YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Commences Work On New CD

Swedish axe hero YNGWIE MALMSTEEN has commenced the recording process for his next album at his home studio in Miami, Florida with drummer Patrick Johansson, and keyboard player Derek Sherinian (ex-DREAM THEATER) for a summer release through Spitfire Records. No singer has yet been secured for the recording, although the guitarist has a few guys ...

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Former MEGADETH Drummer Lines Up Musicians For Touring Band

Former MEGADETH drummer Nick Menza has recruited ex-SUICIDAL TENDENCIES guitarist Anthony Gallo, former SAMANTHA 7/GREAT WHITE axeman Ty Longley and bassist Jason Levin for his touring band, which is still searching for a suitable frontman. That is still in the works, explains Menza. I have to find the right guy, so we have been auditioning ...

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ROCK NEVER STOPS Tour: Several Dates Leaked

Several dates for the forthcoming Rock Never Stops tour, featuring TESLA, VINCE NEIL, SKID ROW, and JACKYL, have been leaked. They are as follows: May 17 - Maryland Heights, MO UMB Ban Pavilion Jun. 14 - Hampton Beach, NH Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom Jul. 19 - Comstock, NE Comstock Rock A full itinerary will be ...

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MALEVOLENT CREATION: Seasons Away From The Abyss

Contrary to previous reports, MALEVOLENT CREATION will no longer be recording their next studio effort, entitled The Will to Kill, at Abyss Studios with producer Peter Tagtgren and will instead be utilizing Montreal's Victor facility with Jean-Francois Dagenais of KATAKLYSM at the production helm. A late 2002 release through Nuclear Blast Records in Europe is ...

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BACKYARD BABIES Demo Recordings To Be Issued On CD

A two-CD box set containing 35 previously unreleased BACKYARD BABIES demo tracks will be released in early June via Sweden's Powerline label. Entitled From Demos To Demons, the box set is "a real collector's item", featuring pre-Diesel and Power recordings and two video tracks. A limited edition double-LP vinyl version will also be available. ...

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PAPA ROACH To Collaborate With Rappers BLACK EYED PEAS

PAPA ROACH will collaborate with rappers BLACK EYED PEAS on an as-yet-untitled song that will be included on the latter's next studio effort, due later in the year. We've been holding out to actually work with an artist in person, PAPA ROACH frontman Jacoby Shaddix told MTV. When we've been asked to work with artists ...

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MISDEMEANOR To Support FU MANCHU

Swedish all-girl outfit MISDEMEANOR will be supporting FU MANCHU at the following dates: Apr. 15 – Paris, FRA @ Divan DuMonde Apr. 16 – Haarlem, NETH @ Patronaat Apr. 17 – Brussels, BEL @ VK The group's self-titled debut album, which was produced by ENTOMBED guitarist Alex Hellid, was released in Scandinavia on April 8th. ...

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ENCHANT Part With Drummer, Complete Work On New CD

San Francisco Bay Area prog-rockers ENCHANT have amicably parted ways with drummer Paul Craddick and have replaced him with ex-CHAOS THEORY sticksman Sean Flanegan. According to guitarist Doug Ott, “Sean is an old friend from a band named CHAOS THEORY, DALI'S DILEMMA now, who left the band before the name change to pursue different styles ...

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