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WARRANT Announce Headlining Dates

'80s hard rockers WARRANT will be spreading "holiday cheer" as they perform their last shows for 2003. Confirmed dates are as follows: Dec. 18 - The Rock Night Club - Maplewood, MN Dec. 20 - The Brat Stop - Kenosha, WI (w/ GREAT WHITE) Dec. 21 - Hayloft Liquor Stand - Mt. Clemens, MI More ...

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ICED EARTH's JON SCHAFFER: 'We Are Kicking Serious Ass'

ICED EARTH mainman Jon Schaffer has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Season's Greetings! "First of all, please accept my apology for the delay in this posting. These last 3 months have been extremely busy and I've been pretty overwhelmed with the workload. However, everything came to a screeching halt a ...

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JEFF PILSON Jams At STATION FAMILY FUND Benefit

Former DOKKEN bassist Jeff Pilson has posted the following message on his web site: "I jammed at the Benefit for the Station Family Fund on Friday the 7th — what a blast! I played with Vinny Appice (still one of my dearest friends, along with wife Justine), Alan Krigger (also long-time friend and drummer for ...

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FIREHOUSE Guitarist Comments On Bassist's Passing

FIREHOUSE guitarist Bill Leverty has issued a statement regarding the tragic passing of former FIREHOUSE bassist Bruce Waibel, who was found dead at his Florida home on Tuesday (September 2). No word on the cause of death will be released until an autopsy is completed. Waibel, who was 39, was born in Dover, New Jersey, ...

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WARRANT Bassist Injured, Band Cancel Tour Dates

WARRANT were forced to cancel five dates on their current tour as a result of an injury suffered by bassist Jerry Dixon. According to an official press release, Dixon "was injured after their show in Wooster, OH. He was flown back to his home in Los Angeles for treatment by a physician. He suffers from ...

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MARILYN MANSON Barely Makes Stir In St. Paul Court

Todd Nelson of the Pioneer Press reports that "it wasn't quite a UFO landing at Lake Wobegon, but the appearance Tuesday (September 2) of shock rocker Marilyn Manson in a federal courtroom in St. Paul did have its surreal moments. And not the way you might imagine. "For all the gender-bending antics of his outrageous ...

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Review: The Rock Doesn't Stop — But Is Anyone Paying Attention?

Michael Christopher of Pop Matters reports that when the Rock Never Stops tour "limped into Trenton [last month], the Sovereign Bank Arena wasn't even a third full. Chalk it up to the fact that whatever the quality of the music played, the headliner [WHITESNAKE] and the supporting acts [WARRANT, WINGER and SLAUGHTER], while somewhat similar, ...

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The Ledger: Hard Rock Comes Back Around

Bill Dean of The Ledger is reporting that the Rock Never Stops tour, featuring WHITESNAKE, WARRANT, KIP WINGER and SLAUGHTER, "might just as well have been dubbed 'Hard Rock Comes Back Around', because as WARRANT bassist Jerry Dixon says, the groups are playing — and receiving crowd reactions — as if it's the heyday of ...

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E! Online: No Arrest Warrant For MÖTLEY CRÜE Singer

Despite initial reports claiming local authorities in Lyon County, Nevada had put out an arrest warrant for MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil for allegedly assaulting a prostitute on July 10, prosecutors decided not to issue said warrant because the rocker posted a $1,000 bond, E! Online reports. Lyon County District Attorney Leon Aberasturi tells E! ...

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Are 'Hair Metal' Bands Making A Comeback?

Daniel Shearer of The Princeton Packet reports that for those who will cheer, even those who will sneer, the undeniable fact remains: Hair bands are making a comeback. Propelled to mega-stardom by nearly 10 years of continuous airplay during the '80s and early '90s, the genre bore the brunt of countless jokes as grunge bands ...

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WHITESNAKE To Tour Japan In September

WHITESNAKE will embark on a headlining tour of Japan during September. Confirmed dates are as follows: Sep. 18 - Nagano, JAP @ TBA Sep. 19 - Aichi, JAP @ TBA Sep. 21 - Tokyo, JAP @ Tokyo International Forum Sep. 23 - Sapporo, JAP @ Zepp Sep. 24 - Sendai, JAP @ Zepp Sendai Sep. ...

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BYFIST Singer Arrested, Thrown In Jail

BYFIST vocalist Rob Steele was pulled over Thursday night by the San Antonio Police Department for a routine check when it was discovered that there was an outstanding warrant for his arrest for unpaid traffic tickets. He was hauled off to jail and after meeting with the judge was given six nights in jail to ...

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ROCK NEVER STOPS 2003: Complete Itinerary Released

The complete itinerary has been released for the forthcoming Rock Never Stops 2003 tour, featuring WHITESNAKE, WARRANT, KIP WINGER and SLAUGHTER. It is as follows: Jul. 11 - Manchester, NH @ Verizon Wireless Arena Jul. 12 - Hartford, CT @ CTNow.com Meadows Music Jul. 13 - Trenton, NJ @ Sovereign Bank Arena Jul. 15 - ...

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ROCK NEVER STOPS 2003: First Dates Released

The first dates have been leaked for the forthcoming Rock Never Stops 2003 tour, featuring WHITESNAKE, WARRANT, WINGER and SLAUGHTER. They are as follows: Jul. 11 - Verizon Wireless Arena – Manchester, NH Jul. 15 - Post Gazette Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA Jul. 18 - Marcus Amphitheater – Milwaukee, WI Aug. 01 - Sunken Gardens ...

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SUKI JONES: Live Photos Posted Online

MB Imaging has posted photos of SUKI JONES performing live in Albany and Long Island earlier in the month. Check them out: Albany, Long Island. SUKI JONES is the new band featuring former GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler, RATT/ex-LOVE/HATE singer Jizzy Pearl, ex-SLASH'S SNAKEPIT guitarist Keri Kelli, ex-VINCE NEIL/RATT bassist ...

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WARRANT Guitarist To Join SUKI JONES For East Coast Dates

SUKI JONES, the new band featuring former GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler, RATT/ex-LOVE/HATE singer Jizzy Pearl, ex-SLASH'S SNAKEPIT guitarist Keri Kelli, and ex-VINCE NEIL/RATT bassist Robbie Crane, have now recruited WARRANT guitarist Erik Turner as a temporary replacement for Brent Muscat (FASTER PUSSYCAT). Turner will be joining the group on their upcoming East Coast ...

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WHITESNAKE Frontman Defends Decision To Join ROCK NEVER STOPS Tour

WHITESNAKE frontman David Coverdale has addressed fan concerns over the group's decision to embark on this summer's Rock Never Stops 2003 package tour alongside WARRANT, SLAUGHTER and KIP WINGER. The trek, which will reportedly feature WHITESNAKE in the headlining slot, is tentatively set to kick off on July 18. In a posting to WHITESNAKE's official ...

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GREAT WHITE Plan Charitable U.S. Tour

GREAT WHITE guitarist Mark Kendall and lead singer Jack Russell have announced plans for a nationwide tour to raise money for victims' families, according to the Associated Press. Attorney Ed McPherson, who represents the group, said Tuesday that GREAT WHITE would perform with other rock bands and donate their percentage of the profits to existing ...

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Rhode Island Site Search Fails To Turn Up Pyrotechnic Devices

West Warwick police searched the site of The Station nightclub fire earlier this month, in hopes of finding pyrotechnic devices, according to The Providence Journal. Instead, they found items such as clothing, watchbands, cellular phones and fire extinguishers. The items were listed on documents filed today in Kent County District Court. According to the search ...

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WARRANT Singer Signs European Solo Deal

WARRANT frontman Jani Lane has signed a European solo deal with Z Records. His first release for the label will be the album "Back Down To One", featuring exclusive European bonus tracks not found on the American version of the CD. A June 28 release is expected. ...

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Suspect In MIA ZAPATA Case Won't Fight Extradition

The man charged with strangling grunge singer Mia Zapata 10 years ago will not fight extradition to Seattle, his attorney said yesterday. Seattle police will have 30 days to pick up Jesus C. Mezquia in Florida in the 1993 killing, according to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Zapata, the 27-year-old lead singer of THE GITS, was found ...

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LIZZY BORDEN Bassist Teams Up With SILVER MOUNTAIN Guitarist In LEGACY

LEGACY, the Hollywood, California-based quartet featuring bassist Marten Andersson (LIZZY BORDEN), guitarist Jonas Hansson (SILVER MOUNTAIN), vocalist Chris Roseberry and drummer Stephan Emig, have just issued their self-titled debut via Chavis Records. Previously available in Japan, the 11-song CD was recorded at Master Groove Studios with the help of studio owner Dave Morse (AEROSMITH, GUNS ...

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METAL RULES! Magazine Returns With Issue #15!

Metal Rules! magazine has released their 15th issue. This issue features interviews with Chris Jericho (WWE, FOZZY), "Half Baked" and "Saturday Night Live"'s Jim Breuer, RATT, SAXON, JETHRO TULL, GOD FORBID, FALL SILENT, W.A.S.P., Paul Di'Anno (IRON MAIDEN), THY DISEASE, FIREHOUSE, DOKKEN, ROTTEN SOUND, WARRANT, 100 music reviews and, believe it or not, a back ...

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Former BLACK 'N BLUE Frontman Records New Album

Former BLACK 'N BLUE vocalist Jaime St. James is currently in the studio recording freshly-penned songs with the assistance of WARRANT's Billy Morris. According to an official press release, the new material is a combination of the classic BLACK 'N BLUE sound, mixed with the sounds of ST. JAMES, Jaime's former band that released the ...

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