Y&T Singer's Birthday Bash Gets Extended

Y&T frontman Dave Meniketti has added another show to his upcoming 50th Birthday Bash Weekend at The Little Fox Theatre in Redwood City, California. "With only 225 tickets for sale for Dave's Birthday Bash on Friday, December 12th, the show sold out in 72 hours!" reads a post on Meniketti's web site. "The box office ...

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PRIMUS Announce More Tour Dates

The original lineup of PRIMUSLes Claypool (bass/vocals), Tim "Herb" Alexander (drums) and Larry "Ler" Lalonde (guitar) — have announced more dates for their upcoming "Tour de Fromage", which is scheduled to kick off on October 17 at The Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles, California. As previously reported, the trek will feature PRIMUS offering ...

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DEF LEPPARD: Demo Song Posted Online

DEF LEPPARD have posted a demo version of the "X" cut "Gravity", originally titled "Perfect Girl", on their official web site at this location. "Although the basic rhythm and guitar tracks on this demo weren't changed much along the way," reads a message posted on the site, "the early version's lyrics and vocals ...

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PARAGON Split With Guitarist, Announce Replacement

German power metallers PARAGON have parted ways with guitarist Claudius Cremer and have replaced him with Günny "Gunman" Kruse from the IRON MAIDEN cover band POWERSLAVE. "Because of his studies, [Claudius] moved to Darmstadt which is about 600 kilometers away from Hamburg and over the last month it became clear that he couldn't put too ...

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SEX PISTOLS Cancel Dates

According to Sex-Pistols.net, the Cleveland, Detroit and Denver shows on SEX PISTOLS' current reunion tour have been cancelled. No further information is available at this time. Despite the cancellations, the tour will apparently still go ahead, with a show at The Marquee Theatre in Tempe, Arizona on September 8 having just been added. Upcoming SEX ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN Speak Out About LEEDS Festival Incident

SYSTEM OF A DOWN bassist Shavo Odadjian has exclusively spoken to NME.com about their performance at the Carling Weekend: Leeds festival on Friday (August 22) which ended with three people hospitalized and 22 others injured after a crowd crush. As previously reported, a crowd surge at Friday's concert moved the safety barrier by half a ...

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'SAMMY HAGAR Day' In St. Louis: Photos Available

Thursday, August 21 was proclaimed "Sammy Hagar Day" in St. Louis, Missouri, where the former VAN HALEN singer was honored at Busch Stadium. Check out photos from Wire Image. In other news, Brian Q. Newcomb of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Hagar arranged a reunion with his first recording band, the influential ...

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MESHUGGAH, DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND Members To Appear On DARKANE Guitarist's Solo Album

MESHUGGAH bassist Gustaf Hielm, DARKANE drummer Peter Wildoer and THE DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND/GOD AWAKENS PETRIFIED drummer Ryan Van Poederooyen will be contributing to the forthcoming solo album from DARKANE guitarist Christofer Malmström, tentatively due sometime in 2004. "I'm very excited to be involved in this project," Van Poederooyen said. "Christofer and I got in contact ...

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