MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP: More U.S. Dates Announced

MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP's (MSG) have announced more dates for their upcoming U.S. tour. They are as follows: Nov. 25 - Palo Alto, CA @ The Edge Nov. 26 - Concord, CA @ Cadillac Ranch Nov. 28 - Sacramento, CA @ The Roadhouse Nov. 29 - Ventura, CA @ Ventura Theatre Nov. 30 - West Hollywood, ...

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GENE SIMMONS, JERRY CANTRELL Attend M.A.P. AWARDS

Sharon Osbourne hosted the annual M.A.P. Awards Wednesday night (November 5) at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles. The event was a benefit for the Musicians Assistance Program, which helps musicians get help for drug and alcohol addiction. This year's event honored AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler, blues guitarist Jimmie Vaughan, and music industry attorney ...

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MNEMIC To Support MACHINE HEAD In Germany

Danish "hybrid metal" act MNEMIC, featuring former INVOCATOR session drummer Brian Rasmussen and ex-MERCENARY guitarist Mircea G. Eftemie, will support MACHINE HEAD on the following three dates of their European tour: Nov. 19 - Stuttgart, GER @ LKA Dec. 15 - Berlin, GER @ Columbia Fritz Dec. 19 - Leipzig, GER @ Werk 2 MNEMIC ...

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DEEP PURPLE's Tribute To Victims Of SPACE SHUTTLE COLUMBIA Tragedy

The instrumental song "Contact Lost", the bittersweet finale of DEEP PURPLE's new album "Bananas", was inspired by the tragic loss of the Space Shuttle Columbia. It was written by guitarist Steve Morse. Columbia broke up over Texas upon re-entry on February 1, 2003, after a successful 16-day scientific research mission. The accident claimed the lives ...

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WHITE LION 2004 Reunion Lineup Revealed

The details of WHITE LION's 2004 reunion lineup have been revealed in a European magazine. Joining singer Mike Tramp in the new formation will be guitarist Warren DeMartini (RATT), bassist James Lomenzo and drummer Jimmy DeGrasso (ex-MEGADETH, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, Y&T). However, it should be pointed out that this lineup is not 100% confirmed as it ...

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THREE INCHES OF BLOOD Secure U.S. Deal For Debut Album

Canadian metallers THREE INCHES OF BLOOD will release their full-length debut, "Battlecry Under a Winter Sun", in the U.S. on January 20 through Arena Rock Recording Co., distributed by ADA. "Good times were had for the month of October," the band write on their web site. "Our first U.K. tour was an unbelievable success. Huge ...

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THE (INTERNATIONAL) NOISE CONSPIRACY Sign With AMERICAN RECORDS

Sweden's THE (INTERNATIONAL) NOISE CONSPIRACY, the band fronted by former REFUSED screamer Dennis Lyxzen, have inked a deal with American Records. Rick Rubin (AUDIOSLAVE, SYSTEM OF A DOWN, SLAYER, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS) will produce the group's third full-length album, tentatively due early next year. "I think they're a great live band — they have ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH Talks About His New Band, Upcoming Solo Album

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach recently spoke to Christa Titus of Billboard magazine about his new band BACH TIGHT 5 and the brand-new material he has written for his upcoming sophomore solo album, tentatively due in early 2004. Regarding the musicians in his new band, Bach said, "I chose these guys basically how I ...

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PAIN CONFESSOR Sign With MEGAMANIA

PAIN CONFESSOR, a melodic metal band from Finland, have signed a three-record deal with the Finnish label Megamania. The co-operation begins with the release of an EP during the first quarter of 2004. Following will be the full-length debut, which is planned for release during the Fall of 2004. PAIN CONFESSOR play "melodic metal with ...

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