TWISTED SISTER Singer Says He Is In Shock Over Kin's Rubout

TWISTED SISTER singer Dee Snider told the New York Daily News Wednesday that the gangland-style slaying of his brother-in-law has left his family crushed and desperate for answers. "We're sitting here, trying to find out what happened," Snider said. "We have no clues." Vincent Gargiulo, a steelworker, was shot in the head Monday on W. ...

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MALEVOLENT CREATION To Enter Studio In February

Long-running Florida death metallers MALEVOLENT CREATION will enter the studio on February 1 to begin recording their ninth full-length album for a summer 2004 release through Nuclear Blast Records. In the meantime, the group are gearing up for their rescheduled Brazilian tour, which is scheduled to begin in Caxias do Sul on September 13. MALEVOLENT ...

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METALLICA's ULRICH Defends Snare-Drum Sound On 'St. Anger'

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich called into "The Cane Show" on 92.3 K-Rock on Wednesday (August 20) to announce the band's upcoming club gig at New York's 500-capacity Bowery Ballroom on Aug. 29. During the conversation, Ulrich was asked to comment on the incessant criticism leveled at the group over the sound of their latest CD, ...

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DREAM THEATER: More European Dates Announced

DREAM THEATER have announced more dates for their upcoming headlining tour of Europe. Confirmed dates so far are as follows Jan. 16 - Manchester, UK - Apollo Jan. 17 - London, UK - Hammersmith Apollo Jan. 18 - Rotterdam, NETH - Ahoy Jan. 20 - Copenhagen, DEN - KB Halle Jan. 21 - Oslo, NOR ...

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MINI-KISS: A Tribute Act Of A Different Kind

MINI-KISS, an all-dwarf KISS cover band, has been causing quite a stir lately — so much so that when they performed at The Chamber in Atlanta last month, theirs was "easily the most anticipated rock show since RADIOHEAD's 2001 show at Stone Mountain," reports Andisheh Nouraee of Creative Loafing Atlanta. "Unfortunately, the band took a ...

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KISS, ACDELCO, KURT JOHNSON, And CAVALIER Form Hot Rod Supergroup

The crashing thunder of rock power chords and deep bass crescendos of 1,300 horsepower combined to create a medley of high-performance music together at the official unveiling of Kurt Johnson's ACDelco NHRA Pro Stock Cavalier Z24 on August 14. Featuring artwork by renowned motorsports artist Sam Bass, Johnson's Cavalier sports a visual theme inspired by ...

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SYMPHORCE To Support GRAVE DIGGER In Europe

German power metallers SYMPHORCE, featuring BRAINSTORM frontman Andy B. Franck, will support GRAVE DIGGER on a European tour that is scheduled to kick off in early January. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jan. 06 - Osnabrück, GER - Hyde Park Jan. 07 - Andernach, GER - Live Club Jan. 08 - Pratteln, SWI - Z7 ...

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