DIAMOND HEAD To Support BUDGIE With Acoustic Performance

Reunited NWOBHM legends DIAMOND HEAD will be supporting BUDGIE with a 30-minute acoustic set at Wrexham Central Station in the UK on February 13th. They will also be performing a full acoustic set at Nottingham Rock City on March 9th. In other news, DIAMOND HEAD frontman Sean Harris has added vocals to two tracks on ...

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COAL CHAMBER: Soundtrack Bound!

COAL CHAMBER will be contributing two new songs to The Scorpion King and Resident Evil soundtracks—“Glow” for the former, which will land in stores on March 26th through Republic/Universal Records, and “Something” for the latter, which is due on March 12th through Roadrunner. Both tracks will also appear on the band's long-awaited third full-length CD, ...

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SLASH's Wife Confirms Guitarist's Dad-To-Be Status

Perla Hudson, wife of former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash, has confirmed via a posting at the official forum of Slash's now-defunct group SLASH'S SNAKEPIT that she is pregnant with the couple's first child, due in early September. Here is Perla's posting in its entirety: “Hi Everyone! Pitmaster was here showing me your wonderful messages ...

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BLAZE: The German Dimension

BLAZE, featuring former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE vocalist Blaze Bayley, performed the following tracks at their gig with SAVATAGE and VICIOUS RUMORS at Stadhalle in Langen, Germany on January 29th: 01. The Launch 02. Futureal (IRON MAIDEN) 03. Kill & Destroy 04. Silicon Messiah 05. Ghost In The Machine 06. Speed Of Light 07. Man On The ...

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AYREON Mastermind To Perform At Dutch Music Event

AYREON mastermind Arjen Lucassen (ex-BODINE, VENGEANCE) will be performing live at the Dutch music event Vrienden van Amstel between February 2nd and 6th at the Ahoy in Rotterdam, Holland. Vrienden van Amstel Live is a Dutch festival where lots of homegrown artists perform, either individually or together in a jam-style situation. Hosted by singer Manuëla ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Re-Masters On The Way, HALFORD Speaks Out

The third and final phase of the JUDAS PRIEST re-masters is scheduled to be released in early March (March 4th in Germany). There will be only two unreleased studio songs on them—"All Fired Up" (Turbo) and "Living Bad Dreams" (Painkiller)—30-seconds sound excerpts in Real Audio of which can be heard at this and ...

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KORN: No Europe 'Till The Summer

KORN will not tour Europe until between June and August, Britain's Kerrang! magazine is “exclusively” reporting. Contrary to previously published that the band were planning on hitting parts of the continent in May, KORN appear unlikely to arrive in Europe before the summer. Or so they say. ...

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AXEL RUDI PELL: "Shadow Zone" Track Listing Unveiled

German axe hero AXEL RUDI PELL has announced the track listing for his upcoming solo effort, entitled Shadow Zone. It is as follows: 01. The Curse Of The Chains (intro) 02. Edge Of The World 03. Coming Home 04. Live For The King 05. Follow The Sign 06. Heartbreaker 07. Saint Of Fools 08. Time ...

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NINE INCH NAILS Dent Charts With DVD, CD, VHS

The multiple formats of NINE INCH NAILS' first-ever live project (the live CD, the deluxe audio edition (2 CDs), the DVD and the VHS), entitled And All That Could Have Been, were all the top Soundscan debuts in their first week of release. The DVD entered the DVD music video chart at #1, and the ...

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