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QUEENSRŸCHE 'Rockumentary' To Air On METAL EXPRESS RADIO

Norway's Metal Express Radio recently conducted an in-depth interview with QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate about the group's history. Geoff discusses everything from the genesis of the band, the motivations behind each studio album, the departure(s) of Chris DeGarmo, QUEENSRŸCHE's future, and provides insights into the much-anticipated "Operation: Mindcrime II" album. To listen to this 45-minute, ...

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Awaken the Guardian (reissue) - FATES WARNING

While their eternal doppelgangers QUEENSRŸCHE did more to popularize "thinking man's metal", and onetime disciples DREAM THEATER turned prog-metal into a cottage industry, FATES WARNING are no less deserving of their place in progressive metal history. Their 1986 set, "Awaken the Guardian", hit a pinnacle of classic metal with a slightly technical bent and the ...

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ASIA Part Ways With Ex-AC/DC Drummer, Announce Replacement

Hot off their successful world tour in support of their fan and critically acclaimed album "Silent Nation", ASIA have parted amicably with drummer Chris Slade (THE FIRM, AC/DC). Replacing Slade in the group's lineup is Jay Schellen (BADFINGER, HURRICANE). "Jay was always our first choice as a replacement drummer for ASIA," vocalist John Payne revealed. ...

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CRIMSONFIRE Sign With MAJESTIC ROCK RECORDS

Majestic Rock Records has announced the signing of Australian progressive power metal sensations CRIMSONFIRE for the release of the band's stunning self-titled debut album this autumn. "CRIMSONFIRE are a major step forward for the progressive metal genre," says Majestic Rock A&R director Geoff Gillespie. "The band show a maturity beyond their years and their debut ...

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Former CRIMSON GLORY Singer WADE BLACK Joins LEATHERWOLF

Legendary Southern California metal stalwarts LEATHERWOLF have announced the addition of vocalist Wade Black (ex-CRIMSON GLORY, SEVEN WITCHES) to the group's ranks. Black is set to make his debut on the group's forthcoming studio album, currently in production and due out in 2006. Black joins core members Dean Roberts (drums), Geoff Gayer (guitar), Carey Howe ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Comment On RHINO Signing, Upcoming Album

Rhino Entertainment has announced the signing of progressive metal band QUEENSRŸCHE. The band is working on "Operation: Mindcrime II" — the sequel to their platinum 1988 concept album, "Operation: Mindcrime" — for release on Rhino early in 2006. The announcement was made by Rhino Entertainment President Scott Pascucci. "We are excited to be working with ...

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GENE SIMMONS Talks About KISSWORLD's Demise

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons has spoken to Geoff Boucher of The Los Angeles Times about the demise of KissWorld, a gleaming, 10,000-square-foot building in Melbourne, Australia which was originally envisioned as a place where fans could sit in a mini-theater and watch concert footage of the band belting out arena hits like "Rock 'n' Roll ...

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ROUGH SILK Frontman To Guest On New DESTRUCTION Album

Singer Ferdy Doernberg of the German epic/melodic metallers ROUGH SILK has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "I'll appear on the new CD by the German thrash legends DESTRUCTION playing a slide-guitar solo on an all-star-song ('The Alliance of the Hellhoundz') featuring besides Schmier, Mike and Marc from DESTRUCTION, among others, ...

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METALLICA Frontman Attends SANDRA BULLOCK's Wedding

METALLICA frontman James Hetfield attended the wedding of actress Sandra Bullock and mechanic and reality TV star Jesse James on Saturday (July 16) at a ranch near Santa Barbara, according to "Entertainment Tonight" and Us Weekly magazine. It's the first marriage for "Miss Congeniality" star Bullock, who had been engaged to actor Tate Donovan, according ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Singer: 'Mindcrime II' Will Be Musically Light Years Away From Original

QUEENSRŸCHE vocalist Geoff Tate recently spoke to The Patriot-News about the group's forthcoming CD, the next chapter to the 1988 ground-breaking concept album, "Operation: Mindcrime", tentatively titled "Operation: Mindcrime II". Several excerpts from the interview follow: On the "Mindcrime"'s biting commentaries about quasi-pious religious figures and power-hungry politicians being even more meaningful now ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Singer Says 'Operation: Mindcrime II' Is 'A Very Long Record'

QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate recently spoke to the Hershey Chronicle about the group's tour with JUDAS PRIEST and the progress of the recording sessions for the new QUEENSRŸCHE album, the next chapter to the 1988 ground-breaking concept album, "Operation: Mindcrime", tentatively titled "Operation: Mindcrime II". Several excerpts from the interview follow: On reasons ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Kick Off U.S. Tour: Setlist Revealed

JUDAS PRIEST kicked off the North American leg of their world tour on Monday (May 30) at the Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. The group's setlist was as follows: 01. Hellion/Electric Eye 02. Metal Gods 03. Riding on the Wind 04. Touch of Evil 05. Judas Rising 06. Revolution 07. Breaking the Law ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE's GEOFF TATE: 'The Door Is Officially Closed' On CHRIS DEGARMO's Return To Band

On the eve of QUEENSRŸCHE's U.S. tour in support of JUDAS PRIEST, vocalist Geoff Tate called into "The Classic Metal Show" to discuss the tour and the progress of the recording sessions for the new QUEENSRŸCHE album, the next chapter to the 1988 ground-breaking concept album, "Operation: Mindcrime", tentatively titled "Operation: Mindcrime II", among other ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Singer To Guest On Cleveland's 'The Metal Show'

QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate will be the special, in-studio guest of "The Metal Show" on Sunday night (May 29) at 10:00 p.m. EST on 92.3 FM WXTM in Cleveland, Ohio. Tate will be choosing all the music, telling road stories, talking about the band's upcoming "Operation: Mindcrime II" release, and discussing their tour with JUDAS ...

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VICIOUS RUMORS Added To TESTAMENT-Headlined Benefit Concert

Veteran Bay Area metallers VICIOUS RUMORS have been added to the upcoming benefit concert on July 9, 2005 at The Pound in San Francisco. Proceeds from the show — which will be headlined by TESTAMENT — will aid in the financial recovery for families dealing with life-altering medical diagnosis. Among the families that will benefit ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Frontman Discusses 'Operation: Mindcrime II': Audio Available

QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate was recently interviewed on Spokane's Rock 94.5. Tate spoke extensively about about the new QUEENSRŸCHE album, the next chapter to the 1988 ground-breaking concept album, "Operation: Mindcrime", tentatively titled "Operation: Mindcrime II". Download an MP3 of the interview at this location (5.3 MB). As previously reported, QUEENSRŸCHE have tapped ...

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New QUEENSRŸCHE Producer Says Fans Will Be Divided About 'Operation: Mindcrime II'

SNAKE RIVER CONSPIRACY mainman Jason Slater recently spoke to The Breakdown Room about his production work on the new QUEENSRŸCHE album, the next chapter to the 1988 ground-breaking concept album, "Operation: Mindcrime", tentatively titled "Operation: Mindcrime II". Slater's relationship with QUEENSRŸCHE began on the road early last year when the band was supporting ...

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Drama of the Ages - JACOB'S DREAM

Here's one for the dyed-in-the-wool classic metal fans who expect melody, a vocalist with range, involved arrangements, and plenty of guitar solos. At 71 minutes, JACOB'S DREAM feed you a meal o' metal that'll bust a gut on "Drama of the Ages", the Columbus, Ohio band's third full-length release. More proggy than the average melodic ...

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TIGERTAILZ: 'Bezerk' And 'Banzai' Reissues Detailed

TIGERTAILZ, the Welsh band that would prove to be Britain's only real serious contenders in the '80s glam rock stakes, will reissue their classic "Bezerk" and "Banzai" albums on May 23 via Sanctuary Records. Both albums have been re-mastered in Sanctuary Studios and "sound fantastic," according to a posting on the band's web site. "Also, ...

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JUDAS PRIEST/QUEENSRŸCHE Tour To Last Eight Weeks, Cover Outdoor Arenas

QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate revealed during an appearance on last night's "Rockline" nationally syndicated radio show that the group's upcoming tour with JUDAS PRIEST will last eight weeks and will cover mostly outdoor arenas. As BLABBERMOUTH.NET reported earlier today, a source at Epic Records told Launch Radio Networks that the PRIEST/QUEENSRŸCHE North American tour will ...

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