DEF LEPPARD Drummer Launches Foundation Web Site

DEF LEPPARD drummer Rick Allen and Lauren Monroe have launched the web site for their Raven Drum Foundation. According to the web site, the foundation "is an organization that brings ancient wisdom teachings to the global and local community through the arts for the purpose of healing and hope". On the web site, you can ...

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VH1 Seeks Extras For PMRC Documentary

Southwest Casting is seeking extras for VH1's documentary about the PMRC, which is shooting in Houston and is set to star former TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider (who will be playing himself). Auditions will take place this weekend. For more information, visit Southwest's web site at this location. ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH's "Forever Wild" To Premier On Jan. 18th

Former SKID ROW vocalist Sebastian Bach's new VH1 show, Forever Wild, is scheduled to premier on Friday, January 18th at 10 PM. Commented the singer: I cannot fathom it but VH1 has given me my OWN TV SHOW !!!!!! NEVER in my wildest dreams could I envision myself with my own TV show, but it ...

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RITUAL CARNAGE Re-Sign With Osmose, Prepare New CD

Japan's RITUAL CARNAGE have signed a brand new two-album deal with Osmose Productions and will enter Hachioji Recording Studio in Hachioji, Japan on February 15th to record their third album. In the works for the last two years, the upcoming effort is expected to be the group's “heaviest, and most complex release to date”, featuring ...

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POISON Drummer To Make NAMM Appearance

POISON drummer Rikki Rockett will be attending this year's NAMM show, which is being held between January 17th and January 20th in Anaheim, California. He will appearing at the following booths: Jan. 18 - Innovation Drums, 2–4 PM Jan. 19 - Johnny Rabb Drumsticks, 12:30-1:30 PM Jan. 19 - Paiste Cymbals, 4-5 PM ...

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ROCKET FROM THE CRYPT Men Moonlight As THE SULTANS

THE SULTANS, featuring ROCKET FROM THE CRYPT's Speedo and ND, will be playing live this Wednesday, January 16th at the Casbah in San Diego. Also scheduled to appear are THE CHERRY VALANCE and DRUNKHORSE. A one-off show at the Middle East Upstairs in Cambridge, Massachusetts will also take place on Saturday, January 19th. ...

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DEEP PURPLE Bassist To Issue Solo CD

DEEP PURPLE bassist Roger Glover is set to issue his latest solo effort, tentatively entitled Snapshot, at the end of the year. Recorded at Acme Studios in Mamaroneck, New York, and engineered by Peter Denenberg (who helped on the 25th anniversary remixes for Machine Head), the album will contain fourteen original songs, some co-written with ...

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DEMIGOD Push Back "Shadow..." Release Date

Veteran Finnish death metallers DEMIGOD have pushed back the release date of their comeback full-length album, entitled Shadow Mechanics, to February 11th through Spinefarm Records imprint Spikefarm. As previously reported, Shadow Mechanics will contain material from the band's 10 years of working within the death metal scene, but will not feature re-recorded material from their ...

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KUSH: Whiskey Date Confusion Clarified

Contrary to what we reported yesterday, I now appears that the next live appearance of KUSH, the long-running project of FEAR FACTORY bassist Christian Olde Wolbers, FEAR FACTORY drummer Raymond Herrera, DEFTONES guitarist Stephen Carpenter and CYPRESS HILL frontman B-Real, will in fact take place at The Whiskey in Hollywood, on January 20th, as originally ...

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