GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist To Embark On Solo Tour

GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Buckethead (who is rumored to no longer be a member of the Axl Rose-fronted combo) will be opening for the band PARTICLE on the following dates: Mar. 31 - Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Club Apr. 01 - Minneapolis, MN @ Cabooze On West Bank Apr. 02 - Madison, WI @ Luthers ...

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MOONSORROW: Finnish Dates Announced

Finnish "epic heathen metallers" MOONSORROW have announced several Finnish dates during the coming months. As previously reported, MOONSORROW will play their first-ever gig outside Finland on May 4 at the Gothica 4 Festival in Hungary. Also scheduled to perform are ÁRNYAK, DYING WISH, CHRISTIAN EPIDEMIC, and NEVERGREEN. For more information (in Hungarian), click

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DEF IGNITION: SKINLAB Side-Project To Post Music Online

DEF IGNITION, the San Francisco Bay Area-based band led by SKINLAB's Steev Esquivel, will be making two demo songs available for streaming via their official web site (currently under construction) beginning tonight (March 15). The tracks "Lost Memories" and "By a Thread" were both recorded with Chris Hanson (TECHNOCRACY, PRIMATE, MACHINE HEAD) and ...

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DUNGEON Hard At Work Recording Two Albums

Australian melodic power metal band DUNGEON are currently at R&R Recordings Studio working on two full-length albums: the follow-up to last year's "A Rise To Power" album, entitled "One Step Beyond", and a re-recording of their 1999 Australian debut, "Resurrection". A short sound clip of the demo version of the new track "Against the Wind" ...

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CORPORATION 187: In Writing Mode

Swedish thrashers CORPORATION 187 are currently writing material for their third album, due later this year through Wicked World/Earache Records. The band have added a diary on their official web site where fans will be able to follow their work, all the way from the writing session to the recording, mixing, mastering etc. ...

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TURISAS Part Ways With Bassist

Finnish "pagan battle metal" act TURISAS have parted ways with bassist Mikko Törmikoski. "The decision to drop him out was made by us after returning from Sound Suite Studio in January," the band write on their web site. "The bass track on the upcoming album was played by Jussi [Wickström, guitar], who nailed it down ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Bassist Sets Release Date For Solo Debut

GUNS N' ROSES bassist Tommy Stinson has set a July 27 release date through Sanctuary Records for his debut solo album. The founding REPLACEMENTS member told Billboard.com last summer that he recorded the material for the set in a Los Angeles studio owned by Charles Thompson (a.k.a. Frank Black) with contributions from A PERFECT CIRCLE ...

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Report: VAN HALEN Sign Deal With Booking Agency

Billboard.com is reporting that VAN HALEN have signed a deal with Peter Grosslight, worldwide head of music for the William Morris booking agency in Los Angeles, for touring representation. The group's much-anticipated comeback reunion trek (featuring vocalist Sammy Hagar) is expected to kick off in the summer. As previously reported, Warner Strategic Marketing ...

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EDGUY Have No Plans Of Changing Their 'Stupid' Name

In an interview with Electricbasement.com, EDGUY guitarist Jens Ludwig explained where the band's odd name came from, "No meaning. We were just very young when we formed this band," he said. "Fourteen years old. Back then, we had this stupid teacher with a similar sounding name. We just had this funny idea of changing it ...

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