GUNS N' ROSES Top U.K. Album Chart

GUNS N' ROSES' "Greatest Hits" compilation rose to No. 1 on the U.K. charts in its fifth chart week, replacing ANASTACIA's self-titled third Epic album at the top, according to Billboard. The Axl Rose-fronted band's only previous U.K. best-seller was "Use Your Illusion II", which spent a solitary week at the top in September 1991. ...

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MESHUGGAH Launch T-Shirt Contest

Swedish experimental extreme metallers MESHUGGAH are inviting their artistically-inclined fans to design a new t-shirt for the group. [Vocalist] Jens [Kidman] (or somebody) will judge it and declare a winner," the group's webmaster writes in MESHUGGAH's official forum. "If the winning one is good enough it may be considered for a 'real' honest-to-God ...

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RAGE: DVD Details Revealed

RAGE bassist/vocalist Peavy Wagner and guitarist Victor Smolski are currently at the Blind Guardian Studio in Germany with producer Charlie Bauerfeind (HELLOWEEN, MOTORHEAD, SAXON, BLIND GUARDIAN) completing work on their upcoming DVD, tentatively titled "From the Cradle to the Stage". The two-disc set will consist of the complete January 2004 in Bochum, Germany in 5.1 ...

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HEIR APPARENT Announce New Drummer, Begin Work On New Material

American prog-metal legends HEIR APPARENT have announced the addition of former NIGHTSHADE drummer Jeffrey McCormack to the group's ranks. The band are currently working on material for their first studio effort in nearly a decade, and will be performing a few shows stateside before the disc is released. The group's current lineup is as follows: ...

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KISS Announce Australian 'In Your Face' Dates

According to a posting at the KISS fan site KissFanShop.de, KISS have announced three very special theatre shows in Australia, known as "Kiss In Your Face". Tickets for these shows are available by invitation only, normally to only those who already purchased a ticket to a existing Australia show. KissOnline.com has made arrangement ...

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CIRCLE II CIRCLE: European Tour Dates Announced

CIRCLE II CIRCLE, the new band fronted by former SAVATAGE singer Zachary Stevens, have lined up the following dates as part of their "Summer Smack Down 2004" tour: Jun. 25 – Dessel, BEL @ Graspop Festival Jun. 26 – Munchen, GER @ Garage De luxe Jun. 27 – Affalter, GER @ Zur Linde Jun. 28 ...

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BLOWSIGHT: Video Posted Online

BLOWSIGHT, the Swedish band featuring former DRAIN STH guitarist Flavia Canel on bass, have uploaded a video for the track "Breather" in the "Media" section of their official web site. BLOWSIGHT, who are currently unsigned, still have several demo tracks available for download. Check them out: 01. Colder (mp3) 02. Bus ...

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