MÖTLEY CRÜE Guitarist Undergoes Hip-Replacement Surgery

MÖTLEY CRÜE guitarist Mick Mars underwent full hip replacement surgery in a minimally invasive surgical procedure Tuesday (Oct. 5) at Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. Mars has been struggling with the chronic, degenerative illness, ankylosing spondylitis. Following the operation, surgeon Dr. Brad Penenberg said, "The surgery went extremely well and I expect him to ...

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VALKIJA To Release Debut Album In November

Italian power metallers VALKIJA will release their debut album, entitled "Avengers of Steel", on November 26 though Sonic Age Records. The CD was recorded June 10-22, 2004 at Versus Studios in Athens, Greece and features nine "power metal dynamites sung by the divine voice of female singer Zoraija, [who] brings back the golden days of ...

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PARADISE LOST Announce New Album Title

PARADISE LOST announced today (Oct. 6) that the title of their newest album will be "Paradise Lost" — in celebration of their 10th studio album since their full-length debut, "Lost Paradise", was released in 1990. Artwork and tracklisting are still to be confirmed. The follow-up to 2002's "Symbol of Life", "Paradise Lost" was recorded primarily ...

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POISON's C.C. DEVILLE Tops List Of 'Worst Guitar Solos'

According to the Detroit Free Press, POISON guitarist C.C. DeVille's 1991 effort, called "Guitar Solo", has topped the list of "100 Worst Guitar Solos" published in the December issue of Guitar World magazine. Ted Nugent comes in at No. 7 with his "Wango Tango!!" from the 1980 "Scream Dream" album. The magazine's verdict? "The Motor ...

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NIGHTWISH Singer Rejects EVANESCENCE Comparisons

In a recent interview with Greece's Metal-Temple.com webzine, NIGHTWISH frontwoman Tarja Turunen spoke about the incredible European commercial success of the band's latest album, "Once", and her plans for a classical career away from NIGHTWISH. Several excerpts from the interview follow: Metal-Temple.com: You've conquered Europe and the band is bigger than ever. Do ...

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