GUNS N' ROSES Cancel Philadelphia, Angry Fans Riot

GUNS N' ROSES fans at Philadelphia's First Union Center began rioting after being told that the group were a no-show Friday night (Dec. 6). About 14,000 people in the center were informed over the public address system at approximately 11:15 p.m. that a band member had fallen ill and the concert had been postponed. The ...

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VOIVOD: Fake Demos Hit The 'Net

A four-song recording purported to be pre-production demos for the forthcoming VOIVOD album currently making the rounds on the Internet is in fact a promotional tape recorded back in 1995 by a U.K. group called COLLAPSE. The band, who broke up shortly after the demo was recorded, cited VOIVOD and CONFESSOR ...

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MACHINE HEAD Frontman Turns Down DROWNING POOL Audition

MACHINE HEAD frontman Robert Flynn was one of the vocalists recently approached to audition for the DROWNING POOL singer slot left vacant by the death of Dave Williams. Flynn, who is not believed to be a DROWNING POOL fan, is said to have politely turned down the offer, citing his desire to carry on with ...

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RACER X: 'Getting Heavier' Details Unveiled

The reunited RACER X, featuring JUDAS PRIEST drummer Scott Travis, ex-MR. BIG guitarist Paul Gilbert, and ex-BADLANDS drummer Jeff Martin (on vocals), will release their new album, "Getting Heavier", on Dec. 18 in Japan. A limited-edition run of 30,000 units will feature a bonus double live CD, "Snowball Of Doom 2". The complete track listing ...

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JOHN SYKES Signs With Z RECORDS

Legendary English guitar superstar John Sykes (TYGERS OF PAN TANG, THIN LIZZY, WHITESNAKE, BLUE MURDER, SYKES) has signed a European deal with Z Records. As part of the agreement, John's four solo albums — "Out Of My Tree", "Loveland", "20th Century" and "Nuclear Cowboy" — will see the light of day outside Japan for the ...

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DAWN OF RELIC To Release 'Lovecraftian Dark' In January

Finland's DAWN OF RELIC have set Jan. 20, 2003 as the release date through Season of Mist Records for their new album, "Lovecraftian Dark". The CD, which was recorded at Tico-Tico studios and mastered at Finnvox, will include special guest appearances by Alexi Ranta (THE BLACK LEAGUE), Mikko Hyttinen (R.M.S.), Jarno Juntunen (IGNIS FATUUS), and ...

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