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HANOI ROCKS Officially Reunite!!

Following the announcement that HANOI ROCKS have been confirmed for this year's Sweden Rock festival, it now appears that frontman Michael Monroe and guitarist Andy McCoy have officially decided to continue their career as HANOI ROCKS. A new single, entitled "People Like Me", is due out in April, and a full-length album will follow sometime ...

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HANOI ROCKS, MELDRUM Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

Finland's HANOI ROCKS (vocalist Michael Monroe + guitarist Andy McCoy) and Sweden's MELDRUM, featuring former PHANTOM BLUE guitarist Michelle Meldrum, are the latest acts to have been confirmed for the Sweden Rock Festival, which is scheduled to take place on Friday, June 7th and Saturday, June 8th in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The full list of ...

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DREAM THEATER's JOHN PETRUCCI Talks Gear

DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci has posted the following message on his official web site: “Hi everybody. John here checking in from the road. It's been great to see all of my friends out in the audience each night! The tour has been going very well and most of the shows have been sold out. ...

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MANOWAR Officially Reveal Confirmed US/European Dates

MANOWAR have officially revealed the confirmed dates for their upcoming US and European tours. They are as follows: Mar. 30 - Jaxx Niteclub - Springfield, VA Mar. 31 - Thunderdome - Baltimore, MD Apr. 02 - Fester And Friends @ CLUB 125 - Haverhill, MA Apr. 03 - Valentine's - Albany, NY Apr. 05 - ...

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HARDCORE SUPERSTAR To Issue Double A-Side Single In March

Swedish sleaze rockers HARDCORE SUPERSTAR will release a new "double A-side" single on March 18th. The full track listing for it is as follows: 01. Mothers Love 02. Significant Other 03. Heaven Sent (INXS cover) 04. Don't You Ever Leave Me (HANOI ROCKS cover) The band have shot videos for both A-side songs last week ...

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TESLA Begin Work On New CD, Line Up Acoustic Dates

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: TESLA WORKING ON SONGS FOR NEW STUDIO ALBUM SERIES OF ACOUSTIC CONCERTS SCHEDULED The hard-rocking, hard-working band TESLA has begun work on their next studio effort, writing songs for the past two months at guitarist Frank Hannon's studio in Northern California. This album will be the first studio release from the original ...

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CHARON Announce Extensive Finnish Tour

Finland's CHARON, whose excellent Downhearted CD still graces the Finnish Album Chart at position #3, have lined up the folliowing live performances in their home country: Feb. 15 - Turku, FIN @ Säätämö Feb. 16 - Evijärvi, FIN @ Nuorisoseurantalo Feb. 20 - Helsinki, FIN @ Tavastia-Klubi Feb. 21 - Kouvola, FIN @ Rytmikatti Feb. ...

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German Masseuse To Metal/Hard Rock Stars Writes Tell-All Book

Members of PANTERA, IRON MAIDEN, JUDAS PRIEST, MACHINE HEAD, BIOHAZARD and TYPE O NEGATIVE have all served as one-time clients of sexy German masseuse to the stars Dot Stein, aka Dr. Dot, who is writing a tell-all book called Butt Naked And Backstage about her sessions with such celebrities as Bruce Willis, Mick Jagger, Sting, ...

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BORKNAGAR Euro Festival Appearances Announced

Norway's BORKNAGAR have been confirmed to appear at the Summer Rocks 2002 Festival, which is scheduled to take place on June 7-8 in Budapest, Hungary. BORKNAGAR will also play at the Party San Open Air 2002 in Bad Berka, Germany, which takes place on August 9-10. More festival appearances will be announced shortly. ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Axeman Rocks Out On Three Fronts

TENET, the new project featuring STRAPPING YOUNG LAD guitarist Jed Simon, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD/ex-DEATH drummer Gene Hoglan, GRIP INC. bassist Stuart Carruthers, and former SACRIFICE/current INTERZONE frontman Rob Urbinati, have finished demoing the material for the group's upcoming debut CD and are hoping to enter the studio in the next couple of months to begin ...

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Former HANOI ROCKS Frontman Debuts New Band In Helsinki

Former HANOI ROCKS frontman MICHAEL MONROE debuted his new band at Tavastia in Helsinki, Finland on Saturday, January 12th and reportedly went down a storm with the capacity crowd. The MICHAEL MONROE group at Tavastia consisted of the following musicians: Michael Monroe lead vocals Kari "Lacu" Lahtinen drums Timpa Laine bass Costello guitar Pink Gibson ...

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Jason Newsted: The Guitar World Interview!

The February 2002 issue of Guitar World magazine features an interview with former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted, in which the four-stringer speaks at great length about the events that led to his decision earlier this year to leave the aforementioned act. Here are some of the article's highlights (all quotes by Newsted): "[METALLICA frontman] James ...

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FEAR FACTORY's Christian Olde Wolbers Rocks Out With The HILL!

FEAR FACTORY bassist Christian Olde Wolbers makes an appearance in CYPRESS HILL's latest video, for the track Trouble, which is one of the two songs (Trouble and Catastrophe) off the group's latest album, Stoned Raiders, for which Olde Wolbers laid down the bass tracks. It is also strongly rumored that Christian will be joining CYPRESS ...

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Archive News Nov 30, 2001

Here are some of the latest sales figures for various metal/hard rock releases in the US, as reported by Soundscan for the week ending November 25th, 2001 (number in parenthesis indicates the number of weeks the title has been on the sales chart):

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KID ROCK – Cocky: 223,062 (1) ...

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