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STEELWING To Enter Studio In August

Swedish metallers STEELWING will enter the studio in August to begin recording their sophomore album for an early 2012 release via NoiseArt Records, a division of Rock The Nation. In other news, the band has issued the following update: "The winged assassins are gearing up for a brief but intense festival assault in this summer ...

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IAN GILLAN Talks About WHOCARES Project In New Video Interview

Artisan News recently spoke to DEEP PURPLE singer Ian Gillan about WHOCARES the renewed musical union between Gillan and legendary heavy metal guitarist Tony Iommi (BLACK SABBATH, HEAVEN & HELL). You can now watch the chat below. WHOCARES will release its debut CD single in North America on June 27 via Eagle Rock Entertainment. The ...

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STEELWING: Footage From European Tour With ACCEPT

Swedish metallers STEELWING have posted behind-the-scenes footage from the band's January/February 2011 tour of European as the support act for reformed heavy metal legends ACCEPT. STEELWING states: "Belgian rabbits, Spanish ducks and French timber were some of the things we encountered on our journey!" Bassist Skrk has left STEELWING in February "due to life priorities ...

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LADY GAGA: 'IRON MAIDEN Changed My Life'

A new Rolling Stone magazine audio interview with pop superstar Lady Gaga in which she describes the experience of attending IRON MAIDEN's April 17, 2011 concert in Tampa, Florida can be streamed below. "I went to see IRON MAIDEN the other night, and I actually watched the show from a box," Lady Gaga can be ...

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STEELWING Announces New Bassist

Swedish metallers STEELWING have issued the following update: "Sometimes what you seek is closer than you think. "As we have already hinted, the search for the new STEELWING bassist is over. We'd like to thank all the groovy bass players from all over Europe who applied for the job, it's been an honor to get ...

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IAN GILLAN: 'It Was Great To Work With TONY IOMMI Again'

WHOCARES — the renewed musical union between legendary DEEP PURPLE singer Ian Gillan and none other than BLACK SABBATH's Tony Iommi: the undisputed master of heavy guitar riffs — will release its debut CD single in North America on June 27 via Eagle Rock Entertainment. The single will be made available in Europe on May ...

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LADY GAGA Turns 'Roadie' For IRON MAIDEN

According to Mirror.co.uk, pop superstar Lady Gaga is such a huge fan of British heavy metal legends IRON MAIDEN that she helped the band backstage during their Florida tour stop. The singer appointed herself an unofficial roadie for a couple of dates of IRON MAIDEN's "The Final Frontier" world tour, helping out on ...

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LADY GAGA Attends IRON MAIDEN Concert In Tampa

A photo of pop superstar Lady Gaga hanging out with IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain last night (Sunday, April 17) backstage at the MAIDEN concert in Tampa, Florida can be seen below. She posted the picture on her Twitter profile with a caption that simply said "Sexy Beast. 666." Lady Gaga is recently appeared in ...

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REVOLVER GOLDEN GODS 2011 Complete Details Announced

America's only hard-rock and heavy-metal award show is back for 2011! The third annual Revolver Golden Gods awards show presented by Epiphone will take place Wednesday, April 20, at Club Nokia in Downtown Los Angeles. The event will be televised on VH1 Classic on May 28. Tickets go on sale today Thursday, February 24, via ...

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STEELWING Parts Ways With Bassist, Seeks Replacement

Bassist Skürk has left Swedish metallers STEELWING "due to life priorities that do not include any more extensive touring." The remaining members of the band state, "We support his decision, remain the best of friends and could never thank him enough for his dedicated service to the band." STEELWING adds, "Thus, we begin the search ...

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STEELWING To Support ACCEPT On European Tour

Swedish metallers STEELWING will support reformed heaby metal legends ACCEPT on their European tour in early 2011. Commented STEELWING: "There's IRON MAIDEN, there's JUDAS PRIEST and then there's ACCEPT. They have always been one of our favorite bands and biggest influences, so to be able to go on tour with them is not only a ...

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TONY IOMMI Continuing To Write New Material

BLACK SABBATH/HEAVEN & HELL guitarist Tony Iommi recently revealed to U.K.'s Metal Hammer magazine that he has begun work on new material with the hopes of launching the "next phase" of his career alongside longtime SABBATH and HEAVEN & HELL bandmate/bassist Geezer Butler. Iommi has since issued the following update via his official web site: ...

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