GLENN HUGHES To Perform At Italian Festival

Former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH vocalist Glenn Hughes will perform a number of DEEP PURPLE classics with Italian band CALIFORNIA JAM at the Rock In The Park festival on Saturday, July 17 in Arenzano (25km from Genoa), Italy. The gig will be held in an open-air arena that can hold 2,500 people. Opening bands include WINE ...

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FOR MY PAIN… Enter Finnish Single Chart At No. 8

FOR MY PAIN…, the Finnish "gothic metal" band featuring Tuomas Holopainen (NIGHTWISH) on keyboards, Altti Veteläinen (ex-ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW) on bass, Lauri Tuohimaa (EMBRAZE) on guitar, Olli-Pekka Törrö (ex-ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW) on guitar, Juha Kylmänen (REFLEXION) on vocals, and Petri Sankala (ex-ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW) on drums, have entered the Finnish single chart ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Bassist To Tour With ALIEN CRIME SYNDICATE

GUNS N' ROSES bassist Tommy Stinson has posted the following message on his web site: "My part of THE FIGGS dates have been cancelled do to a logistical snafu, and now I'll be going out with the ALIEN CRIME SYNDICATE starting in the Northwest around the 3rd week of August. I'm aiming to stick with ...

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DESTINY: In Re-Recording Mode

Long-running Swedish metallers DESTINY have almost completed the basic tracks for the re-recording of the band's debut album, "Beyond All Sense", originally released almost twenty years ago. On DESTINY's most recent album, "Future of the Past" (yet to be released outside of Scandinavia and the U.K.), Mats Olauson guested on keyboards on the title track. ...

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SOUNDSCAN Report: MINISTRY, SCORPIONS, MOTÖRHEAD, HOLLYWOOD ROSE

MINISTRY's new album, "Houses of the Molé", has sold 5,081 copies in the U.S. during its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Meanwhile, SCORPIONS' latest, "Unbreakable", shifted 4,541 units, while MOTÖRHEAD's "Inferno" registered a first-week sales tally of 3,178. Perhaps most surprisingly, "The Roots of Guns N' Roses", a collection of the very ...

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PETER CRISS On HBO's 'Oz': Encore Presentation Scheduled

An encore presentation of original KISS drummer Peter Criss's guest appearance as inmate Martin Montgomery on HBO's "Oz" in episode "#41 Visitation" has been scheduled for July 8 at 11:00 p.m. EST on HBO Zone. For more information, click here. As previously reported, Criss will be guest-starring on the new animated show called ...

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PAGANIZER: New Song Available For Download

The title track to the upcoming PAGANIZER album, "No Divine Rapture", has been posted online in MP3 format at this location. The Swedish death metallers' fifth album, "No Divine Rapture" is scheduled for release on July 15 through Xtreem Music. The CD was recorded at Soundlab Studio with producer Mieszko Talarzcyk (NASUM) and ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE To Film Video For 'The End Of Heartache'

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE will be filming a video for the title track to their latest release, "The End of Heartache", at some point in the next 10 days, according to a posting at the Roadrunner Records web site. An August 1 in-house date is targeted. The follow-up to 2002's "Alive or Just Breathing", "The End of ...

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EXODUS Guitarist: 'Playing Live Is What I Live For'

EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Yahoo, good to be home! This [European] tour was one motherfuckin' adventure, to put it mildly! We endured everything from bus fires to blown tires, from London riots (between our crew and security, not myself!) to spilled beers on the ...

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