AEROSMITH: No JOE PERRY Beef With STEVEN TYLER's Solo Plans

The Boston Herald spoke with AEROSMITH insiders about reports by Roger Friedman of FoxNews.com that Joe Perry was upset with talk that Steven Tyler would be doing a solo project. "Steven's been saying he's going to do a solo album for 10 years now," a friend of Tyler revealed. "And Joe is always saying he's ...

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STARRATS: Debut CD Delayed

Adrenaline Records has pushed back the release date of the debut CD from Danish hard rockers STARRATS, entitled "Broken Halo", to September 16. The delay is being attributed to "distribution problems," according to a statement from the band. STARRATS, who feature in their ranks former members of such acts as PUSH, FURY and THE BLACK ...

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JEFF SCOTT SOTO To Open For TYKETTO

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/current TALISMAN/SOUL SIRKUS singer Jeff Scott Soto and his solo band will be opening for TYKETTO on November 5 at the Wulfrun Hall in Wolverhampton, England and November 6 at The Empire in Belfast, Ireland. As previously reported, Soto has just issued a solo EP, entitled "Believe In Me", through Frontiers Records. A ...

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Former WHITESNAKE Guitarist To Rock For Charity

Former WHITESNAKE/current M3 guitarist Bernie Marsden and a host of musical friends will entertain 400 people or more in aid of both Cancer Research and The National Kidney Research Fund on September 10 in Tingewick, England. The event now has a special web site, www.partyinthepaddock.co.uk, and anyone interested can book tickets or make donations. In ...

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KISS To Tape Mexico Show For DVD Release

KISS have announced that they will tape an additional concert this month on their summer Rock the Nation tour for a forthcoming DVD release, according to the Associated Press. In a conference call Tuesday (August 3) from Palm Beach, Fla., singer Paul Stanley said the band would tape their August 17 show in Mexico City. ...

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KISS: Tampa And Pensacola Shows Cancelled

The KISS/POISON concerts postponed from Saturday, July 31 and Sunday, August 1 in Tampa and Pensacola, respectively, have been cancelled. "Due to commitments with tour routing we were unable to reschedule this date," reads a posting on KISS' web site. "Patrons holding tickets for this performance can receive refunds at point of purchase. Online and ...

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GATES OF METAL Festival: Photos Posted Online

Around 100 photos taken at this year's Gates of Metal festival on July 31 in Hultsfred, Sweden have been posted online at the MetalHeart.se web site. Among the bands that performed at the festival were MORBID ANGEL, WITHIN TEMPTATION, FINNTROLL, STRATOVARIUS, SODOM, MESHUGGAH, SONATA ARCTICA and DRAGONFORCE. To view all the photos, click

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PARAGON Name New CD

German power metallers PARAGON have set "Revenge" as the title of their upcoming album, tentatively due in early 2005 through Remedy Records. The follow-up to last year's "The Dark Legacy" will be recorded at Karo Studio beginning in mid-August. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Assassins", "Before The Storm", "Revenge", "Impaler" and "Traitor". ...

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