BLACK 'N BLUE To Complete New Album

BLACK 'N BLUE singer Jaime St. James has vowed to complete work on the band's new album, entitled "Hell Yeah!", in spite of the fact that he has just become a full-time member of WARRANT. "Hell Yeah!" is currently scheduled for a May European release through Z Records. In regards to touring, St. James says, ...

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GRIFFIN Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Norwegian metallers GRIFFIN have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 5-8, 2004 in Wacken, Germany. The list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: AFTER FOREVER AMON AMARTH ANTHRAX ARCH ENEMY BAL-SAGOTH BRAINSTORM BĂ–HSE ONKELZ CANNIBAL CORPSE CATHEDRAL CHILDREN OF BODOM DEATH ...

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DEATHWITCH Undergo Lineup Changes, Prepare To Record New Material

Swedish "raw, bestial death metallers" DEATHWITCH have undergone "some changes in [their] lineup," according to a posting on the band's web site. The band will offer "no comment or information on the changes at the moment." In other news, the group are currently working on new material which they plan on recording later this year. ...

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IRON MAIDEN: New Action Figures On The Way

IRON MAIDEN fan site MaidenFans.com is reporting that NECA (National Entertainment Collectibles Association) has announced their new IRON MAIDEN line of action figures. It includes the following: * Iron Maiden A series of 7" action figures in planned along with limited edition large size resin statues and an 18" Eddie * 7" Iron ...

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New TESTAMENT Lineup Comments On Working Together

TESTAMENT have posted the following message on their official web site: "TESTAMENT is pleased to announce the addition of Paul Bostaph (ex-SLAYER, ex-FORBIDDEN, ex-SYSTEMATIC) to the line-up. As most of you know, Paul is not a stranger to band. He filled in for the departed Louie Clemente in 1993 to help out with touring duties. ...

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Former TESTAMENT Guitarist Comments On The Group's Early Albums

Former TESTAMENT/SAVATAGE guitarist Alex Skolnick recently gave an interview to JamBands.com in which he discussed his time in TESTAMENT and his progression away from the heavy music scene into a more jazz/fusion-influenced approach. Asked if playing in front of large crowds during TESTAMENT's early days was a strange experience for him at such a young ...

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Ex-GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist, Wife Explain Pre-GRAMMY Incident

Arlett Vereecke, the publicist for former GUNS N' ROSES/current VELVET REVOLVER guitarist Slash and his wife Perla, has released a statement offering Slash and Perla's version of the incident that occurred last weekend at Clive Davis' annual pre-Grammy bash at the Beverly Hills Hotel. According to an account published in yesterday's edition of ...

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