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BEYOND FEAR To Support QUEENSRCHE In Mexico

BEYOND FEAR, the Ohio-based band fronted by former JUDAS PRIEST/ICED EARTH and current YNGWIE MALMSTEEN singer Tim "Ripper" Owens, will support QUEENSRCHE on the following Mexican tour dates: April 25 - Monumental Monterrey - Monterrey, Mexico April 26 - Gimnasio Rodrigo M. Quevedo - Chihuahua, Mexico Owens recently worked with QUEENSRCHE guitarist Michael Wilton on ...

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PAMELA MOORE: New Song Available For Download

Singer Pamela Moore — best known for her performance as Sister Mary on QUEENSRŸCHE's 1988 epic concept album "Operation: Mindcrime" and last year's epic sequel "Operation: Mindcrime II" — has posted a fifth song titled "Shotdown" on her MySpace page. The song is taken from her recent CD, titled "Stories from a Blue Room", which ...

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SOULBENDER Featuring QUEENSRŸCHE Guitarist, NEVERMORE Drummer: Seattle Show Cancelled

SOULBENDER — the band formed by QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Michael Wilton, ex-MY SISTER'S MACHINE singer Nick Pollock, ex-TIN PAN/FALLEN ANGEL guitarist Dave Groves, ex-ASSAULT/FALLEN ANGEL drummer Wes Hallam, and bassist Chuck Miller (PEACE AND SILENCE, DR. UNKNOWN) — has been forced to cancel its previously announced show in Seattle tonight (Saturday, January 6) at Studio 7. ...

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NEVERMORE Drummer To Perform With SOULBENDER

NEVERMORE drummer Van Williams will sit behind the kit for SOULBENDER — the band formed by QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Michael Wilton, ex-MY SISTER'S MACHINE singer Nick Pollock, ex-TIN PAN/FALLEN ANGEL guitarist Dave Groves, ex-ASSAULT/FALLEN ANGEL drummer Wes Hallam, and bassist Chuck Miller (PEACE AND SILENCE, DR. UNKNOWN) — on the following dates: Jan. 06 - Studio ...

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KAPUDA: New Music Posted Online

KAPUDA, the Portland, OR-based project featuring BODYBAG drummer Jimmy Littlefield on vocals, has posted two new tracks on its MySpace page from its upcoming CD, "Global Warning". Check out the songs "Not Our War" and "I End" at this location. KAPUDA did a Northwest stint with ASESINO in August and will be doing ...

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PAMELA MOORE: Solo Album Featuring QUEENSRŸCHE, NEVERMORE Members Now Available

Pamela Moore, the voice of "Sister Mary" from QUEENSRŸCHE's legendary concept album "Operation: Mindcrime" and its sequel, "Operation: Mindcrime II", has finally released her long-awaited new solo album, "Stories from a Blue Room". The CD, which was produced by Neil Kernon (QUEENSRŸCHE, NEVERMORE, CANNIBAL CORPSE, DEICIDE), features guest appearances by Michael Wilton (QUEENSRŸCHE, SOULBENDER), Jeff ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE: New Live Album Due In The Fall

QUEENSRŸCHE's official web site has been updated with the following message: "Word from the Campaign is that there are a lot of projects going on while the band's touring in support of 'Operation: Mindcrime II'. For example... while the band has been on the road they have been busy writing new material for the next ...

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NEVERMORE Guitarist JEFF LOOMIS: Photos From PAMELA MOORE Sessions Posted Online

NEVERMORE guitarist Jeff Loomis's official web site has been updated with several photos taken during the recording sessions for his guest appearance on the new solo album from Pamela Moore, the voice of "Sister Mary" from QUEENSRŸCHE's legendary concept album "Operation: Mindcrime". Neil Kernon (QUEENSRŸCHE, NEVERMORE, CANNIBAL CORPSE, DEICIDE) recently finished mixing the effort, which ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE, HALFORD, SOULFLY Members To Perform At NAMM

Guitar effect company DigiTech has announce booth performances by a number of acclaimed hard rock/metal musicians at the 2006 Winter NAMM show (National Association of Music Merchants) at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. Michael Wilton of QUEENSRŸCHE/SOULBENDER, Paul Crook (formerly of ANTHRAX and SEBASTIAN BACH), Metal Mike Chlasciak of HALFORD/PAINMUSEUM, Marc Rizzo of ...

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THE DIMEBAG ALLSTARS To Perform Tribute Show In Vancouver

According to Straight.com, THE DIMEBAG ALLSTARS — featuring members of SOULBENDER, SHOCORE, BURLAP, RAW, SOUTHERN DEATH THREAT, and OMEGACROM — will perform a full PANTERA set in tribute to slain heavy-metal guitar hero "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott on December 9 at the Brickyard in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Also appearing on the bill are STAND DOWN ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Guitarist Says SOULBENDER Project Is A 'Permanent Thing'

Chris Czynszak of NashvilleRock.net recently conducted an interview with QUEENSRŸCHE/SOULBENDER guitarist Michael Wilton. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow: NashvilleRock.net: Since Chris DeGarmo's departure, and the transplanting of Kelly Gray and, most recently, Mike Stone as second guitarists, you seem to have taken over a "lead guitarist" role rather than the ...

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SOULBENDER: New T-Shirts Available

SOULBENDER, the new band formed by QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Michael Wilton, ex-MY SISTER'S MACHINE singer Nick Pollock, guitarist Dave Groves, and drummer Wes Hallam, are making brand-new t-shirts available for order via Wilton's official web site. "All shirts will be $18.99 plus shipping & handling," according to Michael's webmaster. "I believe the shipping will ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Members Get Busy With Side-Projects

SOULBENDER, the new band formed by QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Michael Wilton, ex-MY SISTER'S MACHINE singer Nick Pollock, guitarist Dave Groves, and drummer Wes Hallam, are finishing up the mixing process for their new album, according to a posting on Wilton's official web site. A spring/summer release is expected. In related news, QUEENSRŸCHE drummer Scott Rockenfield's side-project ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Members Team Up For Seattle Gig

SOULBENDER, the new band formed by QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Michael Wilton and ex-MY SISTER'S MACHINE singer Nick Pollock, have announced a show with SLAVE TO THE SYSTEM, featuring Scott Rockenfield (drums, QUEENSRŸCHE) and Kelly Gray (guitars, ex-QUEENSRŸCHE), on Dec. 14 at Rocksport Bar & Grill in Seattle, Washington. ...

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SOULBENDER Photos Posted Online

SOULBENDER, the new band formed by QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Michael Wilton, ex-MY SISTER'S MACHINE singer Nick Pollock, guitarist Dave Groves, and drummer Wes Hallam, have posted several promotional and live photos via their Wilton's official web site at this location. As previously reported, SOULBENDER are currently shopping a recently-completed seven-song CD/demo to various labels ...

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SOULBENDER: Demo Track Listing Unveiled

SOULBENDER, the new band formed by QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Michael Wilton, ex-MY SISTER'S MACHINE singer Nick Pollock, guitarist Dave Groves, and drummer Wes Hallam, are currently shopping a recently-completed seven-song CD/demo to various labels in hopes of securing a record contract and issuing the group's debut album in late 2002 or early 2003. The full track ...

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SOULBENDER MP3 Posted Online

SOULBENDER, the new band formed by QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Michael Wilton, ex-MY SISTER'S MACHINE singer Nick Pollock, guitarist Dave Groves, and drummer Wes Hallam, have posted a clip of the track "Clockwork-N-Compass", taken from the group's recently-completed seven-song CD, at this location. As previously reported, SOULBENDER will make their live debut as the opening ...

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SOULBENDER: EP Will Not Be Available To Public

SOULBENDER, the new band formed by QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Michael Wilton, ex-MY SISTER'S MACHINE singer Nick Pollock, guitarist Dave Groves, and drummer Wes Hallam, will not make their forthcoming seven-song EP to the public, according to a message on Wilton's official web site. "Unfortunately, the 7-song EP will only be available to industry people. As soon ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Guitarist Tracking EP With SOULBENDER

SOULBENDER, the new band formed by QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Michael Wilton, ex-MY SISTER'S MACHINE singer Nick Pollock, guitarist Dave Groves, and drummer Wes Hallam, have finished tracking drums for an upcoming seven-song EP. "Wes is an amazing drummer," stated Wilton. "Finished in 2 days!!! Recorded live to 24 track studer (Analog!!!) ie. no punch-ins!. Bass and ...

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