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Former VIXEN Drummer Schedules NAMM Signing Session

Former VIXEN drummer Roxy Petrucci will take part in a signing session at this year's NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) show, which is being held January 15-18 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. She will be at the Zildjian booth on Saturday, January 17 at 3:00 p.m. Important: The NAMM show is ...

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GODSIZED To Release 'Brothers In Arms' EP

London, U.K.-based hard rock band GODSIZED will release new five-song EP, entitled "Brothers in Arms", on December 19 via the group's official web site. The CD was produced by former KILL II THIS guitarist Mark Mynett and is currently being mastered in Los Angeles by Brian Gardner (LAMB OF GOD, ALTER BRIDGE, AVENGED ...

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GUITAR WORLD Picks 'Top 20 Hottest Women Guitarists'

GuitarWorld.com has just published its picks for the "Top 20 Hottest Women Guitarists." As if this idea wasn't ridiculous enough, Guitar World's panel of experts decided to disregard musical skill and technique entirely in lieu of judging these players strictly on their aesthetic merits. The gallery of winners includes photos of such players as DRAIN ...

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VIXEN Semi-Reunion 'Easier Said Than Done'

Former VIXEN drummer Roxy Petrucci, who announced in May 2008 that she was going to collaborate with fellow original VIXEN members Janet Gardner (vocals/guitar) and Share Pedersen (bass) on some new music, has issued the following update: "It was great to reconnect with Janet and Share again and catch up on our lives. Recording together ...

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Drummer JOHN MACALUSO Schedules East Coast Clinics

Drummer John Macaluso (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, JAMES LABRIE, TNT, ARK, RIOT, UNION RADIO) is currently booking a drum clinic tour of the U.S. East Coast. Macaluso intends to promote his recently released solo album, "The Radio Waves Goodbye", as well as his drum instructional book "Repercussions". The tour will begin with two October dates in New ...

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VIXEN: 'Give Me Away' Video Posted Online

"Give Me Away", the new video from long-running female hard rockers VIXEN, can be viewed below. The song comes off the band's latest studio album, "Live & Learn", which was released in the U.S. on January 30, 2007. "Live & Learn" is VIXEN's first studio recording to feature founding VIXEN member and guitarist Jan Kuehnemund ...

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SATYRICON To Support CRADLE OF FILTH In North America

Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON recently entered the studio to begin recording their new album for a November 3 release via Roadrunner Records. The CD is being recorded in part at Sound City studios in Van Nuys, California, where METALLICA recently recorded its forthcoming LP. Commented SATYRICON: "The last week and a half has been very ...

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BLOOD CORPS Signs With DARK HARVEST RECORDS

Virginia's newest "pure metal" band BLOOD CORPS has inked a deal with Dark Harvest Records. The group's new EP is scheduled for release later in the year. BLOOD CORPS is: Vocals - Nina Osegueda Drums - Eric "Fester" Gardner Bass - Paul "Skittles" Atkins Lead/Rhythm Guitars - Brandon Mackert Keyboards - Ashley N. Smith Lead/Rhythm ...

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PEARL JAM Backs BARACK

The Pulse of Radio reports that PEARL JAM members Stone Gossard, Jeff Ament, Mike McCready and Matt Cameron have posted a song called "Rock Around Barack" at their official web site, PearlJam.com. The track supporting Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama is a reworking of the '50s classic "Rock Around The Clock". According to Billboard.com, Cameron ...

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DEATH ANGEL, FORBIDDEN Announce Second San Francisco Date

Bay Area metal veterans DEATH ANGEL and FORBIDDEN have added a second show at Slim's in San Francisco, California. The two groups will now play the venue on Thursday, February 28 — one day before the previously announced Slim's date, which has now apparently officially sold out. Tickets for the new concert go on sale ...

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DEATH ANGEL: New Album Track Listing Revealed

DEATH ANGEL guitarist Rob Cavestany has issued the following update: "Our new recording is done! 'Killing Season' was mixed at Studio 606 by Nick Raskulinecz and mastered at Bernie Grundman Mastering by none other than Brian 'Big Bass' Gardner. It is slated for release on February 26 in the U.S. and February 29 in the ...

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VIXEN Guitarist Addresses Rumors Behind Band's Split

"The Classic Metal Show" recently pressed sole remaining original VIXEN member, guitarist Jan Kuehnemund, to address the "real" reason the band split up while on the road. According to unconfirmed reports, the tour ended when an altercation broke out between members of the VIXEN camp, leaving the group's frontwoman Janet Gardner knocked to the floor ...

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GENE SIMMONS, PAUL STANLEY Talk About Comic Books

News broke this morning of the creation of the Kiss Comics Group and its inaugural title, "Kiss 4K". A joint venture between Platinum Studios and the hugely popular, multi-platinum American rock band KISS, the new title will be the first KISS comic ever produced in concert with the band themselves. Platinum will debut the "Kiss ...

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VIXEN: 'Live & Learn' To Receive U.S. Release This Month

Demolition Records will release VIXEN's new studio album, "Live & Learn", in the U.S. on January 30. "Live & Learn" is VIXEN's first studio recording to feature founding VIXEN member and guitarist Jan Kuehnemund since 1990's "Rev It Up". Kuehnemund reformed VIXEN in 2001 for the Voices of Metal tour with a lineup that had ...

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NIKKI SIXX Checks In From Aspen

MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx has posted the following message in his online diary: "Spent the last few days here in Aspen [Colorado] relaxing and hanging out. Aspen Peak magazine threw us [Royal Underground, Nikki's clothing line with former St. John CEO Kelly Gray] a really cool event at Tomorrow's Laundry, which is the sister ...

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Ex-MEGADETH Guitarist MARTY FRIEDMAN To Tour Europe In April

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman's official web site has been updated with the following message: "As TV Tokyo's weekly 'Rock Fujiyama' [program featuring Marty] continues to score high in the ratings, Marty has now become a regular on Japan's NHK network as well. Aside from often appearing on 'Pop Jam', 'Eigo De Shabera Night', and ...

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DAVE NAVARRO Dismisses Rumors Of SUPERNOVA 'Conspiracy'

"Rock Star: Supernova" co-host Dave Navarro has dismissed rumors that the winner of the reality talent competition has already been selected. Several online sources reported earlier today that veteran Hollywood gossip columnist Janet Charlton has revealed the winner's name on her web site. Although the show is live and the winner won't be officially announced ...

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MONGREL To Release Full-Length Debut This Month

New England-based punk/rock/metal band MONGREL will release their first full-length album, "Fear, Lies, & Propaganda", on July 7. The release of "Fear, Lies, & Propaganda" is just the latest step in what has already been a great year for the band. Back in February the band released "Refuse", a four-song EP, which garnered them radio ...

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