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HYBRID CHILDREN To Release New Album In September

Finnish horror/glam-punksters HYBRID CHILDREN will be releasing a new album in September 2004. In the meantime, you can download their new free MP3 single, "Downtown Downer", at this location. The album will be mixed in July by TT Oksala (H.I.M., PEER GYNT) and Janne Vuori (H.I.M., HANOI ROCKS front-of-house engineer) at Leningrad Cowboys ...

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HANOI ROCKS To Make Live Debut With New Guitarist

HANOI ROCKS will play their first show with new guitarist Stevie Klasson (DIAMOND DOGS) on July 8 at the Tavastia club in Helsinki, Finland. As previously reported, HANOI ROCKS have posted sound clips of their new single, "Keep Our Fire Burning", at their official web site. Check out the title track and "Heaven Is Gonna ...

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DREAM THEATER/YES: More Tour Dates Announced

DREAM THEATER and YES will be teaming up for a North American summer tour throughout August and September 2004. Here are the tour dates that have been confirmed so far: Aug. 17 - Quebec City, QUE @ Agora Aug. 18 - Montreal, QUE @ Bell Centre Aug. 20 - Atlantic City, NJ @ Borgata Events ...

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MSG Singer Records BLACK SABBATH Cover For Upcoming Movie

MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP (MSG) singer Chris Logan has posted the following message on his web site: "In April, I performed the vocal tracks for a song that will be featured in a new Sigourney Weaver/Jeff Daniels film, entitled 'Invisible Heroes'. It is directed by Dan Harris, who wrote the screenplay for 'X-Men 3'. The song ...

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KATATONIA: Montreal Photos Posted Online

Photos from KATATONIA's June 6 gig at the Foufounes Électriques in Montreal, Quebec have been posted online at this location (courtesy of Patrick Dumas from The Darkest Hours NetRadio). Upcoming KATATONIA shows: Jun. 24 - On The Rocks - Helsinki, FIN Jun. 26 - Nummirock - Nummijärvi, FIN Jul. 03 - Rock the ...

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JEFF SCOTT SOTO To Tour Australia In September

According to a posting at Jeff Scott Soto's web site, the TALISMAN/ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN vocalist is planning on embarking on an Australian tour beginning in early September. Among the cities that will be covered on the trek are Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Hobart (Tazmania). More details on the tour, which is being organized by Andrew ...

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HANOI ROCKS Confirmed For Sweden's PEACE AND LOVE Festival

Reunited Finnish rockers HANOI ROCKS have been confirmed for Peace and Love festival, a three-day event scheduled to take place July 8-10 in Borlänge, Sweden. Other groups set to perform at the event include MOTÖRHEAD, EVERGREY, DISMEMBER, HYPOCRISY, AEON, ARISE, IN BATTLE, IMPERIAL LEATHER, MACHINA and NINJA DOLLS. For more information, visit the official festival ...

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KATATONIA: Norwegian Tour Dates Announced

Sweden's KATATONIA have announced a four-date Norwegian tour in late August. The group's itinerary is shaping up as follows: May 30 - Rockstock - Stockholm, SWE Jun. 04 - BW&BK 6-Pack Weekend - Cleveland, OH Jun. 06 - Foufounes Électriques - Montréal, QUE Jun. 24 - On The Rocks - Helsinki, FIN Jun. 26 - ...

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HANOI ROCKS Guitarist To Play With NEW YORK DOLLS?

HANOI ROCKS guitarist Andy McCoy has reportedly been approached to fill in for late axeman Johnny Thunders at NEW YORK DOLLS' upcoming reunion shows in June. Although former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Izzy Stradlin originally agreed to fill the slot during NEW YORK DOLLS' upcoming concert at London's Meltdown Festival, he backed out of the ...

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CIRCLE II CIRCLE Complete Pre-Production For New Album

CIRCLE II CIRCLE, the new band fronted by former SAVATAGE singer Zachary Stevens, have completed the pre-production for the group's much anticipated second release on AFM Records at Cabin Fever Studios in Brooksville, Florida. Owned and operated by hit songwriter Troy Montgomery, Cabin Fever Studios is known for its privacy, excellent writing conditions, relaxed atmosphere, ...

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Former HANOI ROCKS Bassist Sues NYC Venue, MTV Over Injury

Former HANOI ROCKS and current JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS bassist Sam Yaffa (real name Sami Takamaki) has filed an $85 million lawsuit against Roseland Ballroom, MTV Corp. and others, saying his hands and career were hurt when ballroom bouncers jumped him while he was fending off a purse snatcher, according to the Associated Press. ...

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BLAZE To Headline Italy's BADIA ROCKS Festival

BLAZE, the British band led by former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE singer Blaze Bayley, will be headlining this year's Badia Rocks Festival in Italy on Saturday, July 17. As this is the first time the band have been asked to headline a festival, Blaze offered the following comment: "We are really honored that we have been asked ...

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Ex-IMPELLITTERI Singer ROB ROCK: Jesus Rocks!

Singer Rob Rock (ex-IMPELLITTERI, DRIVER, JOSHUA) has spoken to The Daytona Beach News-Journal about the influence on his lyrics of the biblical tales of pharaohs' rampaging armies, plagues, judgment day and good vs. evil. "For me personally, Jesus does rock," said Rock, who will perform with his band, called RAGE OF CREATION, tonight (May 7) ...

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Ex-HEAVENLY Members Form New Band, Seek Singer

Former HEAVENLY members Frédéric Leclercq (guitar), Pierre-Emmanuel Pélisson (bass) and Maxence Pilo (drums) have announced plans to form a new band. "We are currently looking for a singer, influenced by Dio, [John] Corabi, [David] Coverdale, [Graham] Bonnet, that kind of guys," the group write in a statement. "You may ask yourself (and you're absolutely right), ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH: 'Forever Wild' DVD Delayed

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach has once again pushed back the projected release date of his first DVD, "Forever Wild" (Eagle Vision Entertainment) — this time to June 15. No reason was given for the delay. The disc will feature a 1998 live performance at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood as ...

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