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DUFF MCKAGAN's LOADED To Reunite For Benefit Concert

VELVET REVOLVER/ex-GUNS N' ROSES bassist Duff McKagan's former band LOADED will reunite for a special benefit show for Jerry Allen's Cancer Fund on December 22, 2006 at Hell's Kitchen in Tacoma, Washington. Also returning to the stage with LOADED are Geoff Reading of NEW AMERICAN SHAME, TOP HEAVY CRUSH, Jeff Rouse of ALIEN CRIME SYNDICATE ...

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ROB HALFORD, ROBERT PLANT, BON SCOTT, OZZY Are Among 'Heavy Metal's All-Time Top 100 Vocalists'

Rob Halford (JUDAS PRIEST), Robert Plant (LED ZEPPELIN) and Ronnie James Dio (DIO, BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW) are among the singers who appear on Hit Parader magazine's (cover) list of "Heavy Metal's All-Time Top 100 Vocalists" (published in the November 2006 issue). Commented the editors of the magazine: "Assembling our list certainly presented a ...

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KATAGORY V Bassist Diagnosed With Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

KATAGORY V bassist Dustin Mitchell has reported that he has recently been diagnosed with severe Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in his right hand, and will be undergoing surgical treatment for the disorder. He has mentioned that it is something that he has suffered from for several years, but during the recent pre-production studio sessions for the ...

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TIGERTAILZ Launches 'School Band' Competition

Reunited U.K. rockers TIGERTAILZ have launched a competition to find a local "school band" to open their forthcoming show at Cardiff St David's Hall on Saturday, February 10, 2007. The competition is open to any students who attend a South Wales secondary school and play in a band. The 'TAILZ are keen to use this ...

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GWAR Action Figures Now Available

Four brand new GWAR action figures, developed by Shocker Toys, are currently available for pre-order via BigBadToyStore.com. Each toy is 7 inches tall and is available for $15.99 apiece or $44.99 for a set of three. GWAR is a satirical thrash metal/punk band formed in 1985-1986 by a group of artists and musicians ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE: Autographed Drum Sticks Now Available

QUEENSRŸCHE's official web site is currently selling drum sticks autographed by QUEENSRŸCHE's Scott Rockenfield. Each pair is available for $19.99 plus shipping/handling from Queensryche.com. As previously reported, QUEENSRŸCHE members Geoff Tate (vocals), Mike Stone (guitar) and Michael Wilton (guitar) will take part in a lunch and a meet-and-greet on Sunday, November 26 at ...

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GEOFF TATE, JACK FROST: Audio Interviews, Concert Photos Posted Online

TakingMetal.com has posted episode 110 of their "Talking Metal" podcast. This special episode reports on QUEENSRŸCHE's VH1 Save The Music benefit concert at the New York City Hard Rock Café this September. Features include an interview with guitarist Jack Frost (SEVEN WITCHES, THE BRONX CASKET COMPANY) and the rebroadcast of an interview hosts Mark Strigl ...

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PEPSI TATE Of TIGERTAILZ To Play At WILDSIDE FESTIVAL

It has now been confirmed by the organizers of the Wildside Festival and TIGERTAILZ themselves that bassist Pepsi Tate — who was recently diagnosed with a severe stomach condition — will definitely play with the band at the inaugural Wildside Festival, set to take place tomorrow (Saturday, Nov. 18) at the Marcus Garvey Ballroom in ...

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VICIOUS RUMORS Guitarist Performs JUDAS PRIEST Cover With BEYOND FEAR: Photos Available

VICIOUS RUMORS and BEYOND FEAR (featuring former JUDAS PRIEST and current ICED EARTH frontman Tim "Ripper" Owens) performed at The Lantaarn In Hellendoorn, Holland on Saturday, November 11. VICIOUS RUMORS guitarist Geoff Thorpe celebrated his birthday and joined BEYOND FEAR onstage to perform the JUDAS PRIEST song "The Green Manalishi". Check out pictures at

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VIXEN Among Finalists At INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS

Female hard rockers VIXEN have been selected as finalists in two categories at this year's Independent Music Awards. "Best Song: Hard Rock/Metal" for "I Try" and "Best Album: Hard Rock/Metal" for "Live & Learn". Created by Music Resource Group, publisher of the best-selling Musician's Atlas contact resource, the IMA program coordinates a variety of programs ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Rides Again For Tucson Food Bank

QUEENSRŸCHE members Geoff Tate (vocals), Mike Stone (guitar) and Michael Wilton (guitar) will take part in a lunch and a meet-and-greet on Sunday, November 26 at 2:00 p.m. at: Arizona Honda 4710 South Palo Verde Road Tucson Phone: 520-748-7202 KLPX will be on hand to give out soundcheck passes to the first people to arrive. ...

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Works Will Come Undone - ASUNDER

It is funeral doom with a touch of class and it's a long one. Sit back and prepare for two whole tracks and 73 minutes of sadness. And you know what? San Francisco's ASUNDER does the genre proud on "Works Will Come Undone". Far more than just belly crawling (ok, there is a lot of ...

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VICIOUS RUMORS: New Video Interview Available

The members of the veteran San Francisco Bay Area metal band VICIOUS RUMORS were interviewed by Doug Troxell on October 21, 2006 at McLaren Park in San Francisco prior to their departure for their European tour. Interviewed were: Geoff Thorpe, Larry Howe, James Rivera, Thaen Rasmussen, and Stephen Goodwin. Watch the interview at

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QUEENSRŸCHE Raises Over $80,000 For VH1 SAVE THE MUSIC FOUNDATION

QUEENSRŸCHE raised over $80,000 for the VH1 Save The Music Foundation, which supports music education programs across the country, by hosting motorcycle rides with fans, accepting individual donations, and offering ticket packages throughout the band's recent tour. QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate is a friend of Buell Motorcycles head Erik Buell, who made matching QUEENSRŸCHE bikes ...

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TIGERTAILZ Offers Update On Ailing Bassist

Reunited U.K. rockers TIGERTAILZ have issued the following update on the condition of their bassist Pepsi Tate, who was recently diagnosed with a severe stomach condition that has lead to internal muscle seizure: "After hospital tests and various treatment, Pepsi has returned home and is making progress on the road to a full recovery. Although ...

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VICIOUS RUMORS: U.S Show Details Announced

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area metal band VICIOUS RUMORS will play three shows in California in late October prior to its European tour with BEYOND FEAR and COURAGEOUS (which runs from Oct. 31 to Nov. 19). The dates are as follows: Oct. 21 - John Mclaren Park - San Francisco, CA (3:00 p.m. show) Oct. ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Guitarist, Drummer Schedule In-Store Appearances

QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Michael Wilton and drummer Scott Rockenfield will be making in-store appearances at the following Sam Ash locations: Oct. 05 - Canoga Park, CA - 818-709-5650 Oct. 06 - Las Vegas, NV - 702-734-0007 Nov. 03 - King of Prussia, PA - 610-265-6444 Nov. 14 - Cleveland, OH - 440-446-0850 Nov. 15 - Madison, ...

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VICIOUS RUMORS: California Dates Announced

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area metal band VICIOUS RUMORS will play three shows in California in late October prior to its European tour with BEYOND FEAR and COURAGEOUS (which runs from Oct. 31 to Nov. 19). The dates are as follows (venue details to follow): Oct. 20 - San Francisco, CA @ TBA Oct. 25 ...

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