KISS, QUEEN, JOURNEY Producer Dead At 51

Acclaimed UK rock music producer Mike Stone—best known for his work with JOURNEY, ASIA, TEN, QUEEN and KISS, among others—died last week at the age of 51. ASIA will dedicate the forthcoming Geffen Years - Anthologia to his memory. Although no cause of death was listed in any of the recent press reports, Mike was ...

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LIMP BIZKIT Tour Manager Blames Concert Organizers For Fan Death

A LIMP BIZKIT tour manager blamed concert organizers yesterday, June 6th, for the death of a 15-year-old fan who was crushed during a concert in Australia last year. Chris Gratton said the concert promoters had failed to control the "absolute crowd mayhem" and rejected claims LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst aggravated and provoked the crowd ...

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Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Frontman To Sing On Debut KRUX CD

Sweden's KRUX, the brainchild of CANDLEMASS mainman Leif Edling, have enlisted former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/ABSTRAKT ALGEBRA frontman Mats Levén to handle the vocal duties on their debut album, which is currently being recorded at Dog Pound studios with producer/engineer Nicko Elgstrand for a late 2002 release through Mascot Records. The guitar leads on the CD, which ...

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TOMAHAWK Land Entire TOOL Tour

TOMAHAWK, the "all star" band featuring former FAITH NO MORE vocalist Mike Patton, ex-HELMET drummer Jon Stainer, former JESUS LIZARD guitarist Duane Denison, and ex-THE COWS/current MELVINS bassist Kevin Rutmanis, will be opening for TOOL on the latter band's entire North American tour. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Jul. 11 - Bakersfield, CA ...

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JOHN NORUM Leaves DOKKEN Halfway Through European Tour

Former EUROPE guitarist John Norum has reportedly left DOKKEN halfway through the band's European tour in support of the new Long Way Home album. Although his departure is being attributed officially to an amp falling on him and injuring his arm, there seems to be growing skepticism that this actually the case. It is not ...

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