RAMONES Tribute CD Pushed Back Once Again?

The long-awaited tribute album to the RAMONES, "We're a Happy Family: A Tribute to the Ramones", appears to have had its release date changed once again. According to Hits Daily Double, the album being released by manager Andy Gould's DV8 Records through Columbia is now coming out on Jan. 14. As previously reported, the following ...

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TALISMAN Issue Live CD In Scandinavia

Legendary Swedish/American hard rock act TALISMAN, featuring former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN members Jeff Scott Soto (vocals) and Marcel Jacob (bass), have just issued a new album, "Live At Sweden Rock Festival", via Empire Records in Scandinavia. The complete track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Colour My XTC 02. Fabricated War 03. Mysterious (This ...

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HASTE video for 'Engine' added to MTV2 Rocks

Birmingham, Alabama's HASTE has had their video for "Engine" from "When Reason Sleeps" officially added to MTV2 Rocks. The video will make its debut this Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 6:00 p.m. EST. This is a huge accomplishment, as they have become the first Century Media band to ever make it into MTV2 Rocks. Filmed by ...

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CROOKED Set Release Date For Debut CD

San Francisco Bay Area's CROOKED (formerly NMSO4) have set Dec. 1 as the release date for their recently-completed debut album, which was produced by ex-FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares and engineered by PROFESSIONAL MURDER MUSIC frontman Roman Marisak. The complete track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. Inside 02. Mistake 03. Falling 04. ...

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DARK ANGEL Reunion Tour Postponed Until March 2003

The reformed DARK ANGEL — featuring guitarists Jim Durkin and Eric Meyer, vocalist Ron Rinehart, and drummer Gene Hoglan (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) — have issued an official statement regarding the postponement of their previously-announced West Coast tour, originally set to take place in December. It is as follows: "We regret to announce that the DARK ...

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JASON NEWSTED To Record Bass Solo For New VOIVOD CD

VOIVOD's forthcoming album, "The Multiverse", will feature a bass solo by the group's newest addition, former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted (a.k.a. Jasonic). The following is Newsted's latest "VOIVOD Studio Diary" entry as it appears on the Chophouse Records web site: "Big day for me today. Lots of loud cool bass...full on distortion tones on every ...

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PRIMAL FEAR Split With Guitarist, Announce Replacement

German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR have parted ways with guitarist Henny Wolter (ex-THUNDERHEAD) and have replaced him with SINNER axeman Tom Naumann. The following is the band's official statement on the matter: "Hi fans & supportes of the Metal Commando. Today we have to make a shocking announcement, and to be honest, we don't have ...

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Former MEGADETH Guitarist Finalizes Track Listing For New Solo CD

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman has finalized the track listing for his upcoming solo CD, "Music For Speeding", due early next year through Universal Records in Japan, Favored Nations in the U.S., and Mascot Records in Europe. It is as follows: 01. Gimme A Dose 02. Fuel Injection Stingray 03. Ripped 04. It's The Unreal ...

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