TOURNIQUET Drummer To Release DVD

TOURNIQUET drummer Ted Kirkpatrick has pushed back the projected release date of his DVD, "Circadian Rhythms - The Drumming World of Ted Kirkpatrick", to November 21. "We have had a few glitches in the final editing of the DVD that are nearly sorted out so we can get the master to manufacturing," the band write ...

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SKID ROW To Give Free Concert In Germany

SKID ROW will be giving a free concert on Thursday (November 6) at Musikzentrum in Hannover, Germany. The group, who are touring Europe in support of their latest release, "Thickskin", were forced to cancel their previously announced Nov. 6 gig in Hamburg due to "technical problems." Upcoming SKID ROW tour dates: w/ DEF LEPPARD: Nov. ...

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NIGHTWISH: Never Lose The Faith

NIGHTWISH drummer Jukka Nevalainen has posted the following studio diary entry to the band's web site: "Well, [the] demo [for the new album] is ready and it turned out to be quite a package... Some songs are already ready to be recorded but some will still take a lot of work and tears and sleepless ...

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JENS JOHANSSON Says GINGER BAKER Is A Bigger Asshole Than YNGWIE

In an interview with Electricbasement.com, STRATOVARIUS keyboardist and journeyman musician Jens Johansson (MASTERMIND, ex-DIO, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) explained his thoughts on working with classic rock legend Ginger Baker (CREAM). "He's a very peculiar person," Jens said. "At the time, he was 55 years old and extremely grumpy and hostile. He was complaining heavily about everything. He ...

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KID ROCK Tapes Christmas Special

KID ROCK taped a concert Tuesday night (November 4) for a 90-minute holiday-themed television special, according to the Associated Press. "A Kid Rock Christmas", which is to air Dec. 14 on VH1, will include clips from Tuesday's show, an animated short that features KID ROCK doing his own version of "The Twelve Days of Christmas" ...

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ENTOMBED Cancel Toronto Show

Sweden's ENTOMBED were reportedly forced to cancel their appearance at The Opera House in Toronto, Ontario (Canada) Tuesday night (November 4) after drummer Peter Stjärnvind was taken ill and had to be rushed to the hospital. No further information is available at this time. ENTOMBED are in the middle of a North American tour with ...

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DREAM THEATER's JORDAN RUDESS To Release New Solo Album

DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess has posted the following message on his web site: "Hello everyone. It's my birthday today and it's a great day to announce lots of big JR news. "As a lot of you know, on November the 11th, DREAM THEATER's 'Train of Thought' is coming out. The tour will begin in ...

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