HYPOCRISY Confirmed For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD Festival

Sweden's HYPOCRISY, led by acclaimed metal producer and PAIN frontman Peter TÃĪgtgren, are the latest act to have been confirmed for next year's installment of the Bang Your Head Festival, which is scheduled to take place on June 27-28, 2003 in Balingen, Germany. The following artists are currently set to appear at the event: U.D.O. ...

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HANOI ROCKS Announce Japanese Tour

Reunited Finnish rockers HANOI ROCKS have announced the dates for their Japanese tour in support of their upcoming "Twelve Shots On The Rocks" CD. They are as follows: Feb. 21 - Tokyo, JAP @ Kosei Nenkin Hall Feb. 22 - Tokyo, JAP @ Kosei Nenkin Hall Feb. 23 - Nagoya, JAP @ Art Theater Feb. ...

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GUANO APES Push Back Release Date Of Third CD

Germany's GUANO APES have pushed back the release date of their as-yet-untitled third album to January/February 2003 due to "marketing reasons," according to the band's official web site. "We have used the last weeks for working on some more songs. We recorded five more tunes which are intended to be released as B-Sides or Special ...

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INCUBUS, HOOBASTANK Get Certified!

INCUBUS' "Morning View" has been certified double-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for sales in excess of two million copies since its November 2001 release. Meanwhile, HOOBASTANK's self-titled debut has been certified platinum for sales in excess of one million copies since it came out last year. ...

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Former BLACK 'N BLUE Frontman Records New Album

Former BLACK 'N BLUE vocalist Jaime St. James is currently in the studio recording freshly-penned songs with the assistance of WARRANT's Billy Morris. According to an official press release, the new material is a combination of the classic BLACK 'N BLUE sound, mixed with the sounds of ST. JAMES, Jaime's former band that released the ...

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MASTERPLAN Album Pushed Up, Single Clip Posted Online

MASTERPLAN, the new band featuring ex-HELLOWEEN guitarist Roland Grapow, ex-HELLOWEEN drummer Uli Kusch and former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/ARK singer Jorn Lande, will issue their self-titled debut album one week earlier than previously announced. The Andy Sneap-produced effort will now surface on Jan. 20, 2003 through AFM Records. A short clip of the album's first single, "Enlighten ...

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SLASH Speaks Out On AXL ROSE, New Project With Ex-GN'R Bandmates

Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash has spoken to MTV.com about the new project he has formed with ex-GN'R bandmates Duff McKagan, Izzy Stradlin and Matt Sorum and the as-yet-unnamed group's ongoing vocalist search. Here are some of the more interesting quotes from the interview: On how the new band came together: "There's just a ...

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