MÖTLEY CRÜE Frontman Returning To Club After Walk-Off

MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman Vince Neil will return to a Steamboat Springs, Colorado nightclub after walking off stage last week, his manager told the Associated Press on Friday. Neil left the Levelz nightclub in this resort town on August 14th after someone threw something on stage, manager Burt Stein said. Stein said Neil felt threatened and ...

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ANGEL WITCH Confirm Reunion, Plan Summer Festival Appearances

NWOBHM legends ANGEL WITCH have confirmed that they have reunited and are planning on hitting the European festival circuit next summer. "Following recent soul-searching times, fate dealt metal a gentle hand for a change and the result was that [ANGEL WITCH] have reassembled the awesome 2000 line-up consisting of [guitarist/vocalist] Kevin Heybourne (naturally), [bassist] Richie ...

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W.A.S.P. Announce Support Acts For North American Tour

W.A.S.P. have announced ex-RATT frontman STEPHEN PEARCY, ENGINE (featuring FATES WARNING singer Ray Alder and ARMORED SAINT bassist Joey Vera), and ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY as the support acts for their forthcoming North American tour, which is tentatively scheduled to take place during October/November. Exact dates and venues will be announced soon. ...

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AC/DC Frontman's "Helen Of Troy" Musical Gets Postponed

Helen of Troy, the much-anticipated collaboration between AC/DC singer Brian Johnson and the Sarasota Ballet has been postponed until November, with a production of Swan Lake replacing the show during its originally-announced late March slot. According to the Sarasota Herald Tribune, the ballet has cited fund-raising problems for the postponement of the $1.2 million production, ...

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GIAN PYRES Leaves CRADLE OF FILTH

CRADLE OF FILTH guitarist Gian Pyres has announced his departure from the band. A press statement issued by the band reads as follows: "After six years as guitarist with CRADLE OF FILTH, Gian Pyres has announced that he will be leaving the band. "Gian would like to continue his career in music, but in a ...

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P.O.D.'s TRAA: SONNY SANDOVAL Needs To Rest His Voice

Despite a previously-issued statement attributing the group's European tour cancellation to singer Sonny Sandoval requiring surgery on a herniated disc in his back, P.O.D. bassist Traa has indicated in a recent interview that the foursome's decision to back out of the tour was actually made in order to allow Sonny to rest his voice. Says ...

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AEROSMITH's TOM HAMILTON: Next Album Will Explore Our Roots

AEROSMITH bassist Tom Hamilton has told Launch that the group is starting to think about its next album, which might take a different path from the group's last few efforts. "We're exploring doing a record that's sort of about our roots, and whether that's a blues record or something like that, we're really not sure. ...

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DOWN Punch Out ADEMA Guitarist Backstage at OZZFEST

Members of DOWN and ADEMA reportedly got into a scuffle backstage at the St. Louis stop of Ozzfest, where one of the guitarists for ADEMA got punched in the mouth while he was on DOWN's tour bus and it almost led to a showdown between Phil Anselmo and the DOWN boys and Jonathan Davis' little ...

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BLACK SABBATH Displays Classic "Symptoms" On Rhino Set

On October 15th, Warner Bros./ Rhino Records will issue a 29-track, two-CD package from BLACK SABBATH, entitled Symptom of the Universe: The Original Black Sabbath (1970-1978), containing studio cuts spanning eight albums, from the group's self-titled 1970 debut to 1978's Never Say Die, the last studio album recorded before frontman Ozzy Osbourne exited the band ...

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