Former MEGADETH Guitarist To Perform With RAMONES Cover Band

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman and undisclosed "pals" will be performing a set of THE RAMONES covers at "Rocket To Russia", an annual event taking place at The Mason Jar in Phoenix, Arizona, on October 12th. The guitarist will also be conducting several guitar clinics in late October/early November, including an October 21st appearance in ...

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SKID ROW Line Up Club Dates

SKID ROW, featuring new vocalist Johnny Solinger, have announced a month's worth of club dates beginning in early October. The group's current itinerary is shaping up as follows: Sep. 28 – Tulsa, OK @ Tulsa State Fair Oct. 03 – Syracuse, NY @ Bridge Street Music Hall Oct. 04 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance ...

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FULL DEVIL JACKET Change Name, Prepare To Tour

Jackson, Tennessee's FULL DEVIL JACKET have officially changed their name to WAXBOX (the title of the group's 1999 EP) and are preparing to hit the road in October to introduce the group's new line-up, which includes an as-yet-undisclosed new vocalist and a recently-added second guitarist by the name of Dave. An official web site at ...

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STRATOVARIUS' TIMO TOLKKI Speaks Out On New CD

STRATOVARIUS guitarist Timo Tolkki has posted the following update via the group's official web site: "The [Elements — Part 1] album is ready, mastered and sent to our record companies in Germany, France and in Japan. "The track list will be provided later, but I can tell you that it contains 62 minutes of music. ...

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SKINLAB To Tour UK With LABRAT, FREEBASE

In addition to their previously-announced UK shows with SOIL and SUGARCOMA, SKINLAB have lined up nearly a dozen British dates with LABRAT and FREEBASE during October. They are as follows: Oct. 10 – Belfast, IRE – Frontpage Oct. 11 - Ballymoney, IRE – Bush Tavern Oct. 12 - Limerick, IRE – TBC (matinee show) Oct. ...

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DANZIG Announce European Tour

DANZIG have lined up a European tour in November/December. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Nov. 21 - London, UK @ Astoria Nov. 23 - Malmö, SWE @ KB Nov. 25 - Helsinki, FIN @ Nosturi Nov. 27 - Gothenburg, SWE @ Karen Nov. 29 - Hamburg, GER @ The Docks Dec. 01 - ...

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FILTER Frontman Pulls Prank On Bandmate — And Gets Busted

FILTER frontman Richard Patrick, a notoriously bad-tempered individual known for speaking his mind, has become quite the prankster during the recent weeks, if his postings on the group's official web site are to be believed. "A lot of on tour pranks are starting to kick up," Patrick wrote in his most recent "Rich's Words" online ...

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