YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Threatens To Kill Airline Passenger

YNGWIE MALMSTEEN threatened to kill a fellow passenger on a flight to Tokyo, Japan after the woman poured a glassful of water on the guitarist. The passenger, who had no prior contact with Yngwie, allegedly overheard Malmsteen making derogatory comments about someone and decided to show her disapproval by emptying the contents of her glass ...

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RON HOLZNER Leaves TROUBLE!

Bassist Ron Holzner has left TROUBLE for "personal reasons". A replacement has yet to be announced. TROUBLE — whose last studio album, "Plastic Green Head", came out in 1995 — will go ahead with their plans to record their first-ever live album on Jan. 21, 2003 at the House Of Blues in Chicago, Illinois. A ...

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Former MEGADETH Guitarist To Pay Orchestral Tribute To JASON BECKER

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman will put on two live performances with an orchestra of ex-DAVE LEE ROTH axeman Jason Becker's work in San Francisco, California sometime next year. No further information is available at this time. Becker, who is suffering from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's Disease) (a disease that affects the central nervous ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH Cancel U.K. Dates

CRADLE OF FILTH have cancelled their three-date U.K. tour — originally scheduled to take place Dec. 11-13 — because frontman Dani Filth has been taken ill. No further information is available at this time. ...

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HYPOCRISY To Release New CD In 2004

Sweden's HYPOCRISY, led by acclaimed metal producer and PAIN frontman Peter Tägtgren, are busy at home writing new material after their first-ever tour of Japan. Tägtgren expects to record HYPOCRISY's new album sometime in August or September of 2003 for an early 2004 release. As previously reported, HYPOCRISY have been confirmed for next year's installment ...

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BLAZE To Headline TOTALFEST 5

Britain's BLAZE, the band led by former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE frontman Blaze Bayley, will headline Totalfest 5 on Saturday Jan. 18, 2003 at the King's Head Live in Fulham, U.K. Also set to appear at the event are ORANGE GOBLIN, AREA 54 and REACTOR. BLAZE will release a double live album, "As Live As It Gets", ...

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PARADOX: Lineup Shuffles Galore

Veteran German power metallers PARADOX have rejoined forces with guitarist Kai Pasemann and have now parted ways with bassist Oliver Holzwarth (SIEGES EVEN) and drummer Alex Holzwarth (RHAPSODY, ANGRA, SIEGES EVEN, AVANTASIA). According to the group's official web site, "the process which led to this decision has taken many months, as you know, but now ...

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RUNNING WILD To Issue Career Retrospective

RUNNING WILD mainman Rock'n'Rolf has posted the following message on the group's official web site at www.running-wild.de: "Because I have completed the very successful 'Brotherhood' phase (most successful studio album since 'Masquerade', already in the first phase 15.000 units more issued than from the predecessor 'Victory', very well visited tour) now with the ...

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JEFF KOLLMANN To Produce GLENN HUGHES CD

Back from a successful UK tour with $IGN Of 4, featuring UFO vocalist Phil Mogg, Los Angeles-based guitarist/songwriter/producer Jeff Kollman is gearing up to enter the studio with 'The Voice of Rock', GLENN HUGHES, on December 15. Kollman will produce, co-write, and contribute guitar to Hughes' forthcoming rock record which is being recorded at Kollman's ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Tour Cancelled!!!

The remaining shows of GUNS N' ROSES' North American tour have been cancelled, according to Pennsylvania's CKY, who were tapped to provide support at all the dates through Jan. 3, 2003 in Los Angeles, California. The following is a message from CKY posted in the "Band Journal" section (dubbed "Shit Talk") of their ...

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