STEPHEN PEARCY: 'We Want Bastards On The Tour, Not Bitches'

The Bastards Of Metal tour, which was originally set to feature STEPHEN PEARCY alongside BANG TANGO, STEVEN ADLER and KEVIN DUBROW, will have its lineup completely revamped, according to tour founder and director Stephen Pearcy (ex-RATT). "The initial idea and concept for the 'Bastards of Metal' tour will not change," he said in a statement. ...

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OBITUARY Singer: New Songs Are 'Very Heavy'

OBITUARY frontman John Tardy has provided BLABBERMOUTH.NET with an exclusive update on the songwriting sessions for the group's first collection of new material since 1997's "Back From the Dead", tentatively due in early 2005 through an as-yet-undetermined label (most likely Roadrunner). Read on: On the new songs: John Tardy: "We are busy writing new material ...

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THROCULT: New Album Track Listing Revealed

Denver, Colorado-based black/death metal band THROCULT have announced the tentative track listing for their new album, "Stormbringer - Conjuration Of The Nighthorde", due on October 5 through Crash Music Inc. The CD was recorded at Flatline Audio Studios (formerly Hellion Studios) with producer Dave Otero (CEPHALIC CARNAGE, SERBERUS) and is currently being mixed. "Stormbringer - ...

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AEROSMITH To Resume Touring Tonight

AEROSMITH are in a "holding pattern," guitarist Joe Perry told The Boston Globe, after canceling three shows because Steven Tyler blew out his voice. The band hope to resume its tour tonight in Pittsburgh, then next Thursday play the Tweeter Center with CHEAP TRICK. "It's a miracle how Steven does what he does," Perry said. ...

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DISFEAR Confirmed For Philadelphia's POINTLESS FEST

DISFEAR, the Swedish crust rock outfit featuring former AT THE GATES/THE CROWN vocalist Tomas Lindberg and ENTOMBED guitarist Uffe Cederlund, have been confirmed to appear at the Pointless Fest, a four-day event set to take place August 12-15 at First Unitarian Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Other groups scheduled to perform at the festival include TRAGEDY, ...

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ANTHRAX Singer: 'We're Bigger And Better Than Ever'

ANTHRAX vocalist John Bush has told The Belfast Telegraph that his group has no intentions of giving up despite bandmember departures, fights with record labels, and altercations with the press. "We've had a lot of highs and lows with ANTHRAX," Bush said. "For some reason this is most apparent in the U.S. One year they'll ...

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KISS: New Live Photos Posted Online

A bunch of photos from KISS' current "Rock The Nation" North American tour with POISON have been posted online at the group's official web site. Check them out here. According to their web site, KISS have played 3,500 concerts to a combined audience of 78 million. In the process, they've smashed 3,400 guitars, ...

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