Z RECORDS Kill Bid To Release JOHN SYKES Solo Albums In Europe

Z Records have officially withdrawn from negotiations to release legendary guitar superstar John Sykes' (TYGERS OF PAN TANG, THIN LIZZY, WHITESNAKE, BLUE MURDER, SYKES) solo albums in Europe. The following is the label's statement on the matter: "Z Records have had to review our position regarding John Sykes, after several weeks of labored negotiations we ...

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Former GODSMACK Drummer Joins LO-PRO

Former GODSMACK drummer Tommy Stewart has joined LO-PRO, the band featuring ex-ULTRASPANK members Pete Murray (vocals) and Neil Godfrey (guitar). The group, who are STAIND frontman Aaron Lewis' first signing to his new Geffen/Interscope imprint label, tentatively titled A.D.D., will start recording their debut album Jan. 6 with producer Don Gilmore (LINKIN PARK, TRUST COMPANY). ...

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FOO FIGHTERS To Film New Video

FOO FIGHTERS will shoot a new video for "Times Like These", their second single from "One by One", with director Marc Klasfeld in California next week. The band previously shot a lo-fi video for the song with Liam Lynch, creator of the sock-puppet show "Sifl and Olly". That clip has aired in Europe, but will ...

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STRATOVARIUS Guitarist: If You Download My Music, I Will Sue

STRATOVARIUS guitarist/mastermind Timo Tolkki, a notorious opponent of illegal music downloading in any form, has threatened to take legal action against any person, or persons, involved in distributing the group's forthcoming CD, "Elements Part I", ahead of its Jan. 27 release date. The following is Tolkki's posting on the subject as taken from ...

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BLAZE Confirmed For Britain's BLOODSTOCK FESTIVAL 2003

Britain's BLAZE, the band led by former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE frontman Blaze Bayley, are the second major act to be announced for this year's Bloodstock Festival, a two-day event set to take place Aug. 29-30, 2003 at the Assembly Rooms in Derby, U.K. Also scheduled to appear at the festival are Finland's NIGHTWISH, who will be ...

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