NOSTRADAMEUS To Play Special Hometown Gig

Freddy Persson, vocalist for the Swedish melodic metallers NOSTRADAMEUS, has posted the following update via the band's official web site: "I … want to take this opportunity to inform you of something quite fun that will take place in our hometown in April. On the 25th of April [2003], we'll play a very special show ...

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SKYCLAD: New Lyrics Posted Online

The lyrics to two songs from SKYCLAD's upcoming album, "A Semblance of Normality" ("Anotherdrinkingsong" by guitarist/vocalist Kevin Ridley and "Roman Wall Blues" by W. H. Auden), have been posted online via the band's official web site at this location. SKYCLAD are currently recording "A Semblance of Normality" for an early 2003 release. ...

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DEE SNIDER: How My Song Ended Up On CELINE DION's Album

In what ranks as one of the most unlikely pairings to ever rock the music world, a Christmas ballad written by TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider was recorded by Celine Dion for her first Christmas album, 1998's "These Are Special Times", which went on to sell 10 million copies worldwide. The song, which was re-titled ...

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CRAZY TOWN To Embark On West Coast Tour

Los Angeles-based rap-rockers CRAZY TOWN will hit the road in support of their latest Columbia album, "Darkhorse", with a short West Coast trek kicking off Jan. 7 in Phoenix. The tour will comprise the first set of headlining performances in support of the band's second album, which debuted at No. 120 on The Billboard 200 ...

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SOULFLY Line Up Austrian Dates

SOULFLY have added an Austrian leg to their upcoming European tour. The dates are as follows: Feb. 19 - Wien, AUT @ Planet Music Feb. 20 - Wörgl, AUT @ Komma Feb. 21 - Graz, AUT @ Orpheum Feb. 22 - Linz, AUT @ Posthof ...

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THE GATHERING To Issue 'Souvenirs' In February

Holland's THE GATHERING will issue their long-awaited new full-length album, "Souvenirs", through Psychonaut Records on Feb 24, 2003 in Benelux, France, Spain, Portugal, GAS, Greece, UK, Italy. On Mar. 12, the album will be released in the U.S., Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Scandinavia, and Eastern Europe. The complete track listing for the album is as ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE To Duet With KYLIE MINOGUE

Ozzy Osbourne is set to duet with Australian pop singer Kylie Minogue on an upcoming episode of "The Osbournes". The pop princess and rock wildman plan to sing "Especially For You" — which Kylie first sang with Jason Donovan in 1989. The appearance is the brainchild of Osbourne's daughter Kelly, who became friends with the ...

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HANOI ROCKS Frontman Speaks Out On Reunion, Solo Album

In a recent interview with Metal Reference, Finnish sex icon Michael Monroe commented on the release of his upcoming solo album, "Whatcha Want", and the recent reunion of his '80s glam band, HANOI ROCKS. "One might say that my solo career and the rebirth of HANOI ROCKS go kind of hand in hand, but the ...

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MORIFADE To Enter Studio In January

Sweden's MORIFADE will enter Los Angered Recording in Gothenburg on Jan. 20, 2003 with producer Andy LaRocque (KING DIAMOND guitarist) to begin recording their as-yet-untitled third album, due in late spring/early summer through Hammerheart Records. The band will record all the music at Los Angered before switching to Monogram Recording in Stockholm to track the ...

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