DREAM THEATER's MIKE PORTNOY Sweeps Modern Drummer Poll

DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy has once again swept the Modern Drummer magazine polls by taking the "Best Progressive Rock Drummer" award for the eighth year in a row, in addition to coming in at top in the "Best Clinician", "Best Educational Video/DVD", and "Recorded Performance Of The Year" categories. ...

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DEE SNIDER East Coast Dates Announced

Former TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider and his current touring band—AJ Pero (ex-TWISTED SISTER, drums), Dan McCafferty (guitar), Tony Palmucci (guitar), and Freddy Villano (bass)—have lined up the following dates during June: Jun. 14 - TBA - NJ Jun. 15 - The Webster Theatre - Hartford CT Jun. 21 - The Downtown – Farmingdale, NY ...

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ANNIHILATOR To Record DVD, CD On European Tour

Veteran Canadian metallers ANNIHILATOR are reportedly planning on filming a DVD in addition to the recording of a live album on the group's current European headlining tour. The projected DVD release will reportedly include live footage filmed during the same show as the live CD, plus approximately 60 minutes' worth of additional material (i.e. family ...

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STAR ONE Shine With Impressive Dutch, German Chart Debuts

STAR ONE's Space Metal CD debuted at position #3 in the Dutch alternative chart list and at position #60 in the Dutch Pop Album charts. The album also debuted at position #70 in the German Media Control charts. STAR ONE's Space Metal, the project led by AYREON mastermind Arjen Lucassen (ex-BODINE, VENGEANCE), features a cast ...

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UK OZZFEST 2002: Stage Times Announced

The stage times for the UK edition of Ozzfest, which is scheduled to take place at Donington Park on May 25th, have been announced. These are subject to change: Main Stage OZZY OSBOURNE 8:45 PM - ? TOOL 7:15 - 8:30 PM SYSTEM OF A DOWN 5:45 - 7:00 PM SLAYER 4:40 - 5:30 PM ...

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ROB HALFORD: "The Metal God Is Back"

HALFORD mainman Rob Halford has posted the following message via HALFORD's official web site at www.robhalford.com: "A big screaming hail too all the metalheads that will attend the killer festivals that the HALFORD band will attack this summer in Europe. "We are returning with a vengeance to roar live through a blistering set ...

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SKINDRED Push Back CD Release Date, Announce Opening Act For UK Tour

Welsh raga/metal outfit SKINDRED, featuring former members of DUB WAR, have pushed back the European release date of their debut CD, entitled Babylon, to June 3rd through RCA/BMG Records. Babylon was produced by Howard Benson (i.e. P.O.D., SEPULTURA, MOTORHEAD, ZEBRAHEAD, etc.) and mixed by Rick Will (i.e. INCUBUS, FEAR FACTORY). Prior to the release of ...

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