GUNS N' ROSES Bassist Completes Work On Solo Album

GUNS N' ROSES bassist Tommy Stinson has completed work on his debut solo album, due later in the year through Sanctuary Records. "It's done!! The album is finished! The mixing is finished! It is done!!" Tommmy writes in a posting to his web site dated Feb. 20. "I take off for New York tomorrow morning ...

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JEFF PILSON Says Labels Would Not Give DOKKEN Chance Today

In an interview at Electricbasement.com, ex-DOKKEN bassist Jeff Pilson explained how the music industry has changed regarding how labels treat bands and sales, "We [DOKKEN] were always kind of our own monster. But put it this way, had we released 'Breaking The Chains' today and only sold about 100,000 units like we did back in ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM Win 'Export Award' At First Annual FEMMAGAALA

CHILDREN OF BODOM won the "Export Award" during the first annual Femmagaala ceremony held at Helsinki's Nosturi Friday night (Feb. 20). KOTITEOLLISUUS, a Finnish band singing in their native language, won the "Best Hard Rock/Metal Album" award, while HANOI ROCKS guitarist Andy McCoy took home the "Total Media" award. Femmagaala is not to be confused ...

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DARZAMAT To Enter Studio In May

Poland's DARZAMAT will enter the studio in May to record their fourth album, tentatively due before the end of the year through Avantgarde Records. The follow-up to last year's "Oniriad" will be the group's first album to feature new members Golem (drums, ex-DRAGON), Spectre (keyboards) and Nera (vocals, ex-MIDNIGHTDATE). Songtitles set to appear on the ...

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DRAGONFORCE: New Song Posted Online

A brand-new DRAGONFORCE track, titled "My Spirit Will Go On", has been made available for download in MP3 format at this location. "My Spirit Will Go On" comes off DRAGONFORCE's sophomore album, "Sonic Firestorm", due on April 19 through Noise Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Valley Of The Damned" was recorded primarily at ...

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