BLIND GUARDIAN Utilize RHAPSODY Drummer During Brazilian Tour

BLIND GUARDIAN are utilizing the services of RHAPSODY drummer Alex Holzwarth for the duration of their Brazilian tour due to a tendon infection suffered by regular BG skinsman Thomas Stauch which is preventing him from performing live for the next few weeks. The following is a statement issued by Stauch to the Brazilian fans explaining ...

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Former MEGADETH Duo Guest On Forthcoming Country/R&B CD

Former MEGADETH members Dave Ellefson (bass) and Marty Friedman (guitar) joined Nashville recording artist Steve Richards at The Saltmine studios in Phoenix yesterday (August 11th) to lay down a version of the track "That Makes It Tough", one of the last songs written by BUDDY HOLLY. Additional musicians on the recording included keyboardist Jimmy Nichols, ...

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THE WILDHEARTS Extend UK Tour

THE WILDHEARTS have extended their September/October UK tour. The newly-added dates are as follows: Sep. 26 – Garage – Glasgow, UK Oct. 02 - JB's – Dudley, UK Oct. 06 - Kerrang! Weekender - Camber Sands, UK Oct. 07 - Coal Exchange – Cardiff, UK Oct. 08 – University – Liverpool, UK Oct. 10 – ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: Korean Date Postponed

GUNS N' ROSES have backed out their previously-announced appearance in Seoul, Korea on September 27th and are strongly rumored to have withdrawn from their planned Australian and Indonesian shows (which were reportedly set to happen on September 11-25 and September 29th, respectively) in order to concentrate on completing work on the band's perennially-delayed new album, ...

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DARK FUNERAL Part With Guitarist DOMINION

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL have parted ways with guitarist Dominion, who left the group "to pursue other musical avenues," a band representative has told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. "They are looking at other people right now but nothing is set yet [in terms of a permanent replacement]." In other news, DARK FUNERAL's prematurely-announced Australian tour (first reported ...

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