MICHAEL SCHENKER Quits UFO — Again

Guitarist Michael Schenker has quit UFO. The official statement announcing Schenker's departure from the group reads as follows: "Michael Schenker quits UFO!!! Michael gives back his 50% so they can tour (without Michael Schenker). Be aware if you buy a UFO concert ticket — it will be without Michael Schenker! Don't be fooled again." In ...

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L/P Set American Release Date For Debut CD

L/P, the new group featuring former DOKKEN members George Lynch (guitar) and Jeff Pilson (bass/vocals), have set an April 8 release date through Spitfire Records for their debut self-titled offering. The complete track listing for the album is as follows: 01. Breath & A Scream 02. Beast In The Box 03. When You Bleed 04. ...

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LIMP BIZKIT Frontman Takes 'Inspirational, Romantic' Trip

LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst has posted the following message at www.limpbizkit.com: "Just got back from La Jolla, CA. Night before last, I decided to go on an inspirational romantic trip to a private Spanish estate on the cliffs above black beach. I took a helicopter there and had such an amazing time. No one ...

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TOMMY LEE Is Drinkin' Heavy, Tippin' Light

The following item was originally published in today's edition of the New York Post: Randy rocker Tommy Lee was well-lubricated for a recent recording session. Lee and his bandmates showed up to Rande Gerber's The Whiskey in the W Times Square the other night and proceeded to drink dirty gin martinis. Then, they tottered out ...

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ICED EARTH Mainman To Publish Band Autobiography

ICED EARTH mainman Jon Schaffer has posted the following message via the group's official web site (www.icedearth.com): "Greetings, "Well, now that the [record] deal [with SPV/Steamhammer] is finally done, studio arrangements are being made. We are getting a later start than I wanted but that's rock n roll. We should be recording in mid-March and ...

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ANKLA Announce Upcoming Gigs

Los Angeles-based ANKLA, featuring guitarist Ramon Ortiz (PUYA), Brazilian vocalist Ikaro Stafford, L.A local J.J. McNeal on bass, and drummer Aaron Rossi (STRIFE, SHELTER, MEDICATION), have announced the following dates in February: Feb. 14 – Concord, CA @ Bourbon St Bar and Grill Feb. 15 – Alameda, CA @ Rooster House ...

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KILL II THIS Set Release Date For 'Mass.[Down.]-Sin.(Drone.)'

Britain's KILL II THIS have set a May 5 European release date for their new album, "Mass.[Down.]-Sin.(Drone.)" . The CD will be released via Loudspeaker/PHD Records in the U.K. and M10 Records in France. The complete track listing for "Mass.[Down.]-Sin.(Drone.)" is as follows: 01. The Truth...And Other Lies 02. Frame By Frame 03. The ...

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INVOCATOR Finalize Track Listing For New Album

Reunited Danish thrashers INVOCATOR have finalized the track listing for their fourth full-length album, due before the summer through Italy's Scarlet Records. The as-yet-untitled effort — the group's first eight years — will include the following tracks: 01. Through The Flesh To The Soul 02. On My Knees 03. Flick It On 04. There Is ...

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