Former MEGADETH Duo Guest On Forthcoming Country/R&B CD

Former MEGADETH members Dave Ellefson (bass) and Marty Friedman (guitar) joined Nashville recording artist Steve Richards at The Saltmine studios in Phoenix yesterday (August 11th) to lay down a version of the track "That Makes It Tough", one of the last songs written by BUDDY HOLLY. Additional musicians on the recording included keyboardist Jimmy Nichols, ...

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THE WILDHEARTS Extend UK Tour

THE WILDHEARTS have extended their September/October UK tour. The newly-added dates are as follows: Sep. 26 – Garage – Glasgow, UK Oct. 02 - JB's – Dudley, UK Oct. 06 - Kerrang! Weekender - Camber Sands, UK Oct. 07 - Coal Exchange – Cardiff, UK Oct. 08 – University – Liverpool, UK Oct. 10 – ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: Korean Date Postponed

GUNS N' ROSES have backed out their previously-announced appearance in Seoul, Korea on September 27th and are strongly rumored to have withdrawn from their planned Australian and Indonesian shows (which were reportedly set to happen on September 11-25 and September 29th, respectively) in order to concentrate on completing work on the band's perennially-delayed new album, ...

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DARK FUNERAL Part With Guitarist DOMINION

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL have parted ways with guitarist Dominion, who left the group "to pursue other musical avenues," a band representative has told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. "They are looking at other people right now but nothing is set yet [in terms of a permanent replacement]." In other news, DARK FUNERAL's prematurely-announced Australian tour (first reported ...

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MESHUGGAH To Open For TOOL In The Fall

MESHUGGAH have reportedly been invited by TOOL to fill the support-act slot on the next leg of the latter's current North American tour beginning on or around September 29th. An official announcement on the matter — including exact dates and venues — is expected shortly. MESHUGGAH had previously supported TOOL during a portion of the ...

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MASTERPLAN Revise Album Track Listing

MASTERPLAN, the new band featuring ex-HELLOWEEN guitarist Roland Grapow, ex-HELLOWEEN drummer Uli Kusch and former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN singer Jorn Lande, have revised the track listing for their forthcoming self-titled debut album, due in January through AFM Records in Europe and Avalon Records in Japan. The songs "Through Thick And Thin", "The Kid Rocks On" and ...

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