HIRAX Confirmed For Abrasive Rock Fest

Reunited Los Angeles thrashers HIRAX, now featuring former DARK ANGEL guitarist Jim Durkin, have been confirmed for the Abrasive Rock Fest, which is scheduled to take place on Saturday, August 3rd at the Capitol Theater in Olympia, Washington. Other artists set to appear at the event include THE SABIANS (ex-SLEEP), and BRICK BATH. ...

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PLANET US: The Michael Anthony Perspective

VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony has posted the following message via his official web site regarding the two songs recently recorded by PLANET US, the new rock supergroup featuring Anthony, Neal Schon (guitar—JOURNEY), Sammy Hagar (vocals—ex-VAN HALEN), and Deen Castronovo (drums—JOURNEY): “ 'Vertigo' has a slow, heavy groove and has Sammy's killer pipes all over ...

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RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS To Receive Artist Contribution Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Multi-platinum selling musical artists RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS will be presented with the Artist Contribution Award at the second annual ESPN Action Sports & Music Awards Fueled by Mountain Dew, it was announced today by Ron Semiao, ESPN vice president, programming and managing director, Global X. The pioneer event that unites the ...

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DOKKEN European Dates Announced

DOKKEN have announced the dates for their upcoming European headlining tour. They are as follows: May 16 - Liverpool, UK - Cavern May 17 - Dudley, UK - J.B.'s May 18 - Bradford, UK - Rio May 19 - London, UK - Underworld May 21 - Oslo, NOR - Rockin' May 22 - Stockholm, SWE ...

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SYSTEMATIC Prepare To Enter Studio In April

San Francisco Bay Area's SYSTEMATIC, featuring former SLAYER drummer Paul Bostaph, are now hoping to hit the studio in mid-April to begin recording their as-yet-untitled sophomore album for a fall release through Elektra Records. Vocalist Tim Narducci and guitarist Adam Rupell have been writing material for the follow-up to 2000's Somewhere In Between since the ...

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Reunited PRONG Seek Record Deal, Prepare US tour

The current incarnation of PRONG—mainman Tommy Victor (guitar/vocals), Dan Laudo (drums), Rich Gonzalez (i.e. DIESEL MACHINE bassist, DEVILUTION—guitar) and Brian Perry (ex-JAKE E. LEE, LIZZY BORDEN, DIRTY LOOKS—bass)—are presently shopping a new three-song demo to interested labels while preparing to embark on the band's first national tour in several years, which is tentatively scheduled to ...

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