LINKIN PARK Frontman Cancels Benefit Appearance

LINKIN PARK singer Chester Bennington has cancelled plans to join his former band GREY DAZE on September 7th for a one-off show at the Dodge Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona in order to focus on the making of the group's next album, according to Launch. The now-postponed gig was planned as a benefit for his friend ...

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W.A.S.P. Drummer Launches THE HOWLIN' DOGS

W.A.S.P. drummer Stet Howland, now residing in Florida, has joined forces with bassist/vocalist Bryce Barnes (BLACKFOOT, EDWIN DARE), guitarist/vocalist Joe Monroe (ENGINE JOE), and guitarist/vocalist Steve Lutke (TOBASCO KAT) in a brand new group called THE HOWLIN' DOGS. Self-described as "Florida's hottest band," THE HOWLIN' DOGS will make their live debut on Friday, September 13th ...

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JIMI HENDRIX's Half-Million Dollar Guitar To Be Sold

A charred guitar set alight on stage by JIMI HENDRIX could become the most expensive guitar ever sold when it gets auctioned off in London next month, according to Hits Daily Double. The 1963 Fender Stratocaster is being offered for sale by Dweezil Zappa. One of Hendrix's roadies had given it to Dweezil's father Frank ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Denies Tour Rumors

Malmsteen Management, who represent Swedish guitar legend YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, have issued the following statement via the guitarist's official web site: "There have been numerous rumors that Yngwie Malmsteen will be playing and taking part in various concert tours [including a possible tour called Ultimate Guitar Experience with Yngwie, Uli Jon Roth, and Al Di Meola ...

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BRITNY FOX Prepare To Record New CD

BRITNY FOX are set to enter the studio in October to begin recording their new CD, due in spring/summer 2003 via Spitfire Records. In related news, BRITNY FOX guitarist Michael Kelly Smith will issue a full-length CD with his band RAZAMANAZ via Perris Records in October. According to an official press release, the album — ...

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DEE SNIDER RADIO Dropped By CLEAR CHANNEL COMMUNICATIONS

Dee Snider Radio, the syndicated radio program hosted by former TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider, has reportedly parted ways with WMRQ/Clear Channel Communications. The following is a message purported to have been posted by Dee on the DSR fan site deesniderradio-peeps.org: "Dear Peeps, as of approximately 1pm on Thursday August 22, Dee Snider Radio ceased ...

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CANDLEMASS: Stockholm Signing Session Announced

The reunited classic line-up of CANDLEMASS—vocalist Messiah Marcolin, bassist/founder Leif Edling, guitarist Mats Björkman, lead guitarist Lars Johansson and drummer Jan Lindh—will take part in a signing session at Stockholm's Record and CD Exchange, located at Gamla Brogatan, at 4:00 PM on Saturday, August 31st. The band are scheduled to perform live at Stockholm's Klubben ...

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ELVENKING Explain Singer's Departure

Italian "pagan metal" act ELVENKING have issued the following statement regarding the departure of singer Damnagoras from the group's ranks: "I know that it is a shocking news for all of you as well as it was for us! "The reason behind Damna's departure is unfortunately health... He's not so well, and singing is a ...

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