GUNS N' ROSES Confirmed For Japan's SUMMER SONIC Festival

The current incarnation of GUNS N' ROSESfeaturing vocalist Axl Rose as the sole remaining original memberhas reportedly been confirmed to appear at the Summer Sonic festival, which is scheduled to take place on Friday, August 17th and Saturday, August 18th in the Japanese cities of Tokyo and Osaka. GNR will apparently perform two showsone in ...

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"Lemmy"The Movie To Receive Los Angeles Premiere

Legendary documentary filmmaker Peter Sempel will premiere his latest film, Lemmyapparently based on the life of MOTRHEAD's Lemmyduring a retrospective of his films and photographs, which is being held in Los Angeles this week. The show is being held at the Goethe Institut German Cultural Center at 5750 Wilshire Blvd. in Los Angeles. The Lemmy ...

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DRAGONFORCE To Release Sanctuary Debut In Early September

British melodic speed power metal act DRAGONFORCE will enter the studio on May 27th to record their debut album, entitled Valley of the Damned, for a September 2nd release through Sanctuary/Noise Records. Recordings will reportedly take place in three different locations: at Denmark's Jailhouse studios with producer Tommy Hansen (i.e. HELLOWEEN, PRETTY MAIDS, etc.), at ...

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Ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Keyboardist Guests On New DESTINY CD

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN keyboardist Mats Olausson has made a guest appearance in the title track to the forthcoming CD from long-running Swedish metal act DESTINY, entitled Future Of The Past. According to bassist Stefan Bjrnshg, this is the only song on the new album that features keyboards. It's a more than eight minutes long song. ...

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Former STRYPER Drummer Gets BLISSED

Former STRYPER drummer Robert Sweet has teamed up with David Pearson and Trevor Barr from the group STATIC (not to be confused with STATIC-X) to form a brand new project called BLISSED. According to Sweet, it's been quite a while since I've felt this good about a group effort musically, and this feels great. If ...

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TWO HIT CREEPER Part With Bassist, Seek Replacement

Los Angeles-based TWO HIT CREEPER have parted ways with bassist Alan Mendoza and currently seeking a replacement. Interested parties can contact: [email protected] TWO HIT CREEPER recently collaborated with SOULFLY/ex-MEDICATION drummer Roy Mayorga on a three-song demo with a view towards possibly working together on the band's forthcoming debut album, a deal for which has not ...

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PAPA ROACH Confirmed For ANGER MANAGEMENT Tour

PAPA ROACH, X-ECUTIONERS and rappers EMINEM and LUDACRIS have been tapped for this summer's Anger Management tour, which is tentatively scheduled to kick off on July 24th. PAPA ROACH's second major-label album, entitled Lovehatetragedy, is due on June 18th through Dreamworks Records. ...

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Former MEGADETH Guitarist To Join SEBASTIAN BACH's Touring Line-Up

Former MEGADETH/current SAVATAGE guitarist Al Pitrelli will join ex-SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach and his touring group (which includes former ANTHRAX axeman Paul Crook), for several live dates beginning with a two-night stint at Stone Pony in Asbury Park, New Jersey on May 10-11. The confirmed dates are as follows: May 10 - Asbury Park, ...

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