RUSH Drummer Breaks Silence On Death Of Daughter, Wife

RUSH drummer Neil Peart has broken his silence on the tragic deaths of his 19-year-old daughter Selena and wife Jackie, both of whom passed away within a 10-month period back in 1997-1998. In his new book, Ghost Rider: Travels on the Healing Road, which is being published by Canada's ECW Press, Neil provides a personal ...

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REVELATION Confirmed For Germany's DOOM SHALL RISE Festival

The reformed classic REVELATION line-up of Dennis Cornelius (vocals/ guitar), Jim Hunter (bass) and Steve Branagan (drums)—accompanied by ex-OVERSOUL guitarist Chris Greenway—has been confirmed for the first-ever European two-day doom metal festival, dubbed Doom Shall Rise, to be held in Crailsheim, Germany on February 7th and 8th, 2003. So far, the following artists are scheduled ...

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ANTHRAX Part With SANCTUARY RECORDS, Pursue Other Options

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian has confirmed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET that the band have ended their brief association with Sanctuary Records before they'd released even a single album through the label. However, the group are currently involved in negotiations with another record company and things are "working out just fine", said Ian. Although speculation has run rampant ...

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DOG EAT DOG Re-Record Classic Song At German Studio

DOG EAT DOG spent a few days in a studio near Cologne, Germany in June recording two new versions of the old classic song "Let It Snow"—one a rap/rock version, the other a punk rock version. "I don't know what will eventually happen to these well recorded demos, but maybe someday you will hear them," ...

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CROWN OF THORNS To Issue "Karma" In August

CROWN OF THORNS will issue their new album, entitled Karma, in Europe on August 5th. It features 11 tracks, including a cover of GEORGE HARRISON's "My Sweet Lord" and a duet with Doro Pesch entitled "Shed No Tears". In other news, COT mainman Jean Beauvoir has co-written two songs, "Sister Darkness" and "Untouchable" for the ...

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THE OFFSPRING's NOODLES: GUNS N' ROSES Will Cancel Tour

THE OFFSPRING guitarist Noodles had the following to say to Britain's Metal Hammer about the prospect of GUNS N' ROSES performing, as scheduled, at the Leeds Festival in the UK later this month: "Those guys ain't gonna show, we were supposed to have played with them in Italy last year and they blew out. Man, ...

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VOIVOD In Process Of Recording New Demos

The current incarnation of VOIVOD—vocalist Snake (a.k.a. Denis Belanger), guitarist Piggy (a.k.a. Denis D'Amour), drummer Away (a.k.a. Michel Langevin), and ex-METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted—are in the process of recording demos for their much-anticipated new studio album, according to a July 9th posting on the web site of Newsted's Chophouse Records. "The quartet and ...

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KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE Ink Deals With METAL BLADE, MASSACRE

KING DIAMOND and MERCYFUL FATE are on the verge of signing new record deals with Metal Blade Records and Massacre Records for the North American and European territories, respectively. Licensing deals for Japan, Australia, and South America are still pending. In an official statement posted at KING DIAMOND/MERCYFUL FATE's official web site, King Diamond (the ...

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