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VICIOUS RUMORS To Record New Album In The Summer

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area melodic metallers VICIOUS RUMORS have written over a dozen new songs and are planning to enter the studio in July and September to record for their next album, tentatively due in late 2003. In other news, VICIOUS RUMORS have been asked to return to Italy for a short tour this ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE: EMI Reissues Postponed (Again)

QUEENSRŸCHE's "Queensrÿche", "The Warning", "Rage For Order" and "Operation: Mindcrime" releases — originally scheduled to be reissued on April 8 — will now not surface through EMI Records until May 6. Meanwhile, reissues of "Empire", "Promised Land" and "Hear In The Now Frontier" are not expected until May 10. No reason was given for the ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE: First Wave Of Reissues Pushed Back

QUEENSRŸCHE's "Queensrÿche", "The Warning", "Rage For Order" and "Operation: Mindcrime" releases — originally scheduled to be reissued on April 8 — will now not surface through EMI Records until April 22. No reason was given for the delay. Each of the records has been repackaged with bonus tracks, unreleased photos, memorabilia and liner notes by ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE's GEOFF TATE: U.S. Tour To Commence In July

QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate has posted the following update to the forum section of his official web site (www.geofftate.com): "Hey everybody, I've had my head buried in the QUEENSRŸCHE project for the last few months and haven't posted and I'm reminded that every time I don't speak up, rumors begin to fly. So here is ...

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ROY Z Speaks Out On Working With HALFORD, BRUCE DICKINSON

In a recent interview with Dinosaur Rock Guitar, producer extraordinaire Roy Z (HALFORD, BRUCE DICKINSON, HELLOWEEN) explained his recording approach while working with some of the most respected and celebrated heavy rock artists of the last few decades. "Well, [working with] Bruce [Dickinson] was different from [working with] Rob [Halford]," he said. "They both run ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Reissues On The Way

Two decades after QUEENSRŸCHE released their self-titled 12-inch debut EP, EMI Records is celebrating the band's career by reissuing the disc and the six critically acclaimed albums that followed: "The Warning", "Rage For Order", "Operation: Mindcrime", "Empire", "Promised Land" and "Hear In The Now Frontier". Each of the seven QUEENSRŸCHE records has been repackaged with ...

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EXODUS' GARY HOLT: Nothing Will Stop Us

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS are forging ahead despite the departure this week of frontman Steve "Zetro" Souza. The band, who completed a short European tour in December, made a decision to fire Souza when it became apparent that he had no intention of touring extensively with the group, a prospect that didn't ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE's TATE: 'Longtime Fans Will Be Delighted' With New Album

In a December 2002 interview with www.alaskathismonth.com, QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate revealed that the group's as-yet-untitled new studio album "is coming along wonderfully. The songs are really taking shape and I think long time QUEENSRŸCHE fans will be surprised and delighted." As previously reported, QUEENSRŸCHE's new album is tentatively scheduled to be released on Apr. ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE's GEOFF TATE: We Are Feeling Rejuvenated

QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate says that the band is feeling "rejuvenated" following an extended break that allowed him to release and tour to promote his self-titled solo debut last year. "It's good to step back and look at what you do in a more objective way so you can appreciate what it is you have," ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Frontman To Sing National Anthem

QUEENSRŸCHE frontman GEOFF TATE will be singing the national anthem at the Seahawks game on Sunday, September 15th in Seattle, Washington. The game, versus Arizona, will be televised locally on Fox and nationwide on DirecTV's NFL Sunday Ticket. Kickoff is at 1:00 PM PT. ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE, IRON MAIDEN, TESTAMENT Vocalists Among Frontmen Spotlighted In Singer Book

QUEENSRŸCHE's Geoff Tate, IRON MAIDEN's Bruce Dickinson, TESTAMENT's Chuck Billy and JUDAS PRIEST's Tim "Ripper" Owens are some of the vocalists featured in the new book entitled Pro Secrets Of Heavy Rock Singing, which is being described in an official press release as "the first instructional singing book to address exclusively rock singing in the ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE's GEOFF TATE: 'I Was Never A Metalhead'

QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate has admitted in a recent interview that he was never into metal music and he cited ULTRAVOX and THOMPSON TWINS as two of his primary influences during the band's formative years — a far cry from the traditional metal movement that QUEENSRŸCHE was instrumental in launching in the years that followed. ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Speak Out On New Album, Dysfunctional Relationships

QUEENSRŸCHE drummer Scott Rockenfield has been busy working on the group's forthcoming studio CD with bandmates Michael Wilton (guitar) and Eddie Jackson (bass) and "everything is going very well," according to a posting from Rockenfield on his official web site. "Michael, Eddie and myself have been working extremely hard, and things are sounding great!!!! [Vocalist] ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Frontman Gets His Sax Back

QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate appears to have gotten his saxophone back. Says Tate: "My faith in humanity has been restored! While in New Orleans we received a phone call from an unidentified person who had my horn and wanted to send it back. I am playing my sax in the shows again. I am very ...

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WESTWORLD's "Skin" Debuts Stronger Than Expected

New York's WESTWORLD, featuring TNT frontman Tony Harnell and RIOT guitarist Mark Reale, had their sophomore effort, Skin, debut at college and commercial radio last week to an unexpected flood of support, coming in at #3 on FMQB and Top 10 in Album Network. Says Harnell: "It's great to be back. I'm very proud of ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Frontman To Partake In AOL Chat

QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate will be participating in a live Q&A chat on America Online to promote his recently-released, self-titled solo debut. The chat will take place on Monday, July 8th at 9:00 PM ET at America Online Keyword: Rock Chat. Non-AOL subscribers may participate by downloading the free trial access software located at www.aol.com. ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE's GEOFF TATE: "We Talk Through Business Managers And Lawyers Now"

The remaining members of QUEENSRŸCHE—frontman Geoff Tate, guitarist Michael Wilton, bassist Eddie Jackson, and drummer Scott Rockenfield—do all their talking through "business managers and lawyers now," Tate revealed in an interview with Cleveland, Ohio's WMMS 100.7 FM this past Sunday, June 30th. "Every band has its own way of functioning," continued the singer. ...

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GEOFF TATE: Seattle Set List Revealed

QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate performed the following tracks during his live appearance at the EMP (Experience Music Project) in Seattle on Saturday, June 22nd: 01. The Killing Words 02. Gonna Get Close To You 03. Spool 04. Forever 05. Helpless 06. Lady Jane 07. Out Of Mind 08. Over Me 09. Passenger 10. Real World ...

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