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W.A.S.P.'s LAWLESS Says He's Not Trying To Be Shocking

ARTILLERY guitarist Michael Stützer interviewed Blackie Lawless of W.A.S.P. for Denmark's Antenna magazine (formerly Metal Reference) when the American shock rockers paid Copenhagen a visit in order to promote their new album, "The Neon God". What follows are several excerpts from the interview: Antenna: Drummer Frankie Banali keeps coming and going, and what's ...

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W.A.S.P. Live In Finland: Photos Available

Photos of W.A.S.P. performing live at the Pakkahuone venue in Tampere, Finland Monday night (May 24) have been posted online at this location. According to the photographer, Timo Isoaho of Sonera Plaza, "[Mainman] Blackie [Lawless] got some medication Monday afternoon before the show [to treat an allergic reaction that caused them to cancel ...

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W.A.S.P.: BLACKIE LAWLESS Taken Ill, Band Cancel Finnish Gig

W.A.S.P. have cancelled tonight's show (May 23) in Finland after mainman Blackie Lawless was taken ill. The group's previously announced gig at Helsinki's Tavastia was called off because Blackie came down with some type of "allergic reaction," according to a statement released by the Tavastia club. It is not presently clear if any additional dates ...

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VH1 Counts Down '100 Most Metal Moments' In Five-Night Special

MOTÖRHEAD, W.A.S.P.'s Blackie Lawless, POISON's Bret Michaels, former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach, ANTHRAX, L.A. GUNS, KISS, ex-MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil, Ronnie James Dio and FASTER PUSSYCAT are among the artists featured in "100 Most Metal Moments", a VH1 special focusing on the "entertaining (and sometimes shocking) moments" that defined heavy metal music's heyday. ...

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JOEY BELLADONNA To Support W.A.S.P.

Former ANTHRAX singer Joey Belladonna has announced three dates with W.A.S.P. in July/August. Belladonna will be supporting Blackie Lawless and co. at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ on July 31, at Northern Lights in Clifton Park, NY on Aug. 6 and at The Quest in Minneapolis, MN on Aug. 24. Upcoming Joey Belladonna tour ...

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W.A.S.P.: Drummer STET HOWLAND Rejoins The Fold

Drummer Stet Howland has officially rejoined W.A.S.P. Howland's first appearance back with the group will take place early next month when the band launch the European headlining tour to promote their brand-new CD, "The Neon God: Part One – The Rise" CD, out now on Sanctuary Records. When contacted by Blackie Lawless a few weeks ...

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W.A.S.P. Announce U.K. Dates

W.A.S.P. have announced six confirmed dates in the U.K. as part of their 2004 "Neon God" European tour. They are as follows: May 04 – Glasgow, UK @ Garage May 05 – Manchester, UK @ MDH May 06 – Bradford, UK @ Rio's May 07 – Wolverhampton, UK @ Wulfrun Hall May 08 – Nottingham, ...

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W.A.S.P. Planning Major 2-Part Conceptual Album for 2004

W.A.S.P. have resurfaced after a near-year of silence to announce the first details of their highly-anticipated dual album releases, slated for 2004 through Metal-Is/Sanctuary Records. Although early reports suggested that the new albums were to be released this October, the complexity of the as-yet-untitled project did not adhere to the original plan. Once again recorded ...

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BLACK SABBATH's 'Never Say Die!': The SABBATH Book That Leaves No Stone Unturned

Rockdetector (www.rockdetector.com), the world's biggest rock & metal database (having just clocked up over 21,000 artists...) has just published the 400-page BLACK SABBATH biography "Never Say Die!" Written by editor Garry Sharpe-Young, the man behind the acclaimed OZZY OSBOURNE band biography of last year, "Never Say Die!" documents by way of exclusive interviews ...

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Former W.A.S.P. Guitarist: 'BLACKIE LAWLESS Is A Monster'

Former W.A.S.P. and current ANIMAL guitarist Chris Holmes has once again slammed former bandmate/W.A.S.P. mainman Blackie Lawless, calling his time in the group "the worst time in my life" and referring to Lawless as "the single most egotistical son-of-a-bitch walking the earth." Speaking to Electric Basement about his years in W.A.S.P., Holmes said, "that was ...

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W.A.S.P.'s LAWLESS: THE WHO Guitarist Was 'Looking For Answers'

W.A.S.P. mainman Blackie Lawless came to the defense of THE WHO guitarist Pete Townshend during an interview conducted last Friday (Jan. 17) with EletricBasement.com, saying that the latter's decision to download pornographic images of children over the Internet could have been perfectly justified. "When somebody's had a problem in their childhood past, no matter what ...

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W.A.S.P.'s LAWLESS: 'In PETE We Trust'

W.A.S.P. mainman Blackie Lawless has issued a public letter of support for THE WHO guitarist Pete Townshend over accusations that the latter has downloaded pornographic images of children over the Internet. Lawless' letter reads as follows: "Gathering support for Townshend... "Judge not lest ye be judged.... I have watched the events in the last few ...

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W.A.S.P.'s BLACKIE LAWLESS: Why I Cancelled U.S. Tour

W.A.S.P. frontman Blackie Lawless recently gave the following explanation via the group's official web site for the cancellation of their US tour: "With the recent cancellation of our U.S. Tour I'm sure that there will be some out there that are going to be disappointed. I thought long and hard before this decision was made ...

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RUSH To Be Inducted Into Canada's HALL OF FAME

RUSH will be inducted into the Canadian Music Industry Hall Of Fame at a special ceremony on February 27th, as part of Canadian Music Week. They will be joined by this year's other inductee, talent manager Bernie Finkelstein. Finkelstein is a legendary manager who currently takes care of names like BRUCE COCKBURN and BLACKIE AND ...

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W.A.S.P. Tour Cancelled?

Despite Metal Blade Records' assertion last week that ENGINE's upcoming North American tour with W.A.S.P. was still most definitely on, there are strong indications that Blackie and co. have indeed pulled the plug on the trek. Many of the ticket holders who had purchased advance tickets via online outlets have been notified of ...

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W.A.S.P.'s BLACKIE LAWLESS To Participate In AOL Chat

In support of the band's latest release, Dying for the World, Blackie Lawless of W.A.S.P. will be participating in a live Q&A chat on America Online. The chat will take place on Wednesday, June 12th at 9:00 PM ET at America Online Keyword: Rock Chat. Non-AOL subscribers may participate by downloading the free trial access ...

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FEAR FACTORY's "Concrete" To Surface On July 30th

FEAR FACTORY may have recently passed on into heavy metal history following their latest album Digimortal, but the band's legacy lives on not only in their catalog, which includes the gold-certified Obsolete, but in the forthcoming release of their never-before heard album Concrete, produced by heavy music guru Ross Robinson. On July 30th, fans of ...

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W.A.S.P. To Release "Dying For The World" On June 11th

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: W.A.S.P. STRIKES BACK ON JUNE 11TH WITH "DYING FOR THE WORLD" ON SANCTUARY/METAL-IS RECORDS On June 11th, shock rock innovators W.A.S.P. will release their most inspired effort to date. On the heels of 2001's critically acclaimed Unholy Terror (heralded as an "…excuse to flay your carcass more ruthlessly than anyone else can…" ...

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W.A.S.P.'s BLACKIE LAWLESS To Partake In AOL Chat

USAToday.com will host an online live chat with W.A.S.P. mainman Blackie Lawless on April 18th at 8:00 PM USA Eastern time to discuss the band's involvement with the upcoming VH1 PMRC docu-drama Warning: Parental Advisory and the current state of music. Log onto http://talk.usatoday.com for details. ...

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Archive News Aug 14, 2001

Amid industry rumblings indicating that over half a million finished CDs of POWERMAN 5000's Anyone For Doomsday? CD had to be destroyed as the band were sent back into the studio to write more material with “outside writers” to be included on the revised version of the album when it appears in early 2002, ...

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