SEBASTIAN BACH Cancels Detroit Appearance Due To Family Crisis

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach has pulled out of his scheduled stint as the host of the WRIF-presented Ritz Reunion Bash, which is taking place tonight, February 14th at the Emerald Theater in Detroit, Michigan. Specifics are sketchy at the moment, but it appears that the Bierk family (Sebastian's real last name) is going ...

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MICK TUCKER: July 17, 1947 — February 14, 2002

Former SWEET drummer Mick Tucker passed away around noon today (February 14th) from complications brought on by the leukemia he survived five years ago. Tucker had become unwell last Friday and had informed friends he was going to see the doctor, but was then admitted to the hospital on Saturday, February 9th — the anniversary ...

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CRYSTAL BALL To Issue Nuclear Blast Debut In June

Swiss melodic metallers CRYSTAL BALL are hard at work on their latest full-length effort, entitled Virtual Empire, with producer Tommy Newton (i.e. HELLOWEEN, CONCEPTION, VICTORY, ELEGY, ARK, TEN, etc.) at Area 51 Studios near Hannover, Germany. Currently in the mixing stage, the follow-up to 2000's Hard Impact is tentatively scheduled to be released through the ...

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CHARON Announce Extensive Finnish Tour

Finland's CHARON, whose excellent Downhearted CD still graces the Finnish Album Chart at position #3, have lined up the folliowing live performances in their home country: Feb. 15 - Turku, FIN @ Säätämö Feb. 16 - Evijärvi, FIN @ Nuorisoseurantalo Feb. 20 - Helsinki, FIN @ Tavastia-Klubi Feb. 21 - Kouvola, FIN @ Rytmikatti Feb. ...

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TED NUGENT Confirmed For Sweden Rock

TED NUGENT is the latest artist to have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Sweden Rock festival, which is scheduled to take place on Friday, June 7th and Saturday, June 8th in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The full list of acts currently confirmed for the festival is as follows: TED NUGENT MOTÖRHEAD HALFORD SAXON STATUS ...

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IRON MAIDEN To Enter Studio In September To Record New CD

IRON MAIDEN will head back into the studio in September to begin working on their next record, which they hope to have done by the end of the year, vocalist Bruce Dickinson told MTV News. The band tentatively planning to tour the US next summer in support of the as-yet-untitled CD. "I think it's taken ...

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