TWISTED SISTER Frontman To Perform At SCHWARZENEGGER Rally

TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider will perform the group's '80s smash song "We're Not Gonna Take It" at an Arnold Schwarzenegger rally on Sunday (October 5) in Sacramento. Schwarzenegger's campaign made the announcement Tuesday (September 30) that the song was selected to be the California gubernatorial candidate's official campaign anthem. "It is a fabulous song, ...

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LORD BELIAL Part Ways With Drummer (Again)

Sweden's LORD BELIAL have parted ways with drummer Daniel Moilanen (half-brother of former SHOTGUN MESSIAH guitarist Harry K. Cody) less than four months after recruiting him to replace Michael Backelin. No reason was given for his departure. Moilanen (ex-RELEVANT FEW) will reportedly focus all his attention on his main band RUNEMAGICK and the recording sessions ...

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IN FLAMES: Back In Recording Mode

Sweden's IN FLAMES have entered a rented house/converted studio in Denmark to record the follow-up to 2002's "Reroute To Remain", tentatively due in early 2004. The CD, which is being produced by Daniel Bergstrand (MESHUGGAH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) and Örjan Örnkloo (ex-MISERY LOVES CO.), will surface through Nuclear Blast Records in Europe, with whom the ...

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KISS' 'Symphony' DVD Enters Australian Chart At No. 1

KISS's "Kiss Symphony" DVD has entered the Australian Music DVD chart at No. 1, according to the official web site of the Australian Record Industry Association (ARIA). The DVD, which features KISS members Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Peter Criss and Tommy Thayer playing classic songs such as "Rock And Roll All Nite", "Deuce", ...

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SUICIDAL TENDENCIES: MUIR Reports From Kentucky's FEST FIVE

SUICIDAL TENDENCIES frontman Mike Muir has posted the following report from the band's appearance at last weekend's 105.1 WLRS' Fest Five event on the Great Lawn in Louisville, Kentucky: "Lori, the bands booking agent called Wednesday, saying she just got a call asking if we were available and willing to fly out a play a ...

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STRATOVARIUS: DVD Release Date Pushed Back

Finnish neo-classical metallers STRATOVARIUS have been forced to postpone the release date of their forthcoming DVD to April 2004 from the previously announced January. More information about the contents of the upcoming DVD will be made available soon. STRATOVARIUS will release their new album, "Elements Pt. 2", on October 27 through Nuclear Blast Records. "Elements ...

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MASTERPLAN Vocalist To Release New Solo Album

Vocalist extraordinaire Jorn Lande (MASTERPLAN, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, VAGABOND) is hard at work on his third solo album, "Out To Every Nation", tentatively due in early 2004 through AFM Records. Joining Lande (silly video) in the recording lineup for the new effort are bassist Magnus Rosèn (HAMMERFALL), guitarist Jõrn Viggo Lofstad, and drummer Stian ...

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KROKUS Singer Lays Down Vocals On New WARRIOR Album

KROKUS singer Marc Storace has finished laying down vocal tracks on the new WARRIOR album, tentatively due in early 2004. "I'm finally back home from my two-week studio trip to L.A. and three-week tour of Europe with KROKUS and …. all went amazingly well!" Storace writes in an online post. "15 Years Later / Los ...

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