YNGWIE MALMSTEEN To Make Talk Radio Appearance On Friday

Swedish axe hero YNGWIE MALMSTEEN will make a 10-15-minute talk radio appearance on Friday, March 29th at 7:20 PM EST on WNTK radio, broadcasting in New Hampshire and Vermont, USA. The radio show is called Impact, and it is being described by host George Russell as “a multi-topic, fast-paced, highly-energetic talk show for the masses.” ...

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SAVATAGE Confirmed For WACKEN OPEN AIR

SAVATAGE are the latest act to have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, which is scheduled to take place on August 2-3 in Wacken, Germany. The full list of artists currently scheduled to appear at the event is as follows: ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY AMON AMARTH BLAZE BLIND GUARDIAN BLITZKRIEG BORKNAGAR BRUCE DICKINSON CANNIBAL ...

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PUDDLE OF MUDD To Support KORN This Summer

PUDDLE OF MUDD announced on Canada's Much Music on Wednesday that they will be one of the bands opening for KORN on their upcoming summer headlining tour. Another likely candidate to join the package is the Chicago-based rapped MARZ, who recently signed to KORN's label Elementree/Geffen Records. In related news, KORN bassist Fieldy, LIMP BIZKIT ...

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KAMELOT Initial Pre-Production Sessions For Next CD Completed

An update from the KAMELOT camp: “[KAMELOT frontman] Khan [has returned] to Norway after a fantastic writing session in Florida. Two weeks of brainstorming and artful creations that will lead to the next KAMELOT epic were made on the small island of Anna Maria, Florida. The next step is for [KAMELOT guitarist] Thomas Youngblood to ...

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SYMPHONY X: New Album Due In September

SYMPHONY X have begun work on the material for their upcoming studio album, which is tentatively due to be released through Inside Out Records in September. According to an official update from Inside Out, the CD will contain a similar structure as their classic album Divine Wings Of Tragedy. There is going to be one ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND: Update On Current Activities

Here is an update from the DEVIN TOWNSEND camp: The American West Coast tour is on! It is billed as a STRAPPING YOUNG LAD tour and will include primarily SYL material. They are planning a STRAPPING set with one song from each of the other projects as well as feature new SYL songs. There are ...

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STATIC-X Go "Power Metal" On RAMONES Tribute

STATIC-X have just completed their cover of THE RAMONES' "Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment" at Glenwood Place Studios in Burbank, California for the upcoming DV8/Columbia Records tribute to THE RAMONES. Also scheduled to appear on the collection are ROB ZOMBIE, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, EDDIE VEDDER, MARILYN MANSON, GREEN DAY, MOTORHEAD, RANCID, BILLY CORGAN, THE OFFSPRING, ...

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STRATOVARIUS Enter Studio To Begin Work On "Elements Part 1"

Finland's STRATOVARIUS will be entering Helsinki's Finnvox studios on May 15th to begin recording their ninth full-length studio album, tentatively entitled Elements Part 1, for a January 2003 release through Nuclear Blast Records. Among the song titles that are tentatively set to appear on the forthcoming CD are the following: 01. Eagleheart 02. Elements 03. ...

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In Memory Of RANDY CASTILLO

A memorial site has been set up for late OZZY OSBOURNE/MOTLEY CRUE drummer Randy Castillo at www.randycastillo.com. The following written tributes were taken from the above-mentioned site: Carmine Appice (ex-OZZY OSBOURNE/BLUE MURDER): I just heard and I am shocked about Randy's passing. He was a great fellow drummer and the nicest guy. I ...

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