CHASTAIN Secure Japanese Major Label Deal For New Album

CHASTAIN have secured a major-label deal in Japan with EMI/Toshiba for the release of their eighth studio album, entitled "In An Outrage". A June release is expected. The group's first CD since 1997's "In Dementia" will receive a U.S. release through Leviathan Records. CHASTAIN's latest album features vocalist Kate French, guitarist David T. Chastain, and ...

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WARRANT Guitarist Talks About JANI LANE's Departure

In a brand-new interview with Glam-Metal.com, WARRANT guitarist Erik Turner was asked if there is any truth to the rumors that vocalist Jani Lane left the band because Erik and bassist Jerry Dixon were so persistent about getting original guitarist Joey Allen back into the group. "No, there's no truth to that," Erik replied. "What ...

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THE IRON MAIDENS Part Ways With BRUCE CHICKINSON, Vow To Carry On

THE IRON MAIDENS, one of the best-known IRON MAIDEN tribute bands in existence (featuring members of the long-running Los Angeles hard rock band PHANTOM BLUE), have parted ways with vocalist Jenny Warren (a.k.a. Bruce Chickinson). "Up until this time we have tried to keep things under tight lip to avoid any uncomfortable feelings that might ...

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Former SAXON Drummer Gets TV Exposure

The following update was posted on the web site of former SAXON drummer Nigel Glockler: "'Swing That Tail' from the MAD MEN AND ENGLISH DOGS album [Nigel's side project with SAXON guitarist Doug Scarrett] is getting extensive play on TV — apart from '99 Things To Do Before You Die' on Sky Travel, it's also ...

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THE CROWN Split Up!

Swedish thrashers THE CROWN have officially split up. The following is drummer Janne Saarenpää's statement on the matter: "We give up. Today, the 7th of March 2004, we, the dudes of THE CROWN, have decided to call it quits. "I'm sure every member in the band can still come up with 10 reasons for continuing ...

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NIRVANA: 'The Chosen Rejects' Book Due In April

The much-anticipated new book "Nirvana: The Chosen Rejects" will be published on April 1 St. via Martin's Press. Dubbed "the ultimate NIRVANA fan book," "Nirvana: The Chosen Rejects" was written and compiled by independent filmmaker Kurt St. Thomas and rock radio veteran Troy Smith. In "Nirvana, the Chosen Rejects", a wealth of sources, including the ...

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DAVE MUSTAINE Addresses MEGADETH 'Reunion' Rumors

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has once again addressed the possibility of a reunion of the "Rust In Peace" lineup. Writing to the band's official forum, Mustaine said, "One question that keeps coming up that I have already answered, but still remains, is the reunion. "People, it is not going to happen. Especially after seeing claims ...

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AFTER FOREVER's FLOOR JANSEN Offering Singing Lessons

AFTER FOREVER frontwoman Floor Jansen is currently offering singing and performing lessons to interested parties. For more information, send an e-mail to [email protected] and Floor will inform you personally about the possibilities. As previously reported, AFTER FOREVER have set a March 25 release date through Transmission Records for their new album, "Invisible Circles". The group's ...

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