SAVATAGE's CHRIS CAFFERY Speaks Out On Guitarist Change

SAVATAGE guitarist Chris Caffery has issued a personal statement regarding the recent departure of SEVEN WITCHES axeman Jack Frost and recruitment of former MEGADETH guitarist Al Pitrelli to the group's ranks. Says Caffery: “I want to thank Jack for a great job and a fun 10 months on the road. You are a great guy ...

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NICKELBACK Confirmed For Britain's V2002 Festival

NICKELBACK have been confirmed for this year's V2002 festival, where they will appear third on the bill below headliners STEREOPHONICS and PRIMAL SCREAM. The festival takes place on the weekend of August 17th and 18th at Chelmsford and Staffordshire in the UK. In other news, the band will be issuing their debut album, Curb, through ...

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CRYSTAL BALL To Support DOKKEN, Release New CD

Swiss melodic metallers CRYSTAL BALL will support DOKKEN at the following European dates: May 26 Zrich, SWI @ Alpenrock House May 29 Wien, AUS @ Planet Music May 30 Budapest @ E-Club May 31 Kaufbeuren, GER @ Zeppelinhalle Jun. 01 Schtzenhaus, SWI @ Wangen Jun. 02 Ludwigsburg, GER @ Rockfabrik Jun. 05 Rockhaus, AUS @ ...

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SOULFLY To Support SLAYER In UK, Fight Off Stalkers

SLAYER will reportedly tour the UK in late June with SOULFLY in support. In related news, Metal Hammer has reported that mainman Max Cavalera has a stalker who breaks into his Arizona ranch on a weekly basis. The individual in question apparently breaks into the family's weekend residence which is about an hour outside Phoenix, ...

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Former ANGRA Frontman Joins BLAZE For Live Rendition Of MAIDEN Tune

Former ANGRA and current SHAMAN frontman Andre Matos joined ex-IRON MAIDEN singer Blaze Bayley and his new band BLAZE at the latter's headlining appearance in So Paulo, Brazil on Sunday, April 7th for a rendition of MAIDEN's "Man On The Edge". SHAMAN recently completed work on their debut album, entitled Ritual, in Wolfsburg, Germany with ...

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"THE OSBOURNES" To Return For Second Season

The Osbournes, MTV's unscripted sitcom starring Ozzy Osbourne and his family, has been picked up for a second season, according to a report filed by the TV show Extra. In related news, fans who have been wondering why Ozzy's hands tremble so much may find some consolation in the fact that the condition is a ...

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It's Official: MALEVOLENT CREATION Sign European Deal With Nuclear Blast

As first reported here on March 20th, MALEVOLENT CREATION have officially signed with Nuclear Blast Records for the European territory. The band are currently in the middle of playing the No Mercy festivals European dates with HYPOCRISY and IMMORTAL before entering Sweden's Abyss Studio with producer Peter Tagtgren to record their eighth studio album, tentatively ...

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