DEF LEPPARD Launch Auction For Raven Drum Foundation

A message from DEF LEPPARD: "The second defleppard.com-related) auction features another item from Rick Allen's collection: Rick's Adrenalize bass drum, which was used on hundreds of dates throughout the band's 1992/1993 world tour. The drum features custom artwork on the side (the red and yellow triangular DEF LEPPARD logo) and still has the original drum ...

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ISIS Complete Work On "Oceanic"

Boston's ISIS have finished recording their Ipecac Records debut, entitled Oceanic, with producer Matt Bayles (i.e. MASTODON, BURNT BY THE SUN). The full track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. The Beginning and the End 02. The Other 03. False Light 04. Carry 05. Maritime 06. Weight 07. From Sinking 08. Hymn Oceanic ...

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COSMIC SPHERE: The New Scandinavian Metal Sensation

COSMIC SPHERE is the name of a new Finnish/Swedish metal act featuring guitarist Lars Chriss (LION'S SHARE), guitarist Antti Wirman (WARMEN, CRAYDAWN), bassist Tapio Oksanen (CRAYDAWN) and drummer Kristian Enqvist (ex-RISING FAITH). Playing a musical style described as "heavy, energetic and melodic metal in the vein of IN FLAMES/SOILWORK," the band are currently writing songs ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE Sued By Former Producer For Back Royalties

Veteran producer Tom Werman is suing MÖTLEY CRÜE and their record company for back royalties. According to the papers filed in California Superior Court in Los Angeles, MÖTLEY CRÜE and Beyond Music have "deliberately, persistently, and repeatedly breached" Werman's agreement with the band by purposely withholding financial statements and monies owed him for his work ...

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Former VOIVOD Bassist Speaks Out On Reunion With SNAKE

Ex-VOIVOD bassist Jean-Yves Thériault (a.k.a. Blacky), who left the band back in 1991 under acrimonious circumstances, recently took time out to answer several questions for BLABBERMOUTH.NET regarding the group's recently-launched reunion with original vocalist Denis "Snake" Belanger (which Jean-Yves is not part of) and his current activities in the music world and elsewhere. Read on: ...

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SAMMY HAGAR: VAN HALEN Has Fallen Completely Apart

Former VAN HALEN frontman Sammy Hagar told the syndicated radio show Rockline this week that the Van Halen brothers Eddie and Alex were initially approached last year to stage a tour with both former frontmen, but they rejected the idea. "I think if they could do anything right now they would have done it," Hagar ...

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RECKON WITH ONE Line Up Canadian Dates, Prepare New CD

Canada's RECKON WITH ONE are preparing to begin touring parts of Canada in support of their recently-released second full-length CD, entitled The Purpose Of Existence. Dates are already being booked in Halifax, Frederecton and Moncton and/or Summerside (PEI) during September. Also look for a RECKON WITH ONE three-song demo, produced by former KING DIAMOND and ...

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