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HALFORD Confirmed For WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival!

HALFORD 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 artists that are presently scheduled to perform at Wacken Open Air now looks like this: ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY AMON AMARTH BLAZE BLIND GUARDIAN BRUCE ...

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IRON MAIDEN Frontman Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival!

In what appears to be a conscious attempt to play every European summer festival in existence, IRON MAIDEN frontman BRUCE DICKINSON has now been confirmed for this year's installment of 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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IRON MAIDEN Frontman Confirmed For WACKEN OPEN AIR

IRON MAIDEN frontman BRUCE DICKINSON has been officially confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, which is scheduled to take place on August 2-3 in Wacken, Germany. DICKINSON will reportedly perform on Friday, August 2nd. The full line-up of acts that are presently scheduled to perform at Wacken Open Air now looks like this: ...

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IRON MAIDEN Frontman Confirmed For BANG YOUR HEAD Festival!

IRON MAIDEN frontman BRUCE DICKINSON will reportedly appear as a “special guest” at the upcoming Bang Your Head festival, which is scheduled to take place in Balingen, Germany on June 28th and 29th. The full list of artists currently scheduled to appear at the event is as follows: BRUCE DICKINSON CANDLEMASS GAMMA RAY IRON SAVIOR ...

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Reunited TROUBLE To Play First Full Headlining Show In Late April

The reunited TROUBLE—guitarist Rick Wartell, vocalist Eric Wagner, guitarist Bruce Franklin, drummer Jeff Olson and bassist Ron Holzner—will perform their first full headlining show since reforming the group on April 27th at RockHouse USA (formerly Riley's Rock House) in Aurora, Illinois (TROUBLE's hometown), a Southwestern Chicago suburb. As previously reported, TROUBLE have thus far written ...

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IRON MAIDEN To Enter Studio In September To Record New CD

IRON MAIDEN will head back into the studio in September to begin working on their next record, which they hope to have done by the end of the year, vocalist Bruce Dickinson told MTV News. The band tentatively planning to tour the US next summer in support of the as-yet-untitled CD. "I think it's taken ...

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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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IRON MAIDEN Frontman Back On The Airwaves

IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson will be hosting The Rock Show on Saturdays and The Freak Zone on Sundays via a new BBC-affiliated digital radio channel called 6 Music, which is scheduled to launch on March 11th. Bruce's first shows will take place the following weekend: Saturday, March 16th - The Rock Show – 9 ...

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IRON MAIDEN Frontman To Help Unveil Eddie Action Figure

IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson will reportedly join McFarlane Toys founder Todd McFarlane on Tuesday, February 12th at the American International Toy Fair in New York City (Toy District and at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center) to unveil McFarlane's new action figure of the band's mascot, Eddie. Plans call for a media event from ...

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TROUBLE Pound Chicago Into Submission!

The reunited TROUBLE—guitarist Rick Wartell, vocalist Eric Wagner, guitarist Bruce Franklin, drummer Jeff Olson and bassist Ron Holzner—performed an eight-song reunion set at Night Cap in Chicago (5007 W. Irving Park Road) on Saturday, January 26th, before PA problems abruptly ended the show ¼ of the way into the group's cover of BLACK SABBATH's “Children ...

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TROUBLE To Play Shortened Reunion Set, Continue Writing New Material

TROUBLE will only play seven songs—including two brand new compositions—at their much-anticipated reunion set at Night Cap in Chicago (5007 W. Irving Park Road) on Saturday, January 26th, according to guitarist Rick Wartell, who made an appearance on Rebel Radio on Wednesday night to talk about the show and the group's future plans. Wartell, vocalist ...

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GARY MOORE Tells Story Of HENDRIX

Legendary axeman Gary Moore will be narrating a two-part series entitled The Jimi Hendrix Story, to be aired via BBC Radio 2 in the UK. The first part will be aired on Saturday, January 12th at 8:00 PM GMT. The series features archive interviews with Jimi himself, and also more recent interviews with Eric Clapton, ...

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THE IRON MAIDENS Land In The Los Angeles Times!

THE IRON MAIDENS, L.A.'s all-girl tribute to IRON MAIDEN that features in its ranks PHANTOM BLUE drummer Linda McDonald and guitarist Josephine, were the subject of an article in today's edition of The Los Angeles Times. You can read the feature (which includes a talk with THE IRON MAIDENS vocalist Jenny "Bruce Chickinson" Warren) at ...

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Reunited TROUBLE To Play First Hometown Gig In Six Years!

The reunited classic TROUBLE line-up of vocalist Eric Wagner, guitarist Rick Wartell, guitarist Bruce Franklin, drummer Jeff Olson and bassist Ron Holzner will play their first Chicago gig in over six years on Saturday, January 26th at Night Cap (5007 W. Irving Park Road). Also appearing on the bill will be LUNGBRUSH (in their farewell ...

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Former KISS Axeman Takes STAND Down Under

Former KISS axeman Bruce Kulick has chosen reportedly chosen Melbourne's STAND to be his backing band for his upcoming Australian tour, according to Australia's Undercover. The STAND/Kulick relationship apparently goes back to 1998 when the Australian group opened for ESP, the band made up of ex-KISS and MOTLEY CRUE members. Commented STAND drummer ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Reunion With Rob Halford: Just A Matter Of Time

JUDAS PRIEST fans who are desperately hoping for a reunion with vocalist Rob Halford on the group's next studio offering will be reassured by the fact that the sales of both PRIEST's and Halford's post-split efforts have gone steadily downhill since the singer announced his departure from the band back in 1992. Even though JUDAS ...

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HALFORD To Issue Sophomore CD In April!

HALFORD's as-yet-untitled sophomore album, which is currently being tracked at a Los Angeles studio with producers Roy Z. (BRUCE DICKINSON/HELLOWEEN) and Richard Polodor (ALICE COOPER/3 DOG NIGHT/STEPPENWOLF), will be out in April through Metal-Is/Sanctuary Records, according to guitarist Metal Mike Chlasciak (as reported by www.eddietrunk.com). ...

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TUFF's Rachelle To Guest On SHAMELESS CD!

TUFF frontman Stevie Rachelle will be contributing vocal tracks to the new SHAMELESS CD, which is set to be recorded in January. Like the Munich, Germany-based group's previous two releases, the upcoming album will feature various musicians as guests. Among the people that had appeared on the group's earlier recordings are the likes of Bruce ...

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Former KISS Axeman Heads Down Under!

Former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick will perform two concerts in Australia (Melbourne and Sydney) in February. Bruce will be appearing with a full band and will play songs from his solo album as well as celebrating his 12 years with KISS. According to Kulick, "I'm excited about playing some of my solo songs for the ...

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JUDAS PRIEST and HALFORD Plot Their Attack!

JUDAS PRIEST performed an extended set at London's Brixton Academy last night for the filming of an upcoming DVD, which is tentatively scheduled to be issued in late 2002. Among the tracks that PRIEST were scheduled to play were the following: 01. Metal Gods 02. Heading Out To The Highway 03. Grinder 04. Touch Of ...

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Resurrection - HALFORD

Following a near decade-long hiatus from the traditional heavy metal world that spawned his musical career, former JUDAS PRIEST vocalist Rob Halford has returned to doing what he does best, much to the delight of the PRIEST fans that were less than thrilled with the singer's brief—and utterly commercially disastrous—foray into the industrial rock territory ...

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Archive News Nov 29, 2001

Despite having just joined the ranks of Canada's ANNIHILATOR, former NEVERMORE axeman Curran Murphy has no intention of leaving his longtime outfit AGGRESSION CORE, which is currently in the process of recording its sophomore CD, according to a statement sent by the guitarist to BLABBERMOUTH.NET. The upcoming CD, entitled Victim Or Enemy ...

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Archive News Nov 14, 2001

THE REJECTS, a long-running project featuring vocalist Dizzy Reject, SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison, and STATIC-X guitarist Tripp Eisen, entered the studio on Monday, November 12th to finish up work on their long-awaited debut album, which is scheduled to emerge in early 2002 through an as-yet-undisclosed label. Regular studio updates, posted by Dizzy, ...

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Archive News Oct 26, 2001

German thrashers DESTRUCTION have officially confirmed the departure of drummer Sven Vormann, a move that was first reported here back on October 22nd. A replacement skinsman has already been found, but his identity has yet to be revealed. More details will be forthcoming in the next few days.


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Archive News Oct 15, 2001 - update 1

Former TESTAMENT/DEATH/OBITUARY guitarist James Murphy is presently recovering at his parents' home in Lakeland, Florida after undergoing surgery on September 17th to remove a pituitary tumor the size of two golf balls from his head, with which he was diagnosed in early September. In a lengthy telephone conversation with BLABBERMOUTH.NET, Murphy revealed that approximately ...

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Archive News Oct 10, 2001

UK's KILL II THIS have officially replaced recently-departed vocalist Matt Pollock with ex-PROFANE (Manchester) frontman Phil Bretnall. According to an official statement from the band, “after loads of auditioning, we easily picked out Phil as a strong contender, so we put him through some more gruelling auditions — the results of which are evident.. ...

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Archive News Oct 09, 2001

Drummer Roy Mayorga has dismissed as “false” the reports of him rejoining SOULFLY in time for the recording of the group's third full-length CD, which is due in mid-2002 (as posted here last Friday). Directly contradicting statements made by SOULFLY manager Gloria Cavalera last week, Mayorga offered in an e-mail to BLABBERMOUTH.NET simply ...

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