BLACK 'N BLUE Reunite For California Dates And New Album

80's hard rockers BLACK 'N BLUE have reunited for upcoming California dates and a new album. The band, which is comprised of original members Jaime St. James, Jef "Woop" Warner, Patrick Young, and Pete Holmes, are now joined by guitarist Shawn Sonnenschein. Sonnenchein replaces original guitarist Tommy Thayer, who is unavailable to participate due to ...

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RAGE: 'Soundchaser' Cover Art Posted Online

Veteran German metallers RAGE have posted the cover artwork (designed by Joachim Luetke) for their new album, "Soundchaser", at this location. "Soundchaser" is due on September 29 through SPV/Steamhammer Records. The follow-up to last year's "Unity" was recorded in April at VPS Studio in Hamm, Germany and was mixed and mastered by producer ...

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Rhode Island Fire Victims Unite

Norman Miller of the Daily News Tribune reports that several survivors of the deadly Station nightclub fire in February have helped start the Station Family Fund, a nonprofit organization benefiting victims and relatives of those injured or killed in the Station fire. "When I was in the hospital, I didn't talk to anyone," Lizz Arruda, ...

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VOIVOD Singer: 'Get Well Soon, OZZY!'

VOIVOD singer Snake (a.k.a. Denis Belanger) has posted the following message to the band's official web site: "Hello everyone. Here's to resume the last few days. Great show yesterday in San Francisco. But the show in San Bernardino was the best so far at Ozzfest. We played so tight. A lot of smog in the ...

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METALLICA Announce Headlining Show In Utah

METALLICA will take a night off from the Summer Sanitarium tour — also featuring LIMP BIZKIT and LINKIN PARK, among others — to play their only music amphitheater of the summer in Utah, Aug. 6, headlining at the Usana Amphitheater in West Valley City. Tickets go on sale Saturday at 9 a.m. at all Smith's ...

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ROB HALFORD: The Metal God Speaks

Vocalist Rob Halford of JUDAS PRIEST has posted the following message to his official web site, www.robhalford.com: "Hi Everyone: "What an exciting time for all of us! "I first want to thank everyone from the HALFORD and JUDAS PRIEST sites for the fantastic interactive displays of love and support. You all live in ...

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IRON MAIDEN: Track-By-Track Preview Of 'Dance Of Death'

IRON MAIDEN have posted the following "objective" and completely "unbiased" track-by-track "preview" of their upcoming album, "Dance Of Death", on their official web site: 01. "Wildest Dreams" Previewed on the recent "Give Me Ed... Til I'm Dead" tour, this is a dynamic rocker which kicks off the album with a bang. Judging from the number ...

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Guitarist WOJTEK LISICKI Leaves LOST HORIZON

Guitarist Wojtek Lisicki (a.k.a. Transcendental Protagonist) has announced his departure from Sweden's LOST HORIZON due to "personal reasons." The rest of the band will reportedly carry on as a five-piece and have no immediate plans to seek a replacement. LOST HORIZON's second full-length album, "A Flame To The Ground Beneath", was released in February through ...

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OZZY To The Rescue

Michael Starr of the New York Post reports that there has been more trouble for Sharon Osbourne's menagerie of pets — with hubby Ozzy Osbourne coming to the rescue. Last year, it was Pipi, Sharon's beloved pomeranian, who went missing (and was eventually returned by an anonymous thief). Now, Sharon tells Us Weekly that her ...

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