DREAM THEATER Perform Tribute To IRON MAIDEN At London Gig

DREAM THEATER performed the entire "The Number Of The Beast" album by IRON MAIDEN during their appearance at the London Astoria last night (Oct. 21). The legendary progressive rock heavyweights played the material exactly as per the original album, with the exception of "Gangland", which was done in a jazz style. D.T., who feature a ...

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ACE FREHLEY To Take Part In KISS SYMPHONY Concert

Guitarist Ace Frehley is expected to complete the original KISS lineup at the Kiss Symphony concert, which will feature KISS hits performed with the 60-piece Melbourne Symphony. Frehley, who had touring commitments in America, was nowhere to be seen at a media conference to announce the event, which takes place at Melbourne, Australia's Telstra Dome ...

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COREY TAYLOR: I Will Take STONE SOUR As Far As I Can

STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor is looking to take his band as far as it will go in 2002 and on into 2003, even if that means delaying work on the next SLIPKNOT record. "The more this [STONE SOUR] blows up, the longer we're going to be out," Taylor recently stated. "So, we're looking at... ...

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CESAR SOTO: Why I Left PISSING RAZORS

Former PISSING RAZORS guitarist Cesar Soto has attributed his departure from the group to "personal differences between myself and the current existing members of PR. I felt that my thoughts and opinions were overlooked on many occasions by the existing bandmates and management. I felt the best thing to do was leave the band altogether," ...

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ENTOMBED Select FIRESIDE Guitarist To Produce Next CD

ENTOMBED have selected FIRESIDE guitarist Pelle Gunnerfeldt to produce the group's next studio album, tentatively due in early 2003 through Music For Nations Records. Gunnerfeldt, whose previous production credits include THE HIVES and RANDY, will be accompanying the band into the studio on November 25th to begin recording the follow-up to 2001's self-produced "Morning Star", ...

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ZEBULON Prepare To Record Sophomore Album

Sweden's ZEBULON, who feature in their ranks former members of early '90s death metal act DESULTORY, will commence the recording sessions for their sophomore full-length effort on November 22 at Stockholm's Sunlight Studios with veteran producer Tomas Skogsberg (ENTOMBED, DISMEMBER, BACKYARD BABIES). The band are expected to complete the album by the end of this ...

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[S1FT] To Change Name, Return With 'Crushing' New Material

San Francisco Bay Area's [S1FT], who feature in their ranks DEATH ANGEL touring guitarist Ted Aguilar (filling in for D.A.'s Gus Pepa, who is unable to take part in the reunion shows), are in the process of changing their name before returning to the live circuit in early 2003 with a "FUCKING CRUSHING set of ...

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CANDLEMASS To Issue Collection Of Demos, Studio Outtakes

CANDLEMASS will issue a 22-track double album early next year containing demos and studio outtakes spanning the group's entire career. Tentatively titled "The Black Heart Of Candlemass — Leif Edling Demos And Outtakes '83-99", the collection will also include material from mainman Leif Edling's pre-CANDLEMASS project NEMESIS and his short-lived ABSTRAKT ALGEBRA collaboration with ex-YNGWIE ...

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