SHANE GAALAAS To Release Solo Debut

Canadian drummer/percussionist Shane Gaalaas, whose stellar resume includes a hard rock "who's who" in addition his own band ventures, COSMOSQUAD and DIESEL MACHINE, is stepping out from behind his kit and stepping up to the plate in a big way with his first solo album, "Primer". Written, performed, and recorded entirely by Gaalaas himself who, ...

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ZEBRA Singer Joins AKRON SYMPHONY In LED ZEPPELIN Tribute

Amy Bracken Sparks of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that the Akron Symphony Orchestra will tackle the work of Page, Plant, Bonham and Jones this weekend at the E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall in Akron, Ohio, the orchestra's regular home. According to Jeffrey Sperry, executive director of the 52-year-old orchestra, 50 members of the 83-member ...

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WITHIN TEMPTATION: 'Mother Earth' Single To Include New Song

Holland's WITHIN TEMPTATION will release their new single, "Mother Earth", on Monday, October 13 in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. It will be available in the following formats: a 2-track version, a limited 5-track edition and as a special DVD-plus edition. In addition to a brand-new song, titled "Jane Doe" (MP3 clip), and acoustic ...

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THERAPY? To Release First-Ever DVD

THERAPY? will release their first-ever DVD, "Scopophobia" (view cover here), on October 20 in continental Europe and October 27 in the U.K. through Eagle Vision (a division of Eagle Rock Entertainment). The disc features the full 19-song live set from the group's show in Belfast in June, plus the following promo videos: 01. ...

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CRUACHAN: New Album Preview Posted Online

Ireland's CRUACHAN have posted a short MP3 preview of their forthcoming album, "Pagan", at this location. "Pagan", tentatively due in early 2004 through Karmageddon Media (formerly Hammerheart Records), was recorded and mixed at Sonic studios in Dublin and is the follow-up to last year's "Folk-Lore". ...

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SUICIDAL TENDENCIES: Next Year Will be 'The Year Of The Cycos'

SUICIDAL TENDENCIES have posted the following update on their official web site: "What up Cycos and Cycettes? "We've been getting alot of emails in the last couple of days with more questions about updates etc. "The band and friends have been working on several projects, sorting out various opportunities, and trying to deal with various ...

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ANNIHILATOR Part Ways With Drummer, Announce Replacement

Canadian thrash metal veterans ANNIHILATOR have parted ways with drummer Randy Black (PRIMAL FEAR) and have rejoined forces with former skinsman Mike Mangini (EXTREME, STEVE VAI). "Despite having guaranteed the band that he would be performing on their upcoming new release, and being scheduled to record drum tracks in 5 weeks, last-minute 'requests' made it ...

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PUSHED's JON DETTE: We Have Not Broken Up!

Despite previous reports to the contrary, Southern California's PUSHED have not broken up, according to the band's drummer, Jon Dette (ex-SLAYER, TESTAMENT). "We've replaced guitarist Joe [Johnson] and bassist Greg [Christian, ex-TESTAMENT]," Dette told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. "The new guitar player is Peter Scheithauer (ex-KILLING MACHINE, STREAM, BELLADONNA). Juan Garcia [AGENT STEEL] is most likely going to ...

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Former BUCKCHERRY Singer Cancels Remainder Of Solo Tour

Former BUCKCHERRY frontman Josh Todd has cancelled the remainder of his U.S. solo tour "due to a personal tragedy" within his band, according to a post on Todd's web site. No further information is available at this time. As previously reported, Josh's recently released solo debut, "You Made Me!", was recorded in Los Angeles with ...

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