HANOI ROCKS Guitarist To Play With NEW YORK DOLLS?

HANOI ROCKS guitarist Andy McCoy has reportedly been approached to fill in for late axeman Johnny Thunders at NEW YORK DOLLS' upcoming reunion shows in June. Although former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Izzy Stradlin originally agreed to fill the slot during NEW YORK DOLLS' upcoming concert at London's Meltdown Festival, he backed out of the ...

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DEADSY Announce Hollywood Show

DEADSY, the Los Angeles-based band featuring frontman P. Exeter Blue I (a.k.a. Elijah Blue, son of actress/singer Cher and Gregg Allman), will be playing a show on Monday, June 28 at the Roxy Theatre on the Sunset Strip. It is an all ages show, $10 per ticket. Support will come from Australia's IN THE NAME ...

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PEAVEY-Sponsored JOE SATRIANI CLINIC Tour A 'Tremendous Success'

Peavey endorser and legendary guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani demoed his new co-designed Peavey JSX guitar amplifier on a U.S. Clinic Tour that ran from May 11 in Overland Park, Kan., through May 18 in Portland, Ore. Thousands of guitar enthusiasts attended the clinics, including 450 the closing night. Reese Marin, owner of Bellevue American Music ...

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Ex-Manager: TRENT REZNOR's Complete Lack Of Integrity Is Astounding

Former Trent Reznor manager John Malm has slammed the NINE INCH NAILS mainman for his "complete lack of loyalty and integrity," calling Reznor's lawsuit against him an attempt by Trent to blame everyone in the world "for his problems except himself." As previously reported, Reznor sued his longtime friend Malm, along with business manager/accountant Richard ...

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DOWNSET Tour Postponed

Los Angeles, California's DOWNSET have reportedly postponed their previously announced mini-tour due to the worsening health of vocalist Rey Orepeza's mother. The affected dates are as follows: May 21 - Seattle, WA @ Graceland May 23 - Portland, OR @ Roseland May 24 - Boise, ID @ The Venue May 25 - Salt Lake City, ...

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RAMMSTEIN: New Album To Surface In September

Rock Hard magazine is reporting that RAMMSTEIN's follow-up to 2001's "Mutter" is set to be released September 20, 2004. The first single, entitled "Mein Teil", will arrive on June 21 — one week later than the originally announced June 14 release date. Rock Hard has also reportedly stated the following about the album's musical direction: ...

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DISTANT THUNDER: Embracing Singer JAMES RIVERA's Past

Guitarist Eric Halpern (ex-HELSTAR, DESTINY'S END) and vocalist James Rivera (SEVEN WITCHES, ex-HELSTAR, DESTINY'S END) recently spoke to Internet-based music magazine The Wild Cauldron about their new band, DISTANT THUNDER, and their upcoming debut release, "Welcome the End", due on May 31 through Germany's Massacre Records. Asked what inspired the creation of DISTANT ...

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Former DOWNTHESUN Programmer Launches New Band

Former DOWNTHESUN programmer Church has resurfaced in a new project called ADAYAFTER. The band, who are currently recording their debut EP and building their web site, expect to begin shopping around for a label deal in August. No further information is available at this time. ...

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MICHAEL KISKE's SUPARED Call It Quits

According to the Michael Kiske (ex-HELLOWEEN) fan site MichaelKiske.tk, Michael's most recent project, SUPARED, has officially called it a day. SUPARED guitarist Sandro Giampietro has reportedly said about the group: "SUPARED does not exist anymore. But Michael and me will go on working together in the future." As previously reported, Giampietro has joined ...

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