PURE SWEET HELL Land On MTV2

PURE SWEET HELL, the side project of NEVERMORE drummer Van Williams, have apparently made it to MTV2. Here's the band's official press release on the matter: "Iann Robinson, the lone Metal Crusader who does MTV News (you know the dude with the tattoos, sporting the mohawk), at the end of one of his news broadcasts ...

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Former RAINBOW Keyboardist Takes SPRINGSTEEN Gig

Former RAINBOW keyboardist David Rosenthal is reportedly programming synthesizers for BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN's current tour with the E STREET BAND. As previously reported, Rosenthal recently spent time working on a new musical called Movin' Out. Conceived, choreographed and directed by Twyla Tharp and based on the songs of Billy Joel, the musical will open on Broadway ...

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Former HELLOWEEN Singer Pushes Back Solo CD Release Date

Former HELLOWEEN frontman Michael Kiske has had the release date of his as-yet-untitled third solo album pushed back to January 2003 through Noise/Sanctuary Records. According to a spokesperson for the singer, "[Kiske] wants to use the time for composing some more songs, whether for this album or already the follow-up is not clear yet. The ...

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PRIMAL FEAR Announce Brazilian Tour

German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR have confirmed a four-date tour of Brazil in early December. The details are as follows: Dec. 04 - Porto Alegre, BRA @ Bar Opinion Dec. 06 - Belo Horizonte, BRA @ Lapa Multi Show Dec. 07 - Sao Paulo, BRA @ Via Funchal Dec. 08 – Curitiba, BRA @ Moinho ...

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RAUNCHY Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

Denmark's RAUNCHY have been confirmed to appear at the Summer Breeze Open Air 2002 festival, which is scheduled to take place on August 22-24 in Abtsgmünd, Germany. RAUNCHY will be performing on the "Pain" stage on Saturday, August 24th beginning at 2:30 PM. The complete list of artists currently scheduled to appear at the event ...

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EVERGREY: New Producer Needed!

Swedish "progressive power metal" band EVERGREY have been forced to look for a new producer to man the knobs during the recording sessions for their upcoming fourth full-length album after US immigration-related issues prevented original choice, British-born Neil Kernon (i.e. CANNIBAL CORPSE, NEVERMORE, QUEENSRŸCHE), from travelling abroad at this time. Here is Kernon's official statement ...

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