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IRON MAIDEN: Recording Update

IRON MAIDEN producer Kevin Shirley, who is currently working with the band at a London studio on their as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2000's "Brave New World", has posted the following recording update via his official web site: "Today's MAIDEN diary update is care of Drew, my faithful and trusty engineer and side-kick! Brad looks like he's ...

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MISERY INDEX Prepare To Record Debut

Baltimore, Maryland-based MISERY INDEX — featuring Jason Netherton (bass/vocals, ex-DYING FETUS), Bruce Greig (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, TOGETHER WE FALL, NEXT STEP UP), Sparky Voyles (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, M.O.D.) and Matt Byers (drums) — will begin recording their full-length debut at an undisclosed Canadian studio in late March with producer Jean-Francois Dagenais (KATAKLYSM guitarist). The band ...

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IRON MAIDEN Producer Offers Another Recording Update

IRON MAIDEN producer Kevin Shirley, who is currently working with the band at a London studio on their as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2000's "Brave New World", has posted the following recording update via his official web site: "IRON MAIDEN/London. Got in to the studio yesterday [Jan. 9] at 11.30am. [Vocalist] Bruce [Dickinson] was the ...

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AUDIOSLAVE Film New Video, Hit The Road

AUDIOSLAVE are shooting the music video for their second single, "Like A Stone", this week in Los Angeles with director Meiert Avis. Avis directed the first eight U2 videos and has also worked with Bruce Springsteen. The group have also announced their first appearances outside the U.S., set to take place later in the month. ...

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HALFORD Producer To Fill In On Second Guitar

HALFORD producer/co-writer Roy Z (TRIBE OF GYPSIES, BRUCE DICKINSON, ROB ROCK) will fill in on second guitar for the band's upcoming 2003 world tour as the replacement for Patrick Lachman, who announced his split from the group last week. Roy is not expected to become a permanent member of HALFORD, who will resume the auditioning ...

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GRAND FUNK RAILROAD To Embark On U.S. Tour

GRAND FUNK RAILROAD, which currently includes in its ranks former KISS guitarist/singer Bruce Kulick, has announced the following dates during the coming months: Jan. 09 - Soaring Eagle Casino - Mt. Pleasant, Michigan Feb. 06 - Americstar Casino - St. Charles, Louisiana Mar. 01 - Gulfstream Park - Hallandale, Florida Mar. 07 - California Mid-Winter ...

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MISERY INDEX Prepare To Record Full-Length Debut

Baltimore, Maryland-based MISERY INDEX — featuring Jason Netherton (bass/vocals, ex-DYING FETUS), Bruce Greig (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, TOGETHER WE FALL, NEXT STEP UP), Sparky Voyles (guitar, ex-DYING FETUS, M.O.D.) and Matt Byers (drums) — have posted the following update via their official web site: "Presently we are locked away in our basement writing songs ...

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GUNS N' ROSES To Attempt World Record In Philadelphia

GUNS N' ROSES will attempt to enter the Guinness Book of World Records in Philadelphia, PA, when they become only the second act to play back-to-back shows at the First Union Center (December 6) and trek 758 feet, nine-and-a-half inches across the parking lot to the neighboring First Union Spectrum (December 8). Tickets for the ...

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TROUBLE Cancel Illinois Gig

The reunited TROUBLE — guitarist Rick Wartell, vocalist Eric Wagner, guitarist Bruce Franklin, drummer Jeff Olson and bassist Ron Holzner — have cancelled their previously announced headlining gig at Riley's Rockhouse in Aurora, Illinois on Saturday, Nov. 30. No reason was given for the cancellation. ...

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TROUBLE Announces Illinois Gig, Online Tribute Nearing Completion

The reunited TROUBLE — guitarist Rick Wartell, vocalist Eric Wagner, guitarist Bruce Franklin, drummer Jeff Olson and bassist Ron Holzner — will be performing at Riley's Rockhouse in Aurora, Illinois on Saturday, Nov. 30. In related news, work is progressing on the planned online tribute to TROUBLE, "End Of Daze", which is tentatively set for ...

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COSMOSQUAD Line Up Hollywood Appearance

Los Angeles-based instrumental trio COSMOSQUAD, featuring guitarist Jeff Kollman, drummer Shane Gaalaas, and bassist Barry Sparks, are celebrating the release of their new "Live at the Baked Potato" CD with a Tuesday, November 5 appearance at that very venue, located at 3878 Cahuenga Blvd W., North Hollywood, CA. In related news, Kollman and Gaalaas will ...

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Guitar Heroes Line Up To Pay Tribute To Ailing Axeman

Swedish guitarist Tommy Denander has written a special song called "Jason" for inclusion on the second tribute album for former David Lee Roth axeman Jason Becker, who is suffering from ALS (Lou Gehrigs). As an added bonus, Denander has invited a very impressive list of friends to jam on the track, which will be featured ...

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Former KISS Guitarist To Tour Switzerland

Former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick has announced a short tour of Switzerland in late November. All shows will feature Bruce with a full band performing material from Kulick's "Audio Dog" solo release and celebrating his KISS years, similar to the format utilized by the guitarist for his Australian appearances earlier in the year. Confirmed dates ...

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NINEDENINE Confirmed For 'BBC Radio One Live'

Alternative British rock/metal act NINEDENINE have been confirmed as part of this years BBC Radio One Live event, which takes place in Nottingham at the end of October. The band have been asked to appear at one of the fringe events and will perform at The Old Angel on Sunday, October 27th, on a bill ...

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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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MISERY INDEX Announce New Guitarist, Drummer

MISERY INDEX have announced the permanent addition of second guitarist Bruce Greig (DYING FETUS, TOGETHER WE FALL, NEXT STEP UP) and drummer Matt Byers to the group's lineup following the departures of Mike Harrison and Kevin Talley, respectively. Harrison reportedly left the group on amicable terms last spring due to his dislike for the touring ...

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MOTOGRATER Dropped By NO NAME RECORDS?

Santa Barbara, California-based quintet MOTOGRATER are rumored to have parted ways with No Name/Elektra Records before a single note has been released through the label. An official confirmation on the matter has yet to be made. MOTOGRATER recently entered a Vancouver, British Columbia studio with producer GGGarth Richardson (MUDVAYNE, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, SPINESHANK) to ...

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IRON MAIDEN To Issue Box Set

IRON MAIDEN will issue Eddie's Archive — a three double-CD set containing the band's earliest live recordings from 1979 through to their headlining performance at Donington in 1988 — on November 5th through Columbia Records. In addition to this, the compilation The Best Of The B'sides will be made available for the first time as ...

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IRON MAIDEN Trio Join DEEP PURPLE During London Gig

Three members of IRON MAIDEN — drummer Nicko McBrain, guitarist Janick Gers, and vocalist Bruce Dickinson — joined DEEP PURPLE on stage during the latter's concert at London's Hammersmith Apollo on Saturday, September 7th for a rendition of the DP classic "Smoke On The Water" (with McBrain handling congas and DP drummer Ian Paice's cymbals, ...

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IRON MAIDEN Singer Enjoys Second Career As Pilot

IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson is hitting new heights in his second career as a commercial airline pilot, according to the Associated Press. "It's a great job," Dickinson told The Daily Telegraph. "Nothing else compares." Charter airline Astraeus confirmed that Dickinson, 44, serves as first officer on Boeing 737s flying between Britain and holiday destinations ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE, IRON MAIDEN, TESTAMENT Vocalists Among Frontmen Spotlighted In Singer Book

QUEENSRŸCHE's Geoff Tate, IRON MAIDEN's Bruce Dickinson, TESTAMENT's Chuck Billy and JUDAS PRIEST's Tim "Ripper" Owens are some of the vocalists featured in the new book entitled Pro Secrets Of Heavy Rock Singing, which is being described in an official press release as "the first instructional singing book to address exclusively rock singing in the ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Denies Tour Rumors

Malmsteen Management, who represent Swedish guitar legend YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, have issued the following statement via the guitarist's official web site: "There have been numerous rumors that Yngwie Malmsteen will be playing and taking part in various concert tours [including a possible tour called Ultimate Guitar Experience with Yngwie, Uli Jon Roth, and Al Di Meola ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE's GEOFF TATE: 'I Was Never A Metalhead'

QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate has admitted in a recent interview that he was never into metal music and he cited ULTRAVOX and THOMPSON TWINS as two of his primary influences during the band's formative years — a far cry from the traditional metal movement that QUEENSRŸCHE was instrumental in launching in the years that followed. ...

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