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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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BILLY MORRISON: 'I Am Not In JANE'S ADDICTION'

Former THE CULT bassist Billy Morrison has denied rumors that he has joined JANE'S ADDICTION as the group's new touring bassist and has vowed to focus all his time and energy on launching a brand new project with PITCHSHIFTER frontman J.S. Clayden, tentatively dubbed DOHENY. The rumors of Morrison joining JANE'S began circulating after a ...

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THE CULT: More West Coast Dates Announced

THE CULT have added a couple of more dates to their upcoming west coast mini-tour, which kicks off in mid-October. So far, the following shows have been confirmed: Oct. 15 - San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore Oct. 16 - Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint at The Hard Rock Oct. 18 - Ventura, CA ...

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THE CULT Line Up West Coast Dates

THE CULT are apparently bouncing back to action with the announcement of upcoming live shows on the west coast in October. So far, the following dates have been confirmed: Oct. 16 – Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Hotel - The Joint Oct. 18 - Ventura, CA @ Ventura Theatre A Los Angeles date at ...

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Former RAINBOW Keyboardist Takes SPRINGSTEEN Gig

Former RAINBOW keyboardist David Rosenthal is reportedly programming synthesizers for BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN's current tour with the E STREET BAND. As previously reported, Rosenthal recently spent time working on a new musical called Movin' Out. Conceived, choreographed and directed by Twyla Tharp and based on the songs of Billy Joel, the musical will open on Broadway ...

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PAUL SAMSON: 1953-2002

Guitarist Paul Samson, leader and founder of the seminal NWOBHM act SAMSON, passed away at his Norfolk, England home during the afternoon of Friday, August 9th following a lengthy battle with cancer. Paul was 49 years old. Anyone wishing to express his/her sympathies can do so by signing Samson's official guestbook/book of condolences at

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Bassist BILLY MORRISON Quits THE CULT

Bassist Billy Morrison has officially left THE CULT. "It's official," Morrison stated via his web site. "I will not be playing in THE CULT anymore. I had a great time last year, and feel privileged to have had the opportunity to be a part of that band's long history. I move on now, and plan ...

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SAMSON Guitarist Suffering From Cancer, Has Weeks To Live

Guitarist Paul Samson, leader and founder of the seminal NWOBHM act SAMSON, is suffering from cancer and is said to have "only weeks to live," according to vocalist Nicky Moore, who sang on several of the group's albums during the '80s. Most recently, Paul and Moore had reportedly completed work on a new SAMSON album, ...

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Former DEEP PURPLE, MR. BIG Members Partake In Japanese Jam

Bassist Billy Sheehan (i.e. MR. BIG, DAVE LEE ROTH) and drummer Shane Gaalaas (GLENN HUGHES, ULI JON ROTH) joined the VOICES OF ROCK (featuring ex-DEEP PURPLE/BLACK SABBATH singer Glenn Hughes, among others) on stage at the Blitz in Tokyo, Japan on Tuesday, July 30th for the encore of DEEP PURPLE's "Smoke on the Water", with ...

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CATHEDRAL Complete Work On New Album

CATHEDRAL have completed work on their latest album, entitled ether Songs Of Praise (according to the band's official web site) or Seventh Coming (as reported by Terrorizer magazine), for an October release through Dream Catcher Records. "We've finished mixing and I think it's turned out really good," frontman Lee Dorrian told Terrorizer. "The songs are ...

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Former OZZY OSBOURNE Drummer Comments On New BILLY IDOL Keyboardist, Unreleased BALL Album

Former OZZY OSBOURNE and current BILLY IDOL drummer Brian Tichy recently commented on the addition of YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/ex-DREAM THEATER keyboardist Derek Sherinian to IDOL's summer touring line-up. Said Tichy: "There's a new keyboardist in the mix... It's none other than...the keyboardist's keyboardist... the hardest working keyboardist in the music business... the keyboardist with the full ...

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TESTAMENT Frontman To Host MILWAUKEE METALFEST XVI

TESTAMENT frontman Chuck Billy will be "special guest host" at Milwaukee Metalfest XVI, set for July 26 - July 27 at U.S. Cellular Arena in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Among the artists scheduled to appear at the event are EXODUS, DRAGONLORD, NOVEMBERS DOOM, INCANTATION, NILE, SEVEN WITCHES, ARCH ENEMY, DEW SCENTED, JAG PANZER, DEBRIS INC., and KATAKLYSM. ...

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JACKYL Complete New Album, Seek Label Home

JACKYL have completed work on their brand new studio album and are currently seeking a new label home following their split with Geffen Records. The complete track listing for the as-yet-untitled effort is as follows: 01. If You Want It Heavy (I Weigh A Ton) 02. I'm On Fire 03. Kill The Sunshine (co-written by ...

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ETHER SEEDS Ink Deal With ROADRUNNER

ETHER SEEDS, featuring vocalist Dustin Lowery (the younger brother of SEVENDUST guitarist Clint Lowery and STEREOMUD bassist Corey Lowery), former LIQUID GANG bassist Eric Nagy, guitarist Stephen Seals, and ex-CHLOROPHYLL drummer Billy Deputato, have inked a deal with Roadrunner Records. Described as "'classic feeling' hard rock with beautifully melodic vocals," ETHER SEEDS are scheduled to ...

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M.O.D. To Issue "Murder League All-Stars" In Winter

Former S.O.D. and current M.O.D. frontman Billy Milano and original M.O.D. guitarist Tim McMurtrie will shortly enter the studio to record the new M.O.D. album, entitled Murder League All-Stars, for a winter release through Nuclear Blast Records. The group's first European tour in eight years and the "eagerly-anticipated" Killith Fair US tour will follow the ...

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SUPERMASSIV Announce Hometown Gig

SUPERMASSIV, the new band formed by ex-TYPE O NEGATIVE/LIFE OF AGONY drummer Sal Abruscato, guitarist Rob Hudson, and former URANIUM 235 members Matt Brown (guitar) and Billy Kelly (vocals), have lined up a gig at L'Amour in Brooklyn, New York on Saturday, July 27th. Also appearing on the bill will be FENIXDOWN, THE ELECTRIK SHOES, ...

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Ex-OZZY OSBOURNE Drummer To Offer Lessons On The Road

Former OZZY OSBOURNE drummer Brian Tichy will be offering private drum and/or guitar lessons while on tour this July and August throughout the US and Canada as the percussionist for BILLY IDOL. "Unfortunately a drum set will not be available in the hotels," writes Tichy on his web site, "but there is still plenty that ...

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Former RAINBOW Keyboardist Working On Musical

Former RAINBOW keyboardist David Rosenthal is currently working on a new musical called Movin' Out. Conceived, choreographed and directed by Twyla Tharp and based on the songs of Billy Joel, the musical will open on Broadway at the Richard Rogers Theatre on October 24th. Told through 26 of Billy's songs, Movin' Out follows the lives ...

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