ICED EARTH To Enter Studio In April

ICED EARTH mainman Jon Schaffer has posted the following update to the band's official web site, www.icedearth.com: "We will begin recording around the first week of April. I am very happy with the way things are going. I've never felt so good and excited about a record before, this will really be a ...

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DUFF MCKAGAN: AXL's Band Is Not GUNS N' ROSES

Former GUNS N' ROSES bassist Duff McKagan and drummer Matt Sorum, who are playing together in an as-yet-unnamed band with fellow ex-GN'R alumni Slash (guitar) and Izzy Stradlin (guitar), recently spoke to Launch about the current GN'R lineup, led by sole original member Axl Rose. "It's not GUNS N' ROSES, you know? [Axl] should have ...

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POISON, VINCE NEIL, SKID ROW To Team Up For U.S. Tour

POISON, VINCE NEIL and SKID ROW will team up for a two-month U.S. tour beginning in May. Exact dates and venues will be announced soon. In related news, SKID ROW have released the following statement regarding the GREAT WHITE concert tragedy in Rhode Island that has claimed the lives of nearly 100 people: "Words cannot ...

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DOHENY: Demo Samples Posted Online

DOHENY, the new group formed by ex-THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar) and PITCHSHIFTER frontman Jon "J.S." Clayden, have posted MP3 clips of the songs "Drive Me" and "Take My Eyes" at this location. The band, who have already completed an album's worth of material at Morrison's demo studio, will continue ...

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MÖRK GRYNING Name New Album

Swedish black metallers MÖRK GRYNING have set "Pieces Of An Expressionistic Avantgardism" as the tentative title for their forthcoming fourth full-length album, due on June 6 through No Fashion Records. The album, which is currently being recorded at Dug-Out studios in Uppsala, Sweden with producer Daniel Bergstrand (MESHUGGAH, STUCK MOJO, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD), will include ...

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