Doctor: RAMONES Guitarist Is Not Dying

Despite published reports to the contrary, RAMONES guitarist Johnny Ramone is not dying of cancer, his doctor has told MTV News. Ramone, who has been living with prostate cancer for the past several years, was recently admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles with what his physician, Dr. David Agus, told MTV News was ...

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MAJESTY Mastermind Launches Record Label

MAJESTY mastermind Tarek "MS" Maghary has launched his own record label dedicated to "making the traditional metal scene stronger." Dubbed SteelPride, the label will release CDs that are "100 percent heavy metal and nothing else," according to a posting on the company's web site. In addition, "the label has its own music studio so all ...

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LIONSHEART: 'Abyss' To Receive Worldwide Digital Release

LIONSHEART, the early '90s British melodic hard rock outfit fronted by former GRIM REAPER/ONSLAUGHT singer Steve Grimmett, will be releasing their fourth studio album, "Abyss", digitally in the following countries on June 29: USA: iTunes eMusic Real/Rhapsody Napster MusicNet/AOL Musicmatch BuyMusic Germany: Tiscali MTVGermany DirectMedia WOM Karstadt Mediamarkt Kontor Netherlands: MTVNetherlands PlanetInternet Tiscali Chello Spain: ...

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GAMMA RAY Confirmed For Greece's ROCKWAVE Festival

German power metallers GAMMA RAY have been confirmed for the Rockwave Festival, which is scheduled to take place June 18-22 in Athens, Greece. "This announcement comes in a very short notice as the band are taking over from RUNNING WILD who originally had been set to play but have had to cancel their appearance at ...

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STAIND Studio Update: 'We're Moving Forward Nicely'

STAIND guitarist Mike Mushok has posted the following message on the group's web site: "Hey there, me again. I just wanted to check in and let everyone know that things are going really well in the studio. Jon's dong a great job (as usual) doing drum tracks. He got 7 songs done last week and ...

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<b>MEMORIZED DREAMS</b> To Support EUROPE In Norway

Norwegian progressive power metallers MEMORIZED DREAMS will be supporting reunited Swedish hard rockers EUROPE on August 20 at Orlands Dagene in Brekstad, Norway. MEMORIZED DREAMS will play a "once-in-a-lifetime set, consisting of '80s tributes and own material," according to a posting on the band's web site. MEMORIZED DREAMS issued their debut album, "Theater Of Life", ...

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RUNNING WILD Explain Festival Cancellations

RUNNING WILD frontman Rock'n'Rolf has issued the following statement regarding the group's withdrawal from the Rockwave (Greece) and Gates of Metal (Sweden) festivals this summer: "Dear Fans, "I am really sorry that I have to tell you that we had to cancel the shows in Athens (June 19) and in Sweden (July 31), but this ...

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SEPULTURA: 'Mindwar' Video To Premiere On MTV Brazil

SEPULTURA's video for the track "Mindwar" will premiere on MTV Brazil Wednesday night (June 16). As previously reported, the video was filmed in a 30-story parking garage in downtown São Paulo, Brazil on April 18. Click here to see pictures from the video shoot. The "Mindwar" video was directed by Ricardo DellaRosa, who ...

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