SAMSON Guitarist Suffering From Cancer, Has Weeks To Live

Guitarist Paul Samson, leader and founder of the seminal NWOBHM act SAMSON, is suffering from cancer and is said to have "only weeks to live," according to vocalist Nicky Moore, who sang on several of the group's albums during the '80s. Most recently, Paul and Moore had reportedly completed work on a new SAMSON album, ...

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SPIRITUAL BEGGARS: "On Fire" Track Listing Unveiled

Swedish hard rockers SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, featuring former CARCASS and current ARCH ENEMY axeman Mike Amott, have finalized the track listing for their fifth full-length album, entitled On Fire, due on September 30th (one week earlier in Japan) through Music For Nations Records. It is as follows: 01. Street Fighting Saviours 02. Young Man-Old Soul 03. ...

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KISS' GENE SIMMONS Stuffs His Face, Gets Ripped Off

The following three articles appeared in Star magazine: Item #1: Pudgy rocker Gene Simmmons sure packs a hefty appetite. The tongue-wagging bass player of KISS was spotted aboard a flight from NY to LA gleefully gorging himself on a chicken entree, two slices of chocolate cake and an ice cream sundae-while flirting with a pretty ...

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HALFORD Drummer Hard At Work On Video

HALFORD drummer Bobby Jarzombek has been "keeping myself busy the last couple of weeks doing some work on (drum roll) my drum video," according to a statement by the drummer posted via his official web site. "I'm happy to say its turning out KILLER! The video includes 3 songs, 2 solos, a demonstration that I ...

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DEEP PURPLE Guitarist Jams With THE SCORPIONS

DEEP PURPLE guitarist Steve Morse joined THE SCORPIONS for their encore "Rock You Like A Hurricane" on the closing night of the DEEP PURPLE/SCORPIONS/DIO tour at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, this past Sunday, August 4th. DEEP PURPLE and DIO will resume their collective touring in Gelsenkirchen, Germany on August 27th, followed by the ...

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Former MEGADETH Guitarist Completes Work On "Aggressive" Solo CD

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman has completed writing, playing, and engineering his new solo album, entitled Music For Speeding. According to an official statement, "fans of Marty's first solo album, Dragon's Kiss, and his aggressive playing in CACOPHONY and MEGADETH will freak out when they hear that style applied in Marty's new and more modern ...

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MURDERDOLLS: UK Dates Announced

MURDERDOLLS, the new band featuring SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison on guitar, singer Wednesday 13 (formerly of North Carolina horror-metal outfit FRANKENSTEIN DRAG QUEENS FROM PLANET 13), ex-DOPE guitarist Acey Slade, bassist Erik Griffin and drummer Ben Graves, have lined up the following UK dates during September: Sep. 09 – Glasgow, UK @ G2 Sep. 10 ...

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