Report: Kids Are Listening To Their Parents' Music

Edna Gundersen of USA Today is reporting that Jamie Horton, 14, considers himself a fairly savvy music-loving teen. The Los Angeles ninth-grader trawls the Internet for rock discoveries and totes an iPod packed with 3,000 tunes. His favorite band? QUEEN. Not late-'90s rock outfit QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, not late-'80s metal band QUEENSRŸCHE and ...

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JOHN SYKES To Tour Japan In April

Legendary guitarist John Sykes (THIN LIZZY, WHITESNAKE, BLUE MURDER) will be playing four solo dates in Japan in April. Joining Sykes in his backing band will be Marco Mendoza (WHITESNAKE, BLUE MURDER, THIN LIZZY) on bass and Tommy Aldridge (OZZY OSBOURNE, TED NUGENT, WHITESNAKE) on drums. The dates are as follows: Apr. 16 – Osaka, ...

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HUMAN TEMPLE Debut To Feature NIGHTWISH, SONATA ARCTICA Guitarists

Emppu Vuorinen (NIGHTWISH), Jani Liimatainen (SONATA ARCTICA) and Erkka Korhonen (URBAN TALE) have contributed guitar solos to the forthcoming debut album from HUMAN TEMPLE, a Finnish band that has just inked a deal with MTM Music. HUMAN TEMPLE was founded in 1998 by Petri Lehto, who, along with well-known vocalist/solo artist Janne Hurme, achieved sales ...

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RICHIE SCARLET: Former FREHLEY'S COMET Guitarist To Issue New Solo CD

Veteran rocker Richie Scarlet (MOUNTAIN, ACE FREHLEY BAND, FREHLEY'S COMET, SEBASTIAN BACH & FRIENDS) will release his fourth solo album, "Live: Stage to Stage", on April 6 through Front Row Seat Media. According to an official press release, the disc contains "blues-infused, working-man rock & roll … delivered with power and vitality showcasing originals and ...

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VAN HALEN: Premium Ticket Packages Available

VAN HALEN have teamed up with IloveAllAccess.com to put together the ultimate fan experience featuring a variety of premium ticket packages that will include guaranteed great seats and cool VH extras that you won't find anywhere else on the planet. These special concert packages will be available for selected upcoming tour dates beginning Tuesday, March ...

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CONSTRUCDEAD To Support DISMEMBER On Swedish Mini-Tour

CONSTRUCDEAD, the Swedish band featuring TERROR 2000 drummer Erik Thyselius, will support DISMEMBER on a mini-tour of their homeland in April. Confirmed dates are as follows: Apr. 12 – Skylten – Linköping, SWE Apr. 13 - Musikens Hus – Gothenburg, SWE Apr. 14 – Klubben – Stockholm, SWE As previously reported, CONSTRUCDEAD CONSTRUCDEAD's sophomore album, ...

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FUELED II FIRE: New Songs Available For Download

FUELED II FIRE, the new band featuring former PISSING RAZORS members Cesar Soto (guitar), Joe Rodriguez (vocals) and Mat Lynch (guitar), have uploaded two brand-new demo tracks at their official web site. The songs "Thief" and "Needlepoint Hemorrhage" were recently completed under the production guidance of Hector Camarena. Check them out: 01. Thief (

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CREMATORY Set Release Date For New Album

German melodic gothic metal band CREMATORY have set a May 3 release date through Nuclear Blast Records for their much-anticipated comeback album, "Revolution". "Revolution" (view cover here) will contain 12 songs and will include a video for the title track. A limited-edition digipack will be released in addition to the regular CD version. ...

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RHAPSODY To Issue Mini-CD In May

RHAPSODY will be issuing a new mini-CD, entitled "The Dark Secret", on May 29 through Magic Circle Music/SPV. The group's as-yet-untitled new full-length album will follow in September. "The Dark Secret" track listing: 01. Unholy Warcry (short version)* 02. Thunder Mighty Roar* 03. Sacred Power Of Raging Winds 04. Guardians Of Destiny (English version)* 05. ...

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