CINDERELLA Frontman Performs With Country Singer

CINDERELLA mainman Tom Keifer performed with country singer ANDY GRIGGS Friday at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. The performance included "A Hundred Miles of Bad Road" from ANDY GRIGGS' new "Freedom" CD. This event was broadcast on Nashville's WSN 650 AM. ...

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SAMAEL To Issue Double DVD

Century Media will release an as-yet-yet untitled double DVD from Switzerland's SAMAEL on Jan. 27, 2003. The specially-priced DVD will include footage from this year's Summer Breeze Open Air festival, a 1996 Polish gig on the band's "Passage Tour", video clips for "Jupiterian Vibe", "Infra Galaxia" and "Baphomet's Throne", plus interview and studio footage from ...

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SONATA ARCTICA Announce New Keyboardist, Complete Album

Finnish melodic metallers SONATA ARCTICA have announced the addition of ex-SILENT VOICES/REQUIEM keyboardist Henrik Klingenberg to the group's lineup following the departure of Mikko Harkin in early September. SONATA ARCTICA recently completed work on their new full-length album for a Mar. 17, 2003 release through Spinefarm Records. An as-yet-unspecified single will precede the album on ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE: Up Close & Way Too Personal

The following item appeared in today's edition of the New York Post: OZZY. As in, Osbourne. As though a load of humans are walking around with the name Ozzy, right? The whole family was being immortalized for Vanity Fair. For reasons semi-unclear, photographer Annie Leibovitz was positioning The Wizard of Ozzy in the loo. Surely ...

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STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Frontman Hard At Work On New Solo Album

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS singer Scott Weiland is halfway through completing his second solo album with producer Josh Abraham (STAIND, ORGY, CRAZY TOWN). No release date has yet been set but Weiland, who is co-producing the effort, says that "my music, compared to STP, is a lot more avant-garde, you know, it's much more experimental and ...

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BIOHAZARD Hire Session Guitarist For European Tour

BIOHAZARD are utilizing the services of guitarist Scott Roberts (CRO-MAGS, SPUDMONSTERS, AMONG THIEVES) during their current European tour while regular axeman Carmine Vincent recuperates from surgery. In other news, BIOHAZARD drummer Danny Schuler and guitarist/vocalist Billy Graziadei are opening a new recording/rehearsal studio in New Jersey with Chris Scorsese. Anyone interested in bookings for rehearsal ...

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HYPOCRISY Confirmed For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD Festival

Sweden's HYPOCRISY, led by acclaimed metal producer and PAIN frontman Peter TÃĪgtgren, are the latest act to have been confirmed for next year's installment of the Bang Your Head Festival, which is scheduled to take place on June 27-28, 2003 in Balingen, Germany. The following artists are currently set to appear at the event: U.D.O. ...

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HANOI ROCKS Announce Japanese Tour

Reunited Finnish rockers HANOI ROCKS have announced the dates for their Japanese tour in support of their upcoming "Twelve Shots On The Rocks" CD. They are as follows: Feb. 21 - Tokyo, JAP @ Kosei Nenkin Hall Feb. 22 - Tokyo, JAP @ Kosei Nenkin Hall Feb. 23 - Nagoya, JAP @ Art Theater Feb. ...

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