IRON MAIDEN Singer: Be Cricket Or Be Dead

Guardian Unlimited (web site) is reporting that IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson, a qualified pilot with Iceland Express, "flew an English [cricket] team [last weekend] into the capital of cool, Reykjavik. And although cricket is not another of his great talents, he attracted a curious crowd to the team's three games. ...

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KELLY OSBOURNE To Open For OZZY In The U.K. Only

KELLY OSBOURNE appears to have changed her mind and will open for her father, OZZY OSBOURNE, only on the U.K. portion of his European tour, which is scheduled to kick off in early September. A Finnish promoter had announced several days ago that Kelly was the official replacement for GODSMACK at the OZZY gig at ...

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ROBERT TRUJILLO: I'm Still A METALLICA Fan

New METALLICA bassist Robert Trujillo (ex-OZZY OSBOURNE, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES) recently told Canada's Chart Attack that it was somewhat of a relief to have joined the group after all the songwriting and recording sessions for "St. Anger" had already been completed. "I had my hands full with trying to learn these 11 songs AND the 40 ...

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DARK MOOR Announce New Drummer, Prepare To Record

Madrid, Spain-based power metallers DARK MOOR have announced the addition of drummer Andy C. to the group's ranks. Andy is 25 years old and has previously played in several Spanish bands, including WORMED. DARK MOOR's self-titled fourth full-length album will be recorded during August at New Sin StudiosItaly with producer Luigi Stefanini. The new album ...

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PROGPOWER EUROPE: Lineup Complete

ELEGY, AT VANCE and EVERGREY are the latest acts to have been confirmed for ProgPower Europe festival, a two-day event set to take place October 4-5 at JC Siwa in Baarlo, Holland. EVERGREY will headline the festival on Sunday, October 5. The complete lineup for ProgPower Europe is as follows: EVERGREY (SWE) VANDENPLAS (GER) AT ...

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CHARON: New Album Details Revealed

Finland's CHARON have set "Dead Man Walking" as the title for their forthcoming fourth full-length album, due on September 1 through Spinefarm Records. The follow-up to last year's "Downhearted" was recorded at BRR Studios in the group's hometown of Raahe and was mixed at Helsinki's Finnvox Studios. The album includes a guest appearance on backing ...

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BLUDGEON To Release Live DVD

Chicago-based metallers BLUDGEON will release a live DVD/CD, entitled "Crucified Live", on September 22 through MANOWAR's label imprint, Magic Circle Music. The DVD/CD package is "nothing short of a mind-numbing experience for any fan of heavy metal!" according to an official press release. "Watch out for yourself as BLUDGEON is unleashed, for the first time, ...

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