NICKELBACK Get Their "Curb" Back

A Vancouver, Canada, judge recently ruled that NICKELBACK are the rightful owners of the master copy of Curb, the band's 1996 self-released CD that was reissued in the States last month. Amar II Canada Productions Inc., NICKELBACK's former management company, had been illegally holding the tape since August 1998. However, a decision is still pending ...

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RUNEMAGICK To Issue Limited-Edition Album In September

Sweden's RUNEMAGICK will issue a strictly limited full-length album, tentatively entitled Moon Of The Chaos Eclipse, through Aftermath Music in September. Due to contain at least 40 minutes of new RUNEMAGICK material and some bonus tracks and multimedia stuff, the album will be released in a limited run of 1,000 digipacks and 300 LPs and ...

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THE (INTERNATIONAL) NOISE CONSPIRACY: Australian Dates Announced

Sweden's THE (INTERNATIONAL) NOISE CONSPIRACY, fronted by former REFUSED screamer Dennis Lyxzen, will embark on an Australian tour during October. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Oct. 12 – Brisbane, AUS @ Livid Festival Oct. 13 - Sydney, AUS @ Annandale Hotel Oct. 16 - Melbourne, AUS @ Evelyn Hotel Oct. 17 - Melbourne, ...

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Former SLAYER Drummer Loses "Dear Friend"

Former SLAYER drummer Paul Bostaph's drum tech Chris Lagerborg reportedly passed away last week due to an undisclosed ailment. "I and a lot of other people lost a very dear friend this week," Bostaph wrote on the official web site of his current band, SYSTEMATIC. "Chris Lagerborg was my drum tech. Not only did he ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN To Receive Reissue Treatment In Europe

YNGWIE MALMSTEEN will issue his "classical masterpiece" Concerto Suite Live with the New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, on CD and DVD on October 21st via SPV/Steamhammer Records. SPV will also be reissuing the guitarist's Magnum Opus, The Seventh Sign and Inspiration CDs, each featuring a bonus track. An exact release date has yet to be confirmed. ...

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NEGURA BUNGET Hard At Work On Third Album

NEGURA BUNGET are currently at Magic Sound Studio in Bucharest, Romania recording their third album (their first Code666 Records and first to be professionally distributed outside Romania), entitled 'N crugu Bradului. The CD will be released in October in a very special, never-seen-before hand-made CD-Box, with a state-of-the-art multimedia track. According to a Code666 press ...

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ENEMYMAKER888 Confirmed For UK's BLOODSTOCK 2002 Festival

Britain's ENEMYMAKER888 (formerly RAINMAKER888) have been added to the line-up of performers scheduled to appear at this year's Bloodstock festival, which is scheduled to be held at the Assembly Rooms in Derby on Saturday, August 31st. Described as "a heavy mix of SABBATH, C.O.C., and NWOBHM," the band have previously supported the likes of ZAKK ...

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ROCK FEST 2002: Second Leg Announced

The second leg of the Rock Fest 2002 tour, featuring DOKKEN, RATT, WARRANT, FIREHOUSE and L.A. GUNS, has been announced. Confirmed dates are as follows: Aug. 07 – Seattle, WA @ Show Box No - Fire House Aug. 09 - Las Vegas, NV @ The Hard Rock Casino Aug. 10 – Winnemuca, NV @ Winnemuca ...

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Former OZZY OSBOURNE Drummer Comments On New BILLY IDOL Keyboardist, Unreleased BALL Album

Former OZZY OSBOURNE and current BILLY IDOL drummer Brian Tichy recently commented on the addition of YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/ex-DREAM THEATER keyboardist Derek Sherinian to IDOL's summer touring line-up. Said Tichy: "There's a new keyboardist in the mix... It's none other than...the keyboardist's keyboardist... the hardest working keyboardist in the music business... the keyboardist with the full ...

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LAST CRACK To Reunite For Wisconsin's ATWOOD SUMMERFEST

Once-promising midwest hard rockers LAST CRACK will reunite for one show at the Atwood Summerfest on August 3rd in Madison, Wisconsin. Two stages featuring distinctly different styles of music, community vendors, food and plenty of Berghoff beer will be available at the event, all proceeds from which benefit the Atwood Community Center. Admission is free. ...

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