DEF LEPPARD Schedule In-Store Appearances

DEF LEPPARD have scheduled a number of in-store appearances in the US to promote their new album, X, due on July 30th. They are as follows: Jul. 27th at 12:00 PM: Mall of America, Minneapolis, MN (live performance) Jul. 30th at 6:00 PM: Wal-Mart, Saddlebrook, NJ (autograph signing) Jul. 31st at 6:00 PM: Wal-Mart, Fayetteville, ...

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Former MEGADETH Guitarist Headed For Japan

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman has scheduled the following Japanese appearances during July/August: Jul. 21 in Ikebukuro a "mini-live" with Marty Friedman and Japanese super-musicians. Jul. 24 Marty Friedman guitar clinic at MI Japan in Shibuya Aug. 24 Tokyo Gakki Fair "mini-live" for Roland Aug. 25 Osaka Ishibashi Gakki guitar clinic ...

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AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE: Why We Left COAL CHAMBER Tour

AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE bassist Chad Hanks has issued the following statement regarding the group's decision to withdraw from the ongoing COAL CHAMBER/MEDICATION US tour: "The Official Reason We Have Dropped Off of the Coal Chamber Tour: Our producer and label owner, Rick Rubin, has requested that we take these next 5-7 weeks (depending on if ...

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QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE: No GROHL At Next Batch Of Dates

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE will not utilize the services of FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl on drums for their next batch of dates. As previously reported, Grohl was behind the kit for QUEENS' upcoming Interscope album, Songs for the Deaf, and a spring North American club tour, but will play his last show with ...

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ANTHRAX's SCOTT IAN: You Cannot Kill What Doesn't Die

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian has posted a message on the group's official web site in an attempt to clarify drummer Charlie Benante's previous post in which Benante revealed that the band were " once again experiencing some obstacles in getting the new record out." "I've gotten swamped by e-mails expressing your concerns about ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE's GEOFF TATE: Gimme Back The Sax

QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate had his saxophone was stolen from the Birch Hill Nite Club in Old Bridge, New Jersey on Friday, July 12th. Anyone with information that directly leads to getting it back will receive an Empire platinum album signed by Geoff. E-mail any info you may have to: [email protected] ...

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BUCKCHERRY Split: The Official Statement

BUCKCHERRY have issued a brief "official" statement announcing the group's split following the departure of vocalist Joshua Todd (as first reported here yesterday). It is as follows: "Josh has recently decided to quit BUCKCHERRY and pursue a different musical path. He was no longer having fun being in BUCKCHERRY and the process of making the ...

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