TESLA Guitarist: Being Back Together Is 'Pure Joy'

TESLA guitarist Tommy Skeoch spoke with Sean Richardson of the Boston Phoenix about the group's surprise "hit" album "Into the Now", the band's first new studio album in 10 years. "Dude, can you believe it? I think we’re going to pull a little AEROSMITH here," Skeoch enthused. "I'm not trying to compare us to them ...

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FRED DURST To Launch Clothing Line?

The New York Post is reporting that LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst is planning on launching a line of clothing on the cable shopping network QVC, joining the ranks of Kathy Hilton and Suzanne Sommers. No further information is available at this time. ...

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H.I.M.: 'Solitary Man' Enters U.K. Chart At No. 9

H.I.M.'s latest single, a cover of NEIL DIAMOND's "Solitary Man", entered the U.K. singles chart at No. 9 — the highest H.I.M. single entry on the official charts there. "Solitary Man" comes off H.I.M.'s recently issued "best of" collection, entitled "And Love Said No - The Greatest Hits 1997-2004". Along with "Solitary Man", the set ...

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KIX: FUNNY MONEY Bassist To Join Band For Reunion Tour

Former KIX frontman Steve Whiteman has announced that the rumored "4/5ths Of KIX" reunion dates will happen in September. The original KIX line-up of Steve, guitarists Ronnie Younkins and Brian "Damage" Forsythe and drummer Jimmy "Chocolate" Chalfant will join together for the shows without original bassist Donnie Purnell. Steve and his KIX bandmate Jimmy Chalfant's ...

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JEFF PILSON: New DIO Album Is 'Phenomenal'

Bassist Jeff Pilson has issued the following update regarding the forthcoming DIO album, tentatively due in July through Sanctuary Records in the U.S. and SPV Records in Europe: "The DIO record went extremely well — Simon [Wright] and I finished our parts last week. What kick-ass bass and drum sounds — I'm so pleased. Can't ...

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VALKIJA To Record Debut Album In July

Italian female-fronted epic/power metallers VALKIJA will enter Versus Studio in Athens, Greece in July 5 to begin recording their debut CD. The as-yet-untitled album will be recorded over a 10-day period and will feature nine "powerful songs that will be hailed by all fans of true heavy metal in the vein of ZED YAGO, MANOWAR, ...

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