DISIPLIN Announce New Singer

Norwegian extreme metallers DISIPLIN, featuring ex-members of MYRKSKOG and EVILIZER, have announced the addition of SLAVIA vocalist Ausslavia to the group's ranks. Krig, who was previously playing guitar and singing in the band, will focus solely on his axe-slinging duties. The quartet, rounded out by Nex (drums) and General K (guitar), are due to shortly ...

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Wife Of GUNS N' ROSES Keyboardist To Publish Book

Lisa Reed, wife of GUNS N' ROSES keyboardist Dizzy Reed, will publish a book of fiction, titled "Sabra's Soul", through Twenty First Century Publishers. According to the publisher's web site, "Lisa Reed is by vocation a sensational writer, by profession a teacher of emotionally disturbed children and, through her marriage to Dizzy Reed ...

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DEEP PURPLE, YNGWIE, Ex-WHITESNAKE Members Jam At U.K. Charity Gig

The "Gransdens' 10th Anniversary Blues and Soul Charity Concert", organized by DEEP PURPLE keyboardist Don Airey, took place on July 12 in Cambridge, England. Former RAINBOW and current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN singer Doogie White participated in the event and offered his thoughts on the show: "Don Airey had four songs in mind for me to sing," ...

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GLENN HUGHES: Staying Always Funky

Former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH singer Glenn Hughes has posted the following message to his official web site: "As most of you know, over the last 6 months I have made [solo album] 'Songs In The Key Of Rock', [HUGES TURNER PROJECT's] 'HTPII' and most recently [the collaboration with Italian guitarist Dario Mollo] 'Voodoo Hill 2'. ...

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AC/DC's BRIAN JOHNSON To Collaborate With THE CRANBERRIES Singer

Irish magazine Hot Press reported Thursday (July 17) that AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson is collaborating with THE CRANBERRIES singer Dolores O'Riordan on a project related to "Helen of Troy", a musical that Johnson has been working on for nearly seven years. "Helen of Troy" is a humorous "Les Miserables"-style musical with rousing anthems, tender ballads ...

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METALLICA Trade Tickets For Tee Times

Deb Peterson of St. Louis Post-Dispatch is reporting that a foursome from the METALLICA entourage is scheduled to play the newly refurbished Forest Park course today (July 22). Kevin Kroll, marketing manager for American Golf, said the heavy metal band's road manager offered to trade METALLICA concert tickets for tee times. Kroll said he would ...

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DOPESICK To Play Acoustic Show In Hollywood

San Francisco Bay Area's DOPESICK, featuring former SKINLAB guitarist Adam Albright, will be playing an acoustic show this Thursday (July 24) at the Rainbow Bar & Grill in Hollywood, California. The band go on at 8:00 p.m. DOPESICK are scheduled to enter Trident studios in Pacheco, California on August 1 with producer Juan Urteaga (40 ...

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ILL NINO Finalize Track Listing For 'Confession'

ILL NINO have finalized the track listing for their sophomore effort, "Confession", due on September 30 through Roadrunner Records. "Confession" was produced by Bob Marlette and ILL NINO drummer Dave Chavarri and was mixed by Michael Barbiero (METALLICA, GUNS N' ROSES, LOSTPROPHETS, SNAPCASE). The complete track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Te ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's K.K. DOWNING: 'We Are Primed And Ready To Rock!'

JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing has issued a statement via the group's official web site commenting on their reunion with vocalist Rob Halford and thanking former singer Tim "Ripper" Owens for his contributions to the band. Downing's statement reads as follows: "HELLO TO THE WORLD! "Well I guess you have all heard by now - ...

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