BLAZE: Dates In Czech, Slovak Republics Postponed

BLAZE, the British band led by former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE singer Blaze Bayley, have been forced to cancel their previously announced dates in the Czech and Slovak Republics "due to circumstances beyond our control," according to a posting on the group's web site. "Ticket holders should contact their ticket outlet for more information. We are sorry ...

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M3 Announce Singer For Upcoming Tour

M3, the "classic WHITESNAKE" tribute band featuring Bernie Marsden (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Micky Moody (guitar, ex-WHITESNAKE), Neil Murray (ex-WHITESNAKE, BLACK SABBATH), Jimmy Copley (drums, ex-PAUL RODGERS, GILLAN, BECK), and Mark Stanway (keyboards, ex-MAGNUM), have recruited Stefan Berggren (SNAKES IN PARADISE, COMPANY OF SNAKES, RAZORBACK) to sing for the group for their upcoming dates in June following ...

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Report: New Trial Date Set In RUSH Guitarist's Battery Case

John Henderson of the Naples Daily News reports that a new trial date has been set in a battery case involving RUSH lead guitarist Alex Lifeson, and it falls right in the heart of the group's upcoming 30th anniversary tour. But Lifeson's (a.k.a. Alex Zivojinovich) defense attorney said he doesn't expect the trial to be ...

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DISIPLIN To Enter Studio In August

Norwegian extreme metallers DISIPLIN, featuring ex-members of MYRKSKOG and EVILIZER, have set "Quimbanda" as the title of their sophomore album, tentatively due in early 2005 though Moonfog Records. The follow-up to the group's 2003 self-titled debut will be recorded in August. DISIPLIN's self-produced debut featured guest appearances by ex-EMPEROR members Bård "Faust" Eithun and Samoth, ...

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IRON MAIDEN Singer Makes Surprise Appearance At LONDON GUITAR SHOW

IRON MAIDEN vocalist Bruce Dickinson made a surprise guest appearance with MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain and guitarist Phil Hilborne at the London Guitar Show this past weekend, according to MaidenFans.com. The special performance, which took place on Sunday, May 9, at The Wembley Conference Centre, featured Dickinson singing lead on several classic rock covers, including ...

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MUNICIPAL WASTE Sign With EARACHE RECORDS

Richmond, Virginia's "crossover kings" MUNICIPAL WASTE have inked a deal with Earache Records. MUNICIPAL WASTE deliver "blazing fast, raw thrash-core in the tradition of D.R.I., SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, 'Animosity'-era CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, NUCLEAR ASSAULT and ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT," according to an official press release. "All barely in their 20s, the members of MUNICIPAL WASTE inject youthful energy ...

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MUDVAYNE Tap Producer DAVE FORTMAN For New Album

MUDVAYNE have selected Dave Fortman (SUPERJOINT RITUAL, EVANESCENCE) to produce their third, as-yet-untitled, Epic Records release, tentatively due in the fall. Singer Chad Gray, guitarist Greg Tribbett, bassist Ryan Martinie and drummer Matt McDonough chose Fortman (a former guitarist for UGLY KID JOE) because they felt Dave could combine the band's extreme elements. "We've been ...

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