DEF LEPPARD Fan Fired For Going To Concert

Sheffield Star reports that a devoted DEF LEPPARD fan claims he was fired for going to watch his heroes in concert. South Yorkshire carpenter Glyn Wilkinson (photo) was given tickets by his daughter Kerry for the family to see the band's homecoming gig in Sheffield. He was working in London and decided to ...

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GRAVEWORM Side Project SOUL AT ZERO Re-Launch Web Site

SOUL AT ZERO, the side project of GRAVEWORM guitarist Eric Treffel, have re-launched their official web site at this location. The three-piece band, who are rounded out by Maurice (drums) and Manuel (guitar/screaming), have posted two tracks from their 2002 demo, "Nothing To Believe". The songs available for download are "Burn" (mp3) and ...

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QUIET RIOT: DVD Delayed Again

The long-delayed QUIET RIOT DVD, titled "Quiet Riot Live In The 21st Century - 20 Years of Metal Health", has once again had its release date pushed back due to manufacturing problems. The following is a message on the matter from ex-QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali: "Today I received a message from the responsible parties ...

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HOLOCAUST: Early Albums To Be Reissued

Long-running New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) pioneers HOLOCAUST — perhaps best known for penning the track "The Small Hours", which was later covered by METALLICA on their "The $5.98 E.P. - Garage Days Re-Revisited" EP — have posted the following update on their official web site: "Those of you who follow the metal ...

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Former PITCHSHIFTER Frontman To Tour With PIGFACE

Former PITCHSHIFTER frontman J.S. Clayden will be touring with PIGFACE as part of their upcoming "United II" tour. The trek, which kicks off on November 5 in West Dundee, Illinois, will see Clayden joined by PIGFACE mainman Martin Atkins, Seibold (HATE DEPT.), and En Esch (SLICK IDIOT, ex-KMFDM). Other bands appearing on the bill are ...

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BULLETBOYS: New Album To Include Guest Appearance By SEBASTIAN BACH

BULLETBOYS will release a new album, titled "Sophie", on October 24 through their own Bulletboys Records. The group's first studio album of new material since 1995's "Acid Monkey", "Sophie" was recorded and mixed at Jet City Studios in Hawthorne, California with producer Andy Johns (LED ZEPPELIN, CINDERELLA, VAN HALEN). The new record will contain nine ...

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DROID To Support KORN On Upcoming Tour

According to the official web site of DROID (www.droidmusic.com), the Long Beach, California-based band have been tapped to support KORN on their upcoming North American tour beginning in early November. KORN/DROID tour dates, according to DROID's web site: Nov. 09 - San Antonio, TX - TBA Nov. 10 - Dallas, TX - TBA ...

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SKID ROW Announce U.K. Tour Dates

SKID ROW have announced the details of their upcoming U.K. headlining tour. The band, will be supporting DEF LEPPARD on the German/Swiss leg of their European tour in November, will then head off to the U.K. to do some headlining dates. The jaunt will mark SKID ROW's first trip to Europe in over seven years. ...

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