RITCHIE BLACKMORE: RAINBOW Reunion Rumors Are False

Rumors of former DEEP PURPLE guitarist Ritchie Blackmore reforming RAINBOW with either Ronnie James Dio or Joe Lynn Turner are false, a spokesperson for the guitar legend says. The rumor allegedly was circulated by a German magazine, which fabricated the quote that Blackmore was looking to reform RAINBOW, said the spokesperson. The livid Blackmore had ...

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ZWAN Ink Deal With REPRISE RECORDS

Chicago-based ZWAN, featuring former SMASHING PUMPKINS mainman Billy Corgan, ex-PUMPKINS drummer Jimmy Chamberlin, former CHAVEZ guitarist Matt Sweeney, ex-SLINT guitarist David Pajo, and A PERFECT CIRCLE bassist Paz Lechantin, have inked a deal with Reprise Records. The group's already-completed debut album is expected to surface early next year. In the meantime, ZWAN will be making ...

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LIMP BIZKIT Frontman Gets In The Ring!

LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst is headed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship, but don't expect to see him slap a triangle choke on anyone. Longtime UFC fan Durst will accompany light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz — "The Huntington Beach Bad Boy" — to the ring when he takes on "The World's Most Dangerous Man," Ken ...

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KID ROCK Gets Immortalized On Vegas Casino Chips

The following item was originally published in yesterday's edition of the New York Daily News: Kid Rock and Pamela Anderson foiled rumormongers by failing to get married last weekend in Vegas. We hear the nuptials will actually take place in May in the rocker's hometown of Detroit. The return trip to Sin City, where Rock ...

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KISS Murder Trial Gets Underway!

The murder trial of a man accused of killing the ex-wife of former KISS guitarist Vinnie Vincent got underway on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at the Superior Court in Hartford, Connecticut, according to the Associated Press. Police arrested Gregory McArthur, 41, on Sept. 2, 2000, and charged him with the January 1998 murder of Annemarie Cusano. ...

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SAMAEL, CATHEDRAL To Tour Europe

SAMAEL and CATHEDRAL will be teaming up for a European tour during January/February. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jan. 28 – Karlsruhe, GER @ Substage Jan. 29 - Nürnberg, GER @ Hirsch Jan. 30 - Potsdam, GER @ Lindenpark Jan. 31 - Leipzig, GER @ Hellraiser Feb. 01 - Bad Salzungen, GER @ Kallewerk Feb. ...

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DEATH THREAT Set Record Straight On European Tour Cancellation

DEATH THREAT bassist Steve Teo has contacted BLABBERMOUTH.NET to set the record straight on the band's non-participation on the upcoming Eastpack Resistance European tour alongside BIOHAZARD, AGNOSTIC FRONT, HATEBREED, DISCIPLINE, ALL BORO KINGS, and BORN FROM PAIN. The following is Teo's statement on the matter: "We were supposed to play the up-and-coming Resistance tour in ...

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SUPARED: First Photo Posted Online

Germany's SUPARED, the new group fronted by former HELLOWEEN singer Michael Kiske, have posted the first official band photo online at this location. As previously reported, SUPARED's long-awaited debut album (Kiske's third as a solo artist) will surface on Jan. 20, 2003 through Noise/Sanctuary Records. ...

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