YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Singer To Perform Showcase Gig In Japan

Former RAINBOW and current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN vocalist Doogie White will be traveling to Japan in early September to perform a special showcase gig with young Japanese guitarist Takayoshi Omura at Club Citta in Tokyo. Omura's debut album, entitled "Nowhere To Go", features guest appearances by White, Mark Boals (RING OF FIRE, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) and Richie ...

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Ex-SLAYER Drummer JON DETTE Quits HAVOCHATE, Launches New Project

Former SLAYER/TESTAMENT drummer Jon Dette has officially left HAVOCHATE after laying down the drum tracks for their upcoming self-titled sophomore effort at Pyramid Sound Recording Studios in Ithaca with producer Alex Perialas (TESTAMENT, ANTHRAX, OVERKILL). He has since teamed up with original PUSHED guitarist Peter Scheithauer in a "completely brutal," as-yet-unnamed new project which is ...

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TOMMY LEE: 'Tommyland' Book Cover Posted Online

Click here to check out the cover of MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee's long-awaited autobiography, "Tommyland". As previously reported, "Tommyland" is scheduled for release on October 19 through Atria Books, the hardcover imprint of Simon & Schuster. The 320-page book, which was originally rumored to have been titled "Ragz to Riches" (and later ...

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STATETROOPER: New Album Delayed

The long-awaited second release from STATETROOPER, featuring Gary Barden of MSG (MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP) fame on vocals, has hit another hold-up in the U.S. Although the record was originally set to be issued on July 26, the album won't actually be in the stores for another couple of weeks. The unanticipated demand in Europe has ...

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OMNIUM GATHERUM Change Title Of New Album, Negotiate New Record Deal

Finnish melo-death metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM have changed the projected title of their sophomore album to "Years In Waste" from the previously announced "Fall Grave Silence". The follow-up to last year's highly acclaimed "Spirits and August Light" was recorded at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland with producer Nino Laurenne and engineer Teemu Aalto. The mastering ...

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YOB Sign With METAL BLADE RECORDS

Eugene, Oregon-based doom metal band YOB have inked a deal with Metal Blade Records. The group's new album, "The Illusion of Motion", is scheduled for release on October 19. Commented founding member Mike Scheidt: "We are very excited about our new record, 'The Illusion of Motion'. It has the extremes that our fans expect of ...

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KURT COBAIN Christmas Card Sells For $16,000

A Christmas card made by late NIRVANA frontman Kurt Cobain when he was six years old sold at an auction for $16,200, according to The Courier-Mail. A drawing Cobain created in high school of ex-U.S. president Ronald Reagan raised another $14,400, while an MTV music award won by Cobain guitarist fetched $9,600 at the sale ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: New Album To Include Bonus DVD

The initial shipment of JUDAS PRIEST's upcoming studio album, due on December 28 via Epic, will include a bonus DVD filmed during the band's June shows in Barcelona and Valencia, Spain, according to an official press release. The band's Ozzfest trek wraps September 4 in West Palm Beach, Fla. A headlining world tour is in ...

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