JENS JOHANSSON Says GINGER BAKER Is A Bigger Asshole Than YNGWIE

In an interview with Electricbasement.com, STRATOVARIUS keyboardist and journeyman musician Jens Johansson (MASTERMIND, ex-DIO, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) explained his thoughts on working with classic rock legend Ginger Baker (CREAM). "He's a very peculiar person," Jens said. "At the time, he was 55 years old and extremely grumpy and hostile. He was complaining heavily about everything. He ...

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KID ROCK Tapes Christmas Special

KID ROCK taped a concert Tuesday night (November 4) for a 90-minute holiday-themed television special, according to the Associated Press. "A Kid Rock Christmas", which is to air Dec. 14 on VH1, will include clips from Tuesday's show, an animated short that features KID ROCK doing his own version of "The Twelve Days of Christmas" ...

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ENTOMBED Cancel Toronto Show

Sweden's ENTOMBED were reportedly forced to cancel their appearance at The Opera House in Toronto, Ontario (Canada) Tuesday night (November 4) after drummer Peter Stjärnvind was taken ill and had to be rushed to the hospital. No further information is available at this time. ENTOMBED are in the middle of a North American tour with ...

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DREAM THEATER's JORDAN RUDESS To Release New Solo Album

DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess has posted the following message on his web site: "Hello everyone. It's my birthday today and it's a great day to announce lots of big JR news. "As a lot of you know, on November the 11th, DREAM THEATER's 'Train of Thought' is coming out. The tour will begin in ...

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LIMP BIZKIT: Rehearsal Video Posted Online

LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst has posted video footage of the band rehearsing for their upcoming Back 2 Basics tour with KORN. Check it out here (Quicktime required). Also available is a short video of Fred talking about the rehearsal process for the tour. The Back 2 Basics Tour is slated ...

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ABADDON INCARNATE Prepare To Record New Album

Irish grindcore act ABADDON INCARNATE will enter Soundlab Studios in Sweden on November 25 to begin recording their new album, "Dark Crusade", for a January release through Xtreem Music. "Expect a load of short songs again — but with a few surprises!" the band write on their web site. The 35-minute effort will be recorded ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE: Lawsuit Rumors Dismissed!

A spokesperson for Sharon Osbourne Management has dismissed widespread reports of yet another OZZY OSBOURNE lawsuit currently being fought. In a recent television appearance, Ozzy talked about the lawsuit-happy climate in the U.S., saying "We have a lawsuit going at the moment, we did a live recording of a show, and someone in the audience ...

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