SAXON: Songwriting Sessions Underway

SAXON frontman Biff Byford has posted the following update to the band's official web site: "Well its about time I filled you in on what's happening SAXON wise. So the DVD finally came out and it seems everybody loves it, it took some time to locate somebody to make the booklet and put it all ...

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HUNDRED REASONS To Support AC/DC In London

British five-piece HUNDRED REASONS have been confirmed as support for AC/DC at London Carling Hammersmith Apollo on October 21. As previously reported, AC/DC sold more than 4,000 tickets for the one-off U.K. show in just four minutes. AC/DC's appearance at Carling Apollo Hammersmith will be the band's first U.K. show since playing Milton Keynes Bowl ...

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JOURNEY's NEAL SCHON To Make G3 Appearance

According to the official JOURNEY web site, Neal Schon will be making two special guest appearances on the G3 '03 tour with Joe Satriani, Yngwie Malmsteen and Steve Vai. He will perform on Friday, October 17 at the Chronicle Pavilion in Concord, California and Monday, October 27 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. (Thanks: ...

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THE GATHERING Singer Guests On LAWN CD

THE GATHERING frontwoman Anneke van Giersbergen has recorded a guest appearance for the new CD from Dutch post-rockers LAWN. A release party for the album, titled "Backspace", will take place on October 24 at Vera in Groningen, Holland and Anneke will join the group on stage to perform the track live. For more information, visit ...

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SYMPHORCE Complete Work On 'Twice Second'

German power metallers SYMPHORCE, featuring BRAINSTORM frontman Andy B. Franck, have completed work on their new album, titled "Twice Second". The follow-up to 2002's "PhorcefulAhead" was recorded at House Of Music studios in Winterbach, Germany in September with producer Achim Köhler (BRAINSTORM, PRIMAL FEAR) and is due on January 12 through Metal Blade Records. "I ...

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DISTURBED To Unleash 'Weapon' In November

"Music as a Weapon II", a live CD recorded on the spring tour of that same name, will be released on November 18 through Intoxication/Reprise Records, according to Billboard.com. The set, which will feature contributions from DISTURBED, TAPROOT, CHEVELLE and UNLOCO, will be available in two versions, a CD and a CD/DVD combo set. The ...

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BRUCE KULICK: 'I'm Fine!'

Former KISS and current GRAND FUNK RAILROAD guitarist Bruce Kulick is at home and recovering after being hit by two stray bullets outside a nightclub in Hollywood last night. Kulick attended a concert by MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil at the Key Club on Sunset Blvd., and left the with a friend at 1:30 a.m. ...

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DR. CHUD's X-WARD To Kick Off Tour This Weekend

X-WARD, the new project led by Dr. Chud, will kick off their 2003 "Diagnosis for Death" tour in Baltimore, Maryland on October 17. Dr. Chud, best known as the drummer for the MISFITS (1995-2000) and the post-MISFITS project GRAVES, steps out from behind the kit to handle vocals in the new group. The band's lineup ...

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