JEFF SCOTT SOTO Announces Brazilian, Welsh Live Appearances

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN and current TALISMAN/HUMANIMAL frontman Jeff Scott Soto will perform at the Hard 'N' Heavy party in São Paulo, Brazil on April 27th. A 10-year-anniversary celebration of Animal Records, the event will feature Soto singing songs from most of the bands he has recorded with, including YNGWIE, TALISMAN, EYES and AXEL ...

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RUSH To Release "Vapor Trails" In May, North American Tour To Follow

Veteran Canadian rockers RUSH will release their much-anticipated new album, entitled Vapor Trails, on May 14th through Atlantic Records. The group's 17th studio recording, Vapor Trails marks the band's first all-new release since 1996, and comes as the follow-up to their RIAA gold-certified Test For Echo. Produced by Paul Northfield (i.e. MARILYN MANSON, HOLE), the ...

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DAVE LEE ROTH And SAMMY HAGAR To Embark On Co-Headlining US Tour

According to the official web site of former VAN HALEN frontman Sammy Hagar, he and another ex-VAN HALEN singer, Dave Lee Roth, are talking about doing a co-headlining tour this summer. “Sammy was blown away at how well they got along together,” states the message on Hagar's site. “Sammy says: 'If this happens, this would ...

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JON LORD Leaves DEEP PURPLE, Is Replaced By DON AIREY

Longtime DEEP PURPLE keyboardist Jon Lord has left the band. According to bassist Roger Glover, “Jon has told us he plans to retire from active participation in DEEP PURPLE. We wish him the best. The moment cannot pass without a personal comment. It is sad that Jon has come to this difficult decision but every ...

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Former MEGADETH Drummer To Appear At L.A. METAL HELLFEST

Former MEGADETH drummer Nick Menza will appear as a presenter at the second annual L.A. Metal Hellfest festival, which is scheduled to be held on March 23rd at Ibiza Restaurant in Whittier, California. Menza will reportedly introduce the band CAGE and will conduct a meet-and-greet session with the fans. The drummer will also have his ...

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Ex-SKID ROW Singer Charged After Bar Fracas

As reported by The Boston Globe: EX-SKID ROW SINGER CHARGED AFTER BAR FRACAS By Associated Press, March 15, 2002 MIDDLETOWN, N.J. -- Former SKID ROW lead singer Sebastian Bach was charged with making terroristic threats and drug possession after a dispute with a bartender at a restaurant. Bach, 33, whose real name is Sebastian Bierk, ...

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