UPDATE: Man Sought In AC/DC Festival Booking Hoax

A con artist claiming to have ties to the management company representing AC/DC has apparently tricked the organizers of Finland's Pori Jazz festival into believing that AC/DC would perform at the event if he was paid an advance fee of 50,000 euros (approximately $49,000). The following is a translation of an article that originally appeared ...

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GUNS N' ROSES To Play Boston In November

GUNS N' ROSES will be performing at FleetCenter in Boston, Massachusetts on either Thursday, November 7th or Tuesday, November 26th, according to two Massachusetts-area radio stations who have announced the conflicting dates via their official web sites. Although they can't seem to agree on the exact date for the concert itself, WAAF 107.3 ...

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THE OSBOURNES To Appear On EMMY AWARDS Broadcast

The Osbourne family will be making a special appearance on this Sunday's NBC broadcast of the Emmy Awards at 8:00 p.m. EDT/PDT (hint: don't miss the opening) and will be presenting an award at the show, which acknowledges excellence in international television programming. Last Saturday, Sharon and Kelly were on hand for the Creative Arts ...

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TESTAMENT Confirmed For Bay Area's BONE BASH III

San Francisco Bay Area's TESTAMENT have been added to the list of artists performing at Bone Bash III, an all-day event taking place Saturday, November 2nd at the Chronicle Pavilion in Concord, California. Also appearing on the bill will be JOURNEY, JOE SATRIANI, Y&T and MONTROSE, among others. TESTAMENT will reportedly be headlining the Metal ...

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SEPULTURA Guitarist Jams Out On Rock Classics During Online Chat

SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser and his solo band, dubbed BRASIL ROCK STARS, performed five songs live in the studio during an online chat with Brazilian web portal Terra on Thursday, September 19th. The group — who are scheduled to appear at Via Funchal in São Paulo, Brazil on Wednesday, September 25th — played covers of ...

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DANZIG Announce Halloween Gigs

DANZIG have announced two Halloween appearances prior to the start of the group's European tour, which is scheduled to kick off in late November. The dates are as follows: Oct. 30 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues Oct. 31 – San Bernardino, CA @ La Luna DANZIG have yet to announce a replacement ...

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MEDICATION Recruit Ex-DOWNSET Drummer For European Tour

MEDICATION will reportedly be utilizing the services of ex-DOWNSET/DEADBOLT drummer Chris Hamilton on the group's upcoming European tour, which is rumored to include stint as the opening act the upcoming MOTÖRHEAD/ANTHRAX trek. Hamilton replaces Jason Loree, who performed at the band's recent U.S. dates with COAL CHAMBER. MEDICATION is a Los Angeles-based group that features ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM Single Certified Gold!

CHILDREN OF BODOM's latest single, "You're Better Off Dead", has been certified gold in Finland for sales in excess of 5,000 copies. Also included on the CD is the group's cover of THE RAMONES classic "Somebody Put Something In My Drink". As previously reported, CHILDREN OF BODOM will shortly enter Astia studio in Lappeenranta, Finland ...

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ALTARIA To Be Joined By NIGHTWISH Guitarist During Upcoming Gigs

Finnish melodic metal band ALTARIA, featuring SONATA ARCTICA guitarist Jani Liimatainen, will be joined by NIGHTWISH guitarist Emppu Vuorinen on second guitar during some of their forthcoming live shows, according to ALTARIA's official web site. In other news, ALTARIA will record a song called "Stranger" from CACOPHONY's Go Off! CD for the Jason Becker Tribute ...

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