ROB HALFORD: JUDAS PRIEST Are 'Kinda, Sorta' Signed To SONY MUSIC

JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford has "unofficially" confirmed that the band have re-signed with Sony Music for their much-anticipated reunion album, tentatively due before the end of the year. Asked during an interview on the Phoenix radio station KDKB Tuesday (March 30) if PRIEST was back on the Columbia label (subsidiary of Sony), Halford said, ...

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MISTELTEIN Announce New Singer

Swedish black metallers MISTELTEIN have officially enlisted OBSCURE DIVINITY's Ville Kemi (a.k.a. Skorrgh) to sing on the group's next studio album, tentatively due before the end of the year. "Skorrgh has a short history in MISTELTEIN before, when he performed as stand-in vocalist at KB in Malmö/Sweden (Feb. 15, 2004)," the band write on their ...

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SLIPKNOT: No Hometown Show At 7 Flags Events Center

TheIowaChannel.com is reporting that the Clive City Council voted 3 to 2 Thursday night (April 1) against allowing SLIPKNOT to hold a hometown concert at the 7 Flags Event Center. The band wanted to hold a concert for their fans on Tuesday, April 27. But city council members say they've never given a noise permit ...

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DREAM THEATER Schedule Italian Dates In July

Progressive-metal giants DREAM THEATER will be returning to Italy in July for three special concert events. Dubbed "An Evening With DREAM THEATER", the show will be an anthology of their entire career and will last three hours. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jul. 03 - Roma, ITA @ Centrale Del Tennis Foro Italico Jul. 05 ...

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Guitarist DOUG ALDRICH Explains His Departure From DIO

Guitarist Doug Aldrich has explained his side of the departure from the DIO band to join WHITESNAKE. Speaking to the fan-operated DIO Message Board, Aldrich said, "In the beginning David [Coverdale] was looking for someone he could feel confident about to work with. The lead guitar spot in WHITESNAKE is a big gig as well ...

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SKINDRED To Reissue 'Babylon' With New Tracks

SKINDRED, the Welsh band featuring former members of DUB WAR, have posted the following message on their official web site: "SKINDRED's been busy in their studio/rehearsal room in the basement of St Josephs boxing club Pill Newport, demoing lots of killer new tracks. With Dan and the guys producing the music themselves. They are planning ...

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THE RED CHORD Sign With METAL BLADE RECORDS

Massachusetts metal/grind band THE RED CHORD has officially inked a deal with Metal Blade/Black Market Activities Records. The band plan to record their next full-length album, entitled "Clients", later this year. Commented THE RED CHORD vocalist Guy Kozowyk: "The Metal Blade offer was hands down the best all around deal we have received in the ...

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'Dateline' To Investigate KURT COBAIN's 'Apparent' Suicide

A special two-hour "Dateline NBC" airing this Friday (April 2) at 8 p.m. ET/PT will reportedly attempt to explore what really happened to NIRVANA singer Kurt Cobain ten years after his apparent suicide. The show is expected to include interviews with Courtney Love's father, Hank Harrison, and Tom Grant, the well-known Los Angeles private investigator ...

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MINI-KISS Perform Live On [email protected]: Video Available!

MINI-KISS, an all-dwarf KISS cover band, performed "Rock 'n' Roll All Nite" live and conducted a short interview on [email protected]. Check out the video footage: Performance, Interview. Upcoming MINI-KISS shows: May 06 - Philadelphia, PA @ TBA May 14 - Buffalo, NY @ TBA May 20 – New York, NY @ ...

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