ALICE COOPER To Receive Honorary Doctorate

Alice Cooper is being awarded an honorary doctorate by a Christian liberal arts college, according to the Associated Press. The 56-year-old will receive the honorary degree at Grand Canyon University's commencement ceremony Saturday. Cooper, whose classic albums include "Killer", and "Welcome to my Nightmare", has been a financial supporter of the school, university officials said. ...

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SUN CAGED Win Dutch Radio Competition

Dutch progressive metallers SUN CAGED, who feature in their ranks STAR ONE keyboardist Joost van den Broek, won the April 2004 monthly band competition on the popular Dutch radio station 3FM. "People could vote for the competing bands on the Internet and there was also a professional jury who gave the bands a rating," reads ...

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Canada's STAMPEDE QUEEN To Release New Album This Month

Canada's STAMPEDE QUEEN will release their new album, "A Night At The Cockfights", on May 11 through Perris Records. STAMPEDE QUEEN was featured on the 2002 compilation "Hollywood Hairspray" with the track "Woman In A Fast Car" on Perris Records. "A Night At The Cockfights" features 14 tracks of in your face, hard driving rock ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH: Another European Show Announced

Former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach has booked two shows in Europe this summer. "This is the first time I have played in Europe since around 1995!!!" Bach writes on his web site. "I am totally excited to rock again in Europe & can't wait to get over there & start screaming!" Confirmed dates are ...

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GRAHAM BONNET Lays Down Vocals For MOONSTONE Project: Photos Available

Legendary hard rock singer Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, ALCATRAZZ, IMPELLITTERI, BLACKTHORNE) recently spent time at a California studio laying down vocals on the track "Not Dead Yet" from MOONSTONE, the new project of Italian guitarist Matteo Filippini. "The song is an up-tempo rocker and also will feature a guest appearance of the guitarist ...

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INSTIL: New Song Posted Online

Dutch thrash metallers INSTIL have posted another track online at the Garden of Exile Records website. The song "Sole Rights" is taken from the group's upcoming full-length CD, "Fire Reflects In Ashes", due on May 14 through Garden of Exile. Download it at this location. INSTIL play a mix of melodic and aggressive ...

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GORGOROTH: Collaboration With FROST Called Off

The planned collaboration between Norwegian black metallers GORGOROTH and drummer Kjetil "Frost" Haraldstad (SATYRICON, 1349) has been cancelled, according to an official statement from Khaoz Productionz. "The main reason [the collaboration has been called off] is the planned Europe tour in October with GORGOROTH and 1349, which is a strong wish from both bands that ...

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OTEP: 'Warhead' Video Posted Online

A video for the new OTEP song "Warhead" can now be viewed at the group's official web site, www.otep.com. "Warhead" comes off OTEP's forthcoming sophomore album, "House of Secrets", due on July 27 through Capitol Records. A streaming audio version of the song is also available at the site. The follow-up to 2002's ...

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