GRAND FUNK RAILROAD To Embark On U.S. Tour

GRAND FUNK RAILROAD, which currently includes in its ranks former KISS guitarist/singer Bruce Kulick, has announced the following dates during the coming months: Jan. 09 - Soaring Eagle Casino - Mt. Pleasant, Michigan Feb. 06 - Americstar Casino - St. Charles, Louisiana Mar. 01 - Gulfstream Park - Hallandale, Florida Mar. 07 - California Mid-Winter ...

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PATRICK LACHMAN Leaves HALFORD!

Guitarist Patrick Lachman has left HALFORD in order to commit himself fully to his band DIESEL MACHINE. The following is frontman Rob Halford's official statement on Lachman's departure: "Last month, November 2002, Pat Lachman notified all of us at HALFORD Central that he had decided now was the time to commit himself fully to his ...

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THE OSBOURNES To Star In PEPSI Commercial

The New York Times reports: "The neighbors in OZZY OSBOURNE's neighborhood in Los Angeles have been alerted: a Pepsi commercial will be filmed there this weekend. That had Madison Avenue types wondering if the Osbournes would be seen during Super Bowl XXXVII on Jan. 26. Two Pepsi brands are in the game, including the one ...

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WITHOUT FACE Added To CATHEDRAL/SAMAEL European Tour

Hungarian progressive metallers WITHOUT FACE have been confirmed as the support act on the upcoming tour SAMAEL/CATHEDRAL European tour. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jan. 28 – Karlsruhe, GER - Substage Jan. 29 – Nürnberg, GER - Hirsch Jan. 30 – Potsdam, GER - Lindenpark Jan. 31 – Leipzig, GER - Hellraiser Feb. 01 - ...

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BURN SEASON Finish Tracking Debut

Jacksonville, Florida's BURN SEASON (formerly SMAKT DOWN) have finished tracking their Elektra Records debut at Hollywood, California's A&M Studios with producer Bob Marlette (HALFORD, BLACK SABBATH, SALIVA, ALICE COOPER) and are scheduled to begin mixing the effort in January with Tim Palmer (OZZY OSBOURNE, PEARL JAM, U2, THE CURE). An April/May release is expected. ...

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DECEASED Add New Drummer

Virginia-based DECEASED have announced the addition of drummer Dave "Scarface" Castillo to the group's ranks. "After surviving a life-threatening blood clot in my lung this past year, I've been left with permanent damage to both my airways and right lung, basically ending my duties behind the kit," mainman King Fowley announced in an official statement. ...

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PETER DURST Rejoins DARKSIDE

Peter Durst, original singer and guitar player Austrian death metallers DARKSIDE, has rejoined the band. Durst, who spent time in DESPERADO INC. during his hiatus from the group, left DARKSIDE in the fall of 2000. "Peter's comeback does surely not mean that DARKSIDE [will] return to its previous style, the goals for the band are ...

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