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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NIGHTWISH Take South America By Storm

Finland's NIGHTWISH have reportedly taken South America by storm with their most recent tour, which included a sold-out gig in Chile on July 17th, a show in Buenos Aires, Argentina in front of 2,200 fans and a sold-out gig in São Paulo, Brazil with 6,700 people in attendance. NIGHTWISH's new album, Century Child, was released ...

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SEPULTURA Confirmed For Italy's SALENTO SUMMER FESTIVAL

SEPULTURA have been confirmed as the headliner for the Salento Summer Festival in Porto Cesareo, Italy on August 13th. Other acts set to perform at the event include BIOHAZARD and SHELTER. Immediately after playing the Salento Summer Festival, SEPULTURA will fly to the Czech Republic to appear at the Trutnov Festival on August 16th. ...

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