Ex-DEEP PURPLE/RAINBOW Guitarist Gets "Spacy"

BLACKMORE'S NIGHT, featuring ex-DEEP PURPLE/RAINBOW guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, will have their latest CD, entitled Shadow of the Moon, played as "wake-up music" on board the upcoming shuttle mission STS-107, scheduled for a July 19th launch. Kalpana Chawla, a crew member aboard the flight, has made the unusual request and will be taking a copy of ...

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Former LED ZEPPELIN Frontman To Be Featured On VH1's "Storytellers"

Former LED ZEPPELIN frontman Robert Plant will be featured on an episode of VH1's Storytellers that premieres Sunday, July 14th at 9:00 PM EST (to be repeated several times that week). Expect some ZEPPELIN favorites, songs from his upcoming Dreamland disc and the tales behind them. Meanwhile, VH1 Classic will air a video special hosted ...

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JOURNEY To Perform First-Ever Club Show

Legendary rockers JOURNEY will perform their first-ever club show on Wednesday, July 17th at Minneapolis' club Quest. In this one-night-only exclusive performance, the band will debut songs from their yet-to-be released EP Red 13 as well as perform all of their hit songs in an intimate club setting. Tickets for this exclusive one night only ...

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HAVAYOTH Writing New Album, Negotiating Record Deal

HAVAYOTH, featuring Vintersorg (i.e. VINTERSORG, BORKNAGAR), Vargher (i.e. BEWITCHED) and Mad Morgan (i.e. NAGLFAR), have completed six cuts for their sophomore full-length album, tentatively entitled A Journey Called Dreams. At the moment, the group are negotiating a new record deal following their recent split with Hammerheart Records, the label that issued HAVAYOTH's debut, His Creation ...

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CARMINE APPICE To Appear On DRUM RADIO

Former OZZY OSBOURNE/BLUE MURDER drummer Carmine Appice has contributed a segment called The Carmine Appice Weather Report to Drum Radio, which can be accessed online at this location. The first show, which features guest Anton Fig (i.e. Late Show With David Letterman), will reportedly be up by July 13th. ...

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DIRT Set Release Date For Forthcoming CD

Houston's DIRT will issue their long-awaited debut, From Dirt We Come, on August 27th through 2K Sounds/EMI Records. To promote the release, a 8ftx16ft-billboard will be erected on the top of the Rainbow Bar & Grill in Hollywood, California later this month. As previously reported, DIRT have been added to this year's Milwaukee Metalfest XVI, ...

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LAVABONE Announce Upcoming Gigs

San Francisco Bay Area's LAVABONE, featuring former PRIMER 55 drummer Kevin Jackson, have lined up the following gigs during July/August: Jul. 24 – San Jose, CA @ The Usual Jul. 28 – Campbell, CA @ Campbell Gaslighter Aug. 17 –Hollywood, CA @ The Viper Room Aug. 24 – Livermore, CA @ Pine Street Bar and ...

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Former EMPEROR Drummer To Play On DISSECTION Comeback CD

Former EMPEROR drummer Bård "Faust" Eithun will be sitting behind the kit for DISSECTION's comeback release, due in late 2004. According to Eithun's newly-launched official web site, "the plan is [for Faust and currently-incarcerated DISSECTION mainman Jon Nödtveit to] start rehearsing during the spring 2003 and it seems like the constellation will be ...

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