ZAKK WYLDE To Make In-Store Appearance

OZZY OSBOURNE/BLACK LABEL SOCIETY guitarist Zakk Wylde will make an in-store appearance at The Gear Trader in Huntington Beach, California on December 13 at 2:00 p.m. The details are as follows: The Gear Trader 18055 Beach Blvd. Huntington Beach CA 62648 (310) 404-4447 ...

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TO/DIE/FOR To Play First Gig With Session Vocalist

Finnish goth-metallers TO/DIE/FOR will play at the Riviera club in Kouvola (Finland) on Wednesday, November 26. The concert will mark the group's first live performance with session vocalist Juha Kylmänen (FOR MY PAIN, REFLEXION), following the departure of Jape Perätalo in August. Support at the gig will come from ACCESS BEYOND. A Mexican tour will ...

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ANDREW W.K. Guitarist Quits

Guitarist Jimmy Coup (a.k.a. James Mecherle), formerly of Minnesota's COUP DE GRACE, has reportedly left ANDREW W.K.'s touring band over "musical" differences. Coup, who is said to be planning a solo project, is being temporarily replaced on the road by W.K.'s guitar tech Ken. A more permanent replacement is expected to be announced soon. Upcoming ...

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NIKKI SIXX: MÖTLEY CRÜE Reunion Tour 'Likely' In 2004

MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx has told Launch Radio Networks that the band will most likely embark on a reunion tour next year. Sixx said that the bandmembers — including frontman Vince Neil, guitarist Mick Mars, and drummer Tommy Lee — have had their personal issues in the past, but that they seem to be ...

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OPETH Explain Chilean Concert Cancellations

OPETH frontman Mikael Åkerfeldt has issued the following explanation for the group's cancelled concerts in Santiago, Chile: "We are very sorry for this, but I want to stress out that situation was out of our hands. We went to Mexico in order to do that gig + go to Santiago for another two. We we're ...

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WOLF Complete Work On New Album

Sweden's WOLF have posted the following update on their official web site: "Watch out guys and girls, here's some WOLF news for you, finally. The new album is finished at last. Why has it taken so fucking long you might ask? Well, to make a long story short, it's been rough times for the WOLF ...

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SLAYER To Sign Copies Of Box Set At San Francisco In-Store

SLAYER will be signing copies of their long-awaited "Soundtrack To The Apocalypse" box set on Monday night (November 24) at 12:00 a.m. (midnight) at Tower Records in San Francisco. Here's the store info: Tower Records/Video 2525 Jones Street San Francisco, CA 94133 (415) 885-0500 As previously reported, "Soundtrack To The Apocalypse" includes tracks spanning every ...

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HANGAR 18 To Headline 1st Annual BORDERLAND METALFEST

HANGAR 18, the MEGADETH tribute band featuring formerNEW EDEN/SINERGY bassist Melanie Sisneros, will be performing at the 1st Annual Borderland Metalfest in El Paso, Texas on Saturday, November 22. The festival will be a "one-of-a-kind" event in the El Paso area. Co-headlining the Metalfest will be Southern California's DREAMS OF DAMNATION, featuring guitarist Jim Durkin, ...

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GODHEAD's JASON MILLER On ABC FAMILY CHANNEL

GODHEAD frontman Jason Miller has spent much of the time between the band's tours and video shoots doing voice-over work and pursuing acting gigs. Most recently, he appeared as several characters on an ABC Family Channel cartoon series "Daigunder". While working on the five episodes he was hired for, Miller was approached by the show's ...

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JETHRO TULL Singer Apologizes For Anti-American Remark

Ian Anderson of the British band JETHRO TULL has apologized for remarks made in a newspaper interview that seemingly criticized displays of the American flag. In a posting on JETHRO TULL's web site, Ian Anderson further explained what he meant when he told the Asbury Park Press, "I hate to see the American flag hanging ...

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