LED ZEPPELIN Tribute...On His Back!

According to the British paper Evening Times, a UK rock fan has had the entire lyrics of LED ZEPPELIN's Stairway to Heaven tattooed on his back in a tribute to a dead friend. 38-year-old Gordon Roy reportedly lost his pal five years ago in an accident in Wishaw, Lanarkshire, when he was run over by ...

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MARDUK Box Set Postponed, US Tour Finalized

The release of MARDUK's forthcoming Blackcrowned box set has been delayed because of printing problems. A new release date has been set for February 18th. In other news, here are the dates for MARDUK's upcoming US tour with AMON AMARTH and DIABOLIC: Jan. 11 - The Lab - St. Paul, MN Jan. 12 - Riley's ...

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Tommy Lee's Bedroom Disappointments

The following item comes to us courtesy of today's edition of The New York Post: Now that Pamela Anderson is battling her ex, Tommy Lee, for custody of their two sons, she is toning down her red-hot media coverage at least in the United States. The former Playmate has done a raunchy spread for the ...

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ROSE TATTOO Axeman Gets Sidetracked

ROSE TATTOO guitarist Pete Wells has recorded guest appearances for the forthcoming albums from Sydney's SHEEK THE SHAYK and BLACKSMITH HOPKINS. Pete's reportedly played on a few of BH's earlier releases and calls the experience a bit of fun, along the lines of ZAPPA & CAPTAIN BEEFHEART. ...

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ARK's "Burn The Sun" Gets US Release, Drummer Pursues Side Projects

ARK, who feature in their ranks former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN vocalist Jorn Lande, ex-CONCEPTION guitarist Tore Østby, and former MALMSTEEN drummer John Macaluso, will issue their long-completed second album, entitled Burn The Sun, through Steve Vai's record label, Favored Nations, in the US on January 28th. A North American tour will follow shortly thereafter. In related ...

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VIRGOS Issue Blue Collar CD

Birmingham, Alabama's VIRGOS (formerly VIRGOS MERLOT) are currently putting the finishing touches to their new, as-yet-untitled Sylvia Massy-produced album. The band, no longer on Atlantic Records, plan to release their new album on CREED's independent label Blue Collar Records. Limited edition copies of the album will be available in mid-January at www.bandrags.com, ...

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THE TOILET BOYS Hit The UK

THE TOILET BOYS will be playing the following UK shows during January: Jan. 19 – Nottingham, UK @ Rock City Jan. 21 – Dudley, UK @ JB's Jan. 22 – Cambridge, UK @ Boat Race Jan. 23 – Newcastle, UK @ Trillians Jan. 24 – York, UK @ Fibbers Jan. 25 – Bradford, UK @ ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Reunion With Rob Halford: Just A Matter Of Time

JUDAS PRIEST fans who are desperately hoping for a reunion with vocalist Rob Halford on the group's next studio offering will be reassured by the fact that the sales of both PRIEST's and Halford's post-split efforts have gone steadily downhill since the singer announced his departure from the band back in 1992. Even though JUDAS ...

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