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NUCLEAR ASSAULT Confirmed For Wacken Open Air!

The original line-up of NUCLEAR ASSAULTJohn Connelly (guitar/vocals), Anthony Bramante (guitars), Danny Lilker (bass), and Glenn Evans (drums)—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 line-up of acts that are presently scheduled to perform ...

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NUCLEAR ASSAULT Reunion Tour Confirmed!

The original line-up of NUCLEAR ASSAULTJohn Connelly (guitar/vocals), Anthony Bramante (guitars), Danny Lilker (bass), and Glenn Evans (drums)will be embarking on a three-date east coast reunion tour during April. The shows will mark the first time the group's original line-up has played together on a stage in a decade (discounting a poorly-promoted reunion show that ...

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NUCLEAR ASSAULT Confirmed For Metal Meltdown IV!

The original line-up of NUCLEAR ASSAULTJohn Connelly (guitar/vocals), Anthony Bramante (guitars), Danny Lilker (bass), and Glenn Evans (drums)will be performing at the Metal Meltdown IV festival, which is scheduled to take place on April 5-6 at the Convention Hall in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Among the acts that are also scheduled to appear at the ...

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DANZIG Set Title, Tentative Release Date For New CD

DANZIG have set Danzig 7: I Luciferi as the title of their forthcoming CD, the group's first under a multi-album agreement with Spitfire Records. Set for an April release, the album will reportedly feature a color blurry close-up photo of the band on the cover where Glenn is wearing his new black elbow-length gloves with ...

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HUGHES TURNER PROJECT To Embark On Japanese Tour

HUGHES TURNER PROJECT, featuring former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH frontman Glenn Hughes and ex-RAINBOW/DEEP PURPLE singer Joe Lynn Turner, will embark on a Japanese tour during May. The tentative dates so far are as follows: May 11 - Drum Robos - Fukuoka, JAP May 12 - Club Quatro - Hiroshima, JAP May 13 - Big Cat ...

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JERRY CANTRELL's "Degradation" Track Listing Finalized!

ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell has finalized the track listing for Degradation Trip, the axeman's first solo CD under his deal with Roadrunner Records. Tentatively due to be issued on May 14th, Degradation Trip will include the following songs: 01. Psychotic Break (4:08) 02. Bargain Basement Howard Hughes (5:36) 03. Anger Rising (6:15) 04. ...

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BUCKCHERRY Confirm Drummer Departure, Plan New CD

BUCKCHERRY have confirmed via the group's official web site that drummer Devon Glenn has left the band. No reason was given for Glenn's departure, but a brief statement from the act indicates that no auditions for Devon's replacement are currently planned. Singer Josh Todd and guitarist Keith Nelson are said to be carrying on with ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Set To Chat Away, Hit The Road

JUDAS PRIEST vocalist Tim “Ripper” Owens and guitarist Glenn Tipton will take part in a live chat on America Online on Monday, January 14th, at 9:00 PM EST. Both AOL subscribers and non-subscribers may participate in the chat. Non-subscribers must first go to www.aol.com and download the free, temporary software. To access the chat, go ...

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Original NUCLEAR ASSAULT To Reunite For Four Shows In April!

The original line-up of NUCLEAR ASSAULTJohn Connelly (guitar/vocals), Anthony Bramante (guitars), Danny Lilker (bass), and Glenn Evans (drums)—will reunite for the first time in a decade (if you discount a poorly-promoted reunion show that took place in May 1997 in Manchester, New Hampshire) to perform four East Coast shows in April. Details are sketchy at ...

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BUCKCHERRY Part Ways With Drummer Devon Glenn

Unconfirmed reports are indicating that BUCKCHERRY drummer Devon Glenn has quit the band. If true, Glenn's departure will mark the third time a member of the group has exited in the last year, following guitarist Yogi's resignation in October and bassist Jonathan (J.B.) Brightman's departure in August of 2001. No official statement has yet been ...

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HUGHES TURNER PROJECT European Release Date Set

HTP (HUGHES TURNER PROJECT), the long-awaited collaboration between former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH vocalist Glenn Hughes and ex-RAINBOW/DEEP PURPLE singer Joe Lynn Turner, will release its debut CD through MTM Music in Europe on March 18th. The album is set to be issued in Japan on February 6th. ...

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COSMOSQUAD To Issue

Progressive metal/fusion triumvirate COSMOSQUAD, featuring guitarist Jeff Kollman (MOGG/WAY, EDWIN DARE), bassist Barry Sparks (DOKKEN, ULI JON ROTH), and drummer Shane Gaalaas (GLENN HUGHES, ULI JON ROTH), have inked a deal with Dutch-based Mascot Records for the release of their sophomore album, Squadrophenia, due out in March. Recorded at Jeff Kollman's Crumb Studios in Granada ...

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Hughes, Turner Embark On "Devil's Road"

Former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH vocalist Glenn Hughes, former RAINBOW/DEEP PURPLE singer Joe Lynn Turner, and the rest of the “Voices Of Classic Rock” team will be joined by guitarists Pat Travers and Leslie West on the syndicated radio show Rockline on January 9th. In other news, a two-minute clip of the track “Devil's Road”, ...

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DIMENSION ZERO Issue "Silent Night Fever", Offer MP3 Download!

Sweden's DIMENSION ZEROfeaturing IN FLAMES guitarist Jesper Strmblad, ex-IN FLAMES axeman Glenn Ljungstrm, ex-MARDUK vocalist Jocke Gthberg and LUCIFERION/DIABOLIQUE drummer Hasse Nilsson, have released their first full-length album, entitled Silent Night Fever, via Toys Factory Records in Japan on December 19th. The album will be released in Europe on January 21st via Regain Records, and ...

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HUGHES TURNER PROJECT To See Light Of Day In Early February!

The long-awaited collaboration between former DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH vocalist Glenn Hughes and ex-RAINBOW/DEEP PURPLE singer Joe Lynn Turner, dubbed HTP (HUGHES TURNER PROJECT), will issue its debut CD in Japan on February 6th. The full track listing for the album is as follows: 01. Devil's Road 02. You Can't Stop Rock'N'Roll 03. Missed Your Name ...

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Ex-ANTHRAX Singer Covers AC/DC For Debut Solo CD!

Former ANTHRAX vocalist Neil Turbin was once again at Jet City Studios laying down rhythm tracks with drummer Glenn Noyes and guitarist Kevin Layland, who reportedly provided “crushing” guitar tracks on two songs for Turbin's upcoming solo release, entitled Threat Con Delta, which is scheduled to be issued through Metal Mayhem Music in early 2002. ...

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Archive News Dec 05, 2001

METALLICA are taking a break for the holidays, but will return to the studio in January with a view towards releasing a new studio album next fall, according to statements attributed to the band's management and their publicist by MTV.com. While frontman James Hetfield spent time in rehab for alcoholism and “other ...

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Archive News Dec 03, 2001

APOLLYON SUN, featuring former CELTIC FROST mainman Tom Gabriel Fischer, are currently composing and demoing new material for the group's upcoming sophomore full-length album at the band's own rehearsal studio facility (where the act have just upgraded the computer-based recording system) and at Oakland Recording, the group's long-time home when recording in ...

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Archive News Nov 19, 2001 - update 2

Kip Winger, he of WINGER fame, has placed “original and authentic WINGER/Kip Winger memorabilia” for sale via eBay. According to Winger's official web site, “this garage sale features clothing used in performances and photo shoots, and equipment used in the studio on his recent albums.” For more info, go to this location.

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Archive News Nov 09, 2001

Former HELLOWEEN vocalist Michael Kiske will make a guest appearance on several tracks on the upcoming album from ex-HELLOWEEN guitarist Roland Grapow and drummer Uli Kusch, it was announced yesterday. Although recent reports indicated that SYMPHONY X vocalist Russell Allen would be absent from the project's recording line-up following Grapow and ...

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Archive News Nov 05, 2001

Los Angeles' MEDICATION, featuring former MACHINE HEAD / SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader, ex-UGLY KID JOE / LIFE OF AGONY vocalist Whitfield Crane, ex-ADAYINTHELIFE guitarist Blunt and SOULFLY drummer Roy Mayorga, have refuted the recent reports of Mayorga leaving the band in order to rejoin SOULFLY on a full-time basis. According to an ...

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Archive News Nov 02, 2001

As exclusively reported here on October 5th, and subsequently denied (falsely) by none other than Mayorga himself (see news for October 9th, 2001), SOULFLY have enlisted former skinsman Roy Mayorga to replace the recently-departed Joe Nunez. The newly revamped group are currently at Phoenix, Arizona's (Brill Street) Chaton Studios recording their third ...

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Archive News Oct 30, 2001

ANTHRAX are rumored to be making an appearance on the Late Night With Jay Leno show this Wednesday, October 31st. In other ANTHRAX-related news, check out this humorous article from Lincoln Journal Star about an ANTHRAX fan whose “ANTHRAX” license plates have gotten him a heap of negative reactions from irate motorists ...

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Archive News Oct 29, 2001

POWERMAN 5000 have parted ways with bassist Dorian Heartsong and drummer Al Pahanish, according to informed sources. Although the exact reasons for the pair's departure have not yet been revealed, the duo were recently seen moving their gear out of the band's rehearsal studio and were reported to have been jamming with ...

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Archive News Oct 23, 2001

In light of the numerous tour cancellations that have been announced in the recent weeks, MACHINE HEAD have issued a statement assuring their European fans that they will, in fact, be going ahead with their scheduled European headlined tour as planned. The statement—the Robert Flynn-handwritten version of which can be viewed at ...

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Archive News Oct 22, 2001 - update 2

Hate Breeds Suffering, the long-awaited second album from LOCKUP, featuring NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane Embury, DIMMU BORGIR drummer Nick Barker, NAPALM DEATH guitarist Jesse Pintado, and THE CROWN/ex-AT THE GATES vocalist Tomas Lindberg, will be released early in 2002 through Nuclear Blast Records. Described as “high-precision black grind”, the album was produced by Russ ...

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Archive News Oct 18, 2001

The official web site of the heavy metal band ANTHRAX at www.anthrax.com has reportedly received 8 million hits in the last two weeks, with 325,000 unique visitors connecting to the site in the wake of the recent anthrax bacteria terrorist scare that has sent fear and panic through the streets of America. ...

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Archive News Oct 15, 2001 - update 2

FLOTSAM AND JETSAM drummer Craig Nielsen has posted the following update on the group's recently cut-short US tour, reportedly as a result of “dismal” attendance: “As you have now heard, [stand-in vocalist] James Rivera [of HELSTAR] has delivered the goods like no other could have. The dude can not only sing his ass and ...

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Archive News Oct 04, 2001

A minor riot erupted at the conclusion of YNGWIE MALMSTEEN's headlining show in Porto Alegre, Brazil on Tuesday, October 2nd, causing the band to storm off the stage and leaving the group's equipment vulnerable to damage as a result of the angry crowd throwing objects in protest over the way the concert ended. Here ...

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