Former HELLOWEEN Drummer Comments On Departure

Former HELLOWEEN drummer Mark Cross has issued an official statement confirming his departure from the group (as first reported here last week). The statement reads as follows: "After being ill the past few months, it looks like I will no longer remain in HELLOWEEN. "Past September, a few days after I started the ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE Bassist To Launch Clothing Line

MÖTLEY CRÜE/BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION bassist Nikki Sixx has posted the following message to the "Rock'n'Roll Diary" section of CRÜE's official web site: "Me and [wife] Donna [D'Errico] are off to Vegas for the Magic Show Monday evening. We're unveiling the NSIXX [clothing] line at the Dragonfly booth all week. We're showing both the men's and ...

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MURDER SQUAD Set Spring Release Date For 'Ravenous, Murderous'

Sweden's MURDER SQUAD, featuring DISMEMBER bassist Rickard Cabeza, DISMEMBER vocalist Matti Kärki, ENTOMBED guitarist Uffe Cederlund and ENTOMBED drummer Peter Stjärnwind, will issue their sophomore album, "Ravenous, Murderous", in the spring through Threeman Recordings (ENTOMBED's own label). "We are still working for releases in North & South America and Asia and we will keep you ...

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WILL HAVEN: The DVD Update

WILL HAVEN have posted the following statement on their official web site: "First off thank you to everyone who came out to the [group's final] show in Sacramento. It was a very cool event. We had friends come out from England, Germany, Australia and a number of kids from around the USA. We had a ...

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DEEP PURPLE Singer Comments On Upcoming CD

DEEP PURPLE singer Ian Gillan has commented via his official web site on the group's recently-completed new album. The as-yet-untitled effort was produced by KID ROCK producer Michael Bradford and is tentatively due on Aug. 1. "The album is finished," Gillan wrote. "I think it sounds great, but my viewpoint is what you might call ...

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WHITESNAKE: European Tour Dates Released

WHITESNAKE have released the complete schedule for their upcoming European tour. Confirmed dates are as follows: May 08 – Ipswich, UK @ Ipswich Regent May 12 – Brighton, UK @ Brighton Centre May 13 – Bournemouth, UK @ BIC May 15 – Manchester, UK @ Evening News Arena May 16 – Birmingham, UK @ NEC ...

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COLD: New Single Posted Online

COLD's new single, "Stupid Girl", has been posted online at this location. "Stupid Girl" was co-written by WEEZER frontman Rivers Cuomo, who also sings background vocals on the song. The track comes off the group's forthcoming album, "Year Of The Spider", due on April 29 through Geffen Records. ...

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GARDENIAN Announce New Lineup, Begin Work On Fourth Album

Sweden's GARDENIAN have resurfaced after a lengthy, self-imposed hiatus and have announced details of a new lineup and album. Joining guitarist Niklas Engelin and drummer Thim Blom in the group's latest incarnation are TIME REQUIEM singer Apollo Papathanasio and former GOOSEFLESH bassist Robert Hakemo. Kriss Albertsson, who previously played bass in the group, remains a ...

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SEPULTURA Record Song For Brazilian Soundtrack

SEPULTURA have contributed a song for the soundtrack to the upcoming Brazilian movie "Lisbela e o Prisioneiro". The track, a new version of Zé Ramalho's "Dança das Borboletas", was laid down during the recording sessions for the band's forthcoming album, due in late spring/early summer. "Lisbela e o Prisioneiro" marks the second time SEPULTURA have ...

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