HALFORD Issue Explanation For WACKEN Non-Appearance

The organizers of Germany's Wacken Open Air festival have released a statement sent to them by the representatives of HALFORD following the latter's withdrawal from the event. It reads as follows: "Unfortunately, it will be impossible for HALFORD to appear at this year's Wacken Open Air festival due to highly important commitments in the US ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Sets Japanese Release Date For "Attack"

YNGWIE MALMSTEEN's upcoming studio CD, entitled Attack, is scheduled for a July 17th Japanese release through Pony Canyon Records. The album will reportedly contain 14 tracks, including bonus cuts. More information on the release, including the line-up of musicians performing on it, will be announced by MALMSTEEN's management shortly. ...

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THE HIVES Continue Bid For World Domination

Sweden's latest rock sensation THE HIVES continue their bid for world domination and have set an impressive record on the way. The recent issue of Kerrang!, sporting THE HIVES on the cover and a CD with music selected by the band, became the biggest-selling issue ever of the legendary magazine, with sales exceeding 120,000 copies. ...

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"THE OSBOURNES": The Media Overkill Continues

The following article appeared in today's edition of New York Daily News: Ozzy Osbourne should be worried. After years of cultivating his image as rock's Prince of Darkness, the former BLACK SABBATH singer has been hailed by Dan Quayle as a swell dad. In a speech marking the 10th anniversary of his trashing of Candice ...

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Former FEAR FACTORY Guitarist Recruits Ex-BUILT XL Singer For New Band

Former FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares has recruited 28-year-old ex-BUILT XL frontman Jason "Gong" Jones to sing in his as-yet-unnamed new outfit, BLABBERMOUTH.NET can exclusively reveal. Cazares and Jones have spent the last couple of weeks reworking three of the five songs originally demoed for what would have been FEAR FACTORY's fifth studio album, and ...

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