MASTERPLAN To Issue EP, Support HAMMERFALL In Europe

MASTERPLAN, the new band featuring ex-HELLOWEEN guitarist Roland Grapow, ex-HELLOWEEN drummer Uli Kusch and former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN singer Jorn Lande, will issue a five-song EP, entitled Enlighten Me, on November 18th through Germany's AFM Records. The maxi single will contain two different versions of the title song, "Kind Hearted Light" (another track from the upcoming ...

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DIRT Confirmed For W.A.S.P. Tour

Houston, Texas-based DIRT have been added to the upcoming W.A.S.P. North American tour, according to the band's management. The trek kicks off on October 15th in Tempe, Arizona and is scheduled to last until December 9th. Also set to appear on the bill are Metal Blade recording artists ENGINE, featuring FATES WARNING singer Ray Alder ...

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DROWNING POOL Singer Died Of Natural Causes

DROWNING POOL frontman Dave Williams' death was due to natural causes and was not drug or alcohol related, as had been widely speculated. On August 14th, the 30-year-old frontman was found dead in a bunk on his tour bus. The band was in Manassas, Virginia, on its way to the next day's Ozzfest show in ...

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STONE SOUR To Appear On 'ROCKLINE'

STONE SOUR, featuring SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor and guitarist Jim Root, will be guests on the nationally syndicated radio show Rockline on Monday, September 30th at 8:30 PM PST/11:30 PM ET. Toll-free number to call in and speak with the band is 1-800-344-ROCK (7625). For more information, visit www.rocklineradio.com. ...

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Former SKID ROW Frontman Makes UK Game Show Appearance

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach was at London, England's BBC Studios last night for the taping of an episode of the game show Never Mind The Buzzcocks. "There will be an audience for the show and I haven't been to England since 1995 so you better believe I wanna see some FREAKS in the ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN To Issue Collection Of Early Demos In December

YNGWIE MALMSTEEN's highly-anticipated collection of early demo recordings and other rare material, entitled Genesis, will reportedly be released in Japan by Pony Canyon Records on December 17th. Genesis is tentatively scheduled to include six tracks from 1980, possibly one from 1978, a 12-minute rendition of HENDRIX's "Voodoo Chile" and another track that is 17 minutes ...

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KING'S X Added To DIO/HAMMERFALL Tour

KING'S X have been selected to fill the middle-act slot on the upcoming DIO/HAMMERFALL North American tour, scheduled to run from early November to mid-December. Having just completed the highly-successful DREAM THEATER/JOE SATRIANI trek, KING'S X will play select headline shows on the days off on the DIO tour. The band plan to remain on ...

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