THE ALMIGHTY Frontman To Support DEF LEPPARD In Japan

THE ALMIGHTY frontman Ricky Warwick will be supporting DEF LEPPARD on their Japanese tour, which is due to kick off on Nov. 17 in Sendai. Confirmed dates are as follows: Nov. 17 – Sendai, JAP @ Zepp Sendai Nov. 18 - Kanazawa, JAP @ Kankou Kaikan Nov. 20 - Nagoya, JAP @ Aichi Kinro Kaikan ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Members Team Up For Seattle Gig

SOULBENDER, the new band formed by QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Michael Wilton and ex-MY SISTER'S MACHINE singer Nick Pollock, have announced a show with SLAVE TO THE SYSTEM, featuring Scott Rockenfield (drums, QUEENSRŸCHE) and Kelly Gray (guitars, ex-QUEENSRŸCHE), on Dec. 14 at Rocksport Bar & Grill in Seattle, Washington. ...

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JEFF PILSON: 'Things Are Heating Up In L/P Land'

L/P, the new group featuring former DOKKEN members George Lynch (guitar) and Jeff Pilson (bass/vocals), are in the final stages of negotiations for a U.S. record deal, having already secured a Japanese release via JVC Records. "Things are heating up in L/P land," Pilson writes on his official web site. "There are a couple labels ...

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RAMONES Tribute Back To December Release Date

The long-awaited tribute album to the RAMONES, "We're a Happy Family: A Tribute to the Ramones", has a brand-new release date: Dec. 24. The Rob Zombie-produced CD, which had changed release dates several times, will surface through DV8/Columbia Records. A reason for the change was not given. ...

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GANDHI Post Music Online, Return To Studio

GANDHI, the new band founded by former HELMET frontman Page Hamilton, have posted three demo tracks in streaming audio via their official web site at this location. The featured tracks are as follows: 01. Just Like Me 02. Money Shot 03. Everybody Loves You In other news, GANDHI have just entered the studio ...

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CULT OF LUNA Announce New Bassist

Swedish apocalyptic noisecore outfit CULT OF LUNA have announced the addition of bassist Andreas Johansson to the group's lineup. He replaces Axel, who left the band in late spring. CULT OF LUNA are currently mixing their sophomore album, entitled "The Beyond", for an early 2003 release through Earache Records. ...

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GAMMA RAY Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR 2003

GAMMA RAY are the latest act to have been officially confirmed for next year's installment of Wacken Open Air festival, which is scheduled to take place between Jul. 31 and Aug. 2, 2003 in Wacken, Germany. They will be joined on the bill by the likes of ICED EARTH and STRATOVARIUS, both of whom were ...

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SPINESHANK: New Album Coming Out 'Better Than Expected'

SPINESHANK drummer Tommy Decker recently posted the following update on the progress of the recording sessions for the band's forthcoming album, "Violent Mood Swings": "I just wanted to let you know what the latest news on the recording is...We have laid down the drums to 15 tracks and I have 2 more to do today. ...

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