement regarding their involvement with the upcoming The 2003 Metal Gods Tour. The band was invited to perform the anticipated spring tour but has declined due to scheduling conflicts with their previously-committed European tour with STRATOVARIUS and their pending recording plans. Management has announced that ...

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Suspect In MIA ZAPATA Case Won't Fight Extradition

The man charged with strangling grunge singer Mia Zapata 10 years ago will not fight extradition to Seattle, his attorney said yesterday. Seattle police will have 30 days to pick up Jesus C. Mezquia in Florida in the 1993 killing, according to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Zapata, the 27-year-old lead singer of THE GITS, was found ...

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IN FLAMES: Cleveland Show Cancelled!

Sweden's IN FLAMES have been forced to cancel tonight's show at Odeon in Cleveland, Ohio "due to a major bus breakdown in the middle of nowhere," the band announced via a posting on their official web site. "We are, of course, truly for this and we will make it up for [the fans] on the ...

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EXODUS Drummer Pulls Out Of ANGEL WITCH Reunion

EXODUS drummer Tom Hunting has pulled out of the planned ANGEL WITCH reunion project in order to focus all his time on upcoming touring and recording commitments with his main band. In his place, ANGEL WITCH mainman Kevin Heybourne, bassist Jon Torres (WARNING SF, ULYSSES SIREN, LAAZ ROCKIT) and Lee Altus (HEATHEN, DIE KRUPPS) have ...

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FILTER's PATRICK: 'I'm Doing Crazy Stuff With My Music'

FILTER frontman Richard Patrick has posted the following message to the group's official web site: "It's all about the rock: I've written 5 songs for the new record and right now this feels so much like 'the Richard Patrick drum machine record', it's awesome. Not that I'm excluding Geno and the guys, but time and ...

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