FILTER Postpone Headlining Dates

FILTER have postponed all dates previously scheduled to take place between July 22nd and July 31st to the fall as part of their upcoming headlining tour. Exact dates and venues will be announced shortly. ...

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ELEKTRIK MISTRESS Reconsider Break-Up Plans

Despite a previous announcement to the contrary, Canadian "stoner rockers" ELEKTRIK MISTRESS will carry on with a new line-up, which presently drummer Shannon Boone and bassist Jeff "Hippie". According to Stoner Rock, guitarist/vocalist Kurt Kuthe originally thought a name change would be in order, but decided against it. "I liked the name to much," Kurt ...

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ELECTRIC WIZARD To Perform Their Last Show Ever

Due to circumstances that will soon be divulged, ELECTRIC WIZARD will be performing their last live show EVER this Thursday, June 27th at the Khyber Pass in Philadelphia, according to Stoner Rock. The remaining dates on the ELECTRIC WIZARD / SONS OF OTIS / UNEARTHLY TRANCE tour are as follows: Jun. 26 - Brooklyn, NY ...

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VADER Reach Polish Top 20

VADER's latest effort, Revelations, has reportedly ended up as No. 20 on the Top 100 best-selling albums in Poland during the month of May. In other news, VADER are scheduled to embark on a Japanese tour at the end of October. Confirmed dates are as follows: Oct. 28 – Tokyo, JAP @ On Air West ...

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HADES: No More Live Shows?

HADES appear to be on the verge of taking an extended break from the live stage. According to guitarist Dan Lorenzo, "we THINK we've decided to stop playing indefinitely—too much work for too little reward. If a great European festival offer came around I'm sure we'd consider it though. We have a four-page spread in ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Spokesperson: No Release Date Scheduled

GUNS N' ROSES' forthcoming album, Chinese Democracy, will not see the light of day in early September, a spokesperson for the group's record company has told Launch. The Interscope/Geffen Records representative spoke to the band's management, who replied to the unsubstantiated rumor, "Where are they getting this from?" The report of the Labor Day release ...

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LAKE OF TEARS: "The Neonai" Samples Posted Online

Sweden's LAKE OF TEARS have posted an MP3 containing samples of three songs ("Down the Nile", "Sorcerers", and "Nathalie And the Fireflies") from their forthcoming fifth full-length album, entitled The Neonai, at this location. The Neonai was recorded with producer Ulf Wahlberg at Stockholm's XTC studios, and is set for release on August ...

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Former DEEP PURPLE Guitarist To Be Portrayed In Upcoming Movie

British newspaper Sunday Mail reports: "Rising star Iain Robertson is to play guitar legend and DEEP PURPLE founder Ritchie Blackmore in a new rock movie, Telstar. Robertson, who was in SMALL FACES, will appear with ex-Eastender Paul Nicholls as a member of THE TORNADOS, who had a hit with Telstar. Lock Stock and Two Smoking ...

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