DEEP PURPLE: More European Dates Announced

DEEP PURPLE are scheduled to embark on a short tour of Germany in late August/early September. Confirmed dates are as follows: Aug. 27 – Gelsenkirchen, GER @ Amphitheater Aug. 28 - Köln, GER @ Tanzbrunnen Aug. 30 - Gräfenhainichen, GER @ Ferropolis Aug. 31 - Heidenheim, GER @ Brenzpark (Festwiese) Sep. 01 - Zwickau, GER ...

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DEF LEPPARD: 45 Million Records Sold And Counting

DEF LEPPARD's X debuted at #11 on Billboard's Top 200 Pop Album chart, selling over 71,000 units during its first week of release. The group's greatest hits collection, Vault, also hit #1 on Billboard's Top Catalogue Albums Chart, where it has remained in the Top 20 since its release almost seven years ago. ...

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Location of MARILYN MANSON Art Exhibit Changed

Due to "overwhelming demand", the first showing of MARILYN MANSON's artwork has moved to a larger-capacity gallery. The new gallery will be Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions in Hollywood, California. The dates for the event are as follows: Thursday, September 19th - Private Reception Only. Friday, September 20th - Open To The Public For more information, ...

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SALIVA Frontman To Sing National Anthem

SALIVA frontman Josey Scott will sing "The Star Spangled Banner" at Sunday's (August 11) NASCAR race in Watkins Glen, New York. The race will air on NBC live at 1:00 PM ET. Scott and other members of SALIVA will be on hand to sign autographs and spin records at a booth sponsored by Sirius Satellite ...

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MORGION Commence Work On Third CD, Announce Split With Label

Californian death-doomsters MORGION have commenced the recording sessions for their third full-length album, Cloaked By Ages, Crowned In Earth, with producer Matthias Scheeberger for a tentative late 2002/early 2003 release through an as-yet-undetermined label. Among the tracks set to appear on the CD are the following: 01. Ebb Tide 02. The Mourner's Oak 03. A ...

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SKUMLOVE Acquire New Bassist, Keyboardist

Los Angeles-based SKUMLOVE, whose current touring line-up includes former FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares, PROFESSIONAL MURDER MUSIC drummer Justin Bennett and SX-10/CYPRESS HILL bassist Frank Mercurio, have reportedly acquired a new full-time bassist by the name of Alley Useless and a new keyboardist who goes by the name of "The Boy". SKUMLOVE are scheduled to ...

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PSI.KORE: Mass Member Exodus Leaves Band Future In Doubt

Bassist Meredith Webster, guitarist Aaron Bilbija and drummer Matt Lamb have quit Sydney, Australia's PSI.KORE, leaving singer Chuck Lamb as the sole remaining member of the group. It is presently unclear if Chuck will attempt to resurrect the band with an all-new line-up or if he will move on to other ventures. The former members, ...

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MACHINE HEAD: No Confirmed Release Date For Live CD

Despite the fact that Roadrunner Records UK has announced a tentative release date of October 21st for MACHINE HEAD's as-yet-untitled live album, a spokesperson for the label's New York office has informed BLABBERMOUTH.NET that no release date has yet been confirmed for the effort. Moreover, it is almost certain that several tracks performed during the ...

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SAVATAGE Founder To Release Solo Album

SAVATAGE founder Jon Oliva has commenced work on a solo album which he hopes to release sometime next year. "I'm working on it," Oliva told Brave Words. "I've got five songs done, but I'm going to take my time on it because I want to add a lot more stuff to it. I'll get the ...

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