TESTAMENT's BILLY: 'In Full Swing Ahead'

TESTAMENT frontman Chuck Billy has posted the following message to the band's official web site: "What's up everyone? Just wanted to let you know that on 'Valentine's Day' I had my FINAL two operations to remove a port from my chest and both surgeries were a complete success. Yesterday I had seen my surgeon Dr. ...

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THE HAUNTED's ARO Was Not Misquoted: Finnish Journalist

The author of the previously published interview with THE HAUNTED frontman Marco Aro in which the singer slams label Earache Records over their business practices has provided to BLABBERMOUTH.NET Finnish-language MP3s of Aro making the alleged statements as proof that the singer was not misquoted. Aro, who conducted the interview with Timo Isoaho ...

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SEPULTURA, TALISMAN Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK 2003 Festival

SEPULTURA and TALISMAN are the latest acts to have been confirmed for the 12th annual Sweden Rock festival, scheduled to take place Jun. 6-8 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of artists currently set to perform at the event is as follows: TWISTED SISTER WHITESNAKE SEPULTURA YES JETHRO TULL BLIND GUARDIAN MASTERPLAN QUEENSRŸCHE TALISMAN URIAH ...

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DARKANE To Support MESHUGGAH In Scandinavia

MESHUGGAH have tapped DARKANE as the opening act on their upcoming Scandinavian tour. "They are friends of ours and they're really nice guys so this should be a peaceful and 'happy go lucky' tour hahahaha....," reads a statement on MESHUGGAH's official web site. "Happy go lucky..what kind of phrase is that??" Confirmed dates are as ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN: Rescheduled European Dates Announced

Legendary Swedish guitarist YNGWIE MALMSTEEN has announced the rescheduled dates for his upcoming European tour. They are as follows: Mar. 14 – Mucamba - Madrid, ESP Mar. 15 - Sala Gares - Pampolona, ESP Mar. 16 – Bikini - Barcelona, ESP Mar. 18 – Alcatraz - Milan, ITA Mar. 19 – Tenax - Firenze, ITA ...

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KISS: No Pyro At Las Vegas Gig

The Las Vegas Sun reports that KISS and the Las Vegas-based fireworks company they work with mutually decided Wednesday not to have any displays when the band plays at Rain in the Desert at Palms on March 16. Bob Ross, president of Pyrotech explained, "Two reasons for the change. First is out of respect for ...

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PALE FOREST To Release New EP, Tour With THE GATHERING

Norway's PALE FOREST will release a new limited-edition mini CD digipack, titled "The Anonymous Caesar" to coincide with their European tour as openers for THE GATHERING in March/April. The CD will include four live tracks, a new song and a cover of PINK FLOYD's "Welcome To The Machine". In other news, PALE FOREST have announced ...

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THE USED's MCCRACKEN: Why I Broke Up With KELLY OSBOURNE

Playboy magazine recently caught up with THE USED frontman Bert McCracken who explained how he broke up with Kelly Osbourne. "I did it over the phone. I'm such a dickhead. She's the most important girlfriend I've ever had. We're best friends. It was just always so pleasant when she was around. And it smelled better. ...

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