SKINLAB Frontman Confirms Plans For DEFIANCE Reunion Show

SKINLAB frontman Steev Esquivel has confirmed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET that talks are underway for a reunion show by the long-defunct San Francisco Bay Area thrash band DEFIANCE. Esquivel joined DEFIANCE prior to the recording of their 1990 album "Void Terra Firma" and remained in the group until their split a couple of years later. "The guys ...

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W.A.S.P. To Return To The U.K. In November

Various U.K. online ticket vendors, including Ticketmaster.co.uk and SeeTickets.co.uk are offering tickets to W.A.S.P. shows in November. Although unconfirmed by Waspnation.com, the official site of Blackie Lawless' shock-rockers, it appears that W.A.S.P. will be returning to the London Astoria on November 5, while Nottingham Rock City will also feature on the tour. Rumors suggested they ...

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NIGHTWISH: 'Once' To Receive U.S. Release In October

Roadrunner Records has set an October 20 North American release date for the fifth NIGHTWISH album, "Once". The label will also issue the set in Australia and New Zealand. In July, the Spinefarm/Nuclear Blast release topped the European Top 100 Albums chart. "We are very pleased [about the deal with Roadrunner]," NIGHTWISH drummer Jukka Nevalainen ...

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SHARON OSBOURNE Colon Cancer Program Established

KABC-TV is reporting that Cedars-Sinai Medical Center announced Thursday (August 5) the establishment of the Sharon Osbourne Colon Cancer Program in honor of "The Osbournes" matriarch who has battled colon cancer that is now in remission. "I am passionate about making it my personal mission to do what I can to make sure ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Stage Cape To Be Auctioned Off

A yellow and purple satin stage cape worn by Ozzy Osbourne at the California Jam Festival in 1974 is expected to fetch around 4,000 pounds (approximately $7,400) at a London auction next month, according to Bloomberg. The Christie's International Sept. 29 sale of pop memorabilia will include additional items relating to THE WHO, THE BEATLES, ...

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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE Files Counter Lawsuit Against DAVID ELLEFSON

Billboard.biz is reporting that MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has filed a counter lawsuit against former MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson alleging that Ellefson on May 14 executed a settlement agreement in which he gave up his 20% interest in MEGADETH. Mustaine maintains that the settlement — which Ellefson alleges was signed under pressure and ultimately withdrawn ...

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THE CHASM Complete Work On New Album

THE CHASM have completed work on their new album, "The Spell of Retribution", tentatively due in November through Earache subsidiary Wicked World Records. Comprising 10 tracks with a running time of over 66 minutes, "The Spell of Retribution" represents THE CHASM's "most adventurous and ambitious project to date, and firmly sets them apart from the ...

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