Ex-MEGADETH Guitarist MARTY FRIEDMAN Pays Tribute To Fallen Legend

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman says that he and fellow ex-MEGADETH member, bassist Dave Ellefson, injected a rock'n'roll feel to the unfinished BUDDY HOLLY tune, "That Makes It Tough", which the duo helped re-record last weekend for an upcoming album by vocalist STEVE RICHARDS (as first reported here on Monday). "Buddy would have rocked it ...

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RUSH Add New Leg Of North American Tour Dates

Veteran Canadian prog-rockers RUSH have tacked on a new leg of North American tour dates in support of their latest Anthem/Atlantic Records album, Vapor Trails. Vapor Trails debuted at No. 6 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 254,000 copies in the US, according to SoundScan. RUSH's new tour dates are as follows: Oct. 05 ...

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CRIMINAL To Participate In Online Chat

CRIMINAL, the formerly Chile-based act featuring former PENTAGRAM mainman Anton Reisenegger, ex-CRADLE OF FILTH bassist Rob Eaglestone, ex-EXTREME NOISE TERROR drummer Zac O'Neil and former ENTWINED keyboardist Mark Royce, will be participating in a live chat via their official web site (www.criminal.cl) this Sunday, August 18th at 22:00 GMT. As previously reported, CRIMINAL ...

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EXODUS, TECHNOCRACY To Perform Hometown Gig

The reunited EXODUS and up-and-coming Bay Area act TECHNOCRACY, who feature in their ranks current MACHINE HEAD touring guitarist Phil Demmel (also a member of VIO-LENCE), will be appearing at the Pound in San Francisco, California on Friday, September 13th. As previously reported, EXODUS will embark on a short European tour during December. Among the ...

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OZZY, SHARON OSBOURNE "Adopt" Cancer Orphan

Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne are opening their hearts and wallets to their daughter's best friend — who lost his mom to the same cancer Sharon is battling, according to the New York Post. Robert Marcato's mom, Regan, died last week at 36 of colon cancer. Now Ozzy and Sharon will "adopt" Robert, pay for his ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: AXL ROSE Speaks!!

A few hours before GUNS N' ROSES arrived in China for the start of the band's Chinese Democracy World Tour (they will be performing tonight at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Center), frontman Axl Rose conducted a brief interview from which the following excerpts are provided: On launching the tour in China: Axl: "It's ...

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