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STARRING JANET LEIGH Announces Final Tour

Canadian metal outfit STARRING JANET LEIGH has announced its plans to disband. A final tour of the group's homeland, dubbed "Lastt Call Tour", will take place in January. The dates are as follows: Jan. 06 - Hamilton, ON @ Absinthe Jan. 07 - Guelph, ON @ Van Gogh's Ear Jan. 08 - Windsor, ON @ ...

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EFFECTIONHATE Re-Imagines MINISTRY's 'Psalm 69'

EFFECTIONHATE, the experimental music project led by multi-instrumentalist Shannon Gardner-Gausten, has just released its first commercially available song, "Fifteen (Psalm 69 Mix)". A complete re-working of MINISTRY's classic track "Psalm 69", "Fifteen (Psalm 69 Mix)" is available for download at iTunes. Using bass stems and samples from the original "Psalm 69" track authorized ...

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Ex-MEGADETH Guitarist JEFF YOUNG Films Video For AEROSMITH Cover

SOULS ON 11, the new project featuring former MEGADETH guitarist Jeff Young and one of America's true organic voices, Schascle "Twinkle" Yochim, recently shot a video for its cover version of the AEROSMITH song "Seasons Of Wither" (from the 1974 "Get Your Wings" LP). The clip, which will premiere next month, was directed and edited ...

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NIGHTWISH Singer Finalizing Solo Album Deal

NIGHTWISH singer Anette Olzon has revealed via her official blog that she is "in the process of signing with a record label" for her upcoming solo album, which she hopes to release in May 2011. Olzon worked on material for her solo CD last year with Swedish producers Stefan Örn and Johan Glössner. The album ...

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LORDI: 'Babez For Breakfast' First-Week Sales Revealed

"Babez For Breakfast", the fifth studio album from Finnish heavy metal monsters LORDI, sold around 1,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 43 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those ...

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EXTREME Guitarist Talks Gear, Performing With RIHANNA (Video)

Guitar Edge's Elliott Politte recently conducted an interview with EXTREME/RIHANNA guitarist Nuno Bettencourt in Chicago, Illinois. Nuno showed Politte his stage rig and talked about performing with Rihanna. Watch the chat below. The unexpected combination of the Grammy Award-winning R&B artist Rihanna and Bettencourt has in fact become what Nuno says "a great opportunity to ...

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LORDI: 'This Is Heavy Metal' Video Released

"This Is Heavy Metal", the new video from Finnish heavy metal monsters LORDI, can be viewed below. A higher-quality version of the clip is available at Metal-Hammer.de. "This Is Heavy Metal", the first single from LORDI's upcoming fifth studio album, "Babez For Breakfast", is available for just .69¢ through all digital providers, including ...

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VULTURE INDUSTRIES: New Album Details Revealed

Dark Essence Records has set an October 4 European release date (September 13 in Norway) for "The Malefactor's Bloody Register", the sophomore album from Norwegian progressive extreme metallers VULTURE INDUSTRIES. The follow-up to 2007's "The Dystopia Journals" was recorded at Conclave & Earshot Studios by Bjørnar Nilsen, who is also the band's frontman and was ...

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LORDI Mainman Discusses 'This Is Heavy Metal' Single

Finnish heavy metal monsters LORDI have just released the first single from their upcoming fifth studio album, "Babez For Breakfast". "This Is Heavy Metal" is available for just .69¢ through all digital providers, including The Omega Order, and features cover art created by LORDI mainman Mr. Lordi. "I wanted to paint a picture which at ...

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LORDI: New Masks Unveiled

With every new LORDI album comes a brand new look for the Finnish heavy metal monsters and now with the imminent arrival of the band's fifth studio album, "Babez For Breakfast", LORDI has new masks to reveal. This time their costumes, as well as the music on the new album, have a hint of the ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Fitted With New Hearing Aids

According to the Pioneer Press, Ozzy Osbourne was fitted with new hearing aids by Bill Austin, husband of Starkey Hearing Foundation chairwoman Tani Austin, prior to the Foundation's 10th annual gala Sunday (July 25) in St. Paul, Minnesota. "Bill is a very generous man," said Osbourne, who attended the Starkey gala for the ...

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BILL AUCOIN On 'Lance Hefts Inspiration'; Video Available

A clip from last month's episode of the PBS show "Lance Hefts Inspiration" featuring legendary rock manager Bill Aucoin can be viewed below. Aucoin, who discovered KISS in 1973, died on Monday (June 28) of surgical complications from prostate cancer. Aucoin, who was a former TV cinematographer shepherded the band into makeup, helped develop their ...

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Former KISS Manager BILL AUCOIN Dead At 66

William Aucoin, beloved record industry executive, manager, entrepreneur, and creative visionary, passed away this morning, Monday, June 28 at 9:11 a.. EST at the Aventura Hospital and Medical Center in Aventura, Florida. Born December 29, 1943, Bill was battling prostate cancer, and passed away from surgical complications. The man known for masterminding the career of ...

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LORDI: New Album Title, Release Date Announced

Finnish hard rock monsters LORDI will release their highly anticipated fifth studio album on September 14, 2010 in the U.S. on The End Records. The new album is titled "Babez For Breakfast" and will be made available simultaneously in Europe, Japan and the USA. The first single, "This Is Heavy Metal", will be released on ...

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EXTREME Guitarist Performs With RIHANNA On 'American Idol'

Grammy Award-winning R&B artist Rihanna performed her new single — "Rockstar 101" — on last night's (Wednesday, April 7) episode of"American Idol" backed by a powerhouse rock band, featuring EXTREME guitarist Nuno Bettencourt. Watch video footage of her appearance below. The unexpected combination of Rihanna and Bettencourt has in fact become what Nuno says "a ...

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EXXPLORER Parts Ways With Guitarist, Announces Replacement

Guitarist Ed LaVolpe has left reactivated New Jersey metallers EXXPLORER and has been replaced by original "Symphonies of Steel" (1985) axeman Kevin Kennedy. The lineup continues otherwise unchanged, with Lennie Rizzo on vocals, Mike Sakowski on drums, Jay McCaffery on bass, and Kevin Kennedy and Fred Gorhau on guitars. EXXPLORER is currently writing and recording ...

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NIGHTWISH Singer Pregnant

NIGHTWISH singer Anette Olzon has issued the following update via her official blog: "I have held a little secret for you all for some time now, but today I feel I want to share it with you all. "As you all know, I am very private and don't want to share to much ...

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