SLASH Defuses 'Fuck AXL ROSE!' Chant VELVET REVOLVER's Chicago Gig

Jeff Vrabel of the Chicago Sun-Times reviewed VELVET REVOLVER's sold-out concert at The Riviera in Chicago, Illinois Wednesday night (May 19). "Not surprisingly, VELVET REVOLVER sounds exactly like what would happen if one melded parts of GUNS [N' ROSES] with parts of STONE TEMPLE PILOTS," he wrote. "Liberated from [Axl] Rose's penchant for bombastic excess, ...

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CHIMAIRA Film Video For 'Power Trip'

CHIMAIRA recently shot a video for the track "Power Trip" in San Francisco with director Lex Halaby. Expect the video in rotation next month. "Power Trip" comes off CHIMAIRA's sophomore full-length release, "The Impossibility of Reason", which came out last May through Roadrunner Records. CHIMAIRA recently replaced drummer Andy Herrick with former SOILWORK skinsman Richard ...

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RAGNAROK Cancel Dates In Russia, Norway

Norwegian black metallers RAGNAROK have been forced to cancel their previously announced concerts in Moscow, Russia (May 27) and Fredrikstad, Norway (May 29) "because of circumstances which we can't go further into at this time.," according to a posting on the group's web site. "The band is very sorry about this and hope that the ...

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PEGAZUS Announce New Drummer

Australia's PEGAZUS have announced the addition of drummer Ange "Vuggs" Sotiro to the group's ranks. "Ange actually filled in on drums very last minute (3 hours before the show!) at the band's previous live gigs at the HeadBanger's Ball 3 in late January," the band explain in a statement. "He did such a great job ...

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LANA LANE: Live Album, DVD Due In July

Frontiers Records will be issuing LANA LANE's newest live release, "Return to Japan", a double CD release over two hours in length that chronicles the vocalist's last four Japanese tours from 1998 to 2002. Disc One contains full band performances from the concerts at Club Citta (2002) and Club Quattro (1999) and Disc Two contains ...

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GLENN HUGHES: New Studio Album to Surface In 2005

Former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH singer Glenn Hughes has posted the following update on his official web site: "We are in the final stages of post production on the live DVD/CD. As you might know it is called 'Soulfully Live in the City of Angels'. I am really excited about this release later this summer. Chad, ...

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