Former DIO Guitarist Completes Work On New Solo CD

Former DIO/WORLD WAR III guitarist TRACY G has completed work on his latest solo CD, "Deviating From The Set List", featuring covers of classic rock tunes. The album, which reportedly took a year to record, includes guest appearances from 24 artists, among them Ralph Saenz (vocals - ATOMIC PUNK, METAL SHOP), Ray Luzier (drums - ...

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TURBONEGRO Classics To Be Reissued

Norway's TURBONEGRO — recently reformed after a four-year break — will have two of their classic albums reissued in January on compact disc in a revised packaging. "Apocalypse Dudes" will contain three enhanced bonus video tracks — the promo clips for "Get It On" and "Are You Ready For Some Darkness", plus a live clip ...

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DEFTONES Guest Vocalist Makes Music Available Online

Singer Rodleen, who provided guest vocals on the DEFTONES "White Pony" album track "Knife Party" has made available in MP3 format 52 songs from 1997 at her site www.anarchyawakening.com Rodleen will be hosting a party on Dec. 23 at the Dragonfly in Hollywood, California, where she will perform with a band along with other featured ...

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PARADISE LOST: More European Dates Announced

PARADISE LOST have announced additional dates for their upcoming European tour, set to take place during February/March. They are as follows: Feb. 13 - La Teire - Strasbourg, FRA Feb. 14 - Tor 3 - Dusseldorf, GER Feb. 15 - PC69 - Bielfield, GER Feb. 16 - Collumbafritz - Berlin, GER Feb. 17 - Easy ...

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OPETH To Tour U.K. In March

Acclaimed Swedish metallers OPETH will embark on a U.K. tour in March. This trek will be the first of two U.K. tours planned for 2003, and is very specifically geared towards the heavier material featured on the group's recent "Deliverance" CD. The second, yet-to-be-scheduled tour is planned to show the "Damnation" side of OPETH — ...

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HANOI ROCKS Guitarist To Star In 'OSBOURNES'-Style TV Series

HANOI ROCKS guitarist Andy McCoy and his wife Angela will star in an "Osbournes"-style reality sitcom, set to premiere on Finnish television next fall. The show, which has a working title of "Andy and Angela Show", will be produced and directed by the bass player and music video director Tuukka Temonen from the Finnish national ...

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SAMMY HAGAR To Appear At Benefit Event

Former VAN HALEN frontman Sammy Hagar will be performing at New George's nightclub at 842-4th St. in San Rafael, California on Monday, Dec. 23. At 3:00 p.m. on the day of the show, $25.00 gift certificates, toys, clothing and donations will be accepted in exchange for a ticket to the show on that evening. The ...

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SNAKE RIVER CONSPIRACY's SLATER: We Won't Be Compared To GARBAGE Again

SNAKE RIVER CONSPIRACY mainman Jason Slater has commented on the direction of the group's forthcoming follow-up to their "Sonic Jihad" debut (2000), due sometime in 2003 through an as-yet-undetermined label. "SONIC JIHAD IS DEAD!!!!!!!!!," Jason wrote on the band's official web site. "I'm kidding… That shit was cool at the time, but it would sound ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE To Release New Studio Album Next Year

OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist Zakk Wylde has already written and recorded material for the next Ozzy studio album, which is expected to surface sometime next year, according to www.blacklabelsociety.net. Meanwhile, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY are hard at work on a new studio album, "The Blessed Hellride", due in the spring through Spitfire Records. The follow-up to this ...

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MOTÖRHEAD's MIKKEY DEE In Swedish Eurodance Shocker!

MOTÖRHEAD drummer Mikkey Dee is set to join Swedish eurodance star E-TYPE on tour in January and February, Swedish newspaper GT has reported. E-TYPE has been one of the country's most successful artists over the past decade, with record sales in the million range. E-TYPE (real name Martin Eriksson) himself was a metal drummer in ...

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