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Former THE ALMIGHTY Singer Records New Material

Former THE ALMIGHTY frontman Ricky Warwick has completed work on two brand new extra tracks for the forthcoming release of his solo effort "Tattoos & Alibis". They are "Can't Live With Maybe" (described as "a real rocker" and one which Ricky has been playing live) and "Minor Miracles". Unfortunately, due to a lack of time ...

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UNIDA Announce California Date

UNIDA, the band featuring former KYUSS vocalist John Garcia, will perform a headlining show at Flaherty's Bar And Grill in Palm Springs, California on Saturday, May 10. Also appearing on the bill will be SONS OF SERRO and STUMBLE JUNKIES. As previously reported, UNIDA have yet to secure a release for their much-anticipated full-length CD, ...

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Former THE ALMIGHTY Frontman Signs With SANCTUARY RECORDS

Former THE ALMIGHTY frontman Ricky Warwick has signed a two-album worldwide deal with Sanctuary Records. Warwick's recent Japanese release, "Tattoos & Alibis", will be issued mid-July with two new extra tracks which were not featured on the original version. Ricky is currently on tour in the U.S. with DEF LEPPARD. ...

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THE SCORPIONS To Record New Album

Veteran German hard rockers THE SCORPIONS are taking a little break before entering the studio to record their new studio album, tentatively due in early 2004. Several producer names have been mentioned as possible collaborators on the group's next effort, including Bob Rock (METALLICA, THE CULT), Rick Parashar (PEARL JAM, NICKELBACK, BLIND MELON) and former ...

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DEF LEPPARD To Release New Single

DEF LEPPARD will issue a new single, "Long Long Way To Go" in the U.K. on April 14. The following two versions of the single will be available: CD Version: 1. Long Long Way To Go (Radio Edit) 2. 10 Times Bigger Than Love 3. Now (Acoustic) 4. Long Long Way To Go (Video) DVD ...

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SCOTT REEDER Quits UNIDA

Former KYUSS bassist Scott Reeder has officially left UNIDA, according to www.stonerrock.com. Reeder's replacement, presently known only as "Jerry", made his live debut with the group this past Saturday, March 15 at the P'Nut Gallery in Palm Springs, California. UNIDA have yet to secure a release for their much-anticipated full-length CD, which was ...

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USA Today: Those '80s Metal Bands Still Strike A Chord

USA Today published an article in its March 11 edition spotlighting the current popularity of '80s metal and the renewed media interest in a musical subculture many thought was extinct prior to the recent Rhode Island nightclub blaze in which nearly 100 people died. According to author Clara Frenk, "bands such as POISON, DEF LEPPARD ...

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DEF LEPPARD Fan Pays $8,000 For Chance To Sing With Band

Mark Zack from San Jose, California paid £5,007 (more than $8,000) to sing and play "Pour Some Sugar On Me" with DEF LEPPARD during the band's soundcheck in their home town of Sheffield, U.K. All proceeds of the auction will go to Help A Hallam Child, helping sick and needy children from South Yorkshire and ...

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DEF LEPPARD Drummer Organizes Benefit In L.A.

DEF LEPPARD drummer Rick Allen and the staff of his Raven Drum Foundation have organized a special event called "Soul Of The Drum" on Saturday, March 15 in North Hollywood, California. According to LEPPARD's official web site, "Soul Of The Drum" is a workshop, ceremony, benefit show and celebration, all in one event that combines ...

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MARDUK: New MP3 Posted Online

Sweden's MARDUK have posted a full-length MP3 of the track "Night Of The Long Knives" at this location. "Night Of The Long Knives" comes off the group's forthcoming "World Funeral" CD, due in Europe on Feb. 24 through the group's own Blooddawn Productions. A U.S. release date has yet to be determined. A ...

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Ex-THE ALMIGHTY Frontman To Play Solo Date

Ex-THE ALMIGHTY frontman Ricky Warwick will play a solo gig at The Peel, Kingston Upon Thames on Feb. 28 (supported by PIG IRON). You can also catch Ricky currently supporting DEF LEPPARD on tour in the U.K. (he previously supported the LEPPs in Japan and North America in 2002). The full tour dates can be ...

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DEF LEPPARD Re-Launch 'Guest Singer' Auction

Due to unspecified "technical and logistical problems beyond [the band's] control" with the first auction, DEF LEPPARD have been forced to re-list their auction offering one lucky fan a chance to join the band on stage at an upcoming show. Once again, the details are as follows: "So you always dreamt of being on stage ...

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AEROSMITH To Pay Tribute To The Blues At Special NY Gig

AEROSMITH will team up with other music biz stars and legends B.B. King, Robert Cray, Bonnie Raitt, Lyle Lovett, Aaron Neville, Macy Gray, and Buddy Guy for a special performance at New York's famous Radio City Music Hall on Friday, Feb. 7. This once-in-a-lifetime lineup of music greats will benefit the Blues Music Foundation — ...

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DEF LEPPARD Fan Bids $12,000 To Sing With The Group

An anonymous bidder has ended up paying the unbelievable amount of £7,625 (approx. $12,367) for the privilege of joining DEF LEPPARD for one song at soundcheck at the Hallam FM Arena in the group's hometown of Sheffield, England, on Feb. 20. All proceeds of the auction will go to Help A Hallam Child, helping sick ...

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DEF LEPPARD, THIN LIZZY To Tour North America Together

DEF LEPPARD and THIN LIZZY are in talks to tour North America together beginning in late February. Although no official announcement has yet been made on the matter, it is understood that the drummer slot in THIN LIZZY for the duration of the trek will likely be filled by either Rod Morgenstein (DIXIE DREGS, WINGER) ...

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Bid On Guest Spot As DEF LEPPARD's Lead Vocalist

DEF LEPPARD's official web site, www.defleppard.com, are offering one lucky fan a chance to join the band on stage at an upcoming show The details are as follows: "So you always dreamt of being on stage with DEF LEPPARD and perform[ing] 'Pour Some Sugar On Me' with them? Well, your dream may come true: DefLeppard.com ...

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DEF LEPPARD To Release New Single, Appear On TV

"Long Long Way To Go", the third single from DEF LEPPARD's latest CD, "X", has been scheduled for release on Feb. 24. The various versions of the CD-single that will be available in the shops, will include one or more of the following extra tracks: - "Now" (live acoustic, recorded in Germany) - "Hysteria" (live ...

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PRIMER 55 Split Up!

PRIMER 55 have announced their decision to disband "due to creative and personal issues." The band, who recently completed the Jagermeister $12 Riot U.S. tour with DOPE, had previously issued two full-length albums through the Island/Def Jam label. The following is guitarist Bobby Burns' statement on the split: "Hey everyone... What I'm about to tell ...

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DEF LEPPARD's JOE ELLIOTT: Proud To Be Reliable

DEF LEPPARD frontman Joe Elliott believes that the band's consistency has been a significant part of their appeal — when the fans go to a DEF LEPPARD concert, they expect to hear the hits, and the group are happy to play them. "They've come to terms with the fact that it's OK to like a ...

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TEAM SLEEP Video Posted Online

A live video of TEAM SLEEP performing their track "Natalie Portman" at the Glasshouse in Pomona, California this past December has been posted online for download at this location (file size = 89MB). TEAM SLEEP feature in their ranks DEFTONES frontman Chino Moreno, DJ Crook, and guitarist Todd Wilkinson. The group's self-titled Tone ...

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