STRYPER: Spreading The Message Of Christ

STRYPER singer Michael Sweet recently spoke to the Toledo Blade about the band's decision to reunite this fall for their first nationwide performance junket in more than 12 years. "The inspiration, more or less, was when we got together and recorded two new songs in January for the compilation album '7: The Best of Stryper'," ...

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Vancouver Police Cited In GUNS N' ROSES Riot

Amy O'Brian of the Vancouver Sun reports that at least two Vancouver Police officers appeared to use "unnecessary and excessive" force during the GUNS N' ROSES riot last fall, the police complaint commissioner said Friday (October 10). Commissioner Dirk Ryneveld made the statement in a written notice for a public hearing that will examine the ...

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TOMMY LEE Is 'An Illustrated Man'

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee has reportedly set "An Illustrated Man" as the title for his upcoming autobiography, now due in the spring through Atria Books, the hardcover imprint of Simon & Schuster. As previously reported, the book, which was originally rumored to have been titled "Ragz to Riches" (and later "Misunderstood"), will contain ...

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MNEMIC To Film New Video

Danish "hybrid metal" act MNEMIC, featuring former INVOCATOR session drummer Brian Rasmussen and ex-MERCENARY guitarist Mircea G. Eftemie, are preparing to shoot a video for the track "Liquid" with director Patric Ulleaus (ACE OF BASE, SCOOTER, FREAK KITCHEN, TRANSPORT LEAGUE) of Revolver Film. "Liquid" is the second video off the band's debut album, "Mechanical Spin ...

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KISS: Excerpt From Official Biography Posted Online

An excerpt from the official KISS biography, titled "Kiss: Behind The Mask", has been posted online at this location. The 450-page hardcover edition of "Kiss: Behind The Mask" features recollections from the band and photographs from the KISS archives, many of which have never been published. The book also includes comments from AEROSMITH ...

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STEVEN ADLER Comments On Reunion Jam With SLASH, IZZY

Former GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler has commented on his surprise jam with ex-GNR guitarists Slash and Izzy Stradlin during a show last month by his new band SUKI JONES. The occasion, which took place at the Key Club in Hollywood, California, marked the first time that the three former GUNS N' ...

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Reunited Death Metallers BRUTALITY To Record New Album

Reunited Tampa death metallers BRUTALITY have worked out their differences with Poland's Still Dead Productions and are scheduled to enter the studio during October/November to record their as-yet-untitled new album for an early 2004 release. The group's recording lineup will consist of the following: Scott Reigel - Lead Vocals Jeff Acres - Bass/Vocals Mausolus Arguelles ...

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DIET OF WORMS Part Ways With Drummer

DIET OF WORMS, the Florida-based band featuring SAVATAGE singer Damond Jiniya and MORBID ANGEL producer Juan "Punchy" Gonzalez, have parted ways with drummer Steve "Divine" Wright. According to the band's web site, Steve "left the ranks to pursue other interests. We wish him all the luck in the world...and then some." The group — whose ...

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CLOVEN HOOF Confirmed For Germany's KEEP IT TRUE II Festival

NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) legends CLOVEN HOOF are the latest act to be confirmed for next year's installment of the Keep It True II festival, set to be held on April 10, 2004 at Tauberfrankenhalle in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany. As previously reported, fellow NWOBHM metallers SATAN will reunite in their original "Court In ...

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RE:AKTOR Video Posted Online

RE:AKTOR's video for the track "Damage Zone" has been posted online in Real Media format at this location. "Damage Zone" comes off the Portuguese band's debut album, "Zero Order", which was released last month through Nuclear Blast Records. Produced by the band's mastermind [Nexion] (guitars, electronic programming & sampling, bass], and mastered by ...

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