DOKKEN Cancel Headlining Dates

DOKKEN have cancelled their previously-announced headlining shows in January as a result of having been confirmed for the upcoming U.S. tour with WHITESNAKE and THE SCORPIONS. Exact dates and venues for the trek — which is set to kick off in early January and last through the end of March — are expected to be ...

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DREAM THEATER Keyboardist Records Christmas CD

DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess has created a new Christmas CD, entitled "Christmas Sky", for the holidays. The album, which features Jordan's unique style of piano and harp-like improvisations all based on classic Christmas melodies, includes is an original piece written especially for the season. The complete track listing for the CD is as follows: ...

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MOONSPELL Cancel Chilean Gig

Portugal's MOONSPELL were forced to cancel their previously-announced show in Chile after the promoter for the gig went AWOL less than two weeks prior to the band's scheduled performance in the country. "We got word from our management that the promoter for the Chilean show of 'Darkness and Hope' tour is nowhere to be found," ...

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KING'S X To Issue New CD, Support THIN LIZZY

KING'S X have set a tentative April/May 2003 release date through Metal Blade Records for their upcoming, as-yet-untitled new CD. In addition, the band are set to embark on a U.S. tour with THIN LIZZY in February. Exact dates and venues will be announced soon. ...

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TOMAHAWK Complete Work On New CD

TOMAHAWK, the "all star" band featuring former FAITH NO MORE vocalist Mike Patton, ex-HELMET drummer Jon Stainer, former JESUS LIZARD guitarist Duane Denison, and ex-THE COWS/current MELVINS bassist Kevin Rutmanis, are putting the finishing touches to their sophomore effort for a tentative April 2003 release. In related news, Patton's FANTÔMAS project with SLAYER drummer Dave ...

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DROWNING POOL: DAVE Was No Smack Addict

DROWNING POOL have publicly hit out at all the rumor-mongers who insisted that the death of their vocalist Dave Williams this summer was drug-related. The 30-year-old Williams was found dead on the DROWNING POOL tour bus on August 14, while the band were touring as part of the US Ozzfest. An inquest into the singer's ...

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Former AMEN Guitarist Launches FIVE-O-CLOCK

Former AMEN guitarist Sonny Mayo has teamed up with former WHITE ZOMBIE drummer Ivan Dr Prume, vocalist Jason "Gong" Jones (ex-BUILT XL, last seen jamming with ex-FEAR FACTORY axeman Dino Cazares in his new project) and bassist Stevo Bruno in a new band called FIVE-O-CLOCK. The band, who are currently seeking a record deal, have ...

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