STRATOVARIUS Guitarist Speaks Out: Audio Available!

STRATOVARIUS guitarist/mainman Timo Tolkki spoke to Metal Meltdown Online Monday (Feb. 16) about the band's current situation and what has happened over the course of the past few months. Among the topics discussed are the recent lineup changes, the forthcoming album, the upcoming festivals, all the Internet-related controversies, and even alcohol. Download the interview in ...

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NICK OLIVERI: 'I Didn't Quit QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE'

Former QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE bassist Nick Oliveri has spoken out about his departure from the group, claiming that he "didn't quit" the group and insisting that he wants to continue being in a band with QUEENS mainman Josh Homme. In a statement posted at the web site of Oliveri's MONDO GENERATOR project (MondoGenerator.net), ...

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WITHIN TEMPTATION Confirmed For Germany's ZILLO FESTIVAL

Holland's WITHIN TEMPTATION have been officially confirmed for the 2004 edition of Zillo Festival, set to take place July 16-18 in St. Goarshausen, Germany. The complete list of artists currently scheduled to appear at the event is as follows: :SITD: ALIEN SEX FIEND BLUTENGEL DAS ICH DEATHSTARS FAUN IN EXTREMO LACUNA COIL LAIBACH SCHANDMAUL SEROTONINE ...

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ZYKLON Announce Headlining Show In London

ZYKLON, the Norwegian band featuring former EMPEROR members Samoth (guitar) and Trym (drums), have announced a headlining show in London on March 6 at The Underworld. The band have just embarked on their European tour with ARCH ENEMY and STAMPIN' GROUND. The dates, scheduled to begin Tuesday (Feb. 17) in Cologne, Germany, mark ZYKLON's first ...

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HANOI ROCKS Singer Says U.S. Deal Was A 'Happy Accident'

In a recent interview with ElectricBasement.com, HANOI ROCKS frontman Michael Monroe explained how the band got their latest CD, "12 Shots on the Rocks", issued in the U.S. on Liquor and Poker Music. "Well, this person who was working with us who did the deal, and who is not working with us anymore, [laughing] he ...

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UFO: Tentative Tour Plans Revealed

UFO are tentatively scheduled to launch the first leg of their U.S. tour on April 23 in Baltimore, with dates set to run through May 15 in Cleveland. The band are then expected to head over to Europe for several festival appearances as well as a U.K. tour beginning around June 14. The second leg ...

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PAPA ROACH Announce Short Run Of Live Dates

PAPA ROACH have announced five shows leading up to their appearance at the South by Southwest Music Festival (SXSW) next month. Support at all dates will come from DIE TRYING and STILLLIFE PROJECTOR. The dates are as follows: Mar. 12 - Reno, NV The @ New Oasis Mar. 14 - Las Vegas, NV @ Huntridge ...

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