DARKANE To Support MESHUGGAH In Scandinavia

MESHUGGAH have tapped DARKANE as the opening act on their upcoming Scandinavian tour. "They are friends of ours and they're really nice guys so this should be a peaceful and 'happy go lucky' tour hahahaha....," reads a statement on MESHUGGAH's official web site. "Happy go lucky..what kind of phrase is that??" Confirmed dates are as ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN: Rescheduled European Dates Announced

Legendary Swedish guitarist YNGWIE MALMSTEEN has announced the rescheduled dates for his upcoming European tour. They are as follows: Mar. 14 – Mucamba - Madrid, ESP Mar. 15 - Sala Gares - Pampolona, ESP Mar. 16 – Bikini - Barcelona, ESP Mar. 18 – Alcatraz - Milan, ITA Mar. 19 – Tenax - Firenze, ITA ...

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KISS: No Pyro At Las Vegas Gig

The Las Vegas Sun reports that KISS and the Las Vegas-based fireworks company they work with mutually decided Wednesday not to have any displays when the band plays at Rain in the Desert at Palms on March 16. Bob Ross, president of Pyrotech explained, "Two reasons for the change. First is out of respect for ...

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PALE FOREST To Release New EP, Tour With THE GATHERING

Norway's PALE FOREST will release a new limited-edition mini CD digipack, titled "The Anonymous Caesar" to coincide with their European tour as openers for THE GATHERING in March/April. The CD will include four live tracks, a new song and a cover of PINK FLOYD's "Welcome To The Machine". In other news, PALE FOREST have announced ...

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THE USED's MCCRACKEN: Why I Broke Up With KELLY OSBOURNE

Playboy magazine recently caught up with THE USED frontman Bert McCracken who explained how he broke up with Kelly Osbourne. "I did it over the phone. I'm such a dickhead. She's the most important girlfriend I've ever had. We're best friends. It was just always so pleasant when she was around. And it smelled better. ...

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THE BONDED BY METAL OVER EUROPE TOUR 2003: Complete Lineup Announced!

The complete lineup for the upcoming the upcoming "The Bonded By Metal Over Europe Tour 2003" has finally been announced. According to the organizers, Belgium's Metallysee Productions, the trek — which is scheduled to begin in October — will feature appearances by the following groups: EXODUS NUCLEAR ASSAULT AGENT STEEL BEHEMOTH MORTICIAN CARNAL FORGE OCCULT ...

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JIMI HENDRIX Video Gets RN'R HALL OF FAME Staffer Fired

Julius Davis, an education programs manager at Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, lost his job Friday, about two weeks after screening a video featuring Jimi Hendrix to a large group of fifth-graders, according to Cleveland's The Plain Dealer. Davis' dismissal came after one teacher complained to the Hall that the presentation ...

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GREAT WHITE Concert Death Toll Reduced By One

The death toll in last week's nightclub fire in Rhode Island was reduced by one to 96, and all the victims have been identified, the governor said Thursday. Gov. Don Carcieri said the final toll was determined after the medical examiner finished examining all the remains. It wasn't immediately clear what caused the discrepancy. The ...

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FINNTROLL Complete Work On New CD

Finland's FINNTROLL have set "Visor Om Slutet" as the title for their recently-completed "acoustic/experimental" CD, the group's first with new singer Tapio Wilska. The group had originally planned on recording only an EP's worth of material, but reportedly had so much fun during the sessions — which took place at a studio just outside Helsinki, ...

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