GREAT WHITE Tour Manager: Pyro Documents Destroyed

GREAT WHITE's tour manager told Rhode Island investigators he has paperwork outlining the band's general use of pyrotechnics, but he said all the documents specific to the show that led to a deadly nightclub fire were destroyed in the blaze, according to the Associated Press. Dan Biechele told investigators the paperwork from the booking of ...

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BRAINSTORM Begin Work On New Album

Germany's BRAINSTORM have posted the following message to their official web site: "Hi BRAINSTORM-Troopers, first of all, we hope you all had a good start in 2003! It's time to break the silence again for an update on our plans for 2003. We are in the studio to record our new CD. We are simply ...

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DEF LEPPARD Drummer Organizes Benefit In L.A.

DEF LEPPARD drummer Rick Allen and the staff of his Raven Drum Foundation have organized a special event called "Soul Of The Drum" on Saturday, March 15 in North Hollywood, California. According to LEPPARD's official web site, "Soul Of The Drum" is a workshop, ceremony, benefit show and celebration, all in one event that combines ...

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FILTER's PATRICK: 'Almost Done Writing' New Album

FILTER frontman Richard Patrick has posted the following message to the group's official web site: "Hey guys, sorry I haven't posted in awhile but I've been really busy. Man it's bizarre, because I moved to California and I've kind of had a lot of time by myself, the new stuff is starting to sound a ...

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GURD Set Release Date For 'Encounter'

Switzerland's GURD, the band formed out of the ashes of the Swiss power-thrash metal legends POLTERGEIST, have set an April 1 release date through Denmark's Diehard Music for their new album, "Encounter". The complete track listing for "Encounter" is as follows: 01. Razorblade 02. Can't Take Back 03. Mayday 04. A New War 05. Older ...

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DEADSETT Enter Studio, Line Up Live Gigs

DEADSETT, the new band featuring former PISSING RAZORS frontman Jason Bragg, are recording a new demo at the Los Angeles Recording Workshop with engineer/producer Matt Snell. According to the band, "This new demo will have some serious balls." Upcoming DEADSETT tour dates: Mar. 13 – Downey, CA @ The Stardust Mar. 29 – Eagle Rock, ...

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AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE: Just For The Record

AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE have set "Just For the Record" as the tentative title for their next studio effort, due later in the year through American Recordings. Among the tracks set to appear on the effort are: 01. Average Everyday Atrocity 02. Gone Wrong 03. March 04. Our Only Way Out 05. The Point of Getting ...

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AC/DC's MALCOLM YOUNG: BON SCOTT Has Never Left The Band

Late AC/DC singer Bon Scott, who died in 1980 after a drunken binge, is being inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame posthumously, and guitarist Malcolm Young says the flamboyant frontman will certainly be in the house — in spirit, at least. "[Bon]'s never left the band," Malcolm explained. "That's just the way ...

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