ROSTOK VAMPIRES Reunite, Perform Comeback Gig

Legendary '90s German punk/thrash outfit ROSTOK VAMPIRES, one of the first acts to get signed to then-freshly-launched Nuclear Blast Records, have reformed and are performing a reunion gig tonight, June 22nd, at Lindenbrauerei in Unna, Germany. Also appearing on the bill are FAGGOT KINGS and BLEAK. For more information, visit ROSTOK VAMPIRES' official web site ...

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REVEREND Pull Out Of ABRASIVE ROCK FEST

REVEREND, featuring former METAL CHURCH/current WAYNE frontman David Wayne, and BYFIST guitarists Davey Lee and Notch Vara, have pulled out of their appearance at Abrasive Rock Fest, which is scheduled to take place in Olympia, Washington on August 3rd. According to drummer Todd Stotz, "last week we were offered a gig opening for JUDAS PRIEST ...

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Ex-RATT Frontman Completes Acting Debut, Plots US Tour

Former RATT frontman Stephen Pearcy will do an interview with VH1 on Monday, June 24th to talk about his solo project and other happenings for the year, according to the singer's official web site. In other news, filming was wrapped up last week for the soon-to-be-released film Camp Utopia in which Pearcy reportedly has a ...

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Former GUNS N' ROSES Bassist Furthers His Education

It may come as a surprise to some that former GUNS N' ROSES bassist Duff McKagan, once considered a poster boy for rock'n'roll excess, is attending Seattle University, majoring in business and finance. "My mom always wanted me to be a lawyer, and my Uncle John graduated from SU in '48," McKagan told

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ENDO To Commence Recording Sophomore CD

Miami, Florida's ENDO are due to begin pre-production on their forthcoming studio album on July 6th at a Los Angeles studio with producer David Schiffman (i.e. RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, SYSTEM OF A DOWN, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, NIN) for a late 2002/early 2003 release through DV8/Columbia Records. Among the tracks that are set to ...

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BLAZE Joined By DORO/BRITNY FOX Drummer For European Tour

Britain's BLAZE, led by former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE frontman Blaze Bayley, are utilizing the services of DORO/BRITNY FOX drummer Johnny Dee for the remainder of the group's European tour with OVERKILL after regular skinsman Jeff Singer's brother became very ill, thus causing the band to cancel their appearance with at Biebob in Vosselaar, Belgium on Sunday, ...

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KID ROCK: Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Has No Merit

KID ROCK recently had a few choice words for those suing him for copyright infringement over his hit "Cowboy" (from 1998's multi-platinum selling Devil Without a Cause). "Honestly, the only thing I know about that at this point is [that there is] some attorney that buys rights to songs and tries to find lyrics that ...

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DEEP PURPLE's IAN GILLAN: JON LORD To Return For UK Tour

DEEP PURPLE frontman Ian Gillan has confirmed plans for former keyboardist Jon Lord to join the group for the upcoming UK tour. "I have it on good authority, i.e. from Jon Lord, that he will be joining us for the UK dates in September," stated Gillan. "Given the circumstances then and now, we've all decided ...

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SLIPKNOT's COREY TAYLOR Unmasked In SLITHERYN's "Lost" Video

SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor appears sans his trademark mask in the video for the track "Lost" from the Chicago quintet SLITHERYN, whose four-track EP Taylor produced at the end of last year. The video for the song, which features Corey's distinctive vocals during the chorus, can be viewed via SLITHERYN's official web site at

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