OPETH To Tour U.K. In March

Acclaimed Swedish metallers OPETH will embark on a U.K. tour in March. This trek will be the first of two U.K. tours planned for 2003, and is very specifically geared towards the heavier material featured on the group's recent "Deliverance" CD. The second, yet-to-be-scheduled tour is planned to show the "Damnation" side of OPETH — ...

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HANOI ROCKS Guitarist To Star In 'OSBOURNES'-Style TV Series

HANOI ROCKS guitarist Andy McCoy and his wife Angela will star in an "Osbournes"-style reality sitcom, set to premiere on Finnish television next fall. The show, which has a working title of "Andy and Angela Show", will be produced and directed by the bass player and music video director Tuukka Temonen from the Finnish national ...

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SAMMY HAGAR To Appear At Benefit Event

Former VAN HALEN frontman Sammy Hagar will be performing at New George's nightclub at 842-4th St. in San Rafael, California on Monday, Dec. 23. At 3:00 p.m. on the day of the show, $25.00 gift certificates, toys, clothing and donations will be accepted in exchange for a ticket to the show on that evening. The ...

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SNAKE RIVER CONSPIRACY's SLATER: We Won't Be Compared To GARBAGE Again

SNAKE RIVER CONSPIRACY mainman Jason Slater has commented on the direction of the group's forthcoming follow-up to their "Sonic Jihad" debut (2000), due sometime in 2003 through an as-yet-undetermined label. "SONIC JIHAD IS DEAD!!!!!!!!!," Jason wrote on the band's official web site. "I'm kidding… That shit was cool at the time, but it would sound ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE To Release New Studio Album Next Year

OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist Zakk Wylde has already written and recorded material for the next Ozzy studio album, which is expected to surface sometime next year, according to www.blacklabelsociety.net. Meanwhile, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY are hard at work on a new studio album, "The Blessed Hellride", due in the spring through Spitfire Records. The follow-up to this ...

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MOTÖRHEAD's MIKKEY DEE In Swedish Eurodance Shocker!

MOTÖRHEAD drummer Mikkey Dee is set to join Swedish eurodance star E-TYPE on tour in January and February, Swedish newspaper GT has reported. E-TYPE has been one of the country's most successful artists over the past decade, with record sales in the million range. E-TYPE (real name Martin Eriksson) himself was a metal drummer in ...

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IRON MAIDEN: European Concert Ticket Update

IRON MAIDEN have posted the following update on the ticket situation for the group's upcoming European summer tour dates: "As you will see the shows in Scandinavia are nearly sold out so if you're thinking about getting a ticket we suggest you don't think about it too long! As many of you already know the ...

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MARTIN AIN To Sing On New CELTIC FROST Album

CELTIC FROST bassist Martin Ain will handle lead vocal duties on at least two songs on the band's upcoming studio effort, which is currently being recorded for a 2003 release. The band's frontman, Tom Gabriel Fischer, has posted the following update on the recording sessions for the upcoming CD, tentatively titled "Probe": "The vocals to ...

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Ex-DEEP PURPLE Keyboardist To Tour Australia

Former DEEP PURPLE keyboardist Jon Lord has announced a series of dates for Australia. He will tour with an orchestra and perform music from albums such as "The Gemini Suite", "Sarabande" and "Pictured Within". Confirmed dates are as follows: Jan. 23 - Sydney Opera House – Sydney, AUS (Concerto) Jan. 25 - Sydney Opera House ...

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MALEVOLENT CREATION Announce U.S. Tour

Florida death metallers MALEVOLENT CREATION have announced the dates for their upcoming North American tour. They are as follows: Jan. 29 - Marquee Theater - Jacksonville, FL Jan. 30 - Will's Pub - Orlando, FL Jan. 31 - Liar's Club - Tampa, FL Feb. 01 - Beta Bar - Tallahassee, FL Feb. 02 - The ...

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